ASUS just announced the $350 ROG Strix XG27VQ, a 27" 1080p display with a 1800R curve, using a VA panel capable of a refresh rate up to 144Hz. It is a Freesync display with an adaptive sync rate between 48-140Hz making it a great addition to a system using a Vega or other AMD GPU.
ASUS advertises a GtG response time of 4ms and a maximum brightness of 300 cd/m2, with HDMI v1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 and Dual-link DVI-D inputs. They have continued to place Aura RGB behind the screen as well as projecting below the monitor stand, with several patterns you can choose from. In addtion to using the OSD to manage profiles and settings you can install their DisplayWidget, to control features such as ASUS' GameVisual, App Sync, and Blue Light Filter.
Fremont, CA (October 13, 2017) — The ROG Strix XG27VQ is the first model in an all-new XG series of gaming monitors designed especially for professional gamers and enthusiasts. Featuring ultrafast 144Hz refresh rates and Adaptive-Sync (FreeSync) technology for silky-smooth gameplay without tearing and stuttering for incredible gaming experiences. Its gaming-inspired design integrates onboard ASUS Aura RGB lighting and a customizable light signature enables projection of a unique lighting display on the surface below the monitor, adding cool ambience to any gaming setup or LAN party.
Experience the Curve at 144Hz
ROG Strix XG27VQ wraps its 27-inch FHD panel around an 1800R curve, extending the user’s field of vision to give them the feeling of being fully immersed in the game or watching digital content. With an 144Hz refresh rate, fast-moving visuals pose no problem for ROG Strix XG27VQ. There's no frustrating lag, so users will enjoy the upper hand in fast-paced first-person-shooters, racing/flight sims plus real-time strategy and sports titles. ROG Strix XG27VQ features the latest ASUS-exclusive Extreme Low Motion Blur technology, which eliminates smearing and motion blur for a sharper image. Adaptive-Sync (FreeSync) technology delivers the smoothest, fastest, and most breathtaking gaming visuals imaginable by eliminating screen tearing and choppy frame rates, as well as minimizing display stutter and input lag.
Gaming-inspired Aesthetics with a Customizable Light Signature
The Strix XG27VQ continues the design legacy of ROG with its bold, streamlined design and iconic tripod stand. It also features ASUS Aura RGB lighting on the back that offers several lighting modes to provide a cool and stylish backdrop to any gaming setup.
In addition, the Strix XG27VQ features a unique light signature that lets gamers create and customize light-projection effects. It includes two ROG logo covers and one blank cover that users can customize with a marker to create their own unique light projections to enhance the desktop surface and gaming area.
Exclusive ASUS GamePlus and ASUS DisplayWidget Software
ROG Strix XG27VQ features the ASUS GamePlus hotkey for in-game enhancements. The crosshair overlay provides four different crosshair options, while the onscreen timer positioned on the left of the screen helps gamers keep track of elapsed gaming time. The FPS counter lets users know how smoothly the game is running. The display alignment function provides three alignment lines on all four sides of the monitor to take the guesswork out of multi-display setups.
ASUS DisplayWidget is an intuitive software utility that lets users tweak settings or configure ASUS GameVisual, App Sync™, and Blue Light Filter. While adjustments to these utilities can be made via the on-screen display (OSD) menu or the navigational joystick and buttons, ASUS DisplayWidget makes accessing and using these various settings much faster and easier.
ROG Strix XG27VQ is available now at leading resellers for $349 USD (MSRP).