If you’re looking for one of the best ROG monitors for 4K gaming, maybe you can wait for the next few months. Why so? Because ASUS introduced the industry’s first 4K HDR display display with a refresh rate of 144 Hz using a quantum dot film at CES.
|ROG Swift PG27UQ|
And Asus named it ROG Swift PG27UQ, which is the dream of every gamers because of the features that exist in all modern screen technology and a very fast refresh rate is here. Since this product is not set to hit the market immediately, ASUS seems to remain calm about pricing and availability for a certain period of time, although many well-known sites predict this monitor will cost around $ 1400 to $ 2400.
ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ has AHVA AU Optronics panel with 4K resolution (3840 × 2160), and has brightness up to 1000 nits, and refresh rate 144 Hz with G-Sync technology. Manufacturers gave dot panels of quantum treatment through 3M films in the initial sample, but it seems we do not know enough whether this has the right color gamut support as this has not been officially announced.
|ROG Swift PG27UQ|
ASUS has stated that the existing panel will offer support for HDR10, which means it may offer HDR-related color space settings, but it has not been confirmed yet. In addition, the monitor is equipped with NVIDIA NVIDIA’s G-Sync NVIDIA variable refresh rate for fine gameplay.
Finally, PG27UQ will also receive a new LED direct backlighting with 384 zones that allows it to have a high brightness level and should lend itself to better contrast ratios (this allows local dimming as a result).
In recent years, monitors are usually tailored for gamers to become increasingly popular as they offer important key features to a target audience such as: large diagonal, high PPI, very high refresh rate and variable refresh rate technology.
Meanwhile, to allow all to happen, manufacturers must make sacrifices for a particular design when it comes to resolution, brightness and sometimes even viewing angle. It’s because of panel choices, which may have been compromised for this type of new experience.
Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ seems to be wrapping up everything new and old where it should offer it when it comes to gaming and multimedia, and will also allow users in having a premium experience across the board.
And to take advantage of all the features that ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ will offer, the owner must have and use NVIDIA GeForce Series 10 GTX graphics card with DisplayPort 1.4 connector that supports 4K / 144 output (though, with DSC) and HDR. Because GeForce GTX 9-series NVIDIA GPUs usually have HDMI 2.0a HDR-support controller display, but the HDMI port on this panel is only good up to 60 Hz on 4K.
|Spec ROG Swift PG27UQ|
While we do not know when ASUS will mass produce ROG Swift PG27UQ, it is highly unlikely that this will happen soon for some reason. First, ASUS and AU Optronics have demonstrated a full strength prototype in Computex 2016 and so far, we have not seen any indication that AUO has started its mass production of 4K / 144Hz panels.
Secondly, contemporary high-end graphics cards barely deliver 60 fps at 4K in the game, monitors do not use all the potential in high-end game titles, which may affect demand. On the price side, keep in mind that Swift PG348Q still remains ASUS ‘flagship ROG monitor and therefore the new PG27UQ will probably cost more than its larger curved sibling.