they are making higher resolution VA monitors soon too (both samsung and AUO), both 2560 x 1440 16:9 and 3440 x 1440 21:9. The 2560 x 1440 will be 144hz but the first 21:9 ones will be 100hz on dp 1.2 but hoping dp 1.3 ones will come out eventually at 144hz or higher. Samsung is also supposed to make a 32:9 3440 x 1080.
Here is yet another update to the TftCentral articles, only concerning AUO:
LCD and TFT Monitor News
- 25'' & 27'' 1080p 240hz TN panels end of 2016
- 35'' 3440x1440 now 200hz VA end of 2016
- 31.5'' 1440p 144hz VA Q4 production (same as planned Samsung panel)
- 27'' 1440p 144hz VA in planning phase
- 27'' 4k 144hz AHVA (IPS) mass production in 2017
- 240hz 1440p planned in 2017
I thought the 21:9 3440 x 1440 VA panels due out were at least 144hz. TFT central reported news blurbs/rumor that there were AUO panels and samsung panels due out at 200hz. I wonder if samsung is calling 100hz + backlight strobing once per frame "200hz". That's not the same thing at all.
Samsung to release 144Hz 3440x1440 monitors in 2016 | GPU & Displays | OC3D News
TFTCentral - High Refresh Rate Panels and Displays - A Road-map and Round-up
Article Change Log - Update 20/10/16
- Updated status of 34" IPS Ultra-wide panel with 3440 x 1440 res @ 144Hz. Planned production delayed from Q1 to Q3 2017.
- Added new detail of planned 37.5" IPS panels with 3840 x 2160 @ 144Hz
- Correction to panel part numbers for 24.5" TN Film panels at 240Hz
- Updated mass production dates for 240Hz TN Film panels. 24.5" now in mass production from Oct, and 27" from Nov 2016.
- Updated mass production date for 27" 240Hz TN Film panels, Oct/Nov 2016. Panel part numbers also updated
- Update to 35" 3440 x 1440 VA panels from AUO. 100Hz versions mass production delayed from June/July to Sept 2016. 200Hz version no longer listed (now 100Hz).
- Update panel part for AUO 31.5" VA panel with 2560 x 1440 @ 144Hz. Mass production expectation of January 2017.
So it looks like some 2560 x 1440 144hz VA but not 3440 x 1440 since they are still stuck on dp 1.2 for some reason.
edit: " The LTM340YP03 offers a 3440 x 1440 resolution and a 100Hz native refresh rate. It looks like that VA panel will first appear in the Samsung CF791 display although a firm release date is not yet known. no word on Samsung pushing these 3440 x 1440 beyond 100Hz yet from what we’ve seen, although we expect at some point they will develop a 144Hz version to rival what LG.Display are doing with their IPS panels in this space, but probably not until 2017."
Interested in displays in general. Most other hardware is sort of boring - you can basically rely on next year's CPUs and GPUs to be incrementally faster than this years. Displays, on the other hand, haven't tended to improve in the same way. You get new features and higher resolutions, but not necessarily better quality, which is really what I'm after. These newer VA panels are about the most promising LCDs I've seen in a while, and might be a decent interim solution until OLEDs drop in size and price.PS: didn't know you were into VA panels too.