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Reddit mentions of Asus ROG Swift PG279Q 27" Gaming Monitor, 1440P WQHD (2560 x 1440), IPS, 165Hz (Supports 144Hz), G-SYNC, Eye Care, DisplayPort Adjustable Ergonomic

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We found 229 Reddit mentions of Asus ROG Swift PG279Q 27" Gaming Monitor, 1440P WQHD (2560 x 1440), IPS, 165Hz (Supports 144Hz), G-SYNC, Eye Care, DisplayPort Adjustable Ergonomic. Here are the top ones.

Asus ROG Swift PG279Q 27
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  • 27 inch WQHD (2560x1440) IPS panel with 165Hz refresh rate (supports 144Hz) full sRGB gamut for immersive life like color in games, movies, and design
  • Thin bezel design brings out the best balance of screen size and resolution for gaming
  • NVIDIA G SYNC technology removes stutter and screen tearing for the smoothest gaming experience with NVIDIA G SYNC Processor
  • ASUS Eye Care technology enables low blue light mode and flicker free panels for marathon gaming comfort
  • Flexible connectivity options with DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4 and 2 x USB 3.0 ports
Height21.75 inches
Length9.36 inches
Number of items1
Release dateOctober 2018
Weight15.43235834 Pounds
Width24.39 inches

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Found 229 comments on Asus ROG Swift PG279Q 27" Gaming Monitor, 1440P WQHD (2560 x 1440), IPS, 165Hz (Supports 144Hz), G-SYNC, Eye Care, DisplayPort Adjustable Ergonomic:

u/WorkingISwear · 197 pointsr/battlestations

Full list with links to everything shown here (and some stuff not shown). Please let me know if I've missed anything or if you have any questions.

PC Specs

Item | Make/model | Link | Price
Processor| Intel i7-8700k | Amazon | $355
Graphics Card| MSI GEFORCE GTX1080 TI GAMING X 11G| Amazon | $1,000
RAM | G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200 MHZ | Amazon | $90
Motherboard | ASUS ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming | Amazon | $350
SSD | Samsung SSD 960 EVO 1TB NVMe | Amazon | $300
SSD | Samsung 850 EVO 500GB | Amazon | $130
SSD | Samsung 850 EVO 500GB | Amazon | $130
AIO | Corsair H110i V2 | Amazon | $120
Case | Lian Li PC 011 Dynamic | Amazon | $130
PSU | EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G2 | Amazon | $100
Fans | Corsair LL 120 | Amazon | $220
Drawers | Ikea Alex | Ikea | $90

The rest of the stuff

Item | Make/model | Link | Price
Desk | Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk | Jarvis | $752

Chair | Herman Miller Embody | Amazon | $1,400
Monitor | ASUS PG279Q | Amazon | $610
Monitor | ASUS PG279Q | Amazon | $610
Desk Mat | Godspeed Reverse Panda | Novelkeys | $20
Mouse | Glorious Model O Matte White | Glorious | $50
Keyboard | Tofu65 w/ Gateron Browns | KBDFans | $200
Keycaps | MT3 Godspeed | Drop | $150

Dock | Caldigit TS3 | Amazon | $280
Speakers | Audioengine A2+ | Amazon | $300
Speaker Stands | Kanto S6W | Amazon | $60
Webcam | Logitech C922x | Amazon | $83
Monitor Arm | Jarvis Dual Monitor Arm in White | Jarvis | $160
Desk Backlight | Philips Hue Light Strip | Amazon | $90
Main Lights | Nanoleaf Light Panels | Nanoleaf | $550
Headphones | Hyperx Cloud Flight | Amazon | $135
VR | Oculus Quest | Amazon | $500
Headphones | Sony WH1000XM3 | Amazon | $275
Headphones | Master & Dynamic MH40 | Amazon | $250

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Some or all items not pictured here but are part of the setup

u/Ambushes · 11 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Most of the good stuff is gone I assume, there are some really good deals on monitors, an unlocked S9. I looked through basically everything electronics.

PG279Q, if you're willing to take risks you can get a 165hz IPS 27" 1440p for sub $500, but I'm willing to bet the lower condition ones have dead pixels or something. Personally I'd aim for ones marked 'Very good' but regardless it's well below the ATL.

u/jacks369 · 10 pointsr/Amd

That's unfortunate because in the US, the difference is still big but not nearly as big ($200 difference).



Do these use the same panel? One is 144hz, and the other is 165Hz.

u/pianodude4 · 9 pointsr/buildmeapc

I don't know everything about building PCs (just built my first), but I wouldn't go with that monitor. Yes, the refresh rate is high, but with your budget, you really should go for a 2k or 4k resolution with your monitor.

Edit: Here is an Asus Rog Swift monitor at 1440p (2k) with a 165hz refresh rate.

Here is one at 2160p (4k) with a 60hz refresh rate.

I don't think they make 4k monitors above 60hz yet, so if the framerate is important to you, I'd go with the 2k one.

You won't even be able to see the difference between the 165hz and 240hz and I think a higher resolution would be a much better improvement over the higher refresh rate. Plus, you get 2.5 inches of extra screen.

u/GuysImConfused · 9 pointsr/buildapc

I would definitely get the IPS one - you have to keep in mind that response time in your system is cumulative, so 1ms is not five times faster than 5ms. Your mouse/keyboard to motherboard, motherboard to CPU, CPU to GPU, GPU to RAM etc it all adds up, and you end up having maybe 20 - 30ms input lag in total, so you are choosing between 30ms and 35ms roughly - and that is a negligible difference.
However, the colors and viewing angles are a BIG difference. Definitely go IPS.

EDIT: Here is my specific recommendation.

  • 165Hz
  • IPS
  • 2560x1440
  • G-sync
u/Skuzzee · 9 pointsr/pcmasterrace

So, I spent a lot of money on building my PC and have had an amazing gaming experience for over 2 years now. But during my entire career of PC gaming, I’ve always used 60 hertz, basic-type monitors.

Just last month I took the RISKY, SCARY, EXPENSIVE plunge into the “G-Sync, high quality gaming monitor world”. I purchased this.


And believe me, I had the same questions you are asking. Is this worth it? Do I get an IPS panel? Or save money and get the TN version? Will I see a difference with 144hz? What about 165hz?

When I plugged this monitor into my PC, enables the 144hz through NVIDIA Control Panel (that part is important) and launched a game.... it sounds so cringey and nerdy, but I almost cried. It’s a whole different world dude. It feels like you’re opening a door into a world you’ve ALWAYS wanted to be in. If you have a high end gaming PC, you are doing yourself a DISSERVICE by not owning a G-Sync (or even FreeSync) monitor with 144hz.

Just do yourself one huge favor. Do not compromise on quality and price. Look for the brand names and read reviews. Search YouTube for reviews. Ask friends. And never forget... always buy the extended warranty on high priced tech. These things are not perfect and will “go out” eventually.

Long winded answer. Yes. You go out and buy one as soon as you can. It will change your gaming experience forever. I’m NEVER GOING BACK.

u/Shablo5 · 6 pointsr/nvidia

As far as I know, the 1070 cannot obtain 144FPS on ULTRA in most games (Although are you ONLY playing the latest games? No? Then it's half relevant). That said, Gsync has you the rest of the way.

Problem is, gsync is also a $150-$200 premium (at least in Canadian) to any monitor. They will tell you to buy monitors like this or this but it's hard to justify those 1440P monitors.

If you turn down your expectation to a 1080p gsync 144hz, then things become a bit more reasonable. But if you're an enthusiast, perhaps you really want to push the limit and try the 1440p 144hz g-sync bandwagon out.

u/PalebloodSky · 6 pointsr/Monitors

Nice, if OP is looking for something right now I'd say this one:


u/magn2o · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

For those who missed this, Amazon has some open box Asus PG279Qs for $644.27.

u/Michael100198 · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

Having used a T.V as my monitor for the past two years, I've been looking to get a 1440p, 144 Hz monitor to make the most of my gaming experience.

I have a Nvidia 970 and will be upgrading my PC when the next line of graphics cards releases.

This monitor seems perfect although I've been reading about the "monitor lottery". What other similar options are there (Two I came across: one and two? And is there any reason I should hold off on buying for now?

Edit: Also, having a Nvidia card, should I aim for G-Sync or will Freesync work as well?

u/cecilkorik · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace

The Asus PG279Q is probably what I'd be looking for if I were you.

  • 1440p
  • IPS
  • 165Hz
  • G-sync

    Edit: Alternately, if it ever becomes available to buy and you can afford it (I've heard prices in excess of $2,000), the Asus PG27UQ has simply disgusting specs. 4K 144HZ IPS panel using quantum dots and full panel LED backlighting. Linus calls it the GOD of monitors.
u/amiblue333 · 4 pointsr/FortNiteBR

> 144hz 1440p since the beginning on an 8600k + 1080Ti

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017EVR2VM overclocked to 165 fps

Intel Core i7 8086K @ 5.2GHz


Is how I get 165 FPS

I went to my friends house and tried playing on his 1080p 60hz monitor and i gagged

u/perfes · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

Most of the monitors here are free sync and I would say have good implementations however I will include a Gsync category.


I would not recommend 4k for the 2080. It would be able to run games around 60 fps at 4k however refresh rate will make things more enjoyable. Also, 4k high refresh rate monitors are currently very expensive.


Good value companies to look at:


Pixio (Did not list since availability issues but worth looking at)



More established companies to look at:





Gigabyte (They have one monitor on the market)



TL;DR of VA vs IPS

IPS has slightly better viewing angles than VA.

IPS has slightly better colors VA.

IPS has better response time than VA.

However, VA does not have defects like IPS glow and much better contrast, so much better blacks and such.


TL;DR of TN vs IPS

IPS has much better viewing angles than TN. TN will color shift if looked at straight on.

IPS has much better colors than TN.

TN has the best response rate.

TN is basically worse in every way than VA and IPS except for response time.




Nixeus EDG 27" (NX-EDG27S v2) : $399.99

Here is one of the best value 1440p, 144hz, IPS monitors


Aorus AD27QD 27": $595.33

Arguably one of the best 1440p, 144hz IPS monitor:


VIOTEK GN27DB 27": $329.99

A good value VA panel by Viotek


Samsung CHG70 27-inch: $499.99

A good quality Samsung monitor however I would say it is overpriced, uses a VA panel


Dell S-Series 27" (S2719DGF): $368.75

A good cheap TN panel usually can be found around $300 on sale


AOC Agon AG271QX 27" : $390.00

An alternative to the dell.





LG 32GK650F-B 32": $408.98

This is the LG monitor I would recommend over the one this post has


BenQ EX3203R 32": $537.99

Here is an alternative Benq monitor


The two 32" monitors are also VA panels.




