Skip to main content

Asus ROG Swift 500 Hz G-Sync Monitor Showcased at Nvidia Computex Event

Asus ROG Swift 500 Hz G-Sync monitor
(Image credit: Asus)

Nvidia's near hour long Computex 2022 keynote presentation has wrapped. There wasn't a lot of fresh meat for PC gamers and enthusiasts during the show, but the new Asus ROG Swift 500 Hz G-Sync monitor caught our eye. SVP of Nvidia's PC Business, Jeff Fisher revealed this new monitor and called it "the lowest latency, highest refresh rate, G-Sync eSports display ever created." 

The Asus ROG Swift 500 Hz G-Sync monitor has been "designed from the ground up for eSports," says (opens in new tab) Nvidia. Central to its underlying technology is a new kind of display panel dubbed an E-TN (eSports Twisted Nematic) panel. Some will argue about the limits of human perception and the diminishing benefits of ever higher refresh rates, however the video below makes it easy to understand Nvidia's (and Asus's) practical touted benefits of a 500 Hz E-TN.

500 Hz eSports Gaming Benefits Summary

  • Smoother animation allows for easier tracking of moving targets
  • Ghosting is minimized for sharper more well defined animation
  • System latency is improved allowing you to see any action with the greatest immediacy

Other complimentary gaming technologies that feature in this monitor include the adjustable eSports vibrance, complete Nvidia Reflex Analyzer support, as well as the original G-Sync appeal of supporting variable refresh rates in sync with your graphics card output for the smoothest gaming visuals.

The end result of all these monitor technologies in eSports titles, played on Nvidia GPUs is claimed (opens in new tab) to be "the most fluid, fast-paced motion you’ll find in modern eSports," plus improved competitive advantage.

We don't have all the key specs of the new Asus ROG Swift 500 Hz G-Sync gaming monitor at this time. However, we know that it features a 24.1-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) E-TN panel, and E-TN technology is said to offer "60% better response times than standard TN panels."

(Image credit: Asus)

Expect some fuller specs for this new monitor nearer the product availability date. Specifics we'd like to know more about include the usual brightness, contrast, and color gamut stats. It will also be interesting to see how much eSports pros, or their sponsors, will be expected to pay for this first 500 Hz gaming monitor release.

Back in January we reported on a breakthrough by display panel maker BOE. It claimed to have created the world's first 500 Hz gaming monitor prototype, but there has been no follow up, and no BOE partner consumer product release. The January news concerned a 27-inch FHD panel, and made no mention of E-TN, so we aren’t sure if Asus has used BOE panel technology, or it comes from another panel maker. This is something else we should find out nearer to product availability.

If you are in the market for a gaming monitor, and not inclined to wait for this new Asus ROG Swift 500 Hz G-Sync gaming monitor, we recommend you check out our recently updated Best Monitor Deals 2022: 4K, Gaming and More feature.

Mark Tyson is a Freelance News Writer at Tom's Hardware US. He enjoys covering the full breadth of PC tech; from business and semiconductor design to products approaching the edge of reason.

  • LastStanding
    Alright. I'll say it... ahem - this is getting ridiculous. 🙄
    Reply
  • Neilbob
    When you need to slow down or even freeze-frame things even to see the very slight difference in ghosting and latency. Also ...

    LastStanding said:
    Alright. I'll say it... ahem - this is getting ridiculous. 🙄

    ... they need to give the marketing department something to do.
    Reply
  • King_V
    grumpy old codger voice . . it was gol'darn ridiculous when they went to 165Hz, dad'gum it!
    Reply
  • BX4096
    LastStanding said:
    Alright. I'll say it... ahem - this is getting ridiculous. 🙄
    The idiot tax, plain and simple. I doubt any human on the planet can see the difference, let alone the average one; and even if they could, to claim or expect any discernible performance gain from such an "upgrade" would be ludicrous.

    In my case, I went from 60Hz to 75Hz to 120Hz with virtually no noticeable difference at all. I mean, it took me a real effort to see the difference in a dedicated test, but as far as real-life gaming and desktop computing goes? Nada. Even when running two screens side by side for comparison. If anyone really wants to see a "competitive" difference–how many "pro" gamers are out there, anyway?–switch to a bigger screen, dummies. I'm on a 40-inch 4K and can't even imagine going back to 34", let alone ridiculously tiny 24" 1080p. Don't you have to see stuff to shoot it, even at 500 updates per second?
    Reply
  • gg83
    I love the picture. Blurry at 144 and perfect at 500. They used the same example for 60hz vs 120hz. Hahaha
    Reply
  • DRagor
    BX4096 said:
    Don't you have to see stuff to shoot it, even at 500 updates per second?
    Why, of course pros don't have to see the target, they can shoot on 'sound' :ROFLMAO:
    Reply
  • BX4096
    DRagor said:
    Why, of course pros don't have to see the target, they can shoot on 'sound' :ROFLMAO:
    Not all of them. Only those who are smart enough to use Military Grade Super Extreme Professional Edition Gaming headsets with 256 positional zones, 4D bass, and 4,000,000Hz frequency ranges. I know a guy who sell you one, dirt cheap. Interested?
    Reply
  • LastStanding
    BX4096 said:
    Not all of them. Only those who are smart enough to use Military Grade Super Extreme Professional Edition Gaming headsets with 256 positional zones, 4D bass, and 4,000,000Hz frequency ranges. I know a guy who sell you one, dirt cheap. Interested?
    😂🤣😂
    Reply
  • DRagor
    BX4096 said:
    Not all of them. Only those who are smart enough to use Military Grade Super Extreme Professional Edition Gaming headsets with 256 positional zones, 4D bass, and 4,000,000Hz frequency ranges. I know a guy who sell you one, dirt cheap. Interested?
    No, but if you know somebody who sells Helmet of seeing-through-walls I'd be grateful. ;)
    Reply
  • SteveRNG
    LastStanding said:
    Alright. I'll say it... ahem - this is getting ridiculous. 🙄
    After seeing the headline, I just logged in here to make sure somebody said this because it needed to be said. :)
    Reply