Asus ROG Strix XG279Q with 165Hz Refresh Rate and Adaptive-sync

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Announced at this year’s Gamescom event was the new ROG Strix XG279Q from Asus. The screen is 27″ in size and aimed at gamers, offering a 2ms G2G response time, 165Hz refresh rate and support for adaptive-sync. This allows the screen to be used for variable refresh rates from both NVIDIA G-sync and AMD FreeSync systems.

The XG279Q features a 27″ 2560 x 1440 resolution IPS technology panel. There is a wide gamut backlight used offering 90% DCI-P3 coverage according to the spec sheet shown. There is also talk of its support for HDR content via the largely meaningless HDR400 certification. Don’t expect any local dimming or meaningful HDR here beyond a peak brightness of probably 400 cd/m2 and that wide DCI-P3 gamut already mentioned.

There are 1x DisplayPort 1.2a and 2x HDMI 2.0 connections provided along with a USB hub (unsure on the number of ports) and a headphone jack. There are some added RGB lighting features too included the projected Asus logo from the bottom of the stand, and their Aura sync lighting system.

The screen is expected to be available at 599 EUR although we don’t have a release date yet. More news and specs when we get them.


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