Asus ROG Strix XG27UQ with 4K at 144Hz with Display Stream Compression (DSC)

We’ve already seen one display from Asus announced featuring Display Stream Compression (DSC), allowing for the support of high resolutions, at high refresh rates from a single DisplayPort connection, and without the need for chroma sub-sampling. The 43″ XG43UQ was the first to be announced using this alternative compression technology. Asus have also showcased a smaller 27″ model at this year’s Gamescom event, the ROG Strix XG27UQ.

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Dell Alienware AW3420DW Ultrawide Gaming Screen with G-sync and 120Hz

We brought you some early leaked information on this display via our Twitter page in recent weeks, but Dell have now formally announced some details for their new Alienware AW3420DW display at this year’s Gamescom event. The AW3420DW represents an update to the very popular AW3418DW model we reviewed back in Nov 2017. It’s aimed at gamers but has some updated specs and features.

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Dell Alienware AW2720HF Gaming Monitor with 240Hz IPS Panel

Showcased at this year’s Gamescom event was the new Alienware AW2720HF display from Dell, a new 27″ IPS monitor with 1080p resolution. Aimed firmly at gamers, this will be one of the first monitors on the market to offer an IPS panel with native 240Hz refresh rate. We have already seen Acer announce their Predator XV273K as well, so it looks like more 27″ 240Hz IPS options will be appearing in the coming months.

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Asus ROG Swift PG279QR and QE with 165Hz Refresh Rate and G-sync

Asus have recently announced two updates to the very popular PG279Q IPS gaming display, which was one of the original high refresh rate IPS panels released to market. The updates will come in two varieties, the PG279QR and the PG279QE, basically separated by their appearance and added lighting features. Both have refresh rate support for 165Hz and NVIDIA G-sync and continue to be aimed at gaming as part of Asus’ ROG brand.

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Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q Updates the AD27QD, Now With 165Hz Refresh Rate IPS Panel

Gigabyte will soon release an update to their popular Aorus AD27QD display which we reviewed back in April. The new FI27Q has a very similar design and spec, with the main change being an update to the supported refresh rate from 144Hz to 165Hz. It’s very much aimed at gaming again with a good range of extras and options available.

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Dell UP2720Q Info Leaked, with 27″ Ultra HD IPS Panel and Built in Colorimeter

A bit of early information has started to appear about a new screen in Dell’s UltraSharp Premium (UP) range of screens. The UP2720Q looks like it will be the replacement to the current UP2718Q display. An early photo graph has even appeared as shown above courtesy of the Korean regulators. The screen i9s 27″ in size and features a 3840 x 2160 resolution IPS panel. It is aimed at professional users and colour critical work and this model will even have a built in colorimeter according to leaked roadmap information.

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Philips 242M8 with 23.8″ IPS Panel and 144Hz Refresh Rate

A new screen from Philips has appeared on some regional pages of their website. The 242M8 is 23.8″ in size and features an IPS panel with 144Hz refresh rate. We’ve already seen the Acer Nitro VG240Y P announced with similar specs, so this looks like it will be another alternative model. The screen is part of Philips’ “Rush” series of gaming monitors and also features adaptive-sync (G-sync and FreeSync support).

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LG 27MD5KL UltraFine 5K Display with Thunderbolt 3 and USB type-C

LG have recently released a new monitor designed specifically for Apple products apparently and aimed at creative designers, photographers and videographers. The “UltraFine 5K Display” (model number 27MD5KL) is a 27″ sized monitor with a 5K resolution and offers Thunderbolt 3 and USB type-C connections for easy connectivity from Apple Macs, iPad Pro tablets and PC’s. Both connections transfer video, audio and data simultaneously. The three USB-C ports can also be used to charge (up to 94W) connected devices.

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Acer Nitro XV273X with World’s First 240Hz IPS Panel

We’ve been expecting to see 240Hz refresh rate IPS panels emerge for a little while now, since we knew about their development from AU Optronics based on their panel roadmaps. There are expected to be a 24.5″ and 27″ sized panel available for display manufacturers to use, with the former going in to mass production in July and the latter in August/September. We’ve now seen the first display appear on the market using one of these panels, which is Acer’s new Nitro XV273X. This is part of Acer’s Nitro gaming display lineup.

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Acer Nitro VG240Y P with 23.8″ IPS Panel and 144Hz Refresh Rate

Acer are soon to release a new model in their Nitro gaming range. The VG240Y P will be 23.8″ in size, and features a 144Hz refresh rate IPS panel. Something unique at this size range at the moment. It has a 1920 x 1080 resolution and support for adaptive sync for variable refresh rates from AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-sync systems. A 1ms MPRT response time is also listed as the screen features their ‘Visual Response Boost’ blur reduction backlight option as well.

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