For as long as he can remember, Charlie has always been interested in computers and gaming. It all started with the Sega Mega Drive and then evolved into PC gaming in his early teens. CS 1.6 was his first go at competitive gaming which soon evolved into CS:Source and now CS:GO - a game that he still plays (almost exclusively) today. Throughout that period he has also been a keen PC builder and enthusiast - dedicating a large portion of his time to the craft. My current rig is an ASUS 5700XT with AMD's Ryzen 3600X.
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The world’s first 500Hz gaming monitor was officially announced at Computex today, offering up next-generation levels of speed and response. The new esports-tailored gaming monitor from ASUS will feature a new E-TN panel that looks to take motion clarity to the next level – perfect timing considering the massive surge in esports popularity.
At present, there isn’t a great deal of information regarding the release date, prices, and specifications of the new 500Hz gaming monitor. And with a slew of 1440p 300Hz gaming monitors still yet to launch, we could be waiting some time for this high-powered esports monitor to finally launch.
NVIDIA showcases world’s first ASUS 500Hz gaming monitor
The last big monitor announcement was back at CES in January 2022, where NVIDIA showcased an impressive range of new 1440p 300Hz displays. Since then, the work hasn’t stopped and NVIDIA is, yet again, announcing another world’s first in display technology.
The new ASUS 500Hz gaming monitor was touched upon today at this year’s NVIDIA keynote, boasting new levels of speed and response thanks to a brand new E-TN panel. While there isn’t a tonne of information available regarding the new gaming display, NVIDIA has stated the following specs;
“the ASUS ROG Swift 500Hz Gaming Monitor. This 500Hz display has been designed from the ground up for esports, using a brand new E-TN (Esports TN) panel for maximum motion clarity. It also boasts NVIDIA G-SYNC Esports Mode with adjustable esports vibrance and of course, complete NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer support,“
Taking ASUS’s 360Hz monitors as a base, you can safely assume the new 500Hz gaming monitor will also feature a 1080p screen resolution, speedy 1ms response time (GTG), low input lag, G-Sync ULTIMATE and a plethora of gaming-tailored features within its OSD.
Being part of the ROG SWIFT family, we can also assume this monitor will hit shelves at the higher end of the price spectrum. That said, there is no indication just yet as to when it may launch.