BOE launches the world's first 500Hz gaming monitor

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BOE launches their world's first 500Hz gaming monitor

BOE has launched their world's first 500Hz 1080p Gaming Monitor

Not many people will have heard of BOE (Beijing Oriental Electronics), but they are a display manufacture that is well worth taking notice of. While Samsung, LG, and OU Optronics are better known by PC enthusiasts, Chinese manufacturers are quickly gaining ground over their rivals to become dominant within the display market, especially in the high-end gaming market.

BOE, according to the Chinese news outlet Sina, has revealed the world's first 500Hz+ gaming display, a 27-inch full HD (1080p) monitor. Additionally, the company has also revealed a 120Hz 8K display panel with a screen size of 110 inches. 

Sadly, BOE has not revealed a huge amount of details about these two new displays, aside form the fact that their 1080p 500Hz+ screen uses an 8-bit panel and features a reported 1ms response time. 

Currently, ultra-high-end 1080p gaming monitors topically max out at 360Hz, though AMD has confirmed that 480Hz FreeSync gaming displays are on the horizon. Additionally, Samsung has already revealed a 4K 240Hz Mini LED monitor at CES 2022. BOE's technology is impressive, but they aren't far ahead of their rivals, and it remains to be seen how good BOE's extreme refresh rate screens perform in reality. 

BOE launches their world's first 500Hz gaming monitor

With most modern games, 500Hz refresh rates would be overkill for most games. That said, continuing CPU and GPU innovations will make these high refresh rates possible in many competitive games before long. Beyond that, it is only a matter of time before these crazy high refresh rates will be achievable on higher resolution gaming screens. 

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30-01-2022, 20:29:13

dazbobaby
That's an insane claim. Of course that probably just means input, I seriously doubt it's 500hz refresh on the pixels.Quote

31-01-2022, 07:30:16

Peace
Even if they manage to do this, does it even make sense? To get 500 FPS at 1080p you still need to lower your settings drastically and/or invest in a GPU that's definitely overkill.
And I'm a 1080p60 guy over here, who'd take a higher refresh rate over higher resolution any day.Quote

31-01-2022, 10:17:16

meuvoy
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Originally Posted by Peace Ð View Post
Even if they manage to do this, does it even make sense? To get 500 FPS at 1080p you still need to lower your settings drastically and/or invest in a GPU that's definitely overkill.
And I'm a 1080p60 guy over here, who'd take a higher refresh rate over higher resolution any day.
Well, yes, to begin with, you can run games like CS:GO at 500fps easily, and I guess that's the target audience right? The only other advantage I can see for this, is the fact that you do'nt need to bother with Vsync frame limiters or anything else, just play your games with no tearing at all and that's nice but really not a dealbreaker or a reason i'd pay a big premium over slower panels.Quote

31-01-2022, 12:31:58

Warchild
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Originally Posted by meuvoy View Post
Well, yes, to begin with, you can run games like CS:GO at 500fps easily, and I guess that's the target audience right? The only other advantage I can see for this, is the fact that you do'nt need to bother with Vsync frame limiters or anything else, just play your games with no tearing at all and that's nice but really not a dealbreaker or a reason i'd pay a big premium over slower panels.
Pretty sure Doom Eternal could do it too. Impressive feat, but I agree, its a gimmick and unnecessary product.

Paying a higher price for performance you can rarely achieve. I can see people buying it purely for bragging rights though.Quote

31-01-2022, 12:55:54

Dicehunter
I don't imagine anyone outside of maybe a tiny handful of people would really see or feel a difference after 200+ FPS, Personally I stop seeing/feeling a difference after around 180FPS on a 240Hz display, I think at this point it's just a case of -

"We have all the hertz !"Quote
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