Announced at this year’s Gamescom event was the new Asus TUF Gaming VG35VQ. This is a 35″ ultrawide model with a 3440 x 1440 resolution VA panel. It has a 100Hz refresh rate and support for adaptive-sync so you can use it on both NVIDIA G-sync and AMD FreeSync systems. Most interesting of all is the added “ELMB-sync” (Extreme Low Motion Blur-sync) which offers you the ability to use the variable refresh rate at the same time as a strobing blur reduction backlight.
We’ve already seen 3 other TUF Gaming monitors announced with this ELMB-sync technology. There’s the VG27AQ (27″ IPS, 155Hz) which we are currently reviewing. The VG32VQ (31.5″ VA, 144Hz), and the VG27BQ (27″ TN Film, 155Hz). The newly announced VG35VQ will be the first ultrawide format screen available with this new technology. It’s designed to reduce perceived motion blur as with normal strobing backlights, but can operate at a variable refresh rate when using G-sync/FreeSync, instead of being restricted to only a fixed refresh rate.
According to the brief spec sheet at the event there is a 100% sRGB standard gamut backlight. HDR “support” is talked about in so much as it accepting an HDR input source, but don’t expect any local dimming or meaningful HDR experience here of course. There are DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 2.0 ports available and also a range of the usual Asus gaming extras.
The VG35VQ is expected to be available at a price of 599 EUR, although release date is not yet known. More info and specs when we get them.