Asus MG279Q 27 inch AMD FreeSync WQHD 144hz IPS Gaming Monitor

27" Asus MG279Q FreeSync, 144Hz IPS, 2560x1440, 4ms, 350cd/m², 100M:1, Black, DP v1.2/MiniDP/2x HDMI(MHL), 2x USB 3.0

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Product Overview The MG279Q gaming display is built for victory in the professional gaming arena, and features a WQHD panel with a 144Hz refresh rate and wide viewing angles. Its ergonomic design, together with Flicker-Free and Ultra Low Blue Light technology, ensure you stay comfortable during those marathon gaming sessions. Features A 27-inch WQHD display for highly detailed visuals and more onscreen space
The MG279Q represents a new generation of displays, with a WQHD 2560 x 1440 panel with a pixel density of 109 pixels per inch. You get to enjoy greater image detail and up to 77% more onscreen desktop space than standard Full HD (1920 x 1080) displays. These little details add up to give you a major in-game advantage.

In-plane switching technology for consistent, accurate color
The in-plane switching technology display found in the MG279Q gives you superior images, 100% sRGB color gamut, an astounding 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and wide 178-degree viewing angles for minimal distortion and color shift so you can share what you see onscreen with those around you.

4ms Response Time
Exclusive ASUS Trace Free technology gives the IPS technology panels used in the MG279Q a 4ms response time for smooth visuals without streaks or ghosting, even with today's fast-paced games.

Incredible 144Hz refresh rate
With an astonishing 144Hz refresh rate, fast moving visuals pose no problem for the MG279Q, so you can say goodbye to motion blur and gain the upper hand in first person shooters, racers, real-time strategy and sports titles. MG279Q features AMD FreeSync™ technology* – it eliminates screen tearing and choppy frame rates to give you seamless visuals and smooth gameplay.

Gamer-centric features

ASUS-exclusive GamePlus technology
The MG279Q features the ASUS GamePlus hotkey with crosshair overlay and timer functions. Select from four different crosshairs to suit your gaming environment, and keep track of spawn and build times with the on-screen timer that can be positioned anywhere along the left edge of the display.

ASUS-exclusive GameVisual technology
ASUS GameVisual Technology gives you six pre-set display modes tailored to suit different types of scenarios. This unique feature can be easily accessed through a hotkey or the On Screen Display (OSD) settings menu.

• FPS: High contrast settings enhance the visibility even in dark scenes to clearly see your enemies.
• RTS/RPG: Enhances color saturation and contrast sharpness to give you better, brighter colors and detailed visuals for real-time strategy (RTS) or RPG games.
• Racing: Reduces input lag, making it ideal for racing games when FreeSync™ is on.
• Cinema: Enhances contrast and color saturation for lively, vivid visuals — ideal for viewing movies.
• Scenery: Provides a greater brightness range and introduces more contrast gradations. It tweaks color saturation for greens and blues, making it ideal for viewing photos and videos that depict scenery.
• sRGB: Ideal settings for viewing photos and graphics online.

Advanced connectivity and smart cable management
The MG279Q has mini DisplayPort 1.2 for native WQHD output, along with two HDMI/MHL ports and dual USB 3.0 ports for convenient pass-through connectivity.

A cable management design feature found on the back of the monitor allows you to organize and hide your cables to keep your gaming area tidy.

Get ready for Gaming marathon with Eye Care technology and extraordinary comfort

ASUS Ultra Low Blue Light
The MG279Q also comes with the ASUS Ultra Low Blue Light filters to protect you from harmful blue light. You can easily access and select four different filter settings onscreen through the OSD menu to fulfill your different scenarios.

Flicker-free technology
Flicker-Free technology reduces flicker to give you a comfortable gaming experience. This minimizes instances of eyestrain and other damaging effects when you're embroiled in long, drawn-out gaming sessions.

