Nvidia’s first 65-inch 4K HDR gaming display arrives in February for $4,999
Early last year NVIDIA and its partners announced the Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) initiative, with the goal to bring to market TV-sized 4K gaming monitors with a high variable refresh rate, high-end HDR, and SHIELD TV functionality.
This year BFGDs will be released at last. Just days before CES kicks off, HP introduced its OMEN X Emporium 65, one of the world’s first big format gaming displays, and one that also comes equipped with a 120 W soundbar. The product will be available next month, but its price will be akin to its size: large.
The OMEN X Emperium 65 big format gaming display (BFGD) with soundbar is expected to be available in March in Asia-Pacific for a starting price of $4,999, HP said on Sunday.
BFGDs integrate a high-end 65-inch, 4K 120Hz HDR display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology together with NVIDIA Shield, an advanced streaming device. For the BFGDs, NVIDIA partnered with Acer, ASUS, besides HP.
The Omen X Emperium’s built in soundbar is rated at 120W RMS, and features three stereo amps as well as Low Frequency Array technology which enables deep bass without a separate subwoofer unit. HP offers two modes for the soundbar – one for gaming, and one tuned for general entertainment.
On the connectivity front, the Omen X Emperium features three ARC-enabled HMDI 2.0 ports along with one DisplayPort 1.4, a line-out, an optical S/ PDIF, and two USB charging ports. The gaming monitor also features Nvidea’s Shield TV built-in, which allows users to directly play some Shield TV/ Android games, as well as stream content from media streaming services like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.