LG and AU Optronics are working very actively to increase the frame rate of gaming monitors to 480 Hz. Production of the new models is scheduled for the end of 2022.
Today, displays offering a refresh rate of 360 Hz and 2.8 ms are the best gaming models we can afford.
Pushing back the limits of LCD
Seasoned gamers in the PC gaming world already know the benefits of a higher refresh rate on their screen. The majority of modern PC monitors offer rates ranging from 75Hz up to 360Hz.
It looks like LG and AU Optronics plan to produce 480Hz displays by 2022, according to two reports from TFTCentral . Recall that for the moment, the prize goes to the ASUS ROG Swift 360 with its refresh rate of 360 Hz.
More specifically, we are talking about a 24.5-inch LG screen offering a display (classic, but expected) of 1920 x 1080 pixels, with support for the DisplayHDR 400 standard and ” good color reproduction ” .
The details are even rarer on the side of the Taiwanese company AUO for its 480 Hz screen. The only indication is that the screen should also be a screen limited to 1080p. The SweClockers site, however, specifies that the firm would also work on a 1440p 360 Hz screen for release in 2021.
A commercial launch in 2023?
The TFTCentral report also reveals that LG is said to be developing a new technology called “IPS Black”. This would produce deeper blacks on LCD screens with an IPS panel while reducing the amount of shine. In short, without being at the level of true black and the infinite contrasts of OLED (expensive technology), the LCD could receive a big boost.
The production of the two Full HD models is apparently scheduled for the end of 2022. The marketing of these screens to the general public could therefore take place in 2023.
More likely, chances are these 480Hz displays will be shown at CES 2023. The same was done by ASUS and NVIDIA with the world’s first 360Hz display, the ROG SWIFT 360Hz PG259QN, at CES 2020.