Enjoy clear game graphics with the Asus Republic of Gamers Swift monitor. This 2560 x 1440 ppi screen boasts a 144Hz refresh rate with a 1ms response time for reduced lag and blur. Integrated NVIDIA G-SYNC technology synchronizes the refresh rate to the GPU. The Republic of Gamers Swift monitor features 3D video technology for immersive gaming.
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Allows pixels to change colors quickly to avoid streaking, blurring and ghosting in fast-moving scenes and video games.
27" widescreen flat-panel LED monitor
Provides a large viewing area and clear images.
100,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
Provides a high number of shades between black and white. This range enables accurate color reproduction when displaying images with extreme differences between light and dark for excellent picture quality.
350 cd/m² brightness
Offers an enhanced view, even in low lighting.
2560 x 1440 resolution at 144Hz
Delivers stunning high-definition visuals.
170° horizontal and 160° vertical viewing angles
Ensure a clear view of the monitor from multiple vantage points.
2 USB 3.0 ports
Let you access data stored on a compatible flash drive or connect a mouse, keyboard or other peripheral.
ENERGY STAR certified
Designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.
Best Buy Customer Reviews
Great monitor, however
Posted by: Mario from: on
Great monitor at a premium price. G-sync is great, ulmb is nice if you need it, and the clarity is excellent. However, this is my second ROG as my first one I bought else ware had a bad joystick and wasn't working properly. This one didn't come with any of the flaws as the previous one so I'm glad for that. I am docking a star due to quality control and extremely limited stock.
**GeForce Experience issue: Be aware that with the latest geforce experience software installed (2.1.3), and if you run a dual or triple monitor setup where the other monitor(s) run at 60Hz, then you will get very bad fps lag on the 60Hz monitor. Uninstalling geforce experience fixes this issue, and some have even downgraded to version 2.1.1 and the problem stops. The Nvidia forums have many posts about this issue and Nvidia is aware of it (hopefully). Not a problem with the monitor, just the geforce experience software.
10 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Amazing. So smooth. Just buy it.
Posted by: ant1248 from: Hawaii on
10/10. The difference from a really bad 23 inch 60hz monitor and this 27 inch 1440p 144hz beauty is unbelievable. My aim is so much better and no matter how fast you are moving you can see enemies. I have my games set to run about 70-144 fps on a single gtx 780. With G-Sync it is so smooth with no tearing or lag at all. You can’t even feel huge frame drops. If you are on the fence just get it.
17 out of 18 found this review helpful.
excellent TN 8bit panel
Posted by: Dionysus from: on
Great looking ID to this panel and a true 8 bit TN, but not without its issues. This is my second one had to exchange it for blurry text and a green line on top right of Panel.
When it works its a fantastic GAMING experience for those with Nvidia graphic card for Gsync stutter free gaming.
But there are plenty of buyers like me who have had to exchange or return theres because of quality control issues. Buyer beware.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Only get this monitor if you have the GPU power
Posted by: DatknessSky from: on
Running this thing with a 1080gtx i was lucky enough to get one of these cards and i am very happy with my purchase . I didn't adjust a single thing on this monitor there is not one bit of bleeding on top or bottom or even the sides . Its perfect for a old gamer like me . Now the 1080 GTX is very powerful and the Gsync is a very nice feature to have . Only a few games i had to adjust the eye candy down a bit to get a super high frame rate. Witcher 3 and for some reason Titanfall .Witcher makes sense its a very demanding game but with a couple of tweaks i got an average frame rate of 70-82 FPS Ultra settings. Now for Titanfall it could be that the game isn't optimized for my 1080 Gtx and i might have to wait for a driver update or something but it really doesn't matter since Titanfall 2 is coming out this year . The Division,Doom 2016 release, 98 percent of my games run over 100 FPS . Id say if you have anything less than a 980ti don't get this monitor get something in 1080p that will suit your needs better.
1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Slyck from: Houston, TX on
This is a monitor I would only recommend to someone who needs a lot of screen real estate and only wants 1 monitor (for 3d rendering or gaming). This is an awesome monitor for gaming, everything looks great on the monitor and I really like that I can have it in portrait or landscape with a quick move.
If you play games and have a higher end GPU (780ti SLI, 970 SLI, 980+) This monitor gives you an amazing picture, if you don't have a higher end set up, then this isn't the monitor for you.
