A 24-inch PC monitor with the flexibility to replace its picture 500 instances per second will likely be accessible quickly, Asus and Nvidia introduced Tuesday. The monitor ought to increase desktop screens from the 360 Hz max native refresh fee they see at this time whereas placing a mysterious new spin on an previous panel expertise.
Aptly named the Asus ROG Swift 500 Hz Gaming Monitor, it manages excessive refresh charges with decrease decision. The 1920×1080 display leverages a brand new tackle TN (twisted nematic) panels referred to as E-TN, with the “E” standing for esports. In response to Asus, the E-TN panel provides “60 p.c higher response instances than commonplace TN panels,” and in its personal announcement, Nvidia claimed the E-TN panel brings “most movement and readability.” However neither detailed how the expertise differs from common TN.
Customary TN panels have been turning into much less widespread amongst PC monitor releases as IPS (in-plane switching) and VA (vertical alignment) panels proceed catching up in velocity whereas being identified for stronger viewing angles, within the case of IPS, and bigger distinction ratios, within the case of VA. These choosing TN are keen to sacrifice some picture high quality within the identify of velocity or, usually, decrease costs. It is unclear how a lot sacrifice E-TN could require (in addition to a max decision of 1080p) or how a lot of a premium it will have in comparison with at this time’s commonplace TN screens.
At this time, you should buy 360 Hz screens, together with some that may overclock to 390 Hz, however 500 Hz is a brand new degree. The panel maker behind the monitor wasn’t particularly named, however Nvidia’s announcement made some extent to notice its work with companion AU Optronics, which we lately confirmed off in 480 Hz screens and laptops, with the previous coming within the 24-inch TN variation. BOE has additionally been linked with a 500 Hz panel that makes use of an oxide TFT (thin-film transistor) lively layer somewhat than the extra widespread silicon TFT lively layer.
So who wants the quickest PC monitor but? In response to Nvidia’s announcement, “this advantages each sport and gamer, not simply aggressive video games and esports execs.” Though, for those who choose a sharper picture over the quickest speeds, do not have a strong sufficient system to push 500 fps, or play graphically intensive video games the place 500 fps is not possible, you will not slot in that “each video games and gamer” class.
Nvidia claimed that when paired with a system that may push 500 frames per second—which, after all, is not any brief order—you’ll be capable to observe motion extra simply. In a video Nvidia shared claiming to reveal the advantages of 500 Hz, it confirmed a digital character shifting throughout the display on a 144 Hz, 240 Hz, and 500 Hz show, and movement appeared jumpier with the decrease refresh charges and framerates.
Equally, Nvidia claimed pushing 500 Hz and 500 fps would end in much less ghosting, as you’ll be able to see within the shot under:
In Nvidia’s digital keynote for the Computex convention this week, Jeff Fisher, senior vice chairman of Nvidia’s GeForce enterprise, stated Asus’ 500 Hz monitor has the “lowest latency” of any monitor with Nvidia G-Sync. Nvidia additionally pointed to a system latency problem it lately carried out with Steam gamers of assorted abilities ranges gaming with 25, 55, and 85 ms latency ranges. The problem led Nvidia to conclude that decrease latency “improves your rating no matter aiming ability” and made “troublesome aiming duties doable.”
Along with Nvidia G-Sync, which helps combat display tears when your Nvidia graphics card’s framerate and the monitor’s refresh fee do not match up, Asus’ 500 Hz monitor may have Nvidia’s latency analyzer, Reflex. Nvidia claimed that enjoying a sport on the monitor that additionally helps Reflex “can additional scale back system latency,” which you would then measure with the monitor’s Reflex function.
The upcoming show additionally helps Nvidia Vibrance Mode, which is made for gaming and “permits extra mild to journey by the LCD crystals, giving colours new ranges of vibrancy and permitting you to pick particulars and highlights that may give away an enemy’s place,” Asus claimed.
Neither Asus nor Nvidia shared a launch date for the Asus ROG Swift 500 Hz Gaming Monitor. Asus demoed its first 360 Hz monitor in individual in January 2020, and people had been accessible later that yr; though, as of writing, there would not appear to be in-person demos of the ROG Swift 500 Hz but.
You possibly can watch Nvidia’s demo of 500 Hz under:
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