At what level does the refresh price on a monitor develop into too excessive? Are you able to even see the previous distinction 240Hz? Or 144Hz? Alienware thinks we might go greater and that 500Hz is “the brand new class of pace” for gaming displays. Contemplating that different manufacturers like Asus ROG are additionally launching their personal 500Hz show, we count on to see this new ‘class of pace’ flip into fairly the battle in 2023. 

At CES 2023, Alienware revealed its newest gaming monitor, the AW2524H, the corporate’s first 500Hz gaming monitor. Technically, it is a native 480Hz gaming monitor that may hit 500Hz overclocked (through single DP). This 1080p 24.5-inch IPS gaming monitor additionally has acquired a speedy response time of 0.5ms GtG and 1ms in ‘Excessive Mode.’ The monitor additionally does 240Hz through pair of HDMI ports.

Design-wise, the AW2524H goes with a smaller hexagonal base, quite than the 2 jutting toes that it at the moment makes use of for its displays, so it will take up much less area in your desk—a welcome design alternative. Alienware can also be ditching the RGB ring that is sometimes on the monitor’s backbone however including a retractable headset hanger. Honest commerce, in the event you ask me. 

Different options embody G-Sync help, VESA Show HDR 400, and Nvidia Reflex Latency Analyzer. Extra importantly, it is acquired half a dozen USB ports which all gaming displays ought to have. 

There is not any getting round the truth that this factor is constructed for aggressive gaming, where pace issues and nothing else. So except you’ve got a burning want to play Valorant or CS : Go on the highest pace conceivable, 500Hz may be overkill for anybody else. If you would like dimension, image high quality, and a reasonably speedy show, take a look at the AW3423DW, Alienware’s beautiful curved QD-OLED show. 

The Alienware AW2524H is anticipated to land in North America on March 31, and in China on February 8. There is not any pricing but, however we assume this can fall below the ‘not low cost’ class. Between these and LG’s new OLED 240Hz displays, 2023 is wanting like will probably be an thrilling yr for gaming displays that need to straddle the road between pace and film high quality.