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Asus ROG Swift PG278Q is the First Official Nvidia G-SYNC Monitor

January 7th, 2014 · 8 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision


Here comes the announcement of the first Nvidia G-SYNC enabled monitor at CES 2014 fromm ASUS – the ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q. The monitor supports WQHD 2560×1440 resolution and ASUS says it is a 120+ Hz display, so this is also the first monitor to officially support 120Hz refresh rate with a resolution over 1920×1080. What is not so good news for some people is the that the display probably uses a TN panel, something that is suggested by the announced 1ms response time. And the other not so good news is that there is not a single mention of 3D Vision support, so apparently this display from ASUS is not 3D-capable, meaning we are still don’t have a 3D Vision monitor with a resolution higher than 1080p.

The ROG SWIFT PG278Q is also the world’s first WQHD monitor powered by NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. NVIDIA G-SYNC, a breakthrough in display technology, synchronizes the display’s refresh rates to the GPU. The ROG SWIFT PG278Q eliminates screen tearing, minimizes stutter and input lag to deliver the smoothest gaming experience possible. With G-SYNC technology objects look sharper and more vibrant, while gameplay is more fluid and responsive.

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q Specifications:

– Display: 27-inch WQHD 2560×1440 (16:9)
– Narrow 6mm bezel designed for multi-monitor setups
– Pixel Pitch: 0.233mm
– Brightness: 350cd/m2
– Display Colors: 16.7M
– Refresh Rate: Over 120 Hz
– Response Time: 1ms (GTG)
– Connectivity: 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x USB 3.0 ports
– Stand Adjustments: tilt (+20° ~ -5°), swivel (+60° ~ -60°), pivot (90° clockwise), height adjustment (0 ~ 120mm)
– VESA-wall mountable (100 × 100mm)
– Special ASUS Features: GamePlus and 5-way joystick OSD navigation

According to ASUS the ROG SWIFT PG278Q monitor availability is expected at the beginning Q2 this year for the Asian Pacific, European and North America markets. So we can expect to see this monitor available as early April this year with an expected price of $799 USD. As a comparison you might be able to get earlier an ASUS VG248QE monitor modified to support Nvidia’s G-SYNC technology for about $500 USD, however this is a 24-inch model with 1920×1080 resolution and the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q monitor is 27-inch and with 2560×1440 resolution. It would’ve been nice if this was also announced as a 3D Vision monitor, but there is still some time left until it’s release, so it could get certified by the time for the official release on the market as it has the required features to support stereoscopic 3D as well.

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mihabolil // Jan 7, 2014 at 01:49

    Apparently 3D vision is abandoned by nVidia and the trend/gimmick is 4K and G-sync.
    My hope is Oculus Rift to be released some day.

  • 2 denonsix // Jan 7, 2014 at 02:30

    Exactly. If we don’t see this or any other big display announcements that support 3D vision, then its not too much of a stretch to call 3D Vision dead.

    The new ‘enthusiast’ setup imo: 1 4k monitor for high resolution gaming and an accessory Oculus Rift for immersive gaming.

  • 3 Bloody // Jan 7, 2014 at 14:07

    Asus has confirmed that this monitor uses TN panel as was suspected and not VA-based or an IPS one… http://rog.asus.com/296652014/news/rog-announces-the-pg278q-swift-27-inch-wqhd-g-sync-gaming-monitor/

  • 4 Apoc // Jan 19, 2014 at 17:14

    an Asus rep on their own forum has said that this monitor WILL support 3D vision :)

  • 5 Apoc // Jan 19, 2014 at 17:16

    an Asus rep on their own forum has confirmed that this monitor will support 3D Vision :)

  • 6 claydough // Feb 10, 2014 at 07:38

    quote from that rep:

    “” Quote Originally Posted by Kronvict View Post
    3D Vision is confirmed to be unsupported by this monitor in a previous PG278Q thread. “”

    ” No I was wrongly informed that the variable refresh rate would not support it. 3D Vision is entirely controlled by Nvidia and if they say it’ll work it’ll work. If you have the emitter, glasses and card it’ll run. “

  • 7 claydough // Feb 10, 2014 at 07:38


  • 8 Robert K. // Mar 31, 2015 at 21:19

    Hello from the future! :D
    @mihabolil: I’d say good riddance! Shutter glasses technology is so 1998 and annoying… Plus you’re stuck at 60fps / eye, with about 50% brightness (70% with 3d vision 2). If maybe LG or others will come up with a 4K polarized panel, with polarized cheap glasses, that would be KILLER! See how it looks on a 4K tv, you’ll want it so bad that you’ll barely sleep at night, searching endlessly for tech news…

    @claydough – I have this monitor and it supports 3D vision very well (well you have some minor problems like vertical stripes and black screen from time to time, but overall it’s worth it). The monitor itself is amazing, they actually & finally have a panel with 2560×1440 at 144hz and 1ms, it’s every gamer’s wet dream.

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