ASUS presents the ROG Swift PG27UQR and ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN with fast IPS panels
ASUS has announced the ROG Swift PG27UQR and the ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN, two 27-inch gaming monitors that will be available later this year. Neither monitor should be confused with the ROG Swift PG27UQ, which ASUS launched a few years ago. Instead, the ROG Swift PG27UQR succeeds the ROG Swift PG27UQ, while the ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN serves as a faster but lower resolution model.
Based on ASUS' naming schemes, the ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN is a QHD monitor. Unfortunately, ASUS has not provided any other details about the ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN yet, other than it will launch with a 360 Hz refresh rate mode. As far as we can tell, the pair rely on the same design. However, the ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN appears to have duller bronze accents than the ROG Swift PG27UQR.
As for the ROG Swift PG27UQR, ASUS has confirmed that it operates at 4K with a 160 Hz refresh rate. The company adds that the gaming monitor utilises an IPS panel that provides 1 ms GtG response times with 95% DCI-P3 colour space coverage, VESA DisplayHDR 600 compliance and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility. Predictably, the ROG Swift PG27UQR features DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.1 ports for gaming PCs, laptops and current-generation consoles.
According to ASUS, the monitor's two DisplayPort connections support Display Stream Compression (DSC). Similarly, the ROG Swift PG27UQR's twin HDMI ports offer full 48 Gbps bandwidth, meaning that they support HDMI VRR on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. Sadly, ASUS has not announced how much the ROG Swift PG27UQR will cost. Currently, ASUS has confirmed that the ROG Swift PG27UQR will be available in Q4 2022. By contrast, the ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN will also be available in Q4 2022, but only in North America. For some reason, ASUS is not yet forthcoming on a ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN release date in other markets.