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ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM: 1080p 280Hz IPS Gaming Monitor Review (Page 3)

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 27, 2020 at 01:25 am CDT - 1 min, 48 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 90%Manufacturer: ASUSModel: B0845QFDVM

Gaming Impressions @ 280FPS

I pumped in a considerable amount of hours into the ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM monitor, where I used 3 games as my main focus: Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Overwatch.

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These 3 games can get up to 280FPS at 1080p if you drop the detail level down as much as you can, so in something like Fortnite you are going to be running so liquid smooth at 280FPS it feels insane. It truly is something else gaming at 200FPS and above, but nearly 300FPS? It's almost liquid smooth.

Because of the graphical style of Fortnite, you don't feel weird at adjusting to 280FPS at all -- something I fell right into and accustomed to pretty much instantly. I was powering my rig with a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card, but I also did some testing with the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER just in case -- both of them had no issues keeping up at 280FPS in Fortnite.

Apex Legends was a little trickier getting up to 280FPS, but if you reduce everything in the game and have a ridiculously powerful graphics card like the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER or GeForce RTX 2080 Ti then you shouldn't have an issue blasting people away and sliding down hills at ridiculous frame rates.

Overwatch? Man, oh man -- Overwatch is nothing short of sublime at 280FPS. I mean, Overwatch is my favorite competitive first-person shooter game, and it was even better at 280FPS on the ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM monitor. Rockets and other projectiles flying at me and over me in the game felt like they were almost moving in slow motion, that's how smooth the monitor is.

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But Anthony, slow motion on a rapid-fast 280FPS display, that makes no sense? Yeah, I know -- but you're seeing a ridiculous amount of information at once. 1920 x 1080 = 2 million pixels, all cranking along at 280FPS. That is 280 frames per second, at 2 million pixels. Insanity. It truly is amazing to play games at 280FPS.

Overall, the monitor just feels... SMOOTH. Like, buttery smooth. It is hard to put into words, and something you need to see -- and more so, feel for yourself.

Anthony Garreffa

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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