Asus have quietly released details of a new monitor in their TUF Gaming series on their website. The VG34VQL1B is 34″ in size and offers an ultrawide VA panel with a 3440 x 1440 resolution, overclocked 165Hz refresh rate (144Hz native), adaptive-sync support and a 1ms MPRT spec with their Extreme Low Motion Blur (ELMB) technology being used. Variable refresh rates are available from both compatible NVIDIA and AMD systems. It has been certified under AMD’s ‘FreeSync Premium’ scheme as well.
The VG34VQL1B has a 1500R curvature and is based on a VA technology panel. In other specs the screen offers a 4000:1 contrast ratio, 550 cd/m2 brightness, 178/178 viewing angles, 16.7m colour depth and a wide gamut covering 90% DCI-P3 and 120% sRGB.
Of other particular interest is the promotion of ‘variable overdrive’, something added by Asus despite the screen not using a Native G-sync hardware module that we saw introduced to good effect on the recently reviewed ROG Swift PG329Q as well. This helps control response times and overshoot across the refresh rate range and is something Asus are investing time and money in to on even their normal adaptive-sync displays which is very welcome.
For connectivity there are 2x DisplayPort 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0 and 4x USB 3.0 ports provided along with a headphone jack. The stand offers tilt, height and swivel adjustments. 2x2W speakers are also built in to the screen.