Asus ROG Swift PG248Q review

A G-Sync gaming monitor with a blistering refresh rate

Asus PG248Q

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The PG248Q similarly rotates, pivots and tilts. And once again, the menus have useful options for GameVisual presets, with on-screen crosshairs, an FPS counter and a timer. These features are good fun. It's worth noting some might consider using an on-screen crosshair to be cheating, since it's undetectable by game servers as it's running within the screen rather than in software.

Asus ROG Swift PG248Q back buttons

Most good players won't need this feature anyway, and in a lot of games, bullets drop so they never hit perfectly in the centre of the screen. The crosshair can be moved to compensate for this, but from our use, we found this involved a lot of faffing about, so after playing around with the setting, we just left it switched off.

As with all G-Sync displays, the connectors on the Asus ROG Swift are limited compared with many other monitors. You get an HDMI 1.4 port and DisplayPort 1.2, and that's it. It's an upgrade from the early G-Sync screens, which only offered a measly single DisplayPort connector.

One minor addition to compensate for the lack of more than two video inputs is an integrated USB 3.0 hub, which isn't present on the MG248Q. It instead has two ports at the back, something many people like to have on their display.

Inside the menus are a set of GameVisual presets for different color settings, a blue light filter, gamma and color temperature controls. A setting called Light In Motion makes the base of the display glow bright red when it's in use, which does indeed look quite cool.

Asus ROG Swift PG248Q stand

Adobe RGB gamut of 74% is notably lower than many IPS screens, although brightness levels of almost 400 cd/m2 are outstanding. That said, the uniformity is all over the place and the colour accuracy is considerably lower than on many IPS displays.

But this product is not intended for graphic design work that demands superb colour accuracy. It's a gaming display first and foremost, and it does fantastically well at this task. Any fast-motion FPS game will run beautifully on the ROG Swift PG248Q, and if you have an Nvdia graphics card, having G-Sync as well makes the experience even better.