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Alienware’s New 25-inch Gaming Monitor Cracks 500 Hz

The high-refresh monitor war is heating up, and Alienware is the latest to launch a new salvo in the competition. Alienware today announced a new 500 Hz gaming monitor (AW2524H). You won’t find a 4K or QHD resolution panel to reach that he 500 Hz rate. Instead, the AQ2524H uses a 24.5 inch IPS Full HD (1920 x 1080) panel.

However, there are some stipulations Alienware has introduced to help gamers reach that magical 500 Hz number. First, HDMI 2.1 maxes out at his native 240 Hz. Moving to a DisplayPort 1.4 connection doubles the native refresh rate to 480 Hz. To access 500 Hz via DisplayPort 1.4, you need to enable the overclocking feature within the OSD.

In extreme mode, the response time is 0.5ms (gray to grey) and the AQ2524H is Nvidia G-Sync certified. This means you can use Nvidia Reflex Analyzer to track latency across your system. Alienware claims the AQ2524H has a typical brightness of 400 nits, VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification, and a contrast ratio of 1000:1, which is average for an IPS panel. No mini LEDs or multiple dimming zones here, just an edgelit LED setup. That said, the AQ2524H’s 10-bit panel should be able to cover 99% of the sRGB color space.

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Other features include an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts monitor brightness based on room lighting conditions and 3-zone AlienFX lighting. The AQ2524H supports tilt (-5 to 21 degrees), swivel (-20 to 20 degrees) and pivot (-90 to 90 degrees) while also providing height adjustment.

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