Nvidia reveals the Asus Rog Swift 500Hz gaming monitor for low-latency lovers

midian182

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What just happened? Nvidia used its Computex 2022 keynote to announce an Asus monitor with a refresh rate that makes 360Hz look comparatively snail-like: the Asus Rog Swift 500Hz. Nvidia says this is the world's first 500Hz G-sync monitor, which uses a brand new type of panel designed specifically for eSports.

Being aimed at eSports fans and pros, elements such as size, resolution, and perfect color reproduction aren't the top priorities for the Rog Swift 500Hz. This is a 24-inch screen with a 1080p resolution that uses a TN panel.

However, the monitor features what Nvidia calls an all-new E-TN (Esports TN) panel to provide maximum motion clarity. The entire device has been created to offer lower latency, boasting features such as G-Sync Esports Mode and Nvidia Reflex Analyzer support.

Nvidia says G-Sync Esports displays are even faster, have even lower response times, and are specifically tuned for competitive games such as CS: GO, Valorant, Overwatch, and Rainbow Six Siege. Nvidia Reflex Analyzer, meanwhile, is a collection of hardware and software tools used to analyze game and total system latency, providing latency information to gamers for optimizing system responsiveness.

The Asus Rog Swift 500Hz is unlikely to appeal to those who aren't into competitive titles and eSports, of course, but it's still incredibly impressive technology to see in a gaming monitor and will be a compelling buy for those who value low latency and minimum ghosting.

No word yet on price, though we can expect such a specialist product to carry a pretty hefty premium, despite the size and resolution.

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Endymio

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I'd love to see a true double-blind test of high frame rates. I'd be willing to bet than not one in a thousand users can tell the difference between 144hz and anything faster. It's also a safe bet that this post will see several responses from those noting "how much smoother" their shiny new super-fast monitor was, so I'll go ahead and state the obvious: confirmation bias.


 

Nobina

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I can barely tell the difference between 90Hz and 170Hz. I always had good vision and excel in FPS games.
 

hahahanoobs

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I'd love to see a true double-blind test of high frame rates. I'd be willing to bet than not one in a thousand users can tell the difference between 144hz and anything faster. It's also a safe bet that this post will see several responses from those noting "how much smoother" their shiny new super-fast monitor was, so I'll go ahead and state the obvious: confirmation bias.
People are buying the 3090 Ti...
 

Endymio

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People are buying the 3090 Ti...
At 4K ultra settings, the 3090 Ti averages about 100fps, significantly less than what even a 144hz monitor can display. I really don't think people are buying a $3000 graphics card to play six-year old games at 1080p.
 

hahahanoobs

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At 4K ultra settings, the 3090 Ti averages about 100fps, significantly less than what even a 144hz monitor can display. I really don't think people are buying a $3000 graphics card to play six-year old games at 1080p.
You missed the point.
The point was the 3090 Ti is ALSO a minor upgrade (over the 3080 Ti and 3090), yet I can go to bestbuy.ca right now and see 1977 customer reviews with a 4.8/5 average rating.

There is a market for this stuff. It's small, but I imagine the profit margins make it worth attempting at the least. These are companies trying to make money remember, and not all ideas are gonna hit. But you can't call them all scams. No one forcing anyone to buy this stuff.
 

Dsirius

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But not Asus?
You are right, Asus too. Just that Asus is playing as Nvidia sing because Nvidia is one of their biggest customer. Remember when Nvidia blackmailed all hardware manufacturers, Asus, Gigabyte, MSI etc. with their "Geforce affiliate program" in 2018, and demanded to Asus that ASUS ROG premium brand to be used only for Nvidia videocards. So Nvidia is the perpetrator and had to withdraw only because it was sued.
 
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hahahanoobs

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You are right, Asus too. Just that Asus is playing as Nvidia sing because Nvidia is one of their biggest customer. Remember when Nvidia blackmailed all hardware manufacturers, Asus, Gigabyte, MSI etc. with their "Geforce affiliate program" in 2018, and demanded to Asus that ASUS ROG premium brand to be used only for Nvidia videocards. So Nvidia is the perpetrator and had to withdraw only because it was sued.
Not sure what any of that has to do with a monitor.
 

godrilla

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After you reach 120hz the response time and input lag is even more important. That's is why the lg c1 at 4k 120hz competes with 240 hz monitors. The question is, do you waste resources on higher frames or less resources for a similar perceived performance smoothness and response but improved image quality at 4 times the resolution?
Chasing the highest refresh monitors every generation is 3 fold in resources wasted
1)the monitor, 2) new cpu to mitigate a bottlenecks ( as well as better memory timings ranks and channel; show significant bottlenecks at 1080p resolution)
3) the gpu Nvidia's favorite generational niche upgrade.
Vs multiple generations of hardware to catch up 1) to the cpu bottlenecks at a higher resolution you can upgrade often 3 generations later to synchronize those bottlenecks. Same goes for the higher resolution displays ( at high refresh rate 120hz+) you can often upgrade a few generations of gpus to take advantage of highest refresh rate of the monitor and sometimes cap performance to improve performance to alleviate throttling.
 
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OortCloud

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500hz is a complete waste of time. It's pure marketing BS and nobody will be able to tell any difference over a 120hz panel. Ghosting will be no better as it has nothing to do with the refresh rate but is more dependent on how quickly the pixels can physically adjust to a new colour.
 

julesigles

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I'd love to see a true double-blind test of high frame rates. I'd be willing to bet than not one in a thousand users can tell the difference between 144hz and anything faster. It's also a safe bet that this post will see several responses from those noting "how much smoother" their shiny new super-fast monitor was, so I'll go ahead and state the obvious: confirmation bias.

Could have responded to others sharing similar sentiment but chose your post because I felt it worthy...

This is an eSports monitor being marketed toward eSports players and others who would like (and can afford) the best of the best at 1080p for competitive reasons. And it is very likely true most human eyes can't tell the difference between 500 and 360 Hz refresh. But IF the result favors an ever so slightly better result in professional and cutting edge competition over hundreds or thousands of matches where there will be only one winner - people choose that tool to use. There is NOTHING new about that concept.

We're talking about people who aren't just in the top 1% of the bell curve in terms of competition. We're talking about the top 1% of the top 1%. Try being the best, the actual best, in a group of 10,000 people at anything. Most aren't. Most don't want to be and even if they did - COULDN'T be.

No one is forcing any of those people on the leftward end of the bell curve to spend a dime.

Cutting edge tech has a cost to it. So does being the best at things measured in myriad other ways (including money).

If you or others in the thread don't want it, there's wonderful news to follow...
ya' ain't gotta' buy the damn thing!

:)