Wednesday, August 26th 2020

ASUS Announces the ROG PG259QN Monitor: 1080p IPS, 360 Hz, 1 ms, G-SYNC

ASUS today announced the ROG PG259QN monitor, a 24,5" monitor featuring a blazing fast 360 Hz refresh rates paired with a 1 ms response time. Of course, driving that refresh rate means that the monitor itself only offers 1080p resolution - albeit it does so using an IPS panel. Color-accuracy isn't reported as of yet, though, so save your money, at least for now, if you're also looking at color-critical applications. But the defining purpose for this monitor is for it to be one of the best solutions for twitch gaming scenarios. According to an NVIDIA-led study, gamers with a 360 Hz monitor improved their K/D ratio by 4% compared to using a "mere" 240 Hz solution, so there's that. The addition of a G-Sync module, according to ASUS, allows the PG259QN to have the best smoothness of any gaming monitor, bar none.

The ROG PG259QN supports ASUS AURA Sync, slim bezels, tilt, pivot, height, and swivel adjustments. I/O is guaranteed by 1x DisplayPort 1.4 cable and 1x HDMI 2.0 port, alongside 1x 3.5 mm headset jack and 1x USB 3.0 pass-through port, as well. No word on pricing at time of writing.
Source: ASUS ROG
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79 Comments on ASUS Announces the ROG PG259QN Monitor: 1080p IPS, 360 Hz, 1 ms, G-SYNC

#1
ExcuseMeWtf
Probably pricey af given subpar colors and viewing angles.

But your typical gamer NEEDS MOAR MEGAHURTZZZZZZZZ right?


It's IPS and news piece has been updated. Thankfully.
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#2
AnarchoPrimitiv
ExcuseMeWtf
Probably pricey af given subpar colors and viewing angles.

But your typical gamer NEEDS MORE MEGAHURTZZZZZZZZ right?
Hahaha, technically speaking, isn't it spelled "moar" in this instance?
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#3
ExcuseMeWtf
AnarchoPrimitiv
Hahaha, technically speaking, isn't it spelled "moar" in this instance?
Sorry, you're right. Edited :roll:
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#5
Raevenlord
News Editor
Axaion
This post says TN, Post on /r/monitors said IPS (specifically Fast IPS)

Probably IPS, seeing as the other 360hz ones are IPS too.

edit; its ips. sauce: www.asus.com/Monitors/ROG-Swift-360Hz-PG259QN/
It is indeed IPS. Ended up in a related page, for the PG259Q, for some reason. Fixed source, fixed info on the article. Thanks for the heads-up.
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#6
Searing
Axaion
This post says TN, Post on /r/monitors said IPS (specifically Fast IPS)

Probably IPS, seeing as the other 360hz ones are IPS too.

edit; its ips. sauce: www.asus.com/Monitors/ROG-Swift-360Hz-PG259QN/
Yeah no amount of money would make me use a TN monitor, they are all garbage. This is a new IPS monitor, thank goodness. The only time I've seen 3d and been impressed was a modded Mass Effect 2 in 3d, I do kind of wish it was possible but the games must be made properly from scratch for it.
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#7
Kaotik
"This is a tech that has been left in the closet for some time now, so it's interesting to note its presence, Whether or not this means an eventual comeback of the 3D realm to displays is anyone's guess - but considering adoption of previous generations of the technology, I'd wager a resounding "no". "

It hasn't been "left in the closet", it's outright not supported, hasn't been since April 2019.
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#8
Animalpak
Look, looook hereeeee they stopped to push higher resolutions because fortnite and Warzone players sticks at 1080p with a 1660 Ti or super...

Thanks thanks to all mediocre so called pro players of those two pathetic games...

