Asus PG258Q 240hz Gaming Monitor Review Deutsch [ENG SUB]

Posted on

Hi together, Asus PG258Q 240 hz monitor In this Video i want to clarify if it´s worth to switch from 120 or 144 hz to 240 hz or even buy a 240 hz monitor if someone still using a 60 hz monitor As first i want to mention the two most important changes (to a 144 Hz) Can you note a difference between 144 and 240 hz? Provided your Graphics Card can handle stable 240 fps Here it´s important to say that Asus with this monitor has a very specific target group

It´s pretty clear a monitor for gamers who care about e-sports This means: Gamers which are completely crazy about playing CS GO, Overwatch or even Quake because here the monitor has the biggest additional value well, can you see a difference between 144 and 240 Hz? YES you can see, but the difference is pretty sligtly This means: If you are moving fast while playing games then you will not be able to tell a big difference If you lock your eyes on an object in game and moving your mouse a bit slower then you will be able to determine a bit less blur

Here I want to notice: With activated ULMB (Ultra Low Motion Blur) your image still have less blur and will be sharper while moving in a game but you have to handle with crosstalk / ghosting and decerase your brightness Now back to the 240 Hz Well, like i already sayed, the difference is not huge (very slightly) Here i would say it will not give you a "real" advantage compared to other 144 Hz monitors The second improvement refers to the Input-Lag I tested the Input-Lag with a CRT monitor and between different Hz (60, 144, 240) @ 144Hz i measured an Input-Lag of about 16 Ms (made around 50 photos each test) @ 240Hz between 1 and 5 Ms I show you now some pictures that i made on the right side maybe i already faded them in 😛 and here you can see that the 240 Hz has influence on the Input-Lag well, now the most will say: ok, 11 Ms difference is really not a big deal Is it woth to pay extra money? Do i have even one advantage? Gamers and ethusiasts which play competitive games on different (online) tournaments play on ESL or even ESEA and CS GO is maybe more than just a hobby or even Overwatch or Quake FOR THEM maybe it might be worth it

But only 11 Ms difference, How often you have a situation in game (Brain-Lag) where you really can take advantage of it This means Maybe every tenth, or every twentieth or even thirtieth round you will have a situation where you kill an enemy which you maybe wont kill with a 144 Hz monitor This is what i mean with "a specific target group is focused with this monitor" But to test if the Input-Lag is really "working" I visit HumanBenchmarkcom And tested hundred maybe thousands of runs where i made the test with 60, 144, 240 Hz and even with an CRT monitor how fast really my reaction time is and it`s indeed that i clicked a little bit faster @ 240 Hz then before on my Asus 144 Hz The third "unique" feature of this monitor is that the PG258Q is very very bright, around 470 cd/m2 and WHILE using ULMB where monitors usually lose a lot of brightness the PG258Q is still very very bright In comparison to my old Asus VG278HE 144 Hz monitor I noticed that the new PG258Q is still brighter with ULMB then my Asus VG278HE on 100% brightness

So if someone says "I love to play on ULMB but the low brightness keeps me away from it", he should take a closer look to the Asus PG258Q But you have to remind it is still a TN panel with "only" Full HD resolution Everyone has their own preferences You have to decide for yourself If these 11 Ms gives you an advantage or doesn't Ok, here now i wan't to show you the most important monitor settings in CS GO (and other competitive Games) If you click on the joypad on the back side, with which you can very easy and fast navigate through the osd Here we first have the Blue Light Filter, which is suitable for text reading so that your eyes don't get tired to fast and for working @ your computer etc

That just filters the blue light of the monitor colours Then you can set your brightness As you can see I set the brightness to 0, because the asus is pretty bright and I prefer a little bit darker image to protect my eyes I always play games mostly with a turned on small lamp in my room Because this even is better for your eyes 🙂 Contrast i set to 50

I'm actually in the wrong preset I just switch to the FPS mode, because the FPS preset you can set all settings, with the colour saturation In CS GO it's pretty popular to push the colour saturation To see enemys better and get a better "contrast" to different models and objects Just turn it quick back to 50 Here you can choose your colour temperature

You can switch between "cold", "warm" and "normal" as well as set you own colour temperature between red, blue and green, or to calibrate the monitor With the "gamma settings" you can To change the shadow areas (brightness in darker image screens) On 18 the shadows in a game will be brighter, as you can see So you can set between three options, but i have to mention that the contrast is getting more worse when you set to 1

8 Here we have the "Overdrive" function and here i can you directly show what happens when you set it to "Extreme" While moving the textures on the box as example totaly weird "sharp", and it looks very strange (with artifacts), and just disturbs more then it helps I hope you can see this on camera Now i turn it off Here on "Normal"

I think on camera you will not notice because this video is recorded on 4K @ 30 fps The setting "Normal" is definately one you should use Best clarity without artifacts (you can visit wwwlimscave

de just for pictures) Here you can check all "UFO-Test" pictures And more photos to the Asus PG258Q Then here we have the "Adaptive Contrast Control" If you turn this on, here you can also set the strenght and limit of this feature, Just set the limit on 100% So this is to change the contrast depending on what image content is on the monitor to see This means: If we are in "upper catacombs" on Dust_2, you can see that shadow are sometimes a little bit brighter and the contrast enhances and when I turn it off it just goes a little bit darker with a less strong contrast ratio

