As monitor monitors now come in skyrocketing resolutions and framerates, OEMs are always looking for an edge to outdo the competition. One of the display styles that’s grown from that is the 21:9 ultrawide , and now Asus has introduced Nvidia’s G-Sync into that form factor, too.
The 34-inch PG348Q joins Asus’ extensive Republic of Gamers line, in the Swift series of high-end, gaming-oriented displays. With a curved display that packs a 3,440 x 1,440 resolution, gamers are sure to be impressed while demanding top performance from their rigs.
The multi-metal color scheme with copper and titanium was introduced on the G752 gaming laptop , and this one even packs a downward-facing LED into the base for extra effects and ambiance. For connectivity, the screen packs in a four port USB hub, plus DisplayPort and HDMI
Nvidia’s G-Sync is also present to handle screen tearing that will particularly noticeable on a display this large by keeping the screen and GPU locked in terms of framerates while preventing input lag.
While the Asus ROG Swift PG348Q isn’t yet available at all major retailers, some of Asus’ brand partners have already begun selling the display as an add-on. System builder iBuyPower is currently offering the display as a $1,200 add-on, so it’s fair to say the screen will likely fall high in the $1,000 range as a standalone unit.
Specifications of ASUS’ Curved Display
- Panel = 34″ IPS
- Resolution = 3440 x 1440
- Refresh Rate = 50 Hz – 100 Hz
- Response Time = 5 ms gray-to-gray
- Brightness = 300 cd/m²
- Contrast = 1000:1
- Viewing Angles = 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
- PPI = 109 pixels per inch
- Colors = 1.07 billion
- Color Saturation = 100% sRGB
- Curvature = 3800R