Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ

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The Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ is likely one of the first of a brand new breed of gaming screens, combining the high refresh charges of Nvidia’s G-Sync know-how with 4K resolution and HDR (high dynamic vary) help for exceptional picture quality.

We received to spend a little bit of time with the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ at an occasion held by Nvidia, which is keen to make its G-Sync know-how synonymous with high-end gaming screens.

So, with the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ we get HDR 10 help and DCI-P3 colour gamut for vivid colors, a high 144Hz refresh price for clean gameplay, and an ultra-high-definition resolution of three,840 x 2,160. When you've got a gaming rig that can keep up, then the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ is about to be a very impressive gaming monitor certainly.

Worth and availability

In the intervening time we don't have a precise worth for the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ, but because it's a 27-inch 4K G-Sync monitor with HDR we’re anticipating a reasonably excessive price tag. 

Equally-specced G-Sync screens with HDR help go for around $900 (£700, AU$1,300), and at the showcase event Nvidia couldn't present costs, but hinted that the Auss, and comparable screens, gained’t be any lower than $1,000 (£800, AU$1,400), and could conceivably have worth tags across the $2,500 (£2,000, AU$three,000) mark.

Acer has hinted that its own G-Sync HDR monitor, the Acer Predator X27, can be around £2,199 ($3,000, AU$4,000), so we anticipate to the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ to be across the similar worth. We’ll replace this hands-on as quickly as we hear extra.

If it does go for round that worth, then this will probably be a monitor that may possible only be of interest to fanatics and professional players who are prepared to spend that sum of money.

We don’t have a precise date when the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ might be in the stores, but Nvidia hinted that it is going to be on the end of Might, or early June, 2018. We should always hopefully pay money for the monitor for a full assessment around that time as nicely.

Design and features

The Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ was proven off alongside the Acer Predator X27, one other G-Sync HDR gaming monitor, and whereas Acer’s design is more subdued the PG27UQ has a extra eye-catching look, as we’ve come to anticipate from Asus’ ROG (Republic of Players) model.

The 27-inch display is an effective measurement for a gaming monitor, and with its normal widescreen facet ratio of 16:9 this can be a monitor that’s giant sufficient to immerse you, however doesn’t dominate your desk as bigger gaming screens do.

A medium-sized bezel runs around the display, and at the bottom is the ROG emblem. On the again of the display’s body is a bigger, glowing ROG emblem, alongside patterns which might be harking back to circuit boards. That glowing ROG emblem may be managed by the Asus Aura Sync software program, so it could actually praise different ROG units with AURA lighting. It definitely echoes the design parts of other ROG gadgets, so when you have some already then the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ will fit proper in.

The stand can also be eye-catching, with a blade-like design that feels sturdy, and an LED mild that points down in the direction of the desk.

On the again you additionally get buttons for controlling the on-screen menu. In case you’re already a fan of the ROG line you then’ll love the look of the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ, and even when that is your first ROG gadget the look of the monitor isn’t too excessive.

However it’s the tech behind the display of the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ that's the actual star of the present. With a refresh price of 144Hz, combined with 4K UHD resolution and G-Sync HDR know-how, the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ is able to some extremely spectacular visuals.

It features an LED backlight that's dynamically managed across 384 zones, which supplies spectacular contrast between mild and darkish scenes. It additionally has quantum-dot know-how, and a DCI-P3 shade gamut, which presents up a 25% wider shade vary compared to sRGB screens, which suggests the monitor is capable of displaying rather more correct colours.

In our opinion, this latter function has the potential to drastically enhance the picture quality of the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ. Not only will this benefit games and media that supports the DCI-P3 colour gamut, however it also means the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ is an effective selection of monitor for movie and photograph editors, which can help justify its excessive price tag.

It’s the mixture of excessive resolution, high refresh price, low latency and HDR help that may make the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ really stand out from its competition.

Performance

We didn’t get loads of time with the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ on the event Nvidia held, but from our temporary time with the monitor, it seems to be very promising.

Enjoying Destiny 2, which features numerous bight colours and dark places, the G-Sync know-how definitely places in loads of work, leading to some actually spectacular visuals to go together with the 4K decision – it appears to match, and sometimes exceed, many 4K HDR TVs we’ve seen.

The 144Hz refresh fee additionally labored wonders, making the sport really feel snappy and responsive, and there wasn’t a hint of display tearing. Principally, we will’t wait to spend more time with this monitor so we will actually put it by means of its paces, as it seems like it might be a very particular display for gaming on.

Early verdict

Our temporary time with the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ has undoubtedly left us wanting extra: this has the potential to be one hell of a gaming monitor, because of its combination of 4K decision and G-Sync HDR know-how, which delivers astounding visible fidelity and excessive body charges.

For any PC gamer who's appeared on enviously as PS4 and Xbox One games get HDR help, whereas their platform remains ignored, the fact that corporations like Nvidia and Asus are pushing for HDR help will probably be welcome.

Nevertheless, we've got a feeling that the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ might be a really expensive monitor indeed, which suggests it is going to be out of reach for a lot of players. You’ll also want a strong PC to benefit from the high decision and frame rates, while having a 10-series Nvidia graphics card is important to profit from G-Sync HDR.

Should you just like the look of the HDR future the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ holds, then chances are you'll need to start out saving now.

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