Alienware AW2521H 360hz

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ericl
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Alienware AW2521H 360hz

Post by ericl » 19 Oct 2020, 19:32

As we all know, the Alienware AW2521H is coming soon with 360hz IPS. The panel is likely exactly the same as the Asus PG259QN which is already out... but the features and implementation might be different.

Does anyone know if the AW2521H will do 360hz strobbing ?

The only person I know that has received an advanced sample is Tech Jesus @ Gamer's Nexus... and sadly, I don't have his contact info to ask ;)

Stevie66
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Re: Alienware AW2521H 360hz

Post by Stevie66 » 19 Oct 2020, 19:38

I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't have BFI at all, like their 240hz version

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Re: Alienware AW2521H 360hz

Post by ericl » 19 Oct 2020, 20:55

BFI ? I'm aware of ULMB, ELMB, DyaC..

I guess they call their strobbing BFI ?

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Re: Alienware AW2521H 360hz

Post by Stevie66 » 19 Oct 2020, 21:02

Black Frame Insertion, it's the general name for all the blur reductions DyAC, ELMB etc

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Re: Alienware AW2521H 360hz

Post by Q83Ia7ta » 20 Oct 2020, 22:34

First of all it's G-SYNC monitor so expect ULMB tech. Monitor's manual specifies that ULMB will only work at 144hz or 240hz.
NVIDIA ULMB (Ultra Low Motion Blur) helps have less of a motion blur effect while you are watching fastmoving images. When the graphics card supports GSYNC, make sure that the Enable G-SYNC function is not selected in the NVIDIA Control Panel.
NOTE: This function is available when the refresh rate is 144 Hz or 240 Hz with DP connection. Ensure that the DP cable is directly connected to the monitor DP port. This function is not available when connecting DP through a dongle/hub.
source: pdf manual
https://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all- ... _en-us.pdf
at https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-us ... nitor/docs

I highly doubt there will be some internal scaler to switch. IRRC this has been done only once at some BenQ monitor.

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Re: Alienware AW2521H 360hz

Post by Q83Ia7ta » 20 Oct 2020, 22:38

More interesting question for me is when to expect cheaper versions of 360hz monitors (without G-SYNC)? 6 months? 12 months?
Or that will never happen?

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Re: Alienware AW2521H 360hz

Post by ericl » 21 Oct 2020, 08:51

Good find on the user manual!

360hz will eventually come to the masses... we just don't know when. Just like the first 240hz monitors, it took some time for the non-gsync to come to market.

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Re: Alienware AW2521H 360hz

Post by Q83Ia7ta » 22 Oct 2020, 07:22

ericl wrote:
21 Oct 2020, 08:51
Just like the first 240hz monitors, it took some time for the non-gsync to come to market.
If I recall correctly:
benq xl2540 was released at autumn-winter of 2016 (non g-sync)
asus pg258q was released at winter-spring of 2017

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Re: Alienware AW2521H 360hz

Post by ericl » 22 Oct 2020, 11:50

Really? I could always be wrong but I own an Asus PG258q and I'm fairly sure it was one of the first 240hz monitors. I looked up the purchase date and I got it from NCIX (rip) 04/2017.

I did also find info on the BenQ xl2540 and it appears as if it was announced / listed in Nov 2016 but not available for purchase yet. (See this: https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker ... fresh-rate) as most manufacturers announce their monitor (sometimes even saying released!) but then you can't actually get it in stores for a long time after.

If I had to make an educated guess, I'd say they were probably available within a few months of each other. With that in mind, I stand corrected! I guess we might see non-gsync monitors sooner than expected... but I think BenQ decided to delay their 360hz launch.

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Re: Alienware AW2521H 360hz

Post by Q83Ia7ta » 23 Oct 2020, 03:59

I bought xl2540 in december 2016

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