Wednesday, May 23rd 2018

ASUS Intros ROG Swift PG27UQ Monitor with G-SYNC HDR

ASUS today introduced the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Swift PG27UQ, a 27-inch monitor with 4K Ultra HD resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels), a staggering 144 Hz refresh-rate, and support for NVIDIA G-Sync HDR. Under the hood is an IPS Quantum-Dot panel with DCI-P3 Color Gamut support, 4 ms response time, 178°/178° viewing angles, and 10-bpc (1.07 billion colors) support. 300-1000 cd/m² maximum brightness, and 20,000:1 static contrast ratio, make for the rest of the panel specifications.

The monitor features (and requires) DisplayPort 1.4 to sustain 4K @ 144 Hz with 10-bpc color. It also features HDMI 2.0. Also featured are GamePlus (OSD goodies), GameVisual (genre-specific display presets), a and 2-port USB 3.0 hub. The stand and the back-side of the display features RGB LED elements that can be controlled by Aura Sync RGB. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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15 Comments on ASUS Intros ROG Swift PG27UQ Monitor with G-SYNC HDR

#1
RH92
In case you wonder about the price : 2500€ here in France !

It almost makes the Acer one look dirty cheap :roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll:
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#2
Prima.Vera
Go for 21:9 people. You don't know what you are missing... ;)
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#3
TheLostSwede
Prima.Vera, post: 3845795, member: 98685"
Go for 21:9 people. You don't know what you are missing... ;)
A lot of vertical resolution?
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#4
Xzibit
Asus
Power Consumption 180W
As much as a GTX 1080 FE
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#5
buggalugs
Is this the first flat quantum dot monitor? It looks flat in the pictures.
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#6
Upgrayedd
I know in HDR 4:4:4 the max refresh is 98Hz. What is the max refresh without compression for 4:2:0 on DP 1.4?
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#7
Monstieur
Upgrayedd, post: 3845872, member: 148293"
I know in HDR 4:4:4 the max refresh is 98Hz. What is the max refresh without compression for 4:2:0 on DP 1.4?
HDR on or off doesn't require more bandwidth - the limitation is with 8-bit vs 10-bit colour. It should be able to do:
8-bit full range RGB at 144 Hz
8-bit limited range YCbCr444 at 144 Hz
10-bit limited range YCbCr422 at 144 Hz
10-bit limited range YCbBr444 at 98 Hz.

8-bit full range RGB is not equivalent to 8-bit limited range YCbCr444. YCbCr is always limited range which looks like crap at 8-bit. Limited range is a non-issue at 10-bit, but 4:2:2 makes the desktop unusable.
It does 144 Hz without compression (DSC) due to overclocking. 4:2:2 is not "compression".
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#8
stimpy88
Now this is a nice monitor, but priced crazy so only the top end money wasters can afford it... Shame. I would like a non nVidia version of this, with a lower price point.
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#9
Fx
These specs are what I have been waiting years for, but I can't see myself ever spending more than $1,000 for a <27" monitor. I don't care how good it is.

So next thought... how long do I have to wait for the price to come down to a practical range?
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#10
Franzen4Real
Prima.Vera, post: 3845795, member: 98685"
Go for 21:9 people. You don't know what you are missing... ;)
the 21:9 version of this monitor is PG35VQ, (though it is 1440p instead of 4k) --- and I will be making that leap.
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#11
RH92
Fx, post: 3846071, member: 61283"
These specs are what I have been waiting years for, but I can't see myself ever spending more than $1,000 for a <27" monitor. I don't care how good it is.

So next thought... how long do I have to wait for the price to come down to a practical range?
I would say probably in 3yrs you will find those kind of specs at 1K or even below that ......
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#12
B-Real
Samsung is updating firmwares of some of their 2018 TVs. The 65" version of the NU8000 costs 500$ less than this 27" G-Sync "wonder" while the 75" version costs 500$ more. No comment
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Xzibit
B-Real, post: 3846455, member: 170068"
Samsung is updating firmwares of some of their 2018 TVs. The 65" version of the NU8000 costs 500$ less than this 27" G-Sync "wonder" while the 75" version costs 500$ more. No comment
The new firmware introduces FreeSync support to some of their lineup. Its also just 1080p support at the moment. Aimed at consoles user as a added value to the TV.

Digital Trends
Although Samsung does sell FreeSync TVs, they are not something its entire range typically supports. As of firmware update 1103 though, it appears that more of its lineup than ever can now make use of it. According to Rtings, Samsung’s QLED Q6FN, Q7FN, Q8FN, Q9FN, and NU8000 all now support FreeSync technology. If you have your AMD graphics-equipped PC or an Xbox One S or X hooked up to one of those TVs, you should now be able to enjoy FreeSync.
To make use of the new FreeSync mode, you’ll need to head into the TV’s settings menu, followed by General, External Device Manager, Game Mode Settings and ultimately, select “FreeSync.” Set it to “On.” Options include “Ultimate,” which has a range of 48-120Hz, while “Basic,” supports 90-120Hz.
Gaming on your couch or bed watching a 55-65-75-82 inch screen on your X-Box is not bad,
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B-Real
Xzibit, post: 3846471, member: 105152"
The new firmware introduces FreeSync support to some of their lineup. Its also just 1080p support at the moment. Aimed at consoles user as a added value to the TV.



Gaming on your couch or bed watching a 55-65-75-82 inch screen on your X-Box is not bad,
And the later ones will get higher resolution. They need to start somewhere. And that's a big selling point.
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#15
Th3pwn3r
Fx, post: 3846071, member: 61283"
These specs are what I have been waiting years for, but I can't see myself ever spending more than $1,000 for a <27" monitor. I don't care how good it is.

So next thought... how long do I have to wait for the price to come down to a practical range?
By the time they reach a price you're willing to pay you'll likely be dead.

Xzibit, post: 3846471, member: 105152"
The new firmware introduces FreeSync support to some of their lineup. Its also just 1080p support at the moment. Aimed at consoles user as a added value to the TV.



Gaming on your couch or bed watching a 55-65-75-82 inch screen on your X-Box is not bad,
Playing Shadow Of War and Witcher3 on the couch with my lapboard was pretty awesome. Next time I get to play a game will be better with my recliner :)
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