7 new G-Sync monitors soon to be released – 144Hz 1440p IPS Asus monitor is one of them

Acer XB270HU

At the Computex 2015, Nvidia didn’t just show off their new 980 Ti. The GPU company also showed off seven new G-Sync supported monitors from both Acer and Asus. Amongst the roster of these new G-Sync monitors are three 4K monitors, three UltraWide options and a new and very promising monitor: the Asus PG279Q, a 27-inch 144Hz 1440p IPS gaming monitor.

The last monitor is going to be Asus’ version of the Acer XB270HU, which also has the same specs mentioned above. The Acer XB270HU costs around $800 on Amazon, so hopefully, with Asus stepping into the game, we will see the prices for these types of monitors drop and also see more of them in the near future. Previously, it was a win-and-loss situation, where in order to achieve high refresh rates, you would have to use a TN panel, which in return has poor color quality and viewing angles. Now, that’s no longer necessary, as IPS panel manufacturers have stepped up and made it possible for these types of panels to achieve high refresh rates, and you can now enjoy all the great features a gaming monitor can have.

Here is the full list of the new G-Sync monitors announced by Nvidia:

ModelSizeResolutionPanelRefresh Rate
Asus PG279Q27"2560x1440IPS144Hz
Acer Z3535"2560x1080VA144Hz
Acer X3434"3440x1440IPS75Hz
Asus PG34Q34"3440x1440IPS60Hz
Acer XB271HK27"3840x2160IPS60Hz
Acer XB281HK28"3840x2160TN60Hz
Asus PG27AQ27"3840x2160IPS60Hz

Nvidia also announced G-Sync support for windowed mode games at Computex. There’s no release date for any of these monitors yet, but as soon as they are released, they will be put on our list of currently available G-Sync and FreeSync monitors.

Acer XR341CK

The Acer XR341CK is the world’s first Ultra-Wide, curved G-Sync monitor

Update: ASUS have stated that the ASUS ROG MG279Q will be released some time in Q4 in response to a Facebook post. See the image below. It will be interesting to see if one of these monitors will make it to become the best gaming monitor 2016.

ASUS on PG279Q release date

  • The prices will probably be sky-high.

  • Seth Leppy Steenbergen

    Most probably. I’m happy to see an ultra wide at 1080p though. Graphics cards just aren’t good enough to do 1440 surround yet, and 3 curved ultra wides at 1080 sounds amazing.

  • Vodorlo

    This looks awfully close to PC Gamer’s version of this guide..


  • Bauhaus

    Do you think I should go with the Asus Swift 1440p gysnc or should I get a cheaper gsync at 1080p?

  • If your GPU can handle it, get the 1440p. The added resolution is, in my opinion, almost as an important factor as refresh rate and adaptive sync.

  • Dylann Pham

    Any update for the Asus PG279Q?

  • Thanks for your comment. ASUS Nordic have written that it will be released some time in Q4. I have updated the post with an image showing the response of ASUS ROG Nordic to a comment a user posted on their Facebook page.

  • CryingCyclops

    Perhaps the chart should be updated. As reported in various places (http://www.144hzmonitors.com/monitors/acer-x34-xr341cka-has-a-g-sync-range-of-30-100hz/), Acer announced that the X34 will actually top out at 100Hz with G-Sync.

  • Kyle Washburn

    Whens the X34 w/ G-Sync set to release?

  • Did you find out yet? I’m seeing it being advertised more and more the last week or so but still can’t find a definite release date. It’s driving me crazy because I want it ASAP.