BOE demoed the industry’s fastest display panel this week with a 600Hz refresh rate that far exceeds the best gaming monitors. This panel is designed for laptops aimed at hardcore gamers who demand the absolute best performance, including ridiculously high refresh rates. On the other hand, this demonstration raises more questions than it answers, as it is unclear how BOE made such a panel work, and the end-user benefit is unknown.
BOE is reported to have showcased the industry’s first 600 Hz refresh rate 16-inch LCD panel using oxide backplane technology this week at the World Conference on the Display Industry in Chengdu, China. IT home (opens in new tab) name the company press release (opens in new tab)Display panel demonstrations were performed using AMD Ryzen and Nvidia GeForce RTX logotype powered laptops (more on that below). Initially, however, the panels were attached to the chassis with tape. A 600 Hz refresh rate might just be what the best graphics cards need to reach their true potential in games like Cross-fire, CS: goAlso PUBGBut it’s not that easy, so let’s analyze what this 600 Hz LCD panel is all about.
BOE has not disclosed the panel’s specifications other than the refresh rate. It’s hard to run high resolution panels at fast refresh rates, so we recommend working with 1920×1080 resolution here. BOE is also tight-lipped about what kind of display panel technology the LCD panel uses at its 600 Hz refresh rate. However, given that panels with refresh rates of 480 Hz and 500 Hz use TN panels, there is no doubt that 600 Hz panels also use this technology. On the other hand, it is unclear if this panel is a “true” 600Hz panel or a heavily overclocked LCD with a native refresh rate of 480Hz or 500Hz.
Either way, whether you’re dealing with native 600Hz panels or panels overclocked to 600Hz, you need very good display controller logic. Its display controller (monolithic chip or series of chips) must have a high performance image processing unit, a suitable overdrive processor, a very fast TCON (timing controller) and a general purpose processor to manage the operation . of the aforementioned hardware. Overdrive logic performance at 600 Hz is essential to minimize ghosting. On the other hand, assuming we’re dealing with a panel that supports variable refresh rates (and something tells us it does), the overdrive logic becomes tricky here.
I don’t know if off-the-shelf display controllers can support 600 Hz refresh rates with overdrive. Still, Nvidia’s logotype on his PC chassis may (I’m guessing) suggest that the company is working on a suitable G-Sync module. At least the only laptop with a 480 Hz LCD has Nvidia G-Sync support.
Another thing to consider about this panel is how it connects to the host system. For example, transferring an uncompressed 1920×1080 image with 8-bit color depth and a 600 Hz refresh rate (that is, 600 times per second) to the panel requires a usable data throughput of 37.32 Gb/s. This is DisplayPort 2.0 with UHBR. 10 territories. A DisplayPort 1.3/1.4 connection, on the other hand, offers a bandwidth of 25.92 Gb/s when considering the overhead of 8b/10b encoding.
Nvidia’s graphics processors introduced so far (including the latest Ada Lovelace-based AD103 and AD104 GPUs likely to end up in high-end gaming notebooks) only support DisplayPort 1.4. With that in mind, I’m just wondering if the panel used two. eDP 1.4 connection, use Display Stream Compression, or use 4:2:0 color format. Using two eDP 1.4 connections requires a custom display controller, which is generally expensive. On the other hand, using DST or 4:2:0 format will definitely affect the picture quality.
Of course, when displaying up to 600 images per second (that is, a refresh rate of up to 600 Hz), it’s difficult to appreciate color quality and detail. This is the main purpose of this monitor. An incredibly immersive experience for esports pros and hardcore gamers.
When we talk about cyber athletes and demanding gamers, we have to mention the benefits they get from a 600Hz refresh rate display. A fairly common competition-grade 240Hz monitor can deliver frame times down to 4.16ms, but a serious gamer’s 360Hz LCD cuts that by 50% to 2.7ms. A 600 Hz refresh rate drops the frame time by 1.66 ms.
Various studies have concluded that most people can watch between 30 and 60 frames per second, but the generally agreed upon definite limit on the number of FPS the eye can see is There is none. Assuming a professional athlete can see 60 frames per second, his frame time will be 16.66 milliseconds. In the meantime, this seems like enough. For example, professional badminton players Hits up to 493 km/h (306.34 mph), which is very unusual. On the other hand, many badminton players say that they guess the destination from various factors such as the opponent’s racket and body position, instead of guessing the destination by following the shuttlecock accurately with their eyes.
It’s hard to believe that cyber athletes have more frames per second than other athletes, but using very high FPS and very high refresh rates allows you to see more of the game world than your opponents with lower FPS and refresh rates. may be better recognized.
Since we’re primarily talking about esports pros and competitive gamers, we’re also talking about games like CrossFire, Fortnite, PUBG, etc. that achieve hundreds of frames per second without the need for high-end GPUs or CPUs. So these extreme display panels make sense for these games and professional gamers. Probably not because the 600 Hz panel’s frame time is reduced from his 4.16ms to 1.66ms for the 240Hz LCD, but because it offers a more immersive competitive experience and could lead to better results. is.
For everyone else, a high-resolution display with a “moderate” 120Hz or 240Hz refresh rate based on Fast IPS, or an OLED panel with better colors, lack of DST, and larger size is wise. can be a good choice. There are a lot of great gaming monitors out there these days.
Still, the demonstration of the industry’s first LCD panel with a refresh rate of 600 Hz certainly put a lot of attention on BOE, highlighting that it’s ahead of other players (at least as far as refresh rate is concerned).