We briefly covered the launch of the Nixeus NX-VUE24A FreeSync monitor as part of our write-up on AMD's FreeSync demonstrations at Computex 2015. Nixeus today sent news that the monitor is available for pre-order and set to ship as early as next week.

As a recap, the Nixeus NX-VUE24A is a 24" 1080p AMD FreeSync certified monitors with a minimum supported refresh rate of 30 Hz. The features of the NX-VUE24A include:

  • 24" 1920 x 1080 TN panel
  • Adaptive sync with refresh rates between 30 - 144 Hz
  • 1ms response time
  • DP 1.2a, HDMI, DL-DVI and VGA inputs
  • Articulating stand for height adjustment (with tilt, pivot and swivel capabilities)
  • 3-year warranty

AMD-certified FreeSync monitors come with a wide range of specifications and prices. Wikipedia has a list. Selected FreeSync models of relevance here (24" and 1080p resolution) include:

  • The 24" 1920 x 1080 AOC G2460PF with a supposed refresh rate range of 30-160 Hz (availability outside Europe and pricing details are not known yet, and it appears that the maximum static refresh rate is only 144 Hz)
  • The 24" 1920 x 1080 Samsung S24E370DL with a maximum refresh rate of 60 Hz (not yet available for sale in US, but a eBay listing puts a $400 price tag on it)

It appears that the Nixeus NX-VUE24A is the only 1920 x 1080 monitor currently available for purchase that comes with 30-144 Hz refresh rate support.

With a MSRP of $350 (and street price of around $330), the monitor seems to be priced right compared to other FreeSync monitors with similar feature sets. Pre-orders are being accepted at a number of e-tailers including Newegg, Amazon, and CouchPotato. CouchPotato seems to be offering free shipping and a new customer discount of 10%, while Newegg is charging $5 for shippping. Amazon seems to be selling at MSRP right now with free shipping.

Source: Nixeus

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  • BurntMyBacon - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link

    Just because you can't respond to it doesn't mean you can't see it. More importantly, running at a constant 10fps would be the same as adding 100ms on top of any lag you already have. Not a valid comparison. Reply
  • BurntMyBacon - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link

    Good example. Even if you can't respond to impulse stimuli in less than 100ms, you do adjust to a continuous stimuli.

    Nyquist–Shannon sampling theorem establishes that the sample rate (Nyquist rate) for a discrete sequence to capture all the information in a continuous signal be twice the bandwidth of a bandwidth limited function.

    If we establish the bandwidth limit at 10Hz (100ms response), then we would need AT LEAST 20Hz (50ms response) to satisfy this condition.
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  • althaz - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link

    That would make sense, except that:
    a) A lot of top gamers can purposefully respond to stimuli in the 100-200ms range, which is also roughly the best-case scenario for IPS
    b) input lag is how much worse than ideal things are - not the total time somebody has to react, faster is ALWAYS better, even it it's only 20-30ms. My reaction time isn't particularly fast (I'm no longer a serious gamer), but I can notice if input lag is too great (over 200ms)
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  • BurntMyBacon - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link

    For an example of how IPS can compare to TN, see the lag section:
    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/acer_xb270hu.h...

    The ROG Swift monitor has more total lag. Comparing just the response times, this IPS panel still has response times that compare more evenly to TN panels that the typical IPS panel. IPS panels with high refresh rates and low response times can be done. They are simply less common (and more expensive) than their TN counterparts.

    Your point on the quality of TN is also valid, though they still don't have good viewing angles which make them (in my opinion) unsuitable for screens larger than 24" if you do any kind of editing. See Lagom.nl viewing angle test for my reasoning: http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/viewing_angle.php
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  • dragonsqrrl - Saturday, August 15, 2015 - link

    Only competitive gamers, professionals who need every competitive edge they can get, really need TN now. I mean, it's not 2005 anymore. The gap in response times isn't nearly as noticeable as it used to be. I strongly believe the majority of gamers out there would be better served by a variable refresh IPS, particularly those that play RPG's or value visual fidelity over twitch gaming. Reply
  • know of fence - Saturday, August 15, 2015 - link

    TN panels can offer the clearest moving picture, which pretty much makes them best in IQ. Isn't clarity (the opposite of blur, doublevision and ghosting) after all much more important than the old bellyache of narrow viewing anlges and "missing colors". Reply
  • BurntMyBacon - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link

    Counter Example (see lag section):
    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/acer_xb270hu.h...

    This has been out since February. IPS most certainly can be done fast. The ROG Swift monitor has more total lag even if it is due to signal processing. Comparing just the response times, you still come out with more than respectable times. Extide is qualitatively correct, IPS panels with high refresh rates (and low response times I'll add) are simply less common (and more expensive) than their TN counterparts.
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  • Flunk - Friday, August 14, 2015 - link

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/9393/samsung-launche...

    The smaller of these two is PLS, which while not IPS is at least similar.
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  • ganeshts - Friday, August 14, 2015 - link

    Yes, but the issue for gamers is that it is capped at 60 Hz :) Reply
  • Flunk - Friday, August 14, 2015 - link

    Not all gamers are foaming at the mouth crazies who don't understand that higher frame rate doesn't always = more fluid. Reply

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