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ASUS today announced the ROG SWIFT PG278Q. The SWIFT PG278Q features a 27-inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, fast 120+ Hz refresh rate, 1 ms 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 1 ms 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 6 mm 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.

SPECIFICATIONS
ROG SWIFT PG278Q
Display: 27-inch WQHD 2560 x 1440 (16:9)
Narrow 6 mm bezel designed for multi-monitor setups
Pixel Pitch: 0.233 mm
Brightness: 350 cd/m²
Display Colors: 16.7M
Refresh Rate: Over 120 Hz
Response Time: 1 ms (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 ~ 120 mm)
VESA-wall mountable (100 x 100 mm)
Special ASUS Features: GamePlus and 5-way joystick OSD navigation
AVAILABILITY
Pricing: $799 USD
Availability: Beginning Q2 (Asian Pacific, European and North America markets)

Source http://www.techpowerup.com/196516/asus-announces-rog-swift-pg278q-g-sync-gaming-monitor.html
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wow just wow thumb.gif

it still is TN though

"PC Perspective

Another G-Sync panel has been announced at CES. This one is not a standard 1080p panel, which is promising, rather a bump in resolution to WQHD 2560x1440 while still reaching "120+ Hz". It is still based on TN pixels but the resolution is different so at least that is progress."
Edited by deredox - 1/6/14 at 6:16pm
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Quick Q/A from the ROG forums.

"Why is the display TN rather than IPS/PVA/MVA, etc?

Not all TN’s are made the same: the premium panel used in the PG278Q is of very high quality. IPS panels (and their derivatives like PVA/MVA etc) are not suitable for a multitude of reasons: 1) the response rate is simply not fast enough to react to the active change in refresh rate and 2) They cannot reliably achieve >60Hz without significantly affecting the quality of the image. IGZO technology (and LTPS – low temperature polysilicon – likewise) – yields 100′s of times faster electron mobility versus standard amorphous silicon panels – and thus can provide a response rate comparable to TN (up to 60Hz currently), but, however desirable this technology is, it is still currently cost prohibitively for many PC gaming enthusiasts in 2014, which is why ROG has used a better price:performance, high quality TN panel."

TN or not i still plan on getting this monitor. Been waiting a long time for this.
Edited by Kronvict - 1/6/14 at 8:58pm
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sad no HDMI why i need HDMI because i need play XBOX 360 AND PS3 FOR HDMI
Displayport for PC to daam sad no HDMI
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None of the advanced monitor features would work with HDMI, so rather pointless.
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sad no HDMI why i need HDMI because i need play XBOX 360 AND PS3 FOR HDMI
Displayport for PC to daam sad no HDMI

Why would you use this specific monitor for console gaming when it's intended purpose is pc gaming with g-sync? Nvidia’s G-Sync input currently requires DisplayPort in order to function, which is why it is the only input available.
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Why would you use this specific monitor for console gaming when it's intended purpose is pc gaming with g-sync? Nvidia’s G-Sync input currently requires DisplayPort in order to function, which is why it is the only input available.

i will play PC GAMING TO HIGH END Geforce GTX 780 TI OR NEW GTX TO DISPLAY PORT ITS FINE FOR PC
but i wanted play XBOX 360 AND PS3 FOR HDMI
i realy need Nvidia’s G-Sync for PC and but i also need HDMI FOR CONSOLE
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I hope this comes out quickly.
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hmm might have to snag one of these instead of one of the Korean monitors. I wanna see some reviews first though before I get all excited.
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Well I was really excited and even ready to sell my overlord...until I heard it was tn
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