ASUS ROG SWIFT 27" WQHD 165Hz 4ms GTG IPS LED G-SYNC Gaming Monitor (PG279Q) - Black

Model Number: PG279Q
Web Code: 10404138


The ASUS PG279Q 27-inch monitor boasts stunning 2560 x 1440 resolution and the Republic of Gamers designation, so you know it was built with gamers in mind. It features NVIDIA G-Sync technology that eliminates tearing and stuttering, so all your games look crisp and clean.
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  • 27-inch monitor with WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio displaying stunning picture that's 4x more detailed than 720p
  • 4ms response time, keeps images smooth with minimal blur
  • IPS technology for wide 178-degree viewing angles and lifelike gaming visuals
  • World-first 165Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-Sync technology eliminates stutter or tearing
  • Built with gamers in mind, this monitor received the prestigous Republic of Gamers designation
  • Two 2W built-in speakers brings out clear sound for your games and entertainment
  • Screen pivots, tilts, swivels and can rotate to portrait view
  • 2 USB 3.0 inputs and 1 DisplayPort 1.2
  • ASUS-exclusive Ultra-Low Blue Light, Flicker-Free, GamePlus, and GameVisual technologies provide a comfortable gaming experience


Screen Size
27 in
1080p HD
Native Resolution
2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio
Display Type
Backlight Type
LED Back-lit LCD; In-Plane Switching
Viewing Angle
178° (H) / 178° (V)
Response Time (Grey-to-Grey)
4 ms
Refresh Rate
165 Hz
350 cd/m²
Static Contrast Ratio
Colour Gamut
100% sRGB
3D Video Support Built-in
Built-In TV Tuner


Panel Technology
Panel Type
IPS (In-Plane Switching)


Built-in Speakers
Speaker Output Power
2 W x 2


Input/Output Types
1 x HDMI; 1 x DisplayPort; 2 x USB 3.0; 3.5mm Mini-Jack
Audio Outputs
2 W x 2 Stereo RMS
DisplayPort Inputs
DVI Inputs
HDMI Inputs
MHL Ports
Thunderbolt Ports
2 - USB 3.0 Ports
VGA Inputs
Built-In Webcam
DVI-D Support
HDCP Support


Typical Consumption
90 W
Stand-By Consumption
0.5 W
Auto Off
Energy Saving Mode

Stand/Mount Features

Tilt Adjustment
Swivel Adjustment
Height Adjustment
Rotate to Portrait
VESA Mountable
VESA Sizes Supported
100 x 100 mm
Other Features
NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology; Trace Free Technology; 3 GamePlus Modes; Low Blue Light; HDCP Support; 6 GameVisual Modes

Physical Features

Dimensions with Stand (cm)
61.97 (W) x 55.25 (H) x 23.79 (D) cm
Dimensions with Stand (in)
24.4 (W) x 21.75 (H) x 9.37 (D) in
Dimensions without Stand (cm)
61.97 (W) x 36.29 (H) x 6.59 (D) cm
Dimensions without Stand (in)
24.4 (W) x 14.29 (H) x 2.59 (D) in
Weight (With Stand)
7.0 kg
Weight (Without Stand)
6.65 kg
  • Power Cord
  • Power Adapter
  • DisplayPort Cable
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • HDMI Cable
  • Support CD
  • Warranty Card

  • Back light bleed

    from Newfoundland on 17 janvier 2020

    Very bad case of backlight bleed. Took a picture, went to the local best buy and asked a sales rep what his thoughts were. He said get return it, order a new one if you would like. After talking to another rep that informed me alot of ASUS IPS monitors had been returned since boxing day. I decided to get a refund and try something different...Maybe an LG with similar Specs. Worked very smoothly and looked good with brighter screens when the blb wasn't as noticeable, but in dark games or videos it was terrible and distracting. Bad QC from ASUS.

  • Perfect!
    by Toddles

    on 24 décembre 2019

    I recently bought the younger sibling (PG248Q) because it was on sale. It was such a great monitor as it was 180hz and G-Sync and i have a Titan X Maxwell. However, i didn’t care much for the TN Panel as i was coming from the ASUS PB278Q 1440p IPS monitor. I always wanted the original swift but not with a TN Panel at that price. When i saw the great deal (with price match), i had to buy this at the opportunity. I prefer 1440p and the larger screen over the PG248Q. You really cannot tell the difference from 165hz to 180hz as most GPUs have trouble even reaching 165hz. I average between 110-130 frames in most games. Therefor, i ended up returning the PG248Q and replacing it for this. It’s pretty much the same monitor, except for the resolution of 1080p vs 1440p, and 165hz vs 180hz (overclocked), and screen size of 24” vs 27”. I mean it’s also 4ms vs 1ms in response time, but i can’t even tell the difference. Now for backlight bleed that is famously notorious for this monitor. Mine is perfect!!! The bleed is so minimal, i don’t even notice it! The bleed was my main worry about getting this monitor. That said, they are still making this monitor. The date of manufacture on mine is October 2019.. literally two months ago! They must’ve made a few improvements or something. This monitor is now a couple years old, but if you can get it on sale, it is totally worth it! The main selling points for me was 27” and IPS panel, 1440p, 165hz, and G-Sync. I really wanted a curved G-Sync UltraWide, but most are only 100hz. For me, the sweet spot is around 144hz, but above 120hz. I hear some have trouble overclocking past 100hz too. When prices come down, i definitely look into those, but the PG279Q does not disappoint. I highly recommend this as a gaming monitor.

    Review originally posted on

  • Great Gaming Monitor
    by Kam73

    on 24 novembre 2019

    If you are using this monitor to game it is great. I see colors I have not to see on a 1080p. Playing Destiny 2 and Witcher 3 looks amazing. Searching the website is easy to read as well. The only complaint I have is that looking at youtube video is so-so. If the video is in 1440p or higher the video will look good. In my case, I use my older monitor or TV to view my youtube videos.

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