ASUS announces February release date for its record-breaking 240HZ ROG PG258Q monitor

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, Jan 28, 2017 2:00 PM

Back in October of last year, ASUS announced a rather swanky new gaming LCD monitor with the world’s highest refresh rate. The ASUS ROG PG258Q has a whopping 240 Hz refresh rate, beating out its nearest competitor at 180 Hz. Back then it seemed a little pie in the sky but now this monitor is very much a reality. ASUS has announced the high-end display will be launching this February.

"ROG Swift PG258Q has an incredibly-fast 240Hz native refresh rate without overclocking, and is twice as fast as conventional 120Hz monitors. This results in amazingly-fluid gaming visuals with no frustrating lag or motion blur, giving gamers the upper hand in first-person shooters, racing, real-time strategy and sports titles," said ASUS in a statement.

If that buttery smooth refresh rate wasn’t quite enough for you, the ASUS ROG PG258Q is also kitted out with Nvidia G-Sync technology to prevent screen tearing, eliminate micro-stutters and reduce input lag.

As for the rest of the specs, it’s a 24-inch 1080p display with a brightness rating of 400 nits. That resolution may seem a little low for some but really it’s the only way you’re going to really be able to truly take advantage of a 240Hz monitor. In theory any game a GTX 1080 can run at 60 FPS / 4K will be capable of running at 240 FPS / 1080p on this monitor.

Lastly the PG258Q has Nvidia Ultra Low Motion Blur, a new technology which works to erase motion blur.

All in all it sounds like a beast of a monitor. The one final thing we are waiting on his price however. This thing isn’t going to be cheap, so brace yourself (and your bank balance) for when this is announced.

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00:26 Jan-30-2017

My 1440p 60Hz Monitor is enough for now.

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14:46 Jan-30-2017

I just got a 1440p 60Hz monitor and I won't be able to utilize it fully until I upgrade my GPU. don't even game on it yet wit my 770. I think it will last my needs until these newer monitors drop drastically in price.

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15:40 Jan-30-2017

May be we need to wait for 3-5 years until its price become affordable.


At least I will wait cause my 60 fps monitor is still ok for me

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12:39 Jan-29-2017

"The ASUS ROG PG258Q has a whopping 240 Hz refresh rate, beating out its nearest competitor at 180 Hz."


For your information: BenQ has a 240Hz monitor on the market that can be purchased already.
AOC and Acer have announced their 240Hz monitors as well.


Stop praising ASUS like Gods, I see it everywhere... sadly.

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00:27 Jan-31-2017

#Marketing

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05:28 Jan-29-2017

I think my 165Hz 1440p screen hits the sweet spot. 1080p I won't go back to...

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23:58 Jan-28-2017

im happy with my pg348q ultrawide 100hz :3

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21:29 Jan-28-2017

Could i use a Gsync monitor at 240hz with my fury? or will i be forced down to 60hz?

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22:26 Jan-28-2017

gsync is nvidia only. you need freesync. the 240hz will work no matter what. you will just have slight tearing issues from from big drops in frames.

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14:58 Jan-29-2017

Look into the BenQ 1440p freesync monitor. 144hz. You'll never go back. I literally said "holy $h!?" the first time I used it! 1440p is furys sweet spot.

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18:36 Jan-28-2017

I am happy with my Asus MG248Q 144hz 1ms

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18:31 Jan-28-2017

That moment when someone with a r9 pro duo or titan xp will have to lower settings in CSGO to get 240 fps (not really but you get it)

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18:08 Jan-28-2017

I know I'm gonna get some hate for this... but how is this anything but pointless? Are we super human now? We can even perceive 240Hz? If anyone says they can, I'd love to see you prove it! This is a pointless feature that's just going to make this monitor more expensive. Why should Asus care if people actually buy it?

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18:17 Jan-28-2017

lol go ahead and downvote, but if anyone cares to try and logically debate me on this.... well... bring it!

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18:29 Jan-28-2017

And btw, just being able to see an image flashed at a certain speed or a light blinking at a certain speed has nothing to do with the perception of smoothness in a game.

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20:19 Jan-28-2017

Buddy buy this and compare 240hz with 120hz and you will find all answers

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20:43 Jan-28-2017

I can promise you I would not notice any difference between 120 and 240, and I think the people who would say that they can are likely only arguing to justify their ridiculous purchase.

