ASUS PG258Q Review
240Hz refresh rate is unheard of
Perfect for competitive gamers
Incredibly fast response time
Expensive for a 1080p monitor
ASUS PG258Q: The Fastest Gaming Monitor Around
Any time a new monitor promises a seriously enhanced gaming experience, it leaves the community wondering what kinds of improvements are even possible given the capabilities of today’s premium equipment. The ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q is no exception; offering a staggering 240Hz refresh rate, our first question was a simple one: what does that even mean?
Ultimately, the answer is this—if your graphics card is powerful enough to push that many frames to your monitor, you’ll find yourself enjoying impossibly smooth gameplay that gives you the split second edge you need if you’re trying to play professionally or are a competitive player of any kind.
It’s true that if you’re running on a pretty quick 144Hz monitor you may not even notice the difference when you first switch to 240Hz; but if you try switching back, you’ll never un-see the lag or be able to forget the sniper-esque speed of the faster system that allows you to get a jump on your competitors before they’ve even noticed you.
So is the $600 price tag a little hefty? Sure. But considering the hike in cost is relatively small (~$100) to its noticeably less-equipped competitors, it’s clear that the ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q is worth every penny. We’ll walk you through why in this ASUS PG258Q review.