There are few monitors among gamers that are as imaginative as the Asus ROG Swift PG348Q, still the current top model of the brand: a 34-inch beast of a screen with a resolution of 3440x1440 pixels. The panel is based on IPS technology with 100Hz refresh rate and G-Sync on board. Recently, the Taiwanese giant has presented a little brother for his top model, with the eloquent name ROG Strix XG35VQ. At first glance a twin brother, but at closer inspection - an entirely individual character. We subjected it to our famous extensive testing procedure.
The PG348Q was very impressive at the time of its introduction and it remains so, but developments in the monitoring market have been far from standing still since this model came onto the market in early 2016. Not only do we see more and more UWQHD displays, but a refresh rate of 100Hz is no longer exceptional in this segment either. The prices are also considerably lower, although these are still expensive monitors. If you want to buy a high-end gaming monitor, you need to have deep pockets - just like for a ditto video card or processor.
100Hz and Freesync
As we have already said before, Asus has not really rushed to follow up on their successes, but since the end of last year they have been at it again. You can read the story about the type designations in our earlier review of the new 27" top model gaming monitor, the PG27VQ. Today, we are focusing on the ROG Strix XG35VQ: 35-inch - that's just under 89 cm - 3440x1440 pixels on a curved vertical alignment panel, which comes with the 100 Hz refresh rate and Freesync.
Indeed, a quite different list of specifications than the older family member, but the most important (many and fast pixels) stayed. The other panel technology, at least on paper, promises beautiful things for contrast and colour rendering – in our opinion, also essential properties for a gaming monitor. For the hardware lover looking for a new gaming monitor (when you suddenly notice that the graphics cards have become pricier), it is nice to think that the XG35VQ costs significantly less than the PG348Q. If we look at average prices, that is. The lowest price difference is smaller.