Need higher refresh rates? 480Hz monitors are in the works from LG and AU Optronics

Monitors are soon going to be even faster!

Need higher refresh rates? 480Hz monitors are in the works from LG and AU Optronics

Need higher refresh rates? 480Hz monitors are in the works from LG and AU Optronics

Whether it's to make DOOM Eternal look smoother and feel more responsive than before or to get an edge over your opponents in competitive gaming scenarios, there's a reason why many gamers seek monitors with the fastest possible refresh rates. 

Today, 360Hz monitors like the ASUS ROG Swift PG259QNR, Alienware AW2521H, and Acer Predator X25 are some of the fastest screens available, offering gamers a new displayed fame every 2.8 milliseconds and ultra-low levels of display latency. Now, we know that even faster monitors are in development from LG and AU Optronics, thanks to reports from TFT Central.    

480Hz monitors are now in development, with both LG and AU Optronics targeting mass production in late 2022. This means that we should see 480Hz gaming monitors sometime in 2023, pushing display technology to new heights. 

These new 480Hz monitors will support 1080p resolutions and VRR ranges of around 30-480Hz and faster display electronics to deliver faster response times and support the 480Hz refresh rates of these ultra-fast display panels. 

LG's 480Hz panel is said to give users a screen size of 24.5 inches, which is similar to today's ultra-high refresh rate 1080p monitors. This screen size is common amongst ultra-competitive gamers.  

Need higher refresh rates? 480Hz monitors are in the works from LG and AU Optronics  

While 480Hz refresh rates seem excessive, these ultra-high refresh rate products will always be in demand from competitive eSports gamers and act as high-performance halo products for any brand that produces them. Advances in this area will also bring the market a step closer to creating higher refresh rate 1440p and 4K monitors, which is great news for those who want to push high refresh rates and high display resolutions simultaneously. 

YOu can join the discussion on AU Optronics and LG's plans to produce 480Hz display panels on the OC3D Forums

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28-07-2021, 12:01:52

Dicehunter
I'd love to see a bunch of pro's do blind A/B test between this and a really good 240Hz from BenQ Zowie.Quote

28-07-2021, 14:53:11

Warchild
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
I'd love to see a bunch of pro's do blind A/B test between this and a really good 240Hz from BenQ Zowie.
I reckon the pros will actually be able to tell the difference.

We spent a long time back in the day arguing over 60hz vs 120hz and people throwing in the silly eyes can only see 30fps argument etc.

120hz is such a normality these days even the mainstream user has adapted to the higher refresh and can tell the difference. Personally I struggle with 200hz and 144hz, although im sure some can "feel" it is different.

I do like the idea of a blind test with this. Thing is though, a fair unbiased test might be tricky as there are so many variables that can affect it. FPS spikes, drops, microstutters, G-sync, Freesync etc.Quote

28-07-2021, 15:19:47

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
I reckon the pros will actually be able to tell the difference.

We spent a long time back in the day arguing over 60hz vs 120hz and people throwing in the silly eyes can only see 30fps argument etc.

120hz is such a normality these days even the mainstream user has adapted to the higher refresh and can tell the difference. Personally I struggle with 200hz and 144hz, although im sure some can "feel" it is different.

I do like the idea of a blind test with this. Thing is though, a fair unbiased test might be tricky as there are so many variables that can affect it. FPS spikes, drops, microstutters, G-sync, Freesync etc.

Have a canned test so a game plays the same scene with the same actions each time at the same resolution, G-Sync/Freesync disabled, V-Sync disabled, All the same ingame settings, Same actual system, Networking disabled so no pop ups or notifications etc... do 5 runs on each monitor.Quote

28-07-2021, 17:42:16

Warchild
hmm actually maybe the old Nvidia Gsync pendulum demo would do it.

No variable animations, cycles through same run, and of course you can disable G sync within along with V sync etc.Quote

28-07-2021, 18:00:51

grec
I guess the much lower difference in frame time might make it harder to differentiate, or negate the same degree of advantage, when jumping doubling the rate between already higher framerates.

Eg 30Hz is a frame time of ~33ms, 60Hz is ~17ms, 120Hz is ~8ms, 240Hz is ~4ms and 480Hz is 2ms. So going from 30 to 60 gives a 16ms jump, and 60 to 120 gives a ~10ms jump, whereas the other gaps get progressively much smaller, with 240Hz vs 480Hz only being a 2ms difference in frame times.

I think remember reading that US marines could detect changes in light signals (I think white screen with black flashes) for single frames at 500Hz, so I guess theoretically it should at least be perceivable in some contexts still.Quote
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