Following the success of Asus’ ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM, the company recently announced a (super) ultra-wide version of its popular OLED gaming monitor – the ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD. It is a 49-inch display with a resolution of 5120×1440, a curvature of 1800R, and a refresh rate of 144Hz. The ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD is reported to be released sometime in Q3 or Q4 this year. Unfortunately, there is no word yet regarding its price. But given that the PG27AQDM is a thousand-dollar OLED gaming monitor expect the PG49WCD’s price to be north of that, perhaps just below $2,000. Below, you can learn more details about the ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD ultra-wide gaming monitor.
OLED goes Ultra-wide: Meet the ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD
The ROG OLED gaming monitor lineup already contains a compelling set of options. The large-and-in-charge ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ and ROG Swift OLED PG48UQ deliver exceptional display characteristics across breathtakingly large panels. The fast, bright, and versatile ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM offers gaming excellence in the popular 27-inch size. ASUS has expanded its ROG OLED gaming monitor lineup with an addition that caters to gamers seeking an immersive ultra-wide experience. The newly introduced ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD boasts a bright and vibrant QD-OLED panel, features like Smart KVM, and a premium cooling solution, making it an attractive choice for gaming enthusiasts.
Ultra-Wide and Ultra-Versatile
Measuring 49 inches, the ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD can be better described as a super-ultra-wide display rather than just an ultra-wide one. Its impressive 5120×1440 resolution offers ample desktop real estate equivalent to two 16:9 1440p displays. The monitor’s 1800R curvature ensures clear and bright colors even at the extreme edges of the screen, enhancing the overall visual experience.
The PG49WCD’s super-ultra-wide form factor makes it particularly appealing for particular genres, such as racing simulations. However, its Smart KVM feature allows users to leverage the vast expanse of pixels in various ways. With Smart KVM, you can control two PCs using a single keyboard and mouse, with both screens split across the wide display. Switching between devices is seamless as the monitor automatically detects mouse movement and transfers control accordingly, eliminating additional software or hardware need. The ultra-fast USB 3.2 connectivity facilitates quick file transfers between the connected devices.
To facilitate easy utilization of Smart KVM, the PG49WCD offers a range of DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.1 ports, along with high-bandwidth USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports for connecting peripherals and storage devices. A full-function USB Type-C port with 90W power delivery enables simultaneous device charging while connected to the display.
ROG Cooling Expertise Meets QD-OLED
ASUS has equipped the ROG Swift PG49WCD with a substantial cooling solution to ensure a long product lifespan and minimize the risk of burn-in. The monitor’s custom heatsink efficiently keeps the mainboard, responsible for processing display signals, cool without needing a noisy fan. Additionally, a graphene film behind the entire OLED panel silently dissipates the heat generated thanks to its exceptional thermal conductivity coefficient of up to 5,300 W/mk. These cooling measures enable the PG49WCD to achieve a peak brightness of 1000 nits and reduce the risk of image retention.
The ROG-exclusive Uniform Brightness setting enhances the desktop experience by maintaining consistent brightness levels. Unlike standard OLED TVs or monitors that dynamically adjust the brightness based on the displayed content, the Uniform Brightness setting decreases peak brightness to ensure consistency, even when resizing bright white windows. This feature provides a more comfortable viewing experience, particularly during marathon gaming sessions.
Loaded with Luxuries
The PG49WCD employs a QD-OLED panel designed to deliver rich blacks, vivid colors, and detailed highlights. It supports true 10-bit color and covers 99% of the cinema-grade DCI-P3 color gamut, aiming to meet VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400 certification requirements. These premium display characteristics are highly sought after by gamers looking for an immersive visual experience.
Regarding gaming specifications, the PG49WCD offers key features that provide a competitive edge. Its 144Hz refresh rate ensures smooth and fluid animations, while the impressively low 0.03ms response time minimizes blur for exceptional clarity in fast-paced action. AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology guarantees tear-free and low-latency gameplay.
Adjusting display settings is made easy with the ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD’s accessible joystick. Alternatively, users can utilize the ASUS DisplayWidget Center app for quick adjustments, such as changing GameVisual modes, adding a crosshair or FPS counter, and more. The lightweight app offers an intuitive interface and also provides options to maintain the health of the OLED display.
Pricing and Availability
Asus has not disclosed the manufacturer’s suggested retail price for its ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD at this time. Meanwhile, it is reported that the monitor’s release date will be some time in Q3 or Q4 this year.