ASUS PG258Q: 240Hz 24.5-inch G-Sync Gaming Monitor

The ASUS PG258Q or more precisely the ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q was just unveiled at the Computex 2016 conference. It pushes the limits of high refresh rate monitors and has managed one-up the 200Hz Acer Predator Z35 monitor.

This 24.5-inch gaming monitor is equipped with a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution meaning that buyers can expect a healthy pixel density. The ASUS PG258Q has a TN panel and with the 1ms response time that we typically see. Also included is NVIDIA’s G-Sync adaptive sync technology to eliminate lag and frame rate stutter for the smoothest, fastest, and most breathtaking gaming visuals imaginable.

The monitor is one of the most unique looking out there. Much appreciated is its slim bezel design that makes very suitable for multi-display setups. The ASUS PG258Q has what they call an “Armor Titanium and Plasma Copper” color scheme with LED effects. Additionally ASUS GamePlus in-game enhancements and ASUS GameVisual technology for optimized gaming visuals. No word on pricing or availability or other details at this time, but we expect this to become one of the best gaming monitors out there.

ASUS PG258Q Specifications
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Panel TypeTN
Screen Size25 inches
Resolution1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio16:9
Refresh Rate240Hz
Response Time1ms
Adaptive SyncG-Sync
  • boe_d

    How sad.

    Only 1080p and 25″? 15 years ago that would have seemed very impressive. For goodness sake give us 4K at 120hz, DP 1.4 and a low latency!

    • Iluv2raceit

      Agreed! Though I am very happy that monitor manufacturers have finally gotten off their asses and started making good gaming monitors. We finally have IPS panel based monitors that we can actually game with – wow. But, yes I have to agree with you in that so much more should be happening. It’s really not too much to ask for a 120Hz UHD monitor with dynamic refresh rate technology (G-Sync -or- FreeSync) and low input lag and screen display pixel refresh latency. Most likely, the next-generation monitors will begin to usher in the age of OLED. Dell already has a 30-inch UHD OLED monitor with 120Hz refresh rate, 50,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and almost no input lag (thanks to OLED technology). It uses a USB 3.1 connector for video, which was not expected since DP 1.4 is now out and about in the latest graphics cards (i.e. Nvidia GTX1070 and GTX1080 both have multiple DP 1.4 ports). It costs a whopping $5000 and is designed for graphics and medical industry professionals. Unfortunately, we won’t see such a monitor at the consumer level for a while and is going to garner a at least a +$2K price, so be careful what you ask for!

  • Iluv2raceit

    Oh, don’t worry. I’m sure Asus will make us all pissed off with their absolutely horrible quality control, or should say the complete absence of it in their factories. The PG258Q will be plagued with terrible IPS glow and nasty backlight bleed. If you need immediate evidence, look no further than the PG279Q and PG348Q…talk about a pair of train wrecks. I’m surprised Amazon and Newegg still carry their crap garbage no thanks to the greater than 80% RMA rate. NUFF SAID!

    • Julian Taffa

      It’s a TN panel; I know Asus is bad and all, but to have IPS glow and IPS backlight bleed on a non-IPS panel would be, well impossible.

      • Iluv2raceit

        No, not impossible with regards to glow. TN panels also have glow, and badly. Next time do your research.

      • Iluv2raceit

        Uh, TN panels have glow too. Duh.

  • George Curious Jacob

    Hey guys. I had a great experience with asus panels and currently use an acer 200hz predator z35 but it is 5ms gtg. Ithe is honestly noticeable going down to 120hz when you are used to 200hz and 250fps with no adaptive/gsync. I am really interested in an input lag comparison between this asus pg258q @240hz 1ms and the predator z35 @200hz 5ms when it comes to the three facets of input lag. Anyone have a link to that caliber of input lag review? Thanks. Signed obsessive fps gamer haha.