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ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM: 1080p 280Hz IPS Gaming Monitor Review (Page 1)

ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM: 1080p 280Hz IPS Gaming Monitor Review

280FPS gaming monitor? Yes please, ASUS -- thanks for addicting me to 280FPS, though.

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 27, 2020 at 01:25 am CDT - 2 mins, 43 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 90%Manufacturer: ASUSModel: B0845QFDVM

Introduction

I'm someone who has always lived life in the fast lane when it comes to displays, starting my gaming days off on the older CRT monitors -- enjoying the then-enthusiast Sony Trinitron G520 monitor that could run high resolutions like 1600 x 1200 at the time, at liquid smooth refresh rates of 100Hz.

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Over the years technology shifted over to LCD and slowly but surely we've been getting closer and closer to the ceiling in terms of refresh rates. We quickly reached 120Hz but had a few years in between 120Hz and 240Hz, and now we're pushing 240Hz without an issue at 1080p -- 280Hz is coming to knock on your door.

Enter the ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM gaming monitor: offering 1920 x 1080 native resolution (1080p) at a blistering 280Hz. It also packs HDR support as well as VESA's own DisplayHDR 400 certification.

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ASUS is using a 1080p 240Hz IPS panel from AU Optronics, with factory overclocking driving it up to a huge 280Hz. ASUS also uses its ELMB SYNC technology, which lets you run both VRR and MBR at the same time.

Monitor Lingo:

  • ELMB = Extreme Low Motion Blur
  • HDR = High Dynamic Range
  • VRR = Variable Refresh Rate
  • MBR = Motion Blur Reduction

Pricing & Availability

ASUS is selling its TUF Gaming VG279QM on Amazon for $470 or so, which isn't too bad -- but it is a huge chunk of cash for a monitor limited to 1080p. You would want to really have that 280Hz really badly to shell out $470 for it, and then a graphics card capable of driving games at 280FPS as well. That ain't easy, unless you're playing Fortnite.

Detailed Specs

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ASUS is using a Fast IPS Display that provides a high quality picture versus TN-based panels, so even when you're in Windows the VG279QM is going to look great. Normally the TN-based panels drive refresh rates up really high, but look like junk when you're in Windows -- that isn't the case here thanks to ASUS tapping a Fast IPS display from AU Optronics.

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We also have G-SYNC Compatible goodness here as well, music to the years of GeForce GTX and GeForce RTX graphics card owners. You'll also need a beefy GeForce graphics card if you intend to reach 280FPS in games, too.

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ELMB SYNC lets you have both ELMB and Adaptive-Sync turned on simultaneously, so you get to enjoy the best of both worlds.

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I'm not yet fully convinced of HDR gaming, but ASUS is ready for it with the TUF Gaming VG279QM monitor.

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ASUS includes a bunch of in-game enhancements, too. These include Dynamic Shadow Boost, GamePlus, and more.

Connectivity

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ASUS doesn't skimp with display connectivity on the TUF Gaming VG279QM monitor, with 1 x DisplayPort 1.2 and 2 x HDMI 2.0 ports as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Ergonomics

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Other gaming monitors don't have much in the way of ergonomics, but ASUS goes over-the-top here with the TUF Gaming VG279QM display. We have height adjustment, 90-degree swivel, 90-degree pivot, and tilt adjustment.

Detailed Specs

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Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 12:34 pm CDT

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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