ASUS Announces RoG Swift PG279Q and PG27AQ IPS G-Sync Gaming Monitors



Two new additions to ASUS’ Republic of Gamers display lineup were unveiled recently that feature 27-inch IPS panels for uncompromised visuals even in non-gaming scenarios. The RoG Swift PG279Q offers up to 2K (2560 x 1440) resolution while the RoG Swift PG27AQ is capable of 4K (3840 x 2160) resololution, both featuring NVIDIA G-sync technology. NVIDIA’s G-sync is designed to eliminate screen tearing and reduce input lag as well as stuttering via a hardware based embedded solution on the monitor itself.  Both monitors have DisplayPort and HDMI connectors with the PG279Q capable of 165Hz refresh rate via DP 1.2.

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For more information and photos, check out the official press release below:

Taipei, Taiwan — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Swift PG279Q and Swift PG27AQ gaming displays with 27-inch IPS panels for wide 178-degree viewing angles and rich, bright colors. ROG Swift PG279Q delivers 2K/WQHD (2560 x 1440) visuals while ROG Swift PG27AQ has an astounding 4K/UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution. Both displays feature NVIDIA® G-SYNC technology to eliminate screen tearing, minimize stuttering, and reduce input lag. ROG Swift PG279Q is also the world’s first display with a 165Hz refresh rate for incredibly-smooth gaming visuals. Both displays have Ultra-Low Blue Light and Flicker-Free technologies to protect users’ eyes during marathon gaming sessions. In addition, ASUS-exclusive enhancements like GamePlus and GameVisual technologies give users an advantage in the gaming arena.

Lifelike gaming visuals

These ROG Swift PG Series gaming monitors represent a new generation of displays designed to provide gamers with impressive levels of detail. ROG Swift PG279Q has a 2K/WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution panel, delivering greater image detail and up to 77% more onscreen desktop space than standard Full HD displays. It also covers the full sRGB color gamut.

ROG Swift PG27AQ produces 1.07 billion display colors (10-bit) and covers the full sRGB gamut. It delivers sharp 4K/UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution images and crisp text. With a pixel density of 163ppi, it provides users with unmatched levels of detail. It features four times the onscreen desktop space of Full HD and delivers crisp and sharp gaming visuals.

Both displays deliver superior images with outstanding colors thanks to IPS technology. Users can enjoy wide 178-degree viewing angles with minimal distortion and color shift even when viewing the display from extreme positions.

Ultra-smooth and seamless gameplay

The ROG Swift Series is designed to provide the fastest and smoothest gaming experiences imaginable. ROG Swift PG279Q is the world’s first display with a 165Hz refresh rate to reduce lag and motion blur, giving gamers the upper hand in fast-paced first-person-shooters, racing, real-time strategy, and sports games. Users can select between 60, 120, and 144Hz refresh rates on the fly with the help of the Turbo Key. Users can fully experience ROG Swift PG279Q’s 165Hz refresh rate if they’re using a NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960 or higher graphics processor.

Both ROG Swift PG279Q and Swift PG27AQ boast NVIDIA G-SYNC display technology for smooth, seamless gameplay. This technology synchronizes the display’s refresh rate to the PC’s NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics processor to eliminate screen tearing, and minimize display stutter and input lag.

Gamer-centric features

ROG Swift Series displays feature the ASUS-exclusive GamePlus hotkey to give gamers crosshair overlays, timer functions, and a frames per second (FPS) counter. The crosshair overlay provides four different crosshair options, so users can select the one that best suits the game currently being played. There’s also an onscreen timer that can be positioned on the left of the display to keep tracked of elapsed game time; while the FPS counter lets users know how smoothly the game is running.

ASUS-exclusive GameVisual technology provides up to six preset display modes (Scenery, Racing, Cinema, RTS/RPG, FPS, and sRGB) to suit different game genres. This unique feature can be easily accessed through a hotkey or the On Screen Display (OSD) settings menu.

