Aug 26, 2020 Written by:Eric Born

The ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QN gaming monitor gives elite athletes a no-compromises esports edge

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Take a look across the stages of esports competitions the world over, and you’ll often find teams playing on ROG gear in their quests for victory. We have a history of pushing the boundaries of gaming technology to help those elite players perform at their very best. Now, we’re breaking yet another barrier with the ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QN. We first announced this groundbreaking gaming display back at CES 2020, and now we’re ready to share all of its details with you.

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The ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QN gives elite gamers a unique advantage when they’re in the thick of those fast-paced battles. It provides a leap forward in visual clarity and responsiveness, especially for gamers upgrading from 60Hz or even 144Hz displays. This tournament-grade 1920x1080 monitor is the first available with a 360Hz refresh rate. That’s six times faster than a conventional 60Hz display, and another 50% faster than widely-available 240Hz gaming monitors. 

Today’s high-end PCs can render many hundreds of frames per second in popular esports games like Fortnite, League of Legends, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and the difference between victory and defeat can hinge on mere milliseconds in those titles. Given those facts, the 360Hz refresh rate of the PG259QN is uniquely positioned to give elite esports players an edge.

When a game like Overwatch can render at 360 FPS and is paired with the ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QN, end-to-end system latency—also known as click-to-response time—can fall from 34.5ms to 20ms in that title versus a 240Hz display, according to research performed by NVIDIA. In related research, the company found that gamers performing flick shots in that title could enjoy a 4% improvement in execution versus a 240Hz display. That may not sound like much, but in the intensely competitive world of professional esports, a 4% improvement from a change to the ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QN alone is a literal game changer. 

No compromises on the road to victory

ASUS Fast IPS panel technology makes the PG259QN’s incredible refresh rate possible. The display’s liquid crystal elements can respond up to four times faster than those in conventional IPS panels while maintaining the vivid colors and wide viewing angles that demanding gamers expect. This technology helps us attain the display's impressive 1ms gray-to-gray response time.

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Frame rates vary naturally over time, so we consider NVIDIA’s G-SYNC variable refresh rate technology crucial for a great gaming experience. The PG259QN’s G-SYNC processor makes sure that gameplay is smooth and tear-free throughout the exceptionally wide variable-refresh-rate range.

Gamers who need a broad expanse of desk space for their mousing hand also often need a display with a small footprint. We use a new space-saving design for the PG259QN. It has slim bezels on three sides for easy integration into multiple-monitor setups, and its brand-new stand design provides sturdy support while allowing gamers to move their keyboard and mouse closer to the display. Aura Sync RGB LED illumination on the back side of the monitor provides ambient lighting that you can sync up with the rest of your compatible gear. Tilt, pivot, height, and swivel adjustments let you position the display at just the right angle, and a VESA mount opens up even more options for gamers who prefer monitor arms and wall mounts.

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The PG259QN connects to PCs with a DisplayPort 1.4 cable or through an HDMI 2.0 port. There’s a handy 3.5mm headset jack and a USB 3.0 pass-through port, as well. A careful cooling design keeps the PG259QN performing at the top of its game even as it maintains its incredible refresh rate. Cool air flows in through vents at the bottom of the display, over a large heatsink, and out through another set of vents at the top of the monitor. 

The new standard for the esports elite

The ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QN sets a new standard for gaming monitors. Elite esports gamers hone their reflexes to razor sharpness, and they demand gear that can keep up with them in the matches that make or break their legacy. This monitor’s astonishing 360Hz refresh rate establishes a new bar for gaming performance, and with G-SYNC, ULMB, and a 1ms GTG response time, it gives gamers the full range of technologies they demand for smooth, clear visuals. 

For more information on pricing and availability for the ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QN in your region, please contact your local ASUS representative.
 

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