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ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Reviewed Feb 02, 2024 at 10:50 am
ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP Picture
7.4
Mixed Usage
7.2
Office
8.4
Gaming
6.9
Media Consumption
7.1
Media Creation
6.4
HDR

The ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP is a 24-inch flagship esports gaming monitor designed to meet the needs of competitive gamers. Its 1080p E-TN panel, designed specifically for esports, has an extremely fast 540Hz refresh rate, FreeSync, and native G-SYNC variable refresh rate (VRR) support. It has several gaming-focused features, including NVIDIA ULMB 2, which NVIDIA claims reduces image duplication, and NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer, which measures the latency of the individual parts of your gaming setup. It also has retractable stand legs, allowing you to reduce the stand's footprint.

Our Verdict

7.4 Mixed Usage

The ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP is decent for mixed usage. However, the ASUS monitor excels in esports gaming. It has a very fast 540Hz maximum refresh rate for very smooth motion, an extremely fast response time, and low input lag at high refresh rates for a very responsive feel. Its mediocre contrast causes deep blacks to appear gray in a dark room, contributing to its okay performance for media consumption. Additionally, its smaller size and lower resolution make it difficult to multitask during office work or media creation, and it's only decent for these uses. Additionally, it has very narrow viewing angles, making it more difficult to share your screen with another person.

Pros
  • Great ergonomics.
  • Overcomes glare in most environments.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • Mediocre contrast ratio.
  • Limited 1080p resolution.
  • Small 24-inch screen.
7.2 Office

The ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP is decent for office use, though it's not intended for this purpose. Its smaller 24-inch size and 1080p resolution make multitasking more challenging, and text has only decent sharpness. Additionally, it has very narrow viewing angles, so the image appears washed out from the sides, making it more difficult to share your screen with another person. However, it has great brightness and reflection handling, so it overcomes glare in most environments. It also has great ergonomics, so you can adjust the monitor to your preferred position.

Pros
  • Great ergonomics.
  • Overcomes glare in most environments.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • Limited 1080p resolution.
  • Small 24-inch screen.
8.4 Gaming

The ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP is a great gaming monitor and is especially well suited to esports titles. It has a remarkable 540Hz maximum refresh rate for very smooth motion and ULMB 2 support for crisper images with minimal persistence blur at high refresh rates. It also has a very fast response time and low input lag at high refresh rates, so motion on the screen responds very quickly to input. However, the monitor isn't as well suited to non-esports gaming. It doesn't support several console features, like HDR on the Xbox Series X|S or 1440p or 4k downsampling on either console for a more detailed image. Finally, its smaller 24-inch size and 1080p resolution don't create an immersive gaming experience.

Pros
  • Extremely high 540hz refresh rate.
  • Supports native G-SYNC.
  • Low input lag.
  • Backlight strobing has minimal image duplication.
  • Overcomes glare in most environments.
Cons
  • Mediocre contrast ratio.
  • No backlight strobing below 360Hz.
  • Limited console compatibility.
6.9 Media Consumption

The ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP is okay for media consumption. Its 24-inch size and 1080p resolution don't provide an immersive viewing experience, and its narrow viewing angles make it challenging to share the screen with someone else, as they'll see a washed-out image from the side. It also has mediocre contrast, which causes deep blacks to appear gray in a dark room.

Pros
  • Overcomes glare in most environments.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • Needs calibration for most accurate colors.
  • Mediocre contrast ratio.
  • Limited 1080p resolution.
  • Small 24-inch screen.
7.1 Media Creation

The ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP is decent for content creation. It has great ergonomics, so you can adjust it to your preferred position. However, its 24-inch size and 1080p resolution provide minimal space for multitasking, and its narrow viewing angles make it challenging to share your work with others, as they'll see a washed-out image from the side. It also has only passible pre-calibration color accuracy, so you'll need to calibrate it if you intend to use it for photo or video editing.

