Ask and ye shall receive:
Since Nvidia handles all the board design for all the OEMs on the planet, for any and all panels they request, Nvidia is a bit overwhelmed at the moment. I was told yesterday that Nvidia only has so much "bandwidth" (person hours) for GSYNC design and those engineers are working their tails off trying to get all the boards done as soon as possible.
What does this mean for our requested panel design? We are not in process yet, but their engineers want to get ours out. However, the larger OEMs are first to be served, which makes sense since Overlord is very small compared to all the others. For now it seems only TN-related panels are being designed.
It is good news that Nvidia's engineers want to tackle our panel and OC PCBs - it is somewhat bad news that there isn't enough hours in the day to get everything done! I was told our panel will be designed, but not when. There also seems to be some discussion as to what extent the overclock on the panel would be set and how that all would work. That discussion is for a later time once the engineers take a look at our gerbers and decide how to best tackle GSYNC and our panel.
Overall, this means once the design is complete we would offer the same deal going for the ASUS 248 panel (and others that will be coming in the next 6 months with GSYNC) - a pre-done panel with GSYNC, a mod service, and a kit (that is the plan at this moment). Of course, all of this can change at any time since we are at the mercy of Nvidia and their schedule.
This is the cause for the delay. Nvidia has to hand tune every PCB (input and in some cases the timing controller) to match the panel every OEM wants to use.
Again, we are hoping to have something within the next few months to test, but aren't holding our breath. The goal is to have the new Gsync version available, with a mod service, and a standalone kit. How all this will work is still up in the air as it depends on PCB design, sizing, etc.
If it were as easy and simple with just a DP spec update to solve everything as some people here would like you to believe, there is no way in hell Overlord would be waiting on Nvidia's engineers. If they could, they would be doing it themselves. Straight from the horse's mouth.
Edited by Mand12 - 4/6/14 at 12:58pm