ASUS Announces ROG Strix XG27WQ Gaming Monitor: 27-Inch, 165 Hz VA Panel with 1 Ms Response Time

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ASUS has launched its latest gaming monitor, the ROG Strix XG27WQ, which carries a feature set that – while not revolutionary – should tick most gamers’ boxes.

This is a 27-inch, WQHD (2560 x 1440) curved VA panel with a 165 Hz native refresh rate and 1 ms response time. It also supports AMD’s FreeSync Premium Pro for smooth, tear-free gameplay, and is DisplayHDR 400 certified for true 8-bit color quality and a peak luminance of 400 cd/m2. (Contrast ratio is 3,000:1.)

The ultra-fast, 1-ms response time is made possible by ASUS’s exclusive Extreme Low Motion Blur Technology, which eliminates blur by switching off the backlight in between refreshes.

ASUS hasn’t revealed the XG27WQ’s pricing, but being a ROG Strix product, it’ll probably be sold at a relative premium.

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  • 27-inch WQHD (2560×1440) curved gaming monitor with ultrafast 165Hz refresh rate designed for professional gamers and immersive gameplay
  • ASUS Extreme Low Motion Blur (ELMB ™) technology enables a 1ms response time (MPRT) together with Adaptive-sync, eliminating ghosting and tearing for sharp gaming visuals with high frame rates.
  • FreeSync™ Premium Pro technology to eliminate screen tearing and choppy frame rates
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology with professional color gamut delivers contrast and color performance that meets
  • DCI-P3 color gamut and DisplayHDR™ 400 certification
  • Supports both Adaptive-Sync with NVIDIA GeForce* graphics cards and Freesync™ Premium with AMD graphics cards. *Compatible with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series, GTX 16 series, RTX 20 series and newer graphics cards

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