NVIDIA G-SYNC Kit Install Service Now Offered By Digital Storm

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.

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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.

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  • Serpent of Darkness

    If I am not mistaken, I’ve read on Guru3D or Techpowerup.com that the price tag of a monitor with G-SYNC in it, would cost around $600. So having this and a GTX 780 Ti could run you over $1000 if you invested in both products at the same time. It will be even more with a GTX Titan BLACK with a retail price of $1000.00 alone. This isn’t including tax. I could be wrong, and I think it isn’t worth it. In addition to that, you’ll be FPS Capped at 60 fps, and you could still run into problems with PC Games that dip below the 30 FPS mark. There’s going to be firmware updates for the hardware, so you know, since NVidia is/was starting to build a decline in confidents for their recent drivers. It would be ignorant to believe and expect G-SYNC to be 100% “derp-free” on the first batch release.
    –To Nathan Kirsch, you have a few words missing in the paragraph up above. “Too bad you can’t but the bare card just yet and do this yourself as you could get out the door for #353 if you are okay with chancing the open box monitor.” No offense. I feel if you’re going to do any form of reviews, good grammar and proper punctuation is required to be taken seriously by your readers. I have forced the same standards upon myself.

    • Nathan Kirsch

      Sorry for the grammar mistakes. I’m always looking for help with news, reviews and editing on LR. Let me know if you would be willing to help!

    • Himson Li

      Many sources said $399.

      “you’ll be FPS Capped at 60 fps” Totally not true. This is 144 hz monitor. Max fps is 144 fps unless game engine caps itself at 60 fps.

    • James Payter

      Hi there,

      You wrote ‘but’ instead of ‘buy’, you used a hashtag instead of a dollar sign, and you wrote ‘confidents’ instead of ‘confidence.’

      Also, you can’t really ‘build a decline.’

      No offence, but I noticed that you like to force the same standards on yourself, so I thought you’d like to have your mistakes pointed out to you as well.