There are a lot of exciting emerging technologies right now, and while Nvidia and AMD are likely to be arguing over G-Sync and Free-Sync for some time yet, ASUS has unveiled a 1440P capable monitor, in 27″ glory. The G-Sync technology (and AMD’s Free-Sync) aim to reduce, if not eliminate both screen tearing and stutter, which are caused by either no V-Sync, or having it enabled. For more on this, head over to this article.
With PC graphics cards becoming more powerful, it stands to reason that monitors above the 24″ mark should ideally support resolutions higher than 1080P. Thus ASUS step in to save the day with the Asus RoG Swift PG278Q, retailing $799. With a resolution of 2560×1440, and a 1ms grey to grey response time, and even a joystick OSD control. You’ll also get full ergonomic control, ASUS GamePlus. What more could you possibly want in a monitor?
ASUS are planning to unveil a wide variety of G-Sync monitors, but for right now the PG278Q will remain the flag ship product. At a rather beautiful 120HZ display, when combined with the G-Sync technology, providing you’ve a good enough card to drive its high resolution, you should be in for a visual and lag free treat.
Experience Immersive Gaming and Outstanding Visuals
Say goodbye to motion blur and lag with 120+ Hz refresh rate and 1ms 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 titles.
The smart cable management feature rids your desktop of tangled wires, while the super narrow 6mm 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.
ROG SWIFT PG278Q Specs
• Display: 27-inch WQHD 2560 × 1440 (16:9)
• Narrow 6mm bezel designed for multi-monitor setups
• Pixel Pitch: 0.233mm
• Brightness: 350cd/m²
• Display Colors: 16.7M
• Refresh Rate: Over 120 Hz
• Response Time: 1ms (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 ~ 120mm)
• VESA-wall mountable (100 × 100mm)
• Special ASUS Features: GamePlus and 5-way joystick OSD navigation
I’ll grant you, it’s possible that many gamers’ will still happily continue on with their current monitor for now, particularly if you’re more interested in large screen (30″+) gaming. But for those PC owners who are looking for a new monitor, the PG278Q could we be a perfect display.