Asus announced the ROG Swift 500Hz gaming monitor at Computex this week, a dizzyingly fast monitor touted as the first with that high refresh rate.
According to Asus, the TN panel technology using a new version of the hardware is surprisingly affordable, although some color accuracy and vividness has been sacrificed in order to achieve the accuracy benchmarks. low latency which the company calls “esports TN”.
The highest resolution is 1080p on a 24-inch display, but it’s G-Sync compatible and comes with both Nvidia’s G-Sync Esports Mode for increased judder and support for Reflex Analyzer that measures head system lag. last if you have an Nvidia Mouse that supports reflexes and a GeForce GPU.
Primarily aimed at esports players, the high refresh rate means smooth gameplay and a competitive edge over other players. To demonstrate the difference in latency, Nvidia uploaded a video showcasing the new monitor compared to other monitors with lower refresh rates and used a high-speed camera to capture Valorant’s gameplay:
It should be noted that you will need a powerful PC to handle the 500Hz refresh rate, even in less demanding games like Overwatch and Valorant. Nvidia’s RTX 4090 cards are supposed to launch this summer, so if you have the cash to spare and you want to show off, you’ll likely be looking for a very powerful GPU like The monstrous RTX 3090 Ti.
While pricing and release date have yet to be announced for the new Asus monitor, there are plenty of alternative devices on the market.