The ROG Swift 500Hz shatters boundaries with its ultra-fast panel

Articles: News
May 24, 2022 Written by:ROG Article

An image of the ROG Swift 500Hz monitor, with a picture of Omni the robot jumping out of the screen.

Back in 2012, ASUS released the world’s first ever 144Hz monitor, and we’ve been chasing high refresh rates ever since. From the first 240Hz NVIDIA® G-SYNC display we released in 2017 to the first 360Hz display in 2020, ROG is committed to pushing competitive gaming to new heights at every opportunity. Now, we’re ecstatic to announce that we’ve done it again: introducing the ROG Swift 500Hz, a groundbreaking new gaming monitor that refreshes 500 times per second, for the most fluid, fast-paced motion you’ll find in modern Esports. 

In competitive, intense firefights, every single millisecond counts. The ROG Swift 500Hz draws frames more than eight times faster than typical 60Hz displays in a single second, which means you have that much more time to get a leg up on your opponent in esports titles like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valorant, Overwatch, and Rainbow Six Siege. With super low response times and unprecedented improvements in input lag, the ROG Swift 500Hz is the new benchmark in Esports, offering the same competitive advantage that made its 360Hz predecessor the official display at last year’s DOTA 2 The International championship. 

The ROG Swift 500Hz features a 24.1-inch Full HD (1920x1080) panel, allowing your GPU to push as many frames as possible. ROG was able to push refresh rates to the limit by using new Esports TN (E-TN) technology, which offers 60% better response times than standard TN panels, allowing us to reach a new milestone in speed and clarity. 

The other half of the secret sauce comes from NVIDIA: with NVIDIA’s Reflex Analyzer and G-SYNC built-in, gamers can tune their settings for the lowest possible input lag, without stuttering or tearing. You’ll see every moment as it happens, without waiting for the screen to refresh—allowing you to make your move before your enemy even sees you coming. Plus, with overdrive values perfectly tuned for every portion of the variable refresh rate range, motion blur is kept at a minimum no matter what framerate you're getting. 

Finally, we’ve also included an enhanced Vibrance mode, specifically tuned for esports, built into the monitor’s firmware. This mode allows more light to travel through the LCD crystals, giving colors new levels of vibrancy and allowing you to pick out details and highlights that might give away an enemy’s position.