ROG SWIFT PG278Q Premium Gaming Monitor

Discussion in 'Computer Monitor Forum' started by Pzykotik, May 14, 2014.

  1. BarryB

    BarryB Maha Guru

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    You've only had it one day, give it time!!
     
  2. Spets

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    Asus is shocking with the QA, luckily mine has hasn't had any pixel issues on the first go. I do have inversion with the screen though so I'll be replacing this with the Acer G-Sync variant with the IPS panel.
     
  3. Odellot

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    Next Friday is my Birthday and I order one ROG Swift as a present for myself. After waiting long enough, I'm glad it's finally available locally in my country. Though it cost 1005 Dollars or 44490 Pesos.
     
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    so for those of u who had this baby for a while, how is it performing?
     

  5. fantaskarsef

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    I wonder if there's maybe a scheme of improvement behind this, or does somebody know if the return numbers are still as high as I got the impression with the first batch of production when the monitor was released?
    I'm still curious to see Acer's matching monitor get released, and at which price, and with what problems it comes (besides the obvious TN pannel bashing).
     
  6. Deasnutz

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    I don't think you can get an accurate count of returns on the product from this thread. And without a count of satisfied owners, the numbers would be useless.

    It's a lottery for all monitors. There are plenty of satisfied owners, I think it's the best monitor I've owned. I could never go back to a non Gsync monitor.
     
  7. Odellot

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    Just Got one for my Birthday..So Far so good..No Dead Pixels..But somehow one stuck pixel has manifested on the lower right side but dissappear in just a couple of minutes. So far I'm very happy and didn't notice any "Problems" Yet...

    [​IMG]
     
  8. nhlkoho

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    Well my many year old HannsG monitor finally died so I had to buy something today. Decided against the Swift though. Bought the ASUS MX279 which is a 27" IPS. Only 1080p but it looks fantastic so far. I can't believe the difference in picture quality. And it was cheap.

    Still waiting on the next revision of the Swift
     
  9. fantaskarsef

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    I hope it stays that way, especially about that single pixel, have fun with the new screen :)

    I'm not sure there'll be one. If gsync as a nvidia only sollution really is coming to an end due to open source standards (as people buying AMD cards frequently claim), there won't be any more gsync monitors. If gsync persists, there will be a cheaper version sometime, and cheaper does not necessarily mean it's of better build quality and quality checks out of the factory. If there's a revision of the 1440p swift (there's a 4K one too I think...), it will feature some other useless stuff and be a bit more expensive, and not necessarily have any really better quality reassurance.

    Even though I am building my next rig with 1440p in mind, the feeling it will not get a swift to show the pictures grows with each day. Too bad, I was waiting for price drops (that never came), or better production batches (which there is no information available).
     
  10. circus2050

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    I have my Swift for a month now and so far I don't have any issues with the monitor itself.

    The performance is great but it depends on the game also.
    If you want to run some older games some of them won't like 144Hz. With some of these games it helps if you will play with the refresh rate on the monitor, start at 60 and increase it 144, it works sometimes.

    In our current games when the frames drop below 50 the image wont be fluid like it is when it's above 60. Ah well, at least there is no stutter and tearing.
     
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    So Far So Good - I ordered two in case one was a dud, and the first one appears to be flawless. It's been a long time since I bought a new LCD, so I'm pretty impressed. Newegg took the RMA without restock fee for the unopened one, I'm just out $40 to ship it back. Cheap insurance against having no monitor for days.
     
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    Very very tempted to get one of these, I'm wondering how the black level is though? From the screenshots and videos I've seen they look deep enough for me I think.
     
  13. HonoredShadow

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    About as good as any IPS I have seen. Read that as not good enough. Can't believe what most monitors are like apart from Plasma and VA. This is ridiculous that we have gone backwards tech wise in this regard.

    For games to truly look like they have depth and 3D looking we need MUCH better contrast ratio. REAL contrast not the fake numbers they use to sell monitors.

    The Eizo was a step in the right direction but sadly had gamma shift and other problems.
     
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    Ah damn, I've got the Asus VN279QLB which I read has the same panel as the BenQ GW2760HS and at 100% brightness it has a black point of 0.14 according to tftcentral which is good enough for me.
     
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    Black point alone as a measure is not meaningful. Black point relative to white level is. A black point of 0.14 is bad when your white level is 10 cd/m2, for instance (giving an extreme example here). It's a good result if your white level is 100 cd/m2 or above.
     

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    It's 328.76 cd/m2 at 100% with 0.14, yeah I like it bright... looks quite dull any lower.
     
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    I really wonder if the "Incorrect Pixel Mapping" will ever be fixed. Is it a driver issue, a cable issue, a hardware issue or a panel issue?

    I've had it since day one and even got my store to exchange the monitor for a new one which didn't help at all. Nowadays I just learned to live with it but for such an expensive monitor it's a shame.

    Watch in fullscreen/HD and pay attention to the green names as they get pixelated the camera moves.

     
  18. Denial

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    It won't be fixed. I've gone through multiple monitor RMAs all with different manufacturing dates -- all have the same problem. It's most likely a panel issue and there doesn't seem to be a new revision from AU Optronics in the works. In fact they basically replaced it with the IPS version found in the new Acer, which will probably be my next monitor when I get rid of my garbage Swift.

    The issue annoys me but ASUS's complete lack of communication on it annoys me way further. They just completely deny that it's a problem when in fact it's far more annoying then any other issue I've found on any monitor I've ever owned.

    You can even see the pixel issue with TFT's review of the Swift:

    [​IMG]

    The Acer XB270HU:

    [​IMG]

    The striping in the overshoot is ridiculous on the Swift.
     
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  19. fantaskarsef

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    I tend to agree, for that price it should be a kickass monitor with no problems at all (except basic production differences and spread spectrum). I'm waiting for Acer to follow with it's displays too, and secretly hoping it's not the same story with their 144Hz 1440p Gsync display.
     
  20. Netherwind

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    It's sad indeed and will refrain me to buy more ASUS products. Also true that ASUS doesn't give a rat's ass which is sick considering the premium price of this monitor.

    Still, what would be a good replacement for it? 144Hz, 1440p and G-sync is a must.
     

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