ASUS introduced a new 5k 49-inch 144hz ROG Swift OLED PG49WDCD gaming monitor

Another ultra-wide gaming monitor has been launched by ASUS in the ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD. The ROG Swift OLED PG49WDCD, which has a 32:9 aspect ratio, features a QD-OLED panel with 1,000 nits of peak brightness, 1440p resolution, and 144 Hz refresh rate. Along with other features, the gaming monitor sports a USB Type-C port that allows 90 W charging via USB Power Delivery.


The MSI Project 491C or the Samsung Odyssey OLED G9 look to share many features with the ROG Swift OLED PG49WDCD, a curved gaming monitor from ASUS. Particularly, the 49-inch QD-OLED screens seen on all three displays. The three also output at the same 5,120 x 1,440 pixel size with a 32:9 aspect ratio.

The new gaming monitor from ASUS, nevertheless, might end up being less expensive than models from MSI and Samsung. The ROG Swift OLED PG49WDCD features a lower native refresh rate than either of the Project 491C or Odyssey OLED G9 gaming monitors, despite the fact that their prices are yet unknown. The peak refresh rate for MSI and Samsung's gaming displays is 240 Hz, as we've covered separately. The ROG Swift OLED PG49WDCD, in contrast, supports gaming at up to 144 Hz. To maximize graphics while gaming, ASUS' alternative offers 0.03 ms GtG reaction speeds, as well as Adaptive Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro integration.


Additionally, the ROG Swift OLED PG49WDCD can produce up to 1,000 nits of light. This is supposedly only possible because of a specially designed heat sink and a layer of graphene that draws extra heat away from the QD-OLED display. Because ASUS has not yet disclosed peak SDR brightness, please take notice that this peak brightness figure only applies when viewing HDR content. Additionally, the ROG Swift OLED PG49WDCD will come with DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.1, and USB Type-C ports, the latter of which supports USB Power Delivery and can recharge connected devices at up to 90 W. Unfortunately, ASUS has yet to announce the cost or availability of the ROG Swift OLED PG49WDCD.