Pros
  • Great ergonomics.
  • Overcomes glare in most environments.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angles.
  • Needs calibration for most accurate colors.
  • Mediocre contrast ratio.
  • Limited 1080p resolution.
  • Small 24-inch screen.
6.4 HDR

The ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP is mediocre for HDR. Its color volume is only decent and causes colors to appear less vivid than they should. Additionally, its mediocre contrast causes deep blacks to appear gray in darker environments, and it doesn't get bright enough for highlights to pop in HDR.

Pros
  • Overcomes glare in most environments.
Cons
  • HDR highlights don't pop.
  • Mediocre contrast ratio.
  • Limited 1080p resolution.
  • Small 24-inch screen.
  • 7.4 Mixed Usage
  • 7.2 Office
  • 8.4 Gaming
  • 6.9 Media Consumption
  • 7.1 Media Creation
  • 6.4 HDR
  1. Updated Feb 02, 2024: Review published.
  2. Updated Jan 24, 2024: Early access published.
  3. Updated Jan 15, 2024: Our testers have started testing this product.
  4. Updated Jan 11, 2024: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  5. Updated Jan 08, 2024: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.
  6. Updated Jan 07, 2024: The product has won our suggestion poll, so we'll buy and test it soon.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 24-inch ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP, which is the only size available for this monitor. The results in this review are only valid for the model we tested.

Model Size Native Resolution Max Refresh Rate Panel Type
PG248QP 24" 1080p 540Hz (overclocked) E-TN

Our unit was manufactured in September 2023; you can see the label here.

Compared To Other Monitors

The ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP is a 24-inch high-end esports gaming monitor with outstanding esports performance and great general gaming performance. Its exceptionally high 540Hz refresh rate, low input lag, and very fast response time create a remarkably responsive monitor. Additionally, it has gamer-focused features like NVIDIA ULMB 2 for significantly reduced image duplication when backlight strobing is operating. It's an exceptional choice for esports titles and those seeking a competitive edge. However, its high price tag may not be for everyone. If you're looking for a considerably less expensive esports monitor, consider the Acer Nitro XV252Q Fbmiiprx. It has a 390Hz refresh rate, a very fast response time, and low input lag, so it's extremely responsive.

See our recommendations for the best gaming monitors, the best G-SYNC monitors, and the best 24-25 inch monitors.

BenQ ZOWIE XL2566K

The BenQ ZOWIE XL2566K and the ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP are both 24-inch, 1080p esports gaming monitors. The ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG258QP has slightly better esports performance overall, with a substantially higher refresh rate for smoother motion, lower input lag at higher refresh rates, and reduced image duplication when backlight strobing is enabled. The ASUS is a great choice if you want the best esports performance. However, the BenQ has slightly better input lag at 120Hz, which is helpful when gaming on a PC at lower refresh rates and for console gaming.

Dell Alienware AW2524H

The Dell Alienware AW2524H and the ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP are ultra-high refresh rate, 1080p esports gaming monitors. The Dell's refresh rate can be overclocked to 500Hz, while the ASUS is overclockable to 540Hz. When you turn backlight strobing on, the ASUS has less image duplication and a slightly faster response time, which gives it a slight edge in screen responsiveness for esports gaming. However, if you intend to share your screen with someone else, the Dell is a great choice, as it has wider viewing angles.

ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QN

The ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QN and the ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP are both gaming monitors designed for esports. The PG248QP has a considerably higher 540Hz maximum refresh rate and a slightly better response time, making it a better choice for competitive esports gamers. However, the PG259QN has wider viewing angles and better color accuracy before calibration, making it a more versatile monitor and a good choice if you use it for more than just esports.

