Why it issues: AU Optronics, a significant producer of show panels, simply demoed a number of new show applied sciences they’re engaged on at SID’s Show Week 2022. The showdown included a 480Hz 24-inch desktop monitor, a 480Hz 16-inch laptop computer panel, ultrawide and pocket book AmLED (Adaptive mini LED) screens, and a laptop computer show with built-in cameras.
AUO’s newest 24-inch 480Hz panel is aimed toward displays, whereas the 16-inch panel is meant for pocket book shows. Each are marketed to have response occasions round 1ms, full HD decision, and use TN know-how.
It is fascinating to see TN nonetheless in use for high-end shows, contemplating that we have been getting increasingly more excessive refresh fee IPS and VA panels.
AUO did not point out when we’ll see the primary merchandise utilizing these shows available on the market, though TFTCentral claims they’re deliberate to enter manufacturing someday this 12 months.
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It is value noting that Blurbusters examined a prototype 480Hz monitor just a few years in the past, though it was solely able to dealing with that refresh fee at a decision of 960×540. In that article, they discovered that there’s a noticeable distinction between 240Hz and 480Hz, albeit with considerably diminishing returns.
There’s additionally the query of whether or not graphics playing cards can render video games at such excessive body charges. These shows are primarily going for use for esports titles, equivalent to Valorant and CS:GO, the place hitting 500+ FPS at 1080p is feasible with an honest GPU and the proper CPU.
AUO additionally confirmed off a few AmLED panels (Adaptive mini LED, to not be confused with AMOLED), a laptop computer show with built-in cameras designed to eliminate notches and thick bezels, a number of screens made for automotive use, a coloration ChLC pill panel which makes use of ambient mild as a substitute of a backlight, and extra.