If you’ve got the money and a high-end, Nvidia-based gaming rig, then the Asus ROG Swift PG278QR (See it on Amazon) is a nearly perfect companion. The only sacrifice it forces you to make is putting a sizable dent in your bank account thanks to its $699 price tag. This high-end gaming monitor uses a 27-inch TN panel with a WQHD (2560×1440) resolution, and features Nvidia’s G-Sync adaptive refresh rate technology along with a base refresh rate of 144Hz that can be overclocked to 165Hz.
It sits near the top of Asus’s Republic of Gamers (ROG) line of monitors. The only monitor that’s larger and more expensive is the curved 34-inch ROG Swift PG348Q monitor, which lists for $1,199.99. Asus also sells other 27-inch models that are similar but feature AMD’s competing FreeSync technology, so they cost less. The Swift PG278QR is an update to the Swift PG278Q monitor, hence the “R” in its name, and it adds the ability to overclock the refresh rate from 144Hz to 165Hz and adds an HDMI port so that you can use it with a laptop or game console. Here are the manufacturer-provided specs for our review unit: