Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ
That's because this is a much different proprietary product. All your examples are quite irrational in comparison to this G-Sync feature. Selling Pizza's with improved taste? Who does that? Dominos? Does anyone believe them? No. They still will order from them because they are already satisfied with their products. Cars with better handling? Most of the time they are reviewed by tons of Car Magazines, and they usually state this in commercials. No need to test that out yourself - professionals are doing it. Fragrance? Well if you are out and about purchasing a new fragrance you will be able to smell it yourself. Same goes for deodorant.
Here's what you are misunderstanding. Most of consumer electronics, especially computer products. Are purchased online. Not that many people go to stores like Fry's, Microcenter, Best Buy. Most people order their stuff from online vendors. People are going to read what it does and basically say this sounds like a glorified V-Sync for $100-175 more. If they try to use videos to show what it does, most people are going to see what it does and say wow. This does and looks exactly like V-SYNC. Why is this any better? Besides the scientific explanation they attempted to give me. But, Visually it looks identical to V-Sync. So then that means they are going to need tons of reviewers to send the G-Sync monitors to, and realistically. They aren't going to just send a sample monitor to them and let them be. There is going to have to be some sort of unfair play going on. Because if three or more reviewers get it and say this isn't any better than V-Sync. nVidia isn't going to want that to happen. So even if reviewers get the monitors, they are more than likely going to be inclined to have nothing but good things to say about them. The only people that might be able say whatever they want about it, is independent reviewers not tied to a website with partnerships.
The difference between this is and GPU's is benchmarks don't lie. You can see the numbers. You cant see the numbers with this.
People will go to their favorite review sites, go to forums, ask friends who have already purchased the tech, or any other mean to sample the tech. You can't sell IPS through youtube, you can't sell 120 hz through youtube. They can try to cherry pick reviewers all they want, but people on forums, big tech companies, etc ARE going to get these monitors and review them. This is no different than most other tech, so I don't see why you are worried about it. If you aren't sold on it, don't buy it. I personally am interested, and if it works out as good as they say it is when I upgrade next I will probably be looking to get this tech.
This seems like a great tech for me. I like upgrading to semi-high level stuff, and holding on to it for as long as I can(as you can see by my GTX 570 that i've had for a few years). At this point in its life, a lot of games aren't being maxed out, and I'm doing what I can to get 60 fps out of them. Quite often they aren't as smooth as I would like. This would be great for me, even though I might not notice it as much when I first bought the tech it would only get better the longer I have it.