ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q G-SYNC Gaming Monitor: IPS At 165Hz

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ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q Color And Controls

ASUS provides an extensive set of controls in the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q's OSD, so users can fine tune and optimize on-screen images to their liking. There are multiple color temperature options available, multiple blue-light filter modes, game visual modes, as well as typical brightness and contrast controls, and controls for the base's integrated lighting and features like ULMB (ultra low motion blur).
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    To its credit, ASUS employed physical buttons and a joystick with the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q, which is our preferred solution. Many monitor makers have used touch-sensitive buttons that don't always register properly when touched.  They may look good, but having to tap a touch-sensitive button multiple times, hoping that it'll eventually register properly is quite frustrating. The physical buttons and joystick on the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q make navigating the on-screen menus and changing the various options available quick and easy.
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    Navigating into and around the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q's OSD straightforward thanks to the mostly plain-English labeling. Should you want to tweak something on the display, you'll most likely be able to fine the necessary setting in a just a few seconds. It helps that the buttons themselves are nice and sturdy and that the OSD itself is very responsive.
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    Menus and Options

    Sample Test Screens
    For part of our testing of the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q, we used the Lagom LCD monitor test pages found at The Lagom LCD monitor test pages provide specific images and patterns to help a user assess a monitor's saturation, banding, sharpness, uniformity and more.

    Our testing showed that contrast on the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q was excellent. The display is rich and sharp (thanks it its relatively high resolution and pixel density) and it also offered very good black levels. The white level performance of ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q was also strong.  Banding was a non-issue and the monitor showed very slight, minimal signs of pixel walk when viewed up close. There was some minor backlight bleed visible when viewing black screens in the dark, especially in the lower corners, but it was not noticeable during real-world use.

    We also did some testing with the patterns / tools available at Techmind, and found that tests like the pixel dot inversion test did not result in color shifts when moving windows across the display (with some monitors, the grey turns to green). The various tests available all seemed to produced the intended / desired result.

    Though it's not quite on par with some of the professional IPS displays we've evaluated in the past, the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q's on-screen images look great. This monitor is a CLEAR step up over the original ROG SWIFT from last year, and over other TN panels as well.

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