ASUS Announces a Trio of Adaptive-Sync Gaming Monitors

Subject: Displays | April 14, 2016 - 12:13 PM |
Tagged: Republic of Gamers, mg28uq, mg24uq, MG248Q, ASUS ROG, asus, adaptive sync

ASUS has announced three new monitors from their Republic of Gamers division, all of which feature Adaptive-Sync variable refresh rate displays.

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ASUS ROG MG28UQ

The monitors include a 28-inch model (MG28UQ), and a pair of 24-inch displays (MG248Q, MG24UQ). Looking first at the MG28UQ, which is a 28-inch, UHD/4K (3840x2160) display featuring a 1ms response time. Inputs include DisplayPort (1.2), one HDMI 2.0, and two HDMI 1.4 ports.

One of the 24-inch displays, the MG24UQ, is also UHD/4K but features an IPS display (and consequently loses the 1ms response time of the 28-inch version).

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ASUS ROG MG24UQ

Finally there is the 24-inch MG248Q, which offers a high 144 Hz refresh rate and 1ms response from its TN panel, but this model offers only FHD (1920x1080) resolution - though still adequate for gaming (especially at higher detail settings) depending on your preferences.

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ASUS ROG MG248Q

As far as availability goes, ASUS states "ASUS MG28UQ and MG24UQ are available immediately worldwide. MG248Q will be available in April 2016", though pricing was not announced.

Full PR after the break.

Taipei, Taiwan (13th April, 2016) — ASUS, the No.1 gaming monitor brand, today announced MG248Q, MG28UQ and MG24UQ, the latest gaming monitors in the ASUS MG Series. MG248Q is a 24-inch Full HD monitor featuring an ultra-fast 1ms response time and an incredible 144Hz refresh rate. MG28UQ and MG24UQ are 28- inch and 24-inch displays respectively, both featuring a 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution. All MG Series monitors include Adaptive-Sync technology for smooth gaming visuals, while the new ASUS-exclusive DisplayWidget utility gives users easy access to various display settings.

MG248Q: Incredible 144Hz refresh rate with lightning-fast 1ms response time

Designed for intense, fast-paced games, ASUS MG248Q is a 24-inch Full HD gaming monitor with an ultra-fast 1ms response time that lets users react instantly to what they see onscreen. The incredible 144Hz refresh rate eliminates frustrating lag or motion blur, while Adaptive-Sync technology helps eliminate screen tearing and choppy frame rates to give users seamless visuals and smooth gameplay.

MG248Q is compatible with the NVIDIA® 3D Vision® 2 kit to open up a world of 3D gaming.  It has extensive connectivity options, including dual-link DVI-D, DisplayPort 1.2, and an HDMI (v1.4) port, so users can hook it up to a wide array of multimedia devices.

MG28UQ & MG24UQ: 4K UHD monitors for highly-detailed cinema-quality visuals

Designed for graphics-intensive gaming, these monitors are the first in the MG Series to feature 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) panels for highly-detailed visuals. The 28-inch MG28UQ has a pixel density of 157ppi, while the 24-inch MG24UQ boasts 186ppi for incredibly photo-realistic visuals and sharp, crisp text. Both monitors have Adaptive-Sync technology for seamlessly-smooth gameplay that gives gamers the upper hand in the latest gaming titles.

These new MG Series monitors are designed to fulfill the visual needs of all types of gamers. MG28UQ features a 1ms response time so it is ideal for fast-paced games such as first-person-shooters; while MG24UQ uses an IPS panel for wide 178° viewing angles for lifelike gaming visuals with minimal distortion and color shift.

MG28UQ and MG24UQ allow users to enjoy smooth 4K UHD content playback, thanks to a 60Hz refresh rate and native 4K UHD support via DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI (v 2.0). In addition to its array of connectivity options, MG28UQ also features two USB 3.0 ports that can quick-charge mobile devices while the user is gaming.

New ASUS-exclusive DisplayWidget for quick access to display settings

The exclusive ASUS DisplayWidget is an intuitive software utility that lets users tweak display settings or configure the ASUS GameVisual, App Sync™, and Ultra-Low Blue Light technologies. While these adjustments can be done via the On Screen Display (OSD) settings menu or navigational joystick and buttons, ASUS DisplayWidget makes accessing and using these various settings much faster and easier.

ASUS-exclusive GameVisual technology provides up to six preset display modes (Scenery, Racing, Cinema, RTS/RPG, FPS, and sRGB) to suit different game genres. This unique feature can be easily accessed through a hotkey or the OSD settings menu. Each mode can be user-customized, with an additional User mode available for saving these settings. In addition, all customized GameVisual settings can be saved in an AXML file format that can be applied to any identical monitor, for example by another user.

App Sync lets users assign specific ASUS GameVisual modes to individual applications, and makes sure the monitor is in the right mode when these programs are displayed in the foreground. Users also have the option of changing these assigned settings.

DisplayWidget also lets users access different blue-light filter settings. ASUS Ultra-Low Blue Light technology reduces the amount of blue light emitted by the display and features four different filter settings to suit the task at hand. In addition, DisplayWidget provides picture orientation shortcuts, making it easy for users working on long documents to rotate onscreen images to portrait mode.

Gamer-centric enhancements: ASUS GamePlus technologies

MG248Q, MG28UQ and MG24UQ feature the ASUS-exclusive GamePlus hotkey for in-game enhancements, including a crosshair overlay, onscreen timer, a frames per second (FPS) counter, and a display alignment function.

The crosshair overlay provides four different crosshair options, and there's also an onscreen timer that users can position on the left of the display to keep track of the elapsed gaming time. The FPS counter lets users know how smoothly the game is running. Activating the display alignment function gives users three alignment lines on all four corners of the monitor to take the guesswork out of multi-display set-ups.

