Advanced displays clearly drive sales of higher-end GPUs, so NVIDIA has multiple initiatives to make high-end gaming monitors available. One of such initiatives is the BFGD (big format gaming display) project and it is designed to bring ultra-large gaming LCDs to the market. BFGD is currently supported by several suppliers of displays, but at present only HP’s Omen X 64.5-incher is available. This is going to change later this year as ASUS is prepping to launch its own BFGD.

The ASUS ROG Swift PG65UQ uses a 64.5-inch 8-bit 4K Ultra-HD AMVA panel featuring 750-1000 nits brightness (typical/HDR), a 3200:1-4000:1 contrast ratio (minimum/typical), 178° viewing angles, a 120 - 144 Hz refresh rate (normal/overclocked), and a 4 ms GtG response time with overdrive enabled. Since the monitor belongs to the G-Sync HDR range, it has a 384-zone full direct-array backlight enhanced with quantum dots to guarantee high contrast as well as precise reproduction of 95% of the DCI-P3 color space.

While the ROG Swift PG65UQ uses the same panel as HP’s Omen X Emperium, the monitor is configured differently. Unlike HP, ASUS decided not to equip its 64.5-inch gaming display with a high-end sound bar as well as an integrated NVIDIA Shield STB. Meanwhile, the display still has a USB hub and an IR receiver.

The decision not to offer a soundbar and the STB is pretty logical as hardcore gamers (especially among the ROG clientele) tend to use gaming speakers of their choice. Besides, without the soundbar and the STB the monitor costs less and potentially enables ASUS to sell it at a lower price point than HP.

So far, ASUS has not announced a firm launch date as well as MSRP for the ROG Swift PG65UQ, but NVIDIA is already demonstrating the monitor, so the unit appears to be more or less ready.

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  • Metalingus - Friday, October 4, 2019 - link

    There is no advantage to using FreeSync over VRR. Newer updates have reduced input lag to below 10ms in VRR with many Samsung TV’s.
  • colecodez - Sunday, June 2, 2019 - link

    You can't go off advertisements, they neglect to mention the most important ones for gaming (cough input lag).

    The TV sucks for gaming because:
    - No Displayport
    - Max refresh rate: 120Hz
    - Input lag 4k@120Hz: 18.4ms
    - 4k Freesync maxes out at 60Hz
    - 4k@120Hz skips frames in game mode. Without game mode we're talking 57ms input lag.
    - TVs are optimized for TV formats, PCs are not.
    - Ads
  • Metalingus - Friday, October 4, 2019 - link

    I’ll post this again as you seem to post your nonsense everywhere too:

    1. DisplayPort isn’t needed, HDMI 2.1 is good enough and will be for many years.
    2. The perceptual difference between 120Hz and 144Hz is minute. Even if you really care, many Samsung TV’s can be overclocked to 144Hz.
    3. Actually new updates for TV’s have reduce input lag further. Some are as low as 7.1ms at 120Hz. Which is a minuscule 2ms slower than the best PC monitor for input lag right now. I forget the name but it’s a 240Hz monitor with a measured input lag of 5ms. You won’t feel 2ms difference.
    4. That’s true, I would imagine next years TV’s will support VRR up to 120Hz.
    5. That’s irrelevant. The only use for 120Hz is video games. You’re supposed to play in Game Mode. Self explanatory and it’s a non issue.
    6. TV’s by standard are optimised for 3 formats; Rec.709/SDR colour, DCI P3/SDR/HDR and Rec.2020 HDR. The first one is almost identical to web colour standards, therefore your point is moot with regards to internet content. The second is for movies and the last is for movies and video games. PC games target Rec.2020 HDR too. So your uneducated point is false. Plus EVEN niché standards that many colour artists use, you CAN tune the TV for them. You can buy a colourometer and calibrate to whatever standard you like and save it as a preset.
    7. Relevant point but not all TV’s have ads. Plus you only ever seek them when accessing the Smart Menus, so it’s a moot point for PC use.
    8. No monitor companies state the input lag of their products either. Reviewers have to use a LeoBognar device to measure them and post the results. Another moot point.
  • tazius - Sunday, June 2, 2019 - link

    As one of the whales that bought the Omen X Emperium the picture & color quality is worse than my Samsung QF6 TV, is worse than my x34 Predator. That said, I love the display, its an amazing experience playing at high framerates and have G-Sync to keep the picture smooth on drops. The remote could be better, the sound bar is great though it should really come with simulated surround sound rather than stereo, best if coupled with an existing system.
  • zodiacfml - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    Because they don't have plans to bring the price down. This could have been easily a 43-50" display which fits more desks. Typing this on a 43" 4K tv.
  • DigitalFreak - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    The HP version of this was $5000, so I don't expect the Asus to be much, if any, cheaper.
  • DigitalFreak - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    They must not be selling well either. Microcenter has them for sale for $1000 off MSRP.
  • godrilla - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    Lol the HP omen is already selling for $1000 off at my local Microcenter. Like I said when you hear HP do you think enthusiast anything?
  • isthisavailable - Saturday, June 1, 2019 - link

    Gaming speakers? Hmm..

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