updated 03:40 pm EDT, Mon August 25, 2008
ViewSonic VX2265wm Demo
Helping to kick off NVIDIA's NVISION graphics expo, ViewSonic today revealed a prototype of one of the first computer-oriented LCDs to claim a 120Hz panel. The 22-inch VX2265wm borrows the same philosophy as for HDTVs and doubles the 60Hz refresh rate of most LCDs to eliminate the blurring, ghosting, and other effects that crop up in games and other fast-moving scenes. The panel is also fast outside of this and has an average pixel response time of 3ms versus the 5ms more common at the LCD's size.
The display also supports stereoscopic 3D and comes with a dual-link DVI input for cards from NVIDIA and others that need the extra bandwidth for the extra dimension; it also comes with a modest 4W stereo speaker system and produces a 1,000:1 contrast ratio.
Stepping outside of its tendency to announce and ship at the same time, ViewSonic has only said that the VX2265wm will ship sometime before the end of the year and hasn't set a formal price.