Nvidia and Asus will debut the world’s first 500Hz G-Sync display at Computex 2022. Asus will be selling a 24-inch 500Hz TN panel that is optimised for 1080p esports games. Earlier last year, we saw a prototype 500Hz gaming panel. Asus has not yet announced a pricing or a release date for the new ROG Swift 500Hz monitor.
The news comes just over two years after Nvidia and Asus announced a partnership to develop 360Hz gaming displays for esports at CES 2020. PC enthusiasts have traditionally purchased 144Hz gaming displays, with 240Hz panels still uncommon. So while 500Hz may seem excessive, Nvidia promises that it will make a difference for competitive gamers seeking the best of the best.
Nvidia demonstrated its argument with the Phantom VEO 640S motion camera. This camera has 72GB of RAM and can capture Valorant gaming at up to 1,000 frames per second. Because of the smoother animations, Nvidia promises that this new 500Hz panel will make target tracking easier, and reduced ghosting should reduce distractions during gaming. Reduced latency is the essential of any high refresh rate panel, and Nvidia promises you’ll be able to notice players peering out of cover faster than with a 240Hz or 144Hz monitor.
To operate a 500Hz display, you’ll need a powerful gaming PC and GPU. According to rumours, Nvidia will release its next-generation RTX 4090 graphics card this summer, which would be an excellent match for a 500Hz display. Games like CS:GO, Valorant, and Overwatch should be able to reach the frame rates necessary to fully use a 500Hz screen with a high-end GPU thanks to Asus’ ROG Swift 500Hz monitor’s 1080p resolution.
The ROG Swift 500Hz also comes with Nvidia’s Reflex Analyzer, which measures system latency, as well as a G-Sync esports mode with an adjustable vibrance option, which, according to Asus, “allows more light to go through the LCD crystals.” This panel also employs Asus’ proprietary esports TN (E-TN) technology, which the company says provides “60% faster reaction times than normal TN panels.”
If 500Hz is still too fast for you, Nvidia just introduced new G-Sync displays that allow you choose between 1440p and 1080p settings. Up to 360Hz refresh rates and a unique 25-inch 1080p mode are available on the 27-inch esports monitors.