Ultra-wide desktop monitors bring a whole new level of gaming immersion. Their broader view of the world extends into the periphery, drawing you deeper into the action without the distracting seams of multi-monitor configs. Wrap the screen around a curve, turn it up to 100Hz, and synchronize with Radeons like the new ROG Strix RX Vega 64, and you have a recipe for captivating gaming.
With a dash of Aura Sync backlighting and our own Extreme Low Motion Blur technology, you also have the new ROG Strix XG35VQ. Announced today at IFA Berlin 2017, the latest and largest addition to our Strix family of gaming monitors is something to behold:
Stretching nearly three feet, the 35” diagonal puts loads of real estate at your disposal. We use a gentle 1800R curve to bring the far edges a little bit closer for a more panoramic feel. The VA panel has rich colors with 100% sRGB coverage, plus 2500:1 contrast and 300 cd/m2 brightness. Its wide 178° viewing angles keep the picture from washing out, so you can gather a few friends for split-screen Rocket League that looks great from every seat in the room.
The 21:9 proportions contain a UWQHD resolution of 3440x1440. That’s high enough for a sharp image but not so high that you need multiple graphics cards to exploit the maximum refresh rate. The 100Hz peak is equivalent to 100 FPS, which feels noticeably smoother and more responsive than the conventional 60Hz standard. Adaptive-Sync makes everything even more buttery by synchronizing the refresh rate with the frame rate of compatible GPUs. Otherwise known as FreeSync, this technique minimizes the stuttering that can occur when FPS fluctuates. It also reduces input lag and eliminates visual tearing that cuts across your view of the game.
At four milliseconds from gray to gray, the pixel response time is quick enough to keep obvious ghosting at bay. You can also enable our Extreme Low Motion Blur mode, which strobes the LED backlight to lower persistence, much like a VR display. This mode uses a fixed refresh rate, so it’s best for fast-paced games where you can comfortably maintain high frame rates.
RGB LEDs illuminate a ring on the back, providing a customizable ambient glow that frames your battlestation. The lighting can react to in-game audio, so it’s not just for aesthetics, but there are still plenty of options for visual flair. With Aura Sync, you can coordinate the colors and effects with other components, from external peripherals to internal parts. Support for the XG35VQ will also be added to the Aura SDK, which lets game and application developers control our lighting using their software.
Although not part of Aura, additional lighting projects the ROG logo onto your desk. It originates in the base of the stand, whose height, swivel, and tilt are all easily adjustable to help you get the screen in a comfortable position. Around the back, you’ll find HDMI 2.0 and 1.4 inputs alongside DisplayPort 1.2 and a headphone jack. A dual-port USB 3.0 hub completes the well-rounded spec with a convenient place to connect your keyboard and mouse.
The XG35VQ joins a collection of ROG Strix monitors that debuted at Computex in June. Contact your local ASUS or ROG representative for details on pricing and availability in your region.