MSI Non-Glare UltraWide 21:9 Screen 34": $419.99 also there is a $20 MIR.

Here is an MSI ultrawide (21:9) 1440p inside your price range


Currently on sale on Newegg, however, remember Newegg has a terrible dead pixel policy.

Instead, I would buy it from B&H even though it is a little more expensive: $449.99


Acer ED347CKR bmidphzx 34" 21:9: $499.99

Here is an alternative ultrawide in case you don't want the MSI one


Both of the ultrawide monitors I have listed are VA panels.

VIOTEK GN35DR 35" 21:9: $449.99

Another ultrawide alternative by Viotek




Gsync monitors (Would not recommend since you are paying extra for gsync without any apparent benefits anymore since free sync now works with Nvidia GPUs)

Dell Gaming S2716DGR 27.0" : $446.00

Can be found on sale around $350 mark. This is a TN panel


Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 27" : $599.99

The old goto monitor before free sync became compatible with Nvidia gpus.


ASUS ROG PG279Q 27" : $699.00

The other goto monitor before free sync became compatible with Nvidia gpus.


u/GaiaNyx · 4 pointsr/buildapc



I personally have XB271HU, it's amazing going from a shitty 60hz 15.6 inch laptop display. They're very, very expensive, but if you want the premium top of the line, these are the ones. They basically have identical specs, it just comes down to which company you like more.

u/Mount_Oza · 4 pointsr/Monitors

Then you’d be able to buy the ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q

u/red286 · 4 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

27" 1440p IPS monitors cover a huge range of different products, from fairly basic ones like the Viewsonic VA2719-2K-SMHD @ $293 to mid-tier gaming ones like the Acer XF270HU @ $594 to higher-end gaming ones like the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q @ $800, to professional graphic design ones like the EIZO CS2730-BK-CNX @ $2600 (j/k, Amazon's price is wrong, these are only $1800).

u/pburgess22 · 4 pointsr/nvidia

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-PG279Q-Gaming-Monitor-G-Sync/dp/B017EVR2VM/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=asus+1440p&qid=1564408716&s=gateway&sr=8-3 Something like this. IPS so the colour accuracy is good, 165hz oc as well. All these panels have issues with backlight bleed. Mine has a tiny bit you cannot notice it unless sitting on a purely black screen.

u/TheRealLHOswald · 3 pointsr/Monitors


If there's any kind of deal on it to get it under $800 it'll be far and away the best monitor you can get for your 1070. 1440p, IPS and 165Hz with Gsync.

u/sgtstinker · 3 pointsr/Monitors

The PG279Q? It was released worldwide as of last month. Very tough to find in stock. I don't believe it is in stock anywhere as of this moment, but be sure to check on Newegg and Amazon multiple times a day.

u/endlesswurm · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I have this one for my home setup and I absolutely love it.

u/in3rtia_ · 3 pointsr/hardwareswap

Amazon has a deal today for 20% off their Warehouse Deals, you can snag the 279Q for ~$520 (+tax probably).


u/iHikeALot · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Having said that, if you have the budget, the ASUS PG279Q is as close to a unicorn as there is: 165Hz, 1440p, G-Sync, IPS: https://www.amazon.com/PG279Q-2560x1440-G-SYNC-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B017EVR2VM


u/PacoBedejo · 3 pointsr/starcitizen

First, I think ultra-wide setups (whether curved 21:9 or triple-monitor) won't be well-suited to Star Citizen. Unlike a standard First Person Shooter where you're scanning a primarily flat area, space exists all around you.

IMO, the best way to experience SC will be with a VR headset. But, being an MMO, I know that my play sessions might last as long as 12 hours. Given my desire to avoid headset-induced fungal/bacterial infections, I'm going for a great, large, single monitor.

Unfortunately, there isn't a monitor on the market which ticks all the boxes right now. Acer tried a 4K 144hz 32" G-Sync monitor, but the DisplayPort 1.3 they used couldn't carry the necessary bandwidth. Right now I'm using a 27" Dell 1440P 144hz and love it, but wish for a larger screen with similar or smaller pixel size.

According to techbuyersguru.com, monitor manufacturers aren't going to be re-attempting large + awesome again any time soon.

> Acer Predator XB321HK
> We're keeping this monitor here as a placeholder, so readers realize that yes, we know a lot of you are on the lookout for a replacement to this venerable 32" 4K G-Sync monitor, the only one of its kind ever released. The issue with it was that with existing Displayport technology, it was impossible to achieve a refresh rate higher than 60Hz at 4K, and serious gaming rigs are now able to easily surpass that 60 frames per second, even at this extreme resolution. 4K refresh rates of 120Hz and above are coming with the new DisplayPort 1.4 standard, which has recently been adopted.
> A new generation of 4K G-Sync monitors that exceed the 60Hz refresh rate will be arriving later this year. To learn more about this exciting new development, see our report on The Future of Display Tech from CES 2017. The only problem: for the foreseeable future, these monitors will be 27", so it's going to be several years before a true replacement for the XB321HK appears!

So, unfortunately, your best bet is probably the Acer Predator X34 for now. It's less "ultra-wide" than a triple-monitor setup, has good pixel size (same as 27" 16:9 1440P), and has an increased refresh rate (100hz). The Z35P could be alright too, if you prefer VA over IPS.

The shitty thing is; because it's ultra-wide, the 34" X34 is the same exact screen height as a 16:9 27" panel. You could get the ASUS ROG Swift 27" 16:9 for $375 less, have the same screen height (same usable screen area wearing in-game helmet), and have a faster refresh rate while drawing fewer pixels, increasing your GPU's FPS output. If you're cool with a TN panel, the $450 Dell S2716DG is hard to beat. You just won't be happy with the color reproduction.

So...just buy your pick of the 27" 1440p G-Sync monitors and be done with it for now. :(

Do your own research on panel types: TN -vs- IPS -vs- VA

u/SackofLlamas · 3 pointsr/classicwow

I did not. Lemme try find the one I bought.

I BELIEVE it was this guy:


4K isn't worth it with monitors quite yet. Maybe in a few years' time.

u/smile_e_face · 3 pointsr/Monitors

Right, crash course time. I'm not really into the fighting game scene, barring watching a few EVO matches, but I'm going to go ahead and assume that they use TN panels, which prioritize high refresh rate and low input lag over picture quality. That one you linked most certainly does. If you've been using a TN monitor for a while, I'm not surprised that your friend's Predator got you thinking.

For picture quality, you have two options for panels: IPS and VA. Some people will tell you that IPS is the only way, but those people are wrong. IPS monitors clearly win the areas of color quality / vibrancy and viewing angles; TN panels have awful color shifting when viewed off-center, and VA panels, while better, aren't fantastic. On the other hand, all IPS panels bring with them the dreaded "IPS glow," a soft, pale light from the corners visible in dark content.

VA panels, on the other hand, stomp the competition when it comes to contrast - compare ~500:1 for TN, ~1000:1 for IPS, and ~3000:1 for VA - making them an excellent choice for movies. Think the difference between LCD and plasma televisions, which is actually not far off, technologically speaking. But, they're incredibly slow - there are only a handful of VA panels available with refresh rates over 60 Hz - and not really suitable for fast-paced genres like FPS.

Also, consider that both IPS and VA panels have inferior response times and input lag, compared to TN. Almost all gamer-oriented TN panels have ~1ms response times, while IPS aim for ~4ms and VA are lucky if they get ~8ms. What this means is that things might seem a little sluggish when you start out; I emphasize "might" because some people, like me, don't care about the difference, and others don't even notice it. Manufacturers attempt to fix this problem by building "overdrive" into their monitors, essentially pouring more juice into the pixels to force better response times. As you might imagine, though, this comes with its own problems, including higher input lag and "overshoot," faint trails and blurs behind fast-moving objects. This one I do care about, and it's one of those things that once you see it, you can't stop seeing it. IPS panels can suffer from this problem, but VA is where it gets really nasty.

So, in summary, you have three options:

  • TN panels, which offer blazing speed and near-CRT levels of input lag, but often have poor colors, contrast, and viewing angles. This is almost certainly what you have right now.
  • IPS panels, which offer rich colors and almost perfect viewing angles, but have only middling response times and suffer from glow. This is what your friend has.
  • VA panels, which offer fantastic contrast and middle-of-the-road colors and viewing angles, but have low refresh rates and often suffer from input lag and overshoot.

    There are also other features that you might want to consider, but if you're not into PC gaming in a big way, they might be a waste. A few:

  • 1440p+ resolution. This one can be nice even if you don't game. Higher resolution makes for a clearer, crisper picture, but does significantly decrease performance in games and can flummux Windows' and Linux's UI scaling to this day. Still worth it, in my opinion. Do note that the best resolutions for each screen size are probably: 1080p for 24", 1440p for 27", 4K for anything bigger.
  • 21:9 aspect ratio ("ultra-widescreen"). I haven't used this one myself, but I hear it's pretty great, especially for games and movies. For applications, it might not perfectly replace two monitors, simply because you can't do things like full-screen a video on one monitor and work on another. It's up to you on that one.
  • 120+ Hz. Fast refresh rates allow for more fluid gameplay, provided your graphics card can hack it. That 780 is a bit long in the tooth for this, at least with recent titles. In addition, 120 Hz offers a neat bonus: it's a perfect multiple of both 24 Hz and 30 Hz, which means it will eliminate judder in nearly all media.
  • G-SYNC / FreeSync. Designed by NVIDIA and AMD, respectively, these technologies sync your display's refresh rate with your graphics card. What this means is that you can experience tear-free, buttery smooth gameplay without having to enable VSync and all the input lag nightmares that come with it. Note that, while FreeSync monitors are often competitively priced, G-SYNC adds a hefty tax, and you can't use one company's tech with the other company's graphics cards.

    Well, that's just about all you really need to know about finding a new monitor. As for suggestions, I don't really keep up with all the latest models and whatnot, so I'll leave that to others. The Predator is an excellent monitor, though. If you liked your friend's so much, why not get one yourself? It's right in the middle of your budget at ~$750, and includes all of the neat features above, minus 21:9. For $50 more, the ASUS PG279Q offers a similar experience with maybe juuuust a bit better colors. Finally, Acer also offers the 34-inch, IPS, 21:9, curved XR341CK for ~$840, which is...just...wow...really quite a...reasonable price...hmmmm. There's also the G-SYNC-enabled X34, but that $400 premium is absurd.

