Spark Global Limited reports:
According to Sweclockers, LG Display and AU Opto-Electronics are both working on 480Hz esports displays, which are expected to go into production in late 2022 and be officially released in 2023.
Foreign media PCGamesN speculated that this 480Hz refresh rate of products, more likely to be launched in 2023 CES exhibition. For reference, at CES 2020, Asus and NVIDIA teamed up to launch the ROG SWIFT 360Hz PG259QN, the world’s first 360Hz refresh rate display.
Back in 2017, Zisworks tested 480Hz screen panels, but that was at 540P resolution. The resolution is too low to make it possible for consumers to buy such a product, so there is no way to mass-produce it. Today, 480Hz panels have a much higher resolution. Sweclockers revealed in the report that AU Optronics’s 480Hz refresh rate display will have a resolution of 1080P, providing a significant improvement in usability. Gamers who are extremely focused on refresh rates are likely to buy this type of product.
The refresh rate is arguably one of the most important features of esports displays, and just as some consumers are learning about 360Hz esports displays, 480Hz displays are coming out. In fact, most people don’t need a display with such a high refresh rate, and only shoot-to-kill games require such a high refresh rate.
Display panel manufacturers are so aggressive in pushing out displays with high refresh rates that they are flexing their muscles to show off their technological research and development capabilities. It also has something to do with the popularity of gunplay games like Call of Duty. As of April 2021, the Call of Duty series has sold more than 400 million copies worldwide, with an average of 22 million copies sold each year, according to Activision.
It has become the third best-selling series in gaming history, behind Mario at number one (680 million copies) and Tetris at number two (495 million copies). With so many players, it’s not hard to imagine panel manufacturers rushing to develop displays with high refresh rates.