Acer Nitro XV252Q Fbmiiprx

The Acer Nitro XV252Q Fbmiiprx and the ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP are 1080p gaming monitors that are ideal for esports gaming. The ASUS has a higher 540Hz maximum refresh rate and a better response time at most refresh rates. It also has considerably less image duplication when backlight strobing is on. However, the Acer has much better color accuracy before calibration and wide viewing angles, so it's a better choice if you plan to share your screen with others or produce content on it.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved
No
Curve Radius
Not Curved

The ASUS PG248QP has a strongly gamer-oriented design with a gray plastic body and an aggressive claw-style stand. It also has a lit ROG logo on the back and etching in part of the rear plastic housing.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The build quality is good, and the plastic body has minimal creaking and flex. Height adjustments are stable and smooth, and swivel and tilt mechanisms work well. The stand is solid, and while mostly plastic, a metal frame supports the base of the stand. While you can hear the monitor's fan quietly whirring if you put your ear close to the vents, it's not significantly loud.

8.1
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
4.3" (10.9 cm)
Tilt Range
-17.5° to 5°
Rotate Portrait/Landscape
Yes, Clockwise
Swivel Range
-30° to 30°
Wall Mount
VESA 100x100

The ergonomics are great. It has a good swivel and tilt range and excellent height adjustment, so you can place the screen in your preferred position. The height to the panel's top is 15.3 inches at the stand's minimum height adjustment. Lastly, the stand features a loop for cable management.

Design
Stand
Base Width
17.6" (44.7 cm)
Base Depth
9.6" (24.3 cm)
Thickness (With Display)
7.9" (20.0 cm)
Weight (With Display)
16.2 lbs (7.3 kg)

The monitor's stand provides quick recovery from wobble for a steady image when playing esports or doing other activities. The monitor's stand legs are retractable and can be adjusted between the maximum and minimum extension. The monitor is more stable when you fully extend the legs, providing a steadier platform while gaming or playing esports. Fully retracting the legs decreases the width to 10.2 inches and increases the depth to 10 inches. There's a screw hole for a camera mount at the top of the stand.

Design
Display
Size
24"
Housing Width
21.9" (55.7 cm)
Housing Height
13.0" (33.0 cm)
Thickness (Without Stand)
3.5" (9.0 cm)
Weight (Without Stand)
7.9 lbs (3.6 kg)
Borders Size (Bezels)
0.4" (1.0 cm)
Design
Controls

The back of the monitor has a joystick to adjust the on-screen display, a button to exit the on-screen display, two configurable shortcut buttons, and a power button.

Design
In The Box
Power Supply
External Brick

  • DisplayPort cable
  • HDMI cable
  • USB-B to USB-A cable
  • Power brick
  • Power cable
  • Documentation

Picture Quality
6.3
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1,226 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
N/A

The monitor has a mediocre contrast ratio. Deep blacks appear gray next to bright highlights, and the monitor has no local dimming feature to improve the contrast further.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge

This monitor doesn't have a local dimming feature. However, it has a Variable Backlight setting, which reduces the monitor's backlight brightness when your screen has darker content. The setting improves the appearance of deep blacks in dark scenes, but deep blacks still appear gray if there's a lot of bright and dark content on the screen simultaneously. The 'Level 1' Variable Backlight setting slightly increases the contrast ratio to 1,419:1. When you set Variable Backlight to levels 2-4, it responds quite slowly to changes in average scene brightness.

Though this monitor doesn't have local dimming, we still film these videos on the monitor so you can compare the backlight performance with a monitor that has local dimming.

8.0
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene
343 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
368 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
384 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
384 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
384 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
384 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
368 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
383 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
383 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
383 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
383 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.001
Minimum Brightness
31 cd/m²

The SDR brightness is great. It gets bright enough to fight glare and maintains its brightness well across different content. These results are from after calibration in the 'RTS/RPG' GameVisual mode with the Brightness at its max and Variable Backlight at '1'.

6.7
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
VESA DisplayHDR Certification
No Certification
Real Scene
379 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
404 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
412 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
412 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
412 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
412 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
403 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
411 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
411 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
412 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
412 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.001

The HDR brightness is adequate, though it doesn't get bright enough for highlights to pop. It follows the PQ EOTF curve fairly well, as most scenes display at their correct brightness, though it has an early roll-off, so highlights don't get the brightest they could.

These results are from the 'RTS/RPG' GameVisual setting with Variable Backlight at '1' with Brightness locked at max.

