Asus ROG just painted a clearer picture of their Asus PG259QN which was only previously known to be called the Asus ROG Swift 360Hz. We now have a model name, plus a few more juicy details ahead of its scheduled release. Asus says that the Asus PG259QN is ideal for fast-paced E-Sports titles like CSGO and Rainbox Six Siege, Overwatch, and Fortnite.
The primary specification for the Asus PG259QN is its Fast-IPS panel that has a boosted response time and a 360Hz maximum refresh rate. The screen’s resolution is at 1920 x 1080, with a 400 cd/m2 backlight and a typical 1000:1 contrast ratio. it supports ULMB for extreme blur reduction, but its not yet mentioned if it works at 360Hz as well.
The Asus PG259QN is HDR compatible, but it’s most likely under the underwhelming DisplayHDR 400 standard, or its only compatible with HDR10. You can’t expect true HDR performance here since the backlight is limited, but it will translate HDR signals as best it could. Asus did not mention if the Fast-IPS panel they are using will cover DCI-P3 comprehensively, but we’ve seen great results from this new generation of screens.
It’s also important to know that the Asus PG259QN is a full G-Sync monitor that comes with the dedicated FPGA controller from Nvidia. This means FreeSync is out of the question, but its understandable since the 360Hz monitors are part of a joint initiative with Nvidia. It also looks like the green team’s cards are the best option for this model, such as its upcoming RTX 3090.
The G-Sync module also means that the Asus PG259QN will have a limited I/O layout due to the nature of the controller. However, the monitor gets a slot each for DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0, and two USB 3.0 slots for your extras. The stand has been redesigned as well with a more contemporary look, but it still offers a full range of adjustments.
The Asus PG259QN is scheduled to drop this month with a $699 price tag that is slightly higher than the PG258Q 240Hz monitor asked for when it dropped. We’re not sure if shipments to retail stores will be affected by the pandemic, but we will update this page as soon as more becomes available.
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Paolo is a gaming veteran since the golden days of Doom and Warcraft and has been building gaming systems for family, friends, and colleagues since his junior high years. High-performance monitors are one of his fixations and he believes that it’s every citizen’s right to enjoy one. He has gone through several pieces of hardware in pursuit of every bit of performance gain, much to the dismay of his wallet. He now works with Monitornerds to scrutinize the latest gear to create reviews that accentuate the seldom explained aspects of a PC monitor.