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Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 144hz G-Sync Monitor (w/ GTX 780Ti ROG Matrix)

Rating: 9.5.

gsync-moduleToday we review the highly anticipated Asus ROG Swift PG278Q. This 27 inch Nvidia G-SYNC monitor runs at WQHD 2560×1440 resolution, features a 144hz refresh rate and a 1ms (gtg) response time to cater to the most demanding gamer. The panel features a ‘turbo’ button to automatically select refresh rates of 60hz, 120hz and 144hz. The monitor is due for release very soon, and is already available on pre-order for £719.99 inc vat from Overclockers UK. As well as our usual technical analysis of the panel, today we partner the PG278Q with the ultra high end Asus GTX780Ti ROG Matrix graphics card. Does the PG278Q allow you to safely ignore the new slew of Ultra HD 4K panels for the forseeable future?


One of the major selling points of this new ASUS screen is the support for Nvidia’s G-SYNC technology. G-SYNC has been designed to eliminate screen tearing – an unpleasant artifact that can rear its ugly head from time to time. We have covered this technology before in many of our news posts, but we will discuss it again briefly before delving into our main review.  Inside all G-SYNC capable monitors is the proprietary NVIDIA G-SYNC module which allows the monitor to synchronise to the output of the graphics card. Traditionally the graphics card had to synchronise to the monitor which could lead to unpleasant tearing in-game – most of us have experienced this at one time or another

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  • Display: 27-inch WQHD 2560 × 1440 (16:9)
  • Narrow 6mm bezel designed for multi-monitor setups
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.233mm
  • Brightness: 350cd/m²
  • Display Colors: 16.7M
  • Refresh Rate: Over 120 Hz
  • Response Time: 1ms (GTG)
  • Connectivity: 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 2 x USB 3.0 ports
  • VESA-wall mountable (100 × 100mm)
  • Special ASUS Features: GamePlus and 5-way joystick OSD navigation

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  • Chris

    And what about the 3D ???

    This is the worlds 1st 1440p 3D moniter you know !

  • kreido

    This one will be not 500 euros … its will cost in europe 1100 euros For Tn …
    ok i will be willing spent 600-800 euros but over grand go fish..

  • already explained that in the review Chris.

  • Buck

    Great review! I’ve been waiting on a review for one of these for quite some time now. Now that I know the quality of the display is about as high as you can expect from a TN panel, I feel more comfortable with dropping $800 on one.

  • Anonymous

    Is this 3D? With NVIDIA 3D Vision and Lightboost?

  • Anonymous

    In the pictures I can’t see the sensor that activates 3D when I put the glasses on. Just like on VG278HR

  • macca

    Too late, Delayed too long with this so I got the 4k instead and there is no going back to lower resolution gaming for me. 😉

  • Mustafa

    This monitor will be support FreeSync and AMD HD3D technology ?

  • Jebu88

    I was going to buy R295x2, but after this news, I must get full asus rog equipment with this screen and g-sync, cant wait!

  • Makasuro

    When can I buy it?!?!

  • sproketz

    FFS. When can I get this in the US?

  • Thomas Sørensen

    I’m sorry but have the reviewers missed the point in g-sync?

    You don’t have to get 144+ FPS anymore to avoid screen tearing, and that’s the hole point in g-sync.

    if you have the hardware that can pull 144 fps in every game g-sync doesn’t bring anything to the table only additional cost.

    the smart thing about g-sync is that it syncs the refresh rate on the screen with your current frame rate, by doing this, you avoid seeing any tearing, it also means that you can keep v-sync enabled in most games, as the graphics card and the screen will deal with the synchronization.

    G-Sync solves the issue where the refresh rate would drop to 30hz of you are getting lower than 60 fps, on 60hz monitors.

  • Marucins

    Only $799 in America but £720 in UK ($1235).

  • Thedrek

    This is 6990,- in Norway (£660 or $1114)