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View Poll Results: Poll: Did you have any issue with your Asus ROG Swift PG278Q ?
No, I never had any issue with my PG278Q Swift 21 56.76%
Yes, Dead or Bright/Stuck pixels or Bright Spots 2 5.41%
Yes, Excessive Back-light Bleeding or Clouding 0 0%
Yes, Blurry text or flickering text: 1 2.70%
Yes, Flashing set of noisy stripes 0 0%
Yes, Persistent horizontal and vertical scan/grid lines 5 13.51%
Yes, ULMB backlight banding 0 0%
Yes, Twitching 0 0%
Yes, Slow green pixels 3 8.11%
Yes, Won't work above 60Hz 0 0%
Yes, Total breakdown on startup or after a few days 2 5.41%
Yes, Flickering On and Off 1 2.70%
Yes, Power Supply Unit issues/break 2 5.41%
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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 05-12-2015, 04:53 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello

I would like to make a poll on how many people had any issue with his Asus ROG Swift as I read lots of complain on it...

here are the most common issues :

G1.Dead or Bright/Stuck pixels or Bright Spots:
http://youtu.be/q2ProvWa6h4
http://youtu.be/PFTpnAOkncI
http://youtu.be/B5EZkLCPJ2g

G2.Excessive Back-light Bleeding or Clouding:
Clouding seems happen within one month of use.
source

G3.Blurry text or flickering text:
http://youtu.be/Umx7ZvDKzdg
http://youtu.be/BcUhVYptfTk

G4.Flashing set of noisy stripes:
http://i.imgur.com/bWX21EP.jpg
Source

G5.Persistent horizontal and vertical scan/grid lines:
http://i.imgur.com/cIRszXp.jpg
Source
http://s168.photobucket.com/user/popdude338/media/IMAG0042.jpg.html & http://s168.photobucket.com/user/popdude338/media/IMAG0033.jpg.html

G6.Backlight flickering with/without gsync:
http://youtu.be/QV7yHw1hzyc
Source

G3 and G4 or G5 seem to happen together. G3 and G6 also seem to happen together. And these problems also appear after a major crash in BF4.

G7.ULMB backlight banding:
http://youtu.be/z8a09vjGFoU

G8.Twitching?:
http://youtu.be/aElSxcE8KV4

G9.Slow green pixels?:
http://youtu.be/wvn9F_IA6zs

G10.Won't work above 60Hz:
http://youtu.be/zTODqFO6iY4

G11.Total breakdown on startup or after a few days:
http://youtu.be/1AGi4BFOOBA
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?51701-PG278Q-Half-green-screen-on-first-use

G12.Flickering On and Off :
http://youtu.be/ST7FPR6JF9g

SOURCE : https://www.overclock.net/t/1526956/guide-to-the-problems-with-the-asus-rog-swift

+ mine had Power Supply Unit issues.



also I see that most of the ROG Swift official forum is about issues :
https://rog.asus.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?175-ROG-Swift-%28PG%29-ASUS-Gaming-%28VG%29-LCD-Discussion

I would like to quantify them,

so thanks for answering.
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Mine has 1 dead pixel (dark dot) in the bottom right. Not very noticable unless you actually look for it, so not really an issue tbh. No backlight bleed, flickering or G-sync issues.

I think if I RMA it theres a big risk of getting send back a much worse one.

Build date for mine is Jan 2015.
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I voted no issues as the problem with mine came from buying open box from newegg. Saved a lot of money but it was scratched, disassembled and the cable that powers the LED in the base torn. Cleaned it up, had to go buy hardware to re-assemble and can live without the lit up base and it has been perfect since. Really nice monitor but I will refrain from buying open box again on big items.
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if i want go to a store and test the monitor
how i can make sure the unit hes no flaws?
how i check for light bleed/dead pixels ?

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To check for backlight bleed you need to put a plane black image on the screen (completely black and in full screen), then turn off any other lights. If there is bleed you will see areas that are visibly lighter than the rest of the screen. SOME bleed is expected on all monitors (especially IPS), but it shouldn't be bad or obviously visible in normal light. It should be faint and quite even (so e.g. if 1 corner is clearly brighter than the rest of the screen, avoid).

Dead pixels appear as a bright or dark spot. Usually it takes a number of "dark spots" for you to be able to RMA the monitor, but less (1 in Asus' case) bright ones. Dark spots off center on a 1440 or 4k are not really noticable.

Another issue the Swift has is pixel inversion artifacts, which appear as vertical stripes on moving images. But it seems to be related to the out of the box colour, brightness and contrast calibration. If you adjust them down some it almost goes away.
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To check for backlight bleed you need to put a plane black image on the screen (completely black and in full screen), then turn off any other lights. If there is bleed you will see areas that are visibly lighter than the rest of the screen. SOME bleed is expected on all monitors (especially IPS), but it shouldn't be bad or obviously visible in normal light. It should be faint and quite even (so e.g. if 1 corner is clearly brighter than the rest of the screen, avoid).

Dead pixels appear as a bright or dark spot. Usually it takes a number of "dark spots" for you to be able to RMA the monitor, but less (1 in Asus' case) bright ones. Dark spots off center on a 1440 or 4k are not really noticable.

Another issue the Swift has is pixel inversion artifacts, which appear as vertical stripes on moving images. But it seems to be related to the out of the box colour calibration (all colours set to 100). If you turn them down it goes away. I basically matched the setup to my BenQ and the problem went away smile.gif

i tell you why i ask this
im looking for a new monitor
2K ,G-SYNC 120/144HZ

and in my country i can only get the ASUS ROG PG279Q and if i do go that route i want to make sure its a good unit even if it means asking the store to open the unit and let me test it
i also considered buying the ACER one that is IPS panel and not garbage TN (Although ppl say thte PG279Q TN looks amazing) but it seems its also full of problems all over

im not sure what to do yet but it seems we the customers have crap options when it comes down a good 27 2k monitor

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Well theres quite a high chance of getting a Swift with problems. The Acer IPS screen is even worse and their support isn't as good as Asus'.

The only "safe" option at the moment is a 1080 G-sync screen.
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