However, the important spec for gamers is that the panel offers a 144Hz refresh rate and support for AMD FreeSync adaptive refresh rate technology. A range of 40Hz to 144Hz is supported via DisplayPort, while 50Hz to 144Hz is support with an HDMI connection.
ASUS also claims 1ms response times (gray to gray), while the VG258Q includes Extreme Low Motion Blur technology to smooth out graphics during fast-action scenes and GameFast Input Technology to minimize input lag while gaming. The VG258Q is also TUV Rheinland Certified for Flicker-free operation and features Low Blue Light technology to reduce eye strain.
Other features of note include 170-degree and 160-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles, along with a peak brightness of 400 cd/m² and 1000:1 contrast ratio. Up to 16.7 million colors can be displayed (at up to 72 percent of the NTSC color gamut). On the connectivity front, you'll find HDMI (v1.4), DisplayPort 1.2, Dual-link DVI-D and ports for hooking up to your graphics card. And when it comes to adjusting the monitor, you'll find Tilt (+33°~-5°), Swivel (+90°~-90°) and Pivot (+90°~-90°).
Unfortunately, ASUS has yet providing pricing or availability details for the VG258Q, but we'll update that article with that information once it's available.