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BEST 4K MONITOR OUT THERE WITH G SYNC IF YOU WANT SMOOTH GAMEPLAY
4K, IPS, Gsync... what else you want?
Excellent monitor! I never played games in 4K until now and the graphics are amazing. There are easy settings to use on the right back side. I did need to turn on V-sync for some games even though the G-sync was supposed to take care of the tearing, but it's just a matter of programming I'm guessing. It didn't take long to set up and figure out the correct settings for certain games.
Really great gaming 4k monitor even on my old 1080 this thing with Gsync made it seem like there was no FPS loss what so ever.
Games are getting more and more detailed and 4K gaming is demanding on even the best hardware so expecting a constant 60 FPS in every single game is naive. Not wanting to compromise on graphical detail, I looked into G-SYNC monitors to help promote smoother gameplay. There are very few monitors that meet that criteria and, being an ASUS fan-boy, I was able to narrow down the last couple of options till I arrived at the ASUS PG27AQ. I am in love with this monitor. With a 60 Hz refresh rate, it’s definitely not for everybody, but it was exactly what I was looking for. With my job I sit behind a computer screen enough as it is so the blue light filter was nice touch that I’m sure my eyes will thank me for later. The best part is that Newegg had an incredible deal that brought the price down to just below the prices of competing monitors – I didn’t have to deal with the premium you would usually pay for ASUS products.
This monitor is excellent, the display is crisp, the price is a lot better than it used to be, but is still quite the premium.
Seeing as there are only 2 options in this segment, you can't go wrong with either ASUS or Acer, the real issues lie in the quality control. Backlight bleed (not to be confused with IPS glow) is still a major issue for these IPS monitors across all companies, and it is as many say, a "panel lottery" to get a properly functioning unit. I got lucky with this unit, but it is sadly not uncommon to go through 2-3.
Apart from that QC issue, the 60hz is solid and with the help of G-Sync and Fast-Sync, games can run at frames ranging from 50-80 at 4K and look buttery smooth. I would recommend this for 4K Gamers.
Although, there is a 144hz version now in the PG27UQ, but until they advance the Displayport to help make HDR at 144hz possible and lower the price from $2500 CAD, I wouldn't recommend this for 4K gaming at the moment.