Asus ROG Swift PG279Q Gets 165Hz Refresh Rate

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This new PG279Q models still comes with a TN Film panel with support for NVIDIA G-sync, including the useful ULMB motion blur reduction mode. The refresh rate now is a 165Hz maximum refresh rate.

We have yet to see how these "overclocked" refresh rates work, but they seem to be offered on a few G-sync capable screens now (100Hz on the Acer X34, 100Hz on the Asus PG348Q, 200Hz even on the Acer Z35). 

The PG279Q will offer a 2560 x 1440 resolution, and will likely offer a 4ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 178/178 viewing angles, 16.7m colour depth and sRGB gamut. DisplayPort connectivity will be provided of course and we expect to see HDMI as well.


ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih today revealed details of the latest world-leading gaming innovations from Republic of Gamers (ROG) in a pre-IFA 2015 press event held at the Bolle Meierei, in Berlin, Germany.


Featuring in the incredible lineup were the G752 gaming laptop, ROG Maximus VIII Extreme/Assembly, ROG Matrix GTX 980Ti, ROG Swift PG348Q, ROG 7.1 headset, and ROG G20 Special Edition. The ROG Swift PG279Q, the world’s first gaming monitor with a 165Hz refresh rate, was also showcased. Before leaving the stage, Mr. Shih surprised the audience with a sneak preview of the trailblazing GX700, the first water-cooled gaming laptop. This new lineup of ROG products also introduces an all-new design theme that offers gamers a range of exciting new colors, including Plasma Copper, Armor Titanium, and Lava Red.


While on stage, Mr. Shih outlined the continuing worldwide success of the company’s ROG product lines, with ROG continuing to lead the world in the markets for motherboards, high-end VGAs, gaming monitors and laptops. “ROG continues to totally dominate the gaming industry with the fastest and most powerful innovations. This comprehensive ROG lineup provides gamers with the ultimate entertainment experiences and enables them to achieve unrivalled overclocking performance,” said Mr. Shih.


Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of OEM Division Nick Parker joined Mr. Shih on stage to celebrate the launch of Windows 10 on ROG gaming devices and the strong partnership with ASUS. “We are excited by the innovation that ASUS is delivering to enable new gaming experiences for consumers,” said Mr. Parker. “The ASUS ROG G752 is built from the ground up to take advantage of new PC and online gaming enabled by Windows 10.”


ROG G752 comes with backlit anti-ghosting 30-key rollover and an efficient dust-release cooling system.


ROG Maximus VIII Extreme/Assembly is a Z170 motherboard sporting the new ROG Plasma Copper color scheme, and includes the ROG SupremeFX Hi-Fi headphone amplifier for superior high-fidelity audio and a 10Gb/s Ethernet card for epic networking speed.


ROG Matrix GTX 980Ti Platinum graphics card contains ASUS-exclusive DirectCU cooling and other technologies that ensure outstanding performance, low noise and incredible stability.


ROG Swift PG348Q is an innovative curved 34-inch 3440x1440 IPS gaming display with built-in NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology for smooth, immersive and tear-free gaming visuals.


ROG 7.1 surround gaming headset has 10 discrete audio drivers and a dedicated USB soundcard that deliver immersive, powerful and high-quality surround sound.


The 9.5-liter ROG G20 Special Edition is a powerful small form-factor gaming desktop with an aggressive design and customizable 8-million-color LED lighting effects.


ROG GX700 adds water-cooling technology to a gaming laptop for the very first time, and delivers stable, super-fast performance.

Source: Asus

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