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Asus Unveils ROG Swift PG27AQ 4K IPS G-Sync Gaming Monitor

Just days ago, Acer revealed its XB270HU, and we thought we’d seen everything with a QHD 144Hz IPS monitor equipped with G-Sync. Were we ever wrong. At a CES press conference Asus showed off something even more extreme: the ROG Swift PG27AQ 4K IPS Gaming Monitor. They weren’t mentioned during the presentation, but they were on display outside.

This is a new version of the already-expensive ROG Swift PG278Q, but then with a 4K IPS panel built into it. The IPS panel, which has a resolution of 3840 by 2160 pixels, 178 degree viewing angles and a brightness of 300cd/m2. The only disappointing part about this monitor (aside from that we expect it to be rather expensive), is its 60 Hz panel. We’re fine with that, though, after all, with a 4K resolution it’ll be very tough to push all those pixels, so a higher refresh rate won’t help much anyway. The Nvidia G-Sync support, however, will make everything a lot smoother than on non-G-Sync 4K displays with the same refresh rate.

The monitor comes with the same design as the previous ROG Swift monitor, so it has the same flexible stand, support for VESA mounting and narrow bezel.

Oh, and if you want to go all-out with Asus’ hardware, the company also showed off a nifty SLI bridge, which anyone with the SLI setup needed to push all these pixels would want to show off.

Asus did not announce pricing or availability.

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  • -Lone-
    How much will it cost? Like $1,500 to start with? :)
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  • burningdragons
    Hopefully they will be well stocked considering the older swift is 'swift' to leave store shelves.
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  • larsoncc
    Did you ask if this monitor would do higher refresh rates at the lower 1080p resolution? Does it also feature light boost like the ROG Swift?
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  • chenw
    If I were going 4k, this would be one of my top picks
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  • chenw
    Also, is it just me or does the BLB look horrid on that monitor?
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  • fuzzion
    So it begins. Everyone is entering the market with vsync async Gsync. Let the 2015 games begin!
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  • photonboy
    Acer's 144Hz "IPS" panel is believed to be AHVA which is nearly as good as IPS from what I've heard but allows high refresh rates.

    I suspect Asus is using a true IPS panel in the 4K monitor and thus limited to 60FPS.

    I'd love to see this AHVA panel in a 4K, G-Sync monitor!
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  • Bondfc11
    The Acer is in fact the AUO 144hz AHVA panel - only one of its kind on the planet and since it is AHVA then is HAS to be AUO' (IPS is LG, PLS is Samsung, AHVA is AUO - easy!)
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  • Bondfc11
    14985400 said:
    Also, is it just me or does the BLB look horrid on that monitor?

    Good catch - yes that middle BLB is horrendous! No way I would jump on this 4K monitor (especially since it will have to be more expensive the the ROG Swift) if they all have that huge BLB stain in the middle of the screen.

    And before people flame off that BLB is inherent in all PLS, IPS, AHVA panels - it isn't. You can get any of these panels that are perfect without BLB even at Grade A levels - I have several that have zero bleed (Overlord Tempests - IPS panels).
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  • nikolajj
    14985400 said:
    Also, is it just me or does the BLB look horrid on that monitor?

    Good catch - yes that middle BLB is horrendous! No way I would jump on this 4K monitor (especially since it will have to be more expensive the the ROG Swift) if they all have that huge BLB stain in the middle of the screen.

    And before people flame off that BLB is inherent in all PLS, IPS, AHVA panels - it isn't. You can get any of these panels that are perfect without BLB even at Grade A levels - I have several that have zero bleed (Overlord Tempests - IPS panels).

    It might just be reflected light. I don't know, but Ireally hope so! :P
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