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    Asus MG278Q FreeSync Monitor

    A 144Hz and 1440p panel with a super-fast 1ms response time.
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    Re: Asus MG278Q FreeSync Monitor

    Very tempted. A 27" monitor would be rather hard to hide from the wife mind, and at over £400 she would certainly kill me, but that looks like the monitor I want

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    Re: Asus MG278Q FreeSync Monitor

    How does a TN screen suffer from a touch of IPS glow?

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    Re: Asus MG278Q FreeSync Monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    How does a TN screen suffer from a touch of IPS glow?
    A poor choice of wording on my behalf (derp). The corners do have a noticeable "IPS-type" glow when viewing a dark screen in a fairly dark environment . It's not quite backlight-bleed though so "IPS glow" is the best way it can be described.
    Last edited by RyanM; 31-07-2015 at 05:39 PM.

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    Re: Asus MG278Q FreeSync Monitor

    Apart from pro gamers, would anyone notice a difference between 4ms and 1ms ?

    Nice monitor, but I'm going for the 40" Philips 4K set. I've been using a 40" 1080p TV for ages since I broke my monitor (god damn fifa and my temper...) and I just don't wanna go back to the small screen. The quality sucks and the input lag is huge, but you just can't beat big-screen gaming

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    Re: Asus MG278Q FreeSync Monitor

    I just brought the MG279Q (Two weeks ago) so I got a little scared when I saw this article, thinking I might have missed out on a massive upgrade. But thankfully, I'm happy with the sacrifice of a few milliseconds of response time for the superior IPS display. -Phew-

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    Re: Asus MG278Q FreeSync Monitor

    There is an error in this review, the Freesync on this is 35Hz-144Hz, the reviewer here says the low end is 40Hz, but it is actually 35Hz just like the MG279Q but where as the MG279Q can only go up to 90Hz this one can hit 144Hz with Freesync. Digital Signal Frequency : 51.2~221.97KHz(H) / 35~144Hz , see Asus website and look up the specs for the MG278Q. I would post the URL but I'm a new member to this forum so I can't . Also there is another review that has the correct specs kitguru.net.

    I bought one of these on Oct 1st. So far I like it other than trying to get used to a TN display over a IPS display again. I had switched to IPS a couple years ago with the Asus PG278Q. Its definitely the best looking TN display I have owned over my past 27 year of gaming . I still have the IPS PB278Q which I use as my dual monitor. But this new display is very nice for gaming, the Freesync is great when it works. I find there are a few bugs where it doesn't kick in form time to time because of tabbing out of games and so on. You have to run in full screen. I have 2 Asus ROG R290X cars so I am happy they finally added the Crossfire support. One of the reasons I waited a while before I got a monitor with Freesync. The onscreen FPS counter is nice for showing when Freesync isn't working as it will just sit at the games refresh rate setting when its not working. So if you have a game set to 2560x1440 at 144Hz it will just site at 144Hz when Freesync isn't working. An example of this is SWTOR. When I start up that game it works OK with Freesync until I tab out of the game and tab back in, then it stops working and the monitor will sit at 144 even though the games FPS might be a 100.

    Hope this helps anyone looking to buy this.

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