Jul 23, 2014 Written by: MarshallR

PR: ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Swift PG278Q Gaming Monitor

In case you've missed some of our recent articles on the Swift PG278Q, we've got a detailed FAQ, videos and first reviews have already hit the net. The official word from ASUS can be read via the button below the pics.

Quick recap - the Swift PG278Q is a 27-inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) gaming monitor with Nvidia G-Sync. G-Sync gives gamers using modern Nvidia graphics cards extremely smooth gameplay, by LCD syncing refresh rate to the graphics card's frame rate. It has 1ms response rate, a 6mm ultra-slim bezel, full ergonomic tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustment, as well as that special ROG design throughout!



Press Release

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Swift PG278Q Gaming Monitor

The world's first and only WQHD G-SYNC monitor with rapid 
144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time


Taipei, Taiwan (22 July, 2014) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the Swift PG278Q Gaming Monitor, a 27-inch WQHD display with a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time to cater to the graphical requirements of today’s fast paced games. It boasts gamer-centric features for a better gameplay experience, NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ Technology for smooth, fluid visuals, as well as exquisite and ergonomic design touches.


The world’s first and only WQHD G-SYNC fast gaming monitor

Designed especially for gamers, the ROG Swift PG278Q Gaming Monitor features a 27-inch WQHD 2560 x 1440 panel with a pixel density of 109 pixels per inch (PPI). The use of a WQHD panel gives it four times (4X) the resolution of 720p for sharper images, and provides 77% more screen workspace than similarly-sized 1080p displays.

The PG278Q is ideal for today’s fast-paced games and delivers fluid visuals thanks to a 144Hz refresh rate and rapid 1ms response time. Users have the option of selecting their preferred refresh rates, with the exclusive Turbo key for one-click switching between 60Hz, 120Hz or 144Hz display modes.

The PG278Q has built-in NVIDIA G-SYNC technology to deliver the smoothest, fastest and most breathtaking gaming visuals imaginable. G-SYNC synchronizes the display's refresh rate to the GPU in a NVIDIA® GeForce®® GTX™-powered PC, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing display stutter and input lag.


ASUS-exclusive gameplay features and advanced connectivity

The ROG Swift PG278Q Gaming Monitor features the ASUS-exclusive GamePlus hotkey with crosshair overlay and timer functions. The former gives gamers a choice of four different crosshairs to suit their gaming environment, while the latter provides an on-screen timer to help keep track of spawn and build times. An intuitive 5-way navigation joystick provides quick and easy access to OSD settings, allowing users to switch display parameters with a flick of a finger. The PG278Q is designed for marathon gaming sessions, with a smart air vent design that aids in dissipating heat to keep things cool, even after hours of use.

The ROG Swift PG278Q Gaming Monitor includes DisplayPort 1.2 for native WQHD output and two USB 3.0 ports for convenient pass-through connectivity.


ROG-inspired, ergonomic design

Aesthetically, the ROG Swift PG278Q uses bold, precise lines to give it an air of durability and reliability. It features a base adorned with an intricate and enigmatic design that is fully-illuminated with a special LED Light-in-Motion feature.

The PG278Q features a slim profile and a super-narrow 6mm bezel that make it ideal for almost-seamless multi-display setups. An ergonomically-designed stand with tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustment gives users a comfortable and ideal viewing position for long marathon gaming sessions. A cable-management design feature found on the back of the monitor lets users keep their gaming rigs tidy and free from tangled wires.



ROG Swift PG278Q Ultimate Gaming Monitor is now available in Taiwan, as well as the Asia Pacific and European markets. It will be available in China in mid-August and North America by end of August, 2014. Prices start from US$799 and will vary by region. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.




27-inch (68.5cm) widescreen with 16:9 aspect ratio


2D mode: 2560 x 1440 (up to 144 Hz)

3D mode: 2560 x 1440 (up to 120 Hz)

2D/3D surround: 7680 x 1440 (2D up to 144 Hz / 3D up to 120 Hz)

Pixel pitch

0.233mm / 109 PPI

 Colors (max)


Viewing angles

170-degree (H) / 160-degree (V)

Contrast Ratio

100,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio

Brightness (max)


Response time

1ms (GTG)

ASUS-exclusive technologies

ASUS GamePlus Technology (Crosshair / Timer)

ASUS Refresh Rate Turbo Key (60 Hz /120 Hz/ 144Hz Overclocking)

ASUS 5-way OSD Navigation Joystick

NVIDIA® technologies

NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ Technology

NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Ready

NVIDIA® Ultra Low Motion Blur Technology


1 x DisplayPort 1.2

2 x USB 3.0 (Upstream x 1, Downstream x 2)


Tilt: +20°~-5°, Swivel: ±60°, Pivot: 90° clockwise

Height adjustment: 0~120mm

VESA wall mount: 100 x 100mm


619.7 x 362.96 x 65.98mm        

Weight (est.)



[1]   Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.





About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.

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