Asus announced a new gaming monitor on Thursday, which will reportedly be capable of an unbelievable 240Hz refresh rate. The Asus ROG PG248Q will feature a native, not overclocked, refresh rate well in excess of the fastest monitors available from competitors.
That speed does not come without sacrifice, however. The ROG PG248Q has a max resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and features a TN panel for the display. So your games are not going to be as high-res as they could be and your colors might end up a little washed out. Still, this is not a monitor for pitch-perfect color accuracy, this is a monitor for gaming at impossible speeds.
With that in mind, a 1080p panel is a pretty good choice, given you would need a monstrous machine to even come close to hitting 240 frames per second at anything higher than 1080p in most modern games.
As if 240Hz was not fast enough, the new ROG monitor will also boast support for Nvidia’s G-Sync technology which will go even further to smooth out your gaming experience, aimed at providing lightning-fast visuals and buttery-smooth performance.
Asus teased the ROG PG248Q on their Republic of Gamers blog, claiming that the monitor isn’t just fast, it is the fastest in the world. There is no word on just how much it will cost you to have the “fastest LCD ever” but given the blisteringly fast native refresh rate and solid-looking industrial design, this monitor is not going to be a budget option.
According to the blog, the PG258Q should be coming out sometime in 2017, so you will have to wait a little while before you jump head-first into the world of 240Hz gaming. That should give you some time to make sure your gaming rig is up to the challenge.