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Asus grabbed 40% of the gaming monitor market in 2015

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Asus has released some fantastic monitors in its time and it seems that many people agree as according to a report, the company currently holds a massive 40 percent of the gaming monitor market worldwide.

This information comes from an unnamed supply chain source speaking with DigiTimes. The source estimates that in 2015, worldwide monitor shipments reached 800,000 units if not more, with Asus accounting for 40 percent of that number with strong sales in the US, Europe and Taiwan.
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A lot of this could be down to the strong ROG Swift line of monitors. The original ROG Swift 1440p/144Hz monitor launched back in 2014 to positive reviews and went on to be very popular amongst gaming enthusiasts. At the end of 2015, Asus went on to expand the line, with three new ROG Swift monitors.

Right now, alongside the original ROG Swift PG278Q 144Hz panel, Asus has also launched the Asus PG279Q, a 2560×1440 IPS panel running at 165Hz with G-Sync technology and the Asus ROG Swift PG278Q, a 4K IPS panel with G-Sync. There is also an ROG Swift 34″ ultra-wide offering on the way, with a 3440×1440 IPS panel running at 100Hz. While the 1440p and 4K panels are already available, the ultra-wide is currently up for pre-order at Overclockers UK and should be available during Q1.

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What is considered a gaming monitor? Also who are the other players? BenQ and Acer?
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This needs to get moved to Rumors.

As the "source" is an "unnamed source" from a supply chain vendor, and they aren't setting metrics for what a "Gaming" display is. What the Hell is a "gaming" display? Displays with VRR? Displays with sub 4ms response?

KG going for them clickbaits.
    
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After a little digging, this has been moved to rumors.

While I see it as plausible, without an actual source we cant exactly consider it factual reporting. redface.gif
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Gaming I would say 120Hz or VRR.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

Gaming I would say 120Hz or VRR.

But there are plenty of good sub-120hz "gaming" monitors.


I wonder if that figure includes Asus's popular 1080p60 monitors. Just eyeballing Newegg reviews, that appears to make up the bulk of monitors sold there.
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For the record, I wouldn't be surprised if this was true, Asus kicked ass this last year. Just don't have the source to back it!

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Gaming I would say 120Hz or VRR.

Hmm...I would imagine they are thinking 120 Hz displays, VRR is just a bonus but not a factor in the label.
    
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Ugh.
Are the millions of monitors used for playing games not considered gaming monitors? Does having a refresh rate >60Hz instantly qualify a monitor as 'gaming'?
What about a red/black color scheme? If you put it on a motherboard, BOOM, gaming motherboard.
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Ugh.
Are the millions of monitors used for playing games not considered gaming monitors? Does having a refresh rate >60Hz instantly qualify a monitor as 'gaming'?
What about a red/black color scheme? If you put it on a motherboard, BOOM, gaming motherboard.

Your forgetting leds. Need lots of leds!
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How about remove the gaming tag from the monitor? Just monitor in general

how many market share now then?
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