Asus ROG XG35VQ, FreeSync at 100hz 3440 x 1440
Asus is readying a new monitor for the FreeSync crowd, and it’s sure a monster. The Asus ROG XG35VQ display is an UltraWide FreeSync panel running at 100hz with a resolution of 3440 x 1440, it is a VA panel rather than IPS, but for gaming that isn’t a big deal and it’s not like it’s the disgusting mess that is TN. The panel is curved with an 1800R curvature at 34 inch diagonal, a pretty good sized panel indeed, and the one place I feel curved displays are useful, UltraWide monitors!
The only other displays on the market that compete with this beast are the Acer XR382CQK (please Acer learn how to model number) 38 inch panel, but it only runs at 75hz with an albeit slightly better IPS panel, and the Asus Designo MX34VQ. The Designo MX34VQ is essentially the same monitor with a few features taken away, a less robust stand, and a more business oriented design, but it’s still a VA panel at 100hz with adaptive sync (the VESA standard that FreeSync is based on, so it will work with FreeSync GPUs), meaning it’s likely the same panel. Keep in mind the MX34VQ is priced at $799.99 at the time of writing on Newegg, so expect to pay a premium for the “gamer” features.
As for input the display will have HDMI 2.0, HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, dual USB 3.0 (with an uplink, so 2 port hub), and a headphone jack. A pretty good list of inputs if you ask me, and having 2 USB ports for your mouse and keyboard is always nice, although I prefer 3-4 as I have more sitting on my desk.
Pricing hasn’t been announced for the US but will likely be $999.99, potentially a bit more. Too bad nobody can get their hands on GPUs high end enough to push this, being that it’s FreeSync.
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