ROG Swift PG279Q
The PG279Q is a 27-inch monitor with a 2560x1440 resolution, which I consider the sweet spot for high-end gaming. It offers more pixels than 1080p without being as demanding as a 4K panel, meaning games look sharp at 27 inches but won’t bring a GPU to its knees. Plus, you can still get higher-than-60Hz refresh rates, which isn’t possible on most 4K displays.
Like its competitor, the Acer Predator XB271HU, the PG279Q is an IPS panel with a refresh rate that can be overclocked up to 165Hz. Inputs include DisplayPort 1.2a as well as HDMI 1.4. Both displays also feature Nvidia’s G-Sync technology for variable refresh rates, assuming you’re using an Nvidia GPU. If you’re an AMD user, you should consider a FreeSync monitor instead.
The biggest drawback is its £670 price tag. Having said that, I consider a monitor to be an investment – don’t buy a cheap one you’ll want to replace in two years; buy a great one that will last you five. You can buy similar IPS displays with FreeSync instead of G-Sync, but the Asus ROG Swift PG279Q is the best choice and worth every penny.