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ASUS 27" ROG Swift PG278QR Quad HD G-SYNC Gaming Monitor

27" ASUS PG278QR ROG Swift, WQHD 165Hz G-SYNC Gaming Monitor, TN, 2560x1440, 1ms, 1000:1, Adjustable, VESA, DP/HDMI/USB3

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ASUS ROG Swift 27” - 2K WQHD Gaming Monitor with G-Sync

Asus PG278QR

built for victory in the professional gaming arena ASUS announce the world’s first 2K/WQHD G-Sync Monitor, combined with an exclusive overclockable 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. The ROG Swift PG278QR is explicitly designed for gamers with many built-in features like NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ Technology which eradicates screen tearing, minimises display stutter to deliver a super smooth gaming experience, it synchronises the display's refresh rate to the GPU for smooth visuals and lag-free gameplay. This ASUS monitor is fully tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustable so you can set your monitor exactly how you need it. The ASUS GamePlus hotkey gives you in-game enhancements so you get more out of your game. ROG Swift PG278QR gives you flexible connectivity options for WQHD (2560 x 1440) input via its DisplayPort1.2 and HDMI ports. It also has two USB 3.0 ports, and can charge your mobile devices while gaming.

27"Screen Size

2560 x 1440QHD Resolution

TNPanel Type

Astonishingly Lifelike Gaming Visuals


A 27-inch 2K/WQHD display for detailed visuals and onscreen space The ROG Swift PG278QR represents a new generation displays, with a WQHD (2560 x 1440) panel that delivers four times the resolution of 720p and 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 add up to give you a major in-game advantage. See more detail and spacing with more room for working bars on the side. Images are much more crisp and detailed.

Ultra-Smooth Overclockable Graphics

165 overclockable refresh rate

UP TO AN Incredibly-fast 165Hz refresh rate The ROG Swift PG278QR's gaming monitor 165Hz refresh rate decimates lag and motion blur to give you the upper hand in first person shooters, racers, real-time strategy, and sports titles. This ultra-fast refresh rate lets you play at the highest visual settings and lets you react instantly to what's onscreen. You can even select your preferred refresh rate with a turbo key to toggle refresh rates on the fly without needing to access the graphics driver control panel.

2560 x 1440 @ 165Hz only works with DP port. The HDMI port only supports 2560 x 1440 @ 60Hz.
Only NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 and above graphics card can support 2560 x 1440 up to 165Hz. Please contact the GPU manufacturers for detailed specification.

NVIDIA G-Sync Technology


ELIMINATE LAG AND GAME SMOOTHLY The ROG Swift PG278QR incorporates NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ display technology to deliver the smoothest, fastest, and most breathtaking gaming imaginable. G-SYNC™ synchronises the monitor's refresh rate to the GPU in your GeForce GTX-powered PC, eliminating screen tearing and minimising display stutter and input lag. ROG Swift PG278QR lets you enjoy seamlessly-smooth and lag-free gameplay when playing the latest fast-paced first-person shooters, sports, and action-adventure titles.

G-SYNC features require a NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 650Ti BOOST GPU or higher.

Improve Your Skills with GamePlus Technology

Gamer Centric Enhancements Get the most out of your games with the exclusive ASUS GamePlus hotkey, ROG are committed to engineering in-game enhancements for creating the best gaming experiences. This special feature is co-developed with input from professional gamers, allowing them to practice and perfect their gaming skills.


Crosshair A crosshair provides four different crosshair options, so you can select the one that best suits the shooter you are currently playing.


Timer Onscreen timer that can be positioned on the left of the display to keep track of elapsed game time.

frames per second

FPS counter The FPS counter lets you know how smoothly the game is running. This can be activated while G-sync is on.


Display Alignment Three alignment lines on all four corners of the monitor takes the guesswork out of multi-display set-ups, so each monitor lines up.

Designed with Gamer’s Comfort in Mind

blue light filter

PROTECT YOUR EYES FROM HARMFUL BLUE LIGHT The ROG Swift PG278QR helps to prevent eye-fatigue and strain, with the certified ASUS Ultra-low Blue Light filters which protect your eyes from harmful blue light. You can find access to these four filter settings via the on-screen menu, the settings help you when web browsing, reading or word processing and viewing photos and videos. This unbelievable gaming monitor has undergone stringent performance tests and is certified by TÜV Rheinland laboratories, a global provider of technical, safety, and certification services, to include flicker-free technology and to emit low blue light levels.

Multi-Display Gaming at its Finest

Multi Display Set up

Super-narrow bezel design for seamless multi-display setups The slim profile and super-narrow 6mm bezel makes it perfect for almost seamless multi-display setups so your eyes move swiftly from one monitor to another. It can also be VESA wall-mounted – an even easier way to have a multi-display gaming setup.

