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.