Competitive gaming is intense, and at the pro level you need every edge you can get. One such edge is the new king of refresh rates: the ASUS ROG Swift PG259QN 360 Hz Gaming Monitor. Labeled “The World’s Fastest Esports Gaming Monitor” by ASUS and backed by NVIDIA and a dedicated G-SYNC processor, this display just might give you the edge during your next competition.
I just want to say: 360 Hz is impressive. The newly developed 24.5" Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS panel manages some other notable specs, even though its resolution and size are quite standard fare for gaming displays. Using ASUS Fast IPS tech, the response time is down to just 1 ms (GtG); the monitor will also support HDR10. G-SYNC will play a huge part in getting smooth results without tearing or other issues.
In gaming, milliseconds can absolutely matter. Being able to move your cursor quickly and accurately to hit an opponent can mean the difference between victory and defeat. Independent tests have shown that going up to 240 Hz can show measurable differences in response times from gamers, so moving up even more can give some an advantage.
Now, assuming you are into gaming and eyeing the latest 30xx-series cards from NVIDIA, an ultra-fast refresh rate of 360 Hz is actually attainable. If you want to max out your gaming, you’ll need a monitor that can keep up.
There are a few other tweaks included with this display that make it suitable for gaming. The stand now frees up space so you can get your keyboard and mouse closer to the display or simply enjoy more space on your desk. The indicator light has been moved to the bottom of the monitor, so it isn’t distracting. The bottom bezel has an anti-reflective coating to minimize glare, and it supports ASUS Aura Sync lighting for getting synced ambient lighting effects.
A custom heatsink will ensure maximum performance even during long sessions. Also, NVIDIA brings Ultra Low Motion Blur technology to smooth out any motion. It’s an exciting display option and features all the standard connections. This includes an HDMI 2.0 port, DisplayPort 1.4, 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB 3.0 ports (1 up and 2 down).
Computer gaming is getting very interesting these days. Then again, so is console gaming. I want to stick with the consoles for now simply because they are easier, but all this new tech is making me want to build a brand-new gaming PC just to experience all that there is to offer with the latest technology.
Do you think 360 Hz can make a difference to your gaming? Or would you rather have some extra detail/resolution? Let us know in the Comments section, below.