Asus MG278Q 27" WQHD FreeSync Gaming Monitor 1440p 144Hz - £409.97  (Ebuyer)
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Asus MG278Q 27" WQHD FreeSync Gaming Monitor 1440p 144Hz - £409.97 (Ebuyer)

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Found 8th Mar
This seems like a good price on a relatively large, FreeSync, 1440p, 144Hz screen. The only way to get it cheaper is used!

I've had good experiences with Ebuyer in the past, 2% Cashback via TopCashback bringing it down to opnly a little over £400 (~£401.77)

Asus MG278Q 27" WQHD FreeSync Gaming Monitor Product Description





Overview
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    Gaming at Your Command
    • 27-inch, WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution display with 1ms response time to eliminate smearing, tearing, and motion blur.
    • 144Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync™ technology for seamless visuals and smooth gameplay
    • ASUS-exclusive Ultra-Low Blue Light, Flicker-Free, GamePlus, and GameVisual technologies provide a comfortable gaming experience
    • Ergonomically-designed stand with full tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment for comfortable viewing position

Awards
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    PC Centric Top Performer

    PC Centric have awarded the Asus MG278Q their Top Performer award. They

    said "Yes this is a 144Hz 1440p panel with FreeSync and that is a

    brilliant, brilliant combination"
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    Hexus Recommended

    Hexus have awarded the Asus MG278Q their Recommended award. They said

    “PC gamers looking for the ultimate FreeSync experience would do well to

    consider the Asus MG278Q as their next gaming monitor. While a little

    more expensive than some rival options, the refinement and completeness

    of the MG278Q is yet to be challenged.”
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Product Description
  • Auniverse of Gaming at Your Command MG278Q WQHD 1ms and 144Hz Gaming Monitor

    The

    MG278Q gaming display is built for victory in the professional gaming

    arena, and features a WQHD panel with a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms fast

    response time. Its ergonomic design, together with Flicker-Free and

    Ultra Low Blue Light technology, ensure you stay comfortable during

    those marathon gaming sessions.
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    A 27-inch WQHD display for highly detailed visuals and more onscreen space

    The MG278Q represents a new generation of displays, with a WQHD 2560 x

    1440 panel with a pixel density of 109 pixels per inch. You get to enjoy

    greater image detail and up to 77% more onscreen desktop space than

    standard Full HD (1920 x 1080) displays. These little details add up to

    help you better immerse yourself in the game.
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    Lightning-fast 1ms rapid response time

    With a 1ms response time, ASUS MG278Q is the fastest in its class and

    eliminates smearing, and motion blur. This visual performance lets you

    react instantly to what you see onscreen, especially in fast paced games

    – allowing you to take corners like a pro race car driver, or get that

    headshot like a seasoned pro.
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    Incredible144Hz refresh rate

    With an astonishing 144Hz refresh rate, fast moving visuals pose no

    problem for the MG278Q, so you can say goodbye to motion blur and gain

    the upper hand in first person shooters, racers, real-time strategy and

    sports titles. MG278Q features AMD FreeSync™ technology* – it eliminates

    screen tearing and choppy frame rates to give you seamless visuals and

    smooth gameplay.

    *To know more about AMD FreeSync™ technology
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    Gamer-centric features ASUS-exclusive GamePlus technology

    ASUS

    MG278Q features the ASUS-exclusive GamePlus hotkey to give you in-game

    enhancements so you get more out of your game. The crosshair overlay

    with four different crosshair options lets you choose the one that best

    suits the game you're playing. There's also an onscreen timer you can

    position on the left of the display so you can keep track of the elapsed

    gaming time; while the FPS (frames per second) counter lets you know

    how smooth the game is running.
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    ASUS-exclusive GameVisual technology

    ASUS GameVisual Technology gives you six pre-set display modes tailored

    to suit different types of scenarios. This unique feature can be easily

    accessed through a hotkey or the On Screen Display (OSD) settings menu.

    ● FPS
    High contrast settings enhance the visibility even in dark scenes to clearly see your enemies.

    ● RTS/RPG
    Enhances

    color saturation and contrast sharpness to give you better, brighter

    colors and detailed visuals for real-time strategy (RTS) or RPG games.

    Racing
    Default setting for ultimate racing experience.

