Computex 2014: ASUS PG278Q Is G-Sync and 144Hz at 1440p

Subject: General Tech, Displays, Shows and Expos | June 2, 2014 - 02:28 PM |
Tagged: g-sync, displays, display, computex 2014, computex, asus, 2560x1440, 144hz, 1440p

NVIDIA's G-Sync allows video cards to time the refresh rate of monitors. This is an advantage because the GPU knows when a frame is actually ready to be displayed to the user. The initial batch of announcements were each 1080p monitors, which are least likely to dip down into the 30-60Hz gap where G-Sync is noticeable.

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Today at Computex, ASUS has announced a 27", 2560x1440, 144Hz G-Sync display. This higher resolution is starting to reach the point where faster graphics cards struggle to maintain 60 FPS. Not only that, but it is one of the first 1440p panels that you can get which supports high (over 100Hz) refresh rates, officially. Others exist, but "rare" is an understatement.

Its response rate is 1ms (GTG) which, unfortunately, suggests a TN panel. This might be a deal-breaker for some, but if you are looking for a G-Sync, 1440p, and high refresh rate panel, then it might be an acceptable compromise.

The ASUS PG278Q is available in Q2, which ASUS seems to define as the beginning of May to the end of July, for $799 USD. Unfortunately for AMD fans, the panel does not seem to support FreeSync, recently added to DisplayPort 1.2a. FreeSync, of course, is the competitor to G-Sync that AMD proposed to the VESA standards body.

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Source: ASUS
June 2, 2014 | 02:50 PM - Posted by Fishbait

The link goes to the January announcement (from Las Vegas), not exactly new news. Although I really want this monitor to come out, or at least have some reviews, I'd appreciate not reposting the old news. (literally posted in January on this site http://www.pcper.com/news/General-Tech/CES-2014-ASUS-ROG-SWIFT-PG278Q-12... )

Not mad though Scott. :D

June 2, 2014 | 03:06 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Does anyone know if this monitor supports my 3D Vision 2 kit? I remember, on the g-sync debut stream PcPer.com hosted, the Nvidia guy talked about how the G-Sync chip supports 3D vision, but this monitor is above 1080p. Does displayport even have the bandwidth for 1440 3D content?

June 2, 2014 | 03:21 PM - Posted by NVIDIA FTW As always! (not verified)

yes it does. Go to the ROG site and they give full details

June 2, 2014 | 03:25 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

displayport 1.2a has a bandwith of 21Gb/s, support 4k at 60hz
i hope nvidia will stick to adaptive sync, would be stupid to throw an open tech for a private eco-system, it wont help the users or the industry

June 2, 2014 | 03:28 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

displayport 1.3 bandwith of 32Gb/s supports 4k at 120hz, should be out Q2 2014, and probably have adaptive sync too, as a remnant of previous feature of 1.2a

June 2, 2014 | 03:14 PM - Posted by NVIDIA FTW As always! (not verified)

YES!!!!! I'll take 2~!

June 2, 2014 | 04:43 PM - Posted by PapaDragon

I dont think we are getting this monitor anytime soon.Q2..no..JJ himself now stated Q2/Q3 , which I would bet August or even September..ASUS keeps pushing things back.

At Ces everyone focused on Gsync, but did anyone tested it at 120hZ to verify that its actually capable at that speed? NO

"As to the SWIFT I have previously detailed that CES was a general announcement and we will release the product when we are finished with all aspects of design and development and ensuring it meets our expectations for a ROG product. As to the additional detailing this has only be done in the comment fields as opposed to a new news post due to users asking the same question ( even though we communicated originally a Q2/Q3 time frame ) which we are still in. While I can understand the excitement and anticipation specialized products like this take time especially when it is an ASUS / ROG product." J.J.ASUS PC DiY

June 2, 2014 | 05:57 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

2 weeks ago they promised mid-July

June 2, 2014 | 07:07 PM - Posted by NVIDIA FTW As always! (not verified)

I have the NVIDIA G-SYNC: ASUS VG248QE

and it runs up 144hz....

Sounds like we have another AMD redheaded step child trying to stir some shit.

June 2, 2014 | 04:50 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

im so sick of waiting for this shit june not a single g-sync display out for retail

June 2, 2014 | 05:31 PM - Posted by Anoneimus (not verified)

Regarding this first legit 1440p 120hz display - i rather they finish it 100% before release.

I wouldnt want them to do a recall or release some firmware update that i have to apply myself 1 or 2 months after i got the monitor.

That said. I personally hope that someone makes a 21:9 gsync monitor. It might not be 120hz, but damn games would be ENJOYED on something like that.
Also then asus could go f--k themselves with their endless delays.

June 3, 2014 | 05:12 PM - Posted by Canuck (not verified)

ABOUT FRIGGIN TIME!!.. take my money!!

June 3, 2014 | 05:49 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Of course no one mentioned that this is 3D vision capable at 1440P. Oooouuu 3D bad word.

Which is the reason a lot of people I know are getting it over a 4K g-sync when they come out. Gaming in 3D is amazing, I hate that even the mention of 3D gets bad press.

This is the only reason I'm getting it... oh and because its G-sync too.

June 4, 2014 | 05:39 AM - Posted by Serpentdrago (not verified)

Its 120hz of course you can do 3d. The display does not have to directly support it. U just need a high refresh rate

June 4, 2014 | 10:15 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

They don't always support 3D if its 120hz.

Also its pretty big news that it will be 1440p 3D but again no one even mentions it.

June 12, 2014 | 06:18 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Looks great but outside my price range

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