Asus MG279Q 27 inch AMD FreeSync WQHD 144hz IPS Gaming Monitor
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.
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 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.
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.
|Adaptive Frame-rate Technology||AMD Freesync|
|Response Time||4 ms|
|Viewing Angle||178°/178° (°H/°V)|
|Color Bit Depth|
|Power Usage (Switched on)||38.7 W|
|VESA||100 x 100|
|Dimensions (with stand)||625 x 559 x 238 mm (WxHxD)|
|Dimensions (without stand)||625 x 368 x 63 mm (WxHxD)|
|Weight (with Stand)|
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Date Issued: 15th May 2015
Choosing a monitor is not an easy decision to make, and not just because of the large number of variations in resolution, refresh rates, sizes and connectivity options. There are also varying panel technologies used to form each display that need to be considered. These panel technologies can be grouped into three broad categories which cover the vast majority of monitors sold in the consumer market.
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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.
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
I would reference the article but in Scan terms and conditions state I cant.
(it was published on 10th June 2015)