    Well, I know that was long, but I hope it helped. I just think it's always best to know what you're looking for, rather than just following some random recommendations. If you've got any questions, it's my long weekend, so ask away.
u/Harleyshadow27 · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

High quality tn is also pretty good for a budget. Look at this one during the sale, if it doesn’t go on sale, go onto BLINQ.com and look for it there. https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Gaming-S2716DGR-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B0149QBOF0
Otherwise, the Asus ROG would be your best bet for ips (as far as I know)
**Note these are both 165hz, so if you’re not interested in that don’t bother with this comment.

u/Fazaman · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Lowest price, according to camelcamelcamel (tracking Amazon) is $727 new. It seems to go on sale refurbed for under $600 from time to time. So, it's just a question of if you prefer new, open box, or refurb.

u/Falsen · 2 pointsr/Monitors

Keep an eye out for a PG279Q from Amazon Warehouse Deals:


I got one for $445 that is apparently new (labeled "like new") with some damage to the box. All I did was keep that page open and refresh it every once in a while. Took about a week for me to catch the deal. Still waiting for it to ship though.

u/akaisei · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales


You'll be looking for Amazon Warehouse Deals Used - Like New or Very Good most likely. Returns are 30 days just like from Acerrecertified or ebay.

u/dremic · 2 pointsr/Monitors

For 600$ your money is better spent on a 144hz 1440p gsync monitor


grab one of the very good used ones from amazon warehouse for 625$

You can find some that are only repackaged and have never been used. Will change your life, I had a U2713HM.. this is a huge improvement.

u/Pedro_Sousa · 2 pointsr/portugal

O Monitor Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27" G-Sync está com um desconto porreiro.

u/ChefNunu · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Response times are a marketing gimmick. You're not gonna notice a difference between 4ms on an IPS and 1ms on a TN panel. The color difference, however, is extremely noticable. Go with IPS if you can.


This is the monitor I have with two 1080p 144hz TN side panels and the difference in color accuracy is very pronounced.

u/babaiben · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Sounds good! I’m going to save as much as I can, I like the colors on the IPS and 27’ is perfect for me. I was looking at this Asus and it has a lot of good stuff.

ASUS ROG PG279Q 27" Gaming Monitor WQHD 1440p IPS 165Hz DisplayPort Adjustable Ergonomic EyeCare G-SYNC https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017EVR2VM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_BpaTCb7N74YNB

Want to thank you again for your help, I’d be very lost without it man !

u/mrauls · 2 pointsr/battlestations

This is the Asus one and this is the Dell one!

u/IdRaptor · 2 pointsr/Monitors

Let me lay out the competition:
ViewSonic XG2703-GS (4ms)
Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz (4ms)

Here's the deal, I've never heard of an IPS panel with an advertised sub 4ms response time. I don't think they exist. If you can manage to dredge one up from the depths I can guarantee it's either manipulative marketing, or a professional grade monitor which costs far more than a grand.

From what I've heard response time itself is primarily marketing BS when provided without the input lag (which conveniently no monitor manufacturers seem to provide).

Without both input lag and response times you don't have the full set of information to determine the actual amount of time it takes to propagate an image to the screen after an action, so there's not much to be gained from comparing a few milliseconds.

u/TareXmd · 2 pointsr/crtgaming

Would something like the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278QR 27" 2560x1440 1ms 165Hz with G-SYNC offer a better experience compared to a Sony W900?

u/xNaquada · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Hoping the ASUS PG279Q goes back <750 this year. I would love to pair the one I got last year up!

u/romeurosa82 · 2 pointsr/Monitors

Yes, that monitor under your budget of 600€ is an excellent buy.

It's currently at 599€ https://www.amazon.es/ASUS-ROG-Swift-PG279Q-resoluci%C3%B3n/dp/B017EVR2VM

It does cost more than it's competition, part of that is paying the ROG tax which I agree is a bit much.

However you do get better contrast and black levels, it does 165hz instead of 144hz and it has an actual gsync module so you get a bigger fps window of variable refresh rate that it can work on.

It's also a lot more feature packed than the LG and on par with the Aorus

u/exoskeleton314 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I am looking for a primary monitor that is 1440p 144Hz, 27", and a secondary monitor that is 27" and 1440p, but 60 Hz instead (I want to be able to move things back and forth across the monitors without them changing size, essentially, but don't need as good of a monitor for the second screen). I was also hoping they would look somewhat similar, so my setup doesn't seem mismatched.

I had two ideas:
Dell S2716DG main/ Dell UltraSharp U2715H secondary for a total of $999.98


Asus ROG Swift PG279Q main / Asus PB278Q secondary for a total of 1178.99

Is there a better option than one of these? Which of these set-ups is preferred?

u/TrueDiligence · 2 pointsr/Monitors

Not much point in a high refresh rate 4k monitor right now. You are not going to have enough GPU horsepower to drive that many pixels in AAA titles. In competitive games it is more beneficial to have high refresh rate and lower resolution for a smoother playing experience, professional gamers are currently switching to 240hz 1080p monitors.

Currently the best gaming experience (within reason) can be had on a 144hz+ 1440p IPS G-Sync monitor paired with a GTX 1080Ti. Your options there are as follows:

Viewsonic XG2703

Asus PG279q

Acer XB271HU


If there are anymore out there I'm sure someone will chime in, but those are all that I know of for now.

u/iTonyy · 2 pointsr/Monitors

Theres a couple of places that have it in stock already (tends to sell out really fast tho)

Newegg -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236660&cm_re=pg279q-_-24-236-660-_-Product

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/SWIFT-PG279Q-Screen-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B017EVR2VM

Edit: Nvm I'm just blind.

u/Doctor_M_Toboggan · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

That looks like a solid option, but my only concern is it says "product first available on Amazon August 26, 2014". Is that still their newest model? It seems like there should be an updated version now that it's been out for two years.

Edit: looks like this is the newer one, but it's way more expensive. Figures.

u/got_mule · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Build looks very solid.


Not sure what your budget for the monitor is, but you can't really go wrong with either of these:





Edit: Personally, I'd recommend the Acer over the ASUS, but you'll probably hear both sides. I just have had both and had an issue with the ASUS that I don't have with my current Acer monitor.

u/Anefor · 2 pointsr/MMORPG

I'm running this monitor as my primary for gaming.

Asus ROG 27" 1440p / 165 hz

u/Celsian · 2 pointsr/nvidia

You'll be pleased with a QHD. The 1080 Ti can max out 144hz in quite a few games including R6: Siege, Overwatch, Doom (Vulkan), Quake Champions and many other recent titles. Don't count on getting that in games like Ghost Recon or GTA V though. Open Worlders take their toll when you increase all settings to ultra, but with respectably high settings in those games you can easily keep the FPS above 90.

That being said I have a 27" QHD and would recommend the extra few inches. IPS type panels have far better colors than any other panel type. Make sure you buy a true 8bit and not 6bit+WhateverBSTechTheyTackOnToMakeYouThinkItsGood. Trust me, it's not. Now that I've had an IPS-Like monitor (AHVA) I will never go back to a TN. If you're wondering, I have an ASUS PG279Q. You can find it cheaper elsewhere on PCPartPicker.

u/coolfire1080P · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Budget and use case would help.

Do you enjoy competitive shooters / mobas, or single player spectacle games?

If you have a golden duck that shits out money, the best of the best currently is the ACER xb270hu

(from what i've heard has better QA than the ASUS PG279Q - of which has the same specs.)

But it's highly unlikely that you'll reach 144fps at 1440p in any reasonably intensive titles with a 970.

u/Javild · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme
This is probably as overkill as it gets before starting to lose performance.

CPU | Intel - Core i9-9940X 3.3 GHz 14-Core Processor | $1815.75 @ shopRBC
Motherboard | Asus - ROG RAMPAGE VI EXTREME OMEGA EATX LGA2066 Motherboard | $1027.44 @ Amazon Canada
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 128 GB (8 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $1179.87 @ Amazon Canada
Storage | Samsung - 970 Evo 2 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $659.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage | Samsung - 970 Evo 2 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $659.99 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card | Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Dual OC Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $1569.99 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card | Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Dual OC Video Card | $1569.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case | Corsair - 1000D ATX Full Tower Case | $412.33 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply | EVGA - SuperNOVA T2 1600 W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $465.18 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan | Noctua - NF-A12x25 PWM 60.1 CFM 120 mm Fan | $37.90 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan | Noctua - NF-A12x25 PWM 60.1 CFM 120 mm Fan | $37.90 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan | Noctua - NF-A12x25 PWM 60.1 CFM 120 mm Fan | $37.90 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan | Noctua - NF-A12x25 PWM 60.1 CFM 120 mm Fan | $37.90 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor | Asus - PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor | $799.99 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor | Asus - PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor | $799.99 @ Amazon Canada
Main Monitor | Asus - ROG SWIFT PG27UQ 27.0" 3840x2160 144 Hz Monitor | $2398.99 @ Powertop
Keyboard | Corsair - K95 RGB PLATINUM Wired Gaming Keyboard | $269.99 @ Amazon Canada
Mouse | Logitech - G502 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Optical Mouse | $199.99 @ Amazon Canada
Headphones | Sennheiser - HD 650 Headphones | $492.29 @ Amazon Canada
Microphone | Rode NT-USB USB Condenser Microphone | $225.00 @ Amazon Canada
Headphone Amp | Audioengine D1 24-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter | $229.99 @ Amazon Canada
Custom Loop | EK Water Blocks EK-CoolStream SE 480 (Slim Quad) Radiator | $132.28 @ Amazon Canada
Custom Loop | EKWB EK-Cable Splitter 4-Fan PWM Extended, 2-pack | $32.99 @ Amazon Canada
Custom Loop | EKWB EK-ACF Compression Fitting for Soft Tubing, 10/16mm (3/8" ID, 5/8" OD), Black, 4-pack | $53.11 @ Amazon Canada
Custom Loop | EKWB EK-ACF Compression Fitting for Soft Tubing, 10/16mm (3/8" ID, 5/8" OD), Black, 4-pack | $53.11 @ Amazon Canada
Custom Loop | EKWB EK-ACF Compression Fitting for Soft Tubing, 10/16mm (3/8" ID, 5/8" OD), Black, 4-pack | $53.11 @ Amazon Canada
Custom Loop | EKWB EK-ACF Compression Fitting for Soft Tubing, 10/16mm (3/8" ID, 5/8" OD), Black, 4-pack | $53.11 @ Amazon Canada
Custom Loop | EKWB EK-Furious Vardar EVO 140 PWM 140mm Fan, 2500 RPM, 2-pack | $88.00 @ Amazon Canada
Custom Loop | EKWB EK-Furious Vardar EVO 140 PWM 140mm Fan, 2500 RPM, 2-pack | $88.00 @ Amazon Canada
Custom Loop | EKWB EK-Velocity CPU Waterblock, Intel CPU, Copper/Plexi | $138.42 @ Amazon Canada
Mousepad| Logitech Powerplay Wireless Charging Mat| $203.00
Custom Loop| EK-CoolStream CE 420 | $135.00
Custom Loop| EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 RGB PWM| $255.00
Custom Loop| EK Vector RTX RE Ti RGB| $230.00
Custom Loop| EK Vector RTX RE Ti RGB| $230.00
Custom Loop| EK-Vector RTX Backplate – Nickel| $72.00
Custom Loop| EK-Vector RTX Backplate – Nickel| $72.00
Custom Loop| EK-FC Terminal X2 3-slot – Plexi| $50.00
Custom Loop| EK-DuraClear 9,5/15,9mm 3M RETAIL| $27.00
Custom Loop| EK-CryoFuel Solid Cloud White (250mL) BUY 5| $20.00
| Total | $16914.49

This uses a custom cooling loop, it is not very hard to make since I used soft tubing, but if you don't want to use that, you can get 2 of THIS or THIS GPU and THIS CPU Cooler and just remove all the Custom Loop parts.