Put graphics setting to LOW ( you may see players at distance sooner than others ) stick at 1080p you can be faster man so your K/D ratio will raise dude yeah thats the right way.
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#9
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
1ms IPS panel... I'll believe it when I see it
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#10
mtcn77
FreedomEclipse
1ms IPS panel... I'll believe it when I see it
IPS is faster than TN for quite some time. Only faster TN's correct reverse ghosting issues, mainstream variants don't even correct for the right pixel switching gradations.
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#11
Caring1
That huge stand makes the screen look small.
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#12
ratirt
I wonder, how much it will cost. Probably $1k for sure if not more.
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#13
Axaion
ratirt
I wonder, how much it will cost. Probably $1k for sure if not more.
post on reddit said 699 (700) usd
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#14
spectatorx
3D Vision display in 2020? Didn't all companies ditch stereoscopic 3d like years ago?
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#15
ratirt
Axaion
post on reddit said 699 (700) usd
That's not so bad.
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#16
CrAsHnBuRnXp
ASUS! RELEASE YOUR 32" 4K 144HZ MONITOR ALREADY!
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#17
akumu
FreedomEclipse
1ms IPS panel... I'll believe it when I see it
The newest 240hz 1080p ISP panels released this year have response times very very close to the best TN monitors so....
mtcn77
IPS is faster than TN for quite some time. Only faster TN's correct reverse ghosting issues, mainstream variants don't even correct for the right pixel switching gradations.
Uh no? The best TN is still faster than the best ISP panel. The new panels released this year is literally the first time ISP has even come close to TN speed considering 240hz ISP didnt even exist until very recently so im not entirely sure what you're talking about.
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#18
Vayra86
mtcn77
IPS is faster than TN for quite some time. Only faster TN's correct reverse ghosting issues, mainstream variants don't even correct for the right pixel switching gradations.
IPS is fast... but TN is still faster and has less overshoot, right? Faster than TN... give me a tftcentral review showing that and I'll believe you. Recent panels still seem very much stuck at 4-6ms unless you go into extreme overdrive modes with ditto ghosting. The best ones maybe hit 3-4ms averages.
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#19
Axaion
ratirt
That's not so bad.
Nope, could have been way worse lol
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#20
lexluthermiester
So is this 360hz actual and real 360 refreshes per second? Or is it that sudo frame blending nonsense?
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#21
hurakura
since they are lying they should've gone for at least 500Hz
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#22
skizzo
lmao a 4% increase in gaming (players) experience....just a slight bit of diminishing returns there it seems

I use 60hz still. Willing and want to upgrade to 120hz....but beyond that seems like wtf who wants or needs this unless you're one of those blokes wearing jerseys on gamer teams and your life revolves around it
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#23
Axaion
lexluthermiester
So is this 360hz actual and real 360 refreshes per second? Or is it that sudo frame blending nonsense?
It says native..
Sooooooooooooo...........
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#24
invict
Animalpak
Look, looook hereeeee they stopped to push higher resolutions because fortnite and Warzone players sticks at 1080p with a 1660 Ti or super...

Thanks thanks to all mediocre so called pro players of those two pathetic games...

Put graphics setting to LOW ( you may see players at distance sooner than others ) stick at 1080p you can be faster man so your K/D ratio will raise dude yeah thats the right way.
Lol what a terrible comment. They didn’t stop pushing higher resolutions because of competitive players bud. There’s not much demand because a) to play 4k and 60+ fps, you need at least a 2080, which is $600 more than a gtx 1660 super. And b) 4k on 24” and 27” brings diminishing returns. You’re really giving up the smoothness of your gameplay, just to play at 4k and barely notice the difference over 1440p.

Also, what more do you want. There are 4k120hz monitors, out there. Right now there’s no need for 4k240hz since current, flagship cards can’t even push 4k120.
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#25
phanbuey
invict
Lol what a terrible comment. They didn’t stop pushing higher resolutions because of competitive players bud. There’s not much demand because a) to play 4k and 60+ fps, you need at least a 2080, which is $600 more than a gtx 1660 super. And b) 4k on 24” and 27” brings diminishing returns. You’re really giving up the smoothness of your gameplay, just to play at 4k and barely notice the difference over 1440p.

Also, what more do you want. There are 4k120hz monitors, out there. Right now there’s no need for 4k240hz since current, flagship cards can’t even push 4k120.
There are no 'true' 4k panels out there at 120Hz right now, they all have to use some sort of color compression due to DP 1.2 limitation. We should have some full 4k 120/144 out next year.
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