AW3821DW (Nov 2020) with GSync Ultimate

DoubleTap

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People in the monitor discord are reporting that its 120hz

Also, i think gsync ultimate has to be hdr10...
 

Murzilka

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It is Dell's version of the 38GN, most likely... 144hz g-sync compatible, no hardware module, HDR600.
 

MistaSparkul

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It is Dell's version of the 38GN, most likely... 144hz g-sync compatible, no hardware module, HDR600.

It says gsync ULTIMATE so that should imply a physical module. PCMonitors also agrees:

https://pcmonitors.info/dell/dell-alienware-aw3821dw-144hz-g-sync-ultimate-ultrawide/

From nvidia:
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Either the gsync ultimate spec was tweaked to include HDR600 or Alienware is giving out the wrong information.
 

Murzilka

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the901

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The price implies that it is wrong information. You can't have 38" HDR1000 with G-Sync hardware module for 1800 Dollars.
Why? The 38GN (FreeSync) has been $1600 while the 38GL started at 1800 (G-Sync). Both use this same LG panel with different backlighting.
 

Murzilka

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Why? The 38GN (FreeSync) has been $1600 while the 38GL started at 1800 (G-Sync). Both use this same LG panel with different backlighting.
I think because Alienware always has a premium to its price and it definitely cant support G-Sync Ultimate at that price point.
 

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Alas, desktop FALD is still fiendishly expensive. But the knight in shining armour has already started its multiyearslong journey!

Long term, I am expecting MiniLED backlit desktop monitors to fall sub-$1000 in approximately 2025 -- perhaps as early as 2022-2023.

I have witnessed the commoditization of LED ribbons normally used for accent lighting -- you can now cheaply build your own homemade jumbotron out of cheap WS2812B (Neopixel-compatible) RGB-addressable LED ribbons at about $10 per Jumbotron pixel row in quantity purchases from Alibaba (up to 5 meters wide). And you can buy LED light bulbs for as cheap as 50 cents unlike 50 dollars. Commoditization hasn't hit FALD yet, but I am witnessing factory moves that suggests a mid-2020s-decade commoditization of monochrome LED matrixes -- perfect for more affordable FALD.

They already use machines to manufacture ribbons or 64x64 JumboTron modules, they're currently building machines to soon manufacture MiniLED sheeting in one modular pass; and once that happens -- FALD prices will dramatically fall for small screens (LCD VR, LCD mobile phones, LCD tablets, LCD laptops, LCD desktop monitors).

Also, once you go beyond approximately 10,000 LEDs to 50,000 LEDs in a FALD backlight sheet, the blooming becomes smaller than the bloom on a CRT around phosphor dots. Might as well compete with OLED at this stage. Pour in the overkill, baby...

It has not happened yet to MiniLED sheets suitable for backlighting, but I am looking forward to commoditization of desktop FALD later this decade FTW!
 
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