480Hz prototype display spotted

A true 480Hz display?

480Hz prototype display spotted

480Hz prototype display spotted

 
PC displays are continuing to get faster and faster, delivering faster response times, clearer motion and push gaming hardware forward.  
 
Now reports of a 480Hz prototype display are circulating online, a display so fast that most games have no hope of reaching it, either hitting limitation on today's hardware or coming with built-in framerate caps that are lower than this display's refresh rate. 
 
This display is said to come with a resolution that is lower than 1080p, though we have been unable to find any official verification of this display's full specifications at this time. 

  

480Hz prototype display spotted

 

A display that offers a refresh rate this high offers some interesting perspective on the limitations of certain hardware, with Blurbuster stating that the polling rate of modern mice could become a limiting factor when used with a display that is this fast. 

  


Doubling the refresh rate, halves the distance between image-copies in the stroboscopic effect. This also applies to things like FPS games (e.g. flick-turns while staring at crosshairs — and then seeing the “stepping effect” of the turn).

In fact, even the 1000Hz report-rate of a gaming mouse is becoming a limiting factor — mouse manufacturers such as Razer, Logitech, SteelSeries, ASUS ROG, Zowie, and others, now need to release true-2000 Hz position report rates.

 

To be clear, we do not expect production-ready 480Hz displays to hit the market anytime soon, though it does showcase exactly how fast display technology is moving forward. 

 

You can join the discussion on this 480Hz PC monitor on the OC3D Forums.

 

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14-08-2017, 06:48:05

AlienALX
Oh for god's sake. I hope this is not meant for gaming !

If you haven't played a game at 400 FPS I recommend downloading/finding the original Quake and running it on modern hardware. Blink and you're dead.Quote

14-08-2017, 06:57:16

Dicehunter
Cool to see new tech but I've tried the Asus 240Hz display and I cannot see or "feel" the difference after 120Hz at all.Quote

14-08-2017, 11:25:35

Warchild
Nothing wrong with this at all. Its purely for the esport hardcore competitive fps gamer. Up to now, the extreme fps shooter would practise on CRT screens for max fps. Now they have this.

Totally over the top for your average gamer or enthusiast, but for those who make a living from gaming. It's a potentially good option.

@ Dicehunter,

The difference was quite apparent to me. Just not as extreme as the difference we would see between 60 and 120hz, who many would also argue they dont see a difference. I guess it's all personal preference.Quote

14-08-2017, 12:21:03

AlienALX
At 480 FPS a game is completely unplayable.Quote

14-08-2017, 14:07:13

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
Nothing wrong with this at all. Its purely for the esport hardcore competitive fps gamer. Up to now, the extreme fps shooter would practise on CRT screens for max fps. Now they have this.

Totally over the top for your average gamer or enthusiast, but for those who make a living from gaming. It's a potentially good option.

@ Dicehunter,

The difference was quite apparent to me. Just not as extreme as the difference we would see between 60 and 120hz, who many would also argue they dont see a difference. I guess it's all personal preference.
You cannot see a difference, but you can feel it. If you played for a long time at 240hz then went back to 120hz you would feel a difference.

Human eyes cannot see above even 20 and that's a fact I've read from an eye doctor/optometrist. But you DO notice the movement differences.Quote
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