Ergonomically designed and wall-mountable

MG248Q, MG28UQ and MG24UQ are specially designed for marathon gaming sessions. All three monitors have ergonomically-designed stands with full tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment so gamers can find their preferred comfortable viewing position. MG24UQ and MG28UQ can be easily detached from their stands thanks to a quick-release latch, and all models can be VESA wall-mounted to save on desktop space.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS MG28UQ and MG24UQ are available immediately worldwide. MG248Q will be available in April 2016. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

SPECIFICATIONS

ASUS MG248Q

Panel

 24-inch (61cm) diagonal; 16:9 widescreen

 TN

Resolution

1920x1080

Pixel pitch

0.276mm

Color (max.)

16.7 million colors

Viewing angles

170°(H)/160°(V)

Contrast ratio

100,000,000:1

Brightness (max.)

350cd/m²

Response time

1ms (gray-to-gray)

ASUS-exclusive technologies

ASUS GameVisual

ASUS GamePlus

ASUS Eye Care Technology (Flicker-Free and Ultra Low Blue Light)

ASUS DisplayWidget

Input/output

DisplayPort1.2, 

HDMI (v1.4)

Dual Link DVI-D

Audio

2 x 2W (RMS) speakers

Design / stand

0~130 mm height adjustment

+90° ~ -90° swivel

+33° ~ -5° tilt

90°(clockwise) ~-90° (anti-clockwise) pivot

Size

556 x (392~542) x 276mm (with stand)

Weight

Net 7.2kg

Gross 9.9kg

 

 

ASUS MG24UQ

Panel

 23.6-inch (59.94cm) diagonal; 16:9 widescreen

WLED / In-Plane Switching Technology  

Resolution

3840x2160 @60Hz with DisplayPort1.2/ HDMI (v2.0),

3840x2160 @30Hz with HDMI (v1.4)

Pixel pitch

0.136mm (186ppi)

Color (max.)

16.7 million colors

Viewing angles

178°(H)/178°(V)

Contrast ratio

100,000,000:1

Brightness (max.)

300cd/m²

Response time

4ms (gray-to-gray)

ASUS-exclusive technologies

ASUS GameVisual

ASUS GamePlus

ASUS Eye Care Technology (Flicker-Free and Ultra Low Blue Light)

ASUS DisplayWidget

Input/output

DisplayPort1.2,

HDMI (v2.0),

HDMI (v1.4) x2

Audio

2 x 2W (RMS) speakers

Design / stand

0~150 mm height adjustment

+60° ~ -60° swivel

+20° ~ -5° tilt

90° (clockwise) pivot

Quick-release stand

Size

556 x (392~542) x 276mm (with stand)

Weight

Net 7.2kg

Gross 9.9kg

 

ASUS MG28UQ

Panel

28-inch (71.12cm) diagonal; 16:9 widescreen

WLED / TN

Resolution

3840x2160 @60Hz with DisplayPort1.2/ HDMI (v2.0),

3840x2160 @30Hz with HDMI (v1.4)

Pixel pitch

0.16mm (157ppi)

Colors (max.)

1.0737 billion colors

Viewing angles

170°(H)/160°(V)

Contrast ratio

100,000,000:1

Brightness (max)

300cd/m²

Response time

1ms (gray-to-gray)  

ASUS-exclusive technologies

ASUS GameVisual

ASUS GamePlus

ASUS Eye Care Technology (Flicker-Free and Ultra Low Blue Light)

ASUS DisplayWidget

Input/output

DisplayPort 1.2,

HDMI (v2.0),

HDMI (v1.4) x2,

USB 3.0 ports (Upstream x 1, Downstream x 2 / Power charge BC1.2)

Audio

2 x 2W (RMS) speakers

Design / stand

0~150 mm height adjustment

+60° ~ -60° swivel

+20° ~ -5° tilt

90° (clockwise) pivot

Quick-release stand

Size

660.26 x (416~566) x 233.4mm (with stand)

Weight

Net 8.0kg

Gross 11kg

 

Source: ASUS ROG

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April 14, 2016 | 01:09 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The more choice in adaptive/free-sync monitors the better!

April 14, 2016 | 03:09 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I agree. I use the swift and an nv gpu and I think gsync is nonsense.

April 14, 2016 | 10:46 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

AMD had to fix a major issue with Freesync through a driver update (to address going below the adaptive synch range). That made things a lot better but you need a 2.5X asynch ratio for it to work or better (like 30Hz to 75Hz, but NOT if it's 30Hz to 60Hz).

So now something like a 30Hz to 144Hz monitor if FreeSync or GSync is going to be almost an identical experience.

However, going forward NVidia can come out with new GSync modules that add features such as light strobing whilst adaptive sync is being utilized.

So in the future, monitor manufacturers can drop in a GSync module (which will drop in price too) and won't have to do as much work trying to implement new features into the Freesync way of doing things.

So we MAY get a better experience for a similar price as Freesync.

In fact, some things may be IMPOSSIBLE to implement going forward without a GSync module.

Other:
GSync on laptops is done the same way as Freesync. Since the screen info is known it's easier to setup. A lot of people get confused on all of these and say GSync is pointless. No.

NVidia is simply ripping out the guts of monitors and redesigning them so going forward they can add better features. On laptops again they do what makes sense for them and that's to not use a GSync module due to cost, power, space and of course the screen is a known variable to optimize setup.

April 14, 2016 | 05:02 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Awesome, more freesync stuff.
Although I think I'll wait for displayport1.3 monitors to come out, hopefully soon after Polaris/Pascal

April 15, 2016 | 04:12 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

A full range free-sync IPS 1440p 27"+ is all I ask

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