So, darker image content is going darker and brighter also brighter so that your perception for the contrast is just higher If we now go out from catas with "Adaptive Contrast Control", "just running down to CT Base and now turn this on Then you can see the contrast is increased very very strong If here for example a enemy model is running then he is darker and the background brighter in the Asus theory you can "better" see him then without this contrast control For me the function just annoys more then it helps because the image is just changing the whole time in brightness and as you can see very clearly this just disturbs If you change the strenght and the limit than you can improve it a bit but i would say this "function" isn't really a highlight ;D While darkboost is doing a better job and works the same way as a black equalizer you can see 3 stages where you can set your favourite and as we all know, blacks are going brighter So, "dark" game content is going brighter, to prevent that your enemies don't hide in the dark where you can't see as fast as with "Darkboost" Well let's check what we can find here Here we have the "LIGHT IN MOTION", what is the lighting of the footstand

You can turn off as well as set the brightness in 3 steps Ok this was the OSD One more thing i forgot to notice GamePlus Menu Here you can set the Asus typicalle crosshair (which sucks) To be honest, who is using this? Then you can set a timer between 30, 40, 50, 60 and 90 minutes and is displayed at the top left corner and You can turn on the "FPS Counter" which shows how much FPS your monitor is actually showing Last but not least, you can use the "Display Alignment" that helps you to align more monitors as example a triple monitor setup or other kind of setups So, this red lines helps you to adjust your other "asus collection" ;D Well, here i want you to demonstrate the brightness of the PG258Q in comparison to my VG278HE turn the light of and will show you that the Asus on the right side is really set to brightness 100 and a contrast of 50 On the left side the PG258Q first i turn on the ULMB function (@ 144 Hz) now he is darker

Now we set the Pulse Widht to 100 And now the monitor is close the same as the right monitor just with an other colour temperature Now i turn the Brightness @activated ULMB to 100 Now you can see the PG258Q is obviously much brighter then the Asus on the right side while turning ULMB on And this is a feature, which makes the PG258Q very special Ok, now we come to the other details of this monitor Those are once the connections and the PG258Q has: 1 x HDMI 14 (60FPS) you can use for example for consoles 1 x DisplayPort 12 2 x USB 30 and a headphone jack furthermore Asus is giving you a covering in the box with which one you can cover the connections

It is also made out of plastic but works very vell and what i forget to mention is the footstand has also an cable management which just puts all cables together on the backside of the footstand + to the lighting you get three more "blank" plastic capes which you can paint on with a water soluble pen or print a logo or your nick in the size of the cape, cut it out and attach to the footstand so you can project some of your ideas on your desk To the Illumination: I will show you now some photos Here we have first the black level and illumination with a brightness set to "0" I am also using brightness "0" for this video right now as well as the whole time on this monitor But as i already sayed, in general i always use a darker screen – especially @ working and chillin @ pc Just because I don't know why 😀 im just prefer it (and my eyes too) Now a photo with brightness set to 50 and finally a photo with brightness set to maximum (100), and as you can see the black level, is going more whorse (logic ;D) The monitor illumination is pretty ok for a TN panel Viewing angles still are very bad and annoys more then the illumination or the very minimal backlight bleed which could be a little bit better for the price but when you consider the thin monitor bezels I think it's pretty good Now a short view on the viewing angles For this i take the camera from the tripod "Warning" shaking First we look from the right, TN typically the image is getting milky and yellow colours From bottom (the most problem part) the monitor is darkened on the top side pretty clear When we look from top the whole image is brighter and is getting milky colours So, now we come to the conclusion! One more thing: You can adjust height of the monitor Swivel The very good thing on the footstand like on the PG279Q It is very stable you can also tilt and set the monitor to "pivot" Well, the conclustion for this video The monitor will probably be interesting for the fewest people I thing at most for people who take e-sports seriously or play in different tournaments (esl, esea) or even people which actually still using a 60 Hz monitor and directly want to buy a high refresh rate monitor as well as build in g-sync and a improved ULMB function Of course we can start now a discussion 11 Ms only etc

Or starting a shitstorm and flame about this "only 11Ms" "small improvement 240Hz" But you have to consider that this monitor is for a specific target group In my mind it's a bit more marketing (Asus try to be distinctive) To try to capture a consumer whith numbers A more casual gamer should take a look on a IPS or VA gaming monitor Thanks for watching For more videos I would appreciate when you hit the subscribe button Visit limscave

de (actually only german and a whole bunch of work) I wanna try to upload this week (possibly next week) If i can do it (because it's every time more work then i thought) paint different mices (mice modding) and build a showcase for mices I have a cool idea how to build a 3D picture frame and a tutorial how to build (low budget) Thanks for watching my video If you have ANY questions, just ask and i answer as fast as possible Now i show you the conclusion with pro and contra bye bye and thanks! Conclusion in English in the video description and pinned @ commentaries under the video!

Source: Youtube