21 February 2020
Asus has unveiled the ROG Swift 360Hz as the world's fastest monitor at CES 2020. It has been released in collaboration with NVIDIA and as the name suggests, it is capable of offering an unprecedented refresh rate of 360Hz. Yes, you read that right. It is way higher than 144Hz and 240Hz gaming monitors but whether the difference will be noticeable to naked eyes, we will have to wait for real-world comparisons to know that.
The all-new ROG Swift 360Hz is available in single 24.5-inch display size with 1080p resolution support. It is aimed at professional gamers, especially those who participate in eSports tournaments. These are the competitions where even a millisecond of difference can prove to be a factor between a player's win and defeat.
As per the official announcement, it is six times faster than a traditional 60Hz monitor. It is said to be capable of offering 50% more frames per second when compared with 240Hz gaming monitors. Asus is claiming a "huge upgrade in motion clarity, smoothness, and responsiveness" with its newest monitor. It is also compatible with NVIDIA G-Sync technology for adaptive refresh rates depending on what's visible on the display.
There are no words on the ROG Swift 360Hz pricing details and availability is referred to as "later this year". It goes without saying that it will cost a premium but considering it is aimed at eSports players, it is likely to find buyers if it is able to deliver on all of its claims and promises.