Display Modes to Optimize Visuals

ASUS GAMEVISUAL TECHNOLOGY Experience up to six pre-set display modes for various types of games, this provides optimised visuals with GameVisual ASUS-exclusive technology.

Racing Reduces input lag, making it ideal for racing games when G-SYNC technology is on.


Cinema Enhances contrast and colour saturation for lively, vivid visuals - ideal for viewing movies.


RTS/RPG Enhances colour saturation and contrast sharpness to give you better, brighter colours and detailed visuals for real-time strategy (RTS) or RPG games.


FPS High contrast settings enhance the visibility even in dark scenes to see your enemies.


sRGB Perfect for surfing the web or editing photos.


Scenery Provides more contrast gradations makes grass greener and skies bluer so it's ideal for slide shows.

Keeping it Cool with a Smart Air Vent Design

airflow design

Awesome LED Light-in-Motion effects The ROG Swift PG278QR features a Smart Air Venting Design, which uses convective currents to produce airflow. This passive setup works completely without fans, making it absolutely silent and maintenance-free. This ASUS gaming monitor employs a custom heatsink that's double the size to make sure the monitor stays cool during marathon gaming sessions. The intricately-patterned base of the monitor can also illuminate with an LED Light-in-Motion feature.

Robust Connectivity with Exclusive Gaming Hotkeys

Smart cable management design The ROG Swift PG278QR monitor gives you adaptable connectivity options for WQHD (2560 x 1440) input via its DisplayPort1.2 and HDMI ports, it also includes two USB 3.0 ports for your mouse and keyboard, and can charge your mobile devices while gaming. The innovative cable management design feature found on the back of the monitor, allows you to arrange and hide your cables.

monitor connectivity

Ergonomic Height Adjustable Stand


HeightAdjust the screen from
0 ~ 120mm


SwivelRotate the screen from
+60° ~ -60°


PivotPivot the screen from
0° ~ -90°


TiltTilt the screen from
+20° ~ -5°

Screen Size 27"
Edition PG278QR
Panel Type TN
Panel Coating Non-Glare
Panel Finish  
Touchsceen No
Backlight LED
Pitch Size 0.233
Curvature N/A
Adaptive Frame-rate Technology NVIDIA G-SYNC
  • 1 x 3.5mm Headphone Out
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4
  • 2 x USB 3.0
Position Adjustment
  • Height Adjustable
  • Pivot
  • Swivel Stand
  • Tilt
Resolution 2560x1440 (WQHD)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Refresh Rate 144Hz (165Hz in OC Mode)
Response Time 1 ms
Brightness 350 cd/m²
Viewing Angle 170°/160° (°H/°V)
Contrast Ratio/Dynamic Contrast Ratio 1000:1
Color Gamut 72% NTSC
Color Bit Depth 8-Bit (16.7M Colours)
HDR Support No
Supported HDR Standards  
Speakers No
Speaker Configuration N/A
Web Camera No
Power Usage (Switched on) 90 W
VESA 100 x 100
3D Support Yes
Anti-Theft Features  
Included Accessories  
Monitor Colour Black
Dimensions (with stand) 620 x 553~433 x 238 (WxHxD)
Dimensions (without stand) 620 x 363 x 66 (WxHxD)
Weight (with Stand) 7 kg
Additional Information
Scan Code LN75694
Model Number PG278QR
GTIN 4712900470994

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36 months
DOA Period:
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Manufacturer Contact Details
01442 265548

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Manufacturer's warranty is reprinted here for your information only. Warranty terms subject to change without notice.

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This Warranty does not cover any damage due to abnormal use or conditions, misuse, neglect, abuse, accident, improper handling or storage, serial number altered, defaced or removed; or has had the warranty seal on the system altered, defaced or removed, exposure to moisture, unauthorized modifications, alterations, or repairs, improper installation, improper use of any electrical source, undue physical or electrical stress, operator error, non-compliance with instructions.

