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Asus ROG Swift PG258Q Review – A 240hz, G-sync equipped gaming monitor

SIze Resolution Refresh Rate Freesync/G-sync Response Time  
24.5 inches 1920x1080 240hz G-sync 1ms Price

Today we're taking a look at the ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q a 24.5 inch full HD monitor with an inconceivably high refresh rate of 240hz. Yes, seriously. That's double the speed of a 120hz monitor right out the box, no overclocking required. Besides that ridiculously impressive refresh rate it also has a response time of just 1 millisecond and it has g-sync technology built in. As far as connectivity options, this gaming monitor comes equipped with DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, and 2 USB 3.0 ports.

Another convenient creature comfort this gaming monitor has is Asus's eye care technology. Asus uses blue light filtering and a flicker-free backlight to dramatically reduce eyestrain allowing you to game longer without any discomfort. On the topic of comfort, the ergonomic stand allows for tilt, pivot, swivel, and even height adjustments. The adjustment range is as follows, 90 degrees for pivot, 120mm for height, and 20 degrees for tilt. Let's take a full look at the specifications:

  • Panel Size : Wide Screen 24.5"(62.23cm) 16:9
  • Panel Backlight / Type : TN
  • True Resolution : 1920x1080
  • Display Viewing Area(HxV) : 0.2832 x 0.2802 mm
  • Display Surface Non-glare
  • Brightness(Max) : 400 cd/㎡
  • Contrast Ratio (Max) : 1000:1
  • Viewing Angle (CR≧10) : 170°(H)/160°(V)
  • Response Time : 1ms (Gray to Gray)
  • Display Colors : 16.7M
  • Flicker free

Clearly this is a premium, gaming-centric monitor. This is for people that take gaming to the professional level where every millisecond counts. There is no other gaming monitor on the market right now that can compete with the trifecta of uber high refresh rate, ultra low response time, and g-sync technology of the Asus ROG Swift PG258Q. Asus has also incorporated gamer-oriented software into the monitor. You can overlay a crosshair in the center of your screen, setup a timer, display your FPS, and fine-tune display allignment if you have multiple monitors.

With "Gamevisual" technology you can switch between six different display presents that optimize visuals depending on the type of content you're consuming. It basically optimizes brightness/contrast and color saturation based on what you're playing or viewing.

If you're into taking your gaming to the next dimension, the 3rd dimension that is, that you can do that with ease with this gaming monitor. the ROG Swift PG258Q is compatible with Nvidia 3D video allowing you to open up your world to 3D gaming. All it requires is a Nvidia graphics card and 3D glasses.

Perhaps 3D isn't what interests you though, maybe you'd like a setup that gives you an ultrawide FoV and improves your productivity when you're not gaming. With this gaming monitor, you can seamlessly upgrade to a multi-display setup due to its nearly frameless design.

All in all, this gaming monitor is a beast. Without a doubt one of the most, if not the most, high performance gaming display on the market today. 

Posted by coretech