Extensive connectivity options

Both ROG PG279Q and ROG PG27AQ have a wide array of connectivity options including DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI. Two USB 3.0 ports provide convenient pass-through connectivity at speeds of up to 10-times that of USB 2.0, and they can also quick-charge mobile devices.

Both displays feature a pair of 2-watt speakers and a 3.5mm earphone jack for immersive in-game audio. An ergonomic cable-management design feature helps organize and hide cables to keep the gaming area tidy.

Designed for gaming marathons and multi-display setups

ROG Swift PG Series displays are designed for gaming marathons. ASUS Ultra-Low Blue Light technology reduces blue light emission by up to 70%, and has four different blue-light filter settings that are easily accessed on the OSD menu via a 5-way joystick. Flicker-Free technology also helps reduce onscreen flicker for a more comfortable gaming experience.

Both displays have undergone stringent performance tests and are certified by TÜV Rheinland laboratories, a global provider of technical, safety, and certification services, to be flicker-free and to emit low blue light levels

ROG Swift PG series displays have been ergonomically-designed and provide full tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment so gamers can find their preferred viewing position. Both displays have super-narrow 6mm bezels that make them ideal for seamless multi-display setups; they can also be VESA wall-mounted.

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ROG Swift PG279Q will be available worldwide from October 2015, and ROG Swift PG27AQ will be available worldwide from November 2015.  Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

SPECIFICATIONS[1]
 PG27AQPG279Q
Panel Size(diagonal)27in (68.6cm) Widescreen (16:9)27in (68.6cm) Widescreen (16:9)
Panel Backlight/ TypeWLED / IPSWLED / IPS
Color Gamut100% sRGB100% sRGB
True ResolutionDP: 3840×2160 (up to 60Hz)

HDMI: 3840×2160 (24Hz) / 1920×1080 (60Hz)

DP: 2560×1440 (up to 165Hz)

HDMI: 2560×1440 (60Hz)

Pixel Pitch0.155mm (163ppi)0.233mm (109ppi)
Brightness (Max.)300cd/m²350cd/m²
Viewing Angle (CR10)178°(H) / 178°(V)178°(H) / 178°(V)
Display Colors1.07B (10-bit)16.7M (8-bit)
Response Time4ms (Gray to Gray)4ms (Gray to Gray)
ASUS-exclusive Gaming Features5-way OSD Navigation Joystick

GamePlus (Crosshair / Timer / FPS Counter)

GameVisual (FPS / RTS / RPG / Racing / sRGB / Cinema /Standard modes)

 

 

5-way OSD Navigation Joystick

GamePlus (Crosshair / Timer / FPS Counter)

GameVisual (FPS / RTS / RPG / Racing / sRGB / Cinema /Standard modes)

Turbo key (60-120-165Hz)

Eye Care TechnologyLow Blue Light (TUV-certified)

Flicker Free (TUV-certified)

Low Blue Light (TUV-certified)

Flicker Free (TUV-certified)

Stereo Speaker2W x 22W x 2
Input / Output1x DisplayPort1.2, 1x HDMI1.4, 2x USB3.0, Earphone Jack1x DisplayPort1.2, 1x HDMI1.4, 2x USB3.0, Earphone Jack
Ergonomic DesignTilt: +20° ~ -5°

Swivel: +60° ~ -60°

Pivot: 90°(clockwise)

Height adjustment: Yes (0~120 mm)

VESA compatible: 100 x 100 mm mount

Super-narrow bezel

Smart Cable Management

Tilt: +20° ~ -5°

Swivel: +60° ~ -60°

Pivot: 90°(clockwise)

Height adjustment: Yes (0~120 mm)

VESA compatible: 100 x 100 mm mount

Super-narrow bezel

Smart Cable Management

Dimension619.77 x 552.53 x 237.9mm  (WxHxD)619.77 x 552.53 x 237.9mm  (WxHxD)
WeightNet Weight (Est.): 7.2kgNet Weight (Est.): 7.0kg

 

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About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC. ASUS has more than 16,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 5,200 engineers. Company revenue for 2014 was approximately US$14.5 billion.

[1] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com