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Written by Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
ASUS VG236H 120Hz LCD Monitor 3D-Vision Set
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: ASUS VG236H
ASUS VG236H Detailed Features
Testing and Results
NVIDIA 3D-Vision Effects
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

120Hz LCD Monitor Features

Features and speciications provided by ASUSTek Computers, Inc.

Get into 3D Action with NVIDIA 3D Vision
Enter an immersive 3-dimensional Full HD 1080p world of games and movies with the VG236H. Through the use of market-leading 3D technology and active shutter glasses, it instantly takes you into another dimension-transforming your gaming experience to 3D. There are hundreds of popular PC game titles currently compatible with the NVIDIA 3D Vision kit.

Gear-up of Multimedia Capability
Supporting embedded HDMI and YPbPr inputs, VG236H is capable to provide a variety of multimedia entertainment such as Blu-ray Disc players and gaming consoles.

120Hz Double-speed Refresh Rate
VG236H is able to double the refresh rate to 120Hz frames per second, which is twice faster than generic LCD monitors, delivering ultra-smooth 3D visuals.

Ultra-vivid Colors with Color Shine
Color Shine Technology improves image clarity and enriches color density and saturation. Together with 400 nits ultra-brightness, the VG236H produces clearer and more vibrant images in stereoscopic 3D effect.

2ms Response Time
2ms (GTG) response time eliminates ghosting and tracers for crisp and clear visuals.

Versatile Comfort with Ergonomic Design
The ergonomically-designed VG236H 3D monitor comes with swivel, tilt, and height adjustments for an ideal viewing position.

Splendid Video Intelligence Technology
The exclusive Splendid Video Intelligence Technology optimizes video performance and image fidelity by enhancing color, brightness, contrast, and sharpness. 5 preset video modes (Scenery, Theater, Game, Night View, and Standard) can be selected via a hotkey.

VG236H BK/2MS/NA Specifications

TFT-LCD Panel Panel Size: 23" (58.4cm) Wide Screen
Color Shine Technology
True Resolution: 1920X1080
Pixel Pitch: 0.265mm
Brightness(Max): 400 cd/?
Contrast Ratio (Max.): 100000 :1
Display Color: 16.7M
Viewing Angle (CR?10): 170°(H) /160°(V)
Response Time: 2 ms
Video Features Trace Free Technology
SPLENDID Video Preset Modes (5 modes)
Skin-Tone Selection (3 mode)
HDCP support
Color Temperature Selection(5 modes)
Convenient Hotkey SPLENDID Video Preset Mode Selection
Auto. Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Input Selection
Input / Output PC Input: Dual-link DVI-D (support NVIDIA 3D Vision)
Video Input: Component(YPbPr)/HDMI
AV Audio Input: HDMI
Signal Frequency

Digital Signal Frequency: 24~140 KHz(H)/ 50~122 Hz(V)
Analog Signal Frequency: 24~83 KHz(H)/ 50~85 Hz(V)
* Please note: analog and digital refresh rates specified at the ASUS website are reversed.

Power Consumption Power Consumption < 60 W
Power Saving Mode < 2 W
Mechanical Design Chassis Colors: Black
Tilt: +15°~-5°
Swivel: Yes
Height Adjustment
VESA Wall Mounting: 100x100mm
Security Kensington lock
Dimension (WxHxD mm) Phys. Dimension(WxHxD): 550.2x419.5x250mm
Box Dimension(WxHxD): 625x483x232mm
Weight Net Weight (Esti.): 7.0 kg
Gross Weight (Esti.): 11.1 kg
Accessory Dual-link DVI cable
Power cord
Quick start guide
warranty card
Nvidia 3D Vision Kit
Regulation Approval Energy Star, UL/cUL, CB, CE, FCC, CCC, BSMI, Gost-R, C-Tick, VCCI, J-MOSS, PSB, RoHS, WEEE, Windows Vista & Windows 7 WHQL



# RE: ASUS VG236H 120Hz LCD Monitor 3D-Vision SetServando Silva 2010-10-11 21:11
3D Vision makes a huge impact on GPU performance. Even with GTX480 SLI, those gamess were not playable anymore. Needless to say 3D Surround got things worse.
Watching your results, I'd rather go for 2d Surround (3 monitors) instead of going for a single monitor with 3d support. I think the gaming experience gets deeper with 3 monitors than with 3d glasses, but again, that's just my thoughts.
Thanks for the article!
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# RE: RE: ASUS VG236H 120Hz LCD Monitor 3D-Vision SetOlin Coles 2010-10-11 21:13
Why wouldn't those games be playable? We tested with extreme settings to show the maximum impact, but even with those settings the games all played just fine.
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# RE: ASUS VG236H 120Hz LCD Monitor 3D-Vision SetServando Silva 2010-10-11 21:22
At 30 FPS? Ok, I know 30 FPS is the limit between playable and start getting some lag, but those are average results, right? How about minimum frame rates?
Also, those games aren't that demanding (AVP and Mafia II) compared to Crysis or Metro 2033. Have you tried 2D/3D surround with other games?
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# ASUS VG236H 120Hz LCD Monitor 3D-Vision SetDuracellmumus 2010-10-12 01:22
The monitor capable [email protected]*1920...that's fine.

This games are playable(+60Fps) when came out the next-next generation Card's.

30Fps is realy LOW, when U want to do some easy Head Shot:)
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# RE: ASUS VG236H 120Hz LCD Monitor 3D-Vision Setaberkae 2010-10-21 10:55
Does anyone know when the 27 inch asus 3d lcd will be out?
FYI sells the 23 inch asus 3d lcd with Nvidia's 3d kit for $450! (I love bargain shopping)
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# Still not worth playingentr0py 2010-11-02 14:46
Why exclusively test games with terrible to mediocre reviews? It's not like any of them even run on engines likely to be used in upcoming games that look any good.
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# RE: Still not worth playingOlin Coles 2010-11-02 14:52
You seem to be basing this on your own personal opinion, and not solid research or citation. I already know you're wrong about the game engines, because the Capcom MT engine (Lost Planet 2) is widely used in several games and the same is true for the Asura game engine in AvP. The game engine in Mafia II is brand new, so you can't go and say it won't be used again elsewhere.
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# RE: ASUS VG236H 120Hz LCD Monitor 3D-Vision SetReticuli 2012-09-18 22:49
They didn't need the HDMI input and when are you going to use the component inputs? No VGA input? Asus just told me to buy a VGA to DVI adapter. I'm pretty sure that's incorrect.
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