The frame rate is one of the most important specifications for gaming monitors. That is the frames-per-second (FPS) spec that tells uses how quickly a VDU (Visual Display Unit) refreshes picture frames.
In 2019, 240Hz monitors had the highest frame rates. However, ASUS has now raised the bar for frame rate speeds with the ROG Swift 360 monitor.
ROG Swift 360 is the new standard for Esports
ASUS and its NVIDIA partner unveiled the ROG Swift 360Hz at CES 2020. That is, as its title suggests, a monitor with a 360Hz frame rate. ASUS proudly boasts that the Swift 360 is the world’s fastest monitor.
That VDU also incorporates NVIDIA’s G-Sync Variable Refresh Rate tech to eliminate screen tearing.
Aside from its lightening frame rate, the ROG Swift has a 24.5-inch display. That is a pretty standard display size for a gaming VDU. Of course, ASUS has had to compromise the Swift 360’s resolution, which amounts to a 1,920 x 1,080 FHD display, for the high frame rate.
ASUS has primarily released the ROG Swift 360 for Windows gaming. The Swift 360’s super-fast refresh rate combined with NVIDIA G-Sync will ensure super smooth and responsive gameplay and minimize latency. ASUS is touting the Swift 360 as an Esports monitor for competitive gaming.
360Hz is noticeably smoother than 240Hz
NVIDIA even invited a five-time Counter-Strike: Global Offensive champion to try out the Swift 360. He was initially sceptical that a 360Hz VDU would be noticeably different than one with a 240Hz frame rate. However, he could tell there was a notable difference after playing the game on the Swift 360.
ASUS also showcased the ROG Swift PG32UQX monitor at CES 2020, which is another NVIDIA G-Sync monitor. The PG32UQX is a 32-inch 4K high-dynamic-range gaming monitor with stunning picture quality.
That monitor’s 144Hz frame rate is more modest compared with the Swift 360’s FPS specification. However, a 144Hz frame rate will still be perfectly sufficient for most players.
So, ASUS is raising the bar for gaming monitors with the ROG Swift 360 and PG32UQX . ASUS has not confirmed specific release dates or prices for either monitor. However, ASUS has confirmed that it will release those VDUs later in 2020.
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