ASUS Swift PG278Q 144Hz Display Specs
ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q
|Display||27-inch (68.5cm) widescreen with 16:9 aspect ratio|
2D mode: 2560 x 1440 (up to 144 Hz)
3D mode: 2560 x 1440 (up to 120 Hz)
2D/3D surround: 7680 x 1440 (2D up to 144 Hz / 3D up to 120 Hz)
|Pixel pitch||0.233mm / 109 PPI|
|Viewing angles||170-degree (H) / 160-degree (V)|
|Contrast Ratio||100,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio|
|Response time||1ms (GTG)|
ASUS GamePlus Technology (Crosshair / Timer)
ASUS Refresh Rate Turbo Key (60 Hz /120 Hz/ 144Hz Overclocking)
ASUS 5-way OSD Navigation Joystick
NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ Technology
NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Ready
NVIDIA® Ultra Low Motion Blur Technology
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
2 x USB 3.0 (Upstream x 1, Downstream x 2)
Tilt: +20°~-5°, Swivel: ±60°, Pivot: 90° clockwise
Height adjustment: 0~120mm
VESA wall mount: 100 x 100mm
|Size||619.7 x 362.96 x 65.98mm|
We first explained G-Sync after its CES '14 showing. G-Sync causes the monitor to slave to the GPU's output instead of having a fixed refresh rate. By no longer being bound to a strict monitor timing, screen tearing and stuttering (depending on V-Sync settings) should be completely eliminated. Obviously, this won't impact server lag or other choke/load points due to bottlenecks within the game; though it should make the gaming experience noticeably smoother.
$800 for a monitor is a big investment. That's the cost of a fairly high-end system on its own. Having said that, if it performs like it should, this would be a great addition to a high-end system. The display will work with cards as low as the 750 Ti; realistically, if you have enough in your budget to get the Swift PG278Q and are only going to be using a 750 Ti, I would recommend getting a less expensive monitor and putting the money towards a more powerful GPU. Especially considering the power required to drive a 1440p resolution while gaming.
I like it. I want it. But it may be worth waiting until next year to see if the price fluctuates as more of these hit the market.
- Scott "Abibiliboop" Griffin.