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ASUS ROG Strix XG27UQ: 4K 144Hz DSC Gaming Monitor Review (Page 3)

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 28, 2020 at 11:28 pm CDT - 2 mins, 57 secs time to read this page
Rating: 96%Manufacturer: ASUSModel: B07F1VGGLK

Gaming Impressions


I pumped around 20 hours into PUBG across the time of using the ASUS ROG Strix XG27UQ gaming monitor, enough time for some epic games, and some delicious chicken dinners. The ASUS ROG Strix XG27UQ served me well, with my Intel Core i9-9900K and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti combo doing the CPU and GPU heavy lifting.

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I had virtually all details on Ultra apart from anti-aliasing and motion blur and was averaging 80-100FPS for the most part in PUBG, and it still felt super-smooth. I wasn't hitting where I wanted to (120-144FPS minimum) but the monitor was holding up and the gameplay was still nice and smooth.

Pulling your aim across a building with a 4x or 8x scope in PUBG never felt more smooth, while that super-sharp image quality on the ASUS ROG Strix XG27UQ gaming monitor making things pop. I definitely felt like I could see things in another layer of detail on the XG27UQ in PUBG.

Normally I would drop the detail level down in PUBG to maximize the frame rate, but pushing 100FPS for the most part with everything dialed up was nice to see on the XG27UQ. I didn't want to skimp on the graphical detail on such a high-end panel, so thankfully PUBG is much better optimized in 2020 to handle it at 4K.


The same goes for Overwatch, but even more so -- my first game out of the hours pumped into Overwatch saw me winning the match. I'm a Mercy main and I clutched one of the most intense parts of the match and rezzed someone in the middle of 4 people shooting me with what felt like an army of weapons, explosions, and Ultimates.

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Playing the game on the ASUS ROG Strix XG27UQ is another experience, as that picture perfect image quality matches the art style of Overwatch. Better yet, the image pops right out of the screen and almost feels like 3D -- something I felt when I was playing Apex Legends, too.

Overwatch is absolutely perfect to play at 4K 144Hz and maintain the frame rate on a single GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, too. Better yet, if you want everything dialed up and to ensure beyond 144FPS, remember that Overwatch supports SLI. So you can throw two graphics cards together like the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER in NVLink/SLI and run Overwatch at 200FPS+.

Apex Legends

Another game that I thoroughly enjoyed playing on the ROG Strix XG27UQ was Apex Legends, which I did have to reduce some in-game detail dials down a little in order to hit closer to 144FPS average at 4K. But once I did, wow.

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I swear that the game feels more '3D' on the XG27UQ and that might just be me, but trust me -- it's not hype. The image quality on the ASUS ROG Strix XG27UQ is next-level-good. Even the menus of Apex Legends stood out, while waiting in the lobby the red on the cloth looking blood red -- almost lifelike.

Sliding down mountains and running across large parts of the map as Octane, you have to run super-fast and fluidly. The 4K resolution will make everything look great, but the 144FPS in performance helps the game feel much more fluid. Especially so when I'm playing Octane -- the XG27UQ is hands down one of the best gaming monitors I've used in Apex Legends.

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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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