What simply occurred? On the World Show Trade Convention in China, show maker BOE confirmed off quite a lot of new merchandise the corporate is engaged on, together with a 16-inch pocket book show with a 600Hz max refresh fee. Particulars on it are fairly scarce in the intervening time, with BOE not disclosing the kind of LCD panel used (TN, IPS, or VA) or its decision.
BOE’s new panel has a better refresh fee than any client show in the marketplace proper now. Earlier this yr, Alienware revealed a few new gaming laptops with 480Hz shows, whereas many different notebooks high out at “simply” 360Hz. So far as screens go, Asus and Nvidia revealed a mannequin able to reaching 500Hz at Computex, however plainly it is nonetheless not available for purchase.
The corporate demoed the 600Hz panel in an unnamed pocket book outfitted with an AMD Ryzen processor and an Nvidia RTX GPU (judging by the stickers on it). The display is clearly aimed toward lovers who get pleasure from aggressive video games, akin to CS:GO, Valorant, and Overwatch 2.
Coincidentally, the latter had its body cap raised to 600fps a number of months in the past. Subsequent-gen cell GPUs also needs to make it simpler to achieve such excessive framerates, particularly if customers do not thoughts reducing the graphical settings.
It stays to be seen if the pixel response occasions will sustain with such a excessive refresh fee and, extra importantly, if customers may even discover the development. Doubling the display’s refresh fee from 60Hz to 120Hz makes a large distinction as you are reducing the time between displayed frames by about 8.3ms. Nonetheless, shifting from 300Hz (3.3ms/body) to 600Hz (1.6ms/body) will solely web you a 1.6ms enchancment, about 5 occasions much less, clearly making it a case of diminishing returns.
BOE confirmed off a number of extra attention-grabbing shows on the similar occasion, together with an 86-inch Mini LED TV panel with a max brightness of 1,500 nits and a pair of,000 dimming zones. Foldable OLED panels additionally made an look, together with a 17-inch display some Asus notebooks already use, a panel that may fold each methods, and a Z-shaped tri-fold show.
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