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ASUS' ROG Swift PG349Q is a 34-inch ultra-wide G-Sync monitor that overclocks to 120Hz

By Koh Wanzi - on 3 Apr 2019, 12:00pm

ASUS' ROG Swift PG349Q is a 34-inch ultra-wide G-Sync monitor that overclocks to 120Hz

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Ultra-wide displays are always super cool to look at, but they've not always been the most practical. That said, ASUS is cranking things up to 11 with the new ROG Swift PG349Q, a sprawling beast of a monitor with a curved 34-inch display and crisp 3,440 x 1,440-pixel IPS panel. 

This looks to be a refresh of the ROG Swift PG348Q, which topped out at a 100Hz refresh rate. The PG349Q will support a maximum overclocked refresh rate of up to 120Hz and feature a 4ms gray-to-gray response time and a peak brightness of 300 nits. That means it's not going to score any HDR certifications though (DisplayHDR 400 requires a peak luminance of 400 nits), but it does offer 100 per cent coverage of the sRGB color space.

The monitor also supports NVIDIA's G-Sync variable refresh rate technology for a smooth and tear-free gaming experience. That's particularly useful here because of the monitor's high resolution, which will push your card to work pretty hard. The benefits of G-Sync are most apparent at lower frame rates, so most folks could definitely stand to benefit.

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Another change is the addition of a large illuminated ROG logo on the back of the display, which can probably double as a source of ambient lighting. The tripod-like stand is also outfitted with ASUS' Light Signature feature, which projects the ROG logo onto your desk. ASUS is bundling three blank covers with the monitor though, so you can create your own custom projections as well. Elsewhere, the 1900R curvature is less dramatic than the 1800R you usually see on curved displays, but it should still make for a far more immersive experience than usual. 

While you get both HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 inputs, you'll probably have to use the latter to take advantage of the overclocked refresh rate. There are also two USB 3.0 ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack for connecting your peripherals. In addition, the monitor comes with built-in 2W stereo speakers.

The stand allows for tilt, swivel, and height adjustments, so you can get a more comfortable viewing angle. 

Finally, the ROG Swift PG349Q comes with many of ASUS' display technologies, including blue light filters, GamePlus crosshair overlays, and a selection of GameVisual display modes for various game genres. 

I'll update when there's news of local availability and price.

Source: ASUS