Enthusiasts have been waiting for more information about ASUS’ 144Hz, 2560×1440-pixel G-SYNC supporting uber monitor. Now pricing and a firm launch date have finally been announced.
The ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q isn’t your typical gaming monitor. While its predecessors boasted support for refresh rates of 120Hz or 144Hz and NVIDIA’s 3D Vision technology, the Swift takes things to the next level. This will be one of the first 27″, 2560×1440 screens which supports NVIDIA’s promising G-SYNC (on a TN panel of course) without being relegated to the typical 1080P bin.
In order to offer gamers better control over their environment ASUS has included a dedicated Turbo key which allows for the selection of refresh rates in steps from 60Hz, 120Hz or to 144Hz with just one click. There’s no word about whether or not 3D Vision will also be supported but we’d hope so.
Other than its most obvious aspects, the Swift also has a 1ms GTG response times, a 6mm bezel, a VESA Wall mount and tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustment capabilities. Ironically, despite NVIDIA’s use of a DVI-based scaler replacement design this panel is fed by a single DisplayPort (perfect!) and also includes two USB 3 ports and a new 5-way joystick for the OSD.
According to ASUS, we should see the ROG Swift PG278Q sometime in late July for about $799.