Asus previews ROG Swift PG348Q and PG279Q G-Sync monitors

— 4:30 PM on September 2, 2015

A liquid-cooled laptop wasn't the only insane thing Asus unveiled at IFA today. The company is hopping on the curved gaming monitor bandwagon in a big way with its 34" Republic of Gamers PG348Q display. That expansive vista holds a 3440x1440 IPS panel with G-Sync baked in for smooth fragging. The PG348Q's housing and stand are undeniably unique, too: it's like a Wankel rotor connected to a fusion reactor.

The IPS panel in the PG348Q tops out at a 100Hz refresh rate, and Asus also touts some built-in image processing modes and overlays that are supposed to enhance the gaming experience somehow. Hopefully there's an "off" setting. No details are available just yet for this sweeping screen, but we doubt it'll be cheap.

Also buried in Asus' announcement was a line that many may be happy to see: the company says a demo unit of the ROG PG279Q G-Sync monitor (presumably a G-Sync version of the MG279Q we looked at recently) was on display in its IFA demo area. The company posted pictures of this display, too:

One more new detail is that the PG279Q will have a 165Hz refresh rate whenever it hits the market. Hopefully we don't have much longer to wait before this display enjoys an official launch.

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