ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QM Review
In this article, we share our ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QM Review.
Pros – Good out of the box calibration | Very Low Backlight Bleed
Cons – ELMB reduces Brightness significantly
Screen size: 24.5-inches | Panel type: IPS | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | Response time: 1ms MPRT | Refresh rate: 240Hz (280Hz Overlockable) | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Release date: April 2020
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The ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QM is one of the many new generations of 24.5-Inch 1080p 240Hz IPS monitors with 1ms (MPRT) response times and was released in April 2020. Note that there is also a 27-Inch version, the ASUS VG279QM.
Performance: Whilst using a similar panel to many of the latest generation of IPS 1080p 240hz monitors, ASUS has added the option to overclock it to 280Hz. The difference in refresh rate is really noticeable if you compare it side by side with a 240Hz monitor. The ELMB (extreme low motion blur) sync feature does a great job at reducing motion blur but turning it on has a significant impact on the brightness levels. This could become a problem if you are using it in a well-lit room.
Design & Build Quality: Whilst not as premium as ASUS ROG monitors, the design quality is still above average. The plastic stand is quite sturdy and allows you to adjust the height, tilt, and rotation but not swivel. There is an audio jack, display port 1.2, and 2 x HDMI ports on the back.
OSD, Calibration and Setup: The OSD is controlled by a clickable joystick. A nice touch is that all of the most commonly used options appear on the first screen. There are not a huge amount of options to calibrate but the default “racing mode” preset is well setup. It features some of the lowest backlight bleed compared to many other IPS monitors.
Adaptive Sync Technology: Freesync and G-Sync Compatible
Verdict: The ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QM is one of the best 1080p 240hz IPS monitors offering the fastest refresh rate and great color accuracy. A great choice for anyone who wants a balance of good colors and performance. Personally we prefer this 24.5-inch version for its larger pixel density, rather than the 27-Inch VG279QM.