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Quick OverviewAsus PG279Q ROG 27 Inch IPS NVIDIA G-SYNC 2K Monitor
|Model||Asus PG279Q ROG|
|Display Size (Inch)||27|
|Display Type||2K LED|
|Display Resolution||2560x1440 (WxH) WQHD|
|Response Time (ms)||4ms (Gray to Gray)|
|Refresh Rate (Hz)||165Hz|
|Viewing Angle||178 degree (H & V)|
|USB Port||2 x USB3.0|
|Contrast Ratio (TCR/DCR)||1000:1|
|Speaker (Built-in)||2W x 2 Stereo RMS|
|Others||Viewing Angle: 178degree(H)/178degree(V), Color Temperature Selection : 4 Modes, GamePlus(modes) : Yes (Crosshair/Timer/FPS Counter), 1 x DisplayPort|
|Dimensions||619.77 x 552.53 x 237.9mm (with Stand), 619.77 x 362.96 x 65.98mm (without Stand)|
ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q Gaming Monitor - 27" 2K WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS, overclockable 165Hz (above 144Hz), G-SYNC
27-inch, WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution display feature IPS technology for wide 178-degree viewing angles and lifelike gaming visuals
World-first 165Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology for seamless visuals and smooth gameplay
ASUS-exclusive Ultra-Low Blue Light, Flicker-Free, GamePlus, and GameVisual technologies provide a comfortable gaming experience
Ergonomically-designed stand with full tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment for comfortable viewing position
ROG Swift PG279Q gaming monitor is built for victory in the professional gaming arena, and features a WQHD IPS panel with a 165Hz refresh rate. Integrated NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology synchronizes the display's refresh rate to the GPU for smooth visuals and lag-free gameplay. This monitor features the latest technologies and design touches to make it a must-have weapon for all enthusiast players.
The ROG Swift PG279Q represents a new generation displays, with a WQHD 2560 x 1440 panel that delivers four times the resolution of 720p and 109 pixels per inch. You get to enjoy greater image detail and up to 77% more onscreen desktop space than standard Full HD (1920 x 1080) displays. These add up to give you a major in-game advantage.
ROG Swift PG279Q gaming monitor gives you superior images with outstanding colors thanks to 100% sRGB color gamut and an astounding 1,000:1 contrast ratio. Wide 178-degree viewing angles ensure minimal distortion and color shift even when you're viewing from extreme positions.
The ROG Swift PG279Q's gaming monitor 165Hz refresh rate decimates lag and motion blur to give you the upper hand in first person shooters, racers, real-time strategy, and sports titles. This ultrafast refresh rate lets you play at the highest visual settings and lets you react instantly to what's onscreen — so you'll get that first strike in.
You can even select your preferred refresh rate with a* turbo key to toggle refresh rates on the fly without needing to access the graphics driver control panel. Quickly select from 60, 120, or 165Hz refresh rates while in the middle of a game to match the different frame rates of different games to maintain smoothness. Lessen the load on your GPU and CPU by setting a cap on the Hz for different games.
* Turbo key is supported by NVIDIA Game Ready Drivers version 391.35 and below only.
1) 2560 x1440 165Hz only works with DP port. The HDMI port only supports 2560 x 1440 60Hz.
2) Only NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 and above graphics card can support 2560 x 1440 up to 165Hz. Please contact the GPU manufacturers for detailed specification.
The ROG Swift PG279Q incorporates NVIDIA G-SYNC display technology to deliver the smoothest, fastest, and most breathtaking gaming imaginable. G-SYNC synchronizes the monitor's refresh rate to the GPU in your GeForce GTX-powered PC, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing display stutter and input lag. ROG Swift PG279Q lets you enjoy seamlessly-smooth and lag-free gameplay when playing the latest fast-paced first-person shooters, sports, and action-adventure titles.
Note: G-SYNC features require a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650Ti BOOST GPU or higher. For more detailed information, please refer to http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/g-sync
ROG Swift PG279Q gaming monitor features the ASUS-exclusive GamePlus hotkey for in-game enhancements so you get more out of your game. The crosshair overlay gives you four different crosshair options to suit the game you're playing. There's also an onscreen timer you can position on the left of the display so you can keep track of the elapsed gaming time; while the FPS (frames per second) counter lets you know how smooth the game is running.
This function is co-developed with input from pro gamers, allowing them to practice and improve their gaming skills.
ASUS GameVisual Technology has six pre-set display modes to optimize visuals for different types of content. This unique feature can be easily accessed through a hotkey or the On Screen Display (OSD) settings menu.
The ROG Swift PG279Q's slim profile and super-narrow 6mm bezel makes it perfect for almost seamless multi-display setups so your eyes move swiftly from one monitor to another. It can also be VESA wall-mounted – an even easier way to have a multi-display gaming setup.
The ROG Swift PG279Q has a wide selection of connectivity options for WQHD input including DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI ports. ROG Swift PG279Q also has two USB 3.0 ports to quick-charge your mobile devices while gaming; it can even be used as an alternative high-speed signal input port.
A cable management design feature found on the back of the monitor allows you to organize and hide your cables to keep your gaming area tidy.
The ROG Swift PG279Q also comes with the ASUS Ultra Low Blue Light filters to protect you from harmful blue light. You can easily access and select four different filter settings onscreen through a handy five-way joystick makes it easy to jump through the On-screen display (OSD) menus to fulfill your different scenarios.
Flicker-Free technology reduces flicker to give you a comfortable gaming experience. This minimizes instances of eyestrain and other damaging effects when you're embroiled in long, drawn-out gaming sessions.
The ROG Swift PG279Q is specially designed for marathon gaming sessions. It has an ergonomically-designed stand with tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment so you can always find that ideal viewing position whether you're on the couch or sitting on your bed.