5.6
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
22°
Color Washout From Right
24°
Color Shift From Left
26°
Color Shift From Right
24°
Brightness Loss From Left
34°
Brightness Loss From Right
35°
Black Level Raise From Left
22°
Black Level Raise From Right
24°
Gamma Shift From Left
24°
Gamma Shift From Right
22°

The horizontal viewing angle is sub-par. The image appears washed out from the sides, particularly with blue colors.

4.5
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
13°
Color Washout From Above
35°
Color Shift From Below
19°
Color Shift From Above
23°
Brightness Loss From Below
23°
Brightness Loss From Above
35°
Black Level Raise From Below
19°
Black Level Raise From Above
31°
Gamma Shift From Below
Gamma Shift From Above

The vertical viewing angle is poor, though it looks notably better from above than below. If you stand up and look down at the monitor, the image is washed out. Additionally, the colors of the image appear inverted when viewed from a substantial angle below the monitor.

7.5
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
5.083%
50% DSE
0.145%

The gray uniformity is good. While the edges of the screen are somewhat darker, there's minimal dirty screen effect in the center.

6.8
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
1.429%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

The monitor has reasonable black uniformity. In a darker room, the backlight is visible in distinct areas toward the center of the screen as well as the edges, and there's no local dimming feature to improve it further.

6.4
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Pre-Calibration)
Picture Mode
sRGB
sRGB Gamut Area xy
98.1%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
8.58
Color Temperature (Avg.)
7,174 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.62
Color dE (Avg.)
6.00
Contrast Setting
N/A
RGB Settings
Default
Gamma Setting
Default
Brightness Setting
N/A
Measured Brightness
142 cd/m²
Brightness Locked
Yes

The ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP has mediocre accuracy before calibration in the sRGB mode. Though the monitor has an sRGB mode, color accuracy is disappointing, and it has a high color temperature, so everything looks cooler than it should. The white balance is also awful, and most scenes are too dark.

Unfortunately, using the 'sRGB' GameVisual setting locks other settings, including Brightness and Contrast. So, if you want to use those settings, you need to change GameVisual to something else, which results in worse performance, as you can see here.

9.4
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Post-Calibration)
Picture Mode
RTS/RPG
sRGB Gamut Area xy
98.6%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
0.68
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,517 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.17
Color dE (Avg.)
1.43
Contrast Setting
50
RGB Settings
RGB (95-100-88), Six-axis Saturation RGB (137-107-157)
Gamma Setting
2.4
Brightness Setting
21
Measured Brightness
102 cd/m²
ICC Profile
Download

The accuracy after calibration is superb. Though very bright scenes are slightly over-brightened, there are minimal inaccuracies. Additionally, you can use any of the settings that are locked out in the sRGB mode.

9.4
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB Coverage xy
99.2%
sRGB Picture Mode
RTS/RPG
Adobe RGB Coverage xy
82.9%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
RTS/RPG

The SDR color gamut is fantastic, and the monitor has incredible coverage of the sRGB color space. However, it has only satisfactory coverage of the Adobe RGB color space, with significant issues displaying green and blue accurately, which isn't ideal if you need to edit photos with these colors.

9.4
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
96.4%
sRGB Picture Mode
RTS/RPG
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
85.7%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
RTS/RPG

The ASUS PG248QP has fantastic SDR color volume. It displays bright colors well but struggles with dark colors due to its lower contrast.

7.7
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI-P3 Coverage xy
88.1%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
RTS/RPG
Rec. 2020 Coverage xy
63.5%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
RTS/RPG

The HDR color gamut is good. It has great coverage of the commonly used DCI-P3 color space, though it struggles to display white accurately. It has more limited coverage of the Rec. 2020 color space and struggles with tone mapping colors that are a mixture of blue and green, and it doesn't display white accurately.

7.3
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
75.1%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
RTS/RPG
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
59.0%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
RTS/RPG

The HDR color volume is decent. Its coverage of the commonly used DCI-P3 color space is good, though it's limited by its incomplete color gamut, and it can't display dark colors well due to its low contrast ratio.

