No matter how good your PC gaming monitor is, it’s not as large or vibrant or capable as the insanely massive new “big-format gaming displays” from Nvidia.
What you see above is merely an example of what the so-called BFGD line of monitors might look like in your home setup. Nvidia’s working with several major display makers – including Acer, Asus, and HP – to produce the new line of gigantic screens.
Even if you’re using a large, 4K/HDR-capable TV as your gaming monitor, it’s unlikely to compare to these 65-inch behemoths – take a look.
To be clear, at 65 inches, the Nvidia monitors will not fit comfortably on any desk.
A 65-inch screen is huge.
The average computer monitor is under 32 inches. Most TVs aren’t even 65 inches.
It’s also worth considering how much space a 65-inch display takes up. Your desk most likely isn’t prepared for that large of a screen, especially in addition to a PC gaming tower and other stuff, like in the example above.
Another thing to consider: Sitting at a desk to play games means sitting a few feet (at most) from the screen. Imagine sitting a few feet away from a nearly 6-foot display.
More than just big and beautiful, these screens are full of bells and whistles.
4K? Check. HDR? Check. G-sync? Check. A 120-hertz refresh rate? Check!
These BFGDs even have Nvidia’s Shield set-top box technology built right in. It’s kind of like those Roku-based smart TVs, where the Roku functionality is built directly into the TV.
That’s all to say that these aren’t just large gaming displays. They’re large, sure, but their specs are top of the line. That means games will look incredible – as long as you have a PC powerful enough to make them look that way, of course.
Having Nvidia Shield tech built in means you have access to stuff like Netflix and Hulu — but also that you can stream PC games directly to your screen.
Instead of putting this massive display in your PC gaming area, why not put it in your living room? That’s definitely an option.
With the Nvidia Shield tech, you could stream PC games to the huge display without directly connecting your PC. You’ll lose some visual quality by streaming games and add some latency in the process, but games will still look pretty good regardless.
So how much do these massive screens cost?
There’s no pricing information available for the BFGD displays just yet, nor is there an official release date. They’re set to go on sale “this summer,” when we’ll presumably hear more about pricing as well.
That said, expect them to be expensive.
We’re talking about huge monitors with 4K and HDR capabilities and a very high refresh rate and G-sync functionality. Expect to pay several thousands of dollars.