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ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 27" 2K WQHD 165Hz IPS G-Sync 2K Gaming Monitor

27" ASUS PG279Q ROG Swift 165Hz Nvidia G-Sync 2K, IPS Monitor, 2560x1440 4ms, 1000:1, DP/HDMI/2x USB 3.0 Black Red

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

Asus PG279Q

SEE THE FUTURE OF GAMINGROG Swift introduce the world’s first 2K/WQHD G-Sync Monitor coupled with an exclusive dedicated TURBO hotkey to boost your refresh rate up to an incredibly fast 165Hz. The PG279Q is specifically designed for gamers with many built in features like NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology which eliminates screen tearing, minimises display stutter and input lag to deliver a super smooth and fast and breath-taking gaming experience. Still not convinced? The PG279Q is fully tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustable with a super narrow bezel design so you can set your monitor exactly how you need it.

27"Screen Size

2560 x 1440Resolution

IPSPanel Type

Impeccably Lifelike Gaming Visuals

refresh rate

A 27-inch 2K/WQHD display for highly detailed visuals and more onscreen space The ROG Swift PG279Q 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. Wide 178-degree viewing angles ensure minimal distortion and colour shift gives you superior images with outstanding colours thanks to 100% sRGB colour gamut and an astounding 1,000:1 contrast ratio.

Ultra-Smooth Overclockable Graphics

165 overclockable refresh rate

UP TO AN Incredibly-fast 165Hz refresh rate The ROG Swift PG279Q'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 ultrafast 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. Quickly select from 60, 120, or 165Hz refresh rates while in the middle of a game to match the different frame rates of different games to maintain smoothness. Lessen the load on your GPU and CPU by setting a cap on the Hz for different games.

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.

Gain a Competitive Edge with Nvidia G-Sync Technology


ELIMINATE LAG AND GAME SMOOTHLY The ROG Swift PG279Q 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 PG279Q lets you enjoy seamlessly-smooth and lag-free gameplay when playing the latest fast-paced first-person shooters, sports, and action-adventure titles.

Improve Your Gaming Skills with GamePlus

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 overlay 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.

Six Pre-Set Display Modes to Optimise 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 Cools and saturates colours for more immersive 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 Enhances colour saturation and contrast sharpness to give you better, brighter colours and detailed visuals for real-time strategy (RTS) or RPG games.


sRGB Perfect for surfing the web or editing photos.


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

Ultra-low Blue Light Technology

blue light filter

PROTECT YOUR EYES FROM HARMFUL BLUE LIGHT The ROG Swift PG279Q 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.
The ROG Swift PG279Q gaming monitor has undergone stringent performance tests and is certified by TÜV Rheinland laboratories, a global provider of technical, safety, and certification services, to be flicker-free and to emit low blue light levels.

Robust Connectivity

Multi Display Set up

2-watt speakers The ROG Swift PG279Q has a wide selection of connectivity options for WQHD input including DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI ports. ROG Swift PG279Q also has two USB 3.0 ports to quick-charge your mobile devices while gaming; it can even be used as an alternative high-speed signal input port. A cable management design feature on the back of the monitor allows you to organise and hide your cables to keep your gaming area tidy.

Multi-Display Gaming at its Finest

Multi Display Set up

Super-narrow bezel design for seamless multi-display setups The ROG Swift PG279Q's 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.

Discover the Perfect Viewing Angle


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 ROG SWIFT PG279Q
Panel Type IPS
Panel Coating  
Panel Finish  
Touchsceen No
Backlight WLED
Pitch Size 0.233
Curvature N/A
Adaptive Frame-rate Technology NVIDIA G-SYNC
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4
  • 1 x Headphone Out
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Out
Position Adjustment
  • Height Adjustable
  • Pivot
  • Swivel Stand
  • Tilt
Resolution 2560x1440 (WQHD)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Refresh Rate 165Hz
Response Time 4 ms
Brightness 350 cd/m²
Viewing Angle 178/178 (°H/°V)
Contrast Ratio/Dynamic Contrast Ratio 1000:1
Color Gamut 100% sRGB color gamut
Color Bit Depth 8-Bit (16.7M Colours)
HDR Support No
Supported HDR Standards  
Speakers Yes
Speaker Configuration 2W x2, Stereo, RMS
Web Camera No
Power Usage (Switched on) 90 W
VESA 100 x 100
3D Support No
Anti-Theft Features  
Included Accessories  
Monitor Colour Black
Dimensions (with stand) 619.77 x 552.53 x 237.9 mm (WxHxD)
Dimensions (without stand) 619.77 x 362.96 x 65.98 mm (WxHxD)
Weight (with Stand)  
Additional Information
Scan Code LN67325
Model Number PG279Q
GTIN 4712900143683

