Alleged 480Hz monitor appears on website

By midian182 ยท 6 replies
Aug 15, 2017
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  1. 144Hz (and higher) displays are becoming increasingly popular - we picked Asus’ PG279Q with its 1440p/165Hz screen as our best gaming monitor - but those speeds are nothing compared to a prototype display one website claims to have received, which runs at 480Hz.

    Blur Busters has posted a picture of what is allegedly the world’s first full-color 480Hz capable LCD monitor that is not a laboratory display. If true, it marks a huge increase over the fastest 240Hz products currently on the market.

    Surveys show that most PC gamers prefer higher refresh rates over 4K screens, but it seems this monitor offers the best of both worlds. The article’s author notes that it’s actually a 120Hz 4K panel that’s capable of hitting those amazing refresh rates when the resolution is lowered, I.e. 480Hz at 1080p. There’s no indication of it supporting adaptive sync technologies such as Nvidia G-Sync or AMD’s FreeSync.

    Back in April, Acer announced the Predator X27, a 4K HDR display that features a 144Hz refresh rate and G-Sync. Sadly, both this monitor and a similar device from Asus (the ROG Swift PG27UQ) recently had their launch dates pushed back until next year. When they do arrive, we may find that they also run at even higher refresh rates when the resolutions are dropped.

    Hitting 480fps, even at 1080p, is going to take a beefy graphics card, and it’s likely that most people will prefer to game at 144Hz in 4K. Still, it’s a very impressive feat, and I’m interested to find out what playing a twitch shooter at 480Hz would be like.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,278

    Now that high refresh rate monitor would make a lot of sense to me considering I set the DPI level on my mouse to a greased lighting 500/600 for games.
  3. turismozilla

    turismozilla TS Addict Posts: 174   +55

    Overkill, we can't process frames that fast.
  4. VoidsShadow

    VoidsShadow TS Rookie

    500 DPI is so slow! How could you call that fast? Even if you mean 500Hz, that's still somewhat slow!
  5. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,303   +254

    I am so far behind in the upgrade train that my latest monitor purchase is an asus 23" FHD monitor (vc239), 60hz, purchased 3 months ago...
  6. Humza

    Humza TS Addict Posts: 115   +79

    That's impressive, know what could be even more impressive? Cutting down price of existing 144hz/high refresh rate monitors (with bells and whistles like G-Sync, IPS, HDR etc). Companies seem to be more interested in 'me first' rather than actually getting things into customer's hands.

    *Anxiously waits for a Linus video on a 480Hz monitor*
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,278

    It's the DPI setting and it's the setting I like for certain games like GTA, Assassin Creed, Batman and other 3rd PS. In normal desktop mode I use 2000 DPI on a single 24" monitor.

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