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ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ and Acer Predator X35 Preview: Curved Ultra-Wide 200Hz Monitors With G-SYNC HDR

By March 17, 2018 14 Comments
ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ

Introduction

Update: The 3440×1440 200Hz gaming monitors have been delayed until Q4 2018.

Besides announcing a bunch of new awesome laptops at Computex 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan, ASUS has demonstrated a revolutionary 200Hz ultra-wide gaming monitor with G-SYNC HDR and quantum dots, the ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ.

This ultimate gaming machine will take video games to a whole new level yet it will require significantly lesser graphics power than the other ground-breaking monitors with 4K 144Hz and G-SYNC HDR.

Acer’s counterpart model, the Acer Predator X35, was also showcased at Computex offering the same ultra-wide 200Hz HDR gameplay experience.

Image Quality & Features

The ASUS PG35VQ display is the dream monitor that many have been waiting for. Not so long ago when the Acer Predator Z35P was announced, we’ve mentioned how we’re eager to see an ultra-wide display capable of reaching 144Hz. And now, ASUS bewilders us with a whopping 200Hz in addition to true HDR support.

The Acer X35 and the ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ will use the quantum-dot technology as well as HDR10 support for a wider color gamut and superior contrast and brightness for HDR compatible content.

Using its 512-individually controlled LED zones and local dimming, the ASUS PG35VQ G-SYNC display manages to deliver such stellar brightness without affecting the depth of darker tones but rather providing a superior contrast range. The same process is used in the upcoming 4K 144Hz HDR displays except that their 27-inch screens utilize 384 zones.

Thanks to the HDR, quantum dots, and the giant curved 35-inch screen, the image quality will undoubtedly be otherworldly while G-SYNC and 200Hz refresh rate ensure smooth and fluid performance. However, we’re still eager to see how the ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ will perform in terms of viewing angles and ghosting due to its VA panel.

Design & Connectivity

ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ AmazonThe ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ 200Hz display features thin bezel design and a 1800R curved screen for a cinematic viewing experience and immersive gameplay. As of yet, we have no information regarding the ergonomics, but we do know that the model will offer ASUS AuraSync RGB LED lights at the rear side which you will be able to customize and match with the rest of your AuraSync gear from ASUS.

We also have no information yet regarding whether there’ll be built-in speakers nor what kind of connector ports will be available, although the DisplayPort 1.4 bandwidth, which is used for 4K 144Hz models, is adequate for 3440×1440 at 200Hz as well.

Price & Availability

The official ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ price is unknown at the moment, but it’s well-known that it won’t be cheap and certainly at least $1,500. The Acer Predator Z35P also features the same resolution and G-SYNC, although without HDR support nor quantum-dots, yet it’s available for pre-order for $1,100.

The ASUS PG35VQ release date is expected to be sometime by the end of 2018.

As an equivalent to the ASUS PG35VQ, Acer has their own 35-inch model in the works deemed as the Acer Predator X35 with similar specifications, or even identical – as we still don’t have all the information about these gaming beasts.

Acer Predator X35

Conclusion

That’s all the information we have to share with you so far. Although it may not be much, it’s more than enough to cause excitement. Just a week ago we were thrilled to see ultra-wide displays getting 120Hz refresh rate with the Acer Z35P, and now we’re anticipating a whopping 200Hz at 3440×1440 resolution.

Fortunately, the ASUS PG35VQ and the Acer X35 won’t require as demanding gear as their 4K HDR relatives, the Predator X27 and the ASUS PG27UQ.

Either way, video games will be getting a whole new world of details with these cutting-edge displays we can’t wait to see in action. Whether you prefer ultra-wide displays or 4K for gaming, by the end of the year you’ll be able to obtain your dream monitor.


ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ Specifications
Screen Size35-inch
Resolution3440x1440 (UWQHD)
Panel TypeVA
Aspect Ratio21:9 (UltraWide)
Refresh Rate200Hz
Response Time4ms (GtG)
Adaptive SyncG-SYNC HDR
Brightness1000 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio2500:1 (static)
Colors1.07 billion (true 10-bit)
VESAYes (100x100mm)
Local Dimming512-zone Direct LED
HDRHDR10

Acer Predator X35 Specifications
Screen Size35-inch
Resolution3440x1440 (UWQHD)
Panel TypeVA
Aspect Ratio21:9 (UltraWide)
Refresh Rate200Hz
Response Time4ms (GtG)
Adaptive SyncG-SYNC HDR
Brightness1000 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio2500:1 (static)
Colors1.07 billion (true 10-bit)
VESAYes (100x100mm)
Local Dimming512-zone Direct LED
HDRHDR10

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  • Takwin

    This is just made for a 1080ti. I have a really good 34″ ultrawide (34uc88b) but it has freesync, only 75 hz, and no HDR. I’m getting the ROG Swift. Looks like it checks every box.

