Asus ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD 144Hz gaming monitor now available

The Asus ROG Swift PG49WCD, recognized as the best OLED gaming monitor since its debut at the 2023 Computex trade fair, has recently been bestowed with an official product page, unveiling additional details. Let’s delve into the comprehensive features of this 49-inch, 144Hz gaming monitor.

Asus ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD 144Hz gaming monitor

The Asus PG49WCD boasts a QD-OLED design, featuring DQHD resolution (5120 x 1440 pixels, 32:9 aspect ratio), a 144Hz refresh rate, 1800 R curvature, and DisplayHDR True Black 400. Highlighting its capabilities, the monitor achieves a peak brightness of 1000 cd/m² (at 3 percent APL in HDR), a 10-bit color depth, an impressive 0.03 ms response time (gray to gray), and a contrast ratio of 1,500,000:1. Additionally, the monitor promises 99 percent DCI-P3 coverage and a Delta-E value less than 2.

To combat unsightly image tearing during gaming, the PG49WCD employs both FreeSync Premium Pro and G-Sync-compatible Adaptive Sync. The GamePlus functionality offers features like an FPS display and crosshair overlays, accompanied by a black stabilizer. The QD-OLED panel ensures effective cooling with a custom heatsink and a thermal conductive layer, eliminating the need for a fan.

In terms of connectivity, the monitor includes an HDMI 2.1 input, a DisplayPort 1.4 (DSC), a USB 3.2 hub (Gen 1), a USB 2.0 hub, S/PDIF, a headphone output, and USB-C with DisplayPort Alternate mode and 90-watt PD. A KVM switch is also integrated for added convenience. Ergonomic features include tilt, rotation, height adjustment, VESA mounting (100 x 100 mm), and blue light filtering.

The Asus ROG Swift PG49WCD, with a weight of 8.5 kg excluding the stand, incorporates a uniform brightness function to maintain consistent brightness levels (at the expense of peak brightness).

Price and availability

Available for purchase on, the Asus ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD 144Hz gaming monitor is priced at $1,299.

Updated on December 15, 2023: Asus ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD is now also listed on for £1,809.

Updated on January 31, 2024: Asus PG49WCD is now available on for $1,299.99.

Asus PG49WCD specifications

Asus ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD 144Hz gaming monitor
  • Display: 49-inch OLED panel, Anti-Reflection
  • Curvature: 1800R
  • Aspect Ratio: 32:9
  • Resolution: 5120 x 1440 (DQHD)
  • Display Viewing Area (HxV): 1,196.7(H) x 339.2(V)
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.233mm
  • Brightness: 250cd/㎡ (Typ.) / 1,000 cd/㎡ (HDR, Peak)
  • Contrast Ratio: 1,500,000:1 (Typ.) / 100,000,000:1 (HDR, Max)
  • Viewing Angle (CR≧10): 178°/ 178°
  • Response Time: 0.03ms (GTG)
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  • Display Colors: 1073.7M (10 bit)
  • Features: Flicker-free, Color Accuracy (△E< 2), GamePlus, Low Blue Light, HDCP 2.2, Game Visual, VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black, FreeSync Premium Pro, G-SYNC Compatible, Shadow Boost, DisplayWidget Center, PIP/PBP, KVM Switch, Aura Sync Lighting effect, Kensington Lock
  • Ports: DisplayPort 1.4 DSC x 1, HDMI (v2.1) x 1, USB-C x 1 (DP Alt Mode), Earphone jack, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 2x USB 2.0 Type-A
  • Stand: Tilt (+20° ~ -5°), Swivel (+15° ~ -15°), Height Adj. (100mm)
  • VESA Mount: 100 x 100mm
  • Dimensions: 119.64 x 37.17 x 15.54 cm
  • Weight: 11.7 kg / 25.79 lbs (with stand)

Samsung has also entered the OLED gaming monitor arena with its G93SC Odyssey OLED G9. Boasting a 49-inch OLED panel, 1,800R curvature, 32:9 aspect ratio, 5,120 x 1,440-pixel resolution, and a high 240Hz refresh rate, this gaming monitor is now available for purchase at a competitive price of $1,560, following its initial announcement in July.

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