ROG Swift PG279Q

ASUS £670

PC GAMER (UK) - - HARDWARE -

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.

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