What’s better than triple-digit frame rates and high-quality visuals? Well, ultra-low system latency, of course! The action between user input and what you see on screen should be instant, and as such, Nvidia Reflex is set to support upcoming Diablo IV and fast-paced, rhythm-based shooter Metal: Helsinger, among other things.
Of recent memory, Reflex has grown to support triple-A heavy hitters Redfall, Returnal, and the Lord of the Rings: Gollum, and from next month will be available at launch for everyone’s favourite dungeon crawler.
And that’s not all, building a rapport with dozens of popular display and peripheral manufacturers over the years has allowed Nvidia to optimise the tech for mice and monitors, contributing to an overall reduced system latency.
Nvidia says four new Gigabyte Aorus mice have added support for Reflex, along with a new LG UltraGear 25GR75FG, a not-too-distant sibling of the recently launched UltraGear 27GR95QE, which is an ultra-fast 27in OLED display with 240Hz refresh rate.
As such, the green machine is also launching Nvidia G-Sync Ultra Low Motion Blur 2, or ULMB 2 for short. In essence, it delivers the same full refresh rate backlight strobing as before, except the tech has been improved to allow for nearly two times higher brightness than the original, and nearly eliminates any additional cross talk, at least according to the company.
I admit I’m a bit jealous right now, being over here with an all-AMD system means I cannot enjoy the fruit of Nvidia’s latest Reflex updates. While AMD anti-lag works quite fine as an alternative, it’s nowhere near as advanced as Reflex, often coming at the cost of performance, and for some rare cases, at the cost of visual prowess. Still the tech does operate on a driver-based level and can be used on any video game with a simple click of a button in the AMD Adrenaline software suite, which is kind of cool.
Nvidia Reflex, on the other hand, currently supports over 70 released games so far and the roster is growing at a rapid pace, which you can check out here. Reflex has also proven to be quite popular, with Nvidia reporting the tech being used by over 50 million players each month, thanks to the fact that it is available in nine of the top 10 competitive shooters including Counter-Strike 2 beta.
Meanwhile, Diablo IV will arrive on PC via Activision’s battle.net on June 6. I’m bursting at the seams with anticipation.