    Cinema
    Enhances contrast and color saturation for lively, vivid visuals - ideal for viewing movies.

    Scenery
    Provides

    a greater brightness range and introduces more contrast gradations. It

    tweaks color saturation for greens and blues, making it ideal for

    viewing photos and videos that depict scenery.

    ● sRGB
    Ideal settings for viewing photos and graphics online.

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    Advanced connectivity and smart cable management

    The ASUS MG278Q has a wide selection of connectivity for WQHD output;

    including dual-link DVI, DisplayPort 1.2, and two HDMI ports for the

    high-speed gaming connectivity you expect and two USB 3.0 ports for

    quick battery charging for your mobile devices while gaming or even an

    alternative fast signal transmission for your gaming display. A cable

    management design feature found on the back of the monitor helps you

    organize and hide cables to keep your gaming area tidy.

  • Get ready for gaming marathon
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    Ultra Low Blue Light technology

    The

    MG278Q also comes with the ASUS Ultra Low Blue Light filters to protect

    you from harmful blue light. You can easily access and select four

    different filter settings onscreen through the OSD menu to fulfill your

    different scenarios.
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    Flicker-free technology

    Flicker-Free

    technology reduces flicker to give you a comfortable gaming experience.

    This minimizes instances of eyestrain and other damaging effects when

    you're embroiled in long, drawn-out gaming sessions.
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    Ergonomic design

    The

    MG278Q Gaming Monitor is specially designed for long marathon gaming

    sessions. Its slim profile and super-narrow bezel makes it perfect for

    almost seamless multi-display setups. The MG278Q also has an

    ergonomically-designed stand with tilt, swivel, pivot and height

    adjustment so you can always find that ideal viewing position. A

    quick-release design lets you separate the monitor from its stand so it

    can be VESA wall-mounted.
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14 Comments
Cold from me, freesync tech is very limited, ebuyer are not great.
I have a similar panel, G-SYNC, ips but paid a bit more for it a few years back.
If you have not bought system yet and are considering monitor sync technology, I highly recommend you look at G-sync vs freesync and the fps they kick in at.
You'd want a very beastly system to keep this thing fed 1440p frames at the fps it wants in modern games.
Edited by: "Mugginz" 8th Mar
Too high a price for a freesync monitor.
Mugginz1 h, 35 m ago

Cold from me, freesync tech is very limited,


What are you talking about that makes no sense.

Have some HEAT for the silly comment above.
Edited by: "garybb" 8th Mar
Mugginz1 h, 37 m ago

Cold from me, freesync tech is very limited, ebuyer are not great.I have a …Cold from me, freesync tech is very limited, ebuyer are not great.I have a similar panel, G-SYNC, ips but paid a bit more for it a few years back.If you have not bought system yet and are considering monitor sync technology, I highly recommend you look at G-sync vs freesync and the fps they kick in at.You'd want a very beastly system to keep this thing fed 1440p frames at the fps it wants in modern games.



The main difference between G-sync and Freesync is that freesync is the VESA standard, and only works with AMD GPUs, and G-sync is the Nvidia version which only works on Nvidia GPUs. getting G-sync isn't going to do squat if you already have an AMD GPU. also the G-Sync equivalent of this very same monitor (the ASUS MG279Q) is ~£500

And yeah you might need a beastly system to achieve BOTH 1440p and 144Hz in modern games at the same time, but some games benefit from higher resolution and some benefit from higher framerate. getting a monitor that can do both means you always have the option, rather than having a 1440p 75Hz, or 4K 60Hz, or a 1080p 144Hz
garybb2 h, 47 m ago

What are you talking about that makes no sense.Have some HEAT for the …What are you talking about that makes no sense.Have some HEAT for the silly comment above.