For the main monitor, I chose a 4K 144Hz monitor and 2 secondary 1440p 165Hz monitors which can also be used for gaming or can be used when you stream.

For the CPU I chose a 14 core i9 CPU, which has the best balance of cores and clock speed of the i9 CPUs, you could get more cores but the clock speed will drop a lot and so will your gaming performance.
u/fantom2415 · 2 pointsr/Monitors

They do make G-Sync IPS monitors. The most popular ones are the Acer Predator xb271hu and the Asus ROG pg279Q. G-Sync always adds a premium of $50-$150.

Acer: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZXZ3QBD/?coliid=I2YQG41GUOXW0Y&colid=3N3K3BG42Q3C3&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Asus: https://www.amazon.com/PG279Q-DisplayPort-Adjustable-Ergonomic-EyeCare/dp/B017EVR2VM

u/JPiLLa · 2 pointsr/Monitors

I've been looking at these myself lately and the only two I can find are the Acer Predator XB271HU



and the ASUS Rog PG279Q



rtings.com has some good reviews of these monitors. ASUS Rog appears to be the better choice but it ain't cheap


I picked up the Deel S2716DGR which is not an IPS panel but is a TN and it's been an adjustment thus far coming from IPS panels for the last 10 years. 1440p resolution has given me some eye strain as well.



u/dalbukerke · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

asus rog are the safe bet

$620 - 27" 1440p@165hz non IPS

$800 - 27" 1440p@165hz IPS

i don't own IPS monitor so i won't give opinion on wether you should buy one or not. general opinion i get from pcmr is that it has better colors

u/gnadenlos · 2 pointsr/assassinscreed

TVs will get variable freshrate in the future too, but current models don't support it.

Example for a good 1440p G-Sync monitor: https://www.amazon.com/PG279Q-2560x1440-G-SYNC-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B017EVR2VM

G-Sync requires your game to reach at least 30fps (min, not average), if you want to prevent stutter. To get a good 60fps experience you should reach 50fps (average) and 40fps (min). So probably you will need a better CPU too - at least for games like AC:OD, that require a lot of CPU power.

A 980ti/1080/1080ti or 2070/2080 GPU should be enough for all games available now or in the near future (1-2 years), if you combine them with a 1440p G-Sync monitor.

u/Hollowpoint38 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

>the latter always seemed like the better option from what I have heard

These are the same guys on here telling people that Corsair and Razer make good keyboards. Their judgment is just terrible.

>For 1440p what monitor would you suggest?

Can you do 144Hz? If you can, then this is all you need.


A 1080 will get you around 80 - 120 fps at 1440p at medium to high settings.

If you can only do 60Hz because of pricing, then pick any screen that makes sense. Just be careful to not get a TN. Get a IPS.

The reason you can't find a lot of options at 1080p is because that's not really where demand is. 1080p is sort of obsolete now from a product design perspective.

HDR monitors are out now, so the non-HDR 1440p is taking a backseat to HDR. Even G-sync is now G-sync HDR and that's where the development is going.

u/FLYBOY611 · 2 pointsr/Monitors

You and I are in the exact same boat. I've been looking at the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q and the Acer Predator XB271HU

The Acer Predator looks like it has better quality control.

u/coldtires · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Watch out some G-Sync monitors are known to have compatibility issues with 1440p detection on Xbox, I've seen one or two but it's not all monitors. Worst case scenario you get stuck with 1080p.

So don't throw out any packing material in case you need to return it.

For a high quality 1440p G-Sync get the Asus ROG Swift PG279Q which is IPS.



Now that Nvidia allows Freesync to be used you could consider a 1440p Freesync monitor instead.

This Acer is 27" 1440p IPS with a Freesync range of 40-144Hz, to use with Nvidia GPU, enable G-Sync compatible, keep v-sync enabled in games, install Rivatuner server and enable frame rate lock below max range so 138fps, that gives best results.


Xbox can also use that Freesync range with 40-60hz support in 60hz output mode and maybe even 40-120Hz with 120Hz output mode though known 120Hz Freesync support on Xbox is rare & it wont be till next gen Xbox we see high frame rate titles up to 120fps.

See AMD Freesync database for more product options and filters.


u/mjr2015 · 2 pointsr/buildapcsalesuk

I've been in the market for monitors so 20% is a big deal!

Make sure you click "new and used" then check the description if there is any damage.

Around £400 ips

Acer Predator XB271HU 27 inch Wide screen Monitor - Black https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B017DG09WM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_W5fzzbX1960QS

ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 27 inch WQHD Gaming Monitor (2560 x 1440, IPS, up to 165 Hz, DP, HDMI, USB 3.0, G-Sync) - Black https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B017EVR2VM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_U6fzzb36WA0A6

Around £350 tn

Dell S2716DG QHD LED Gaming Monitor, 27 inch - Black https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01784K78A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_y7fzzbC6EPN4C

u/cuniac · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

TV's are not bad monitors for gaming but there are pros and cons. TV's are generally cheaper per inch than most gaming monitors, and they come in larger sizes. The down side is none of them will be G/free-sync, though only a third of monitors are (makes a big difference). The response time plays a big roll too. Some TVs have very slow responce times compaired to monitors, and you feel the difference sometimes to an unplayable point. A lot of TVs have a game mode that turns off a lot of post processing TVs do for better picture and that lowers the response time a lot, though it may not always be enough depending on the TV. Also you wont find a TV that goes over 60FPS for external input. TVs that say 120, 240, 480hz ect.. are not that same as gaming monitors that say that. This is because when a TV does it, its simulated using predictive frames that smooth out the picture making a 24FPS movie run at higher refresh rate, as where monitors are actually taking a higher than 60 FPS image and displaying it legitimately.

Having said that, to answer your specific question. If you don't mind 60FPS and the TV you might get has a fast response time at least in a "Game Mode", Than it could be worth it as a living room upgrade. However, you can get (See link below) and have an amazing 27in gaming monitor that will really show off your games.


u/MrEitsab · 2 pointsr/buildapcsalesuk

I've got the Asus PG279Q, its pricey but incredicble.
G-Sync really does make a huge difference in fast pace games.

u/The_nicaraguan · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace


Definitely go for the 1440p 165 hz. The refresh rate is godly and will make all games run better and look exceptional. I have sli Titan X with a 1440p 144hz monitor myself, and it is truly the most glorious experience. I have also used 4k before, definitely not worth the money if youre playing games

u/Therno3456 · 2 pointsr/Monitors

With a cpu like that an upgrade to a gtx 1070 or 1080 will work well. I would probably go with a 27" 1440p high hz monitor with g-sync. This way you can run games with your 1050 ti well using g-sync and in the future when you upgrade you'll be able to pump up the settings and use that high herts you bought in the first place to its full potential. However this was all assuming youd be playing triple AAA games like the Witcher 3 and GTA V but if you're playing games that arent so hard to run then the GPU upgrade may be unnesecary.

TL;DR 27" high herts and g-sync will provide for a great gaming experience and 27" provides you with plenty of screen real estate for your other pursuits. A good monitor with these qualities, that would work well for you may be the https://www.amazon.com/PG279Q-2560x1440-G-SYNC-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B017EVR2VM . Hopefully thats in your budget thoo..

u/mitchneutron · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Asus Rog swift is really good if you have the dime. Can get up to 165hz, great color. Buy used from Amazon to save a bunch on it.

u/AuraMaster7 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

ASUS ROG PG279Q 27" 1440p 165Hz G-Sync. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017EVR2VM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_aLJgDbVJ5CHCE

If you want G-Sync. Without g sync it gets much cheaper.

u/terraphantm · 2 pointsr/nvidia



It's a solid $200+ premium for comparable monitors. That's not nothing. That coupled with G-sync monitors having crappier input options (just one displayport and one HDMI in almost all cases), and the value proposition just isn't there if we weren't forced to go gsync.

u/leospeedleo · 2 pointsr/nvidia

There is one with IPS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017EVR2VM/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I18HE6GITD4ENW&colid=BS3G4QUTL57A&th=1

But do you really need it? I prefer 1ms over 4ms IPS.

u/LostAnewbis · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

ASUS ROG PG279Q 27" Gaming Monitor WQHD 1440p IPS 165Hz DisplayPort Adjustable Ergonomic EyeCare G-SYNC https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017EVR2VM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ajPvDb5NF3YD4

u/jwstump2 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Well, under $400, you have some of these options (TN Panels):

u/the_mil · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

They're $750, its just that the link to amazon is as terrible as the article.

u/kayk1 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

The problem is the response times. With a 1440p/144hz/IPS you're going to pay a lot if you want 1ms response times. I think you're going to end up paying somewhere in the $700 range if you want 1440p/144hz/IPS/1ms. If you're OK with IPS/4ms then you'll be in the $500 range.

Here are a couple of 4ms:



And then 1ms:


u/albpeter · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Your build is pretty similar to mine and i'm using the Asus Rog Swift PG279Q. It's a bit expensive even for a few year old monitor but its amazing and still top of the line. 1440p at 144hz and can switch to 165hz. Gsync & ips with 2 Display Ports (recommend) and HDMI ports. I personally removed my 2nd monitor when upgrading to this 1 because of the sheer size and resolution, it actually feels better to scale multiple windows right in front of me when multitasking rather than turning to other monitors. Playing games and watching movies is by far the best viewing experience I've ever had.


my build https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qRxxwV

u/TheBlackTower22 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I play this game frequently. I have a gtx970. I am always at 60fps, which is the refresh rate of my monitor(I know, terrible. I have an Asus pg279q coming though.)

