Eve’s Crowd-Developed QHD/4K Spectrum Monitors Will Be the First to Feature HDMI 2.1 Ports

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If you’re in the market for a gaming monitor that’s a bit more future proofed, you may want to check out Eve’s lineup of crowd-developed monitors. In a development update today, CEO Konstantinos Karatsevidis revealed that the Spectrum QHD 240 Hz and 4K 144 Hz models would come with HDMI 2.1 ports, which means that they’ll support some pretty cool gaming features like Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM).

“…one of the most heard requests is for more capable ports,” wrote Karatsevidis. “Though graphics cards at the moment are not yet equipped with HDMI 2.1, we are happy to say that Spectrum does. That means you’re prepared for the next generation of graphics cards, with enough bandwidth to drive these panels to their maximum performance. Not only that, you’ll be set for variable refresh rates on the next generation of consoles, as both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 sport HDMI 2.1 ports!”

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These ports are exclusive to the Spectrum QHD 240 Hz and 4K 144 Hz models, however. The cheapest SKU, the Spectrum QHD 144 Hz, will be stuck with HDMI 2.0a ports because it saw far fewer reservations than its higher siblings. “Surprisingly, they make up over 80% of all reservations so far,” Karatsevidis explained. “This has allowed us to provide upgrades like the bezel-less design and the new scaler, so we’re really happy about that.”

Both the Spectrum QHD 240 Hz and 4K 144 Hz are expected to ship Q4 2020, while the QHD 144 Hz model has been rescheduled for Q1 2021.

Tsing Mui
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