This upcoming Acer Nitro XV2 will be the first gaming monitor to reach 390Hz

midian182

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Why it matters: Remember when 144Hz was the highest refresh rate offered by monitors? That’s been increasing over the years, with several products now offering 360Hz panels, but Acer’s next entry in the Nitro XV2 series takes the refresh crown: it’s overclockable to a monstrous 390Hz.

KitGuru spotted the Acer Nitro XV242Q F, which uses an IPS panel. It might only be 24.5-inches and 1920 x 1080, but it does have a lightning fast 0.5ms G2G response time and support for both AMD FreeSync Premium with VRR.

The marquee feature is that refresh rate. The Nitro is set to 360Hz out of the box, but there’s an option in the settings to add an extra 30Hz, pushing it up to 390Hz. That’s probably overkill for most people, though it could give competitive gamers an edge in FPS titles such as CS:GO.

You’re also going to need a meaty graphics card to get the most out of this monitor, something that's easier said than done, given the current state of the market.

Elsewhere, the Acer Nitro XV242Q F features 400 nits of brightness (VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified), 1000:1 static contrast ratio combined, 8-bit color depth, and 99% coverage of the sRGB color gamut. Port-wise, it comes with 2x HDMI 2.0 inputs and a DisplayPort 1.4. You also get a pair of integrated 2W speakers and a 3.5mm audio jack.

There’s no official word on a release date or price for this monitor, but it was listed for €530, which converts directly to $639.

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Watzupken

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How much of an advantage will one get between a 240, 360 and 390 Hz monitor? At least this is still using an IPS panel. In many cases, cheap TN panels are priced at absurd prices just because of high refresh rate.
 

Dimitriid

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I am sure we will also reach a lot more professional-level gamers that can reach a reaction time above the 390hz refresh rate, though really: it's supremely uncommon to find anyone playing with that good of a reaction time as it is for 240hz or 360hz
 

BadThad

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Honestly, I couldn't tell a difference between 144 and 240Hz. I run all my games at 144Hz with FreeSync on and, after gaming at 60Hz forever, it's a quantum leap. My fav game gives me about 120 fps average so 144Hz is plenty. IMO, this is just a marketing game as there is little to be gained at 390Hz unless your frame rate is similar.....which I doubt many people have games/machines that can average out 390 fps.
 

Reehahs

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Honestly, I couldn't tell a difference between 144 and 240Hz. I run all my games at 144Hz with FreeSync on and, after gaming at 60Hz forever, it's a quantum leap. My fav game gives me about 120 fps average so 144Hz is plenty. IMO, this is just a marketing game as there is little to be gained at 390Hz unless your frame rate is similar.....which I doubt many people have games/machines that can average out 390 fps.

It would be really nice to be able to see comparable monitors of different refresh rates in a store running the same game loop.
 

Mr Majestyk

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I might be the first person to not give a damn. Just give me a 4K 32" monitor that offer 90% Rec.2020, 100% aRGB, HDR+1000, 5ms g-t-g lag, 90-120Hz refresh. I would happily also have a 3K 15:10 30" monitor with the same specs.