Today's high-end graphics cards can push tons of frames per second at lower resolutions, and Asus' PG248Q provides a lightning-quick sink for all those pixels. This 24" 1920×1080 display uses a TN panel to get a fast 1ms gray-to-gray response time, and it gives gamers a choice of Nvidia's G-Sync tech to eliminate tearing or Ultra Low Motion Blur to ensure crisp animation. Most impressively, this screen can run at refresh rates as high as 180 Hz.
Like Asus' earlier PG279Q G-Sync display, the PG248Q supports 144-Hz refresh rates out of the box. Gamers will need to head into its menus and "overclock" the panel in order to enable the screen's higher refresh rates. Asus says owners will need a GeForce GTX 1060 or better graphics card to take advantage of that speed, too, suggesting that DisplayPort 1.3 support is on board. This monitor offers DisplayPort and HDMI inputs, but those looking to use Nvidia's G-Sync tech will be restricted to the DisplayPort.
Some may gripe about the PG248Q's TN panel, but this display isn't really targeted at folks who need perfect color accuracy and reproduction. Instead, Asus is loud and proud about the PG248Q's gaming chops. This monitor was the official display of ESL One Cologne 2016, and it'll also be featured on stage at The International Dota 2 Championships this year. Asus says the PG248Q will be available this month, though it didn't disclose pricing info.