Asus Launches ROG Strix XG49VQ – ultra-wide gaming monitor with AMD Freesync

Asus is now launching a very large gaming monitor that measures 49″ and comes with features such as AMD Freesync support, as well as a 144 Hz refresh rate.

Much has happened on the monitor market in recent years, not least when it comes to monitors intended specifically for gaming. As video cards are capable of driving ever-increasing resolutions, so has gaming  monitors increased in resolutions as well as physical size.

Today, it is not uncommon to see models with 34-inch or larger panels. It has also become increasingly popular with so-called ultra-wide models, something that for example Samsung has invested in.

Now, Asus presents its latest screen called ROG Strix XG49VQ. It no less than 49 inches and has a resolution of 3,840 x 1,080 pixels, resulting in the aspect ratio of 32:9.

The display panel is of the VA type and has a maximum refresh rate of 144 Hz, accompanied by support for AMD Freesync. Like similar Samsung models, support for HDR is mentioned, but at a slightly lower certification according to VESA DisplayHDR 400. The maximum brightness is 400 nits.

As for connections, there are two HDMI ports, one Displayport and a dual-port USB 2.0 hub. The monitor also has a picture-in-picture mode to connect three devices and display the picture from all at the same time. The Asus ROG Strix XG49VQ will be available in March 2019.