ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN, review of this gaming monitor
We begin today’s session with a review of the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQNan impressive monitor that combines a QHD resolution with a refresh rate of 360hz. Thanks to your 27 inch panel Ultrafast IPS, it is an ideal model for eSports players who want to take a step forward compared to the classic 24-inch FHD. In addition, it comes equipped with the G-Sync and Reflex Latency Analyzer technologies to make the most of and monitor its performance.
Technical specifications of the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN
|ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN|
595.968 x 335.232mm
|Resolution||2560 x 1440 pixels
Esports Extras pitch: 0.233mm
|Response time||1ms (GtG)|
|Glow||Typical: 400 nits
Peak HDR: 600 nits
|Vision angle||178º / 178º|
|color range||16.7 million colors
DCI-P3 at 98% / sRGB at 135%
VESA DisplayHDR 600 / HDR10
DisplayPort 1.4 DSC
3.5mm jack headphone output
2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (USB-B hub)
|Medium||Tilt: -5º to +20º
Rotation: -25º to +25º
|Others||Nvidia Reflex Latency Analyzer
RGB Aura Sync lighting
blue light filter
|Dimensions||With stand: 614 x 408-508 x 255mm
Without stand: 614 x 367 x 90mm
Packaging and Accessories
We begin the review of ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN facing a large and robust cardboard box with the usual aesthetics of the ROG family combining black and red colors. This shows your desEsports Extrason both sides, but little extra information.
Inside, the monitor is perfectly protected by a thick foam frame that also organizes the accessories.
On the one hand we find the documentation, while on the other we find a pack of ROG stickers and a calibration report which certifies the good colorimetry of this monitor.
On the other hand, we find the base of the base ready to be placed with two manual screws and a 180W current transformer with its power cable.
And finally, we find ourselves before a set of cables that includes a display porta HDMIa USB for the hub.
ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN
After placing the base of the base, we continue the review of the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN facing the monitor itself on our work table. We are faced with a model manufactured in black plastic matte that offers a fairly simple and elegant front design, except for the ROG logo and the base that are much more aggressive, more matching the back side.
Its base allows height adjustment with a travel of 100 mm, inclination between -5º and +20º, in rotation on the vertical in -25º to +25º and in rotation on the horizontal from 0º to 90º, that is, put it vertically. offers some dimensions of 614 x 408-508 x 255 mm with the basewhich are reduced to 614 x 367 x 90 mm without it, probably when we use a VESA 100 compatible mount. In the same way, its weight is 8.4 kg with the base, down to 4.8 kg without it.
Specifically, the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN offers a dashboard 27 inches in format 16:9 with a 2560 x 1440 Esports Extras QHD resolution. But the great novelty in a model of this resolution is that it offers a refresh rate of 360 Hz thanks to its panel Ultrafast IPS state-of-the-art that also offers a response time of 1 ms(GtG). Obviously, it is compatible with the G-Sync technology to take advantage of every last frame generated, especially when we cannot reach those 360 Hz in a stable way.
On the other hand, the panel specifies a contrast ratio of 1000:1a typical brightness 400 nits and a maximum brightness in HDR content of 600 nits what are they worth to get the VESA DisplayHDR 600 certified. In addition, it promises 98% DCI-P3 color palette coverage and 135% sRGB coverage.
We turn the monitor to find a very aggressive rear in which the ROG logo with RGB lighting. We can configure this from the monitor itself or from the ASUS Aura software, as desired.
In the lower left corner, right from the front, we find a joystick and 4 buttons that allow us to control the OSD menu, quite well organized. In this, the inclusion of the NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer function stands out, which, as its name suggests, allows us to analyze the latency from the moment we press the main mouse button until an effect is displayed on the screen.
ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN connectivity
The connectivity of the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN It is located on the lower edge of it and has, in addition to the power connector and the Kensington lock, numerous connectors. On one hand we have 3 HDMI 2.0 video inputs and one DisplayPort 1.4 DSCwhile on the other we have an exit 3.5mm TRS jack for headphone output and a USB-B hub that offers 2 USB 3.2 Gen1 portsone marked in red indicating that it is the one that allows the measurement of mouse latency.
ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN tests
We connect the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN to our test equipment via cable display port included to start enjoying the benefits that this monitor offers us.
Accustomed to a 27-inch UHD screen, going down to a QHD resolution becomes obvious, although it is just and necessary to satisfy most users. However, if you come from a higher level, the best definition will be evident, although nothing is poorly defined for that reason. In addition, we have a viewing angle of up to 178º, which is perfect.
We have analyzed the colorimetry of the In the aspect of the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN with our calibrator spyder5 to see how much of the different palettes it can cover. According to our tests, which are reflected in the following image, covers 100% sRGB space, 92% DCI-P3 and 88% AdobeRGB.
As we can see in the previous comparison, this is a monitor that offers very good and reliable colors, being totally valid for professional editing, especially if we use the DCI-P3 color spectrum.
We have also analyzed the brightness level throughout the panel, obtaining a result of 340 nits that is far from the promised 400, but it is what usually happens with all monitors. In any case, higher intensity peaks are expected with HDR content.
In the same way, we must emphasize that it does not offer any major defect in terms of backlighting, no traces of bleeding, glowing or clouding with the brightness at maximum and the room in the dark.
But the most important thing in the review of the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN it’s obviously its gaming performance, as that’s what it was designed for. It is in this world where we will take advantage of your 360 refresh rate hz and his response time 1ms (GtG)parameters that together with the technology G-Sync They will make playing on it a delight. Obviously, we need a graphics card capable of generating high FPS for this to be a reality, although even with an RTX 4090 we’ll only get those rates in competitive titles like CS:GO, fortnite either Valorant. However, in demanding titles, we will take advantage of every last frame that our graphics card is capable of generating.
Latency with LDAT
As we discussed earlier, the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN technology offers NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer to analyze system latency. In our case, for the comparison to be correct, we have used the NVIDIA LDAT tool, which is nothing more than the same system but external.
In this way, we have analyzed the latency from when the mouse button is pressed and a signal is displayed on the screen, read an explosion when firing. As we can see in the following comparison, this monitor offers sensational performance in this regard, especially considering its QHD resolution, in which until now it was impossible to see 360 Hz.
We conclude the review of the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN highlighting that we are facing a clear evolution in the market for gaming monitors focused, above all, on eSports. It was time to put the FHD resolution aside and not have to sacrifice 360 Hz, because with the new RTX 4000 it was already possible to generate such high FPS rates at a QHD resolution. That is why the combination of a QHD resolution with 360 Hz makes this monitor one of the best options to consider when buying a model fully dedicated to playing at the highest level, although we can even use it for editing due to the great quality of your Ultrafast IPS panel.
We can already find for sale the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN around €1,275more than double that of the 170 Hz XG27AQ itself. It is the price to pay for an exceptional monitor for ultra-demanding gamers.
|+||Premium desEsports Extrasand finishes|
|+||Exceptional combination of QHD resolution and 360 Hz|
|+||Compatible with NVIDIA G-Sync and Reflex Analyzer|
|+||Excellent colors, suitable even for design|
|+||2-port USB 3.2 Gen1 hub|
|+||fully adjustable support|
|+||Very comfortable and complete OSD menu|
|–||very high price|
|–||No HDMI 2.1|
from the The Computer Tinkerer we grant him the Gold Award to monitor ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN.