ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ Final Analysis
To the point, the ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ delivers everything we have been waiting for in a monitor. In doing so, it addresses the shortcomings and compromises that come with owning a 4K display, namely having to settle for a lower refresh rate. You don't have to do that here, whether you choose to run at the monitor's overclocked 144Hz refresh rate or native 120Hz setting. Either way, it's a big upgrade over most other 4K displays.
Naturally there are caveats when traversing to the bleeding edge where this monitor resides. The biggest one with the ROG Swift PG27UQ is its price. At a $1,999.99 MSRP, this monitor costs more than most people's entire PC. Then again, if you think about it, your monitor is probably on the list of top three or four components that affect your entire computing and gaming experience the most. On top of that, you really need a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to take advantage of what this monitor can do, and even then you're not going to be pushing 144 frames per second all the time, or even most of the time. Chalk it up to the cost of progress.
We're not overly critical of the performance requirements—the hardware will eventually catch up, potentially with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 11 series. On top of that, you don't need to run at 144Hz for games to look great on this monitor. But it's there if and when you're able to take advantage of it.
In the meantime, there is not a better monitor for gaming on the market right now, in terms of image quality, features and capabilities. If you have the money and a beefy PC, the ROG Swift PG27UQ will simply blow away whatever monitor you're currently using.