Even though there are multiple display technologies available in the market to improve gaming experience, there is no one monitor that truly embraces all of it. To support the gamer’s need for an immersive and lag free gaming, ASUS has decided to come out with the ROG SWIFT PG348Q Curved Gaming Monitor. The PG348Q features all the core technologies that gamers want to give them the competitive edge against opponents.
**All photos were taken when used with a AMD RX470 setup. Actual experience mentioned was done on a GTX 970 setup.
NVIDIA GSYNC and Monitor Overclocking
34-inch curved panel at a 21:9 aspect ratio
Aesthetics and Design
Other than just simply aesthetics, the monitor excels in its usability as well. With its multi-purpose stand, we are able to adjust the height, tilt or swivel of the display panel. This is extra useful as the panel is considerably heavy. The stand also intuitively manages the cable that connects to the rear ports. It’s probably the first time we are seeing such design on a monitor.
The monitor is also equipped with all the connectivity options that one could ever want. It has the most common HDMI and Display Port, ensuring that it is compatible with any graphics card out in the market. Additionally, the monitor even has build in speakers, just in case you wanted a simple setup without any bulky speaker units on the table.
The monitor also has a USB 3.0 hub built right into it. However, as the USB ports are rather hard to reach and possibly could be hidden by the monitor’s rear cover, we found them rather pointless. Nonetheless, these additional ports should be useful for any small USB devices that do not require much portability and removal.
On a side note, we have to say that it was really easy to navigate between the settings and options of the monitor. This is because ASUS has went into the extend of including a multi directional joystick just for the navigation of the monitor’s menu options.
but despite its almost outrageous pricing, we find that it will be a good investment for any serious gamers out there. There is no other gaming focused monitor that comes close to the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG348Q.