AMD or NVIDIA, The Acer Nitro XV273K Will Fulfill Your Eyeholes
144Hz @ 4K, Without The Pain
Acer’s Nitro XV273K offers both 4K resolution and a top refresh rate of 144Hz via FreeSync, though not simultaneously. By making use of dual DisplayPort connections this monitor is capable of 10-bit colour HDR without chroma subsampling, but doing so does disable it’s adaptive sync capabilities. With a single DP cable you can achieve HDR at a 120Hz refresh rate but you will have chroma subsampling unless you drop down to 60 Hz. This does offer a lot of choice for someone who is willing to balance performance against proper colour, and that remembers it’s announcement almost a year ago.
TechSpot recommends choosing 120 Hz in SDR over a single DisplayPort cable, which allows you to enjoy FreeSync and a GtG response time of 7.52ms. For all that you get, the current $800 price tag sits at about half of the price of comparable monitors and thanks to NVIDIA’s wisdom even GTX/RTX owners should be able to enjoy the adaptive sync features.
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The Acer Nitro XV273K is the first monitor to bring a 4K resolution and 144 Hz refresh rate to gamers at a more affordable price point. At about $900, we wouldn't call this a value offering, but given what's on offer and at half the cost of competing high-refresh 4K monitors, it is no doubt a tempting proposition for those buying a premium display.