The Alienware AW2524H has finally surfaced to boast impressive specifications that will make it the fastest gaming monitor. You might need the latest gaming gear to reach its maximum potential, but monitors like this always deserve an upgrade. Let’s take a closer look at the enthusiast brand’s latest creation:
Alienware AW2524H Tale of the Tape
The Alienware AW2524H uses a new IPS panel with the usual 1920 x 1080 resolution and 0.5 response time. However, this new model’s unique 500Hz refresh rate makes it the fastest gaming monitor in the desktop market. It’s also VESA DisplayHDR 400-certified, but that matters less for a display meant to flourish in the E-Sports market.
The Alienware AW2524H also comes equipped with HDMI 2.1, but that’s only good for up to 240Hz. You need its DisplayPort 1.4 slot, which will allow the panel to go up to 480Hz, and then use its overclock to reach 500Hz. That setup needs testing to see if 500Hz is guaranteed and if there are no issues like flickering.
It’s worth noting that this monitor is a G-Sync variant, so it has Nvidia’s control module inside. That’s not a significant downside, unlike before, since it opens up additional features like Nvidia’s Reflex Latency Analyzer, which lets you know about your system’s latency. The FPGA controller also doesn’t lock FreeSync out like before, so you can still use FreeSync if you have an AMD GPU.
Other features listed include AlienFX RGB lighting and an ambient light sensor for automatic brightness adjustment. You also get a fully-adjustable stand, four USB 3.2 ports, and audio ports with the package.
The Alienware AW2524H doesn’t have a launch price and date yet, but Dell reps mentioned it would show up in Q1 of this year. Don’t expect this monitor to be cheap since it’s one of the first to offer 500Hz. We will update this page once we get more information from Dell, so keep checking it if you are interested.
About the Author: Paolo is a gaming veteran since the golden days of Doom and Warcraft and has been building gaming systems for family, friends, and colleagues since junior high. High-performance monitors are one of his fixations and he believes that it’s every citizen’s right to enjoy one. He has gone through several pieces of hardware in pursuit of every bit of performance gain, much to the dismay of his wallet. He now works with Monitornerds to scrutinize the latest gear to create reviews that accentuate the seldom explained aspects of a PC monitor.