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ASUS ROG SWIFT PG258Q 240hz G-SYNC 24.5in Gaming Monitor Review

The ASUS ROG SWIFT PG258Q is definitely a cut above a regular TN gaming display. The only slight quality niggle is the gamut, which is a little below par, but otherwise our analysis showed an extremely capable screen, with excellent brightness and colour uniformity, decent colour accuracy uncalibrated, and brilliant accuracy when calibrated.

Throw in the incredible 240Hz refresh allied with G-Sync, and NVIDIA users will be able to enjoy pin-sharp, motion-blur-free gaming at any frame rate, with the TN panel’s 1ms response ensuring minimum reaction times – or even better if you overdrive the screen. Then there are the added extras of built-in crosshairs, FPS monitoring, and Dark Boost to give you some assistance in gloomy FPS levels.


You do pay a small fortune for this 24.5in Full HD screen, but if you’re looking for every gaming edge you can get and are willing to pay for it, there are few better screens than this. Currently, in fact, there are no screens offering more than 240Hz refresh.

ASUS knows it’s got one of the best 24in-class gaming screens available here, and unfortunately you will have to open your wallet for that. Or, for £150 less, the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG258Q will perform almost as well with 180Hz refresh. But you always have to pay for the best current technology.

The ASUS ROG SWIFT PG258Q is available on Scan.co.uk.

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Pros:

  • Incredible 240Hz refresh.
  • NVIDIA G-Sync.
  • Great colour fidelity for TN.
  • Good brightness and colour uniformity.
  • Healthy selection of gaming adjustments.

Cons:

  • Expensive.
  • Slightly disappointing gamut.
  • Only two downstream ports on USB hub.
  • Only two video inputs.

Kitguru Says: The ASUS ROG SWIFT PG258Q boasts a humongous 240Hz refresh and NVIDIA G-Sync, allied with plenty of gaming features and excellent image quality, making this a top-end gaming choice – if you can afford it.

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Rating: 9.0.

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