Asus VG278Q Monitor Review : 27" 144hz Gaming Monitor

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This is a very brief and general review of the Asus VG278Q 144hz 27″ Gaming Monitor. The monitor has a lot of good features and is great for gaming. At $299, it’s tough to beat for a name brand 144hz, 1080p, 1ms monitor. It also has FreeSync if you’re running an AMD gpu. I will try to do a follow up video in a few weeks after I’ve spent some time with the monitor and gone through all the settings. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks!

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NZXT Kraken X62.2
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hey guys Nick here I'm going to try very quickly to give you a brief review on the asus v g2 7 8 q 144 hertz gaming monitor [Laughter] [Laughter] [Applause] my initial impressions it's a really nice package you know they give you the HDMI cable they give you a display port cable and they give you a DVI cable right in the box you also get a 3.5 millimeter audio cable does have built-in speakers it's the a Zeus VG 278 q 27-inch 144 Hertz one millisecond response does have I care it does have an anti flicker it has free sync if you do have an AMD card like I said I was able to get it for $2.99 as you can see here it does jump around sometimes it's around 350 I would definitely try to grab it when it's at the $2.99 price range the other monitors that I was looking at is the PG 248 Q this monitor about $100 more and it is AG sync monitor since I am running a gtx 1070 in this setup so curious to see how that makes a difference if it's any better maybe in the future I will do a review on the 248 q as well menu options you got a little joystick on the back when you click put you into the menu you got a bunch of different presets here scenery racing cinema RTS p.s sRGB in mo ba which is black and white so far I'm liking the RTS RPG mode FPS mode for you first-person shooters playing a lot of those games you got your different brightness levels you know contrast saturation color temps kin tone Smart View sharp mistress vivre vivid pixel a SCR adaptive sync and free sync for your AMD cards volume control for the built-in speakers again it does come with a DVI HDMI and DisplayPort cable I'm running it on the display port cable right now to get the highest in fresh rate different settings in here game visual demo Eco OSD language key lock information power indicator power key lock and we set and then your preset settings so you can save everything in there so I haven't really messed around with any of that yet you have quick access button here too for the different presets there and these features here which are kind of cool so if you want to put a crosshair right in the middle of your screen you can pick which one out of these four select that and if you're playing a first-person shooter game and it'll give you a crosshair that'll stay right in the middle of the screen and you also have a built-in frame counter up in the top left corner here you can move it around we're gonna go into assassins creed here all the settings on this are at like ultra maxed out and it's getting 76 frames per second and during the benchmark that I ran for this game that's exactly what it got 76 frames per second it's just so smooth I mean there's just no screen tearing or anything here the colors are nice and bright and vibrant and I haven't even really messed with any settings yes so you know there's definitely going to be proving here as well in case you're wondering there's a matte screen the frame is also a flat black it's pretty easily adjustable up and down it also you know can tilt go vertical I got my cables all hooked up in there right now pretty tight though so I might I don't think I'm gonna be able to really move it but you can turn it this way as well and then of course angled so nice little Zeus boot logo very good monitor for $2.99 I already ran a pixel test on it luckily there's no dead pixels so far I'm very happy with the quality of this mostly good reviews on Amazon I mean there's a couple bad ones see what the one-star says here every other day the monitor has an issue where it will not display whatever is in the display port you have to unplug the power from the monitor for about three seconds and then plug it back in then the monitor will work like normal for about a day but sometimes happens a few hours later just started about a year ago but happened less now it's all the time so it sounds like you probably should have returned it as soon as you got it yeah so a couple complaints here about horizontal lines showing up after a few weeks failed after a year DisplayPort dead after two months DisplayPort stopped working me in a few months dead after three months worked for one month and screen went black after six months of unit this screen blacks out and dies power supply problems keeps turning off so take that for what it is seems that there may be an issue with the display port on them it's what I'm running right now so we'll see how long mine hold ZUP I'm not too worried about it asus is pretty good about taking care of you when you need them to anyway so I would give this monitor probably four and a half stars out of five I mean it hits everywhere you need it to it's super fast it's got a good refresh rate I think the color is okay it could probably be a little bit better but again I haven't really messed with anything yet so you know that could change what I'll probably do is put this video up run the monitor for a couple days mess around with it and if I find anything horrible I'll come back and you know I'll make a follow-up video after I've had some time with the monitor and played some games on it and stuff but initial impressions it's definitely a good buy for $2.99 yes you can get some for a couple bucks less are they gonna be as good maybe the MSI I'm sure it's not bad but you know you're getting in a Zeus monitor that looks great works great you know just make sure you have your own speakers because you're not gonna be happy with the built-in speakers on the monitor I don't really know of any monitors out there that have very good speakers off the bat you know it's definitely worth the money if you guys have any specific questions about anything post up in the comments below and I'll be sure to answer them I wish I had more time to do a little more detailed video but I mean I'm pretty sure we covered the basics I would not feel bad about spending $300 on this monitor at all so if you can get it for that price go ahead jump on it and grab it if it's any more than $300 you might want to look somewhere else ms:i I think it was 269 you're getting a very similar monitor for that price so if it came down to it that that might be an option to to look at but I'm very happy with the purchase and yeah we'll see what happens over the next few days

Asus VG278Q Monitor Review : 27" 144hz Gaming Monitor

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  1. New information from NVidia about FreeSync monitors that may be GSync compatible: As of January 2019, Nvidia has broadened their variable refresh rate support for GTX 10 Series and newer GPUs. Nvidia now assesses Adaptive-Sync capable monitors (marketed as ‘FreeSync’ currently) and allows their compatible GPUs to use variable refresh rate technology when connected to monitors which meet their criteria. These are marked down as ‘G-SYNC compatible’. That is to say supports a G-SYNC like (Adaptive-Sync) experience for Nvidia users even though the monitor itself isn’t a G-SYNC model, specifically. Users may be able to make use of the variable refresh rate capabilities of Adaptive-Sync capable monitors that are not marked down as compatible. But there are no guarantees from Nvidia that the technology will work correctly (if at all) – we will, naturally, be testing this on models we review following release of the Nvidia drivers enabling the feature.

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  2. So i was about to buy this monitor because it is now gsync enable but upon searching for reviews i found out that this particular model has frame skipping issue if you go above 120hz which shows that this is actually a 120hz monitor not 144hz. if set refresh rate anything above 120hz its a stuttering mess

  3. ASUS VG279Q 27" Full HD 1080p IPS 144Hz 1ms (MPRT) DP HDMI DVI Eye Care Gaming Monitor with FreeSync/Adaptive Sync , Would this model be worth it it at $329.00, and would an R9 390 be enough for it?, my monitor just burnt out was thinking about buying this monitor, I'm not ready to upgrade my GPU yet as it is working fine, but this ASUS monitor looks awesome IPS/144hz/.

  4. Would you reccomend the 210 dollar msi G27C2 one this one or the viewsonic 2702 i might buy one for black friday(bezel size matters because i dont like big bezels)

  5. They sell this model at bestbuy… they have the best return policy… As long as you are within the return date, they dont question really anything… I dont worry about purchases of any kind there.

  6. Is there any way to remove the cable management cap? When the monitor is at the lowest height the cable gets pulled from the HDMI port, looks like it put stress on the port.
    Thanks in advance.

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