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22:45 Jan-28-2017

its not about smoothness at that point. it becomes about less chance of motion blur induced by rapid images (not counting motion blur added as a graphic effect which is a totally different phenomenon)

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05:32 Jan-29-2017

I definitely noticed the difference between when I had a 110Hz display and my current 165Hz one. I also see the difference between 60 and 75 and 90 and 110. Tons of time spent tweaking panels...
I bet my money I'd notice the difference between 120 and 240 easily - we're talking a 100% improvement in refresh here! I can understand fractions like 120 to 144 or 144 to 165 being unnoticeable. But 120 to 240? You gotta be blind...

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00:42 Jan-29-2017

Well, i want this monitor because it will unlock my gpu horsepower even more, more hz = more fps. In light games it's obviously going to be smooth but in heavy games where i used to be at 50fps in heavy demanding environments, with this monitor i might be at 90fps.

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05:33 Jan-29-2017

The screen won't "unlock" any more power of your GPU. If your GPU can only render 50fps at 60Hz then it will render 50fps at 240Hz. Things don't work the way you imagine.

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16:07 Jan-28-2017

240 hz my dream


i want this monitor guys.


i think it will be expensive like asus gtx 1080 rog strix 8gb oc


i hope this will bring a new world of gaming

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12:43 Jan-29-2017

BenQ Zowie XL2540 (same panel, but no G-Sync) costs €499.
I assume this PG258Q will cost about €650, because it has G-Sync and it's ROG-branded...

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16:01 Jan-28-2017

240 hz is pretty good but honestly is it a selling point compared to 120-160 hz which is already silky smooth. 60 hz to 120 is a noticeable difference but going higher than that, the price would have to be reasonable.

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17:36 Jan-28-2017

You can't know until you try it.


Our brains can detect upto 1000 FPS, and can interpret upto 300-400 FPS.

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18:01 Jan-28-2017

i think 120hz to 240hz is also noticeable

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18:12 Jan-28-2017

I'd like to see that proven in relation to gaming.... sure someone may be able to detect the difference in a light blinking at high speeds, but it doesn't mean they're going to be able to detect a difference in frame rates in any game that doesn't look like pong, maybe a 240Hz Atari 2600? LOL!

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15:49 Jan-28-2017

"In theory any game a GTX 1080 can run at 60 FPS / 4K will be capable of running at 240 FPS / 1080p on this monitor."
I don't think that's how it works though

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16:24 Jan-28-2017

then give your theory how it doesnt please.
considering in theory, the above actually works and i can explain if you want.

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16:40 Jan-28-2017

of course it will work just have to put the **** at low?

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05:37 Jan-29-2017

It would work like that if the CPU is capable of feeding the GPU with draw calls. Unfortunately, this depends on the game engine, the programming in a particular game and the CPU, as well as other bottlenecks.
Example: In FarCry4 in some places I get 80fps at 1440p maxed out. I bump up the resolution to 4K and the framerate is the same, just more GPU usage. The bottleneck is somewhere in the engine.


BUT if there were no such quirky bottlenecks - then 4K60 is the same amount of pixels per second as 1080p240 and therefore it would work like that.

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12:46 Jan-29-2017

Maybe not, but the calculation behind it makes sense.
4K has 4 times more pixels than 1080p, so running 60fps on 4K will calculate the same amount of pixels as 1080p 240Hz.
60(fps) x 3840(w) x 2160(h) = 497.664.000 pixels per second
240(fps) x 1920(w) x 1080(h) = 497.664.000 pixels per second

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15:03 Jan-28-2017

Isn't frame rates is tied with monitor refresh rate, what if your games only run on 30 fps (like locked maybe)?

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15:49 Jan-28-2017

If a game is locked at 30 fps you will see each frame 8 times on your monitor. But this monitor is probably meant for people who play games like cs go etc.

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05:39 Jan-29-2017

Unless you use G-Sync, at which point the screen refresh rate actually goes down that low and only displays one frame per refresh (which is the whole idea of G-Sync in the first place)

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14:27 Jan-28-2017

Niceeee, but G-Sync ruined everything about this monitor :(

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14:43 Jan-28-2017

Why? that seems strange that G-sync ruined it?

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15:00 Jan-28-2017

Because sir bojanum has an amd gpu :b

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15:04 Jan-28-2017

Oh, I did not even realize that. Well I was lacking in observation skills.

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16:43 Jan-28-2017

And because Gsync will rise the price of the monitor by about 150$

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17:01 Jan-28-2017

G-Sync Completely eliminates screen tearing vs Free sync which partially does it. so the cost speaks for it's self.

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11:19 Jan-30-2017

I have to say, fast vsync is a pretty good alternative if you own an I believe GTX 9XX or newer series. No tearing at all, I am not sure about the delay times, I am using a VA panel and I think it's good, I do not notice any ghosting or heavy delay between my crappy mouse and screen times.

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