ASUS ROG G-Sync Gaming Monitor

Last updated date: May 8, 2019

DWYM Score
8.5

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We looked at the top 1 Gaming Monitors and dug through the reviews from 8 of the most popular review sites including New York Times Wirecutter, RTINGS.com, Tech Spot, Digital Trends, Tech Critter, The Tech Insider, Display Ninja and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Gaming Monitor you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 80 expert reviews, the ASUS ASUS ROG G-Sync Gaming Monitor placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.9
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
1,457 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The Asus ROG Swift PG279Q is the best G-Sync gaming monitor. At 27 inches, this $800 display is a perfect size for immersive gaming without it feeling overwhelming, and its 2560×1440 resolution gives you plenty of desktop space for your work.
- New York Times Wirecutter
January 17, 2019 | Full review
The ASUS PG279Q has excellent motion handling. It has a remarkably low response time, thus you can only notice a very slight trail following the image.
- RTINGS.com
Huge refresh rate spectrum
- Tech Spot
Color accuracy is the same at 165Hz as it is at 60Hz. The blue light filter hurts color accuracy, though the display actually manages a delta error of only 1.5 at the first level of filter, which is still quite good.
- Digital Trends
The monitor's build quality and features are top-notch; you can really tell that Asus pulled out all the stops on technology and features.
- Best Advisor
Low blue light and flicker free eye care feature
- Tech Critter
May 12, 2016 | Full review
The monitor has an incredible refresh rate which ensures that you witness the best of the graphics that any video game has to offer. The barrier of 144Hz has been broken by this screen as it offers a refresh rate of 165Hz, which ensures that the user can see smooth graphics and enjoy their gaming session to the fullest.
- The Tech Insider
December 15, 2016 | Full review
The monitor is also equipped with NVIDIA’s ULMB (Ultra Low Motion Blur) which via backlight strobing provides a CRT-like motion clarity for better aiming/tracking in first-person shooters.
- Display Ninja
What experts didn't like
The PG279Q uses a power brick instead of the regular three-pin power cord most monitors use. The brick is bulky and annoying to manage if you’re trying to keep the cables under your desk tidy, and the it will be harder to replace if you lose it.
- New York Times Wirecutter
January 17, 2019 | Full review
The monitor has a low native contrast ratio so blacks appear gray in a dark room, but good viewing angles so the image remains accurate when viewed from up-close.
- RTINGS.com
Significant light output reduction in ULMB mode
- Tech Spot
We measured a curve of 2.4, which is off the target of 2.2. Most competitors come in at the ideal 2.2, or at 2.1. Higher numbers represent darker reproduction of grayscale. In practice, this means that images will appear darker than they should. It’s not a huge concern for gamers, but it’ll be a problem for anyone who edits photos, videos, or other digital media, given the monitor provides no option for gamma adjustment.
- Digital Trends
The edge where the panel meets the bezel combined with the glass has a slight magnifying effect.
- Best Advisor
G-SYNC will only work on GTX 650 Ti Boost or higher spec graphics cards with DisplayPort output
- Tech Critter
May 12, 2016 | Full review
It is a little bit on the pricey side
- The Tech Insider
December 15, 2016 | Full review
Calibration is necessary for the optimal picture quality
- Display Ninja

From The Manufacturer

Surrounded by 144Hz pretenders to the throne, only the ROG SWIFT PG279Q is utterly victorious with 165Hz refresh rate on IPS and NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology. Equipped with ASUS exclusive Eye Care and ergonomics to minimize eye stress, prepare to stay on top of your game for extended amounts of time. Display Colors : 16.7M (real 8 bit). IPS is a type of panel technology of that provides a wide field of view. Based on the principle that liquid crystal polymer runs horizontally, this allows for good viewing at wide angles and a fast response speed.

Overall Product Rankings

1. ASUS ROG Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 6
2. ASUS ROG G-Sync Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 8
3. LG UltraWide Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 9
4. Sceptre Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 5
5. ASUS Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 8
6. ViewSonic Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 8
7. Dell Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 8
8. Acer Predator Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 6
9. BenQ Freesync Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 10
10. ViewSonic Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 7.3
Expert Reviews: 4

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