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36 months
DOA Period:
1 days
Manufacturer Contact Details
01442 265548

Additional Notes:
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 PG279Q ROG Swift 165Hz Nvidia G-Sync 2K, IPS Monitor, 2560x1440 4ms, 1000:1, DP/HDMI/2x USB 3.0 Black Red is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 58.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! Wow, really like the look of this monitor compared to my older 27" one, the colours just jump out at me and the quality of the image is really crisp. The only issue I have is the price (don't we all) it was a little more than I wanted to spend, but boy it is well worth the money. Now I just need to upgrade my PC to make more use of this, as I bought it to last me for the next 5 years! Scan - as usual really fast and great service!
Date published: 2019-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best gaming monitor I have used so far I've had a huge variety of PC monitors ranging from 60Hz to 240Hz, 1080p to 4K, 21.5" to 32" curved and I can honestly say that for the value:performance ratio this is STILL THE BEST monitor you can buy for the money. Seriously - you will not be disappointed with this product!
Date published: 2019-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you are not gaming at 144hz or above you are seriously missing out! When my friends tell me they are buying a new gaming monitor I always ask them to consider the games they play, do they need to maintain high FPS, can your current GPU push and maintain 120+ FPS, what resolution are you upgrading from, what graphic quality do you expect, do you need to also upgrade your GPU? For me, I play a wide variety of game FPS, RTS RPG ect... so would benefit from higher FPS in some cases. I will not need to upgrade my GPU as I currently have a GTX 1080 which is more than a capable. My old monitor was an 2560x1080 ultra-wide so an increase in vertical pixels would be nice too. Let's get the negatives out of the way first. It's expensive for a monitor of this size and resolution, especially when you consider that the only reason for it being such a high price is because of GSYNC. That said, as long as you have a compatible Nvidia GPU that can push and maintain high FPS, the gaming experience is amazing. I wouldn't expect any less since you do pay a premium for GSYNC and its a product from ASUS. The IPS panel is excellent, colours look fantastic (with some minor modification in the settings), no ghosting and no back light bleed. Note with the IPS panel, you trade refresh time for better picture quality for compared to ASUS's equivalent TN monitor. ASUS have done well to have a low profile monitor that doesn't scream 'I AM A GAMING MONITOR LOOK AT MY RGB AND FUTURISTIC ALIEN DESIGN' compared to some 'gaming' focused monitors out there. I have my panel mounted on the wall, mainly to maintain a large area of free space on my desk, but the stand that it comes with is extremely well built (its a shame it just kept in the box). Overall, for me this is an excellent monitor and a much welcomed addition to my setup. For you consider answering the questions at the top of this review as your mileage and budget may vary.
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great monitor! I rarely write reviews. But feel I had to for this monitor. Doing hours upon hours of research for this monitor, I found that for every good thing people had to say there were equal amounts of bad. All ranging from dead, stuck pixels and the like, to excessive backlight bleed. I thought though that this monitor ticked all the boxes and I would go ahead and purchase one to find out myself. I found a B-grade PG279Q on Overclockers and purchased it (a mistake I’ll never make again). I was expecting at least one issue being B-grade, and I found one. There was some sort of dirt behind the screen that I couldn’t get rid of, and was extremely distracting whilst gaming. So I returned it and got a brand new model from SCAN. And this brand new model is near perfect! No dead or stuck pixels. There is a tiny amount of backlight bleed in the top right corner which I can live with and very minimal IPS glow (that I can tell of). After reading all the horror stories about the “panel lottery” (which may be true, especially with this model), I am glad I bit the bullet and got this monitor. It is a nice looking bit of kit, the high refresh rate and G-sync is a dream (especially coming from a 60Hz TV setup), and the IPS panel colours are lovely. So overall, I’d highly recommend this monitor to anyone who, like me, had their eye on this monitor, but was on the fence due to some negative things said about it.
Date published: 2019-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's great Did my research, knew what I wanted and what I was willing to pay, chose this monitor. Have figured how how to use it and: it';s great.
Date published: 2018-10-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ruined by defects and faults and terrible support A functionally excellent monitor, except I'm yet to find one that is better than flawed after having 5! The first had light bleed in bottom corners, but I put up with it until an insect got under the screen. £700 for bad seals? That RMA resulted in a refurbished unit which also had light bleed and, guess, what? Another insect got in. The next RMA resulted in a refurbished unit which had 3 damaged/burned out spots and 2 dead pixels. The next RMA resulted in another refurb with terrible image retention. The next RMA doesn't even accept a signal from DP or HDMI. I'm waiting on response from Asus now, but I assume I will simply get sent another defective refurb that they hope I will accept. Too late now to get a refund.
Date published: 2018-10-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from IPS glow sucks Have IPS glow in top right corner which sucks, for this kind of money the QC is terrible, should have listened to the general advice to avoid these monitors. Probably the worst purchase I have ever made considering the money.
Date published: 2018-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO SO SMOOTH!! I have been considering buying a high refresh rate g-sync 2560 x 1440 monitor for a while now. I previously had a LGUC98 34 inch Ultra Wide monitor which was unbelievably good for immersion, but at just 60hz, not the pinnacle of online competitive gaming. This screen feels expensive, the build, the design, the internal menu system, the fantastic stand, you feel like you are buying a £700 monitor. A special mention has to go the stand, you can literally have the monitor in every position you could possibly want to (including vertically). But what really matters? The experience. The gaming experience on this thing is second to none. The 144hz refresh rate (can be over clocked to 165hz) along with g-sync capabilities for all you Ge Force GPU owners makes this screen the best of the best. This thing is smooth and I mean smooth. Screen tearing? Thing of the past. I have played Battlefield 1, Overwatch, Fortnite, Prey , Counter Strike Global Offensive on this screen and they all look and feel amazing. With a 2560 x 1440 resolution, the games look super sharp, as you'd expect. However, its the 144hz that take the experience to the next level. The response time and the clarity when you spin 180 degrees and start shooting someone is something that truly never becomes tiresome. Its always going to be a big commitment to spend £700 on a gaming monitor. I know I contemplated it for weeks. My advice? Do it. You'll never go back. My ONLY negative in relation to this screen is the back light bleed, particularly in the bottom right corner. In all fairness, I can only notice it when on a black/ dark loading screen or playing a particularly low light map on a game. However, for £700, you'd expect that to have been eliminated. Its definitely not noticeable enough to ruin your immersion, but it can be a bit annoying at times. Overall, I thoroughly endorse this monitor.
Date published: 2018-07-13
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Questions & Answers

