Nvidia opens G-Sync DIY upgrade kit orders

January 17, 2014 | 10:07

Tags: #asus-vg248qe #geforce #g-sync #nvidia-g-sync

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Nvidia has begun selling a do-it-yourself kit to add G-Sync functionality to the Asus VG248QE monitor - but warns that the units will be available for a strictly limited time only.

Nvidia's G-Sync, unveiled in October last year, promises to do away with tearing, lag and stutter by giving the graphics card direct control over the monitor's refresh rate. The result, the company claimed, is a far smoother gaming experience - a fact which was borne out in our review, with the only disappointment being the poor-quality display panel in the Asus VG248QE.

Although we'd recommend waiting for a higher-quality G-Sync compatible display to hit the market before taking the plunge, those who are eager to get started with the technology now have the option to upgrade an existing standard Asus VG248QE monitor to include V-Sync technology. Priced at $199 plus shipping (around £122 excluding shipping and taxes), the kit adds G-Sync capability as an after-market upgrade to the monitor - but in doing so, naturally, voids the monitor's warranty with Nvidia refusing to match it with a warranty of its own. If it breaks, in other words, you're on your own.

The upgrade process is claimed to take around half an hour, with a full video walkthrough provided by Nvidia reproduced below. Those interested in picking up the kit can do so on the official website, although at present Nvidia is only shipping the units to the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands with no word as to when it will be made available in the UK.

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