Edit: I play on max settings.

u/Terminus14 · 1 pointr/gamingpc

Could be the monitor I have.


u/joshualan · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

PG279Q for $420. Super worth it at this price, this is ASUS's equivalent to the XB271HU. This is gonna sell out in 5 minutes if you don't get it now.


u/aloushiman · 1 pointr/Monitors

hi all! The recommendations given below by you all, would they be good for my rig: RTX 2080, i7-8700km 16GB Ram? I've been looking all over for a new monitor, preferably a 1440p, 144hz 27inch with G-sync. Any recommendations please?

Here's my current amazon & best buy list:

LG 27GL83A-B: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YGZL8XF/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-ultragear-27-ips-led-qhd-freesync-monitor-with-hdr-black/6358119.p?skuId=6358119 - I believe that this is the new LG on (GLA50)

ASUS ROG PG279Q 27" https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017EVR2VM/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_3?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

Acer Predator XB271HU https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06ZXZ3QBD/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_9?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

Would appreciate any feedback or opinion please!

u/Thanatosst · 1 pointr/buildapc

I'm using the ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 27" 2560x1440 IPS 165Hz 4ms G-SYNC and I love it. I've had it since early 2017 and I've had zero issues with it. My only complaint is that it has a glowing red logo on the base, but if you use the wall mount that won't be an issue.

u/guydon58 · 1 pointr/buildapc

If you're gaming and not Pro get G-SYNC 144 2K Monitor below we did and love it!


u/Raansu · 1 pointr/gamingpc


This is the panel I originally got. Initially I loved it, but the viewing angels distorting really started to piss me off, and with all these new monitors they put this anti glare film on them, and on a TN panel they REALLY stand out so every background that was white had this horrible looking greasy look to it and it started hurting my eyes and making me sick with the way it was reflecting light back into the panel.

I thought maybe I just had a bad panel, but a buddy of mine has an acer predator TN panel and it has the exact same panel with the anti-glare film over the panel and white backgrounds did the same thing on his screen.


I got this panel to replace it. It still has the anti-glare film on the screen, but I don't notice it at all. The brightness isn't distracting, the colors are significantly better and white backgrounds don't look like a blotchy mess.

u/Computermaster · 1 pointr/nvidia

I have this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017EVR2VM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It made my eyes sting when I first turned it on because it's so goddamn beautiful.

u/BenStillerFaggot21 · 1 pointr/buildapc

I assume the FPS I get in games will get worse over time? Would driver support possibly increase performance?

I guess when it comes time to consider some upgrades, the GPU's at that time will be way better than what the 1070 can offer, so achieving high FPS will be easier.

The [monitor] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017EVR2VM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2L77EE7U53NWQ) is just so expensive...almost HALF my total budget.

u/Zero0400 · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

This site is a great tool to find and compare monitors.

120Hz is not feasible with 4k (3840 x 2160) resolution, but 144Hz and 165Hz is possible in 2k (2560 x 1440) resolution. Currently the 2k setup with a high refresh rate is the best of both worlds nowadyas, imo.

Edit: Something like this monitor is probably one of the best you can find on the market at the moment. 27 inch screen, 165Hz refresh rate, 2k resolution, and an IPS panel.

u/dr0ne6 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Main Monitor: PG279Q
Secondary Monitor: U28E590D
Keyboard: K70/Cherry Red
Mouse: Corsair Scimitar
Headset: G933 Artemis

u/nupogodi · 1 pointr/hardware

I just want 27" 1440p 165Hz Gsync to come down in price. I mean, really, $982 CAD for 2 year old tech that is about to get outdated? This is the sweet spot for 1080Ti gaming for the foreseeable future, but I find it hard to believe the panel still costs this much after this much time.

Hopefully these new panels will drive these prices down.

u/ohshitwaffles · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

... for monitor https://www.amazon.com/PG279Q-2560x1440-G-SYNC-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B017EVR2VM
I don't have, but hear good things maybe someone else can comment on it.

u/TiggitZ · 1 pointr/Monitors

Someone did recommend the [ROG SWIFT similar to it] (https://www.amazon.com/PG279Q-2560x1440-G-SYNC-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B017EVR2VM?th=1) though.

Do you know if that one is superior to the [Acer] (https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ttnG3C/acer-monitor-xb271hubmiprz) I'm considering buying?

u/Praseve · 1 pointr/Monitors

> PG278QR

PG279Q is the one that's $100 more, the one you listed is a TN panel :)

Edit: I'm worried about that one because of ASUS quality control though :/

u/Savan47 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I haven't looked into it too much yet. Theres actually two same specs similar price points.



I probably wouldnt notice the 3ms difference and would love it to be fast, no tearing, AND look amazing, y'know? lol

u/Vinny_Cerrato · 1 pointr/buildapc

I believe that is the TN version. This is the IPS version.

u/Cpt_Lumpkins · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q 27" 2560x1440 IPS 165Hz 4ms G-SYNC Eye Care Gaming Monitor with DP and HDMI ports https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017EVR2VM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_kxySzb9KW8AXJ

This is the one I've used for the past few months. Love it

u/KuroNeko_PRT · 1 pointr/Monitors

No sure if we can trust this...

It's real price is around $800.

u/NukeDolphin · 1 pointr/buildapc


$1,000 but it's flexible.

Full size, but that's only because I assume full size means "you can fit all the big parts" anything that works is good for me.

Nope. I don't tinker with RGB settings. I don't know too much about it.

u/GodsTopWarrior · 1 pointr/gaming

This is the specific version I went with. Not 4K. I left out the "Q" on "PG279Q", my bad.


u/wojtasskorcz · 1 pointr/buildapc

Alright, so I compared 24" 1080p with 27" 1440p both at work (with browser and other static-image programs open) and in an electronics shop (with a video from random games playing in a loop).

I must say that for work 27" looks just fine, it's not too big and has an advantage that I could effectively split windows vertically (each 1280px wide) which for 24" would result in often too narrow windows (each 960px). In my case it's great for productivity, as I very often have some tutorial/pdf open on the left-hand side and IDE on the right-hand side.

When it comes to video/gaming of course the 27" makes a better impression but it's hard to say after looking for just a few minutes if it's that significant.

Anyway, I think I'll go with 27" 1440p in this case. Thought about buying this Asus because of G-sync, IPS and 165Hz. People at /r/Monitors are also very positive about it (although backlight bleeding is often a problem, but then I could just give it back and demand a good model). What do you think about it? And what PC specs would you propose in this case?

u/herogerik · 1 pointr/pcgaming

I just recently bought the Acer Predator XB271hu and after turning it on for the first time I did not notice any difference between the "feel" on it and the 60hz monitor I have sitting next to it that I've had for 5 years. It was very underwhelming at first, especially for the money I had just invested into it.

I suddenly remembered reading a post over at r/pcmasterrace for people to double check their monitor settings both on the monitor itself, and then also in the OS. Once I went into the OSD for the Predator, sure enough, it came out of the box set to 60hz! As soon as I told it to switch to 144hz it was like my eyes were opened and I almost shed a tear at how much better everything looked and felt!

I've also recently had 2 friends who just got 144hz monitors due to me regaling them about about the benefits for both gaming and general use. (one got the Dell S2716DG and the other got the Asus PG279Q) They both had the same experience as well. It's not really an issue, seeing as it's just a few button presses to correct it, just annoying when manufacturers don't send their monitors off at their ideal refresh rate.

u/SimbaEzEasy · 1 pointr/buildapc


That’s is the one that I am referring to. But as I can see they are the same except mine ins a ips panel meaning better colors and viewing angles but worse response time 4ms vs the one that you found has a TN panel, meaning worse colors and viewing angles but much better response time 1ms (better for competitive play). It’s basically pick ur poison but both are great options. I would personally suggest mine since I got it for only $500 at microcenter vs $600 on amazon.

Hope this helps

And I’m already getting down voted lol.

u/nerdthatlift · 1 pointr/buildapc

You can take off one of the 32GB kit and put it toward either Asus ROG Swift PG278QR or PG279Q. If you plan to play games like Destiny or game for the graphic quality over competitive performance then get IPS panel. If you want performance over quality for competitive edge then get TN panel.

u/kiaall · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

As much as I would love that, I'm sure my PC couldn't even support it.

I like the look of this though https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-PG279Q-Gaming-monitor-G-SYNC/dp/B017EVR2VM/

u/megachickabutt · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Even Asus TN Gsync had issues with QC. Check out their Amazon and Newegg reviews. Lots of issues with dead pixels, backlight bleeding, and screens just dying with green horizontal lines.

u/I-Made-You-Read-This · 1 pointr/HardwareSwapUK

I'm actually also on the lookout for a 1440p 144Hz monitor, but can't find anything.

I know that 27" 1440p 60Hz monitors go for about 300 or a bit more.. I guess it depends where you buy from too!

This 27" 165Hz 1440p monitor is like 700 which is kinda ridiculous.. I think that 144Hz monitors are about 500-600 but I can't really find any on Amazon, but surely there might be some on overclockers uk and other retailers...

Used would of course be less costly, and I think it's safe to buy a monitor used too (unlike harddrives or usb sticks for e.g.) it's not like they wear much like a case fan I suppose.

u/rebelsoul94 · 1 pointr/IndianGaming

amazon.com has ridiculous shipping charges though tried to buy pg279q from there but shipping price is crazy as fuck

u/nextalio · 1 pointr/buildapc

I'm looking for 5.1 channel capability. Is there an 5.1 amplifier with 16 gauge speaker wire output? It would need optical sound input or usb wouldn't it?

The monitor I picked has 2k resolution. The 4k resolution ones are out of stock until Jan 8th. Should I go for 2k @ 144 hertz instead of 60 hertz? like this one:


u/psionoblast · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

ASUS PG279q would fit all those requirements but it is expensive. It's about $750 so it is higher than your intended budget but is well below the max you want to spend.


u/Hunari · 1 pointr/buildapc

Well if you had gsync you would turn it on in your NVIDIA control panel so you always are at 142-143 FPS on a 144hz monitor.

This will ensure you have gsync on all the time. It makes things silky smooth so you do not get any stuttering.

Here’s a few options for g-sync monitors -




These monitors are $50 above your budget but has G-Sync and are IPS monitors so the color reproduction is a lot better than a TN.


