EIZO Releases World’s First 240 Hz Monitor for Gaming

Here comes the world’s first gaming monitor with a 240 Hz refresh rate which has taken everyone by surprise. This gaming monitor was announced earlier today by the EIZO Corporation and the monitor has been named the 23.5-inch FORIS FG2421. With the low input lag and the special preset modes, no gamer will ever be left dissatisfied with this one. The special thing about the preset modes is that they have specially been designed with the professional gamers and this makes it ideal for gaming actions such as first-person shooter, racing, fighting, and other fast-action genres.


A new feature has been incorporated into this competitive gaming monitor. This newest phenomenon known as the Turbo 240 has the ability to surpass the 120 Hz refresh rate which is consistent with the traditional style gaming monitors. By controlling the blinking of the LED backlight, this feature converts 120 Hz signals to 240 Hz and when this higher refresh rate is paired with the response time of less than 1 ms, this combination produces the smoothest images which anyone would have ever seen on gaming monitors.

This monitor is not only the world’s first when it comes to higher refresh rates but is also the first monitor which uses the higher refresh rates along with the VA (vertical alignment) LCD panel. The benefit of having this VA is the viewing angle of 176° and the high native contrast ratio can be achieved (5000:1 for deep blacks). This is perfect for gaming since visibility is increased even in darker scenes. Moreover, the reduced input lag comes from the integrated circuit which has been developed by the EIZO itself.

Two colors modes are present for FPS (first-person shooter) and one for RTS (real-time strategy) and both these modes were designed by Fnatic which is a leading eSports team. The development of these two modes provides ideal brightness, contrast, and gamma settings. The gaming monitor also has the privilege of being tied up with the ScreenManager Pro for Gaming, which is a new software by EIZO. Apart from this, the HDMI, DisplayPort, and DVI-D ports provide connectivity with PCs, consoles, Blu-ray players and cameras. The USB hub will also allow users to connect their different gaming peripherals with the monitor.

Source: EIZO | News Archive