Nvidia and Asus present the first 500 Hertz monitor

Asus and Nvidia presented the first monitor with 500 Hz, Nvidia G-Sync and Relfex Analyzer at Computex.

Asus and Nvidia presented the first gaming monitor with a refresh rate of 500 Hz at Computex 2022. According to the manufacturer itself, this is primarily aimed at e-sportsmen who play games like CS:GO, Valorant, Overwatch or Rainbow Six Siege. In addition to the highest refresh rates in a display to date, the monitor also supports Nvidia G-Sync and has an Nvidia Reflex Analyzer installed. A release date and the price are not yet known.

ASUS ROG Swift 500Hz

Nvidia and ASUS have been working together for a long time to bring monitors to the market that are specially tailored for the e-sports sector. The latest addition is the ASUS ROG Swift 500 Hz, which raises the bar a good corner in terms of refresh rate.

The fastest model in Europe so far is the Acer Nitro XV2 (find the cheapest price here in the PC-WELT price comparison), which can be overclocked up to 390 Hz. The newly developed display is based on a 24-inch TN panel with Full HD resolution. TN panels are now actually a thing of the past and are being used in fewer and fewer modern displays. The reason for this is that the color rendering and viewing angle stability are significantly worse than with IPS, VA or OLED panels. On the other hand, TN panels are more editorial, which definitely fits the concept of the ROG Swift 500 Hz.

“Highest refresh rate ever developed”

Nvidia itself speaks of the display with the “lowest latency and the highest refresh rate ever developed”. In order to demonstrate the differences between a 144 Hz, a 240 Hz and a 500 Hz display, the manufacturer had suitable video material up his sleeve.

As a result, a monitor with such high refresh rates not only leads to “smoother” gameplay, but above all to the fact that the opponent appears a little earlier in the field of vision. But the difference is definitely not really big, for example, the image construction takes 2ms on a 500 Hz display, 2.78 ms on 360 Hz and 4.17 ms on 240 Hz.

Even a 120 Hz monitor doesn’t take that much longer at 8.33 ms. After all, we are talking about milliseconds here and in comparison, the average human reaction time to a light signal is around 180 ms.

To further reduce latency, the display can use Nvidia G-Sync to synchronize the video output of the graphics card with the refresh rate of the display. In addition, there is a feature called Nvidia Reflex in many Esports titles such as Fortnite or Apex Legends, which we have subjected to extensive testing.

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Depending on the game and hardware, enabling it can result in a significant reduction in system latency. The ASUS ROG Swift 500 Hz also has an Nvidia Reflex Analyzer, which can be used to read out the system latency and show it on the display. Unfortunately, neither Asus nor Nvidia have answered the questions of when the monitor will be launched and how much it will cost.

Since already for the ASUS ROG Swift PG259QNR with 360 Hz and Reflex Analyzer currently

at least 540 euros

are due, the new monitor should not be too cheap.

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