ASUS PG279Q ROG Swift Monitor Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

ASUS PG279Q ROG Swift Monitor Review

Introduction

The ASUS ROG Swift range of monitors has delighted us in recent times, with a whole range of products from the super-wide, gorgeous and expensive PG378Q through 4K offerings and up to today's review of the PG279Q.

As you might guess from the name this is a 27 inch monitor, which supports a 2560x1440 resolution. 4K is all well and good but you still require massive amounts of GPU horsepower to achieve a smooth frame rate in modern titles, but 1080P isn't really making the most of modern graphics cards either. 1440 is definitely the resolution that provides the best balance between smooth frame rates and a GPU setup that doesn't break the bank.

As part of the ROG Swift range the PG279Q supports up to 165Hz refresh rate, should you demand insanely high response times or be playing Sniper Elite 3, whilst also containing the nVidia GSYNC technology meaning that you're freed from the need to break through the 60 FPS barrier just to achieve a lack of screen-tearing.

Wrapping up the box-ticking specifications is the all-important IPS panel, giving greater colour reproduction and a generally higher quality than TN panels, and a design befitting of the Republic of Gamers label.

Technical Specifications

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Most Recent Comments

26-06-2016, 12:56:01

tolagarf
I own a PG279Q. I love it! Best money I've invested in a long time.Quote

26-06-2016, 13:33:34

dwatterworth
I'd love to see this in person or an updated freesync model. Ive got the previous gen. panels pa279q and pb278q, knowing the quality of those panels and stands I can only imagine what its like to game or work on this! Your job is awesome, thanks for the review!Quote

26-06-2016, 13:58:43

Greenback
Nice monitor and review, though I find 1080p is my comfortable resolution, but that I think is more to do with my bad eye sight my brother has a 1440 not anywhere near as good as this 1 but i find it starts giving me eye strain after a whileQuote

26-06-2016, 15:28:39

sonicpete
Great review TTL. It confirmed what i have experienced. I love the PG279. Now i have played with GSYNC i dont think i could go back to a monitor without it. I have an MG279q on an AMD build and put them side by side after calibrating them both. The pg279 is def the better monitor (when you turn off the LED on the base)Quote

26-06-2016, 17:45:44

Dicehunter
Great monitor although I'm holding out for the 4K 144Hz DP1.3 monitor Asus teased at computex.Quote
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