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The Asus ROG Swift 500Hz propels gaming monitors to ludicrous new speeds

1 month ago   |   By PC World

For a certain type of gamer, there's no such thing as too fast. Whether it's CPU clocks, frames per second, or refresh rates , that number always has to go up. We've seen high-end gaming monitors go from 120 and 144 hertz, to roughly double and triple that in the last year, with the fastest monitors on the market now hitting 360Hz. Soon it'll be bumped up again, according to Nvidia, to a literal eye-watering 500Hz.
The first monitor to actually hit that lofty figure has been announced at Computex in Taipei. The Asus ROG Swift 500Hz Gaming Monitor features the titular insanely fast TN...
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ASUS's ROG Swift is the 'world's first' 500Hz G-Sync gaming monitor

ASUS's ROG Swift is the 'world's first' 500Hz G-Sync gaming monitor

1 month ago   |   By Engadget

ASUS has unveiled what it calls the "world's first" 500Hz G-Sync gaming display, the 1080p ROG Swift 500Hz. Designed for competitive gaming, it uses an "E-TN" panel and incorporates NVIDIA's G-Sync eSports to maximize motion it clarity. It also uses NVIDIA's Reflex Analyzer technology that delivers real-time stats to help you reduce end-to-end latency if you're using a Reflex-optimized mouse and NVIDIA GPU. The key highlight is the 500Hz refresh rate that draws eight times faster than typical 60Hz displays, ASUS notes. The company is also promising 60 percent better response times than...
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