Asus Unveils Two New ROG Swift Displays With G-Sync Support

At ROG Unleashed, Asus announced two new members of the ROG Swift family, featuring Nvidia's G-Sync technology.

With these new displays, Asus is seeking to expand upon the success it had with the Asus ROG PG278Q display that was released some time ago. It was one of the first G-Sync enabled displays, and it featured a fast 144 Hz refresh rate and a WQHD resolution, which made it a hit with gamers.

Both of these new displays are similar to the PG278Q, as they are G-Sync enabled 27" displays, but they attempt to improve on the PG278Q in at least one aspect. The ROG Swift PG279Q uses the same 2560 x 1440 resolution as the older display, but it enables up to a 165 Hz refresh rate. As this display uses an IPS panel instead of a TN panel, this refresh rate is rather impressive. The display gains a few benefits of being an IPS panel that the older display lacks such as a wider viewing angle, but it also features a slower 4 ms response time, which may drive some gamers away.

The ROG Swift PG27AQ takes a different tactic and features a much higher 3840 x 2160 resolution, but at the expense of dropping to a 60 Hz refresh rate and a 4 ms response time.

A slight negative aspect about both of these displays is that they lack support for HDMI 2.0. Although this would be a serious issue on most displays, G-Sync is only capable of running through a DisplayPort connection. Because the G-Sync displays carry a heavy premium, and this feature is the main reason for someone to buy one of these displays over cheaper alternatives, it is unlikely that users would use the HDMI connection anyway.

Asus New ROG Swift Displays

Model


ROG Swift PG279Q

ROG Swift PG27AQ

Display

Panel Size

27" (68.6 cm) wide screen (16:9)

27" (68.6 cm) wide screen (16:9)

Display Viewing Area

596.74 x 335.66 mm

596.74 x 335.66 mm

Panel Backlight/Type

WLED/IPS

WLED/IPS

Color Saturation

100 percent sRGB

100 percent sRGB

True Resolution (refresh rate)

DP: 2560x1440 (up to 165 Hz)

HDMI: 2560x1440 (60 Hz)

DP: 3840 x 2160 (up to 60 Hz)

HDMI: 3840x2160 (24 Hz) / 1920x1080 (60 Hz)

Pixel Pitch

0.233 mm (109 PPI)

0.155 mm (163 PPI)

Brightness (Max)

350 cd/m2

300 cd/m2

Contrast Ratio (Max)

1,000:1

1,000:1

Viewing Angle (CR ≥ 10)

178° (H) / 178° (V)

178° (H) / 178° (V)

Display Colors

16.7M (8-bit)

1.07 billion (10-bit)

Response Time

4 ms (gray to gray)

4 ms (gray to gray)

Video Features

Nvidia Technology

G-Sync technology

Ultra Low Motion Blur

G-Sync technology

Trace Free Technology

Yes

Yes

Color Temperature

4 modes

4 modes

HDCP

Yes

Yes

Game Visual

Yes (FPS, RTS/RPG, racing, sRGB, cinema, standard modes)

Yes (FPS, RTS/RPG, racing, sRGB, cinema, standard modes)

GamePlus

Yes (crosshair, timer, FPS counter)

Yes (crosshair, timer, FPS counter)

Audio Features

Stereo Speakers

2W x 2 stereo, RMS

2W x 2 stereo, RMS

Gaming Hotkeys


5-way OSD navigation joystick

GamePlus

60 Hz/120 Hz/165 Hz Turbo

5-way OSD navigation joystick

GamePlus

GameVisual

Input/Output


DisplayPort 1.2

HDMI 1.4

2x USB 3.0

Earphone jack

DisplayPort 1.2

HDMI 1.4

2x USB 3.0

Earphone jack

Signal Frequency

Digital Signal Frequency

DP: 34 ~ 209 kHz (H) / 30 ~ 165 Hz (V)

HDMI: 30 ~ 140 kHz (H) / 24 ~ 60 Hz (V)

DP: 50 ~ 133 kHz (H) / 30 ~ 60 Hz (V)

HDMI: 30 ~ 140 kHz (H) / 24 ~ 60 Hz (V)

Power

Power Consumption

Power on < 90 W (ES 6.0)

Power saving/off < 0.5 W

Power on < 90 W (ES 6.0)

Power saving/off < 0.5 W

Voltage

100-240 V, 50/60 Hz

100-240 V, 50/60 Hz

Mechanical Design

Chassis Colors

Matte black

Matte black

Tilt (angle)

+20° ~ -5°

+20° ~ -5°

Swivel (angle)

+60° ~ -60°

+60° ~ -60°

Pivot (angle, direction)

90° (clockwise)

90° (clockwise)

Height adjustment (mm)

0 ~ 120 mm

0 ~ 120 mm

VESA wall mounting (mm)

100 x 100 mm

100 x 100 mm

Security

Kensington Lock

Yes

Yes

Dimensions

Physical (W x H x D)

619.77 x 552.53 x 237.9 mm

619.77 x 362.96 x 65.98 mm (without stand)

619.77 x 552.53 x 237.9 mm

619.77 x 362.96 x 65.98 mm (without stand)

Box (W x H x D)

756 x 456 x 300 mm

756 x 456 x 300 mm

Weight

(kg)

7.2 kg (net), 10.7 kg (gross)

7.2 kg

Warranty


1-year ZBD warranty

3-year system warranty

3-year panel warranty (in specific countries)

Free service hotline (in specific countries)

Free pick-up service (in specific countries)

1-year ZBD warranty

3-year system warranty

3-year panel warranty (in specific countries)

Free service hotline (in specific countries)

Free pick-up service (in specific countries)

Accessories


90 W power adapter, power cord, DisplayPort cable, HDMI cable, USB 3.0 cable, warranty card, quick start guide, support CD

90 W power adapter, power cord, DisplayPort cable, HDMI cable, USB 3.0 cable, warranty card, quick start guide, support CD


Regulation Approvals


Energy Star®, UL/cUL, CB, CE, ErP, FCC, CCC, BSMI, CU C-Tick, VCCI, PSI, CEL Level 1, J-MOSS, RoHS, WEEE, Windows 7.8.1/10 WHQL, KCC, E-STANDBY, TUV-Flicker Free, TUV-Low Blue Light

Energy Star®, UL/cUL, CB, CE, ErP, FCC, CCC, BSMI, CU C-Tick, VCCI, PSI, CEL Level 1, J-MOSS, RoHS, WEEE, Windows 7.8.1/10 WHQL, KCC, E-STANDBY, TUV-Flicker Free, TUV-Low Blue Light


There is currently no word on pricing or availability. 

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  • DookieDraws
    I wonder how the upcoming Dell G-Sync monitor will compare to these two? Tom's needs to get their hands on all of them soon, and write us up a nice review. :)
  • TechyInAZ
    WHOA! DID you hear that! 165hz refresh rate!! First monitor I've seen with anything higher than 144hz.
  • IInuyasha74
    Anonymous said:
    I wonder how the upcoming Dell G-Sync monitor will compare to these two? Tom's needs to get their hands on all of them soon, and write us up a nice review. :)


    Yes we sure do. (Hint hint to any OEMs listening :) )