Computex 2023 | ASUS ROG Strix XG259QN debuts with 380 Hz overclocked refresh rate
The ROG Strix XG259QN is ASUS' latest compact gaming monitor with ultra-high refresh rates. As with the ROG Swift PG38UQ, ASUS has showcased the ROG Strix XG259QN at Computex 2023 ahead of global release later this year. Currently, the company aims to release the ROG Strix XG259QN in Q4 2023, a quarter after the ROG Swift PG38UQ. As its name suggests, the ROG Strix XG259QN has a 24.5-inch IPS panel, which ASUS rounds to 25-inches.
While the ROG Swift PG38UQ and ROG Swift OLED PG49WDCD peak at 144 Hz, the ROG Strix XG259QN has a 380 Hz overclockable refresh rate. For reference, the latter runs at 360 Hz by default, although it should be freely overclockable by another 20 Hz when necessary. Additionally, the gaming monitor supports AMD FreeSync Premium to mitigate image tearing, as well as Adaptive Sync variable refresh rate (VRR). Moreover, ASUS has included its 'ELMB-sync' technology, which it describes as a strobing blur reduction backlight reduction mode that can work with VRR simultaneously.
Furthermore, the ROG Strix XG259QN offers 1 ms response times (GtG), VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification and a 1080p native resolution. ASUS adds that it has included DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0 ports, which are both good for 144 Hz gaming at 1080p. Elsewhere, the gaming monitor features two USB 3.2 Type-A ports and a 3.5 mm jack but no built-in speakers or Type-C connectivity.