The 165Hz G-SYNC compatible ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q was recently on the PCPer review bench, garnering a Gold Award for its performance. Kitguru recently wrapped up a review of a slightly different model, the ROG Swift PG27AQ. Like the other model it is a 27" IPS display which supports G-SYNC, however only to 60Hz as it is a 4K (3840×2160) monitor. The bandwidth required to provide adaptive refresh at higher than 60Hz on a 4K display just isn't really available yet, so you have to make a choice between a high resolution or a high maximum refresh rate. Next year we will see monitors capable of this as the DisplayPort interface is updated. For now take a look at the review to see which you prefer between resolution and refresh rate.
"The ROG Swift PG27AQ is a 4K gaming monitor from Asus that supports Nvidia G-Sync up to 60Hz. It’s a 27-inch IPS display with a 4ms response time and a 10-bit colour panel. Add on a flexible stand with pivot, tilt and rotate support, with a redesigned software interface, and it could be a contender for the best gaming display on the market."
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- Philips BDM4065UC 40 4K @ eTeknix
- Philips Brilliance 241P6EPJEB IPS @ Kitguru
- Acer Predator XB280HK 4K display with Nvidia G-Sync @ Kitguru
I wish they would give an
I wish they would give an estimated release date with these monitors rather than “q3 2015” or “fall2015” because q3 has come and gone and I am still sitting here with my old monitors and this pile of cash.
Yeah, these paper launches
Yeah, these paper launches are BS. I have the $ set aside for one, but can’t find them anywhere.
Same here. I’ve been waiting
Same here. I’ve been waiting for a 4K+GSync monitor. The Acer monitor that’s been available for over a year now is still the only one I can find.
It is nice to see a 27 inch
It is nice to see a 27 inch 4K display. I have a 30″ dell ultra sharp; I would rather have higher pixel density rather than any larger. The dell ultra sharp was purchased for non-gaming reasons. It would probably not be good for gaming at all. It does look great for most things but I do run into issues with some applications not supporting high color depths (10-bit) properly. This can cause things to be over saturated or washed out.
I am planning on getting a new display for doing some gaming, but I would like to see some of the technology from high-end televisions make it to computer displays. It would be nice if they could at least get the quantum dot based back lights in a computer display. An OLED display could be exceptional for gaming, although with the way LG is making their televisions, they may actually have refresh rates limited to LCD speeds. OLEDs can be switched very fast, but LGs televisions use some kind of composite system. The OLED acts more like a back light. While this sounds like a great display, I would rather have a much higher refresh rate. If I was buying right now, I would probably go with something lower resolution to get higher refresh rates. I tend to keep a display for a long time, so I would rather wait for the variable refresh rate to be properly standardized.
Wait for 2016 dp 1.3 it’s
Wait for 2016 dp 1.3 it’s only been finalized since the end of 2014 so maybe we’ll see it sometime in 2016. By then we can prey asus,acer lg figure out how to make a product like monitor’s defect free for price they charge. If not then it’ll be swift all over again.
60hz… 16:9… WOW SUCH
60hz… 16:9… WOW SUCH RESOLUTION!
Its meaningless to spike one spec. You get a tech demo item, not something you actually want to use for a long time.
The real skill is to get 21:9, tripple digit refresh rates, adaptivesync into a single screen and then have the resolution as high as the bandwidth of a single cable allows.
AKA – the acer x34 is already the king and will remain that till displayport 1.3. This 4k from asus is just pointless if you know your shit instead of being prey for marketing.
Nah. I’ve been playing on a
Nah. I’ve been playing on a 4k monitor for the last year and I’ve tried to dip back into lower resolutions for higher refresh rates and nothing besides 4k looks crisp enough anymore. Using 4k for such a long time has killed all 1440p screens for me. I used a 120hz screen for a year or two before I got the 4k and I easily adjusted back to 60hz for 4k. It’s just the trade off I prefer and can handle playing with. Nothing to do with “being prey for marketing”.