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ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ Review: 3440x1440 @ 200Hz NVIDIA G-SYNC ULTIMATE (Page 5)

By Anthony Garreffa from Aug 27, 2019 @ 10:32 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 99%Manufacturer: ASUSModel: PG35VQ

Workstation Use

You wouldn't necessarily buy the ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ for workstation use, unless you were a big fan of technology and simply wanted the best, and money wasn't an object. You're not going to splash down $2000+ on a new UltraWide 3440x1440 200Hz gaming beast for workstation use, but it is an incredible display if you choose to do so.

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I spent tens of hours using it as a pure workstation display in and out of gaming on it with a bunch of esports and AAA titles like Control, and it was nothing but a joy to use. The super-smooth 200Hz

I'm a huge display, graphics card, general technology, and gaming nerd. So when I first laid my eyes on the ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ many months ago now, I was mesmerized. But boy is it a different experience once it's deployed on your desk and ready to game.

I worked with ASUS on teaming the ROG Swift PG35VQ with their ROG Strix RTX 2080 SUPER graphics card, and in some situations that isn't going to be anywhere near as much GPU grunt as you need. I upgraded to the flagship RTX 2080 Ti and even then that isn't good enough for everything as there are higher-end cards from NVIDIA (hopefully soon with new Navi GPUs in 2020 from AMD) in the TITAN RTX.

NVIDIA's behemoth TITAN RTX costs $2500 and isn't for everyone, so I instead teamed 90% of my time with the ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ and the ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 SUPER. Most of the gaming took place inside of many hours of Apex Legends, Overwatch, and the new RTX-infused Control from Remedy Entertainment.

3440x1440 at 200Hz is just incredible to sit in front of, with Windows 10 feeling smoother than ever at 200Hz while gaming -- if you can reach 200FPS or more, is just simply heaven.

I used the ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ as my workstation display for just over two weeks, working 10-12 hours per day minimum on it over five days per week. So this gave me a ton of time between workstation, entertainment (YouTube, some light Netflix and HDR content for testing purposes only) and then mainly gaming (which is what you're going to be doing on this monitor the most.

Gaming Use

Apex Legends:

Playing games like Apex Legends at 3440x1440 on a large 35-inch screen at 200Hz is just something else, it truly is. It is liquid smooth on the RTX 2080 SUPER from ASUS, with some details adjusted into the Medium preset to get those FPS numbers above 100FPS average -- a sweet spot.

I swear I was playing better on the 200Hz display, with the 21:9 aspect ratio really pulling you into the game when you're sliding down mountains and going all parkour over the environment. I really got used to playing Apex Legends on the PG35VQ so much so that it is actually hard to go back to a 16:9 panel.

Overwatch:

Playing one of my favorite games at 200FPS+ is always fun, and even with the black bars on the sides (2560x1440 on a 3440x1440 display) it was still a blast. Whatever games don't work in 21:9 will still work, you'll just suffer with black bars - but I'd rather suffer with black bars on this display and have everything it has to offer, all at 200Hz, than not at all.

Control:

Seriously, Control is one of the best looking games on the market right now and THE perfect fit for the flagship ASUS ROG Strix PG35VQ. Control looks simply gorgeous at 3440x1440 on Ultra settings with all RTX options enabled, and doesn't run too bad on the RTX 2080 SUPER -- just remember to enable DLSS!

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