This would be another option 1440p 144hz G-sync. But it’s a TN so the color isn’t quite as good but saves a good bit of money.

u/Chrushev · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I think main issues people complain about are backlight bleeding (dark room, black screen) and dead pixels. Check USA version on Amazon reviews. http://www.amazon.com/SWIFT-PG279Q-Screen-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B017EVR2VM

u/MrFibbles7 · 1 pointr/buildapc

I'm looking to get a new monitor, the specs I'm looking for are 144hz, G sync, IPS screen, and 1440p resolution. Two monitors I like are the:

Acer Predator XB271HU 27


and ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q


The Acer has better reviews on amazon but the Asus has 165hz, just looking for some advice before I pull the trigger and buy one, any recommendations for the two? Or is there another monitor that I missed?

u/Scathing_Unicorn · 1 pointr/buildapc

This Acer or this Asus. You could find the 4k version of the Asus if you want, although 1440p is still recommended.

u/Bulletyy · 1 pointr/Monitors

I have a monitor that's similar. I love it. It's up to you but there are a ton of 144hz 1440p monitors!


u/FGroove · 1 pointr/Monitors

Ah, you're most likely right. I just check the ASUS-PG279Q on amazon


At the bottom where it compares monitors, it says that the response time is 145, which I thought meant 1.45 ms. But looking at the official website it does indeed say 4ms.

I'll edit my post, thanks.

As for the for ultra wide, I tend to mostly play competitive games (i.e. Dota 2, Siege, Squad etc), if it was cheaper I'd most likely consider it over the regular 2560x1440 monitor, but right now being almost £1k as well as losing out on at least 44hz is a bit too much for me to consider it.

u/dillygraf · 1 pointr/Monitors

I'll just do this I keep hearing so much good stuff about this one

ASUS ROG PG279Q 27" Gaming Monitor WQHD 1440p IPS 165Hz DisplayPort Adjustable Ergonomic EyeCare G-SYNC https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017EVR2VM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_XbjSDbDY3ZYT3

u/Fredol · 1 pointr/RandomActsOfGaming

Hey thank you so much for this giveaway!

I'd like a new monitor, the ASUS PG278Q IPS, you can find it here

The price is approximately $816.54 US Dollars

Again, thank you !!

u/Raviz · 1 pointr/Monitors

I actually just took a look at my current Monitor and that damn thing is IPS aswell, so now im worried!
Should i just suck it up and buy a [ASUS Rog Swift?](https://www.amazon.com/PG279Q-2560x1440-G-SYNC-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B017EVR2VM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480444185&sr=8- 1&keywords=ASUS%2BROG%2BSWIFT%2BPG279Q&th=1) because I would rather avoid the bleed that turns out to be quite normal apparently? Any thoughts?

u/Mr_Crapsicle · 1 pointr/Monitors


it is an IPS

165hz refresh

2560 x 1440

thin bezels

from amazon

but it cost $609.99


I live in Malaysia, so I think it is fine.

u/Jathra_ · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Sure, if you can't cap Vsync you will run into problems. For doom however it gets a lot smoother because the game is so well optimized.

I have one of these BTW.


IMO running at 120+ FPS even without perfect frame pacing more than makes up for 60 fps with perfect frame pacing, as long as it stays over 90 or so.

My system pushes Witcher 3 1440p on ultra with full hairworks at 120 fps silky smooth as well so not too much actually slows it down right now.

Edit: Oh in case you were wondering I also have a 1440p Dell IPS 60hz display that I used to play doom vsynced on using this system before getting my gsync monitor. But I prefer it on the new monitor much more.

u/papa-snek · 1 pointr/Monitors


Is that one okey? It’s really expensive in Norway then other monitors here. So is it worth the money!

u/Tigydavid134 · 1 pointr/buildapc

I would recommend either an Asus ROG SWIFT PG279Q or maybe a PG348Q. I bought the PG279Q myself and I'm really liking it so far. Some people have complaints about QC issues about backlight bleed and such, so that should be taken into consideration. There wasn't any issue of backlight bleed on my unit though :) https://www.amazon.com/PG279Q-2560x1440-G-SYNC-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B017EVR2VM

u/KuroZwei · 1 pointr/buildapc

For the main gaming monitor, I'd recommend [this IPS version one] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017EVR2VM) instead.

For the other two, maybe get ones that are also the same size, i.e. 27"?

u/Nubinall · 1 pointr/computer_help

Im between this 2 monitors:



Both are identical and have display port. But the Asus is 36 EUR cheaper lol.

Thanks for the info bro.

u/v1neyard · 1 pointr/nvidia


That is the monitor I got. I also have 3 others that are 1080p. I have the 1440p in the middle of my setup, with two 1080p on either side and one above it.

I definitely wouldn't want to get a titan, they are pretty old as far as I know (regardless of how powerful they are), and I know there will be newer models within a few months/years that will probably retire those.

Back to my questions:
I understand that not every game will possibly run 1440p at 144fps. Mainly I play PUBG, Overwatch, League, CSgo, WoW... Mostly mainstream games.

  1. Which model of the 1080ti would you recommend for what I'm trying to do?
  2. Would I need watercooling to the GPU?
  3. Would I be better off with just a plain 1080 and if so, which model?
u/NinjaBoom · 1 pointr/buildapc

There are 144hz ips panels such as this one. That one though is obviously very expensive and is also 1440p and has g-sync. If you could link me to one of the monitors you are talking about I would be grateful.

u/sheepblankett · 1 pointr/Monitors

I'm currently looking for a new monitor as well. I have been looking at this one but not sure what one to get yet.


I watched a video from CES and asus is coming out with some 4k monitors but i'm not sure if I can really get the fps that I want at 4k for gaming so I'm thinking 1440p is a good middle ground right now.

u/abuzzooz · 1 pointr/buildapc

do you have any suggestion for a monitor? I've done some research and currently thinking of getting this one

u/techn0gmer · 1 pointr/Gamingcirclejerk

My parents won’t let me spend $650 on my monitor because they think it’s a waste of money. Then they show me a “perfect” monitor that’s 4:9 junk from like 2005. It’s stupid.

ASUS ROG PG279Q 27" Gaming Monitor WQHD 1440p IPS 165Hz DisplayPort Adjustable Ergonomic EyeCare G-SYNC https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017EVR2VM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_W7ZZCbQ756MKB

u/ItsDreamyWeather · 1 pointr/Monitors

Are you recommending this simply because of the 165Hz refresh rate? Besides that I'm not seeing anything to justify the extra ~$200 over similar models with 144Hz refresh. TBH, I'm not too convinced the extra 20fps is worth $200.

Also, the Amazon listing had it marked as 4ms response.

Monitor you suggested: https://www.amazon.com/PG279Q-2560x1440-G-SYNC-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B017EVR2VM

Monitor I'm considering: https://www.amazon.com/OMEN-27-HP-Monitor-Aluminum/dp/B0711T4RDF

u/HeiLong · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

you missed out on the asus pg279q for 750 here, you can keep an eye out to see if it ever goes back in stock. Same monitor is 800$ on amazon here.

u/msawwan2 · 1 pointr/Monitors

yea I been staring at it for an hour now
700$. i wonder if price will go down on black friday/cyber monday

the only other option that I can find is
for 900$ on amazon, 800$ on acer store. this one is different than the same exact number older model without the extra viewing angel added in this newer model.

i cant decide

do you know if prices will go down at some point?

u/lilmoefow · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

I have been looking at This

And This

But I'm not sure what the difference is and why the Asus one is $100+ more expensive. Is it just a ROG tax more or less? Or is it Actually better?

u/iAntiquary · 1 pointr/Monitors

First off you said 1440p minimum... I would never game in 4K, so probably 1440p maximum? The reason is, is because 4K is capped at 60hz, and for competitive gaming you don’t really notice the pixel difference unless you game really close to the screen. (Also response time are usually worse) So here is exactly what you’re looking for? https://www.amazon.com/PG279Q-2560x1440-G-SYNC-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B017EVR2VM/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542665740&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=1440p+monitor+ips+panel&dpPl=1&dpID=41wwdyPexEL&ref=plSrch

u/ThePartyGuest · 1 pointr/buildapc

How does this one look, the Asus ROG PG279Q? Think it's worth? And do you really think ips is better than TN for gaming?

u/video_descriptionbot · 1 pointr/Monitors
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u/MoreC33 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Monitor. The performance is great, but eventually want to go to 4k.

u/rolfraikou · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

ACER I believe sells a couple of G-sync and Freesync versions of their 144hz AHVA monitors, however none I've seen have come close to being as cheap (I exclude refurbished in that figure, perhaps those have gotten closer)

You're looking at almost double the price for a modern G-sync variant.

The older model is often the same price, more expensive, or maybe $30 less. Can't really suggest that one then. Maybe a deal will pop up on that, but it would need to be a huge discount for me to personally do it.

Acer's g-sync option is also hovering around $750.

If you did one, I'd suggest the Asus one, as it's 165hz. If you're gunna spend all that money, might as well.

u/x_splice · 1 pointr/nvidia


Give 165hz a chance. Being limited to 60hz just feels so bad after having high refresh rate. I switched from my 4k 60hz panel to this and I enjoy it much more.

Otherwise stack your pennies for that sweet sweet 4k 144hz panel. (A lot of pennies)

u/warlord131 · 1 pointr/IndianGaming

38K for a 4K 60Hz freesync monitor. Bit difficult for me to digest.

48K for a 2K 144Hz Gsync monitor.

Asus ROG monitors with same specs as Acer predator are priced much higher around 80K in India. But both are the same price in US. Around $600. Maybe because of old stock? What if the stock runs out and we will be seeing both Asus and Acer at around 80K?? Just wondering..


u/Curious_gengar · 1 pointr/PCBuilds

Get a 1080 ti, you're on this beefy monitor

u/xandarg · 1 pointr/buildapc

I'm also currently trying to decide between those two (going to go to check them out at a nearby Micro center in person before I decide). In my research, I found out that there are actually 3 monitors for sale that use the exact same panel in that Predator you're considering (since only one factory in the world is currently producing a 27" 1440p Gsync IPS 144-165Hz panel):




u/BelialApollyon · 1 pointr/Monitors

[Here](ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q 27" 2560x1440 IPS 165Hz 4ms G-SYNC Eye Care Gaming Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017EVR2VM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_iR3Lyb9Q5SZ6C) it is. It still won't have as good of response time as TN. If you see an ips with less than 4ms don't believe it.

u/Justheretosayhey · 1 pointr/buildapc

I just finished my build and turned it on for the first time. The rig purred up and lights turned on and it was an orgasm to my eyes. However, the monitor is not showing any picture and it is saying "DisplayPort no signal". My monitor is new as well as the computer. The monitor is an ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q 27" 2560x1440 IPS 165Hz 4ms G-SYNC Eye Care Gaming Monitor. I googled the issue and the only thing I found is someone saying to unplug the monitor and plug it back in. I did that and it didn't work.

u/cmcbain · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I would recommend this monitor: https://www.amazon.com/VG248QE-1920x1080-144Hz-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B00B2HH7G0 It served me well with my 980ti. I'm a firm believer in being able to max out the refresh rate at a given resolution, instead of going for a higher res monitor you can't max out.

