AMD’s FreeSync Premium Pro certification promises quite a lot when it comes to features and quality, but unfortunately there are less than a dozen of such displays available on the market today. Thankfully, that market will be getting one more entry courtesy of ASUS, who recently announced its second FreeSync Premium Pro monitor, the ROG Strix XG27WQ. Touting support for superior capabilities, the 27-inch monitor is one of the most feature-packed FreeSync Premium Pro monitors to date, and it promises to be less expensive than some of its larger rivals.

The ASUS ROG Strix XG27WQ monitor relies on a curved 27-inch VA panel with a 2560×1440 resolution. All together, the monitor offers a peak brightness of 450 nits, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, 178°/178° horizontal/vertical viewing angles, a 1 ms MPRT response time, and a 165 Hz maximum refresh rate. The LCD offers one DisplayPort 1.2 inputs and two HDMI 2.0 to connect to its host and also has a dual-port USB 3.0 hub along with a headphone output.

AMD mandates FreeSync Premium Pro (previously FreeSync 2) monitors to support a wide variable refresh rate range (48 – 144 Hz or 48 – 165 Hz in case of the  XG27WQ), feature Low Framerate Compensation, be capable of low-latency tone mapping to the monitor’s native color space, meet HDR brightness and and contrast requirements roughly equivalent to DisplayHDR 500, and reproduce at least 90% of the DCI-P3 color gamut (92% in the ROG's case). The capabilities of the ASUS ROG Strix XG27WQ monitor actually exceed AMD’s requirements, which makes it a rather potent choice for gamers.

In addition to VESA’s Adaptive-Sync/AMD’s FreeSync VRR, the display also supports ASUS’s Extreme Low Motion Blur (ELMB) that makes fast-paced scenes look sharper even when a variable refresh rate technology is enabled. The ROG Strix XG27WQ also supports a variety of genre-specific game modes, ASUS's Shadow Boost feature to make dark scenes look brighter, and enhancements like crosshair overlay for easier targeting in FPS titles.

Since we are dealing with an ASUS ROG-branded monitor, the model Strix XG27WQ not only features a stand that can adjust height, tilt, and swivel, but also one that has Aura Sync addressable RGB lighting as well as a projector that projects a logotype onto the table below.

  General Specifications
Panel 27" VA
Native Resolution 2560 × 1440
Maximum Refresh Rate 165 Hz
Response Time 1 ms MPRT
Brightness 450 cd/m² (peak)
Contrast 3000:1
Backlighting LED
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Curvature 1500R
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Color Gamut 125% sRGB/BT.709
92% DCI-P3
DisplayHDR Tier 400
Dynamic Refresh Rate Tech AMD FreeSync Premium Pro
DisplayPort: 48 - 165 Hz
HDMI: 48 - 144 Hz
Pixel Pitch 0.2331 mm²
Pixel Density 108 PPI
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort 1.2
2 × HDMI 2.0
Audio 3.5 mm output
USB Hub 2 × USB 3.0 Type-A connectors
1 × USB 3.0 Type-B input
Stand Swivel: -50° ~ +50°
Tilt: -5° ~ +20°
Height: 100 mm
VESA: 100x100

Finally, it's worth keeping in mind that ASUS sometimes formally introduces its products well ahead of their actual release date. As things currently stand, the company has not revealed anything about an actual launch date or pricing for ROG Strix XG27WQ, so it remains to be seen when the monitor will actually hit the streets.

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Source: ASUS (via Hermitage Akihabara)

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  • godrilla - Thursday, April 2, 2020 - link

    Just put some rgb on last gen tech and sell at premium rinse repeat.
  • Renado - Monday, April 6, 2020 - link

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  • lilkwarrior - Monday, April 6, 2020 - link

    Monitor manufacturers have been cutthroat emptying out their 27" inventory instead of pursuing much more modern displays at higher sizes for 4K+ use cases.

    A new gen of consoles will help push the TV panel to more standardize on such things towards monitors finally catching up.
  • inperfectdarkness - Monday, April 6, 2020 - link

    This. Can we please stop hyping stuff that should have debuted in the market circa 2007?
  • p1esk - Thursday, April 2, 2020 - link

    What happened to US release of XG27UQ? It's been out in Europe since December.
  • Ninhalem - Thursday, April 2, 2020 - link

    Damn this monitor ticks every box that I wanted in a monitor except for IPS, but I can live with that. Unfortunately I bet this monitor would slaughter my budget for 6 months.
  • Alistair - Thursday, April 2, 2020 - link

    Get the LG GL850, or put it side by side with this monitor. Don't make the mistake of a curved VA imo.
  • XiroMisho - Thursday, April 2, 2020 - link

    And I think we can call GSync displays dead now, as even the premium monitors are coming with Freesync.

    Finally. The nVidia tax on those monitors was the price of a second, slightly smaller monitor, most of the time.
  • Dantte - Thursday, April 2, 2020 - link

    Just bought a Gigabyte CV27Q, literally just showed up today... Same panel with only 2 differences that I can see:
    #1 400nit vs 450nit
    #2 AMD Freesync 2 HDR vs Freesync Pro

    Wonder why it took Asus almost a year to release the same panel?
  • mode_13h - Friday, April 3, 2020 - link

    AFAIK, Freesync Premium Pro is the new name for Freesync 2 HDR.

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