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    swift issues

    hey guys, I was wondering if the issues with the 24' rog swift have been resolved / fixed? Is it worth getting this monitor yet or is it still pretty much a lemon.

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    Are you asking about the PG278Q ROG Swift, a 27" monitor?

    Mine is definitely not a lemon, lol, it is perhaps the best monitor I've ever owned. I plan to buy two more of the same this month, since my only "issue" with my Swift is that I fear it may no longer be available once the newer IPS-panel Swift comes out (and I require identical displays for multi-monitor setup).

    You will of course find many unhappy people on these Asus/ROG Support forums who report issues with their Swifts.

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    Korth yes thats the one.i know I said 24 inch. prolly had my vg248 on my mind. i was thinking about trying to get this monitor but all i see ae posts folks have talking about issues. and one reviewer (joker productions) saying out right don't buy this monitor. I figure the real answer is somewhere in between so i'm trying to get better informed. if I can ask what was the build date on your monitor and is it past E9? i read that e6,e7,e8 and e9 where the panels having issues.
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    My Swift was a very early run, Oct 2014. It turned out to be flawless, no bad pixels, no flashing, no swimming, no oddball artifacts or OSD weirdness or anything. In fact, I picked up two of these (since my lazy buddy didn't want to drive across the Canada/US border) and the user of the other Swift has had only glowing praise.

    The G-Sync module was given a big phat heatsink and factory-overclocked by Asus. It's basically a 120Hz part, not a 144Hz part, so I only operate it at 120Hz (since my 2-SLI can "only" put out 95-115fps at the quality settings I use, anyhow). I suspect that many people complain about issues which appear on their Swift (after days, weeks, or months of use) when >120Hz starts making things glitchy. The G-Sync module starts to get hot and cause all sorts of bad. The heat actually alarms some people so it can't be all that good for the electronics. And an overdriven TFT panel is destined for a short and ugly life filled with burnt-out pixels, they're basically each a microscopic transistor, not even as robust as LEDs. Just pretend it's a 120Hz monitor and you can forget about 50% of the unhappiness you read online, lol. (Although, to be fair, it is sold as a 144Hz product, so uptset people are justifiably upset, lol.) Not a lot of people make the effort to register at a support forum just to chime in about how ecstatic they are about their awesome product, lol, but you can be the unhappy people who spent $1K on a "junk" monitor (or had negative experience with other Asus support channels) won't be shy about condemning this product.

    If you're sitting on the fence and can wait a bit then I'd say wait until Asus releases their IPS-panel new Swift. A few other companies are already muscling into the G-Sync gaming monitor niche with spectacular products, so the question is whether Asus is being rushed to market or if Asus is going to make damned sure that their next G-Sync monitor is nothing but perfection. I kinda suspect the latter, simply because RMA product returns and shipping and processing and stuff must cost Asus a lot of money they'd rather spend elsewhere.

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