This screen was originally promoted back in May 2022 when it was offering a poor, super-slow 500Hz only refresh rate (we are joking of course!). Now Asus have announced at their 2023 CES event that the screen has been updated and will now offer a whopping 540Hz refresh rate via an overclocking feature. Produced in conjunction with panel manufacturer AU Optronics, and with NVIDIA, it’s also been given a formal product name, the Asus ROG Swift Pro PG248QP. The screen is 24.1″ in size and offers a 1920 x 1080 resolution TN Film panel. It’s being promoted as the World’s best eSports monitor and certainly offers some very impressive specs!
Update 13 Nov 2023 – our full review of the Asus ROG Swift Pro PG248QP is now available
Why a TN Film panel?
It’s based on a TN Film technology panel, something that we talked about last year too as a new panel offering from AU Optronics. Asus are calling this in their marketing an “Esports TN (E-TN)” panel. They talk about how it offers “60% better response times than standard TN Film panels” which is something that would be needed to support the new 540Hz refresh rate. We saw benefits in TN Film response times and motion clarity when we recently tested the 360Hz BenQ Zowie XL2566K and compared it to the 360Hz IPS panels available on the market. TN Film can still deliver faster response times and so it makes sense that it’s been used here as Asus push refresh rate as high as possible. This still fits the niche of very top end professional gaming and Esports.
Native NVIDIA G-sync Module and Reflex Latency Analyzer Included
The refresh rate is supported by a Native NVIDIA G-sync module to offer excellent VRR performance, along with other benefits like variable refresh rate and super-low input lag. The screen will also include NVIDIA’s Reflex Latency Analyzer tool which we looked at last year to track and optimise system performance and latency.
Asus also say that they’ve also included an enhanced vibrance mode, specifically tuned for Esports, built into the monitor’s firmware. “This mode allows more light to travel through the LCD crystals, giving colors new levels of vibrancy and allowing you to pick out details and highlights that might give away an enemy’s position.
New stand design with retractable “claws”
It sports a unique look and features an ergonomic stand with retractable ‘claws’ for a smaller base, to free up desktop space for players who prefer their keyboard and mouse closer to the monitor.
Near zero latency audio
A built-in ESS USB codec provides near-zero audio latency, and includes surround sound as well as in-game gunshot and footstep enhancements.
Pricing and availability
The PG248QP is expected to be released in Q2 2023. Pricing is not yet listed. More info and further specs when we get them.
For some further information, video, our thoughts and first impressions from the Asus Gamescom 2023 event check out our video here
Our full review of the Asus ROG Swift Pro PG248QP is now available
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