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« on: September 27, 2018, 07:32:29 pm »
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Asus MG248Q

2016 model.  Matte 1920x1080 144hz TN panel with 30-144hz AMD Free-Sync.

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Asus PG248Q

Matte 1920x1080 144hz TN panel with 30-144hz Nvidia G-Sync and ULMB.

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Asus XG27VQ

Matte 1920x1080 144hz VA panel with 30-144hz Nvidia G-Sync and ULMB.

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (=DEAD=)
Review by Daywalker
Review by Global HD Russia
Review by Playwares
Review by PRAD

The Asus XG27VQ uses a curved 1920x1080 144hz VA panel (Samsung LTM270HP02) with 48-144hz AMD Free-Sync and a fully adjustable stand. The XG27VQ has a miss-matched color gamut with some over-extension and under coverage which prevents it from displaying color as accurately and vibrantly as possible, and has slow pixel response times compared to 144hz AHVA (marketed as IPS) and TN panels. Use the Level 3 or third overdrive setting to get the best balanced overdrive performance without obvious overshoot ghosting.


Asus VG258Q

Review by PRAD

ELMB (Extreme Low Motion Blur) is back-light strobing supported at 80-120hz.

It can only cover 91% of the sRGB color space (good TN panels can do 95%+) which prevents it from displaying colors as accurately and vibrantly as some competitors, and its preset gamma is quite skewed and too high from 75-100% white resulting in light colors being too dark and dulled.

I disagree with Prad's Good rating since it has below average image quality for a TN, and because it has a bit of input lag (10.1ms top screen Leo Bodnar measurement vs <4ms for most monitors @ 60hz, and 12.8ms measurement at 144hz with their own method), though it's not enough to impact a decent player.


Asus VG278Q

Review by Playwares

ELMB (Extreme Low Motion Blur) is back-light strobing supported at 80-120hz.

Matte 144hz AUO TN panel with AMD Free-Sync, Displayport, Dual Link DVI,  HDMI, 3.5mm Audio In & Out, and a height adjustable stand.  It has high preset gamma (>2.4) which causes black crush (detail loss in dark scenes) and can't fully cover the sRGB color space, but comes close to doing so.


Asus VG279Q

Measurements and Review by Belgium Hardware
Review by =DEAD=
IT Hardware PL
Review by PC Lab PL
Review by Playwares
Review by PRAD

Fully adjust-able matte 1920x1080 144hz AUO AHVA panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz), Displayport, Dual-Link DVI (120hz), HDMI, 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The Asus can fully cover, as well as slightly over-saturates colors of the HDTV/REC 709 and sRGB (SDR) color spaces, and has accurate color presets overall (default=Game Visual MOBA; accurate preset RGB level measurements by PC Lab PL), which can be marginally improved by setting the Low Blue Light Filter to Level 1.  As expected, the Asus has very fast pixel response times with minimal overshoot, even when using the default overdrive (Trace Free 60) setting, and has negligible input lag (4-5ms measured by Playwares with the SMT Tool 2.0 vs a CRT).


Asus VG278QR

Review by PRAD

Fully adjustable matte 144hz 1920x1080 AUO TN panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz), Disaplayport (144hz), Duakl-Link DVI (144hz), ELMB (back-light strobing)  HDMI 1.4  and 3.5mm Audio Out.  The VG278QR can only cover 90% of the sRGB color space and suffers from very high and skewed preset gamma which causes severe black crush or the loss of detail in dark scenes, as well as all colors and shades to be far darker than intended.  The VG278QR has very high input lag at 60hz (32.7ms), low input lag (5.7ms) at 165hz, and finely tuned overdrive without overshoot ghosting when the default Trace Free 60 setting is used. 


Asus TUF VG27VQ

 Review by Rtings

Fully adjust-able, curved, matte, 165hz, 1920x1080 VA panel with AMD Free-Sync (20-165hz), ELMB Sync (100-165hz back-light strobing) Displayport, Dual-Link DVI (120hz max), HDMI 2.0 and 3.5mm Audiio Out.  The VG27VQ has high contrast (3.900:1) for a VA panel and is fairly accurate, but is slightly too blue, has slightly too low gamma and can not display color as accurate and vibrantly as they should be sinceit can only cover 91.7% of the sRGB color space.  It also does not have proper 8 bit +FRC to simulate a 10 bit signal as advertised since it suffers from a bit of banding when displaying dark colors and shades.  The VG27VQ has negligible input lag, but slow pixel response times resulting in some obvious smearing and a bit of overshoot ghosting when its best Trace Free setting (80) is used.   


Asus VG258QR

Review by Playwares

Fully adjust-able, matte, 1920x1080, 165hz, TN panel with AMD Free-Sync, back-light strobing (ELMB), Displayport, Dual-Link DVI (120hz), HDMI 1.4, and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The Asus has up to 960:1 contrast which is , accurate but slightly too high (2.35 average) preset gamma when using the default and most accurate Racing Mode, fairly accurate preset color (64900k in the default Racing Mode), but fails to fully cover the sRGB color space (94%) resulting in some color de-saturation.  The VG258QR has negligible input lag (2-3ms measured by Playwares with the SMT Tool) and the fast and balanced overdrive is controlled by the Trace Free setting and performs best when set to the Trace Free 80 setting at 165hz.

Playwares does not test for dark scene banding or test the 60hz overdrive so I can't recommend the VG258QR until this information is available.


Asus VG248QG

Not recommended.

Review by PC Lab PL

Fully adjust-able, matte, 1920x1080, 165hz, TN panel with AMD Free-Sync, back-light strobing (ELMB), Displayport, Dual-Link DVI (120hz), HDMI 1.4, and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The VG248QG has negligible input lag and fast pixel response times, but very dull and washed out colors and shades (very low sub 1.9 gamma), de-saturated reds with a preset blue tint, and can not fully cover the SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) color spaces, but is typical for a 24" TN color space coverage wise.  Do not buy.


Asus VG259Q

Review by PC Lab PL

Fully adjust-able matte 1920x1080 144hz IPS panel with AMD Free-Sync (48-144hz), Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The VG259Q has a 1437:1 contrast (30% higher than most AHVA/IPS/PLS) fully cover, as well as slightly over-saturates colors of the HDTV/REC 709 and sRGB (SDR) color spaces, and has accurate color presets overall (default=Game Visual MOBA; accurate preset RGB level measurements by PC Lab PL).  As expected, the Asus has very fast pixel response times with minimal overshoot, even when using the default overdrive (Trace Free 60) setting, and has negligible input lag (9.2ms measured with an oscilloscope by PC Lab PL); more overdrive information required to provide more detailed comparison versus competitors.
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