Your comment claims my input above "makes no sense" but provides no counter argument, no specifics on what does not make sense.
Try providing some actual feedback rather than claiming it is silly.
See my update in the comment below for why freesync is limited
Edit: aforementioned comment below is under review, as it contains links i assume
Edited by: "Mugginz" 8th Mar
avatariii4 h, 28 m ago

The main difference between G-sync and Freesync is that freesync is the …The main difference between G-sync and Freesync is that freesync is the VESA standard, and only works with AMD GPUs, and G-sync is the Nvidia version which only works on Nvidia GPUs. getting G-sync isn't going to do squat if you already have an AMD GPU. also the G-Sync equivalent of this very same monitor (the ASUS MG279Q) is ~£500And yeah you might need a beastly system to achieve BOTH 1440p and 144Hz in modern games at the same time, but some games benefit from higher resolution and some benefit from higher framerate. getting a monitor that can do both means you always have the option, rather than having a 1440p 75Hz, or 4K 60Hz, or a 1080p 144Hz


The main difference between freesync and g-sync is the hz range it kicks in at and the impact of that on your gaming.

Summarized well in the first comment reply in this page

"freesync you cant go above 75, freesync limits your frame rates and your refresh rates to 75 or under

if you want 144+ and no screen tearing, you need gsync, its the only one of the 3 technologys capable of it"

Generally my target for demanding fps games (looking at you PUBG) is about 100hz /100fps (60 min). MY G-SYNC monitor and now somewhat aging 980ti is doing the job, just.
If you are used to playing at 60hz, the jump to 100hz is very noticeable.
144 or higher may be more noticeable to some woth cat like eyes.

The other major factors are:
* input lag. Pretty even AFAIK from LTT analysis and thread
* cost, excessive premium attached to nvidia module

Discuss, provide factual articles, testing details. Use cases, etc.

Not looking to knock freesync. Just looking to highlight its limits and understand where it may be applicable to you.

Edit to correct mobile keyboard induced typos
Edited by: "Mugginz" 8th Mar
What are you going on about.

A freesync 75hz monitor might only have a freesync range of 48hz-75hz and 144hz monitors are usually 48hz-144hz. The whole point of g-sync and freesync is to eliminate screen tearing and give the best gaming experience. YES freesync will work above 75hz.

Go outside the freesync range and you will see screen tearing. So you want to stay inside the monitors range but if you are hitting more than the monitors range enabling vsync and freesync will allow you to stay within the freesync range again given you the best gaming experience.


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Edited by: "garybb" 8th Mar
garybb2 h, 53 m ago

What are you going on about.A freesync 75hz monitor might only have a …What are you going on about.A freesync 75hz monitor might only have a freesync range of 48hz-75hz and 144hz monitors are usually 48hz-144hz. The whole point of g-sync and freesync is to eliminate screen tearing and give the best gaming experience. YES freesync will work above 75hz. Go outside the freesync range and you will see screen tearing. So you want to stay inside the monitors range but if you are hitting more than the monitors range enabling vsync and freesync will allow you to stay within the freesync range again given you the best gaming experience. .

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Once again, you add arrogant comments with no backing whatsoever. Here is some data, try reading some actual spec sheets or amd user experience from their forums or other tech forums before giving another snarky reply.

query "amd freesync limit 75hz - 24100 results
amd freesync working at 100hz - 314000 results

Most of the above results are titled" help it doesn't work", "constant screen tearing" or similar.
Others report that they can only get it to work by limiting their fps to 69 or 70. May as well have a 60hz monitor at that point.

Any amd freesync users on here who can report their experience? As far as I read FS 2.0 has increased coverage, haven't checked in detail.

@garybb are you actually trying to help folks make an educated buy here or just spouting your delusional opinions for the sake of it? Maybe just a diehard amd fanboy?

Worth noting here, been a pc gamer for going on 20years now, I was a happy amd/ATI user for years, liked their products. Bang for buck was great but their constant driver issues drove me away. Not a fan of nvidia's propietary technologies like hairFX or whatever it was called but generally their stuff just works, and driver issues where they exist get fixed quicker.
Was very happy on AMD cpus too, many moons ago. Glad to see they are back in the game there.
The sad reality of it is, the market leader, whose tech works better, like Intel/Nvidia, can charge a premium for it. Especially in a 2 horse race like these are.
Look your wrong just get over it and move on.
garybb14 h, 1 m ago

Look your wrong just get over it and move on.


