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ASUS ROG SWIFT PG258Q: Crazy Fast Gaming @ 1080p 240Hz

By: Anthony Garreffa | Monitors in Displays & Projectors | Posted: Feb 24, 2017 10:27 pm

I'm surrounded by super-fast, high-res gaming monitors. The last one that I had before the ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q was the ViewSonic 27-inch 1440p 165Hz G-Sync display. Bumping down to 1080p is going to be hard, and it's something I don't think I'm going to like.

 

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So my full attention is on that 240Hz refresh rate, which requires some serious GPU horsepower with my choice on the graphics card to use to hit 240FPS in games being the NVIDIA Titan X. The Pascal-based Titan X is an incredible piece of technology, fueling the 240FPS performance I will need in games. With enough GPU horsepower, we can easily drive the 1920x1080 resolution - but at 240FPS, we need some help.

 

 

Even in games like Overwatch and Team Fortress 2, I'll drop the in-game visual settings to ensure that I'm pushing 200FPS+ at all times - and it's worth it. In a game as fast-paced as Overwatch, or even CS:GO for some of my friends and my brother that are addicted - noticed a big difference at 240FPS, the increased 240Hz over the 165Hz I'm used to can be felt. But, it's not the same with other games - which can sometimes not benefit from the 240Hz panel, and actually suffer.

 

Overall, the 240FPS was a great achievement for games that can scale incredibly well to 240FPS - like CS:GO and Overwatch, as well as many driving games so that you can enjoy nearly 1FPS for every 1MPH in the game. 240FPS really is an amazing achievement.

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