LCD incoming with 480 Hz refresh rate
A monitor with 360 Hz refresh rate and 2.8 ms frame time is The best gaming monitor The high refresh rate you can get today. But this will soon change. Two leading LCD panel manufacturers are developing display panels with a 480 Hz refresh rate and 2.1 ms frame time (and lower overall delay). These panels will sometimes be ready in 2022, so actual displays will arrive in 2023.
According to two reports, AU Optronics and LG Display are both developing LCD panels with a refresh rate of 480 Hz. TFT Center (1, 2). According to reports, LG Display is developing multiple 480 Hz panels, the first of which is 24.5 inches with a resolution of 1080p (1920×1080). The device is expected to be ready for mass production sometime in the fourth quarter of 2022, so if all goes well, commercial displays based on this panel will be available in the first half of 2023. AU Optronics is also developing a 1080p panel refresh rate with 480 Hz and plans to start mass production in 2022, but there are no further details.
There is not much information available about AUO and LG Display’s 480 Hz panels, which is not particularly surprising considering their distance. Today’s ultra-high performance 360Hz displays use TN panels, although the new 390Hz LCD uses AUO’s AHVA (IPS-like) panels.
To handle panels with an extremely wide range of variable refresh rates—think 30Hz to 480Hz—very high-performance display controller logic is required. This set of chips (or a highly integrated chip) must include a very high-performance image processing unit, a suitable overload processor, a very fast TCON (timing controller) and a general-purpose processor, which will manage to say The unit.
For example, modern 360Hz G-Sync monitors use logic specially designed by Nvidia. In fact, the logic behind high-end displays is as important as the panel and backlight, which is why the development of expensive displays takes so long.
These 480 Hz panels are designed for professional gamers who want the best performance to maximize their potential in various e-sports competitions. The market for this type of display is quite small, but it is lucrative. In addition, this high-end display serves the same purpose as other halo products-they promote the manufacturer’s brand.