CES 2020: NVIDIA promises that you will do 37% better on the ROG Swift 360Hz than on a 60 Hz monitor
ASUS often names their monitors with a cryptic jumble of numbers and letters. The god of monitors, the ROG Swift PG27UQ, is the perfect example of that. The ROG Swift 360Hz makes sure that you know what you are getting from the name itself: a 360 Hz refresh rate.
Why such a ridiculous fast refresh rate? Well, partly because ASUS can. They worked with AU Optronics to obtain this ridiculously fast panel. Aside from the blazing quick refresh rate, the ROG Swift 360Hz is a standard esports monitor. It has a 1080p resolution and measures 24.5 inches diagnonally. It does seem to sport some startlingly narrow bezels all around though.
The other part, is because a faster refresh rate does improve the performance of pro esports players. NVIDIA has time and again marketed this idea, and the new 360 Hz monitor offers a pretty impressive 37% lower latency over a 60 Hz monitor. Diminishing gains are observed once you get above 120 Hz, but NVIDIA justifies this by saying that the 4% advantage over 240 Hz monitors is a lot when it comes to competitive play. Can’t say I disagree to that.
But which games can you actually play at 360 Hz? NVIDIA says CS:GO, Rainbow Six: Siege, Overwatch and Fortnite are among the esports titles that the latest GeForce RTX can push at 360 fps. Having such a high refresh rate will mean that you will run into more instances where your system just can’t keep up, and that’s where NVIDIA’s G-SYNC comes in. The refresh rate will be in sync with your frame rate, delivering a smooth, tear-free experience.
The ROG Swift 360Hz will be showcased at CES 2020, at both the ASUS CES 2020 showcase as well as the NVIDIA suite.
Pokdepinion: I wonder how much this monitor will cost…