LG's new OLED gaming display can reach a 480Hz refresh rate at 1440p

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In context: The gaming monitor market has grown increasingly competitive in recent years, with many different makers catering to the rising demand among consumers. Whether you're a casual gamer or a dedicated professional, you'll find gaming monitors available at various price points. These range from entry-level devices aimed at the mainstream market to high-end offerings designed for serious gamers.

With the CES 2024 trade show about to begin in Las Vegas, LG Display has unveiled a brand new monitor with a super-high refresh rate. The 27-inch OLED panel has a QHD (2,560 x 1,440) resolution for crystal clear images and an impressive 480Hz refresh rate for ultra-smooth gameplay. It also has a 0.03ms response time that the company claims is the fastest in the market.

The most notable aspect of the new panel is that the refresh rate stays at 480Hz even when running at 1440p. Existing monitors with 480Hz refresh rates are only able to achieve the full 480Hz at 1080p resolution, meaning the new monitor is a definite step up in that regard. LG claims that this is the industry's first monitor that can hit the 480Hz rate at QHD resolution, meaning it's likely to be priced at a premium, and is unlikely to be a realistic option for casual gamers.

Another notable new feature of the new monitor is LG Display's 'META technology' that the company claims will offer increased brightness and better viewing angles while emitting "the lowest level of blue light in the industry." Lower blue light reduces eye fatigue and eliminates flickers, enabling gamers to enjoy long, stress-free gaming sessions.

Do note that the new panel is yet to be incorporated into a commercial gaming monitor, but LG says that it will make it to retail products in the first half of this year. However, it's not immediately clear if LG Electronics will release a monitor based on this panel anytime soon, or if it will be used by other companies in their high-end gaming monitors.

Alongside the 27-inch 480Hz QHD Gaming OLED display, LG will also showcase a host of other OLED monitors at CES 2024 next week. According to the company, these will come in multiple sizes, including 31.5, 34, 39, and 45 inches. LG did not reveal much about all these panels, but the 34- and 39-inch displays are said to offer ultra-wide (21:9) aspect ratios, while the 31.5-inch model supports a UHD (3840x2160) resolution. We should get to know more about them once CES gets underway next week.

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TN in 2024 just sounds ridiculous. I'm still not convinced OLED will be a good idea for a PC monitor where static elements abound but time will tell. For now give me mini-led, 39" 5200 x 2160, 120HZ, 100% AdobeRGB, 2 TB4 ports, HDMI 2.1, DP2.1, 2 USB 3.2, 90W charging, 2000+ zones, HDR1400.
 
My 15 year old 43" Pioneer Plasma does 600Hz native. Its so much fun playing N64 on it, and PS5.

I hope I live long enough to own a LG 83" OLED that runs at 480Hz. I currently have a 77" LG G3 that has MLA tech, its amazing. However, Best Buy techs claim "the human eye cant see judder at 120Hz" I call BULL SH*T, I can see it. Not often, but I see it while watching my 4K movies.
 
Those $900 500 hz 1080p tn panels became obsolete overnight.
Depends, what's price difference?
Some competitive gamer who cannot realistically afford a $900 500Hz monitor
could be very interested in getting a 150 dollar 500Hz monitor.
People who play shooters lower graphic settings, up gamma making picture very colorless.
If those TN panels cost almost nothing, there should be plenty of interested people.
And on a scale from 100 to 2000 there are plenty of sweet spots which would not interest one buyer but would attract another.
 
Depends, what's price difference?
Some competitive gamer who cannot realistically afford a $900 500Hz monitor
could be very interested in getting a 150 dollar 500Hz monitor.
People who play shooters lower graphic settings, up gamma making picture very colorless.
If those TN panels cost almost nothing, there should be plenty of interested people.
And on a scale from 100 to 2000 there are plenty of sweet spots which would not interest one buyer but would attract another.
The cheapest TN panels that does 500 hz is the Alienware 24.5 inch monitor which sells for $649 currently. It would have to fall by 87% to get to $150. It took about a decade for 1080p TN panels with 120hz to get that cheap so it's not impossible. I remember buying my first 1080p 27 inch Asus 3d vision monitor about a decade ago for $500.
I am seeing 240 to 280 hz tn monitors currently selling close to this $150 mark as well.
The cheapest 360hz tn panel is selling for $599 currently.
I guess those have to become cheaper before those 500hz TN panels do as well.
 
The cheapest TN panels that does 500 hz is the Alienware 24.5 inch monitor which sells for $649 currently. It would have to fall by 87% to get to $150. It took about a decade for 1080p TN panels with 120hz to get that cheap so it's not impossible. I remember buying my first 1080p 27 inch Asus 3d vision monitor about a decade ago for $500.
I am seeing 240 to 280 hz tn monitors currently selling close to this $150 mark as well.
The cheapest 360hz tn panel is selling for $599 currently.
I guess those have to become cheaper before those 500hz TN panels do as well.
I did not realize they tried to sell them for so much. At these prices, it is definitely the end of these monitors.
 
My 15 year old 43" Pioneer Plasma does 600Hz native. Its so much fun playing N64 on it, and PS5.

I hope I live long enough to own a LG 83" OLED that runs at 480Hz. I currently have a 77" LG G3 that has MLA tech, its amazing. However, Best Buy techs claim "the human eye cant see judder at 120Hz" I call BULL SH*T, I can see it. Not often, but I see it while watching my 4K movies.
No it doesn't....you are mistaking sub frame drive from refresh rate.
https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-a-sub-field-drive-1847853
 
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