THE Asus is preparing a variant of the 17-inch ROG Zephyrus S GX701 with a 300 Hz refresh rate, promising even more fluid images: this gaming notebook features an overclocked Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 graphics chip and a ninth generation Intel Core i7 processor.
As you remember Anandtech, Asus was the first company to launch 120 Hz screen notebooks in 2016; and pioneered 144 Hz laptops. This year, she was one of the first to bet on 240 Hz for laptops, along with Alienware and HP.
Now, it looks like the manufacturer is testing the limits of its LCD panels: the 300 Hz screen displays a new frame every 3.3 milliseconds; This is almost as fast as the pixel response time (3 ms).
According to Asus, the higher frequency can be useful even for fixed refresh rate games: if the frame rate (fps) drops, “the delay between refresh cycles is shorter, allowing the screen to respond faster to new frames produced by the graphics chip ”.
The 300 Hz screen may find its niche in e-sports because it is 25% faster than a 240 Hz panel. It also draws images 5 times more frames than the 60 Hz panels found in conventional laptops.
Asus to have more 300 Hz screen notebooks by 2020
The Zephyrus S GX701 will be the first notebook with a 300 Hz display. It will also come with a six-core Intel Core i7-9750H processor, and a GeForce RTX 2080 graphics chip clocked at up to 1,230 MHz at 100 W in Turbo mode.
You can configure it with up to 32 GB of DDR4 2,666 Mhz RAM and NVMe storage. Other specifications will be released near the October release.
In 2020, Asus promises to launch several other 300 Hz display notebooks. At the IFA show, it already demonstrates ROG Zephyrus S GX502 (15 inch) and ROG Strix Scar III (15 and 17 inch) prototypes at this refresh rate.
With information: Anandtech, The Verge.