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ASUS Rolls Out ROG Swift PG349Q, a 120Hz Curved Ultrawide

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ASUS today rolled out the ROG Swift PG349Q, one of the rare few curved ultrawide monitors with a high refresh-rate. This 34-inch display with a 21:9 aspect-ratio and 3440 x 1440 pixels native resolution, ticks at 120 Hz refresh-rate, and supports NVIDIA G-Sync technology. Its IPS panel has a rather obtuse 1900R curvature compared to the more common 1800R, with 178°/178° viewing-angles. Other vital specs include 300 cd/m² maximum brightness, 4 ms (GTG) response time, and 1000:1 static contrast ratio. The monitor offers flicker-free brightness adjustment, by using a non-PWM method to dim the LEDs illuminating the panel. The back side of the monitor and its stand are studded with RGB LEDs, which you control using Aura Sync RGB software. The monitor takes in HDMI and DisplayPort connections, and needs a USB connection to control the lighting. The company didn't reveal pricing.



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Wow, honest bezel representation...
Considering the PG348Q is US$900, this will most likely cost over $1k...
 
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It seems there are so many unused G-sync modules in stash and they must get rid of them somehow.
 
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Almost ideal new monitor for me. But still it is missing in two areas:
1. no HDR
2. only 120Hz, I want at least 144Hz
 
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rather save up & get a super ultrawide monitor from Dell or LG that has way more practicality & screen estate over this overpriced, overhyped variable refresh rate monitor.
 
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Almost ideal new monitor for me. But still it is missing in two areas:
1. no HDR
2. only 120Hz, I want at least 144Hz
Benefit isn't there. I'd settle at 120 if I were you. Diminishing returns are in play and the higher you go the harder it will be to keep steady FPS - even on lower settings. Also, super high refresh is not problem free either; this includes things like regular desktop power management bugs but also frame pacing on games locked to 60fps. Every once in a while something pops up.

Regardless; this is just a standard IPS, not much special, apart from the size. If it has strobe/Lightboost that's decent, but with 300cd/m not fantastic. You should also curb your enthusiasm with regards to HDR. Looking for that on a 1000:1 300cd/m IPS is ridiculous, the panel can't display it properly even if it wanted to.

Just some advice in your quest for a nice panel... 90% is marketing BS, be wary.
 
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Whats the word on the 200Hz GSync HDR ultrawides?
 
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Whats the word on the 200Hz GSync HDR ultrawides?
Word is you will need your eyes removed and bionic retinal implants inserted to be able to detect 200Hz :rolleyes:
 
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Tired of ASUS so called "releasing" of ultra wide monitors 2-3 years before they are actually available to buy.

Word is you will need your eyes removed and bionic retinal implants inserted to be able to detect 200Hz :rolleyes:
Don't care if i have to pop in an eye ball in my butt hole to be able to experience 200Hz, i want it now.

But now it seams FALD will be outdated before the monitor even releases, mini led backlighting taking over already.

Would not surprise me if there is another year or so delay just to upgrade to mini led backlighting.

Starting to think PG35VQ has become an urban legend, a monitor that will never become a reality.
 
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Tired of ASUS so called "releasing" of ultra wide monitors 2-3 years before they are actually available to buy.

Don't care if i have to pop in an eye ball in my butt hole to be able to experience 200Hz, i want it now.

But now it seams FALD will be outdated before the monitor even releases, mini led backlighting taking over already.

Would not surprise me if there is another year or so delay just to upgrade to mini led backlighting.

Starting to think PG35VQ has become an urban legend, a monitor that will never become a reality.
Yeah same here. I got myself an LG 34GK950F-B that should arrive tomorrow. If that impresses me, and I really hope it does, i´m skipping on the PG35VQ. If that thing ever releases into the wild:wtf:
 
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This one will probably plagued with the same issue like AW3418DW and X34P (G-Sync scanline issue / panel uniformity issue).
 

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This monitor hits all of the major boxes for me except for one; it is freaking ugly. I dont want RGBs or a funky base. I'm not a big fan of ROG monitors.
 
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Only two years late, and will likely be priced higher than the competition.

Used to be an ASUS fanboi, but got pretty sick of a lack of innovation and ASUS tax.
 

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Only two years late, and will likely be priced higher than the competition.

Used to be an ASUS fanboi, but got pretty sick of a lack of innovation and ASUS tax.
I am still fine with ASUS. What I don't like is how they have focused their designed to appeal to all of the 18 year old kids. I don't want my gear looking like transformers and full of RGB bling.
 
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Simply - yet another underwhelming pointless new display. Does anybody actually buy those mediocre displays?
No hdr; no freesync; no really impressive refresh rate; no OLED; WHY bother even releasing yet another exactly same display?
 
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