At Computex 2022, Asus has announced a new ultra-fast monitor. Nvidia has actually unveiled the new 500Hz monitor. It''s the first monitor to reach the staggering 500Hz refresh rate.
Naturally, this can only be achieved with the tried-and-true TN panel technology. Nvidia claims this is a fresh form of TN called E-TN (esports TN). TN is a relatively advanced technology, which makes it relatively inexpensive. It does not have the best colour accuracy, vibrancy, or view angles, but is effective in generating ultra-low latency and high refresh rates.
The ROG Swift 500Hz, which is mainly designed for esports professionals and competitive gamers, only comes in 24" and 1080p. This means the resolution is low to make games less likely to achieve high framerates.
The monitor, which does not have a price or release date, will be G-Sync compatible and will include Nvidia''s G-Sync Esports Mode, which adjusts vibrance. As a new product, it will also include Nvidia''s Reflex Analyzer support, which allows you to measure end-to-end system latency, provided you have a Nvidia Reflex-enabled mouse and a GeForce GPU.
500Hz is a bit useless and incredibly niche. While most monitors today support 120-165Hz quite easily, there does seem to be possibilities of 240Hz and even 360Hz, making 500Hz a major overkill. Although Nvidia claims the monitor will offer smoother gameplay overall, thanks to its low latency, you won''t be able to make the most of it until you have to run your games at or near to 500fps.
You''ll need a robust GPU and CPU even at 1080p, and even then, you''re limited to the most demanding games on the market, such as Valorant, CS:GO, and even Overwatch and Rainbow Six: Siege.
The video from Nvidia demonstrates the difference in latency between 500Hz and the more common 144Hz and 240Hz. Using a 1000fps processor, the video shows how easy it is to see opponents and react faster in Valorant.