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ASUS Outs ROG Swift PG278QE: 27-inch WQHD with 165Hz

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2019/03/25 10:24:17 (permalink)
https://www.techpowerup.c...7-inch-wqhd-with-165hz
 
ASUS today rolled out the ROG Swift PG278QE, a 27-inch planar gaming monitor. WQHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution, with 165 Hz refresh-rate, 1 ms (GTG) response time, and support for NVIDIA G-Sync. nputs include DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4. However it looks like a TN panel and if so then that is a bit disappointing.
 
 


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    Re: ASUS Outs ROG Swift PG278QE: 27-inch WQHD with 165Hz 2019/03/25 12:00:37 (permalink)
     
    and the wait for a decent gaming monitor continues...
     

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    Re: ASUS Outs ROG Swift PG278QE: 27-inch WQHD with 165Hz 2019/03/25 14:43:17 (permalink)
    Ya can keep your TN crap....


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    Re: ASUS Outs ROG Swift PG278QE: 27-inch WQHD with 165Hz 2019/03/25 14:53:22 (permalink)
    I just bought an Acer Predator 165Hz IPS G-SYNC 1440p monitor and love it. Been wanting to get both a 144+Hz and G-SYNC monitor for a while now. Only problem is that made me step up my 2080 to a 2080 Ti now lol.


     

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    Re: ASUS Outs ROG Swift PG278QE: 27-inch WQHD with 165Hz 2019/03/25 18:24:55 (permalink)
    This must be fueled by impulsive purchases where people are only considering resolution and refresh rate.  
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    Re: ASUS Outs ROG Swift PG278QE: 27-inch WQHD with 165Hz 2019/03/25 19:15:31 (permalink)
    I'm not sure what all the hate on the TN panels is about. I'm actually pleased with mine once it had been tuned to have better colors.
     
    I get it, IPS is simply better; but when they come across at a 50% lower price for the same spec (I got mine second hand, not new), other than the IPS accuracy, it is hard to pass up. :D

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    Re: ASUS Outs ROG Swift PG278QE: 27-inch WQHD with 165Hz 2019/03/25 20:58:10 (permalink)
     
    For me it's also the poor quality control on monitors the last couple of years (or more) - be it TN or IPS ..paying $700 for a monitor that has severe back light bleed, faded colors, dead pixels, and having to RMA multiple times and still not get a good one is unacceptable. Not just ASUS either. Major lack of quality panel manufacturers = limited competition = diminished focus on quality control.
     
     

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    Re: ASUS Outs ROG Swift PG278QE: 27-inch WQHD with 165Hz 2019/03/25 21:23:20 (permalink)
    Im not sure what you all are talking about, my Dell U3011 from 8 years ago is 2560 x 1600 native 10-bit with 12-bit internal processing at 60Hz and has great factory out of the box calibration.  If Dell were to release an ultrawide version with a higher refresh rate and either HDMI 2.1 or G-sync; I would have bought it already, but here I am waiting.....probably until I spend an insane amount of money on microLED in 3 to 5 years.  I bet TN displays will still be launching 5 years from now because people want to sacrifice a lot to save a few hundred bucks, not realizing what they are missing out on.
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    Re: ASUS Outs ROG Swift PG278QE: 27-inch WQHD with 165Hz 2019/03/26 00:45:19 (permalink)
    I kind of wonder if 144hz vs the 165hz would be that noticeable.

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    Re: ASUS Outs ROG Swift PG278QE: 27-inch WQHD with 165Hz 2019/03/26 11:35:29 (permalink)
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    IPS that has severe back light bleed

    I knew going in that this was going to have light bleed. There is no way of getting around it with the LCD monitors we have on market right now (but I do agree that they could use higher quality to get less light bleed). This is one of the main reasons I went with an OLED this year for my TV. But this is strictly a gaming monitor for me, wanted high refresh rate and G-SYNC (the real G-SYNC, not just compatible). When I want to view something with amazing picture quality, I just go to my OLED.
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    dead pixels

    This is the only thing I am truly worried about when buying a new monitor (or TV). If I ever see just one dead/stuck pixel, that's all I ever see from the monitor again.
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    I kind of wonder if 144hz vs the 165hz would be that noticeable.

    I doubt its THAT noticeable to be honest. I would have been perfectly fine with 144hz, but this monitor can do 165hz, so why not right?
    post edited by ManBearPig - 2019/03/26 11:38:25


     

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