Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 144hz 1ms 1440p G-Sync Monitor

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nfs3freak Posted: Tue, Jul 8 2014 1:48 PM

 

I was previously excited for this monitor until they kept delaying it due to panel and frequency issues. 

http://rog.asus.com/331952014/gaming-monitors/video-rog-swift-pg278q-g-sync-gaming-monitor-hands-on-with-bf4/ 

Although it's a TN panel, this G-Sync monitor it will sport the following 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:  144 Hz
  • Response Time: 1ms (GTG)
  • Connectivity: 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 2 x USB 3.0 ports
  • VESA-wall mountable (100 × 100mm)
  • Special ASUS Features: GamePlus and 5-way joystick OSD navigation

    This has already been reviewed by several sites and looks like it's a pretty sweet monitor:

    http://www.kitguru.net/peripherals/monitors/zardon/asus-rog-swift-pg278q-144hz-g-sync-monitor-w-gtx-780ti-rog-matrix/ 
    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/gpu_displays/asus_rog_pg278q_swift_g-sync_monitor_review/1

    It's also available (finally) for preorder from a few sites:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/27-asus-pg278q-rog-swift-monitor-g-sync-144hz-whqd-displayport-2560x1440-350-cd-m2-1ms-2xusb-30-port
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-070-AS

    I already bought the ASUS VG248QE with a G-Sync module installed by Overlord Computers so I don't think I'll be buying this monitor. It's also a steep USD $799 price tag.
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    I'm pretty excited about this monitor. It's a g-sync monitor and although its a TN panel we need to remember it's 8 bit, which means the color and accuracy will be better than most. The response time is awesome too. Like this article says, the price might be a killer to it though. It's ranked pretty high on sites like this http://toptengamer.squidoo.com/top-g-sync-monitors

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    nfs3freak replied on Thu, Jul 17 2014 4:52 PM

    The price is the killer for me. Since I already have a 24inch Asus GSync monitor, I'm good for a long while. I have a 27 inch IPS Monitor that's overclocked to 110hz. I can't game on it though so my GSync does the trick.

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    Tom replied on Fri, Aug 1 2014 4:41 PM

    Awesome technology. But it's too expensive ATM. I'm waiting for the price to drop and for their official release before I get one of these bad boys.

    PC gaming FTW! Can't wait for The Witcher 3.

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    Absolutely agree. A 27 inch monitor that isn't IPS and it's 800 bucks? That's a bit excessive. We need more G-Sync monitors on the market to bring reasonable prices for competition.

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