Asus PG27AQ and PG279Q G-Sync displays join the Republic of Gamers

— 6:31 PM on October 10, 2015

Asus has teased us with previews of its PG279Q and PG27AQ G-Sync monitors for months, but the wait is over now. This dynamic duo of variable-refresh displays got an official introduction last night at the company's "ROG Unleashed" event in San Francisco, and they remain some of the most drool-worthy gaming monitors we've seen to date.

Let's start with a look at the PG27AQ. This display packs a 4K IPS panel with G-Sync, and it can run at refresh rates up to 60Hz. Asus says the PG27AQ can also cover 100% of the sRGB gamut (and possibly more) with its 10-bit, 1.07-billion-color panel. Gamers who also do color-critical work, rejoice. We'll find out exactly how much this monitor costs when it hits store shelves in late November.

Nvidia graphics card owners who have been green with envy about Asus' FreeSync MG279Q now have a 27", 2560x1440 IPS monitor with G-Sync to call their own. The PG279Q packs a 144Hz IPS panel with a twist: it can run at up to 165Hz when paired with Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or better graphics cards. A dedicated turbo button lets owners switch between these two modes at will. This monitor will also arrive in November with a $799 sticker price.

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