AUO Demos 480Hz Laptop and Desktop Monitors


AUO demonstrated super-fast PC display panels during SID Display Week 2022. As spotted by ComputerBase, we get a first look at a new 24-inch 480Hz desktop monitor and 16-inch 480Hz laptop screen from AUO. Both of these displays offer FHD 1920 x 1080 pixels and sub-1ms response times, but are designed using TN (Twisted Nematic) technology.

At 56 seconds you can see the 24 inch FHD 480Hz monitor demo, the 16 inch FHD 480Hz demo follows directly.

Right now, these are all the specs we have on AUO’s new 480Hz display panels. To recap the key points, desktop and laptop panels are FHD resolution, with

(Image credit: AUO)

We’ve tested several IPS gaming monitors with 360Hz refresh rates, but AUO’s new TN desktop and laptop panels are aimed more directly at PC gamers who need the refresh rates. as fast as possible, with image quality being a lower priority. In the video, you can see the desktop monitor being demonstrated with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, an eSports standard where high refresh rates, reduced input lag, and fast response times are highly sought after for competitive advantage. .

As we wrote last summer when rumors of these new displays surfaced, designing monitors with such fast refresh rates isn’t just a matter of screen technology. Monitor manufacturers should deploy corresponding high-performance display controller logic; image processing units, overdrive processors and timing controllers. Developing these complementary components and sourcing suitable semiconductors must not have been easy recently with the chip supply crisis. AUO didn’t provide any guidance on release schedules for the 480Hz displays, but with Display Week’s hardware demos, partner products showcasing these panels can’t be too far off.

Other displays featured in the AUO Demo Reel include; an ultra wide AmLED Panel (adaptive mini LED technology) for vivid colors and fast refresh rates for gamers and creators, 16-inch QHD AmLED panel for gaming laptops, laptop panels with integrated cameras to eliminating display notches or thick top bezels, ChLC color tablet screens that work without backlighting, and many others.

For a good understanding of the state of play in the PC gaming monitor market, we recommend readers check out our guide to the best gaming monitors for 2022. In the guide, you’ll find monitors with all sorts of panel, sizes and aspect ratios – maybe one or two will tick all your requirement boxes to reach a sweet spot.


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