Hardcore PC gamers often live and die by high refresh rates and high-resolution monitors. When your framerate sours above 100 FPS, a lower end refresh rate on an otherwise high definition monitor can ruin the experience by causing ghosting, blurring, and other issues even including stutter! The issue is that monitors which rich colors and high refresh rates made for gaming are often the sizes of your standard computer desktop, with the exception of ultra-wides and curved displays, and even then they are still just a smidge larger so they can fit on a desk with your face smashed squarely into the screen at close range.
But what if you wanted a massive screen to have the same monitor quality in a more console gaming oriented experience? What if you wanted your monitor to double as your TV or home theater screen in true fashion? What if you wanted it to have Nvidia Shield built in along with controller and voice support?
That’s what the ASUS ROG Swift PG65 stands to deliver, and stands it does. With its own stand even! This massive 65-inch, 4k, 120hz display features Nvidia G-Sync and GameStream, allowing you to easily stream games from a PC that may be elsewhere in the house for an easily convertible couch gaming experience. You can sync up controllers right to the TV, and even use voice commands for things like sound, channel changing, and various menu options. Its true resolution is a blistering 3840×2160, but more importantly, it displays this at 120hz, which translates to no stuttering, no ghosting, and no blurring at high framerates. It uses P3 color, which means darks are dark, and brights are bright. With Nvidia Shield built in, you can use a ton of apps featured on Shield devices built right into the TV.
The ASUS ROG Swift PG65 is one of several “bi format gaming display” monitors hitting the market, as Acer and HP also seem to have similar offerings on board in the near future. While it looks impressive, an actual price hasn’t been revealed yet. Some estimates place this anywhere between the high $3000s to into the $5000s. If you have the money to spend, it might be well worth the investment.