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Asus starts selling the 280Hz TUF Gaming VG279QM monitor

by Mark Tyson on 18 December 2019, 11:11

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Retail listings for a previously unseen eSports gaming monitor from Asus have started to appear in China. The monitor in question, the Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM is notable for a particularly speedy metric - it is one of the first 280Hz refresh screens we have seen advertised. In most other aspects this screen has middling specs. Unfortunately, the VG279QM is only listed online in China at the time of writing.

Understandably promotional material for the TUF Gaming VG279QM is headlined with that 280Hz figure. The refresh rate is supported by adaptive-sync and we can see from the various logos on the marketing imagery that you will be able to make use of VRR tech with either AMD Radeon GPUs that support it or Nvidia graphics cards which work with G-Sync Compatible displays.

The display panel used by this monitor has the following other key specifications:

  • 27-inch diagonal IPS-type display panel
  • 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • LED backlight
  • HDR400 support
  • Colour gamut 99 per cent sRGB
  • 178/178° viewing angles
  • 1000:1 static contrast
  • Max brightness of 400cdm2
  • Response time of 4ms / 1ms MPRT
  • 2x HDMI 2.0 and a DisplayPort 1.2 connection
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Adjustable stand supplied (height, swivel, tilt and portrait/landscape) but also VESA 100x100 compatible

Asus's new gaming monitor also supports ELMB-sync technology allowing for simultaneous use of VRR and blur reduction modes. Last and probably least there appears to be some aRGB lighting frills present on the monitor or stand.

On the Chinese retail site this Asus ROG monitor is currently listed at ¥3699 which is roughly GBP£400. I will update this article or comment when/if this monitor arrives in Europe or North America.

Source: TaoBao via TFT Central



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Brace yourself: dodgy infographics trying to convince you that super high refresh rates make a difference are coming! (I miss got, when it was good).

There are 12 frames on screen for every one you can perceive! I totally agree that having a few extra frames is helpful, but this is getting like men's razors now, at some point you do get diminishing returns. You've given up resolution and image quality for a 4ms frame time when you can't perceive much less than 40ms (total time not latency).
High refresh rates do make a massive difference in competitive gaming, and the jump from 60-144hz is rather large and obvious…if your graphics card can keep up.
The leap from 144-200hz though is much less noticeable, and again up to 240hz….I can imagine that diminishing returns will continue and the leap to 280hz isn't really going to make much difference. I can do 200hz on my monitor and hit the required FPS in CS:GO, and I cannot tell the difference once I get above 144hz….maybe some people can, but I am not convinced.

Combine that with pretty poor specs all round and a relatively high price for the specs and I think China can keep this one to themselves :)

LTT and Jayz2cents have done some really interesting tests on HRFR monitors, worth a look if you are interested in the difference it makes.
EN1R0PY
Brace yourself: dodgy infographics trying to convince you that super high refresh rates make a difference are coming! (I miss got, when it was good).

There are 12 frames on screen for every one you can perceive! I totally agree that having a few extra frames is helpful, but this is getting like men's razors now, at some point you do get diminishing returns. You've given up resolution and image quality for a 4ms frame time when you can't perceive much less than 40ms (total time not latency).

Blurbusters disagrees
https://www.blurbusters.com/4k-120hz-with-bonus-240hz-and-480hz-modes/

Getting to 480Hz would bring LCD's on par to CRT's we are still quite a number of years away from catching up to what we once had.
Back in the day when people i knew was on LCD screens, and i was still on my CRT.
Well i had a hard time looking at their BS screens as i was used to +200 FPS / +200 Hz, i had the same problems with early LCD TVs as i was looking at my CRT screen for most of the day.

It is only lately i have been able to digest LCD screens at 144 Hz, so lucky my CRT lasted as long as it did.
But yes, when it died i did look for a new CRT, but really it was not really happening for those by then.
Kato-2
Blurbusters disagrees
https://www.blurbusters.com/4k-120hz-with-bonus-240hz-and-480hz-modes/

Getting to 480Hz would bring LCD's on par to CRT's we are still quite a number of years away from catching up to what we once had.

And further to that: https://www.blurbusters.com/blur-busters-law-amazing-journey-to-future-1000hz-displays-with-blurfree-sample-and-hold/ from 2017.

10KHz in our lifetimes? Probably not (at least for average consumers)… 280Hz doesn't seem that impressive in comparison though ;-)

We're still in the Stone Age regarding displays, perhaps.