Ergonomic design
The MG279Q Gaming Monitor is specially designed for long marathon gaming sessions. Its slim profile and super-narrow bezel makes it perfect for almost seamless multi-display setups. The MG279Q also has an ergonomically-designed stand with tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustment so you can always find that ideal viewing position. A quick-release design lets you separate the monitor from its stand so it can be VESA wall-mounted.
Specifications
Specifications
Screen Size 27"
Edition  
Panel Type IPS
Panel Coating  
Touchsceen No
Backlight LED
Pitch Size 0.233
Curvature  
Adaptive Frame-rate Technology AMD Freesync
HDCP Yes
Connectors
  • 1 x DisplayPort v1.2
  • 2 x HDMI v1.4/MHL 2.0
  • 1 x Headphone
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1 x USB 3.0 In
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Out
Position Adjustment
  • Height Adjustable
  • Pivot
  • Swivel Stand
  • Tilt
Resolution 2560x1440 (WQHD)
Aspect Ratio  
Refresh Rate 144Hz
Response Time 4 ms
Brightness 350 cd/m²
Viewing Angle 178°/178° (°H/°V)
Contrast Ratio/DCR 100,000,000:1
Color Gamut  
Color Bit Depth  
Speakers Yes
Speaker Configuration  
Web Camera No
Power Usage (Switched on) 38.7 W
VESA 100 x 100
3D Support No
Monitor Colour Black
Dimensions (with stand) 625 x 559 x 238 mm (WxHxD)
Dimensions (without stand) 625 x 368 x 63 mm (WxHxD)
Weight (with Stand)  
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
36 months
Type:
Direct
DOA Period:
7 days
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
Asus
Telephone:
01442 265548
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Date Issued: 15th May 2015

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Reviews
Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lovely Monitor @ 1440 I ordered two for my setup and both screens are perfect (no dead pixels and very little back-light bleed) 17 April 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Great if you get a good one For what it's worth this monitor is a great one, unfortunately it took a couple of goes before I got a working one. Colour profile is amazing right out of the box, kicks my previous dell monitor into touch. You may not want to take the risk of getting one with bad IPS glow. Out of all the 144hz monitors out there it's probably the best priced. Under better circumstances this monitor alone is 5 star, sadly the two faulty monitors has lead to an average score from me. Can't fault the monitor now that I've got a good one and I challenge anyone to find a better priced monitor for the specs, the Nvidia gsync monitor is almost £200 more for the same specs. 20 January 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Screen Bleed Suffers from unacceptable levels of screen bleed emanating from the LED backlight which manifest as bright yellow blotches emanating from the corners up to 10 cm into the screen which are very clear on a dark screen 15 January 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good performing monitor This is a good solid all round monitor for the money, color is perfect and the back light is no too strong for working on all day. I done a reasonable amount of research about it before purchasing and was concerned about the dead pixels and screen bleed but I experienced neither of these and love the overall results these provide. I'm running two monitors over a GeForce GTX 960 SLI bridge. Honestly I wanted to get the next version up with the GSync but I couldn't justify the difference in cost which I'm now glad of as these do the job nicely. 23 November 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great monitor if you get one that works I bought this monitor from Scan. It arrived very quickly but unfortunately there was severe backlight bleeding and dirt stuck underneath the panel. I organised an RMA with ASUS and a few days later they dropped off a new monitor and took the old one away. The bezel on the replacement wasn't attached properly and I could literally see the backlight! I spent the next week phoning/emailing ASUS. Eventually someone told me how to snap the bezel into place without damaging anything. The monitor is now fully functioning. 1440p is great, IPS is great. I currently have a gtx 770 so can only go up to 120hz and can't use freesync, but it's still a vast improvement over 60hz. It's a beautiful monitor, but ASUS's quality control is terrible. The RMA service is okay but doesn't make up for it. If you're willing to go through a week or two of getting replacements, then this monitor is great, otherwise, wait until there are better options available with better quality control. 05 November 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Terrible quality control issues I'm on my second Asus MG279Q now. Received it after returning an original due to a broken pixel and vivid smudges/dust behind the top layer of the LCD panel. Will be returning the second monitor as well due to similar smudges/dust (at least no broken pixels this time). Do reseacrh on the internet before buying this monitor - a lot of people are having similar quality issues. Scan's customer support has been great, as usual. Other than the quality control issues, monitor has a great build quality, and good image quality, on par with other modern IPS panels. 22 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The MG279Q Is Breath Taking The asus MG279Q FreeSync "2560-1440" @ 144hz monitor is breath taking at first glance with a stunning semi mat Finnish, The image just pops right out at you with life like visuals. Pairing this monitor with a GTX 980 you can see why consumers are buying this monitor with frame rates in the 70-90 this card and monitor combined make a dangerous combination for pc gamers. 30 September 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by A fine upgrade with a few minor niggles Coming from my first monitor; 1080p, one dead pixel in the middle top, 21 inch screen, obviously the MG279Q is a massive upgrade. I was in awe of it for a couple of weeks after it arrived back in July. Freesync was a big selling point for me, and the fact that its works down to 35 frames instead of 40. (There's no way your going to get 120+ frames from a AAA title at 1440p.) Now, when playing a game and the frame rate drops below 35 there's a noticeable jerk, the frames stop for a second then it goes back to normal. Weird but I can live with it. Also, cut scenes in games tend to run below 30 FPS so you'll still see some tearing there. The colours range and viewing angles are a great improvement, but my old monitor didn't have terrible viewing angles for an old TN panel. Its quite a high price for an IPS 1440p monitor. But for me the value of having little extras provided on the MG279Q are invaluable. Height adjust is so handy, I'll never buy another monitor without it. A USB hub on the monitor, blue light filter, freesync..awesome! My main niggle is that when it arrived I realised it wasn't a UK model. The box says its from the Netherlands. There was no UK power cord for the monitor. Kind of annoying when you spend £470 on a monitor and you cant turn it on when it arrives. I had to use my old monitor power cord but I wish I didn't have to. A good purchase overall. 02 September 2015
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You have quoted this as 35-90 Hz. The maz refresh rate on this monitor is 144 Hz -> is the freesync range really stopping short of 144? Please would you confirm if this is accurate?
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With AMD Freesync active, the refresh rate is capped at 90Hz. The reason for this is a restriction in the technology that currently exists - the manufacturers have explained in an interview this week (can't find the source but I read it yesterday) that the technology only allows the maximum and minimum refresh boundaries to be so far apart, and they decided to allow for an FPS drop (to 35Hz) without disabling Freesync, lowering the maximum ceiling, rather than a sudden drop in FPS resulting in the technology being disabled. They also reason that above 90Hz, screen-tearing isn't a noticeable issue anyway.
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Having seen a number of other sources it seems fresync range is indeed 35-90 Hz. I would imagine you could cap your framerate to 90fps and you wouldnt go outside the freesync range, but I am not sure the monitor would do this on its own. I also dont know how big a problem tearing really is once you get past 90 HZ.
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Yes its accurate. If you want 144hz out of a game (Counter Strike maybe?) turn off Freesync. You probably wont notice any difference. If the game is newer and the frame rate fluctuates widely between low and high then Freesync is a nice feature that stops jarring things appearing on screen which take you out of the immersive experience.
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The freesync range does stop short of the full 144hz. The 90hz upper limit is fine in my book as it enables the lower limit to be as low as 35 which really helps keep everything smooth if you hit a spike in frametime.
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This is indeed correct. The monitor can go to 144Hz when set to run at a constant 144Hz
(Within the menu on screen or *Press the ROG overclock button*)

