The ROG Swift PG279QM gaming monitor dials 1440p gaming up to 240Hz for a new generation

Articles: Monitors
May 13, 2022 Written by:Bryson Gong

Back in 2015, the ROG Swift PG279Q gaming monitor was among the first to combine NVIDIA® G-SYNC® tech with a balanced 2560x1440 resolution, an IPS-type panel, and a high 165Hz refresh rate. It’s since racked up a mountain of accolades. Five years on, graphics cards have gotten much more powerful, and gaming displays need even higher refresh rates in order to show every frame that top-end cards like the NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 can draw. At CES 2021, we’re raising the bar for 1440p gaming displays with the ROG Swift PG279QM, our first 27” 2560x1440 display with a 240Hz refresh rate.


A 240Hz refresh rate is a big step up in fluidity and responsiveness from the 144Hz max refresh rate typical of most 2560x1440 displays, but that’s just one part of the puzzle for a top-end gaming experience. Blurry moving images can muddy your view of the action. To keep every frame crisp, the PG279QM employs the latest ASUS Fast IPS panel technology for a quick 1ms gray-to-gray response time on average. That low response time results in a picture that’s both sharp and fluid in motion, all while maintaining the wide viewing angles that IPS panels are known for.

The PG279QM isn’t just faster than 1440p displays before it. The future of gaming includes content with wider color gamuts for more vivid and lifelike images, as well as high dynamic range (HDR) support for more realistic reproduction of shadows and highlights. The PG279QM’s panel covers 95% of the wide DCI-P3 color space commonly used for cinematic content, and it’s VESA DisplayHDR 400-certified. With those tools in its arsenal, the PG279QM is ready for the next generation of gaming realism.

NVIDIA’s G-SYNC variable-refresh-rate tech heralded a revolution for gaming monitors when it first arrived on the scene. For an elite variable-refresh-rate gaming experience, the PG279QM employs a dedicated NVIDIA G-SYNC processor. This processor allows the display to refresh in lockstep with the stream of new frames from the graphics card, even as frame rates naturally vary over time. As a result, the PG279QM eliminates ugly artifacts like screen tearing and stutter to keep games looking their best and feeling the most responsive throughout its broad variable-refresh-rate range.


The G-SYNC processor also enables NVIDIA’s Reflex Latency Analyzer on the PG279QM. This tool helps competitive gamers to understand how long it takes for the input from their main mouse button to be translated into on-screen action, allowing them to understand the causes of input lag in their system and to minimize them for the best responsiveness. For more information on the NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer, check out our detailed explanation of the tech in our introduction of the ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QNR.


We gave the PG279QM a sharp new style to go with its crisp and fluid visuals. Bold patterns on the back of the monitor combine with a large ROG logo illuminated by Aura RGB LEDs to clearly communicate your allegiance to the world. Aura Sync support allows you to effortlessly coordinate the PG279QM’s RGB LED accents with the rest of your compatible components. And support for the available ROG Desk Mount Kit lets you minimize the footprint of this display on your work surface.

With its blazing 240Hz refresh rate, low gray-to-gray response time, and NVIDIA G-SYNC and Reflex Latency Analyzer technologies, the ROG Swift PG279QM wraps up plenty of next-gen features into an enviably balanced package. To learn more about the ROG Swift PG279QM, contact your local ASUS representative.