Monitor talk is crazy.  In this modern era we have a choice between 4K panels, cheap Korean 1440p monitors, panels that cover wide gamuts those that refresh at 30 Hz, 60 Hz, 120 Hz and 144 Hz, as well as TN/VA/IPS panels with all the variants therein.  The issue comes when putting as many of these features together - typically IPS panels at higher refresh rates are hard to come by, whereas TN panels can lack the wide viewing angles and color reproduction.  So by saying that ASUS are paring a 27” 2560x1440 display with a high refresh rate and NVIDIA G-Sync, we open our arms to this kind of evolution.

Anand reviewed G-Sync last year, and while it is the closest adaptive refresh technology to market, it does have its competitors.  The ROG Swift PG278Q is going to be available from July, and should bring more G-Sync into the market.  While other specifications are thin on the ground from the press release, we are inquiring into a more detailed list of data points for the monitor.  The PG278Q also comes with a dedicated Turbo Key to allow users to adjust refresh rates on the fly from 60 Hz to 120 Hz to 144 Hz with one button, rather than adjusting the on-screen display.  ASUS is quoting a 1ms GTG response time, with a 6mm bezel, VESA wall mount, a large range of stand adjustment, 1 DP port, two USB 3.0 ports and a 5-way joystick for the OSD.

ASUS expects the PG278Q to be in the $800 region, with a full release in late July.

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  • Christobevii3 - Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - link

    $490 monitor becomes $800 with gsync? Wouldn't most people be better off just upgrading their videocard more than $300 on this and running vsync?
  • afa7336 - Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - link

    Lets see what you get for your extra money. You get 144 hz 1440p. You get G-Sync. You get USB ports... I'd say thats worth the up in price. Stop complaining.
  • Dug - Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - link

    Does anyone know if this works with 2 nvidia cards?
  • afa7336 - Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - link

    Yes, it will work with SLI'd cards.
  • godrilla - Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - link

    Battle of TN panels acer 4k gsync monitor most likely at 60 hz vs Asus 1440p 144z glance monitor should be similarly priced.
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  • DarkChaser - Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - link

    Has anyone noticed it said this monitor includes ONLY one DP port for video output?

    So, there is no legacy mode which can use vga and dvi on 144hz without gsync, then?

    $800 and only has one display connection???
  • Yakumo.unr - Friday, June 27, 2014 - link

    All g-sync monitors are displayport only atm. G-sync itself requires displayport.
    you don't HAVE to have g-sync on, you can still use only vsync on, or off, or nvidia adaptive sync too.
    But yes, only one connection option.
    It is frustrating for those that own other equipment they would like to swap to with the same screen sometimes :/
  • powerwiz - Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - link

    For you bashers of TN monitor's. Read up on Nvidia GSync ...witness in person if you can't make a trade show or store when they hit them on how amazing that is on a monitor. Its one of the biggest breakthroughs to come to the monitor world in quite a while.
  • k1tty_h4wk - Thursday, June 5, 2014 - link

    No G-Sync in 3D mode. If you buy this product be aware you will not be able to game in 3D with the G-Sync benefits (i.e., stutter/tearing elimination). The 3D Vision glasses are designed to interpret a constant frame rate, and will not work with the variable frame rates G-Sync produces. If you enter 3D Vision, G-Sync will be disabled. Please NVIDIA make a 3D vision update so I can consider buying this monitor!

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