Monday, January 6th 2014

ASUS Announces ROG SWIFT PG278Q G-SYNC Gaming Monitor

ASUS today announced the ROG SWIFT PG278Q. The SWIFT PG278Q features a 27-inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, fast 120+ Hz refresh rate, 1 ms response time, full range ergonomic adjustments, ASUS GamePlus and NVIDIA G-SYNC technologies that are designed to deliver the ultimate gaming experience.

Experience Immersive Gaming and Outstanding Visuals
Say goodbye to motion blur and lag with 120+ Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response times for a competitive advantage in all your games thanks to smoother gameplay and on-screen responsiveness. The ROG SWIFT PG278Q also features GamePlus, an exclusive ASUS feature.

GamePlus is an OSD overlay that enables crosshair and timer functions to be displayed on the monitor. Gamers can select from four different crosshair types to suit the gaming environment, while the timer function allows players to track elapsed time in real-time strategy games. These tools allow gamers to practice and improve their gaming skills.

The ROG SWIFT PG278Q provides an array of options that include DisplayPort 1.2 for native WQHD output, dual USB 3.0 ports, VESA wall mount capability and a versatile stand with full tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment for an ideal viewing position while playing the latest game title.

The smart cable management feature rids your desktop of tangled wires, while the super narrow 6 mm bezel ensures the ROG SWIFT PG278Q is an ideal choice for seamless multi-display gaming setups. Another nod to gamers and improving the user experience is a 5-way joystick that allows the user to easily navigate the OSD and make quick monitor adjustments.

The World's First and Fastest WQHD Monitor powered by NVIDIA G-SYNC
The ROG SWIFT PG278Q is also the world's first WQHD monitor powered by NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. NVIDIA G-SYNC, a breakthrough in display technology, synchronizes the display's refresh rates to the GPU. The ROG SWIFT PG278Q eliminates screen tearing, minimizes stutter and input lag to deliver the smoothest gaming experience possible. With G-SYNC technology objects look sharper and more vibrant, while gameplay is more fluid and responsive.

SPECIFICATIONS
ROG SWIFT PG278Q
  • Display: 27-inch WQHD 2560 x 1440 (16:9)
  • Narrow 6 mm bezel designed for multi-monitor setups
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.233 mm
  • Brightness: 350 cd/m²
  • Display Colors: 16.7M
  • Refresh Rate: Over 120 Hz
  • Response Time: 1 ms (GTG)
  • Connectivity: 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 2 x USB 3.0 ports
  • Stand Adjustments: tilt (+20° ~ -5°), swivel (+60° ~ -60°), pivot (90° clockwise), height adjustment (0 ~ 120 mm)
  • VESA-wall mountable (100 x 100 mm)
  • Special ASUS Features: GamePlus and 5-way joystick OSD navigation
AVAILABILITY
Pricing: $799 USD
Availability: Beginning Q2 (Asian Pacific, European and North America markets)
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30 Comments on ASUS Announces ROG SWIFT PG278Q G-SYNC Gaming Monitor

#1
Kronvict
The debate about TN vs IPS/PLS will go on for a good while but at the end of the day its all about personal preference. I currently use a Dell U2713HM but will get the PG278Q because its everything i have been wanting in a monitor especially since i play alot of FPSs and want that smooth 120hz gameplay at 1440p. I don't wanna deal with overclocking korean panels as well. That's just my preference.
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Slizzo
by: Kronvict
The debate about TN vs IPS/PLS will go on for a good while but at the end of the day its all about personal preference. I currently use a Dell U2713HM but will get the PG278Q because its everything i have been wanting in a monitor especially since i play alot of FPSs and want that smooth 120hz gameplay at 1440p. I don't wanna deal with overclocking korean panels as well. That's just my preference.
Just want to say there isn't much to "deal with" when overclocking a Korean panel. Set a refresh rate in a custom resolution, and see if it works. I was able to do 120Hz for a week on my PLS, but had to pop it down to 96Hz because the monitor was producing artifacts at 120Hz.
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Kronvict
What i meant in "Deal with" was not only the actual overclocking itself but I'd rather deal with color shift than possible severe backlight bleed, dead pixels and questionable build quality with a korean panel. I would rather have a guaranteed 120hz+ without any loss of visual quality or artifacting usually entailed with ocing these korean panels.
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#4
Asmodian
I will probably buy this monitor but I will curse it being TN too. :(

I have 3x ~120Hz Korean 2560x1440 IPS monitors now but they do have their own issues. :p
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#5
redeye
i have the asus vg278h (the previous 27" 120hz gaming monitor 1080p) the panel is TN, but it is high quality...
i don't notice disadvantages of the TN panel on the 278h... (meaning i don't notice the brightness changing with a minor change in head position, that cheap/standard TN panels have)
maybe it is because the panel is 27" and the resolution is 1080p so that the pixel are big, thus the brightness does not change as much...
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