AU Optronics teases 480Hz Desktop and Laptop gaming displays

Faster gaming monitors are on the horizon

AU Optronics teases 480Hz Desktop and Laptop gaming displays

Expect to see 480 Hz monitors in the near future 

As part of a new promotional video, AU Optronics (AUO) has teased a new Full HD gaming display that can deliver ultra high refresh rates of 480Hz, catering to the professional/competitive gamer market. 

Today's high-end ultra high-end gaming displays operate at around 360Hz (or slightly higher though "overclocking"), making this new TN Film panel display from AUO one third faster. If you consider 120Hz fast, this screen is 120Hz faster than today's fastest gaming screens. On the desktop side, AUO's 480Hz screen has a 24-inch screen size and has sub 1ms response times. 

AUO has also showcased a 480Hz Full HD (1080p) gaming display that is 16-inches in size, which means that laptop users should soon be able to benefit from extreme screen refresh rates. 

At the time of writing, 1080p remains the most popular screen resolution for PC gamers. Low-end gamers can more easily achieve high framerates at this resolution, and extreme gamers can buy premium 1080p displays that can deliver gamers extreme refresh rates. 480Hz is 8x faster than 60Hz, and that is a big deal for competitive gamers. 

AMD's already working to certify 480 Hz FreeSync displays

Back at CES 2022, AMD confirmed that they were working with display manufacturers to certify FreeSync displays with 480 Hz panels. Additionally, AMD had also confirmed that they were certifying 8K FreeSync gaming screens. Moving forward, monitors are going to get faster and sharper.

With Computex 2022 coming later this month, it is likely that we will see some next-generation gaming display at the event from manufacturers like ASUS, Alienware, and MSI. 

You can join the discussion on AU Optronics' 480 Hz gaming monitors on the OC3D Forums.

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Most Recent Comments

11-05-2022, 12:25:04

Extreme without doubt really don't see a use for anything over 144hz tbhQuote

11-05-2022, 16:16:18

TN? Lol throw it in the trash bin.Quote

12-05-2022, 16:07:58

Damien c
Originally Posted by grassman View Post
TN? Lol throw it in the trash bin.
Nothing wrong with TN for those who want fast response times and high refresh rates, well beyond what anyone can "Feel" or react to, or do not care about 100% colour accuracy etc or a having a space heater in front of them.

I have a 50" LG Nano 4k 120hz HDR TV and whilst it looks great playing games and honestly I am looking forward to actually getting a LG C2 now, this thing doesn't half get hot so hot in fact that I cannot touch the frame of the TV for 30 minutes without feeling like I am going to burn myself.

Apparently the OLED screens are just as bad if not worse because they get brighter etc.

If it was not for wanting HDR in my monitor/tv, I would go TN again for the high refresh rates and the fact I don't do "Colour Accurate" photo/video editing so the expense of a IPS or other type display is not really required for me.Quote

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