Today at IFA Acer has announced a number of new products relating to gaming. Among the product launches was a new display aimed firmly at gamers. It's a very large curved 35" panel with a native refresh rate of 144Hz. BenQ has actually already released a gaming monitor with these specs. What makes the Acer Predator Z35 stand out is Acer's claim that it can be overclocked to 200Hz. You can check out all of the Predator Z35's known specs in the chart below.

Acer Predator Z35
Resolution 2560x1080
Refresh Rate 144Hz native, 200Hz overclock
Panel Size 35"
Panel Type AMVA
Response Time 12ms, 4ms (G2G)
Viewing Angle (H/V) 178° / 178°
Color Depth 16.7 million colors (8bit)

As 35" with a resolution of 2560x1080, the Predator Z35 isn't as sharp as the 34" 3440x1440 curved displays on the market. Its refresh rate makes it clear that it's first and foremost a monitor for gaming. Like I noted above, the native refresh rate of the panel is 144Hz, with Acer claiming it can be overclocked up to 200Hz. It's not clear whether Acer expects a large number of panels to reach this figure, or if the overclocking procedure voids your warranty, but like most other overclocking I would assume that it does. As a gaming display, the Predator Z35 comes with support for NVIDIA's G-SYNC adaptive refresh rate as well as NVIDIA's Ultra low Motion Blur backlight strobing feature.

Something else worth noting is that this is an AMVA panel from AU Optronics. While the viewing angle for AMVA panels is still advertised as 178 x 178 degrees like an IPS panel, they're still known to have a greater shift in contrast than modern IPS displays. For gamers this isn't likely to pose an issue, but it would for any sort of color critical work. On that note, Acer advertises the Predator Z35 as covering 100% of the sRGB gamut. While this is probably true, it's worth noting that covering sRGB doesn't guarantee any level of accuracy when rendering the colors inside the gamut. All that being said, the AMVA panel is still going to be miles ahead of the TN panels that used to be inside essentially every single display with a native refresh rate above 60Hz.

The Acer Predator Z35 gaming monitor will be coming to North America in December with a price of 1199.99 USD. It will be launching in the EMEA region at the same time with a price starting at €1,099.

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  • bizude - Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - link

    Make a FreeSync version of this monitor and I'm sold.
  • lilkwarrior - Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - link

    FreeSync doesn't have much MhZ to use or overclock to, so it'll be a worser monitor but at least it'll be usable more generically if that's what you're really aiming for (or anticipating switching back and forth between AMD and Nvidia GPUs the next few years).
  • stangflyer - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - link

    Make this exact monitor in 3440x1440 and I will own one!
  • qlum - Thursday, September 3, 2015 - link

    I never heard anything about this but wouldn't higher refresh rates fix the problem of screen tearing altogeter as intuitively as the interval between refresh cycles decreases so would the period of time a refresh cycle composed out of 2 frames decrease. So displaying 40fps on 60hz should look siginficantly worse then 40fps on 600hz. This should pretty much make freesync / gsync unneeded if the refresh rate increases enough right?

    Or am I looking at it all wrong
  • Asomething - Friday, September 4, 2015 - link

    so long as it fits the ratio's needed the you wouldnt perceive the stuttering/tearing, like 30fps on a 120hz monitor is fine, a waste of a 120hz monitor but it runs smoothly. it also depends on the 600hz implimentation, if its true 600hz i think it will barely matter, if its fake then it will appear smoother but laggier (for interactive media) at the same time because the tv/monitor is adding synthetic frames in between the real ones and it takes longer for the tv to process the frames.
  • qlum - Friday, September 4, 2015 - link

    Still the refresh rate race could eventually for gaming at least make adaptive-vsync / gsync unneeded at some point by going down the brute force way.
  • V900 - Sunday, September 6, 2015 - link

    I want three of those. Set up L, Center, R with the gaps between them as small as possible.
    Together with a high end throttle and flight stick, that should be pretty awesome with a flight simulator!
  • skypine27 - Monday, September 7, 2015 - link

    I won't buy this model (the 2560 x 1080 vs 3440 x 1440 kills it for me) but I WILL buy the 100hx X34 Predator (its 3440 x 1440, 100hz w/ g-sync).

    100hz + refresh rates are noticeable, though I cant vouch for 200z. I currently game on the 34" LG 34uc97, 3440 x 1440 60 hz IPS. It looks fantastic in games, pushed by 2 x Titan X's in SLI. I briefly tried the Asus 27" PG278Q, the 144 hz TN panel. The speed was AMAZING. Though again, you need some heavy graphics hardware to max out games and hoping for 120+ FPS. I couldn't live with the small 27" and the poor colors of the Asus TN panel when compared to the 34" IPS LG.

    But I can say that even in someone as mundane as dragging the mouse cursor across the windows desktop was noticeable more "laser like" at 144 hz than it was at 60 hz.
  • lilkwarrior - Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - link

    The PG279Q improves that in every way though their UltraWide version of that which released last month is tempting but seemingly too little too late since DisplayPort 1.3/1.4 and USB-Type-C connected Monitors are around the corner.

    I want to wait till I see a DisplayPort 1.3 monitor (thus having significantly higher MHZ available)
  • lilkwarrior - Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - link

    LG's UltraWide Thunderbolt Monitors are sync nonetheless; wish it was Thunderbolt 3.0

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