Refresh rate is debatably the most important feature on a gaming monitor, and while we’re just getting acquainted with 360Hz – or 390Hz if you’re lucky enough to get one that overclocks – the climb isn’t over. Sweclockers reports that both LG and AU Optronics will put 480Hz displays into production by the end of 2022, aiming for a 2023 release.
Bringing the concept to life, Zisworks has already tested 480Hz panels at a meagre 540p resolution back in 2017. The new consumer variants should follow in the footsteps of the Asus ROG Swift PG25QN, however, bumping things up to and industry-standard 1080p resolution on a 24.5-inch screen. Details are a little thin beyond this, only hinting that specification might also include support for DisplayHDR 400 and stick to the default sRGB colour space.
LG is also reportedly working on a new feature that should produce truer blacks, once again sidestepping the OLED technology we’ve seen so rarely in the gaming monitor market compared to televisions.