8.2
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
4.5%
Indirect Reflections
3.7%
Calculated Direct Reflections
0.8%

The ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP has great reflection handling. The monitor is easily visible in most environments, as its matte coating effectively overcomes glare.

7.0
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Pixel Type
TN
Subpixel Layout
RGB

The ASUS PG248QP has decent text clarity. With ClearType on (top photo), diagonal lines appear bolder. These photos are in Windows 10, and you can also see it in Windows 11 with ClearType on and with ClearType off.

9.0
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit

The gradient handling is fantastic overall. However, there's a sharp transition between medium and lighter blue, which may be visible with some content.

Motion
9.6
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
500 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
540 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP
540 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI
240 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP @ 10-bit
540 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI @ 10-Bit
120 Hz

You can overclock the ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP from 500Hz to 540Hz by setting Overclocking to 'Enable (540Hz)'. Refresh rates over 500Hz are only available when using an NVIDIA RTX 20 series and above graphics card with Windows 11 over DisplayPort.

Motion
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
FreeSync
Compatible (Tested)
G-SYNC
Yes (Native)
VRR Maximum
540 Hz
VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors
DisplayPort, HDMI
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes

The ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP has FreeSync, native G-SYNC, and HDMI Forum VRR support to reduce screen tearing. When using DisplayPort, the maximum refresh rate with G-SYNC VRR is 540Hz, and 500Hz when using FreeSync VRR.

9.4
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Normal
Rise / Fall Time
1.0 ms
Total Response Time
4.5 ms
Overshoot Error
6.3%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
1.8 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
10.3 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
16.2%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
OffChartTablePhoto
NormalChartTablePhoto
EsportsChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto

The response time at the max refresh rate of 540Hz is exceptional. The recommended OD setting of 'Normal' produces the best results, as there's virtually no blur behind fast-moving objects, though some transitions have a bit of overshoot. Changing the OD setting to 'Off' results in no overshoot, though the rise/fall and total response times increase.

9.2
Motion
Response Time @ 120Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Normal
Rise / Fall Time
3.1 ms
Total Response Time
7.0 ms
Overshoot Error
0.2%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
5.2 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
12.0 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
1.8%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
OffChartTablePhoto
NormalChartTablePhoto
EsportsChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto

The response time at 120Hz is fantastic. There's little blur behind fast-moving objects, and there's almost no overshoot. The recommended OD setting of 'Normal' produces the best results. Changing the OD to 'Esports' results in faster rise/fall and total response times, though overshoot increases slightly.

When the framerate drops down, like with more graphically intense games that can't deliver a consistently high frame rate, the overdrive behavior differs depending on the monitor refresh rate set in the display settings. For example, if the average frame rate is around 120 fps and VRR is enabled, there's a considerable difference in motion blur depending on whether the monitor is set to 540Hz or 120Hz. You can see an example of this below, where OD is set to 'Extreme' in both cases.

120 fps @ 120Hz Setting (VRR On)120 fps @ 540Hz Setting (VRR On)

8.1
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Extreme
Rise / Fall Time
2.2 ms
Total Response Time
13.4 ms
Overshoot Error
3.7%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
3.7 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
29.6 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
19.6%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
OffChartTablePhoto
NormalChartTablePhoto
EsportsChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto

The response time at 60Hz is great. Pixels transition most of the way extremely quickly, though the complete change of pixels from one color to another is considerably slower than at higher refresh rates. There's also minimal overshoot except in scenes with 100% brightness, where overshoot is noticeable in many cases. The recommended OD setting of 'Extreme' produces the best results. Changing the OD to 'Esports' decreases overshoot, though rise/fall and total response times increase considerably.

