Review: Asus ROG Strix XG27UQ (UHD - HDR - DCS 144 Hz)

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    You know monitors in general are in a sad place when an 800:1 contrast ratio is considered "very good"
     
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    For watching HDR videos, such as Blu-Rays, you just need MadVR and a software video player that supports this renderer, such as MPC-HC. You don't have to have or do what this article suggests regarding watching non-streamed HDR videos. MadVR might be troublesome to learn or configure for some people, but it has all the necessary bells and whistles.
     
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    Why would you bother when the ROG PG43UQ has been out for a couple of months now and has all this PLUS proper HDR1000 support and better contrast? I have had one since they launched in June and it is top banana.
     
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    sbacchetta Member Guru

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    I agree with Hilbert. The cost of going from QHD to UHD isn't worth it on 27 inch monitor, for content Creator there are better monitors and personally as a photographer 27in QHD is enough for me.
     
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    27"?

    Oh man

    SMH!
     
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    32” would’ve been interesting but 27”? Hard pass from me.
     
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    32'', under 400 euros ! and maybe with HDR 600 - HDR 1000 , a must is Freesync 2 ( premium ) , G-sync ! ... We are not all that rich to afford 1000 euros monitor ! ! ! At this point it's all getting to extreme to buy stuff for what once was a joy for little kid !
     
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    4k on this screen size is just stupid. Completely out of balance.
     
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    So that means we're all totally retarded for using 2k on a 6" phone?
    I'd say it's fine, just that pricing is still high.

    Wonder why the PC gaming market is falling? well a screen and a gfx card alone could set you back 2 grand. Hello consoles :)
     

  11. kakiharaFRS

    kakiharaFRS Master Guru

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    can only agree with the introduction I was lent a 27" 4K monitor, it was given to me in fact and I returned it with a thx but no thx
    1st boot my icons were ridiculously small I had to almost max windows display size to have usable desktop icons and taskbar
    tried to tweak windows by increasing the OS "size", half the control panels became unusable, bad scaling wrong size, half the text and selections out of the panel window etc..
    also of course you don't see anything better than a 1440p it may be even worse as you have to glue your face to the panel to see details (ideal distance to watch 4K on a 25" is 46cm..that's very close) it's too "compressed" if you get what I mean and you have to be too close for comfort to the screen to get any benefit

    you can't compare with a smartphone because phone GUI are scaled for them, windows and it's text isn't, theorically you can increase it's size except in a lot of applications and control panels it doesn't work properly
    also you don't play as much and not the same games, maybe the 3080Ti will give us 100+fps in 4K but until then it's just dumb

    had one, for free, didn't use it for more than 2hrs before giving it back because I don't have space for what is still a large monitor, that I would never have used
     
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    Not that I would bother with this one, since its still full of drawbacks since it doesn't have HDMI 2.1 or DP 2.0 to handle the required bandwidth, but not everyone wants a gigantic 43" screen. Personally I find 27" quite nice. I had a 30" for a while and could already feel some eye-strain from having to look around too much. Moving away farther is no option, and also kinda pointless as I could just buy a smaller screen then.

    Sadly, no vendor has yet released a perfect (for me) 27-28" screen, and they won't until HDMI 2.1 finally gets used to offer the bandwidth it would need to eliminate DSC or subsampling.

    Of course they also try to slam 4K into 27" because it makes for good marketing, but at 27" its really not required and only costs you gaming performance.

    I wish with the new generation of HDMI 2.1 screens coming later this year that we can get a perfect 27" gaming screen, ideally in 1440p, and no compromises.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    The PG43UQ fully supports 4K @ 144Hz 12 bit HDR required bandwidth via DP 1.4 with DSC lossless compression. And it might not yet be fully HDMI 2.1 certified but it already supports numerous HDMI 2.1 features such as DSC so it likely will be.

    See https://rog.asus.com/articles/gaming-monitors/rog-swift-pg43uq-hands-on/
     
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    I'll start by saying I've had a Dell U2711 1440 monitor for my gaming rig for 10 years now. I'm more than ready for a 144Hz 4K gaming monitor, preferably 32". With a NVidia 3080 Ti custom (I'm running EVGA 780's in SLI currently).
    I've just upgraded my 5 year old MSI GS60 3K to the new Dell XPS 17 with a glorious 4K Infinity Edge screen and I love 4K for all uses on this new laptop so talk of not being to appreciate & enjoy a high res smaller screen is something I don't understand tbh. My S20 has a gorgeous screen too, I love image quality and being able to buy a 4K monitor with 144Hz is fantastic with the new NVidia cards due out later this year.
    A 32" version of this new Asus 4K 144Hz monitor might well be a great (albeit expensive) monitor upgrade for me with the 3080 Ti custom card. I have a 4K TV for UHD BluRays etc so don't need a gaming monitor to offer this.
    Hilbert, what nonsense to say it's not possible to tell the difference between a 320kps MP3 track and a CD quality one. I have Focal Utopia headphones and similar level DAP & desktop DAC/amp and I have no problem appreciating the additional resolution. I also buy 24/96 digital music downloads and I think high level music quality is as exciting as high level gaming and I wish to experience & enjoy both.
     

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    Indeed MP3 is dated and is well known to have issues with high resolution reproduction of high frequencies. Good luck telling the difference between CD and say high bandwidth AAC though.
     
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    I will get a 4k 144 hz (or preferably higher) monitor when you can get one that can do it NATIVELY without the use of any compression or chromasubsampling, which completely defeats the purpose of a 4k monitor in the first place.

    Until then i will make do with my xb321hk 4k 60 hz monitor, which is arguably the best 60 hz monitor made.
     
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    Dumb stand - who'd want that on their desk? A teenager? yeah right, like a teenager has £/$/€ 1,000 to blow on a flaming monitor. You give a teenager a cool G and they will buy running shoes, fizzy drinks and hair gel - not a flaming monitor.

    Who designed this? A pre-schooler?
     
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    I think the monitor market right now reminds me of the CPU market pre-Ryzen, with Intel coasting along releasing the same old crap for at least 8 years, until suddenly a major change and upgrade appeared and killed their games stone dead. This is what is still happening with monitors - using old LCD displays backlit with a single large LED backlight, same as a ten year old monitor, and still charging 900 for it (a lot of money for old rope). Seems they are milking it for all its worth, before some proper new tech arrives and their game is up (OLED at least, then Micro LED per-pixel illumination at 1000 nit at least)
     
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    you complaint about a lot of pointless things.

    This stand isn't even new.
     

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