ASUS has just officially announced its exciting new ROG gaming monitor, the PG279Q, at its Republic of Gamers Unleashed event in San Francisco. The PG279Q is a 27-inch successor to the super-popular ROG Swift PG278Q, but with some nice upgrades.
The new ASUS ROG PG279Q has a 27-inch QHD (2560x1440) panel, with a 144Hz refresh rate (where you overclock it to 165Hz) with NVIDIA's G-Sync technology. We have a WLED + IPS panel with 1000:1 contrast ratio, 350 nits of peak brightness, 4ms delay, and 178-degree viewing angles. It's an 8-bit panel with DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 inputs with two USB 3.0 and 3.5mm audio backing that up.
ASUS is pricing the delicious new gaming monitor at a not-so-bad price of $799, and we can't wait to get our hands on a sample for review to see how driving a 165Hz monitor is for those fast-paced first-person shooters.