  • Roger Crawford

    You’re right. It is a curved VA panel from AUO, but the Z35P monitor has M350QVR01.0 model whereas the PG35VQ will feature M350QVR01.1.

  • Jaime Macias

    So you’re saying its not made for a gtx 1080?

    Really interested in this monitor but I dont know if my corsair sea hawk gtx 1080

  • Dark Exsphere

    I recently bought (and returned) the Acer Predator Z301C which is part of their Z1 series monitors (2560×1080 30″ VA 200Hz 4ms response) and I’ve got to say; the marketing sure did fool me. Firstly, VA panels have horribe motion blur if overdrive is disabled. However; when enabling it it causes pixel response to improve, reducing motion blur, but also causes pixels to overshoot causing colors to mess up. Making Overdrive go from Normal to extreme worsens this effect. Then comes the refresh rate. you could; theoretically, game comfortably at 60Hz + [email protected] BUT who the hell wants to do that. I prefer gaming MINIMUM 100Fps. So obviously i’d clock my monitor to its default 144hz. but what happens when the refresh rate is higher than 60Hz? well; the motion blur just goes more insane. reason: the pixels don’t change colors fast enough (aka poor response time). This in itself, isn’t Acer’s fault, but rather the VA panel. BUT what you can blame on acer is that they marketed the monitor as 200hz with 4ms response time. In reality if you set it to that you’d have the most messed up looking motion ever.

    In short, stick to IPS or TN if you want to game. TN has come a really really long way. My BenQ XL2420G has IPS-like colors BUT it’s downside is that viewing angles aren’t that great. then again it is a 24″ monitor so you’d rarely be looking at it from the side anyways. Never go with a VA panel. Sure, it can go to really high refresh rates like TN but the motion blur added and/or pixel overshooting that occurs when you want fast precise movement is definitely not worth it. The whole point of having high refresh rate is so faster moving object appear clearer (smoother) but with motion blur so bad theres no point in having such a high refresh rate if blurring just gets worse the higher you go.

  • DirtySanchez

    Love the products but they always seem to overpriced. I have their 27″ 165hz model that I purchased off craigslist, and before that I tried out their 34″ 100hz, but for me the smoothness was so much better on the 165hz one, so when I heard about the ultrarawide having a 200hz refresh rate I was sold, but then I’ve been reading articles that are saying that this is going to cost 2000$!!! I could literally go to best buy and buy an OLED TV or something like a 65″ 4K 10bit panel with all the bells and whistles for that much…

  • Takwin

    I think a 1080 would be fine, it is still the second best video card ever made.

  • YeshuaReigns

    you are clueless. VA is the best panel technology currently available for monitors.

  • Scott Chua

    I hope they don’t put speakers on these monitor. Is like putting bicycle tires on ferrari. Making the already expensive prices more unaffordable.

  • ATIMarcos

    no, is not, va panel overshoot colors so bad to avoid motion blur, in some games looks so bad, y try a monitor va panel from samsung. guess wat, overshoot like a shit, and playing in lower fraremate than 144hz looks even worse.

  • Dylan Hunt

    Yup, IPS is still the best. Anyone that thinks otherwise has fallen to “good marketing”.

  • leschouxcroutes

    enough with the friggin delays! i’m still running my QNIX 2710LED IPS that i payed 350$ 7 years ago. it runs at 2560×1440 at 116hz. you’d think after so many years there would be options that offer some kind of comparable value, but there is NONE. A screen with comparable specs still goes 600$+ in the mainstream market, 7 years later :/ Why do they have to keep shipping their old crap at insane prices. we’re in 2018, enough of the grindy corporate greed, give us some technological advancement already, some friggin value!

  • Scott Chua

    Potential problem is the 4ms gtg and VA panel. What worry me is whether Asus be fixing the ghosting issue for this model. 200Hz is just advertising figure. If it can run super smooth at 120Hz like a TN, would already happy.

  • Omeganyn

    These new monitors are less taxing than 4k monitors are. You would be fine even with a GTX 980. They are lower resolution than 4k but higher than 1080p. So your seahawk will work great for these monitors.