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Forget 360Hz, 480Hz displays are on the way and may be available by 2023

Even this Asus ROG unit might be outshone soon. (Source: Asus)
Even this Asus ROG unit might be outshone soon. (Source: Asus)
An industry blog asserts that display panels capable of ultra-high 480Hz refresh rates are now in the works. They will allegedly come courtesy of AU Optronics (or AUO) and LG Display, and may go into production at these companies by 2022. Therefore, monitors that can blow the fastest 1080p models of today out of the water might be on the way.

Consumer- (well, mostly gamer-) grade 360Hz monitors finally took off in earnest from 2020 on; furthermore, there is now even a healthy sprinkling of laptops with this spec around. However, TFTCentral now insists that 2 well-known names in this industry is just about ready to take over from this standard with the manufacture of new, 480Hz panels, slated to kick off in 2022.

In fact, the blog claims that both LG Display and AUO now have listings with this spec, although they are yet to go into actual production. The 2 companies' putative ultra-high-refresh-rate offerings are slated to be restricted to 1080p in their first generation; then again, so are the current crop of 360Hz displays.

Very little is known about these putative 480Hz panels (material type included), although it is possible the LG iteration might arrive as a HDR400-certified, 24.5-inch product with sRGB coverages to an unknown extent. As for concurrent developments at higher resolutions, AUO is also now said to list new 1440p/360Hz and 4K/240Hz options respectively, whereas LG might also approach 1440p/240Hz soon.

Of these, AUO is slated to start on its new 360Hz line in 2021, although the one that brings 4K to an unprecedented refresh rate at this factory may have to wait until 2023. Meanwhile, LG might not start on its 1440p/240Hz project until 2022.

In the meantime, the OEM has allegedly whetted client appetites with talk of specs such as a true 1ms gray-to-gray (G2G) response time, reduced overshoot artifacts and further work on tackling reverse ghosting and inverse ghosting.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-07-26 (Update: 2021-07-26)