Update: The ASUS PG27UQ has been spotted over at Geizhals which is an online store for Austria, Germany, Poland, and the UK. At the time of this writing, the monitor sells for €2,442.20 which amounts to around $3,000. There’s a three-week delivery, so we can finally expect the 4K 144Hz G-SYNC HDR monitors in the beginning of May 2018.
At CES 2017, some amazing new monitors for gaming were announced, which we’ll be seeing throughout 2018. The ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ is definitely one of the more exciting ones as it offers both Nvidia G-SYNC and HDR10 (High Dynamic Range) support, which will dramatically change the world of gaming.
The ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ will be one of the first gaming monitors to offer 4K resolution at a 144Hz refresh rate. No longer will gamers have to choose between image quality and gameplay fluidity but rather simply immerse into the impeccable gaming experience that’s only been fantasized until now.
The LED backlight of the ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ is controlled across 384 zones and it’s thus capable of producing life-like picture quality with true HDR support which includes maximum brightness level up to 1000 cd/m2, superior contrast ratio, and a wider range of colors of the compatible content.
The 4K (3840×2160) resolution on a 27-inch screen results in stunningly vivid details in video games and all other multimedia activities as it provides a rich pixel density of 163 pixels per inch.
In comparison to the more common QHD (2160×1440) resolution for a 27-inch screen, the ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ will have a larger pixel count of 67% which will, along with the HDR and quantum-dot technologies, deliver a flawless picture.
As one of the first gaming monitors able to fuel the 4K display with a 144Hz refresh rate, the ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ will have to rely on the G-SYNC technology in order to make the gaming experience fluid and smooth.
The Nvidia G-SYNC technology synchronizes the frame rate between the graphics card’s GPU and the monitor’s refresh rate in order to eliminate screen tearing and stuttering.
We suppose that the ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ will also offer the standard GamePlus, FPS Counter, and Turbo Key features which are common among the other ASUS’ gaming monitors. The GamePlus feature allows the user to set a custom crosshair overlay and fix it to the screen which can be a major advantage in FPS games while the turbo key gives its users the ability to swap between different Hz rates.
The ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ will feature the same award-winning design as the ASUS PG348Q, which includes the Armor Titanium Plasma Cooper color scheme and thin bezels. Another cool feature of this design is that it’s able to emit the ROG logo onto the ground as a light projection.
The appearance of the monitor may appear too flashy to some, even when the light projection is turned off, but the design itself is very steady with a lot smooth ergonomic options which is a much more important aspect when it comes to the overall design.
The ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ features two DisplayPort 1.4 ports and one HDMI port. DisplayPort 1.4 is responsible for the 4K resolution running a 144Hz refresh rate along with HDR, and will so require a more powerful graphics card than the Nvidia GTX 10xx series, which is still unavailable.
The HDMI port will only be able to deliver up to 60Hz. At the back of the monitor, there will also likely be a headphones jack, depending on just how identical the design will be to the PG348Q.
The price of the ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ is currently unknown, though some speculations suggest a price tag of around $2,000.
There is no doubt that this ultimate gaming monitor will change the way video games will look and feel like with its 4K display, 144Hz, HDR, and G-SYNC. We can only wait and hope that one day the time will come when this kind of monitors will become more affordable; until then, most of us will have to make drastic budget sacrifices in order to obtain this beautiful machine, yet I have a feeling that none of us would regret it.
|Aspect Ratio||16:9 (Widescreen)|
|Response Time||4ms (GtG)|
|Adaptive Sync||G-SYNC HDR|
|Ports||2x DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0|
|Contrast Ratio||1000:1 (static)|
|Colors||1.07 billion (true 10-bit)|
|Local Dimming||384-zone Direct LED|