Alienware introduces 25-in 360 Hz monitor with AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-Sync: 1080p IPS panel with 99 percent sRGB competes with ASUS ROG Swift 360 for the Fortnite and Overwatch eSports crowd
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Dell's Alienware brand just joined ASUS in the race towards a commercial 360 Hz IPS gaming panel. Alienware announced the AW2521HF, a 24.5 in, 360 Hz, 1080p IPS monitor targeted squarely at eSports enthusiasts and competitive players.
The new Alienware monitor features both AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-Sync technology, making it a match for Navi cards like the AMD RX 5700 XT, Turing heavyweights like the NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti, and the upcoming Ampere cards.
The monitor features a fast 1ms response rate, minimizing latency. While its native refresh rate is 240 Hz, Alienware says the monitor can be overclocked to 360 Hz. This implies that select units might even go further, with some luck. Because the monitor uses an IPS panel, it's able to deliver 99 percent sRGB coverage as well as wide viewing angles, both weak points for many of the high refresh rate TN panel sets on the market right now.
There's no word on the sticker price as yet, but expect the Alienware AW2521HF pricing to be on the higher end. It will be interesting to see how this monitor competes with ASUS' ROG SWIFT 360.