ASUS PG348Q 34" ROG Swift Monitor Review
Published: 19th February 2016 | Source: ASUS | Price: £999 @ OCUK |
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Never mind the quality, feel the width. Widescreen, vision filling gaming at its absolute finest. Or, at the minimum, all the desktop real-estate you could hope to have. Despite being a non-standard resolution we couldn't find any game that didn't offer the 3440x1440 option by default. The joys of DirectX and modern drivers.
A couple of features that are difficult to show on screen, watch out for the video, are the onscreen timer and FPS displays. Both of which are useful in their own way. The timer is great for hitting that respawn at the right moment, but the built in FPS display is perfect for ensuring you're making the most out of your graphical settings to get the smoothest possible display.
Just because we adore it so much, look at the logo shining brightly on your desk when the monitor is powered on. Yes you can turn it off if it drives you crazy, but why would you. Combine this with the glorious nature of the design on the obverse of the PG348Q and there has never been a monitor that is so much fun to look at even if you're on the other side of it.
The Swift defaults to 60Hz, your regularly scheduled monitor refresh rate. However, you're really missing a trick, particularly with GSYNC, if you don't use the overclocking feature of the PG348Q. Boot up, bring up the monitor OSD, overclock the refresh rate, the monitor reboots. Reboot yourself and boosh, 100Hz of gaming goodness. You might need an easy game, or a monster system, but with GSYNC ensuring you get a smooth experience either way you might as well let the frame rate reach as high as possible.