PC and laptop computer shows are working towards 480 Hz

480 Hz desktop, laptop displays teased by PC panel-pusher AUO

Should you’ve ever checked out a 360 Hz monitor and thought, “This is not quick sufficient,” this is one thing to look ahead to. Whereas we have seen monitor prototypes surpass 360 Hz, the best native refresh price you will discover on a PC show nowadays, plainly AU Optronics (AUO) is engaged on panels that’ll be out there with a good snappier 480 Hz refresh price.

In fact, not many would take a look at a display updating with new info 360 instances each second as lagging. However for very fast-paced motion—like in a aggressive recreation the place phrases and objects whizz by right away or the place a number of milliseconds of a delay might be the distinction between a win or a loss—extra velocity could also be crucial.

AUO highlighted a 480 Hz panel when promoting its presence at SID Display Week.
Enlarge / AUO highlighted a 480 Hz panel when selling its presence at SID Show Week.

As noticed by TFT Central this week, AUO introduced through a YouTube video that it is engaged on a 24-inch PC monitor panel with a 480 Hz refresh price and response time that is underneath 1 ms (the model did not get any extra particular there). And it is geared toward avid gamers.

AUO, which sells panels to watch distributors, together with Acer, Asus, and MSI, additionally highlighted a 16-inch 480 Hz display made for laptops. The response time right here appears to be barely greater, at “1.xms,” in accordance with the video.

AUO is also working on more portable 480 Hz displays.
Enlarge / AUO can be engaged on extra transportable 480 Hz shows.

Unsurprisingly, each shows work with 1920×1080 pixels, sacrificing sharper picture high quality for velocity. For comparability, a 24-inch monitor with 4K decision has a pixel density of 183.58 pixels per inch (ppi) versus the 91.79 ppi a 1080p different presents.

However 1080p is a marked enchancment from after we noticed the 480 Hz refresh price in 2017. As recalled by ComputerBase, ZisWorks shared a 480 Hz prototype then, however the decision was a measly 960×540. For what it is price, BlurBusters pointed to seen picture high quality enhancements on the time, together with lowered movement blur, even when in comparison with 240 Hz. Since it is a shorter leap from 360 Hz to 480 Hz, it might be fascinating to see if we might inform the distinction.

AUO’s 480 Hz panels are being developed with a extra widespread decision but in addition a waning LCD LED panel sort, TN (twisted nematic). TN screens are recognized for velocity and are sometimes cheaper than alternate options, however typically have inferior distinction to VA (vertical alignment) panels and worse colour and viewing angles than IPS (in-plane switching).

480 Hz on the horizon

AUO launched the aforementioned video to advertise its presence on the Society for Data Show’s Display Week convention in San Jose, California, this week. In an announcement, AUO mentioned it will “showcase the applying situations of the next-generation” of gaming shows on the present.

Since AUO is a panel provider, it did not level to any monitor launch dates. AUO additionally appeared to extra closely give attention to selling a few of its panel expertise at SID Week, primarily based on its announcement detailing different improvements it mentioned it will present on the convention.

Final summer season, TFT Central additionally pointed to plans for AUO and LG to launch 480 Hz screens. And contemplating we have lately seen a 500 Hz PC monitor prototype, 480 Hz does not sound too farfetched.

In fact, ought to a 480 Hz monitor come out any time quickly, it might be a distinct segment use requiring a heck of a system, together with a top-end graphics card, the best content material, and a few fairly eager eyes to reap all the advantages.


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