Nixeus this week took the wraps off its latest curved ultrawide NX-EDG34 gaming display, which blends together a large size, a WQHD resolution, a 144 Hz maximum refresh rate, and AMD’s FreeSync dynamic refresh rate technology. At present, only a few monitors can boast the same combination of features that the EDG34 has to offer, so it will be in a rather unique position when it becomes available.

The Nixeus NX-EDG34 display builds upon a curved VA panel with a 3440×1440 resolution, and is capable of reaching 350 nits typical brightness (400 nits in HDR mode), a 3000:1 contrast ratio, a 21:9 aspect ratio, 178°/178° viewing angles, and a 4 ms GtG response time. In terms of refresh rates, the monitor's maximum rate is 144 Hz, and in variable refresh mode it operates in a 48 Hz – 144 Hz range. The LCD can display 16.7 million colors and supports an HDR mode, which suggests a wider-than-sRGB color gamut.

Because the Nixeus NX-EDG34 is designed for gamers, it naturally features multiple inputs to connect a PC (or two) and a couple of game consoles, so it has two DisplayPorts 1.4 and two HDMI 2.0 ports. It is also equipped with a headphone jack.

From design standpoint, the Nixeus NX-EDG34 has very thin bezels on three sides as well as red LEDs on the backside to emphasize gaming nature of the device. Nixeus will offer two versions of its new monitor: the NX-EDG34S with a stand that can adjust tilt as well as the NX-EDG34 that can adjust both tilt and height.

Nixeus NX-EDG34 Displays
Panel 34" VA
Native Resolution 3440 × 1440
Brightness 350 cd/m² typical
400 cd/m² HDR
Contrast 3000:1
Maximum Refresh Rate 144 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate AMD FreeSync
48 Hz ~ 144 Hz
Response Time 4 ms GtG
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Curvature 1500R
Pixel Pitch 0.233 mm
Pixel Density 110 ppi
Anti-Glare Coating ?
Inputs 2 × DisplayPort
2 × HDMI 2.0
USB Hub No
Stand NX-EDG34: height and tilt adjustable
NX-EDG34S: tilt adjustable
75x75 VESA mount
Audio headphone output
Launch Price $500 ~ $550

Nixeus will start shipments of its NX-EDG34S display in late November or early December, depending on the retailer. At present, the monitor can be pre-ordered for $499.99 from Newegg or for $551.15 from Amazon.

As an aside, while 34-inch ultrawide WQHD displays are gaining traction, there are just a few gaming monitors from popular brands that feature a 3440×1440 resolution with high refresh rate (i.e., 100 and higher). In fact, the only product that has the same specs as the EDG 34 is Xiaomi’s Mi Surface Display that was introduced back in October, but that is only available in China (and we do not know if and when it will be sold in other countries). Another, similar monitor is MSI’s Optix MAG341CQ, that has just a 100 Hz refresh rate and is priced at $428.99. Finally, there is Dell’s latest Alienware 34 LCD with as an IPS panel and a 120 Hz refresh rate, but it is priced at a whopping $1499.99. All things considered, the Nixeus NX-EDG34 will be in a unique position in the US at least for a while before other makers adopt the same LCD panel.

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Source: Nixeus

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  • Awful - Friday, November 8, 2019 - link

    Can DisplayPort 1.4 support 4k @ 144hz without any compression/chroma subsampling?
  • p1esk - Friday, November 8, 2019 - link

    It can, but this one is not 4k, sadly.
  • eek2121 - Monday, November 11, 2019 - link

    It's not even 1440p. A proper dual 1440p monitor. A proper curved monitor should be 5120x1440 honestly.
  • thestryker - Friday, November 8, 2019 - link

    it cannot, I believe the maximum for display port at 4k with no compression is in the 90s or very low 100s.
  • willis936 - Saturday, November 9, 2019 - link

    Arithmetic! DP 1.3/1.4 go up to 32.4 Gb/s.

    1920x1080x4 (pixels) x
    24 (bits per pixel) x
    120 (frames per second) =
    23.9 Gb/s

    There’s even enough left over to go to HDR (10 bits per channel, 30 bits per pixel).
  • Awful - Sunday, November 10, 2019 - link

    That's great, but it's 144Hz not 120. Also DP1.3/4 has 32.40 Gbit/s of bandwidth but a data rate of 25.92 Gbit/s (due to 8b/10b encoding).

    1920x1080 * 24 * 144 = 28.7Gb/s

    Which is more than the 25.92 Gbit/s so it must be using compression or chroma subsampling.
  • Edge15 - Friday, November 8, 2019 - link

    No, it is not unique. LG had rolled out 34GK950F-B almost year ago. This one can be only seen as much cheaper attempt to mimic performance of LG. Many review sites place it above Asus, Dell or Samsung top dogs for a reason - LG uses best if available IPS panels with minimum tradeoffs.
  • crimsonson - Friday, November 8, 2019 - link

    The LG 5K is a mediocre monitor at best in terms of reliability. Nice looking but too risky.
  • Edge15 - Saturday, November 9, 2019 - link

    Those are not 5K, just UWHD. But I agree, like most of current 5K, it's a miss rather than a hit.
  • thestryker - Friday, November 8, 2019 - link

    The article says this is a VA panel... I don't believe any currently available 34" screen in north america uses VA. All of the ones using VA that I have seen are 35"

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