ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Swift PG279Q

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February 23, 2016

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ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Swift PG279Q gaming display with 27-inch IPS panels for wide 178-degree viewing angles and rich, bright colors. The ROG Swift PG279Q delivers 2K/WQHD (2560 x 1440) visuals and features the NVIDIA® G-SYNC technology to eliminate screen tearing, minimize stuttering, and reduce input lag. The ROG Swift PG279Q is also the world’s first display with a 165Hz refresh rate for incredibly-smooth gaming visuals. The gaming monitor boasts a number of Ultra-Low Blue Light and Flicker-Free technologies to protect users’ eyes during marathon gaming sessions. In addition, ASUS-exclusive enhancements like GamePlus and GameVisual technologies give users an advantage in the gaming arena.

Lifelike gaming visuals

These ROG Swift PG Series gaming monitors represent a new generation of displays designed to provide gamers with impressive levels of detail. ROG Swift PG279Q has a 2K/WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution panel, delivering greater image detail and up to 77% more onscreen desktop space than standard Full HD displays. It also covers the full sRGB color gamut.

The ROG Swift PG279Q delivers superior images with outstanding colors thanks to IPS technology. Users can enjoy wide 178-degree viewing angles with minimal distortion and color shift even when viewing the display from extreme positions.

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Ultra-smooth and seamless gameplay

The ROG Swift Series is designed to provide the fastest and smoothest gaming experiences imaginable. The ROG Swift PG279Q is the world’s first display with a 165Hz refresh rate to reduce lag and motion blur, giving gamers the upper hand in fast-paced first-person-shooters, racing, real-time strategy, and sports games. Users can select between 60, 120, and 144Hz refresh rates on the fly with the help of the Turbo Key. To fully experience ROG Swift PG279Q’s 165Hz refresh rate, the user must have an NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960 or higher graphics processor.

Also, the ROG Swift PG279Q is equipped with NVIDIA G-SYNC display technology for smooth, seamless gameplay. This technology synchronizes the display’s refresh rate to the PC’s NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics processor to eliminate screen tearing, and minimize display stutter and input lag.


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Gamer-centric features

ROG Swift Series displays feature the ASUS-exclusive GamePlus hotkey to give gamers crosshair overlays, timer functions, and a frames per second (FPS) counter. The crosshair overlay provides four different crosshair options, so users can select the one that best suits the game currently being played. There’s also an onscreen timer that can be positioned on the left of the display to keep tracked of elapsed game time; while the FPS counter lets users know how smoothly the game is running.

ASUS-exclusive GameVisual technology provides up to six preset display modes (Scenery, Racing, Cinema, RTS/RPG, FPS, and sRGB) to suit different game genres. This unique feature can be easily accessed through a hotkey or the On Screen Display (OSD) settings menu.


Extensive connectivity options

The ROG PG279Q has a wide array of connectivity options including DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI. Two USB 3.0 ports provide convenient pass-through connectivity at speeds of up to 10-times that of USB 2.0, and they can also quick-charge mobile devices.

The gaming monitor also features a pair of 2-watt speakers and a 3.5mm earphone jack for immersive in-game audio. An ergonomic cable-management design feature helps organize and hide cables to keep the gaming area tidy.


Designed for gaming marathons and multi-display setups

ROG Swift PG Series displays are designed for gaming marathons. ASUS Ultra-Low Blue Light technology reduces blue light emission by up to 70%, and has four different blue-light filter settings that are easily accessed on the OSD menu via a 5-way joystick. Flicker-Free technology also helps reduce onscreen flicker for a more comfortable gaming experience.

The ROG Swift PG279Q has undergone stringent performance tests and is certified by TÜV Rheinland laboratories, a global provider of technical, safety, and certification services, to be flicker-free and to emit low blue light levels.

ROG Swift PG series displays have been ergonomically-designed and provide full tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment so gamers can find their preferred viewing position. The ROG Swift PG279Q has super-narrow 6mm bezels that make them ideal for seamless multi-display setups; they can also be VESA wall-mounted.


Panel Size(diagonal) 27in (68.6cm) Widescreen (16:9)
Panel Backlight/ Type WLED / IPS
Color Gamut 100% sRGB
True Resolution DP: 2560×1440 (up to 165Hz)

HDMI: 2560×1440 (60Hz)

Pixel Pitch 0.233mm (109ppi)
Brightness (Max.) 350cd/m²
Viewing Angle (CR10) 178°(H) / 178°(V)
Display Colors 16.7M (8-bit)
Response Time 4ms (Gray to Gray)
ASUS-exclusive Gaming Features 5-way OSD Navigation Joystick

GamePlus (Crosshair / Timer / FPS Counter)

GameVisual (FPS / RTS / RPG / Racing / sRGB / Cinema /Standard modes)

Turbo key (60-120-165Hz)

Eye Care Technology Low Blue Light (TUV-certified)

Flicker Free (TUV-certified)

Stereo Speaker 2W x 2
Input / Output 1x DisplayPort1.2, 1x HDMI1.4, 2x USB3.0, Earphone Jack
Ergonomic Design Tilt: +20° ~ -5°

Swivel: +60° ~ -60°

Pivot: 90°(clockwise)

Height adjustment: Yes (0~120 mm)

VESA compatible: 100 x 100 mm mount

Super-narrow bezel

Smart Cable Management

Dimension 619.77 x 552.53 x 237.9mm  (WxHxD)
Weight Net Weight (Est.): 7.0kg

[1] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at

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