Nixeus is announcing the addition of a 27" 4K monitor to their EDG series at CES 2020. The NX-EDG274K gaming monitor sports a 3840x2160 panel, a 144 Hz maximum refresh rate, and AMD’s FreeSync dynamic refresh rate technology. It comes with two DisplayPort 1.4 connections with VESA Display Stream Compression Technology in order to support the massive bandwidth required for driving 4K resolution at 144 Hz. The monitor allows users to adjust the adaptive over-drive and anti-ghosting FreeSync settings with OSD settings. 128 distinct levels are available for users to have fine-grained control.

The Nixeus NX-EDG34 display builds upon a AHVA panel with a 3840×2160 resolution, and is capable of reaching 350 nits typical brightness (up to 400 nits in HDR mode), a 1000:1 contrast 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.

In addition to the two DisplayPort 1.4 connections, the monitor also comes with two HDMI 2.0 connections capable of driving 3840x2160 at 60 Hz. The monitor also comes with stereo speakers and a 3.5mm audio output jack. The monitor is expected to go on sale later this quarter. Pricing is yet to be made public.

Nixeus NX-EDG274K
Panel 27" AHVA
Native Resolution 3840 × 2160
Brightness 350 cd/m² typical
400 cd/m² HDR
Contrast 1000:1
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
Pixel Pitch 0.156 mm
Pixel Density 163 ppi
Anti-Glare Coating Yes
Inputs 2 × DisplayPort 1.4
2 × HDMI 2.0
USB Hub No
Stand NX-EDG274K: height and tilt adjustable
100x100 VESA mount
Audio Stereo speakers
headphone output
Launch Price TBD

Based on the specifications, the closest match for a monitor already in the market is the Acer Nitro XV273K. Given that Nixeus prices their offerings very competitively, we expect the street price of the NX-EDG274K to be lower than the $810 that the Acer Nitro XV273K is being sold for.

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  • Valantar - Monday, January 6, 2020 - link

    What does "FreeSync-certified" mean? I thought FS was an open standard available to anyone? Isn't certification limited to FreeSync 2?
  • CharonPDX - Monday, January 6, 2020 - link

    The original technical standard "FreeSync" is open, but companies can pay a little to have it tested to achieve "certification." Many standards are that way - you can implement the technology, but if you want the logo, you have to pay for it.

    Without paying for certification, you can declare you are "VESA Adaptive-Sync" compliant, but that's it.

    And FreeSync 2 *isn't* open the way FreeSync (1) is. FreeSync 2 is the new standard that supports HDR.
  • handgelina - Monday, January 6, 2020 - link

    From what I have gathered, if monitors are Free-Sync Certified your monitors are certified and tested to be compatible with AMD graphic cards. Bugs/Fixes/Updates on AMD graphic cards will work in conjunction with the certified monitors. I believe a lot of Korean and lesser-known branded monitors fall in this spectrum of "VESA Adaptive-Sync" monitors.
  • Slash3 - Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - link

    AMD just earlier today restructured the Freesync hierarchy, adding to the confusion.
  • Spunjji - Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - link

    I groaned at first, but TBH it's a little better than what we had before. It was confusing that FreeSync and FreeSync 2 were concurrent standards.

    At least now there will be some clarity between the basic junk you get with 60-75Hz FreeSync, high refresh rate FreeSync Premium, and the HDR bells-and-whistle Premium Pro.

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