ASRock has announced its first gaming monitors in the form of the Phantom Gaming PG34WQ15R2B (~$429) and PG27FF1A (~$189). Both displays feature a 165 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms (MPRT) response time, as well as HDR, Flicker-free, and AMD FreeSync Premium technologies. The PG34WQ15R2B also happens to be the world’s first-ever gaming monitor with built-in Wi-Fi antennas.

“Our goal is to create gaming lineups across the board,” said Chris Lee, Vice President of ASRock motherboard & gaming monitor business unit. “We are ecstatic to announce Phantom Gaming monitor, committed to making high-performance and reliable products to gamers.”

Image: ASRock

From an ASRock press release:

The leading global motherboard, graphics card, and small form factor PC manufacturer, ASRock, announces entering the gaming monitor market with the Phantom Gaming range for gamers completing the gaming solution. ASRock’s new Phantom Gaming monitors, including PG34WQ15R2B and PG27FF1A are designed for the FPS, RCG, and other fast-paced games.

ASRock Phantom Gaming monitors, PG34WQ15R2B and PG27FF1A, will be based on 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms (MPRT) response time, which means gamers can be one step ahead of opponents during gameplay. Furthermore, Phantom Gaming monitor offers highly competent functions such as HDR, Flicker-free, and FreeSync Premium technologies, allowing gamers to enjoy incredible gaming experience.

Phantom Gaming PG34WQ15R2B is the world’s first-ever gaming monitor equipped with built-in Wi-Fi antennas. The design of Integrated Wi-Fi Antenna inherits the Phantom Gaming sprits: “Fast, Mysterious, and Unbeatable”. By connecting the built-in Wi-Fi antennas to PC, the Wi-Fi signal won’t be masked by the desk. Moreover, the antenna offers 7dBi peak gain that improves PC’s Wi-Fi signal and helps gamers to enjoy fluid gameplay without latency.

The ergonomic-designed stands aim for die hard gamers and enthusiasts that giving users more flexibility to find an optimal viewing position, including tilt, height, and swivel adjustments. The input option comes with one DisplayPort that supports up to 165Hz refresh rate, and the two additional HDMI 2.0 ports are available for secondary displays and compatible consoles.

ASRock steps into the gaming monitor era for Phantom Gaming fans, and it is a serious decision. Phantom Gaming Monitors perfectly achieves the philosophy of Phantom Gaming brand. It is dedicated to developing the monitors combine the necessity of performance, quality, stability, compatibility and durability with the unique design.

Go to thread

Don’t Miss Out on More FPS Review Content!

Our weekly newsletter includes a recap of our reviews and a run down of the most popular tech news that we published.

10 comments

  1. Because it's just a rebranded tv with pc connections that can stream content.
    Makes sense.

    There is a shrinking distinction between monitors and TV's these days.

    Heck, I used a TV (48" Samsung JS9000) as my primary monitor for 4.5 years...
  2. Phantom Gaming PG34WQ15R2B is the world’s first-ever gaming monitor equipped with built-in Wi-Fi antennas. The design of Integrated Wi-Fi Antenna inherits the Phantom Gaming sprits: “Fast, Mysterious, and Unbeatable”. By connecting the built-in Wi-Fi antennas to PC, the Wi-Fi signal won’t be masked by the desk. Moreover, the antenna offers 7dBi peak gain that improves PC’s Wi-Fi signal and helps gamers to enjoy fluid gameplay without latency.
    I'm just thankful for the intuitive model-numbering scheme that tells me exactly what I'm getting: PG34WQ15R2B is self-explanatory.
  3. Makes sense.
    Hah.

    Well, it makes sense as to why it exists, I suppose.

    It still makes no sense as to why a monitor, hooked up to a PC, needs smart apps.

    I can almost buy off on a TV having this stuff - without an OTA signal being a sure assumption, it gives someone who buys a TV a way to consume content without needing anything from a third party. Granted, those third party devices are almost invariably superior - but at least you can open up the box and use the device.

    Monitors -- well, they never had that association. They have always been to use with another device - a computer, console, something. So ... why would it have any smart features at all?

    I mean, yeah, I know exactly what Grimlakin is saying, and he's almost certainly correct - there isn't a lot of distinction between a TV and monitor any more. But for WiFi to be a marketing point on a monitor -- your marketing department is really scraping the bottom of the barrel there. There is only 1 condition I can think of where it might even remotely be useful -- which would be using it for signage without needing a head unit of some sort. But I doubt this will do that... it's probably just the same old "smart" stuff from Samsung or LG or TCL- whomever they are rebranding it from.

    **edit**
    read Tempest's quote - who actually read the article.

    It's not a smart device. It just has a USB WiFI AP built into it. Probably no different than the $10 TP-Link USB dongles. What a value add.
  4. Phantom Gaming PG34WQ15R2B is the world’s first-ever gaming monitor equipped with built-in Wi-Fi antennas. The design of Integrated Wi-Fi Antenna inherits the Phantom Gaming sprits: “Fast, Mysterious, and Unbeatable”. By connecting the built-in Wi-Fi antennas to PC, the Wi-Fi signal won’t be masked by the desk. Moreover, the antenna offers 7dBi peak gain that improves PC’s Wi-Fi signal and helps gamers to enjoy fluid gameplay without latency.
    Meh,

    IMHO WiFi belongs nowhere near a desktop anyway, but I guess to each their own.

    I'm just thankful for the intuitive model-numbering scheme that tells me exactly what I'm getting: PG34WQ15R2B is self-explanatory.

    1663274094429.png
  5. Meh,

    IMHO WiFi belongs nowhere near a desktop anyway, but I guess to each their own.
    Heck, I don't want to buy the thing. :) All my desktops are wired. I was just quoting the part that talks about improving the PC’s Wi-Fi signal because it wasn't obvious from the title.
  6. I'm just thankful for the intuitive model-numbering scheme that tells me exactly what I'm getting: PG34WQ15R2B is self-explanatory.

    Phantom Gaming (PG) 34" (34) Wide Quad HD (WQ) 1500R (15R) 2022 (2) Black (B).

    Honestly, it's miles better than Acer.
  7. Phantom Gaming (PG) 34" (34) Wide Quad HD (WQ) 1500R (15R) 2022 (2) Black (B).

    Honestly, it's miles better than Acer.
    Are you trying to tell me that the typical buyer couldn't instantly deduce the specifications of Acer's X34 SBMIIIPHZX without clicking on the link?

Leave a comment

Please log in to your forum account to comment