The ROG Swift PG279Q is designed for marathon gaming session. It employs a custom heatsink that's double the size to make sure the monitor stays cool during marathon gaming sessions. Cooling is also aided by a Smart Air Venting Design that uses convective currents to generate airflow. This passive setup works entirely without fans, making it completely silent and maintenance-free.
Model - Asus PG279Q ROG, Series - Gaming, Display Size (Inch) - 27 inch, Shape - Widescreen, Display Type - 2.5K LED Display, Display Resolution - 2560 x 1440, Brightness (cd/m2) - 350cd/m2, Contrast Ratio (TCR/DCR) - 1000:1, Response Time (ms) - 4ms (Gray to Gray), Refresh Rate (Hz) - 165Hz (Max.), HDMI Port - 1, Display Port - 1, USB - 2 x USB3.0, Speaker (Built-in) - 2Watt x 2 Stereo RMS, Aspect Ratio - 16:9, Viewing Angle - 178 degree (H & V), Dimensions - 619.77 x 552.53 x 237.9mm (with Stand), 619.77 x 362.96 x 65.98mm (without Stand), Others - Color Saturation: 100%(sRGB), Panel Backlight / Type: In-Plane Switching, Display Surface: Non-glare, Pixel Pitch: 0.233 mm, Display Colors: 16.7M (real 8 bit), Flicker free: Yes, Trace Free Technology: Yes, Color Temperature Selection: 4 Modes, GamePlus(modes): Yes (Crosshair/Timer/FPS Counter), Low Blue Light: Yes, HDCP support: Yes, GameVisual: 6 Modes, G-SYNC, Earphone jack: 3.5mm Mini-Jack, Security: Kensington lock, Convenient Hotkey: GamePlus, 5-way OSD Navigation Joystick, Turbo key, Weight: 7Kg, Color - Black, Specialty - IPS NVIDIA G-SYNC 2.5K Gaming Monitor, overclockable 165Hz, G-SYNC, ASUS-exclusive Ultra-Low Blue Light, Flicker-Free, GamePlus, and GameVisual technologies provide a comfortable gaming experience, Ergonomically-designed stand with full tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment for comfortable viewing position, World-first 165Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology for seamless visuals and smooth gameplay, Impeccably lifelike gaming visuals, Ultra-smooth graphics for seamless gameplay, Trace Free Technology, 4 Modes Color Temperature Selection, Low Blue Light, HDCP support, Warranty - 3 year
Since you will spend a huge chunk of your day looking at the screen, it is crucial to find a monitor best fits your needs. Without a good display, whatever you do on your PC will seem dull, whether you’re into gaming or any other stuff of your choice. There are tons of features and options to look out for when buying a monitor, so a close look is required beforehand.
Quick buying tips
Choose as per your need. If you are a gamer, you should look for a fast refresh rate and low response time. Professionals should seek color accuracy and for general use, users with less specific needs often opt for a monitor with high contrast VA panel.
Higher resolution for better picture quality. Resolution refers to the monitor's pixel density in length x width format. 1920x1080, also known as 1080p or full HD (FHD), is the baseline for a modern PC build. You’ll experience sharper images on a QHD or 4K monitor.
Required resolution for gaming: More pixels produce better pictures. But if you’re into gaming, those pixels can slow you down unless you have a beefy enough graphics card. Most video interfaces don’t support refresh rates faster than 60 Hz for 4K/UHD or 5K signals. Video interfaces are just beginning to support higher refresh rates at 4K resolution, but you still need a very expensive graphics card play at 4K resolution and push past 60 frames per second (fps).
The current sweet spot seems to be QHD/2K (2560x1440) resolution. With monitors up to 32 inches, you see the good density and a detailed image that isn’t too difficult for mid-priced graphics cards to handle.
If you want ultimate speed, FHD (1920x1080) delivers the highest frame rates (you won't find gaming monitors today with lower resolution). But avoid stretching that resolution past 27 inches, as you may notice a dip in image quality, with pesky individual pixels being visible.
Bigger is better. The refresh rate is described as a number in Hz, where the number is how many times your monitor refreshes per second. In other words, it's the frame rate of the monitor: the higher the number the smoother things will look. If you’re a gamer, the refresh rate is especially important, and you’ll want a monitor with at least 75Hz (most monitors designed for gaming offer at least 144Hz), combined with the lowest response time you can find. If you’re not into gaming, a 60Hz refresh rate should do.
Shorter is better. If you are a gamer, response time is a crucial feature for you. Longer response times can mean motion blur when gaming or watching fast-paced videos. The highest response time you’ll likely see is 5ms, while the fastest gaming monitors can have a 0.5ms response time.
Today’s LCD panels use three major technologies: twisted nematic (TN panel), vertical alignment (VA panel) and in-plane switching (IPS panel). Each has several variations with different advantages. TN monitors are the fastest but cheapest due to poorer viewing angles. IPS monitors have slightly faster response times and show color better than VA panels, but VA monitors have the best contrast out of all three-panel types.
G-Sync or FreeSync
Gaming monitors usually have Nvidia G-Sync (for PCs with Nvidia graphics cards) and /or AMD FreeSync (for the right running AMD graphics). Both reduce tearing and stuttering, although G-Sync monitors usually cost more than FreeSync ones.
G-Sync monitors operate from a 30 Hz refresh rate up to the monitor’s maximum. FreeSync displays are not as consistent. FreeSync monitors usually support adaptive refresh up to a monitor’s maximum refresh rate. But it’s the lower limit you must consider.
Regardless, if your budget only has room for a low-to-mid speed graphics card, you’ll want a monitor with either G-Sync or FreeSync with a low minimum refresh rate.