ASUS keeps doing it again and again. The Taiwanese company announced at Computex 2016 the upcoming ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q gaming monitor. The monitor is also commonly referred to as just ASUS ROG PG258Q or just ASUS PG258Q. and it is 24.5 inches in size rather than 25 inches. The key spec you might ask yourself? Well, for starters, it supports an amazing native 240Hz refresh rate (true, not inserting double frames or black frames like the EIZO Foris FG2421, which is being marketed as a 240Hz monitor). This will mean that you can enjoy an even amazing fluid gaming experience with this monitor, although the feeling of improvement will must drastically less than the feeling of improvement from 60Hz to 144Hz. This is due to the fact that higher refresh rates will offer diminishing returns and therefore, you should think twice when purchasing these monitors – is it worth the extra money?
We also know for a fact that the ASUS PG258Q will feature a Full HD resolution, aka. FHD or 1080p. As an addition, the display will also include a G-SYNC module and therefore supports NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. The panel will be based on the old TN panel technology and will feature 1ms response time for minimal ghosting effects and a low input lag as well. In terms of spec, this monitor is very similar to the ASUS ROG Swift PG248Q that we made a write-up about earlier.
The base of the stand you will find in-built LED lights that will project the Republic of Gamers (ROG) logo on the table below it. We also know that the monitor will only be working with DisplayPort 1.3 or DisplayPort 1.4 so no HDMI, VGA or DVI options will be provided.
The 240Hz refresh rate seems to be the only spec that the monitor seems to have going, as TN panels and the Full HD resolution are not the best investment right now in terms of overall gaming capacity. If you’re using the monitor for pure FPS gaming, then this monitor will probably all other monitors out of the water, especially 60Hz monitors once this beast is released. More on that closer to the release date.
There’s not much information about this monitor since ASUS did not release them at the event. We will update this post as soon as we receive more information about this gaming monitor from ASUS.