Asus Unveils Two New ROG Swift Displays With G-Sync Support

Posted by at 11:44 am on October 12, 2015

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At ROG Unleashed, Asus announced two new members of the ROG Swift family, featuring Nvidia’s G-Sync technology.

With these new displays, Asus is seeking to expand upon the success it had with the Asus ROG PG278Q display that was released some time ago. It was one of the first G-Sync enabled displays, and it featured a fast 144 Hz refresh rate and a WQHD resolution, which made it a hit with gamers.

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Both of these new displays are similar to the PG278Q, as they are G-Sync enabled 27″ displays, but they attempt to improve on the PG278Q in at least one aspect. The ROG Swift PG279Q uses the same 2560 x 1440 resolution as the older display, but it enables up to a 165 Hz refresh rate. As this display uses an IPS panel instead of a TN panel, this refresh rate is rather impressive. The display gains a few benefits of being an IPS panel that the older display lacks such as a wider viewing angle, but it also features a slower 4 ms response time, which may drive some gamers away.

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The ROG Swift PG27AQ takes a different tactic and features a much higher 3840 x 2160 resolution, but at the expense of dropping to a 60 Hz refresh rate and a 4 ms response time.

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A slight negative aspect about both of these displays is that they lack support for HDMI 2.0. Although this would be a serious issue on most displays, G-Sync is only capable of running through a DisplayPort connection. Because the G-Sync displays carry a heavy premium, and this feature is the main reason for someone to buy one of these displays over cheaper alternatives, it is unlikely that users would use the HDMI connection anyway.

Asus New ROG Swift Displays
Model ROG Swift PG279Q ROG Swift PG27AQ
Display Panel Size 27″ (68.6 cm) wide screen (16:9) 27″ (68.6 cm) wide screen (16:9)
Display Viewing Area 596.74 x 335.66 mm 596.74 x 335.66 mm
Panel Backlight/Type WLED/IPS WLED/IPS
Color Saturation 100 percent sRGB 100 percent sRGB
True Resolution (refresh rate) DP: 2560×1440 (up to 165 Hz)

HDMI: 2560×1440 (60 Hz)

DP: 3840 x 2160 (up to 60 Hz)

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

Pixel Pitch 0.233 mm (109 PPI) 0.155 mm (163 PPI)
Brightness (Max) 350 cd/m2 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio (Max) 1,000:1 1,000:1
Viewing Angle (CR ≥ 10) 178° (H) / 178° (V) 178° (H) / 178° (V)
Display Colors 16.7M (8-bit) 1.07 billion (10-bit)
Response Time 4 ms (gray to gray) 4 ms (gray to gray)
Video Features Nvidia Technology G-Sync technology

Ultra Low Motion Blur

G-Sync technology
Trace Free Technology Yes Yes
Color Temperature 4 modes 4 modes
HDCP Yes Yes
Game Visual Yes (FPS, RTS/RPG, racing, sRGB, cinema, standard modes) Yes (FPS, RTS/RPG, racing, sRGB, cinema, standard modes)
GamePlus Yes (crosshair, timer, FPS counter) Yes (crosshair, timer, FPS counter)
Audio Features Stereo Speakers 2W x 2 stereo, RMS 2W x 2 stereo, RMS
Gaming Hotkeys 5-way OSD navigation joystick

GamePlus

60 Hz/120 Hz/165 Hz Turbo

5-way OSD navigation joystick

GamePlus

GameVisual

Input/Output DisplayPort 1.2

HDMI 1.4

2x USB 3.0

Earphone jack

DisplayPort 1.2

HDMI 1.4

2x USB 3.0

Earphone jack

Signal Frequency Digital Signal Frequency DP: 34 ~ 209 kHz (H) / 30 ~ 165 Hz (V)

HDMI: 30 ~ 140 kHz (H) / 24 ~ 60 Hz (V)

DP: 50 ~ 133 kHz (H) / 30 ~ 60 Hz (V)

HDMI: 30 ~ 140 kHz (H) / 24 ~ 60 Hz (V)

Power Power Consumption Power on < 90 W (ES 6.0)

Power saving/off < 0.5 W

Power on < 90 W (ES 6.0)

Power saving/off < 0.5 W

Voltage 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Mechanical Design Chassis Colors Matte black Matte black
Tilt (angle) +20° ~ -5° +20° ~ -5°
Swivel (angle) +60° ~ -60° +60° ~ -60°
Pivot (angle, direction) 90° (clockwise) 90° (clockwise)
Height adjustment (mm) 0 ~ 120 mm 0 ~ 120 mm
VESA wall mounting (mm) 100 x 100 mm 100 x 100 mm
Security Kensington Lock Yes Yes
Dimensions Physical (W x H x D) 619.77 x 552.53 x 237.9 mm

619.77 x 362.96 x 65.98 mm (without stand)

619.77 x 552.53 x 237.9 mm

619.77 x 362.96 x 65.98 mm (without stand)

Box (W x H x D) 756 x 456 x 300 mm 756 x 456 x 300 mm
Weight (kg) 7.2 kg (net), 10.7 kg (gross) 7.2 kg
Warranty 1-year ZBD warranty

3-year system warranty

3-year panel warranty (in specific countries)

Free service hotline (in specific countries)

Free pick-up service (in specific countries)

1-year ZBD warranty

3-year system warranty

3-year panel warranty (in specific countries)

Free service hotline (in specific countries)

Free pick-up service (in specific countries)

Accessories 90 W power adapter, power cord, DisplayPort cable, HDMI cable, USB 3.0 cable, warranty card, quick start guide, support CD 90 W power adapter, power cord, DisplayPort cable, HDMI cable, USB 3.0 cable, warranty card, quick start guide, support CD

 

Regulation Approvals Energy Star®, UL/cUL, CB, CE, ErP, FCC, CCC, BSMI, CU C-Tick, VCCI, PSI, CEL Level 1, J-MOSS, RoHS, WEEE, Windows 7.8.1/10 WHQL, KCC, E-STANDBY, TUV-Flicker Free, TUV-Low Blue Light Energy Star®, UL/cUL, CB, CE, ErP, FCC, CCC, BSMI, CU C-Tick, VCCI, PSI, CEL Level 1, J-MOSS, RoHS, WEEE, Windows 7.8.1/10 WHQL, KCC, E-STANDBY, TUV-Flicker Free, TUV-Low Blue Light

 

There is currently no word on pricing or availability.

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