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ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ 27in 165Hz Gaming Monitor Review

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ is a capable gaming screen. The 165Hz refresh, if your graphics hardware can deliver it, is a superb feature, and it’s great to know you can use this with FreeSync or G-sync, depending on which vendor supplied your graphics.

The gaming features are also useful, particularly when practicing. Even if there isn’t much variation between them, it’s great to see GameVisual presets for all the main gaming genres. The colour accuracy is very good and superb if you calibrate. Only the mediocre brightness uniformity mars an otherwise excellent performance.

The range of inputs gives you plenty of options, although not USB-C. The lack of any form of USB hub is also a disappointment in a premium screen, but you do get excellent ergonomic adjustability and plenty to play with in the OSD.

This isn’t a cheap screen. The price of close to £500 means you are paying for the 165Hz refresh, screen size, resolution and gaming features. But at least you know you will be getting a high-quality gaming screen for your money, making the ASUS TUF Gaming VG27QA well worth buying.

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ is available from Overclockers UK for £484.99.


  • Very good colour accuracy, improving to superb when calibrated.
  • 165Hz refresh.
  • FreeSync 2 or G-Sync Compatible adaptive sync.
  • Presets covering all main gaming genres.
  • Useful gaming OSD options. Particularly for practicing.
  • Plenty of ergonomic adjustment.


  • Mediocre brightness uniformity.
  • No USB-C connection.
  • Not cheap.
  • No gamma presets.
  • No USB hub.

KitGuru says: The ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ is a quality gaming screen that ticks all the key boxes for high-framerate adaptive sync action whether you have AMD or NVIDIA graphics.

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Rating: 8.0.

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