AU Optronics teases 480Hz Desktop and Laptop gaming displays
Faster gaming monitors are on the horizon
Published: 11th May 2022 | Source: AOU |
Expect to see 480 Hz monitors in the near future
As part of a new promotional video, AU Optronics (AUO) has teased a new Full HD gaming display that can deliver ultra high refresh rates of 480Hz, catering to the professional/competitive gamer market.
Today's high-end ultra high-end gaming displays operate at around 360Hz (or slightly higher though "overclocking"), making this new TN Film panel display from AUO one third faster. If you consider 120Hz fast, this screen is 120Hz faster than today's fastest gaming screens. On the desktop side, AUO's 480Hz screen has a 24-inch screen size and has sub 1ms response times.
AUO has also showcased a 480Hz Full HD (1080p) gaming display that is 16-inches in size, which means that laptop users should soon be able to benefit from extreme screen refresh rates.
At the time of writing, 1080p remains the most popular screen resolution for PC gamers. Low-end gamers can more easily achieve high framerates at this resolution, and extreme gamers can buy premium 1080p displays that can deliver gamers extreme refresh rates. 480Hz is 8x faster than 60Hz, and that is a big deal for competitive gamers.
AMD's already working to certify 480 Hz FreeSync displays
Back at CES 2022, AMD confirmed that they were working with display manufacturers to certify FreeSync displays with 480 Hz panels. Additionally, AMD had also confirmed that they were certifying 8K FreeSync gaming screens. Moving forward, monitors are going to get faster and sharper.
With Computex 2022 coming later this month, it is likely that we will see some next-generation gaming display at the event from manufacturers like ASUS, Alienware, and MSI.