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Asus ROG Swift PG278Q LCD Monitor Packs Nvidia G-Sync

CES doesn't officially start until tomorrow, but Asus is getting in a little early with the unveiling of its latest monitor. This one is a gaming monitor, so it falls under Asus' Republic of Gamers (ROG) branding. 

The ROG Swift PG278Q packs a 27-inch WQHD panel with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, a super narrow bezel and a 120 Hz refresh. Brightness is 350cd/m2 and response time is 1 ms (GTG). The monitor also incorporates Nvidia's G-SYNC module to eliminate screen tearing and minimize stutter and input lag for GTX-based machines. Connectivity is provided via DisplayPort and two USB 3.0 ports. It also has stereo speakers and a headphone jack.

For those wondering, it's got the usual tilt (approximately +20 degrees and -5 degrees), swivel (+/- roughly 60 degrees), pivot (90 degrees clockwise), and height adjustment (120 mm).

Availability is slated for Q2 at an MSRP of $799.

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  • noid4u
    i really need this to be 3d vision ready.
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  • BigMack70
    Looks like it's probably a TN panel, which is an epic fail in my opinion. No TN panel is worth $800 in 2014.
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  • chumly
    About. Damn. Time.

    I'd take this over any 4K panel right now.
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  • chumly
    12375283 said:
    Looks like it's probably a TN panel, which is an epic fail in my opinion. No TN panel is worth $800 in 2014.

    It's a 1440p 120 Hz Panel. There aren't any of these that you don't have to overclock at this point. It also has a GSync PCB, so the frame rate will adapt to your GPU. I don't see ANY other panel competing with this for gaming,
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  • BigMack70
    A 60 Hz IPS panel delivers a better gaming experience for all but the very very best gamers, and even then I doubt the monitor really matters.

    Unless you need 120 Hz to avoid motion sickness, the idea that 120 Hz is automatically better for gaming is a farce.

    The color shifting on a 28" TN panel is epic fugly.
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  • balister
    12375283 said:
    Looks like it's probably a TN panel, which is an epic fail in my opinion. No TN panel is worth $800 in 2014.

    Not everyone values color over reaction. While IPS panels have really dropped in price, in order to get 120Hz+ without overclocking your monitor, you have to look at TN since they can do 120 Hz+ without overclocking. Personally, I love my 120Hz TN because movement is far more fluid in games than an IPS would be running at 60 Hz and color capabilities of my 120 Hz TN is enough for me.

    That being said, the price is a little on the high side and could probably stand to have $150 to $200 knocked off as it does offer QHD along with the 120Hz refresh.
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  • balister
    12375341 said:
    A 60 Hz IPS panel delivers a better gaming experience for all but the very very best gamers, and even then I doubt the monitor really matters.

    Unless you need 120 Hz to avoid motion sickness, the idea that 120 Hz is automatically better for gaming is a farce.

    The color shifting on a 28" TN panel is epic fugly.

    That's your opinion, personally, it's night and day for me playing on 120Hz vs 60Hz, 120Hz is far more fluid. I can't go back to 60Hz and play any games now after having my 120Hz monitor for a couple years.

    As to color, again, that's your opinion, I find the color levels for my 120Hz to be fine as to me, fluidity of movement trumps color saturation.
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  • BulkZerker
    Damn that's a nice spec sheet. TN though, and I'd need to drop $500-600 on top of that for a GPU that'd be able to drive it properly.

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  • dgingeri
    This is my next monitor.
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  • TheMentalist
    Just awesome, a little bit pricy though
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