If you have the cash and a top of the line, Nvidia-based gaming rig, then the Asus ROG Swift PG278QR (See it on Amazon) is an almost consummate buddy. The main give up it constrains you to make is putting a sizable gouge in your ledger because of its $699 sticker price. This top of the line gaming screen utilizes a 27-inch TN board with a WQHD (2560×1440) determination, and components Nvidia’s G-Sync versatile invigorate rate innovation alongside a base revive rate of 144Hz that can be overclocked to 165Hz.
It sits close to the highest point of Asus’ Republic of Gamers (ROG) line of screens. The main screen that is bigger and more costly is the bent 34-inch ROG Swift PG348Q screen, which records for $1,199.99. Asus likewise offers other 27-inch models that are comparative yet highlight AMD’s contending FreeSync innovation, so they cost less. The Swift PG278QR is a refresh to the Swift PG278Q screen, subsequently the “R” in its name, and it adds the capacity to overclock the revive rate from 144Hz to 165Hz and includes an HDMI port so you can utilize it with a laptop or amusement support. Here is the maker gave specs to our survey unit:
Other than a couple calculated surfaces on the base and back board, the Swift PG278QR adheres to the fundamental, matte dark screen configuration script. The main ornamentation to be found is a little, silver Asus logo that sits on the base bezel, a Republic of Gamers logo stamped on the base and a sparkling, red ring at the base of the show’s neck (which you can handicap in the OSD). The side bezels are stunningly thin at just 0.25 inches wide, which makes a perfect, streamlined look and makes the huge, 27-inch show appear to be considerably bigger than it is.
In spite of its size, the show is kept solidly set up by the tough base and thick neck that connects to the board. Not at all like the Viewsonic XG2703-GS, there isn’t an earphone holder on the neck. The base and neck likewise let you position the show in an extensive variety of positions, giving tilt, swivel, pivot, and stature alteration. The Swift PG278QR highlights two video inputs – one HDMI and one DisplayPort – and the relating video link for every association, alongside a USB link, are incorporated. The screen sports two USB 3.0 ports, so you can utilize it for capacity obligations rather than simply interfacing a headset or console. The screen does not include any speakers but rather has an earphone jack on the back. However, I wish it was situated as an afterthought where it is simpler to get to. Gamers should utilize the DisplayPort association so as to utilize Nvidia G-Sync and also to overclock the invigorate rate to 165Hz. The screen is additionally perfect with Nvidia 3D Vision on the off chance that you have a 3D glasses unit.
To test reaction time, which measures how well a in 2017. screen responds to changes in dark levels, the Lagom test utilizes eight test designs with pixels that are turned on and off. On the best gaming monitors, these glimmering examples are imperceptible; in quick paced gameplay, this means negligible or no movement obscure. The Swift PG278QR was almost flawless, scoring a – 10, the following best score to an immaculate 0 where there is no glint on this test. With a HDMI association, the show has a 60Hz revive rate, yet when utilizing DisplayPort it’s set to 144Hz yet can be overclocked to 165Hz in the OSD. In spite of the fact that the overclocking is for the most part an advertising ploy to simply have a higher number on the spec sheet, it will in any event manage the cost of you a touch of headroom for the future, so I’m not grumbling excessively about it.
Generally speaking, however the ROG Swift PG278QR inspired, it is hard to recognize its performance from that of another G-Sync show, the ViewSonic XG2703-GS. Since they both have a similar determination and revive rate, the greatest contrast between the two gaming monitors is the ViewSonic utilizes an IPS-sort board, and the Asus highlights a TN board. A TN board has a speedier reaction time (1ms to 4ms), however I can’t state that the Asus looked or felt any quicker. An IPS-sort board gloats more extensive review points however, and I can state that the Asus’ picture quality debased faster as I got off pivot than with the ViewSonic. All that really matters? They are about almost undefined from each other as far as performance and close on elements; I would prescribe whichever one you could discover at the better cost. In the case of evaluating were equivalent, I’d give the scarcest gesture to the ViewSonic for its more extensive review edges and two adjustable presets. On the other hand, the Asus gaming monitor has a red highlights while the Viewsonic’s are Nvidia green, which may be the main variable for brand perfectionists.