Computex 2017: The ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ Is an UltraWide, 200Hz Display With HDR and G-Sync

Subject: Displays | May 31, 2017 - 04:36 AM |
Tagged: ultrawide, hdr, gaming monitor, g-sync, computex 2017, ASUS ROG, asus

After first teasing HDR monitors earlier this year at CES, ASUS is using Computex to announce a new high-end gaming monitor that incorporates nearly all of the latest display technologies into one impressive package. The ROG Swift PG35VQ is a 35-inch curved UltraWide display with a 3440x1440 resolution, HDR support, a 200Hz refresh rate, and NVIDIA G-Sync technology.

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ASUS is using Quantum Dot technology to power the PG35VQ, which results in a display that handles the DCI-P3 color space, conforms to the HDR10 standard, and can reach a "retina-searing" 1000 nits maximum brightness. Thanks to an array of 512 individual LED backlights, the PG35VQ can also utilize local dimming for significantly better black levels than you'll find on previous generation displays. This is the same approach ASUS utilized on the 27-inch PG27UQ that it announced back at CES, there are just more LEDs to accommodate the larger screen area of the PG35VQ.

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Fans of RGB lighting will happy to hear that the PG35VQ also offers support for the ROG Aura lighting platform, allowing users to control and sync RGB lighting effects between all of their compatible devices. Want the RGB lights on your new UltraWide monitor to pulse in sync with your keyboard, motherboard, and headset? ASUS has you covered.

ASUS has not yet provided an official release date, but a blog post over at NVIDIA's website claims that the PG35VQ will hit retailers in the fourth quarter. As for pricing, don't expect this flagship display to come cheap. ASUS's current high-end UltraWide gaming monitor, the ROG PG348Q, retails for about $1200, but is an inch smaller diagonally, has half the refresh rate (100Hz), and lacks local dimming and HDR support. So plan accordingly and expect to pay a premium for these cutting edge features.

Source: ASUS

May 31, 2017 | 11:28 AM - Posted by H1tman_Actua1

Man, I trade my Acer Z35 predator in a second for this one.

May 31, 2017 | 12:19 PM - Posted by StephanS

gsync only ? I'm not ready to accept a forced marriage to nvidia.

I keep my monitor at least 10 years, so thats a long commitment to one vendor.

I'm starting to wonder if nvdia doesn't actually pay OEM to exclude free sync on gsync product.

May 31, 2017 | 12:27 PM - Posted by Allyn Malventano

They don't have to pay - there are plenty of competing FreeSync displays out there.

May 31, 2017 | 04:46 PM - Posted by RadioActiveLobster

Acer has a X35 that uses the same panel and IMO looks better.

No details at all about it other than the single picture on Nvidia's site but it should hopefully be a bit cheaper since I don't think it's covered in RGB and has a more basic stand.

May 31, 2017 | 08:42 PM - Posted by Allyn Malventano

That panel is 1080P, not x1440P, and no HDR I believe.

June 1, 2017 | 10:25 PM - Posted by RadioActiveLobster

That is the z35. The x35 uses the same panel as this monitor and is also planned for Q4 2017.

Check the Nvidia Blog post about these monitors, they talk about it (there is even a picture of it)

June 1, 2017 | 01:24 AM - Posted by Branthog

If only more games actually supported the wide format, though.

And too bad you can't play a game at a high framerate and still stream online. (I do a lot of streaming and capture cards only accept up to 60hz - even with the most expensive $1,000 4k ones).

There are hacky work-arounds you can try, but they almost always come with significant hitches.

So... if you're a streamer and you play many/most of your games on stream... you're still basically stuck reducing your experience to 1920x1080@60, without gsync.

June 3, 2017 | 08:47 PM - Posted by virtualvoid

Curved? That's a shame. Sorry, but until game engines change how they do their perspective transformation step, a curved screen is going to introduce some unpleasant distortion.

The 4K 144Hz PG27UQ they showed at CES is much more appealing. Why isn't it at Computex?

July 7, 2017 | 01:14 AM - Posted by Anonymous_fuckster (not verified)

Nobody wants this bezel-fest monstrosity. The future of PC gaming is ultrawide and curved, like it or not.

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