Asus introduces PG35VQ: 35-inch 3440×1440 200Hz G-Sync monitor

Asus introduced the ROG Swift PG35VQ today on Computex. The new gaming monitor distinguishes itself with a very high refresh rate, G-Sync and 21: 9 aspect ratio. The monitor will be the new flagship in the ROG lineup and appears to be very well equipped. The monitor includes a curved 35-inch 3440×1440 panel, presumably TN or VA. This refreshes at 200 Hz and supports G-Sync. The screen has a maximum brightness of 1000 cd / m2 and supports 10-bit color. The color space covers DCI-P3 and there are 512 LEDs for local dimming, which means that HDR10 must be displayed properly for an LCD monitor.

The display should presumably be controlled with DisplayPort 1.3 or 1.4, as the maximum resolution and refresh rate with 8-bit color requires 23.77 Gb / s of bandwidth. DisplayPort 1.3 and 1.4 provide this, but version 1.2 or HDMI 2.0 dont get this. This means that a Nvidia Pascal or AMD Polaris GPU is required to control the panel. Whether the maximum refresh rate with HDR10 and thus 10-bit color can still be achieved is unclear.