Monday, May 27th 2019

ASUS at Computex 2019: TUF Gaming VG27AQ Monitor, ROG STRIX 650 W Gold Power Supply

ASUS at Computex 2019 showcased a myriad of products - as is usual, for one of the foremost PC hardware manufacturers. This news piece breaks down two of these products: the TUF Gaming VG27AQ monitor and the ROG STRIX 650 W Gold power supply. Starting with that which allows you to see, the TUF Gaming VG27AQ monitor features both ULMB and Adaptive Sync support (in the form of AMD's FreeSync and NVIDIA's G-Sync). Dubbed ELMB, the new feature allows the monitor to keep its Active Sync features active for super smooth gameplay, whilst enabling motion blur reduction - usually, a choice between the two technologies has to be made.

The 27" screen offers an IPS panel with a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, 1 ms response time and maximum 155 Hz refresh rate (Adaptive Sync works between the 40-155 Hz interval) over a DisplayPort connection (144 Hz max over HDMI). A maximum brightness of 350 cd/m² doesn't win any serious accolades, but is more than enough for gaming scenarios. Connectors stand at 2x HDMI 1.4 ports, 1x DisplayPort 1.2, and 2x USB 3.0 ports.
The ROG STRIX 650 W Gold is a much more straightforward announcement: it's a power supply unit with ASUS' ROG logo. It features a total power output of 650 W with "high quality MOSFETs" and Japanese capacitors, which allow it to achieve the 80 plus Gold certification badge. There's Strix branding all over the power supply, which features a ROG backlit logo, and ASUS also speaks about customization possibilities. Special attention is given by ASUS to its "ROG heatsinks", which according to the company, allow for lower operating temperatures.
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2 Comments on ASUS at Computex 2019: TUF Gaming VG27AQ Monitor, ROG STRIX 650 W Gold Power Supply

I'm the only one
Odd markings on PSU for connectors, they're not very neat, the bottom row markings look odd.
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Give me that ULMB+FreeSync tech in a 24-25" 144hz 1080p panel Asus!
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