Asus has a 540Hz monitor that allows you to transfer its toes
It’s a 24.1-inch 1080p G-Sync panel that’s sadly saddled with TN display screen expertise, recognized for its refresh charges moderately than viewing angles or large coloration gamut. However the monitor pulls a fairly cool trick: the stand helps you to pop out and in its toes to slot in narrower areas and lock them in place.
The opposite factor it has over the Alienware is a value: Asus rep Cat Tompkins tells The Verge it ought to value $899 USD.
It’s additionally received a built-in ESS Quad DAC with “near-zero audio latency,” presumably to pipe killer audio out of your PC to its 3.5mm headphone jack. Asus boasts that it really has “above 90% DCI-P3” by way of the colours it may well show. Its twin HDMI ports are HDMI 2.0 moderately than 2.1, which implies you in all probability gained’t have variable refresh price to your recreation consoles, although you’ll in all probability be utilizing DP 1.4 out of your PC to realize the excessive refresh charges anyhow. Just like the Alienware and a few earlier screens, it comes with Nvidia’s Reflex Latency Analyzer.
I nonetheless suppose 500Hz screens are overkill for the reasons I laid out this morning: “the response time distinction between a 360Hz panel and a 500Hz one is lower than one-thousandth of a second — 0.78 milliseconds, to be precise — and solely in video games the place your graphics card or chip can really ship 500 frames per second,” I wrote.
But when that’s precisely what you’re on the lookout for, you’ll have a minimum of two choices this 12 months.