With FreeSync enabled you can only go from 35-90 Hz this is due to the support that Freesync offers.

It would not work if the Hz refresh was too broad. This is one of the limiting factors that AMD are trying to improve with manufactures but as yet they have had no joy.

That being said with most AAA titles currently you should not be getting over 90FPS unless your running crossfire or dual cards and again they are not supported by freesync so 35-90Hz should be more than enough for your normal gaming.

If it is not you will have to wait or go for Nvidea G-Sync which again has its flaws.
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Yes, without freesync the monitor goes up to 144hz. With freesync enabled, it will only vary between 35-90hz. This is a limitation of the panel used.
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Yep freesync stops at 90Hz.

However in my setup (2x MSI R9 390X) I don't get any screen tearing at 60-80fps on most first person shooter on MAX settings. I can't see most setups going above 90fps at 1440p with most games on MAX settings
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this is accurate i have a gtx 980 and this monitor goes all the way up to 144hz no tearing but with a ati card and free sync on the monitor is held between 35-90.
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I am wondering if this is the revised version of this monitor as I know that the first batch had problems with frame skipping.
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All MG279Q to be sold have had their firmware updated by Asus.
I would reference the article but in Scan terms and conditions state I cant.
(it was published on 10th June 2015)
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It is indeed the revised version. There's no frame skipping detectable at 144hz.
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No frame skipping on the monitor i had the monitor is outstanding brought mine on 24/9/15 the monitor is perfect .
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Asus MG279Q 27 inch AMD FreeSync WQHD 144hz IPS Gaming Monitor
Asus MG279Q 27 inch AMD FreeSync WQHD 144hz IPS Gaming Monitor