Alienware reveals its first 500Hz gaming monitor

People looking for ultra-smooth gaming might be interested in Alienware’s latest display. The Dell brand has unveiled its first 500Hz monitor. The inventively named 24.5-inch 500Hz gaming monitor features a Full HD display and a native 480Hz refresh rate, which overclocks to 500Hz.

The monitor features an IPS panel and NVIDIA has certified it as G-Sync compatible. So it should offer smooth and tear-free gameplay if you have a supported graphics card. It also has 99% sRGB color coverage and VESA DisplayHDR 400, which should help deliver accurate colors and vibrant visuals at wider viewing angles. Alienware added that the TUV-certified ComfortView Plus feature will help display realistic colors while reducing blue light.

There is a GtG response time of 0.5ms. This should help minimize blur and ghosting while delivering ultra-low latency, which benefits competitive gamers looking for an edge over the competition. The monitor comes with NVIDIA’s Reflex Analyzer as standard, which should help you better understand your system latency and PC performance.

Alienware 500Hz gaming monitor with a headset hanging from a retractable stand.


The monitor has a hexagonal base designed to take up minimal space on your desk, giving you more room to position your mouse and keyboard as you see fit. A built-in retractable headset stand is another handy feature, while the monitor offers fully customizable AlienFX backlighting.

Alienware has yet to reveal pricing for the 500Hz gaming monitor. It will do so ahead of the demo ships, which take place March 21 in North America. This will give you some time to get your hands on a GPU that can support 500Hz refresh rates, like the NVIDIA RTX 4090, if you don’t already have one.

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