Alienware claims world’s fastest IPS gaming monitor in new release

‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’

Seamus Madden

Alienware has announced a new esports-caliber monitor. The 500Hz AW2524HF gaming monitor seems to be built for high-end PCs, and with a compact desk footprint, it is clear this monitor was designed with gamers in mind.

What do we think? The Alienware 500Hz Gaming Monitor AW2524HF doesn’t seem to stray much from its predecessor, even in the name (Alienware 500Hz Gaming Monitor AW2524H being the previous version.) That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, however, as the prior monitor received high praise. It is compact, with a remarkably high refresh rate. Nonetheless, it will presumably struggle with many of the same issues as the earlier model. With a monitor so powerful, its performance will likely be bottlenecked by the hardware of your computer and peripherals. Yet, for highly competitive gamers, or those willing to shell out big bucks, this monitor seems to be a great choice.

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The Alienware 500Hz AW2524HF gaming monitor. (Source: Alienware)
Alienware’s next iteration of an esports monitor for pros and gaming fanatics alike

Alienware’s latest announcement is the 24.5-inch 500Hz Gaming Monitor AW2524HF. It is said to be their newest esports-caliber monitor. Being called a “gamer-centric design,” the monitor will be largely adjustable (height, pivot, swivel, and tilt). Further, a smaller hexagonal base and a retractable headset hanger will result in a smaller desk footprint.

With this new offering, Alienware is moving away from Nvidia G-SYNC in the prior model in favor of AMD FreeSync Premium along with the VESA Adaptive-Sync Display certification. Adaptive-Sync is a technology that allows the monitor to adjust the refresh rate to the rendering frame rate of the GPU.

The AW2524HF features a 500Hz (OC)/480Hz (native) refresh rate on a Fast IPS panel. This will offer wider viewing angles and more accurate, consistent sRBG 99% color coverage when compared to competing TN panels, while still allowing high refresh rates. The Fast IPS panel also enables a 1–0.5ms gray-to-gray response time, reducing visual defects such as ghosting and blurring.

Constant exposure to blue light can strain eyes and affect sleep, so reducing it is crucial over long sessions. TÜV-certified ComfortView Plus is Alienware’s hardware approach to reducing blue light emissions. This feature and more will be accessible from the centralized OSD joystick, located on the bottom of the frame.

The connectivity options on the monitor include:

  • Power connector
  • SuperSpeed USB 5Gb/s (USB 3.2 Gen 1) Type-B upstream port
  • 2× SuperSpeed USB 5Gb/s (USB 3.2 Gen 1) Type-A downstream ports
  • Joystick
  • SuperSpeed USB 5Gb/s (USB 3.2 Gen 1) Type-A downstream port with power charging
  • SuperSpeed USB 5Gb/s (USB 3.2 Gen 1) Type-A downstream port
  • Security lock slot
  • HDMI port
  • 2× DisplayPort

This new monitor is set to be released worldwide on September 12, 2023, from