Take away, fellas. Your CS: GO and Dota 2 experience is no longer your monitor’s problem but rather your system’s because the latest ROG Swift monitor is just way ahead of its time.
Announced just last year, ROG is aiming for the 500Hz mark originally but they are able to achieve further beyond by striking for the 540Hz mark via overclocking a specific ultra-quality E-sports TN panel to the maximum. To hit this goal without literally nuking the entire project budget, the ROG Swift Pro PG248QP comes in a 24.1-inch form factor so perhaps it could be a bit too small for some users out there. However, the benefits of the monitor don’t stop there as it also comes with a native G-SYNC module for the tried and true tearless and buttery smooth gameplay experience and there’s more – built-in NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer to reduce the overall system latency.
Design-wise, it is going for the rather chonky look as the stand legs are fairly big and thick but they have opted for a more compact base layout to allow more mouse movement across the desk – a wise choice in my opinion.
On the other hand, ROG touts that the end game 1440p gaming monitor is here in the form of the ROG Swift OLED PG28AQDM. At 27-inch, it rocks a solid OLED panel that can refresh up to 240Hz with ultra-fast 0.03 response time (GtG) which is the superior gaming experience in terms of true blacks and vivid colors thanks to the 99% DCI-P3 and 135% sRGB color gamut in addition to buttery-smooth animations.
As the RGB game has reached the levels of actual light pollution in recent years, one will appreciate the inclusion of anti-glare micro-texture coating to keep out unwanted reflections ruining moments of gameplay that could be the best instead of the worst. Each unit will also be certified to be pre-calibrated in order to reach color accuracy of Delta E < 2 while the maximum brightness can reach up to 1000nits with ease which is further aided by the introduction of the TFT Central technology capable of churning out backlights in a uniform matter.
The special sauce contained within the PG27AQDM is attributed to the Intelligent Cooling system that combines a custom-made heatsink and airflow optimization to reach as much as 5°C lower temperature while the Intelligent Voltage Optimization algorithm will determine the best power output at a certain brightness and refresh rate. Both of these make the gaming monitor much more resilient against OLED burn-ins.
For further customization, users can make use of the DisplayWidget Center software to get access to more sliders and preset profiles without relying on the traditional and often clunky OSD menu.
Further confirmation is required as to when the ROG Swift Pro PG248QP and Swift OLED PG28AQDM would arrive in Malaysia.