New 240Hz ASUS ROG XG248Q FreeSync Compatible Monitor

Last week, ASUS announced the ROG Strix XG248Q FreeSync gaming monitor.

What makes this monitor differentΒ  from other 240Hz monitors is that this uses a 23.8″ panel instead of a 24.5″ panel (of the XG258Q). Reportedly, the panel is optimized for 240 Hz operation unlike the 24.5″ panels. The 24.5″ panels were not originally manufactured with 240 Hz in mind and had to be tuned by monitor manufacturers to 240 Hz operation.

This monitor has ASUS ELMB (Extreme Low Motion Blur), a motion blur reduction feature similar to NVIDIA ULMB.

It also supports variable refresh rate (VRR) via VESA Adaptive-Sync. This is similar to AMD FreeSync (i.e. not certified by AMD). The benefits of FreeSync can be seen inΒ this FreeSync animation demo.

  • 1920×1080
  • 240 Hz refresh rate
  • 48Hz – 240Hz VRR range (FreeSync compatible).
  • 1ms GtG TN
  • 3 HDMI ports (2 x v2.0, and 1 x v1.4) and 1 DisplayPort (v1.2a)
  • 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • Max brightness 400 cd/m2
  • ASUS Aura Sync RGB lighting on the back