Dell will be the first to launch a 500Hz display in Europe next month: the Alienware AW2524HF. The specs are pretty much the same as those of the AW2524H from earlier this year, which hasn’t been released in Europe. However, the HF model has AMD FreeSync Premium instead of Nvidia G-SYNC.
Like the Alienware AW2524H, the new AW2524HF has a fast 24.5-inch IPS panel with Full HD resolution. gtgThe response time is 0.5 ms. the local The refresh rate is 480 Hz, but with overclocking 500 Hz becomes possible. Although ASUS previously announced a 540Hz monitor and the Alienware AW2524H has been on sale in the US for some time, the fastest monitor available in Europe has a 390Hz refresh rate.
The AW2524HF features AMD FreeSync Premium and is VESA AdaptiveSync certified, but the monitor does not have Nvidia G-SYNC, unlike the AW2524H. The HF model also lacks Nvidia’s Reflex latency analyzer. The spec sheet contains more minor changes, most of which are not in favor of the AW2524HF. Although the new monitor is capable of displaying HDR10, Dell hasn’t invested in obtaining VESA DisplayHDR400 certification, which the AW2524H does. Both screens can display 99 percent of the sRGB color space, the contrast is 1000:1 and the manufacturer promises the same maximum brightness of 400cd/m². Whether the AW2524HF delivers significantly worse HDR performance in practice remains to be seen; Based on the specs, both monitors are not really suitable for HDR playback.
The AW2524HF features almost the same design as the AW2524H, with height adjustment, but without the RGB lighting. Dell has also scaled back the audio features, but not the four-port USB 3.2 hub. Whereas the AW2524H has two HDMI ports and one DisplayPort, the AW2524HF has two DisplayPorts and one HDMI port. Dell includes a USB-C to DisplayPort cable for laptop owners. The maximum refresh rate of 500 Hz can only be achieved via DisplayPort (v1.4). Although Dell talks about HDMI 2.1 on the AW2524HF, according to the spec sheet, the port only supports the older TMDS protocol, which is effectively equal in bandwidth to HDMI 2.0. So 255 Hz is the highest that can be achieved over this connection.
The Alienware AW2524HF should be available in stores worldwide starting September 12th. Dell has not yet announced a price in euros, but the monitor will cost $649. This represents a $170 MSRP lower price than the AW2524H.
|Alienware AW2524HF||Alienware AW2524H|
|painting||24.5 inches, 1920×1080||24.5 inches, 1920×1080|
|Refresh rate||500 Hz (OC) / 480 Hz (Native)||500 Hz (OC) / 480 Hz (Native)|
|response time||0.5 ms GTG||0.5 ms GTG|
|brightness||400 cd/m²||400 cd/m²|
|The field of color||99% sRGB||99% sRGB|
|Adaptive sync||AMD FreeSync Premium||Nvidia G-Sync
Nvidia Reflex Analyzer
|links||2 x Display Port 1.4
1 x HDMI 2.1
4x USB3.2 Gen1
|1 x Display Port 1.4
2 x HDMI 2.1
4x USB3.2 Gen1
3.5 mm output + headphone port
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