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Hitting the G-Spot with NVIDIA's G-SYNC on the ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q

By: Anthony Garreffa | Monitors in Displays & Projectors | Posted: Aug 26, 2014 6:10 am

What's Hot


G-SYNC Is Amazing: After some intensive gaming over a couple of nights with G-SYNC, I could never go back. I've been spoiled by NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology, it's as simple as that. There is no going back from 2560x1440 at 144Hz with G-SYNC, it's simply the best gaming experience you can have outside of VR.


ASUS' ROG Swift PG278Q Is The Best Gaming Monitor Money Can Buy: It's simple. ASUS has crafted the best gaming monitor you can buy with the ROG Swift PG278Q. With a few simple facts: 2560x1440, 144Hz and of course, NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology. These three points combine their powers to become the best gaming monitor money can buy.


Gaming Goes Next-Gen: Forget those "next-gen" consoles, barely capable of 720p at 60FPS, let alone 1080p. We have a 2560x1440, or 1440p screen that is capable of driving not just 30FPS, or 60FPS, or even 120FPS, but a massive, truly next-gen frame rate of 144FPS. When you've got the hardware to drive 144FPS minimum in a game (and that game can handle it), then you're going to experience an entire new level of gaming you never thought was possible.



What's Not


Steep Hardware Requirements: This isn't a totally negative point, because ASUS and NVIDIA aren't pushing G-SYNC into the market of sub $700 PCs. This is for the gamers and enthusiasts. At a minimum, you're going to want a GeForce GTX 770 for 1440p at Medium graphics settings in most games to keep 60FPS+, but you're really going to want SLI GPUs to get the most out of the ROG Swift and its G-SYNC technology.



Final Thoughts


ASUS has the best gaming monitor on the market with the ROG Swift PG278Q, period. It truly is the best monitor out on the market right now, with so many features and technologies built into it, for a price that might seem high, but it really is a great price for what is included.




You're getting a WQHD 2560x1440 panel with a 144Hz refresh rate, meaning if you're running an AMD Radeon GPU, you're not left out in the cold. That's right, you can still run this beast of a gaming monitor on an AMD Radeon GPU, but you won't get the best experience on a Radeon GPU. On top of that, the ROG Swift PG278Q offers NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology, 3D Vision support, a great OSD with buttons that are easy to press and use, tilt, pivot, height adjustment and more.


Not only that, but NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology is truly something next-gen. For those who are after something that changes their system in more ways than one, then G-SYNC is what you need. The difference it does to your games is night and day, especially when you can hit anywhere near 60FPS, and maintain that.


The easiest way to explain it is for people who have gone from a mechanical HDD to an SSD in the last couple of years. The difference that an SSD made to your system was instantly noticed, and something that you can never go without. Have you ever gone from an SSD-powered system to a mechanical HDD? It's horrible. The same goes for G-SYNC, once you've hit the G-Spot with G-SYNC, you won't be going back to gaming without it.


The simple fact is, right now, if you're in the market for a new gaming monitor, the best that money can buy is found in an ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q with its NVIDIA G-SYNC technology.

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