ASUS ROG releases the world’s first 500Hz gaming monitor
We are all aware that high refresh rate monitors are increasingly common in a variety of resolutions, the dominant one being 1080p 144Hz and above, although in the last couple of years this has moved up to 240Hz, and even 360Hz in an effort to give hardcore FPS gamers the best gameplay and smoothest experience possible, but ASUS ROG and NVIDIA have gone even further.
During NVIDIA’s Computex keynote, the beastly ASUS ROG Swift 500Hz gaming monitor was announced, making it the world’s first 500Hz refresh rate Esports gaming monitor. The monitor supports NVIDIA G-Sync technology for smooth and fluid gameplay on a 24.1″ 1920×1080 display with an E-TN panel. A type of panel aimed at esports professionals with key features such as an Esports vibration mode built right into the monitor, which allows more light to pass through the LCD crystals, providing higher levels of vibrancy colors, which TN panels usually lack. compared to more expensive IPS panels.
The world’s first 500Hz gaming monitor
That’s a huge feat for ASUS, which in 2012 was the first manufacturer to introduce higher-refresh 144Hz monitors to the market and is looking to continue the trend, staying one step ahead in terms of monitors. fast-paced gaming that can give esports pros an edge over the competition, including working with NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology, as well as Reflex Analyzer, allowing gamers to measure latency with a single click.
Now, this all sounds great, but what can the human eye see, and is this all just marketing? Well, NVIDIA released a video to show the benefits of 500Hz and what it means for you as a gamer in terms of easier target tracking, minimized ghosting, and better overall system latency, which in turn could be the big difference between winning or losing. in-game and as professional Esports gamers know, this could be the focal point of walking away with a pocket full of cash.
Specs-wise, not much is known at this point other than size, panel type, resolution, refresh rate, and NVIDIA features included, although we do know that brightness hits 400 cd/m2 and is equipped with a single DisplayPort 1.4 port and an HDMI 2.0 connector as well as two USB 3.2 ports and a headphone jack.
Price and availability
There’s also no word on pricing or availability at this time, but with the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz panel available for over $600/£600, I think it’s safe to say it won’t. won’t be cheap.