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27" ASUS PG278QR ROG Swift, WQHD 165Hz G-SYNC Gaming Monitor, TN, 2560x1440, 1ms, 1000:1, Adjustable, VESA, DP/HDMI/USB3 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning Gaming Monitor Picked this up to replace a 27" 1080p 60hz by AOC. Had the previous week bought a 32" QHD VM panel also by AOC. The motion blur was horrendous in games, but otherwise was a great monitor so used it for my wife's PC. I looked around for another monitor and it absolutely had to be another TN panel as even with IPS, there can be motion blur. This one ticked all the boxes with QHD, fast refresh rate and G-SYNC on a TN panel. Colours are great for a TN, and G-SYNC makes everything seem so smooth even though my card at 1440p can not reach the full 144hz. Easy to reach OSM buttons and a great adjustable stand with red led ring on the base (adds to my red 40K theme for my desk) Outstanding TN Gaming Monitor, you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2019-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from clear and bright panel can't go wrong with this and quick response time for games
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing tn panel Very good build amazing monitor for my alienware laptop ips 60 hz display
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High refresh rate. Low resonse time. This is possibly one the best monitors on the market, it's pricey at nearly £600 at time purchase but it's a very good unit. Firstly and most likely it's biggest selling point, is that it boasts a sensational refresh rate at an overclocked 165mhz. Combined with Nvidia G-SYNC technology this means screen tearing is wiped out, fast rotation on FPS games such Call of Duty or Battlefield where you might be inclined to use a high DPI mouse for fast turning you'll find that the screen refresh is smooth and there is very little ghosting (where an after effect or blurring of images is left on the screen for a short time), although ghosting does still exist it stops very rapidly meaning the detail returns almost instantly. The 1ms response time is also amazing so as soon as you do anything with the mouse or keyboard you see it on screen with no delay. One downside many have to bring forth other than the price being more than most monitors or 4k tvs is that it's not 4k, running at only 2560x1440 so basically 2k, but consider the fact that a 4k monitor will set you back twice the price of this if you want one with a refresh rate greater than 60mhz you soon see why this realistically the market leader in gaming monitors. This unit ships with a Display Port cable and HDMI cable and an AC cable for power and has two built in USB 3.0 ports recessed under the back of the screen that you run off one USB from your PC to a separate input on the monitor turning one USB from the PC into two from the monitor, great for USB headsets or charging a device. The base is a good size and sturdy and the monitor has full tilt, swivel and rise and lower functionality meaning you can put at the exact comfortable angle you want.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2K 165Hz Amazing 2K display with a high refresh rate of 165Hz. If you are building a PC for gaming more what do you want? Had this over a year now. No faults.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good game picture good detail when playing games and on screen fps so its easy to tweak games
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 27" Asus PG278QR ROG Swift was a great buy This is a great gaming monitor & i would recommend Scan & this monitor to any serious gamer. Arrived on time & had no dead pixels or backlight bleed ! 1440p it gives you that extra picture clarity & 144hz gaming feels so smooth in FPS games. You'll need to set up the gamma from your graphics card ( I used Nvidia control panel ) As the gamma from the monitor was set a little high out the box, but picture quality other than that was very good indeed. For a TN panel it's the best i've seen, has great colour and even very good viewing angles. sRGB mode gives very accurate colours & the low blue lighting modes are great at eliminating eye strain. So if your thinking of getting this monitor ? I'd say get it ! I've used Scan before for my high end PC build & this monitor. I would choose them over all other online retailers & will use Scan for all my PC products in the future. Had a very happy Christmass with this :)
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ROG Swift PG278QR Monitor was delivered really fast and well packaged. The monitor was very nice and easy to set up. Unfortunately the image quality through the display port at 144htz on a 1440 monitor degraded and colours were distorted. It worked fine through HDMI at 60htz. I bought a replacement DP cable but this did not cure the issue. I run an i76700 gtx1080 system brand new. In the process of returning for a replacement where an update will follow. Scan have been helpful throughout the process.
Date published: 2016-12-07
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Questions & Answers

GFX 980ti

Just wondering, before spending this amount of money would it be ok to run this on a single gfx 980ti with another monitor for dual?? Also could it be mounted thanks...
Asked by: ObsidianShard
I'm assuming you mean GTX 980ti, in which case yes, cos that's what I use. The 980ti has two Display Port outputs and two HDMI outputs so running duel or even triple monitors is possible. As for wall mounting I don't believe that is possible due the tilt and swivel function of the stand.
Answered by: lookinggood
Date published: 2017-12-31

will this be ok to run on a gtx 970

Asked by: dannyv
Hi, Yes, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 and above graphics cards can support 2560 x 1440 up to 165Hz. Kind regards,
Answered by: LukeW
Date published: 2019-03-26


The monitor will come with displayport cable or I have to buy new one?
Asked by: Dragathiel
Hi, Yes, this should come with a display port cable. Kind regards,
Answered by: LukeW
Date published: 2019-03-13
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ASUS 27" ROG Swift PG278QR Quad HD G-SYNC Gaming Monitor
ASUS 27" ROG Swift PG278QR Quad HD G-SYNC Gaming Monitor