We were impressed by NVIDIA G-SYNC when it was shown to us up in Canada during an NVIDIA Tech Day and then again at Blizzcon 2013 when more of our staff saw the demo first hand. NVIDIA G-Sync technology works by synchronizing the display’s refresh rates to the GPU to eliminate screen tearing and minimizes display stutter and input lag to deliver the smoothest, fastest, most breathtaking gaming experience possible.
Digital Storm is the first company that we have run across that offers NVIDIA G-Sync installation services. It looks like an ASUS VG248QE monitor with the G-Sync module installed by Digital Storm runs $499. ASUS said their monitor with G-Sync should cost around $399 when it comes out in 2014, so it appears that is a decent markup here by Digital Storm. If you already own a monitor you can send it in for service and a module will be installed for $299. That doesn’t include shipping fees, which are about $16 for ground service. If you paid $299 for an ASUS VG248QE display months ago, it will cost you ~$315 to add the G-Sync module with this service. That means you’d have about $614 tied up in your display.
These prices are higher than we expected as the ASUS VG248QE 24-inch 144Hz LED display runs $279.99, and ASUS said that with the G-SYNC model it would be $399. Some quick math shows that the NVIDIA G-Sync module by itself should be about $129 by itself. Newegg also has ASUS VG248QE open box monitors for $223.99. Too bad you can’t buy the G-Sync module and do this yourself as you could get out the door for $353 if you are okay with chancing the open box monitor.