- Nov 10, 2017
Today, Asus officially announced via press release the ROG Swift PG259QN 360Hz, the fastest consumer gaming monitor from any company yet. Supporting frame rates up to 360 fps, this beast is set to hit in September, and will have a 24.5 inch "Fast IPS" FHD screen with a 1ms response time, G-Sync compatibility and HDR 10 support. Though Acer and Alienware are both looking to hit the 360Hz milestone soon as well, this makes Asus the first company to cross this particular finish line.
We’re pretty sure we got our first hints of this monitor at this January’s CES, where Asus and Nvidia invited our editor Scharon Harding to look at what was then called the ROG Swift 360. An Nvidia spokesperson told her that the display is intended for competitive esports players, who could expect a 4% improvement in flick shot aiming tests according to Nvidia’s research. They then showed her a demonstration of a Dota map scrolling at 240Hz vs 360Hz, where Harding said she could notice a slight improvement in text legibility thanks to the screen being able to update colors more quickly. Breaking this frame rate down, the Nvidia spokesperson also told her the monitor could show a new frame once every 2.8ms.