NVIDIA Announces ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz Monitor for Esports

Published: January 6, 2020 8:00 AM /


ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz Esports Display stand

Some of you out there surely have 120Hz monitors and are wondering if it's worth upgrading to 144Hz or 240Hz. Well, you might want to wait as the 144s and 240s are about to be blown out of the water by the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz Esports Display.

Yes, you read that right — three hundred and sixty Hertz. For those of you whose strong suit isn't math, that's three times the viewable frames as you'd have on a 120Hz monitor, and, like, at least twice that of a 144 Hz monitor.

NVIDIA has partnered with ASUS to bring together some of the most cutting edge technology for what will almost assuredly be considered the high end for gaming monitors. The question, however, is whether or not it will be worth it for the average gamer.

ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz Esports Display flick graph

ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz Esports Display Promises Better Flicks for Pros

NVIDIA released an honest-to-goodness chart that shows how much improvement you'll get with flick shots with a 360Hz monitor as noted in a news post on the company's website. It paints a telling picture, but one has to be cautious about the data here.

As you can see from the above chart, NVIDIA's research claims that the jump from 60Hz to 120Hz boasts a 28% improvement in flick shots. However, higher Hz rates taper off steadily from there and the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz Esports Display is no different. The jump from 120Hz to 240Hz nets a 5% improvement and the jump from 240Hz to 360Hz nets a further 4% improvement.

If you have a 120Hz monitor, is a 360Hz monitor for you? Probably not, but it's probably a worthwhile investment for the people where a 9% improvement can give them the edge they need to win a prize pool worth hundreds of thousands (or even millions) of dollars. We'll be able to find out more about the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz Esports Display in the future.

What do you think of the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz Esports Display? Would you buy a 360Hz monitor or are you happy with 120Hz? Let us know in the comments below!

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