My wrong?
Does it have speakers?
Mugginz8th Mar

[Image] Once again, you add arrogant comments with no backing whatsoever. …[Image] Once again, you add arrogant comments with no backing whatsoever. Here is some data, try reading some actual spec sheets or amd user experience from their forums or other tech forums before giving another snarky reply. query "amd freesync limit 75hz - 24100 resultsamd freesync working at 100hz - 314000 results Most of the above results are titled" help it doesn't work", "constant screen tearing" or similar. Others report that they can only get it to work by limiting their fps to 69 or 70. May as well have a 60hz monitor at that point. Any amd freesync users on here who can report their experience? As far as I read FS 2.0 has increased coverage, haven't checked in detail. @garybb are you actually trying to help folks make an educated buy here or just spouting your delusional opinions for the sake of it? Maybe just a diehard amd fanboy? Worth noting here, been a pc gamer for going on 20years now, I was a happy amd/ATI user for years, liked their products. Bang for buck was great but their constant driver issues drove me away. Not a fan of nvidia's propietary technologies like hairFX or whatever it was called but generally their stuff just works, and driver issues where they exist get fixed quicker. Was very happy on AMD cpus too, many moons ago. Glad to see they are back in the game there. The sad reality of it is, the market leader, whose tech works better, like Intel/Nvidia, can charge a premium for it. Especially in a 2 horse race like these are.


That's where you're wrong

kitguru.net/per…ew/

"The Asus MG278Q is a 27-inch WQHD (2,560×1,440) TN gaming display that supports AMD FreeSync adaptive-sync technology. When in adaptive-sync mode, it’s capable of a wider frequency range than its IPS cousin, the MG279Q, as it can go from 35Hz all the way to 144Hz. "

Some 144Hz monitors can't go beyond 75Hz in FreeSync mode, but THIS ONE CAN! Also worth pointing out the MG279Q actually goes to 90. techreport.com/new…ync

And that's a limit of IPS technology, NOT FreeSync technology.

"There’s one major difference though. The MG278Q is a TN panel, which means it can handle a wider range of FreeSync frequencies than any IPS panel can. The MG279Q supports FreeSync between 35Hz and 90Hz, while the MG278Q can go all the way to 144Hz when in FreeSync mode."
Edited by: "avatariii" 12th Mar
mojojo23 h, 8 m ago

Does it have speakers?



Yes it does:

Audio Features
Stereo Speakers : 2W x 2 Stereo RMS
avatariii3 h, 45 m ago

That's where you're …That's where you're wronghttps://www.kitguru.net/peripherals/monitors/orestis-bastounis/asus-mg278q-freesync-game-monitor-review/"The Asus MG278Q is a 27-inch WQHD (2,560×1,440) TN gaming display that supports AMD FreeSync adaptive-sync technology. When in adaptive-sync mode, it’s capable of a wider frequency range than its IPS cousin, the MG279Q, as it can go from 35Hz all the way to 144Hz. "Some 144Hz monitors can't go beyond 75Hz in FreeSync mode, but THIS ONE CAN! Also worth pointing out the MG279Q actually goes to 90. https://techreport.com/news/28199/asus-144hz-mg279q-monitor-may-top-out-at-90hz-with-freesyncAnd that's a limit of IPS technology, NOT FreeSync technology."There’s one major difference though. The MG278Q is a TN panel, which means it can handle a wider range of FreeSync frequencies than any IPS panel can. The MG279Q supports FreeSync between 35Hz and 90Hz, while the MG278Q can go all the way to 144Hz when in FreeSync mode."


Re:edit as quote didn't work right

Thanks for providing some real feedback with data behind it. This is the kind of example I was looking for.
Is this considered a freesync 2.0 monitor then? Differing terminology is present across info about this tech. No official docs AMD side to be found. Not easily anyhow.

Re:IPS limit, my monitor, THE Asus PG279Q is an IPS panel and max 144hz. Even 165, apparently
asus.com/uk/…9Q/

G-sync appears to be active all the way from 30-144. The lower end of that is what consider most important, as where you dip towards 30 is where it becomes most useful. It makes gta 5 near maxxed out running at @1440p @30-50 fps in demanding areas feel very smooth

FAQ info from Asus below is still not crystal clear but indicates the range I mention above.
Note:, I cannot find an equivalent faq for the 279q but same module within, so pretty safe to assume same operating frequencies.
rog.asus.com/art…or/
"G-Sync is designed to smoothly accommodate all FPS between 30-144Hz".

Happy to be proven wrong on any of the above. Good healthy discussion like this helps buyers pick the tech that's right for them.
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