It seems like everyone has been waiting for a 1440P G-SYNC monitor and ASUS is about to make their wishes a reality with the RoG Swift PG278Q.
NVIDIA’s G-SYNC is a game changing technology for gamers who crave more fluid onscreen images but, like many 3D Vision compatible monitors, there wasn’t much news about supporting 1440P panels. Granted, 1080P is just fine when gaming on a 24″ screen but when using the additional real estate granted by 27″ monitors, such a low resolution just isn’t optimal.
ASUS will have a wide range of G-SYNC certified products but the flagship will be their $799 RoG Swift PG278Q. With a resolution of 2560×1440, a 1ms grey to grey response time and a very unique joystick OSD control, it has everything a gamer could possibly want. ASUS claims it will be launched in Q2 2014, just in time for the widespread availability of other G-SYNC monitors.
ASUS’ full press release is below alongside a quick video of the PG278Q from our team at CES 2014.
ASUS today announced the ROG SWIFT PG278Q. The SWIFT PG278Q features a 27-inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, fast 120+ Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, full range ergonomic adjustments, ASUS GamePlus and NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technologies that are designed to deliver the ultimate gaming experience.
Experience Immersive Gaming and Outstanding Visuals
Say goodbye to motion blur and lag with 120+ Hz refresh rate and 1ms response times for a competitive advantage in all your games thanks to smoother gameplay and on-screen responsiveness. The ROG SWIFT PG278Q also features GamePlus, an exclusive ASUS feature.
GamePlus is an OSD overlay that enables crosshair and timer functions to be displayed on the monitor. Gamers can select from four different crosshair types to suit the gaming environment, while the timer function allows players to track elapsed time in real-time strategy games. These tools allow gamers to practice and improve their gaming skills.
The ROG SWIFT PG278Q provides an array of options that include DisplayPort 1.2 for native WQHD output, dual USB 3.0 ports, VESA wall mount capability and a versatile stand with full tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment for an ideal viewing position while playing the latest game title.
The smart cable management feature rids your desktop of tangled wires, while the super narrow 6mm bezel ensures the ROG SWIFT PG278Q is an ideal choice for seamless multi-display gaming setups. Another nod to gamers and improving the user experience is a 5-way joystick that allows the user to easily navigate the OSD and make quick monitor adjustments.
The World’s First and Fastest WQHD Monitor powered by NVIDIA G-SYNC™
The ROG SWIFT PG278Q is also the world’s first WQHD monitor powered by NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology. NVIDIA® G-SYNC™, a breakthrough in display technology, synchronizes the display’s refresh rates to the GPU. The ROG SWIFT PG278Q eliminates screen tearing, minimizes stutter and input lag to deliver the smoothest gaming experience possible. With G-SYNC™ technology objects look sharper and more vibrant, while gameplay is more fluid and responsive.
ROG SWIFT PG278Q
• Display: 27-inch WQHD 2560 × 1440 (16:9)
• Narrow 6mm bezel designed for multi-monitor setups
• Pixel Pitch: 0.233mm
• Brightness: 350cd/m²
• Display Colors: 16.7M
• Refresh Rate: Over 120 Hz
• Response Time: 1ms (GTG)
• Connectivity: 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 2 x USB 3.0 ports
• Stand Adjustments: tilt (+20° ~ -5°), swivel (+60° ~ -60°), pivot (90° clockwise), height adjustment (0 ~ 120mm)
• VESA-wall mountable (100 × 100mm)
• Special ASUS Features: GamePlus and 5-way joystick OSD navigation
Pricing: $799 USD
Availability: Beginning Q2 (Asian Pacific, European and North America markets); Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.