Jan 05, 2017 Written by: MasterC

Press Release: Republic of Gamers Announces Swift PG27UQ

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You asked for it, and here it is - a 4K Ultra-HD G-SYNC gaming monitor with 144Hz refresh rate and HDR (High Dynamic Range)! This 27-inch IPS display is the next generation in gaming monitor technology to deliver super-fine detail, buttery-smooth gameplay and life-like colors. Based on the familiar award-winning design from PG348Q, ROG Swift PG27UQ carries on the tradition while taking performance to the next level.


4K Ultra-HD, G-SYNC and144Hz refresh rate

We've heard your requests from social media, that's why we're so excited to announce the very first monitor to run in 4K (3840 x 2160) and has a 144Hz refresh rate.  While PG348Q remains to be a top choice for a massive widescreen experience, with a QHD (3440X1440) resolution, G-SYNC and a 100Hz refresh rate it's far from being outdated. The Swift PG27UQ is for those who might find a 34" rather large or don't have the space for one, and is in search for the sharpest and fastest monitor possible. The resolution on the PG27UQ has been bumped up from QHD to UHD which increases the pixel count by 67%, and since PG27UQ has a higher resolution on a smaller screen, the dpi (dots/inch) is much higher which gives you that super-fine detail.

For fast-paced gaming, PG27UQ is even faster than the PG348Q, bumping the refresh rate up to 144Hz (compared to 100Hz). There is the great debate whether you can tell the difference between the two (some would even debate about the difference between 24Hz and 100Hz). At the end of the day, people who practice eventually get faster, and many of those people swear that they see the difference - so where do you want to set your limit?

G-SYNC is becoming a must-have to eliminate lag, stuttering and tearing in games, paired G-SYNC with a fast refresh rate and you might be able to shoot down your enemy's bullet in mid-flight... maybe. 

High Dynamic Range and Quantum Dot technologies

What also makes this a next-level gaming product is the introduction of NVIDIA G-SYNC High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology in tantem with Quantum-dot technology. PG27UQ is only one of two monitors currently available with G-SYNC HDR.

HDR pertains to the luminance in an image which ideally would be exactly what the human eye can see, to achieve this requires a wider color range and peak brightness to be serveral times brighter than your average display. PG27UQ offer 1,000cd/m² peak brightness. Actually HDR rendering has been around for a long time so it is about time we have it on monitors. The NVIDIA 900-series and the latest 10-series support HDR display output. Similar to the principle of how plasma TVs get rich colors while keeping dark areas as black as possible, the LED backlight on the PG27UQ is dynamically controlled across 384 zones, meaning the areas which are meant to be dark gets dimmed as much and as accurately as possible.

Quantum-dot technology provides brighter images and supports the cinema-standard DCI-P3 color gamut (25%-wider color range than sRGB) to make the colors more realistic than ever.

ROG Swift PG27UQ uses IPS (In-plane switching) technology for wide-viewing angles with no color shift so your friends next to you don't need to be sitting right in front of the monitor to watch you enter beast-mode in all its glory.

There are two DisplayPort 1.4 and an HDMI port for native 4K.


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Press Release

Republic of Gamers Announces Swift PG27UQ

27-inch 4K UHD gaming monitor with an ultra-fast 144Hz refresh rate, High Dynamic Range and quantum dot display technologies



  • 27-inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) HDR gaming monitor supports an ultra-fast 144Hz refresh rate for super-smooth gaming visuals
  • NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR delivers vivid realism with HDR for lifelike contrast & color, with the brightest whites & darkest blacks, that brings out details like never before.
  • Quantum-dot IPS display with a wide DCI-P3 color gamut for realistic colors and smoother gradation


Las Vegas, USA (4th January, 2017) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Swift PG27UQ, a 27-inch G-SYNC HDR gaming monitor that is the very first to offer stunning 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) gaming visuals at an ultra-fast 144Hz refresh rate for the ultimate gaming experience with incredible contrast, deep saturated colors, and stunning brightness.  Quantum-dot display technology gives PG27UQ a wide DCI-P3 color gamut for more realistic colors and smooth color gradations. In addition, PG27UQ has a peak brightness of 1,000cd/m² and a high contrast ratio for exceptional distinction between light and dark hues. G-SYNC variable refresh rate technology provides tear-free, smooth, and low-lag gameplay. PG27UQ is built for gaming enthusiasts and pro-gamers, and is designed to take gaming visuals to a whole new level.  


4K UHD visuals with a 144Hz refresh rate

ROG Swift PG27UQ is the very first monitor to run 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) content at a 144Hz refresh rate to provide gamers with detailed ultra-high definition visuals at extremely super-smooth frame-rates. Gamers are treated to unmatched levels of detail, with sharp images and crisp text.

Fast-moving visuals pose no problem for PG27UQ thanks to an ultra-fast 144Hz refresh rate. This results in silky-smooth gameplay with no frustrating lag or motion blur, so gamers get the upper hand in first-person shooters, racing, real-time strategy and sports titles.

ROG Swift PG27UQ features two DisplayPort 1.4 and one HDMI port for 4K UHD content playback and versatile connectivity.


High Dynamic Range and Quantum Dot technologies

NVIDIA® G-SYNC High Dynamic Range (HDR) monitors offer a range of luminance that is closer to what the human eye can experience, and offer a wider color range than traditional monitors. ROG Swift PG27UQ features G-SYNC HDR technology for a peak brightness several times greater than standard displays for stunning, vivid visuals. The LED backlight is dynamically controlled across 384 zones, enabling very high contrast for richer, more natural dark scenes.

Quantum-dot technology provides brighter images and supports the cinema-standard DCI-P3 color gamut. DCI-P3 has a 25%-wider color range than sRGB, resulting in more realistic colors.

In-plane switching (IPS) technology also gives PG27UQ wide viewing angles so there is no color shift even when viewing the monitor from extreme positions.


NVIDIA G-SYNC technology

NVIDIA G-SYNC and HDR technologies deliver super smooth, tear-free visuals and the most breathtaking and responsive HDR gaming imaginable with incredible contrast, deep saturated colors, and stunning brightness. 


No.1 Gaming Monitor Brand

ASUS is the largest vendor of gaming monitors with a 144Hz refresh rate or above, with a market share of 35% in 2016. To know more about ASUS gaming monitors, please visit https://www.asus.com/Microsite/No1-Gaming-Monitor-Brand/




Display Resolution


Panel type

27in (16:9) IPS panel

Backlight Type

Direct LED; dynamically controlled across 384 zones

High Dynamic Range

Yes, HDR 10

Refresh rate

Up to 144Hz


1,000cd/m² (peak)

Quantum Dot Technology



DisplayPort 1.4 x2, HDMI x1


About ASUS

ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 17,000 people worldwide and over 5,500 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,368 awards and earned approximately US$14 billion of revenue in 2015.


[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. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

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