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The Asus Swift PG27UQ is the world’s first 144Hz 4K gaming monitor

Ultra HD/4K gaming monitors have been around for several years now, we’ve even reviewed quite a few ourselves. However, one thing was always holding a lot of gamers back- the 60Hz refresh rate. Well today, we can finally break past the 60Hz barrier as Asus has officially announced the ROG Swift PG27UQ, the world’s first 4K gaming monitor to sport a 144Hz refresh rate.

This version of the ROG Swift measures in at 27-inches, the panel itself uses Quantum Dot technology so you can expect high colour accuracy but it also supports HDR, so the colour gamut will actually be 25% wider than a lot of other monitors that make use of the sRGB format. To be more specific, the PG27UQ uses the DCI-P3 colour gamut for smooth graduations and high accuracy.

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The PG27UQ has a peak brightness of 1,000cd/m² and a high contrast ratio so you can expect excellent quality in light and dark images. However, much like Asus’s other ROG Swift monitors, this one will also feature a G-Sync module, so Nvidia graphics card users can take advantage of smooth, tear-free gameplay and synchronise the monitor’s refresh rate to the amount of frames being pumped out by the GPU.

The maximum resolution here is 3840×2160 and obviously to take advantage of that full 144Hz refresh rate, you are going to need quite an impressive rig. In terms of connectivity, the ROG Swift PG27UQ comes with two DisplayPort 1.4 connections and one HDMI 2.0 port.

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KitGuru Says: I honestly wasn’t expecting to see a 144Hz 4K monitor so early on in the year but it looks like Asus has managed it. Unfortunately, we have no idea how much this thing is going to cost or when it will be available though, so it may be a while before we can get one in for testing. Are any of you going to be tempted to upgrade to 4K now that there is a 144Hz option?

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