Product Id: 08.02.006.79
Quick OverviewASUS ROG Swift PG278QR 27 Inch 2K WQHD (2560 x 1440) Overclockable 165Hz Gaming Monitor with 1ms response and NVIDIA G-SYNC (1xHDMI-1.4, 1xDP-1.2, 2xUSB3, 1xAudio)
|Model||ASUS ROG Swift PG278QR|
|Display Size (Inch)||27|
|Display Type||2K WQHD LED|
|Display Resolution||2560x1440 (WxH) WQHD|
|Response Time (ms)||1ms (Gray to Gray)|
|Refresh Rate (Hz)||165Hz|
|Viewing Angle||170 degree (H), 160 degree (V)|
|USB Port||2 x USB3.0|
|Contrast Ratio (TCR/DCR)||1000:1|
|Specialty||2K WQHD (2560 x 1440) Overclockable 165Hz Gaming Monitor with 1ms response and NVIDIA G-SYNC, 27-inch, WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution display for lifelike gaming visuals, World-first 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, 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, GamePlus (Crosshair/Timer/FPS Counter/Display Alignment), GameVisual (Scenery/Racing/Cinema/RTS/RPG/FPS/sRGB Modes/User Mode)|
|Others||Panel Size: Wide Screen 16:9, Display Surface: Non-glare, Pixel Pitch : 0.233mm, Display Colors : 16.7M (real 8 bit), Trace Free Technology : Yes, Color Temperature Selection : 4 Modes, 3D Technology : Shutter Glasses 3D Technology, GamePlus(modes) : Yes, Low Blue Light : Yes, HDCP support : Yes, GameVisual : 6 Modes, Convenient Hotkey: GamePlus, 5-way OSD Navigation Joystick, GameVisual, Earphone jack : 3.5mm Mini-Jack, VESA Wall Mounting : 100x100mm, Super Narrow Bezel Design : Yes, Kensington lock|
ASUS ROG Swift PG278QR Gaming Monitor - 27" 2K WQHD (2560 x 1440), 1ms, overclockable 165Hz, G-SYNC
ROG Swift PG278QR gaming monitor is built for victory in the professional gaming arena, and features a WQHD panel with overclockable 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. 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 PG278QR 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.
The ROG Swift PG278QR’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.
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 PG278QR 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 PG278QR 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.
The ASUS GamePlus hotkey gives you in-game enhancements so you get more out of your game.
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 PG278QR’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.
ROG Swift PG278QR gives you flexible connectivity options for WQHD (2560 x 1440) input via its DisplayPort1.2 and HDMI ports. It also has two USB 3.0 ports for your mouse and keyboard, and can charge your mobile devices while gaming.
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 PG278QR 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 PG278QR 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 PG278QR 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.
The ROG Swift PG278QR Gaming Monitor comes with a mysterious and intricately-patterned base that can illuminate with an LED Light-in-Motion feature.
Model - ASUS ROG Swift PG278QR, Series - Gaming, Display Size (Inch) - 27 inch, Shape - Widescreen, Display Type - 2.5K WQHD Display, Display Resolution - 2560 x 1440, Brightness (cd/m2) - 350cd/m2, Contrast Ratio (TCR/DCR) - 1000:1, Response Time (ms) - 1ms (Gray to Gray), Refresh Rate (Hz) - 165Hz, HDMI Port - 1, Display Port - 1, USB - 2 x USB3.0, Viewing Angle - 170 & 160 degree (H & V), Others - Panel Size: Wide Screen 16:9, Display Surface: Non-glare, Pixel Pitch : 0.233mm, Display Colors : 16.7M (real 8 bit), Trace Free Technology : Yes, Color Temperature Selection : 4 Modes, 3D Technology : Shutter Glasses 3D Technology, GamePlus(modes) : Yes, Low Blue Light : Yes, HDCP support : Yes, GameVisual : 6 Modes, Convenient Hotkey: GamePlus, 5-way OSD Navigation Joystick, GameVisual, Earphone jack : 3.5mm Mini-Jack, VESA Wall Mounting : 100x100mm, Super Narrow Bezel Design : Yes, Kensington lock, Color - Black, Specialty - 2.5K WQHD (2560 x 1440) Overclockable 165Hz Gaming Monitor with 1ms response and NVIDIA G-SYNC, 27-inch, WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution display for lifelike gaming visuals, World-first 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, 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, GamePlus (Crosshair/Timer/FPS Counter/Display Alignment), GameVisual (Scenery/Racing/Cinema/RTS/RPG/FPS/sRGB Modes/User Mode), 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.