Does this monitor come with a DisplayPort cable?

Asked by: MickJ
1 x Display port cable. 1 x HDMI cable.
Answered by: Zehkari
Date published: 2016-10-15

Wall mountable/alternate stand?

Hi Are you able to take the monitor off it's default stand and put it on another? Such as mounting it on a ScanFX TS633E. Cheers,
Asked by: Elvis
I have the Silverstone arm from scan and its probably the best monitor arm I have ever used and now own 10 out of 10 both scans and Silverstone s arm are the same and rate 10kg weight limit this monitor is only. 7kg and is handled with ease.
Answered by: PABLO
Date published: 2016-04-30

Display Port

I'm interested to buy this monitor but am unsure if my Geforce gtx 690 graphics card which has a micro display port connector, can a micro dp to dp adapter be used?
Asked by: HEO2
I'm not 100% if that would work, however I can say that if you are looking at buying this monitor then you would need a decent PC for the resolution / refresh rate - I have a i7-4770 and a GTX 1080 and it only just manages decent frames (depending on the game of course). Sorry it's not the answer you want (someone else maybe can help) but it's a consideration you need to think about.
Answered by: Harag9
Date published: 2019-05-16

Is this monitor 3D? Is it worth the extra cost?

Is it 3D? The other, cheaper ASUS ROG model seems to be. This one isn't marked as having it, however. I noticed this one is IPS as well, unlike the other ASUS ROG model on Scan. Is it worth the £200 extra? The 4K one seems to be the same price, also. (Although, it is only 60Hz and 4ms.) I definitely want a G-Sync monitor and I have heard the ASUS ROG swift series is up there with the best. Its just a quest of which one to go with.
Asked by: PcGamingRig
It is not 3D. IPS really adds more depth to color. Strongly recommend it. 4K would not really be noticeable with this size of the screen. But also harder to achieve a constant 60 fps, let alone abusing the 144 Hz. I made the choice of spending the extra cash for IPS after looking at reviews on youtube. If your spending x amount of cash on monitor, might as well chip in a little more for more vibrant graphics. After just getting off tomb raider on very high settings, I am really happy I went with this monitor.
Answered by: Zehkari
Date published: 2016-10-15

Is there a dead/stuck pixel policy for this monitor?

If there's a bad pixel on this monitor, will Scan replace it, or do I need to contact Asus? Will Scan/Asus replace it for even 1 bad pixel or does there have to be a minimum amount?
Asked by: pizza
Even if there's a policy in place, I wouldn't trust Asus support at all. I've had terrible replacement units.
Answered by: disposalist
Date published: 2018-12-02
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ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 27" 2K WQHD 165Hz IPS G-Sync 2K Gaming Monitor
ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 27" 2K WQHD 165Hz IPS G-Sync 2K Gaming Monitor