ASUS debuts new G-Sync, high-resolution, high-refresh rate displays

ASUS has announced a new set of G-Sync-equipped, 27-inch displays, featuring high resolution panels and impressively regular refresh rates, making them great for gamers using Nvidia hardware. Although pricing information has yet to be unveiled, they are expected to be available within the next month, so they should be more than ready for the Christmas rush that’s just around the corner.

Both utilize IPS panels, are 27 inches measured diagonally, and feature a 178-degree viewing angle and Gamevisual technology, which lets users put an overlay on top of their game. That can be a fairly obvious crosshair if you prefer, but also a FPS counter or timer to track how long you’ve been playing.

They also use ASUS’ Ultra-Low Blue Light technology, to help reduce the amount of blue-light emissions and therefore cut back on eye strain and fatigue. Both feature the same single DisplayPort 1.2 connector, a single HDMI 1.4 port, and two USB 3.0 ports alongside a headphone jack.

Each also has a pair of 2w speakers for basic audio output.

Related: Nvidia G-Sync or AMD FreeSync? Pick a side and stick with it

The ROG Swift PG279Q is a 1440P (2,560 x 1,440) resolution display, featuring the world’s first implementation of a 165Hz refresh rate. It can however be switched to more traditional settings if you prefer.

It also has a response time of 4ms (which while hardly ground-breaking is quick enough for most gamers), a pixel pitch of 109ppi, a brightness of 350cd/m2, and 8-bit display colors, as per MaximumPC.

In comparison, the ROG Swift PG27AQ is a full 4K display (3,840 x 2,160) and can therefore only operate at 60Hz at that resolution. It also has a 163ppi pixel pitch, a brightness of 300cd/m2, and 10-bit display colors.

The PC279Q is set to be available worldwide before the end of the month, with the PG27AQ arriving at some point in November. Neither have had official pricing information released, but considering the specifications and the inclusion of G-Sync technology, don’t expect them to be cheap.


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