Currently rocking a 1080 ftw 1 with this guy https://www.amazon.com/PG279Q-2560x1440-G-SYNC-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B017EVR2VM/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1486857496&sr=1-1&keywords=asus+rog+monitor

ymmv, but moving from 60 to 144hz is a bigger difference for me than moving from 1080p to 1440p. (I also admittedly play FPS primarily so once again, ymmv) Best of luck my friend!

u/lucky2u2 · 1 pointr/buildapc

been working on upgrades for my PC lately and short of a SSD I think I've done as much as I want in the case so I'm looking at monitors. Anyone have any advise for someone who hasn't ever shopped for a serious gaming monitor?

I've always used whatever I could scavenge and now that I have a decent build I want to take advantage of it. This is what I'm currently considering: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017EVR2VM/ref=twister_B01HTLZX1I?_encoding=UTF8&th=1

u/alcl163 · 1 pointr/buildapc

I did a quick google search and found ASUS PG279Q. Is this what you have in mind?

u/Xriptix · 1 pointr/nvidia

If money isn't a big issue, then imo this is the best ultrawide , best current 4K , best 1440p

u/Celticz · 1 pointr/buildapc

If you're going SLI config then I would either go with a 4k monitor or a 1440p 144Hz. My recommendations for monitors are such:

Predator X34

Asus ROG PG348Q

Acer XB271HU


Dell S2716DG

I recommended these monitors because you said budget is irrelevant so I figured I would show you the higher end. I have the XB271HU and I recommend it very much it's great.

u/itcouldbebunnies_ · 1 pointr/buildapc

It looks like if I want a 27" IPS 1440p 144hz Gsync monitor, the Acer Predator is the way to go. The only reservation I have is that it has that protruding bump out the back of it, while the more expensive Asus ROG Swift is a lot flatter on the back. Anyone happen to have a Predator and can speak to if that bump is actually annoying? I can't really tell from the videos I've seen.

u/Free_Dome_Lover · 1 pointr/buildapc

What type of resolution are you trying to output? Are you going for 4k, 1440 or simply 1080p?

I mean competitive gaming is done at 1080p at 144fps. But if are you going for pure smooth eye candy the best choice might be something in 1440p with gsync above 75fps.

here is a 1080p monitor http://www.samsung.com/us/computing/monitors/curved/lc27fg70fqnxza-lc27fg70fqnxza/?cid=pla-ecom-mul-27,000,002

here is a 1440p monitor


But i'm not a monitor guru. I mean its up to you to decide what you requirement for resolution and FPS output is.

I recently just got a 29in ultrawide IPS with freesync for my RX480 build and it's amazing. But putting a $250 monitor with your build is going to gimp it severely, to the point where a more midrange build would make more sense and save you money.

u/Cocktailprof · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

I would highly recommend PG270Q

u/cochise991985 · 1 pointr/giantbomb

I believe it’s this monitor. Asus PG279Q

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u/aberugg · 1 pointr/crtgaming

Pretty hilarious.

The guy in the video was claiming higher refresh rates, when they weren't actually higher because he omitted the horizontal refresh rate of 121hz, and he fails to mention that this is at 700p, as opposed to the 165hz at 1440p of modern monitors. He talks about motion blur, but doesn't talk about perceptible motion blur where a brand new high end ASUS 4ms 1440p IPS panel'd 165hz monitor gets rid of. Like this one - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017EVR2VM/?tag=pcpapi-20

I doubt most people could ever see anything they would call motion blur on these aside from CRT enthusiasts looking for problems by doing tests that don't represent actual use-case scenarios.

Like I said at the beginning, for retro gaming there just is no substitute for a CRT, and I have two CRTs still, which I need to get setup in retro gaming setups both in my guest room and in my game room. Waiting on a good TV stand find from thrift stores and the RPi4 RetroPie solid release.

u/Jebemte · 1 pointr/techsupport

Hi Blake thanks for your reply.
It's hard to tell if its there in Bios due to the colors : https://prnt.sc/pbsihi
I dont see it but being translucent it might be there.

The monitor is 2 years almost exactly and is this one

Interestingly, I played around with regedit trying to make the cortana bar completely transparent using this tutorial

and now I can almost see the icons inside the box. but only the ones currently on the bar appear in exactly their shape. if I remove one form the bar it also disappears from the translucent box.

As seen here: https://prnt.sc/pbskql

Admittedly they are hard to see for you based on my iphone picture. But they outline the icons exactly as they are. And this appeared after i messed around with regedit.

Also something to note, is that I have this on 3 different monitors/PCs

u/preordains · 1 pointr/buildapc

I’m not huge on curved monitors but there’s appeal in them. Generally they’re considered better but I like flat.

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q 27" 2560x1440 IPS 165Hz 4ms G-SYNC Eye Care Gaming Monitor with DP and HDMI ports https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017EVR2VM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_39s3Ab6EYHYDY

This is the monitor I wish I could afford, with a gtx 1080.

u/Paradoxmetroid · 1 pointr/buildapc

Will a gtx 1070 run games on ultra with ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q and 100+ fps?
If not, can the 1080 handle it?

If more info is needed then let me know.

u/midnightfoxx · 1 pointr/buildapc

About to pull the trigger on the 1440p 144hz monitor... Looking at Amazon's website which one is the right one?? My research tells me the 2nd one is the right one, but what's the difference between them?

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG27AQ 27" Screen LED-lit Monitor $889

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q 27" Screen LED-Lit Monitor $769

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q 27-Inch 2560 x 1440 Display 144Hz Refresh Rate WQHD G-SYNC Monitor $669

Link is here


u/brendanw36 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Honestly bro I don't know anything about what makes a good IPS display, but I can sort of help. First of all I would recommend selling both displays. A dual monitor setup works best when both of the monitors are the same. Second piece of information is that many people don't realize that when searching for a monitor the advertised response time isn't how long it takes before you button press registers on the screen (factor in ping if you are playing a game). The response time they advertise is actually just how long it takes to for a pixel to change from one color to another. They usually test this by changing it from one shade of gray to another (you'll after see this referred to as GtG which stands for gray to gray). The metric that they don't publish is how long it takes the monitor to process the digital signal and display it. DisplayLag.com is a good place for this information, but they don't have every monitor there because it takes lots of time and money to do the tests because monitors ain't cheap. The Asus PG279Q seems like a good choice. Watch out for the PG279QZ though. Looking around it appears people are saying that it isn't as bright as the PG279 despite Asus claiming it is. It's something about how back-lighting is handled or something I don't really know.

u/NightxGlory · 1 pointr/Monitors

PG278QR is using quite a old monitor screen... let just say it is washup color compared to XB271HU....

But I would just recommend you to get the ... Acer XB271HU Bmiprz.... for $60 more dollars; AHVA > TN in terms of color etc everyday...

Secondary if you still interested and willingly to pay like other $15 more for the AHVA version of improved Asus PG279Q,

u/brosader · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

This is what I think the best gaming monitor is:


  • 27''
  • 1440p
  • 144hz (165hz boost)
  • IPS panel
u/MinnMaxx · 1 pointr/ffxiv

Planning to get a 165hz monitor - Asus PG279Q. Will the higher refresh rate / fps work on windowed or borderless mode? I remember reading somewhere saying anything above 60hz only works in fullscreen mode?

u/RedMage928 · 1 pointr/pcgamingtechsupport

Thank you very much for the detailed response that answers everything but it also raises a ton of


  • It says I barely use any of the total system RAM, is RAM not the monitor memory?
  • Aren't hard drives and memory the same thing?
  • What does the case refer to in "case fans"? Don't power supplies have a built-in fan?
  • Why do I need an extra 150-200w over? To be safe?
    (Extending off of that, someone below has recommended a 600w corsair, from which I found this, is that a good fix?
  • On that note, is it compatible?
  • Where does the 2500 come from, in "Intel HD Graphics 2500"?
  • What does full spec mean? (Doesn't maximize the Radeon R9 380's efficiency?)
  • What's the difference between this and this? (holy shit gaming monitors are expensive, is 160 Hz really worth 600$ more?)

    Bonus Questions (unrelated, feel free to ignore)

  • WPS = ?
  • Panel = Monitor?
u/Shilling4Shekelz · 1 pointr/buildapc

> 27" 1440p 165hz IPS gsync.

Hmmm I could maybe go a little over. Is this a specific brand?

I'm seeing this one:


u/Ambrosial · 1 pointr/Monitors

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q 27" 2560x1440 IPS 165Hz 4ms G-SYNC Eye Care Gaming Monitor with DP and HDMI ports https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017EVR2VM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fVogAb4VH4PKM

However I have the Acer Predator XB271HU bmiprz 27" WQHD (2560x1440) NVIDIA G-SYNC IPS Monitor, (Display Port & HDMI Port, 144Hz) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZXZ3QBD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_eXogAbZPBVK1P
And the love mine. Idk if it’s frameless enough for you, but the only thick bezel is on the bottom the other 3 are very thin.

u/AirAdair · 1 pointr/Monitors

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q 27" 2560x1440 IPS 165Hz 4ms G-SYNC Eye Care Gaming Monitor with DP and HDMI ports https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017EVR2VM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_lMegAbVMQX6AC

u/Jman095 · 1 pointr/buildapc

I mean I’d definitely go for the better monitor if it’s within a good price range. This is the one I have. If not, then I’d maybe keep the build and then upgrade the monitor down the line. That build would kill pretty much anything at 1080p though.

u/Beischlaf · 1 pointr/buildapc

don't really have any solid suggestions because i'm not experienced in that field but this seems ok;

u/xlollomanx · 1 pointr/buildapc

I don't know in tft review they say only this " The screen is available at the time of writing for £535 GBP in the UK / $583 in the US, making it a fair bit cheaper than popular competing models like the Acer Predator XB271HU (£650 GBP / $593 USD) and Asus ROG Swift PG279Q (£680 GBP / $699 USD) ". look both their review and then decide.

u/herbalblend · 1 pointr/Monitors

I am in the exact same boat, literally came here to post this question.

The cost jump from a regular 60hz 1440p ips to 144hz with gsync is another 250 easily....damn.

I was looking at this http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?utm_medium=Email&nm_mc=EMC-SD072016&cm_mmc=EMC-SD072016-_-SD072616-_-item-_-0JC-000P-00083&et_cid=28005&et_rid=11216595&et_p1=&email64=bWF4Y29sZWJyb29rQGdtYWlsLmNvbQ==

it has freesync, so that doesnt help us (i also have a 1070) but for 250-350 cheaper....its hard to justify the gsync.

