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« on: August 12, 2018, 08:07:13 pm »
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Asus MG279Q

The Asus MG279Q uses a 27" 2560x1440 resolution 8 Bit AUO AHVA panel, a nearly grain free matte coating, has excellent colour presets when the Racing mode is selected, a high quality matte grey bezel which vastly increases the perceived black depth, fast pixel response times and a 144hz refresh rate.  Free-Sync (AMD GPU required) works from 30-90fps, eliminates tearing and lag, but the has >10ms delay when not set to 144hz.

Review by Daywalker
Review by =DEAD=
Review by Extrahardware CZ
Hardware Info Test Results
Review by Playwares
Review by PRAD
Review by SWECLOCKERS
Review by TFT Central

List of cards which support Free-Sync.


Asus MX27AQ

Discontinued 2014-2016 monitor.

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Asus PB278Q

Discontinued 2014-2017 matte AUO AHVA panel which replaced  the original PLS panel using version from 2012-2014.
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Asus PG279Q

The Asus PG279Q uses a 27" 2560x1440 resolution 8 Bit AUO AHVA panel, a nearly grain free matte coating, has good colour presets aside from a preset green tint, a matte black bezel and an inner black bezel which decreases the perceived black depth, fast pixel response times and a 144hz refresh rate.  G-Sync (Nvivida GPU required) works from 30-165hz (144hz is the default maximum refresh rate but it can be overclocked to 165hz), eliminates tearing and lag, but Lightboost is limited to 120z.  It also has an HDMI input which allows it to work with external devices like consoles.

Review by =DEAD=
Review by Digital Versus
Review by Extrahardware CZ
Review by Hardware.Info
Review by NCX
Review by PC Lab PL
Review by PRAD
Review by Sweclockers
Review by TFT Central


Asus VZ27AQ

Review by PRAD

Asus VZ27AQ uses a 75hz matte 2560x1440 LG AH-IPS panel with AMD Free-Sync and excellent all around performance.

Asus MAZ27AQ

Review by Les Numeriques


Asus PA27AC

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (=DEAD=)
Review by IBXT

Matte fake frame-less 8 bit +FRC (unsure if AHVA/IPS/PLS despite marketing as IPS) panel with accurate color presets, AMD Free-Sync, 75hz and hardware calibration (requires colorimeter like the X-Rite i1 display pro) and 14 bit 3D LUT.  The hardware calibration feature can not provide as accurate results as free calibration software such as dispcalgui.  Reduce the Trace Free setting from 60 to 40 to reduce the obvious overshoot ghosting, and 20 to get rid of the overshoot entirely.


Asus PG279QZ

Review by Rtings

The Asus PG279QZ is an updated version of the PG279Q (2015), released in 2019, and with zero improvements.  The PG279QZ is fully adjustable, has Displayport (30-165hz Nvidia G-Sync), HDMI, G-Sync (Nvidia GPU required), ULMB (120hz back-light strobing), 2x USB 3.0 and the same fake-thin matte grey casing with an inner black bezel which decreases the perceived black depth.  The PG279QZ Rtings tested has excellent all-around performance, however, without more reviews available, it's impossible to know if it is consistently accurate unlike the PG279Q.


Asus VG27AQ

Review by Ashun
Review by =DEAD=
Review by Global HD Russia
Review by Les Numeriques
Review by Playwares
Review by TECHSPOT
Review by TFT Central

The VG27AQ is a fully adjust-able, matte, 144hz (over-clocks to 165hz over Displayport), 2560x1440 AUO AHVA panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-165hz range), back-light strobing (ELMB) Displayport (over-clock-able to 165hz), 2x HDMI 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The VG27AQ has very accurate preset color accuracy (Racing Mode), and has very low or negligible input lag.  The VG27AQ needs to have the overdrive (Trace Free) reduced from 60 to 0 to get rid of excessive overshoot ghosting at 60hz and has slow pixel response times at 60hz, but performs well at 144, 155 and 165hz when the over drive (Trace Free) setting is kept to the default 60 setting.  TFT Central provides Trace Free 80 measurements which prove that the VG27AQ suffers from over 20ms of overshoot ghosting during many transitions which I find unacceptable which is why I recommend using Trace Free 60.


Asus PG279QE

Review by =DEAD=

Fully adjustable, matte, 2560x1440, 165hz AUO AHVA panel with 30-165hz Nvidia G-Sync, Displayporty, HDMI 1.4 (no G-Sync nation), ULMB (120hz back-light strobing) and 2x USB 3.0.  The Asus PG279QE is an updated version of the PG279Q (2015), released in 2019, and an alternative to the PG279QZ which is also an updated version of the PG279Q with zero improvements and slightly different casing and stand material.  The PG279QE is very accurate, delay free and has excellent overdrive with minimal to no overshoot.


ASUS ROG Strix XG279Q

Review by PRAD

Fully adjust-able, matte, semi-wide gamut, 170hz, 2560x1440 IPS (probably AHVA) panel with AMD Free-Sync, ELMB (back-light strobing), Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The XG279Q has 1100:1 contrast, and is quite accurate DCI-P3 color space coverage (91%; it over-saturates SDR color by over 25% and does not have a good sRGB mode) and colors aside from a minor blue tint (6900k measured color temperature) and slightly too low and downward-sloping gamma which averages around 2.09.  The XG279Q has negligible input lag, great 60hz and 144-170hz overdrive with fast pixel response times and minimal overshoot when the Overdrive 3 setting is used.
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