Nvidia’s Computex 2022 keynote focused on big ideas like AI and data center training for enterprise and cloud gaming. We also saw a some new titles anointed with RTX and DLSS support. But there was a gaming hardware announcement that shocked us even though it wasn’t a GPU.
During the keynote, Nvidia announced the new Asus ROG Swift 500Hz gaming monitor, which is the fastest refresh rate we’ve ever seen. Most high refresh rate monitors out there are closer to the 170Hz mark, or at the higher end, 360Hz. So 500Hz is a truly crazy refresh rate for a gaming monitor, especially one announced without much fanfare during an Nvidia conference.
The Asus Rog Swift 500Hz also has a 1080p 24″ display with what Nvidia has called a new TN panel. Although TN panels are quite old tech, they also have very low latency, which goes with the rest of this theme. high refresh rate screen. Nvidia crowned the “lowest latency, highest refresh rate G-sync esports ever created” in the announcement.
It’s been highly optimized for low-latency gaming, which means you’re missing out on other features like a higher resolution screen. Still, for those serious about eliminating all latency from their gaming experience, this will be a great and likely an expensive choice.
The monitor was spoken in conjunction with Nvidia’s Reflex Analyzer software, which is being integrated directly into games like Fortnite and Apex Legends to help mitigate latency. According to Nvidia, the technology coordinates the game and graphics driver to reduce any system latency, and since that’s what this new Asus 500Hz display is all about, makes them discussed together.
We still don’t have pricing information for the Asus Rog Swift 500Hz gaming monitor, but given its unique status and the fact that it’s marketed to professional esports players, we don’t expect a cheap display.