If gysnc is a must at 1440p, 144hz for a 1070, the one I narrowed my search down to was


but that is so dang pricey for the EXACT SAME THING minus gsync.

if anyone else has a hidden gem out there, im in need of a long term monitor play, that isnt 700 dollars. IPS a must for my profession.

u/SoapKitty · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

If you kept the rest of your build around $1350 (as I proposed), you'd be able to budget a used x34 Predator:


If a curved monitor is not to your liking (or the cost is too damn high, even used), then the best gaming option right now is


And 3rd would be (save a $100 from the PG279q):


Note that IPS panel technology of the PG279q is considered to be far better than the TN panel technology of the PG278q.

u/Wauughlord · 1 pointr/pcgaming

Would be easier if you gave the actual model numbers of the products you were looking at or the specific price range you were looking for. For example, the only LG 34" ultrawide IPS 2560x1080 monitor I can find is the 34UM65-P which is discontinued -- so I can't find a general price as to what you're getting.

Speaking from personal experience I can say a few things though.

  1. Owning a 1080p144 TN monitor I can honestly say that I won't buy a TN panel to upgrade, I only really got this because when I did 144Hz IPS panels with low input lag didn't exist without an huge price tag. I think that the increase in colour accuracy and contrast ratio to be well worth it for everything; general use, gaming and video playback.

  2. Ultrawide 1080p (2560x1080) at 34" is about the same pixel density of 1080p at 27" (~6600PPI). I personally think this is too low in terms of PPI and provides a pretty rough image; the bare minimum in my mind is about 8400PPI (or a 24" 1080p monitor). This may be fine for you but I'd definitely recommend seeing the monitor in action before you buy it if you haven't already.

  3. The GTX1080 is a beast of a card, but 4k is also a beastly resolution to pump out. If I recall correctly the benchmarks I saw showed the GTX1080 just missing 60fps at 4k for the majority of "new AAA" games they benched; things like Rise of the Tomb Raider, Hitman and Shadows of Mordor. I wouldn't recommend anything more than 1440p if you like high framerates; unless you really want/need the extra screen real-estate 4k provides, which definitely is tempting but not from a gaming standpoint.

  4. A lot of games hate non-16:9 aspect ratios, you can find threads filled with frustration from widescreen gamers since they're frequently overlooked. Case in point, recent Overwatch problems where the devs felt that "seeing more" on the sides equated to an unfair advantage and screwed with the display profiles for widescreen users. It's something to keep in mind.

    Finally, if you're definitely looking at upgrading to a GTX1080 soon, it's probably not in your best interest to get a 1080p monitor. The GTX1080 is generally considered to be complete overkill for this resolution and if you're going to invest in a high-end, money-heavy card you may as well wait, save more money, and invest in a higher resolution monitor as well.


    SIDENOTE: If money isn't too much of an issue or you're up for waiting until you get enough for a new monitor, I'd recommend the Acer Predator XB271HU or the ASUS PG279Q in order to fully take advantage of the GTX1080 you're planning on buying. Both are 1440p IPS monitors with low response times (not TN level but from what I've seen, easily good enough) and 144Hz+ with G-Sync (and the PPI at 27" makes me drool -- ~12,000PPI).


    Advice for the moment though? Specifically think about exactly what you want to use the monitor for, do you need a large one? Do you want a high pixel density? Do you do work with multiple windows open when you're not gaming? Is ultrawide something you absolutely need?

    Finally, check out this guide, they have an excellent break down of what's "best" at the moment for a variety of categories and is a great starting point.

    Unfortunately the guide I was going to link is a part of the /r/pcgaming banned domains list for referral spam and my first comment was auto-moderator deleted. My bad, I had no clue. If you'd like to know what it was just PM me and I'll send it to you. To be clear, I'm not affiliated with them, I just think it's a good resource to compare recent monitors.
u/dishayu · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

You're about 3 years in the past, bro. There are TONS of IPS 144Hz monitors. Both 1080p and 1440p.

Here's 1440p at 165Hz for example.

u/pachetoke · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Buying a new monitor today or tomorrow for my 1080ti / 8700k rig.

Torn between https://www.amazon.com/Acer-XF270HU-Cbmiiprzx-FREESYNC-Technology/dp/B07CY137XM



Besides those two, any other obvious deals I'm missing?

Must haves are 1440p, 144hz+, <5ms, 27", price <$400.

Edit: I have somehow talked myself into considering https://www.amazon.com/PG279Q-DisplayPort-Adjustable-Ergonomic-EyeCare/dp/B017EVR2VM

Is an IPS panel and g-sync really worth twice the price?

u/couchblinkered · 1 pointr/Monitors

The Acer predator x35 is gaming marketing bullshit no Va panel monitor is worth $2500. You're literally just paying extra because it's curved 35 inches and 21:9 and 200hz and gysnc. Here's a better ips gaming monitor that blows the monitor the op bought out of the water for only $629.99.


u/passthesaltplzz · 1 pointr/Monitors

Glossy. That's a good point I haven't come across yet. Would you consider this glossy? Or how about this? These are the two monitors I'm considering for the IPS and Gsync.

u/Petermh · 1 pointr/Monitors

tl;dr trying to figure out what's important for me. Looking for 1) ~27", 2) curved (just a preference), 3) high refresh rate (not sure how important this is), 4) IPS (not sure how important this is), 5) 1440p (or 1080p?), 6) VESA mountable, 7) low blue light, 8) flicker-free, 9) tiny bezel for a multi-monitor setup for long hours of non-media and non-gaming related usage.

Looking to get a new monitor setup and have put in some 15-20 hours of research, and I feel more lost than when I started.

For programming/reading/daytrading (and not gaming/doing media related stuff), what should I be looking for and what criteria should I be evaluating? I'm trying to maximize screen area across a multi-monitor setup (4-8 monitors total for 2 rows) and ease on the eyes for long hours of work (so: flicker free and low blue light), I don't really care about color range/trueness.

Size: looking for 27" as that's the largest that can realistically be mounted on a desk stand in a multi-monitor setup.

Panel type: TN/IPS/VA - what's best? I'm seeing a lot of conflicting opinions but it seems that TN is cheapest, VA best for gaming (?) / media, IPS best otherwise?

Curve: I think I prefer curved - opinions?

Resolution: 4k seems like a waste, leaving 1080/1440. It seems that the limiting factor for taking in data from my monitor setup would be my vision as opposed to the number of pixels per screen given that I'll have at minimum 4x27" monitors. If that's true, how much advantage is there really to 1440 versus 1080?

Refresh rate: is high refresh rate actually worthwhile/easier on the eyes [for not gaming]?

Response delay: Not really a consideration for usage unrelated to gaming.

Flicker-free/low blue light: Sounds nice, potentially the most important factor, but horribly subjective -- how do you actually quantify this? It's listed on some monitors and not on others, but never quantified. Is this a real/worthwhile thing, and am I to just believe that it works fine on any monitor that mentions these features?

Mounting: looking to get a 2x2/2x3/2x4 monitor setup, so VESA mount is critical. Further, it seems that I'm realistically limited to 27" monitor size due to monitor stand limitations (I don't want to mess with wall-mounted arms). If there were some good >30" monitors I might be able to make a 2x2 setup work (Samsung's 49" looks sooo fantastic but seems tragically awkward/difficult to make work in a multi-monitor setup due to weight/size).

Brand names: Recommendations? I keep reading through horror stories about dead pixels from foreign/less heard of brands that only produce monitors. Anything to watch out for?

Some monitors I've been looking at:


pros: 27", curved, 1440p, 144Hz, VESA mount,

concerns: VA and not IPS (is this even bad?), doesn't mention "flicker free" (but it's 144Hz? are refresh rate/flicker-free even related? idk), complaints about dead pixels



pros: 27", 1440p, 144Hz, IPS (!!!), mentions flicker free, good brand

concerns: not curved, pricey, doesn't mention low blue light



great (best?) brand (Asus), 31.5" is a good size but might be awkward/hard to mount, options are straight+1440p+75Hz and curved+1080p+144Hz rather than the ideal curved/1440p/144Hz, really great sounding blue light/flicker free tech (subjective though)



Asus, 27", IPS, 1440p, not curved, pricey (165Hz is overkill)



Asus, 27", IPS, 1440p, requires out of stock adapter to VESA mount, low refresh rate


curved+IPS+high refresh rate+1440p seems like a hard combination to come across, though I'm not sure that those are important features.

u/GlitteringCamo · 1 pointr/Planetside

> ROG 2k ASUS 30 inch

Can't find anything on their site about it. Closest was: https://www.amazon.ca/ASUS-PA329Q-Monitor-DisplayPort-Speakers/dp/B01F6D1ITM

I've just been holding off on upgrading for quite a while (including weathering some rather prominent display issues), simply because I like the extra screen space of a 30" 16:10. I know in my heart I should pick up https://www.amazon.ca/ASUS-PG279Q-2560X1440-DisplayPort-Monitor/dp/B017EVR2VM , just for the refresh rate ... but... it's so small.

u/Krazyflipz · 0 pointsr/xboxone

I use this monitor with my PC, and the Xbox looks good on it, but it doesn't support 10 bit/hdr.

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017EVR2VM/

u/Soulshot96 · 0 pointsr/Monitors

You want links? To lazy to look for yourself? Here;

Asus on Amazon

Acer on Amazon

Asus on Newegg

Acer on Newegg

More reviews, more reviews from verified owners. About the same amount of unhappy customers by percentage. Hmmmm crazy...almost like it is empirical fucking evidence that these use the same panel, have the same issues, and about the same rate of BLB/IPS Glow/Dead Pixel issues.

Your personal experience in this sub means nothing. My experience here is about 50/50 between these two. Yours is not. Both are fucking meaningless as we cannot verify ownership from the people complaining, Reddit is not the only site people complain on, and we have not collected any data sets. Amazon and Newegg reviews however, are quite useful since they show verified purchasers, and average the results for us. Isn't that something?

Now, unless you can pull some actual evidence for any of your claims out of your ass, which I doubt you can, I'll assume like the last few people like you I've met, that you are a rare breed...a monitor fanboy...and I'll move on with my life.

u/[deleted] · 0 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

165hz if you wanna be the best

u/DD4690K · 0 pointsr/Monitors

So I found this one ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q. I focus on G-Sync, IPS and 1440p. Unfortunetly there is only few monitors available with G-Sync. Even if we are searching on all resolutions and monitors size.

While I was searching I found AOC AG241QG. I didn't managed this one to find on amazon or bestbuy, and I am afraid that this one is only available on Europe market.