If we tell you that AUO is working on a new display panel with the model number M270DAN02.3, we’d probably lose your interest, so we’ll just go right out and tell you that this is an IPS panel with a 144 Hz refresh rate and a 2560 x 1440 resolution. Caught you off guard? Yes, TFT Central reports that this is really an IPS panel with a 144 Hz refresh rate -- the first of its kind.
Okay, saying that it’s an IPS panel isn’t entirely accurate, as the so-called IPS displays from AUO are actually AHVA panels. They do have their differences, but how they work and the end result are nearly identical. A lot of manufacturers sell monitors with AHVA panels as IPS monitors.
There aren't many details about the panel available yet, but we do know that it’ll have a static contrast ratio of 1000:1, a 350 cd/m2 brightness, a sRGB color profile and horizontal and vertical viewing angles of 178 degrees. Considering that the panel has a refresh rate of 144 Hz, we’re particularly interested in the response times, as low response times can mean that we suddenly have a monitor that addresses both gamers and folks who simply want good image quality –- something that even today cannot be combined.
In its report, TFTCentral indicated that the panel would be entering production this month, so we’re very curious to see how long it’ll be before we see it implemented in monitors, and when these will be available.