Asus Reveals Limited Edition Ares III Card, G-SYNC Monitor

On Tuesday, in addition to revealing motherboards and gaming PCs, Asus Republic of Gamers also unveiled a new water-cooled gaming graphics card and the ROG Swift PG278Q gaming monitor. The graphics card is a limited edition, while the monitor sports Nvidia's G-SYNC technology.

According to the company, the new Ares III is the world's fastest gaming graphics card, and because it's a limited edition, only 500 units will be made. The Radeon Hawaii XT GPUs are "hand-picked" and water-cooled, thus providing up to a 25 percent cooler performance when compared to the reference R9 295X designs. The card has 8 GB of GDDR5 memory and a custom-designed EK water block and ROG design details.

In addition to the card, the company is showcasing the Swift PG278Q gaming monitor. Asus ROG indicates that this will be the world's first premium 27-inch monitor that supports Nvidia G-SYNC technology at refresh rates up to 144 Hz. Additional features include a resolution of 2560 x 1440, a fast response time of 1 ms, and a dedicated Turbo key. This key allows gamers to select 60 Hz, 120 Hz or 144 Hz on the fly without the need to dig into the monitor's on-screen display settings.

Additional information such as hard specs, pricing and availability should be revealed this week, so stay tuned.

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  • ubercake
    Finally my 2560x1440 G-sync monitor.... I'm hearing rumors of availability in July. Where can I pre-order?
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  • weilin
    Why would you ever run that monitor at something other than 144Hz?
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  • ubercake
    Anonymous said:
    Why would you ever run that monitor at something other than 144Hz?


    Good question. Does make you wonder why they'd call it a 'Turbo' button. Does this mean we're overdriving the normal panel refresh rate with no guarantees of operating 100% of the time at 120 or 144Hz like those 2560x1440 "120Hz" IPS panels already out?
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