Only has 1 input and it's a display port so you have to have a newer GPU to use it. This monitor is great with Flight Sims as well.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Best gaming monitor on the market
Posted by: moziab from: on
The ASUS PG278Q, otherwise known as the ROG Swift, is advertised as a high quality gaming monitor, and it really is just that. G-Sync works perfectly with my GTX 980, and the screen is surprisingly colorful for a TN display. The base is of a very high quality and the design and LED ring are a nice touch. My one complaint is the slight glare I get on the screen, likely due to its matte coating.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Slyck from: on
This is an outstanding monitor, the color is good for a TN panel and the refresh rate is awesome. G-Sync is a cool technology. The monitor being height and orientation adjustable is a great feature as well. Only works via Displayport but it does come with a cord which is a huge bonus. If you want the best picture with a 970, 980 or 980ti this is a solid contender. I'm extremely happy with mine.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Stopped working after 3 days
Posted by: uwkwar from: on
Out the box, worked great! But after 3 days it stopped turning on. I shut down, removed power from the monitor, then walked away for about 30 minutes or so. Came back and it still would not power on. Next day I plugged it in, and it started working.... Then promptly stopped. Figured it was too much money to not have a perfectly working item so took it back. Lots of reviews of this product failing and I hoped it would work. Glad it only took 3 days however.
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Could not wait any longer for the PG279Q (IPS)
Posted by: Jz077q from: on
I was waiting for the new IPS panel with G-Sync, but was always out of stock or back ordered. Even today, I still do not see any availability for the newer PG279Q. I was keeping an eye on the PG278Q as a backup and decided to pull the trigger when it went on sale with a great deal for $550. A lot of reviews mentioned dead pixel and back light bleed problems, but my unit did not have either of these issues. I was really interested in the IPS panel for its color reproduction and better viewing angles. I am very happy with this purchase and have been using the monitor on my custom built gaming rig for about a month. Since I sit directly in front of the monitor for gaming, the viewing angle color shift has not been a problem for me. I love the size and turbo on the fly feature of this monitor. My only issue (and it really is a minor nitpick) is the color ring on the base stays lit when the monitor is in standby mode when I turn off the PC.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Great Specs, Poor QC, Overpriced
Posted by: DoProcess from: on
I really wanted to like this monitor; I'd just built a new PC; the red ring matched my fans / LEDs; the physical designed, angles, and aesthetics matched my case exactly; I finally had a machine that could put out 144 fps at 1440P, and I wanted to see what it could do (as opposed to a presentation bottlenecked by the cable or monitor to 60 fps); I really wanted to like it.
I did my research. The monitor had quality control issues, including backlight bleed.
It uses a TN panel, but I was repeatedly assured that it still delivered great color.
I purchased and returned this monitor twice, and here's why:
Construction Quality -- the stand and design are excellent, well built, high quality materials, premium feel.
Ergonomic -- the stand is extremely adjustable, it is easy to adjust it, and it holds the position you leave it in.
High Refresh Rate -- as advertised.
Screen Size -- 27 inches is great.
Resolution -- 1440P is pretty much the sweet spot... it's sharp and looks great, and you can still obtain very high framerates with a single card.
Color -- it's a good TN, but the colors still don't pop, and the blacks aren't great. I was not impressed by them.
Quality Control -- both the panels I received had backlight bleed, the first was severe, the second was tolerable. But, this was all around, not just one corner.
Panel Issues -- this appears to be an issue with the panel; it's not a defect, and it's not limited to certain models; it's just the way the Swift is, and this is the "screen door effect." In short, the panel produces a screen door like pattern on bright colors in motion. Once you see it, you can't unsee it, and it destroys the user experience. It's also obvious.
All in all, it's a good monitor, but it's not worth $799.00. I probably wouldn't spend more than $400.00 on it. The poor colors and quality control issues alone would make me wary, and the screen door effect just ruins the experience altogether, by distorting images. What's the point of a high refresh rate if the panel is going to butcher the image?
While I was originally impressed by the resolution and size, I quickly found myself upset with the backlight bleed. Even after i swapped it out for a model with less evident bleed, I was still unsatisfied with it.
This is definitely a product built on specs and not the user experience. It's too bad. It had great potential.
I'll wait for the new Acer Predator, or buy a non-G Sync Samsung or LG with better color, resolution, and quality control... as well as a panel that doesn't destroy my gaming experience by leaving barred lines on bright, fast moving objects.
If there was competition in the market when this was released from a resolution / refresh rate / adaptive sync stand point, this monitor would have been a bust.