Post updated August 27th, 2018 at 04:40 pm
It looks like hardcore PC gamers and enthusiasts will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on gaming monitors that feature Nvidia BFGD (Big Format Gaming Display) standard. Folks from Hardware.info have talked to several manufacturers at GamesCom 2018, and found that their BFGD monitors now have a delayed release date: around Q1 2019.
For those who may remember, Nvidia’s BFGD were first announced at CES 2018 earlier this year (you can find more information on that here). Essentially, BFGD monitors are said to offer several enticing features such as HDR, high refresh rates, big display size, G-Sync, and “ultra” low latency. Sources have mentioned that the reasoning for the release delay is down to the lack of supported display ports. Like Nvidia’s recently announced RTX graphics cards, BFGD monitors will only support DisplayPort 1.4 ports.
And to make things even more worrying, sources have mentioned that Nvidia’s BFGD monitors will be smacked with eye-watering prices of anywhere from €4,000 (about RM19,052) up to €5,000 (around RM23,816); not even a gaming PC with decent specifications would cost that much.
Then again, it’s important to understand that these Nvidia BFGD monitors are aimed more towards PC gamers and enthusiasts with deep pockets. The rest of us will probably do just fine with decently priced gaming monitors.