Refresh payments are solely a bit bit like speedometers in a automotive—it is doable you might under no circumstances hit the perfect velocity, nonetheless it utterly’s good to know you doubtlessly may, counting on fairly just a few components. It was solely a matter of time sooner than PC reveals moved the needle. As such, Asus as we converse launched the ROG Zephyrus S GX701 with an eye-popping 300Hz panel.
Assuming it comes out on time in October, it ranks as the first gaming laptop computer laptop laptop (or laptop computer laptop laptop laptop computer laptop, interval) on the planet with a 300Hz present. I’m not conscious of any standalone screens that go that prime, each.
“Elevating the refresh worth to 300Hz represents a 25 % enhance over the current customary for high-level esports tournaments. At that velocity, the current present show display screen can draw 5X additional frames than the 60Hz panels found on typical laptops. Paired with a GPU that produces ample frames per second to keep up up up, the earlier present makes gameplay silkier than ever sooner than,” Asus says.
And therein lies the necessary challenge—ultra-high refresh payments necessitate a GPU with ample horsepower to do the specs justice. The GX701 takes care of that with a GeForce RTX 2080 clocked at as tons as 1,230MHz at 100W in Turbo mode. That furthermore doesn’t indicate it can attainable be succesful to hit 300fps in demanding video video video video games, nonetheless some esports titles is prone to be dependable recreation.
From Asus’s vantage stage, some good benefits of a 300Hz panel lengthen earlier merely having headroom for very extreme framerates.
“Elevated frequencies might improve the experience when the refresh worth is mounted and the FPS drops beneath the utmost. The delay between refresh cycles is shorter, allowing the present to answer sooner to current frames produced by the GPU. When the system is working Vsync to take away seen tearing, the higher frequency mitigates seen stuttering that may occur when the present is pressured to attend until the next cycle to stage a model new physique. At 300Hz, it’s ready to draw a complete new physique every 3.3ms, which matches the 3ms response time of the pixels,” Asus says.
Totally utterly completely different specs have not nonetheless been launched. As a level of reference, the current-generation GX701 pairs the an related GPU with a Core i7-9750H CPU, as tons as 32GB of memory, and as tons as 2TB of M.2 NVMe SSD storage.
Asus should not be alone in prepping a gaming laptop computer laptop laptop laptop computer laptop with a 300Hz panel. So is Acer—it’s upcoming Predator Triton 500 will current the an related refresh worth mated to a 15.6-inch present with a 1920×1080 different. Most definitely, Asus and Acer are sourcing the panel from the an related producer, though that is speculation on my half.
Acer should not be sharing detailed specs each, though it does diploma out the Triton 500 will attribute as tons as a ninth expertise Intel Core i7 processor shoved into an all-metal chassis measuring 0.7 inches thick and weighing 4.6 kilos.
Asus is planning to launch its Zephyrus S GX701 with a 300Hz panel in October (price nonetheless to be determined), whereas Acer will launch its Triton 500 in November in EMEA starting at €2,699, then in North America in December starting at $2,799.