What you need to know
- AUO demoed its 480Hz panels at SID Display Week 2022.
- The company has a 480Hz 24-inch panel for desktop monitors and a 480Hz 16-inch model for laptops.
- Many manufacturers use AUO displays, including Acer, ASUS, and MSI.
AUO briefly showed off its 480Hz panels at SID Display Week 2022. The company has two 480Hz displays in the works, a 24-inch model for desktop monitors and a 16-inch model for laptops. Both displays have response times of under 1 ms and have FHD (1920 x 1080) resolution. ComputerBase first spotted the panels (via Tom's Hardware). We don't have a full spec list, a release date, or pricing information for any devices that will feature AUO's new panels.
You may not have heard of AUO, but you've likely seen their displays. Many of the best gaming monitors and best gaming laptops have AUO panels. Acer's new Predator X32 monitor uses AUO's AmLED technology, and several well-known companies such as ASUS and MSI frequently use AUO panels.
Around the 56-second mark of the video, you'll see AUO's 24-inch panel and then its 16-inch display. The same video also includes a look at AUO's ultra-wide AmLED panel, its 16-inch QHD AmLED panel, and a display with an integrated camera to allow for a thinner bezel.
Some people will debate if a 480Hz panel is discernable from a 360Hz panel or even from slower ones. Regardless of how many frames the human eye can see in a second, AUO's displays will be among the fastest on the market. Enthusiasts that want to get the most out of the best PC games may want to look AUO's way to future-proof their setups.
Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org (opens in new tab).
But why.... not a chance anyone (or at least 99.9) can notice any difference above 120 hz
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