Motion
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Yes
Maximum Frequency
540 Hz
Minimum Frequency
360 Hz
Longest Pulse Width Brightness
255 cd/m²
Shortest Pulse Width Brightness
26 cd/m²
Pulse Width Control
Yes
Pulse Phase Control
Yes
Pulse Amplitude Control
No
VRR At The Same Time
No

Refresh RateBFI SettingPhoto
540Hz100Photo
50Photo
10Photo
360Hz100Photo
50Photo
10Photo

This monitor has NVIDIA's ULMB 2 backlight strobing technology, which decreases image duplication when backlight strobing is enabled. The monitor does this by only activating the backlight when its pixels aren't in a transition state, minimizing image duplication. The technology is effective, as this monitor has very little image duplication when backlight strobing is enabled compared to other monitors without the technology.

However, this advanced strobing system only works with refresh rates of 360Hz and above, requiring a premium gaming setup for this feature to be useful.

10
Motion
Image Flicker
Flicker-Free
Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz

The backlight remains flicker-free at all brightness levels, which helps reduce eye strain if you're sensitive to flicker.

Inputs
9.3
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution @ Max Hz
1.8 ms
Native Resolution @ 120Hz
7.7 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
8.8 ms
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
1.8 ms

The ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP has extremely low input lag at 540Hz for a responsive feel. Backlight strobing at 500Hz has 0.5ms more input lag when overclocking is turned off. Apart from this, even when using different aspect ratios or turning on overclocking or backlight strobing, there are no noticeable differences in input lag. Additionally, 500Hz and 540Hz have identical input lag, with 360Hz having 2.2ms of input lag.

6.8
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Megapixels
2.1 MP
Pixel Density
92 PPI
Measured Screen Diagonal
24.2"
Screen Area
248 in²
7.0
Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes

The ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP has limited compatibility with the PS5. While it supports 1080p @ 120Hz signals, it can't downscale 1440p or 4k signals for a more detailed image than native 1080p.

4.2
Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
No
VRR
Yes

The ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP has limited compatibility with the Xbox Series X|S. While it supports 1080p @ 120Hz signals, the Xbox Series X|S doesn't support HDR below 4k, and the monitor can't downscale a 4k signal for HDR and a more detailed image than native 1080p.

Inputs
Inputs Photos
Inputs
Video And Audio Ports
DisplayPort
1 (DP 1.4)
Mini DisplayPort
No
HDMI
2 (HDMI 2.0)
HDMI 2.1 Rated Speed
No HDMI 2.1
DVI
No
VGA
No
Daisy Chaining
No
3.5mm Audio Out
1
HDR10
Yes
3.5mm Audio In
No
3.5mm Microphone In
No
Inputs
USB
USB-A Ports
2
USB-A Rated Speed
5Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 1)
USB-B Upstream Port
Yes
USB-C Ports
0
USB-C Upstream
No USB-C Ports
USB-C Rated Speed
No USB-C Ports
USB-C Power Delivery
No USB-C Ports
USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode
No USB-C Ports
Thunderbolt
No
Inputs
macOS Compatibility

This monitor works well with macOS. HDR works over both DisplayPort and HDMI, though VRR only works over DisplayPort. When using VRR, some flickering artifacts in the menu appear at launch or after the benchmark, though pressing alt-tab and then returning to the program fixes the problem. A maximum refresh rate of 500Hz is available over DisplayPort, with a 240Hz maximum available over HDMI. When using a MacBook, windows return to their original position when you reopen the lid or wake the laptop up from sleep.

Features
Features
Additional Features
Speakers
No
RGB Illumination
Controllable
Multiple Input Display
No
KVM Switch
No

The ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP has several gamer-focused features, including:

  • NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer: Provides a detailed breakdown of where latency occurs in your gaming setup. You must use a compatible mouse and connect it directly to the monitor for it to work.
  • NVIDIA ULMB 2: This is NVIDIA's backlight strobing feature. It significantly reduces image duplication when backlight strobing is on.
  • Retractable Stand: Retractable stand arms allow for an adjustable stand footprint.
  • GamePlus HotKey Button: Pressing the GamePlus button provides fast access to several gaming features like FPS counter, Crosshair, Timer, Stopwatch, and Display Alignment.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)