480Hz prototype display spotted

480Hz prototype display spotted

480Hz prototype display spotted

 
PC displays are continuing to get faster and faster, delivering faster response times, clearer motion and push gaming hardware forward.  
 
Now reports of a 480Hz prototype display are circulating online, a display so fast that most games have no hope of reaching it, either hitting limitation on today’s hardware or coming with built-in framerate caps that are lower than this display’s refresh rate. 
 
This display is said to come with a resolution that is lower than 1080p, though we have been unable to find any official verification of this display’s full specifications at this time. 

  

480Hz prototype display spotted

 

A display that offers a refresh rate this high offers some interesting perspective on the limitations of certain hardware, with Blurbuster stating that the polling rate of modern mice could become a limiting factor when used with a display that is this fast. 

  


Doubling the refresh rate, halves the distance between image-copies in the stroboscopic effect. This also applies to things like FPS games (e.g. flick-turns while staring at crosshairs — and then seeing the “stepping effect” of the turn).

In fact, even the 1000Hz report-rate of a gaming mouse is becoming a limiting factor — mouse manufacturers such as Razer, Logitech, SteelSeries, ASUS ROG, Zowie, and others, now need to release true-2000 Hz position report rates.

 

To be clear, we do not expect production-ready 480Hz displays to hit the market anytime soon, though it does showcase exactly how fast display technology is moving forward. 

 

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