Monday, May 27th 2019

ASUS Announces Mini-LED Powered ROG Swift PG27UQX G-Sync Ultimate Monitor

ASUS in partnership with NVIDIA announced at COMPUTEX 2019 their first Mini-LED powered PC monitor, which promises to bring the dimming zone game up to an unprecedented level - at least, on IPS technology. The usage of Mini-LED as lighting source for the ROG Swift PG27UQX means that there are many more areas that can be dimmed and brightened according to the displayed content: 576 of them, really, with each being comprised of mini LEDs that are a mere 200-300 micrometers in size.

The ROG Swift PG27UQX features a 27" panel with HDR support (HDR 1000 certification with up to 1,000 nits brightness). It's overclockable to a 144 Hz refresh rate, and color-wise offers DCI-P3 97% and Adobe RGB with quantum-dot technology for 99% coverage. ASUS says that the local dimming capabilities also allow for lower energy consumption (which does make sense). Connector-wise, we're looking at DisplayPort v1.4, HDMI (v2.0), 3x USB 3.0 and 1x 3.5 mm earphone jack. Being a G-Sync Ultimate panel, it features NVIDIA's latest G-Sync processor, which should bringing pricing to even higher levels than you are already expecting.
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14 Comments on ASUS Announces Mini-LED Powered ROG Swift PG27UQX G-Sync Ultimate Monitor

#1
ZoneDymo
mini-leds, what non sense, can we just move on properly to something either much better or just make it all a lot cheaper.
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#2
Metroid
I wonder what is better, hdr 1000+ nits or motion blur reduction.
Why are we bringing it into the mainstream? Why not bring it into the top and then trickle it down?

“Couple of reasons for that. One, mainstream panels are going to benefit a lot more from this type of technology. High-end panels don’t often suffer from that much motion blur or ghosting anyway, so, it’s not really going to have that much benefit from ELMB-Sync. The other reason is that our high-end panels are all focused on HDR. 1000 nits. For these types of panel, you need to have maximum brightness available, at a split seconds’ notice. If you’re strobing the backlight, that won’t work at all… [ELMB-Sync and HDR] are basically incompatible. This feature makes way more sense as a mainstream feature.”
https://www.trustedreviews.com/news/tuf-gaming-vg-monitors-elmb-sync-3799337?utm_source=keystone&utm_medium=keystone_core_reviews_rss&utm_campaign=trusted+reviews

ZoneDymo, post: 4055327, member: 66089"
mini-leds, what non sense, can we just move on properly to something either much better or just make it all a lot cheaper.
Like always, new tech, new ways to take your arm and legs from you. I like the initiative though. Mini leds is the next best thing if we take into account oled burn in issue.
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#3
Prince Valiant
Why do they continue to produce 4k/144hz monitors with HDMI 2.0?
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#4
lynx29
Prince Valiant, post: 4055382, member: 170024"
Why do they continue to produce 4k/144hz monitors with HDMI 2.0?
because DP 1.4 works fine.

If this monitor could be $899 2-3 years from now, I might consider one and a rtx 3080 ti or 4080 ti. that is my end game but its def not going to happen like that, probably more like 4 years away.
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Prince Valiant
lynx29, post: 4055395, member: 153071"
because DP 1.4 works fine.

If this monitor could be $899 2-3 years from now, I might consider one and a rtx 3080 ti or 4080 ti. that is my end game but its def not going to happen like that, probably more like 4 years away.
It works but neither DP1.4 nor HDMI 2.0 have enough bandwidth to handle 4K/144hz losslessly. For what I assume is going to be another premium product it's disappointing at best.
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#6
lynx29
Prince Valiant, post: 4055408, member: 170024"
It works but neither DP1.4 nor HDMI 2.0 have enough bandwidth to handle 4K/144hz losslessly. For what I assume is going to be another premium product it's disappointing at best.
I don't think any products have HDMI 2.1 yet, so maybe its just not ready for mass production yet?
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#7
SystemMechanic
I think this version is a huge stepup from the original and will be much closer to OLED. Instead of 384 LED's in 384 zones this one has 2,300 LED's in 576 zones...….
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#8
Ravenmaster
lynx29, post: 4055465, member: 153071"
I don't think any products have HDMI 2.1 yet, so maybe its just not ready for mass production yet?
Yeah it is but only LG paid for the rights to use it in their products (its in their new 2019 OLEDs). The other companies just can't be arsed shelling out for HDMI 2.1 so they just keep peddling HDMI 2.0 instead. Displayport 1.4 is open source so they don't have to pay to implement it into their SoC and it does the same as what HDMI 2.1 can.
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lynx29
Ravenmaster, post: 4055508, member: 180251"
Yeah it is but only LG paid for the rights to use it in their products (its in their new 2019 OLEDs). The other companies just can't be arsed shelling out for HDMI 2.1 so they just keep peddling HDMI 2.0 instead. Displayport 1.4 is open source so they don't have to pay to implement it into their SoC and it does the same as what HDMI 2.1 can.
Thank you for the clarification, I did not know any of that.
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Prince Valiant
Ravenmaster, post: 4055508, member: 180251"
Yeah it is but only LG paid for the rights to use it in their products (its in their new 2019 OLEDs). The other companies just can't be arsed shelling out for HDMI 2.1 so they just keep peddling HDMI 2.0 instead. Displayport 1.4 is open source so they don't have to pay to implement it into their SoC and it does the same as what HDMI 2.1 can.
Thank you for this, I had been wondering about it and couldn't find anything out.
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#11
medi01
Hm, it sounds like something that Micro-LED was supposed to bring to the market.

Curious why they bother putting GSnc chip inside, given they have own motion blur reduction tech.
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#13
Teiji
Damn, where are those 32' 4k 144Hz IPS Gsync monitors at? Been waiting forever....
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#14
lynx29
Teiji, post: 4055912, member: 104694"
Damn, where are those 32' 4k 144Hz IPS Gsync monitors at? Been waiting forever....
they are milking the markets, having trouble of getting rid of old inventory, etc.
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