No matter what PC or console you play on, your monitor is the ultimate deciding factor for just how good your game looks and what specific features you get to enjoy.
As the entire gaming industry pushes towards higher resolutions, better framerates and greater overall fidelity, the bottleneck will always be the display as the endpoint between all the performance and your eyes.
It’s because of these reasons that a new monitor is one of the easiest and most instantly gratifying upgrades you can make and if you’re in the market for the best of the best, consider the ASUS ROG Strix line of displays which offer everything you could ask for and more.
Prepare for some big numbers starting with the refresh rate. This family of monitors comes with 144 Hz as standard. While 60 Hz has been the gold standard for gaming for the longest time, 144 Hz has come to claim the title. 144 Hz really is a feature that needs to be experienced to be believed but heed our warning: once you have 144 HZ you will have trouble going back to anything less.
But that isn’t the peak, not really, because each ROG Strix screen can be overclocked to 170 Hz. Veterans of esports titles, racing and simulation will attest to the fact that every little bit counts when it comes to the refresh rate, which is why ASUS gives you the extra room.
These higher refresh rates also make ROG Strix monitors fantastic for consoles. While current top-end consoles usually only offer 120 Hz, you can of course perfectly make use of them with your 144 / 170 Hz options.
ASUS hasn’t slouched in the resolution department either. Again we see the old classic of 1920 X 1080 – AKA standard HD – overtaken by obscene pixel counts.
For 2560 x 1440 – commonly referred to as simply “1440 P” – there are several variants like the 27-inch XG27AQ and XG27AQM, or the 31.5-inch XG32VC. 1440P and 144 Hz, aside from matching numbers, have become the main goal for many gamers as a perfect meeting point of super high resolution and equally high refresh rate that works great for everything from slow single-player games all the way to competitive multiplayer outings.
Raw fidelity and frames are married to a huge range of display tech too. G-SYNC, HDR, incredibly low response times, superb colour ranges and more are all included. It’s not just gaming-focused features either, as you can expect additions like Ultra-Low Blue Light and Flicker-Free technology to make hours of use more comfortable.
Wrap up all that display tech into a very appealing black shell with pops of colour, and you have the ASUS Strix range. The outside remains a fun place to be with that shell covered with many I/O options and a stand with tilt, pivot, swivel and height adjustment.
The ROG Strix name is known for its many gaming peripherals and even gaming computers, and ASUS has brought that experience in the space to its monitors.
For those who want to experience the ASUS ROG Strix line of monitors today, you’re in luck as ASUS has them readily available in South Africa right now.
It wasn’t too long ago when this kind of serious hardware was difficult to come by locally or extremely expensive as part of speciality imports, but now you can simply visit your preferred retailer online or in person to make your purchase now.