A slick design, high refresh rate, fantastic color reproduction, and G-Sync compatibility make the PG348Q the ultimate gaming monitor. The price is high, but this curved display delivers.
Curved ultra-wide monitors are still on the expensive side, but the sense of immersion they add to games, especially first-person shooters, is hard to get anywhere else. Now that there are more models with adaptive refresh like the PG348Q, players have several solid choices in displays to finish off their high-end rigs. We think the latest ROG Swift deserves serious consideration.
Loaded with both Display Port 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 connections, and four USB 3 ports, the Pg348q also comes with the cables you need to take care of the business. It covers all of the connectivity issues, as there is at least one port for each kind of gaming connection. However, accessing these ports can be a bit tricky sometimes as they all face downwards.
If you’ve got an Nvidia card, and G-Sync is a must (I would actually struggle to live without it now), there really isn’t much of an option when it comes to 21:9 panels. It’s either this or the Acer X34 – both are sporting the same LG panel and ~$1,300 (£999) price tag. If you’re rocking an AMD card though the good news is the Acer XR341CK uses that same panel running at 75Hz (sans the others’ 100Hz overclocking) and is around $400 (£400) cheaper than the G-Sync pair.
Say hello to the king of premium gaming monitor.
The Asus ROG Swift PG348Q is a monstrous 34-inch gaming monitor that delivers outstanding performance and is equipped with a curved screen and lots of gamer-centric features.
If you have the hardware to support it and demand ultra-settings on your PC games, then the ASUS ROG PG348Q is the best widescreen gaming monitor available today. Plus, it works really well for normal productivity work too.
The PG348Q is one of the most feature-packed panels I’ve ever seen, and it’s one of the most outlandish too – but for pure image quality, the Samsung comes out on top.
The PG348Q is another great addition to the already very popular and established ROG Swift gaming monitor series. Asus have done a nice job with the design and build of this screen and it feels like a premium high-end monitor worthy of the Republic of Gamers brand. We liked the titanium silvers and copper sections and the added red light logo projection looked fancy. Underneath that you get an established and proven panel and obviously the ultra-wide format and high resolution are two of the key selling points of models like this. You get a massive area to work with for every day uses and an interesting (and increasingly popular) format for gaming.
For me the PG348Q ticks the right boxes; the looks, the curvature, an IPS screen and 34" at a proper resolution where you really can't see pixel density. The 3440x1440 resolution might be the perfect balance inbetween WQHD (2560x1440) and Ultra HD (3840x2160). It will also save you investing in multiple graphics cards, albeit at 3840x1440 you will need a bit of a stallion inside that PC of yours.
IPS? Check. Ultra-wide display? Check. G-Sync up to 100Hz? Check! All the ingredients are here for a great ultra-wide 21:9 gaming display. The Asus ROG Swift PG348Q is a stunning panel, but it is a pricey prospect.
The Asus PG348Q is a perennial favorite among enthusiasts who are willing to spare no expense in acquiring a monitor that can offer an immersive experience. This 34-inch behemoth provides a 3440 x 1440 resolution IPS panel and a 100Hz refresh rate for stunning graphics and engrossing visuals. The Asus PG348Q comes with a lot of gamer knick-knacks, but its standout feature is its G-Sync that works with a Nvidia GPU to cure tearing and stuttering without adding latency.
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This display is well out of the price range of most gamers, but if you’ve got the cash to spend and want the best-inclass gaming display on the market, we’d have to give the PG348Q two thumbs up, bearing in mind the limitation of using it with a GTX 980 Ti. Now if only Asus could somehow make it compatible with AMD’s Free-Sync technology as well, it’d be absolutely perfect.