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CES 2020: ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz gaming monitor announced

On: January 6, 2020

Taiwanese electronics firm ASUS launched the world’s first esports display called the ROG Swift 360Hz at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020. The display is the world’s fastest NVIDIA G-SYNC-equipped gaming monitor with a refresh rate of 360Hz. When compared to current-gen 240Hz displays, the Swift outputs 50 percent additional frames per second. This is a major advancement in display technology considering the panel measures 24.5-inches and sports full HD resolution. The advanced refresh rate will offer gamers a competitive advantage over the opposition when playing graphics-hungry games.

ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz monitor specifications and features

The higher refresh rate allows gamers to utilise the entirety of their gaming setup while minimising stutters and frame drops. In a joint statement, ASUS and NVIDIA claim “At 360Hz, frames are displayed once every 2.8ms, which is six times faster than the traditional monitor and television screen”. To ensure a 360Hz refresh rate, the ROG Swift 360Hz utilises Variable Refresh Rate technology, ensuring lower latency and tear-free frames.

ASUS ROG Swift 360hz Monitor-

“G-SYNC is renowned for using Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) that eliminates frame tearing by synchronizing the GPU’s frame rate with that of the display”, reads NVIDIA’s official statement on the ROG Swift 360Hz. ASUS claims the 24.5-inch panel is optimal for viewing every pixel on the display within the field-of-view. Both ASUS and NVIDIA claim the display meets the highest performance and quality standards, as every G-SYNC panel must pass over 300 image quality checks before being deemed fit for sale.

There is no word on the official pricing of the ROG Swift 360Hz as of yet. Additional information is expected to surface as the device gets ready for launch later this year. ASUS is betting on hardcore gamers to pair the Swift 360Hz with high-end GeForce graphics cards for the maximum output. The Swift 360Hz compliments ASUS’ current lineup of gaming PCs and peripherals.

ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQX specifications and features

Alongside the ROG Swift 360Hz, ASUS also unveiled the Swift PG32UQX at CES 2020. The monitor utilises mini-LED technology, which ASUS calls the ultimate in a 4K high-dynamic gaming monitor. This display uses a G-SYNC Ultimate processor with the latest HDR features.

The highlight of the display is a full array of local dimming backlights with 1152 mini LEDs, and an aspect ratio of 16:9. ASUS expects mini-LED backlit displays to go mainstream in 2020. The ROG Swift PG32UQX flaunts a peak brightness of 1400 nits. The G-SYNC with VRR up to 144HZ supports 10-bit colour throughout the refresh rate range.

According to ASUS’ official statement, “The NVIDIA G-SYNC technology allows users to enjoy smooth and lag-free gameplay even when frames drop below 144Hz”. The monitor flaunts an Aura Sync-enabled RGB LED ROG logo, allowing users to pair the device with other Aura Sync-enabled devices. The Swift PG32UQX further sports a logo projector at the base of the stand, allowing users to flaunt the ROG logo or a customided logo. There is no official statement on when the product will launch or tentative pricing.

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Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.