ASUS today announced the launch of what it claims to be the world’s fastest gaming monitor, the 27-inch ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM, alongside a smaller ASUS VP249QGR 144Hz, 1ms monitor.
“World’s Fastest Gaming Monitor”
ASUS’ TUF Gaming VG279QM features an ultra-fast 280Hz, 1ms response time at Full HD Resolution at an astonishing 1000:1 contrast ratio, and equipped with ASUS’ Extreme Low Motion Blur (ELMB) Sync, which is also compatible with NVIDIA’s G-SYNC technology.
With the TUF VG279QM, ASUS introduces its latest FastIPS technology, which “employs high-speed liquid-crystal elements that switch up to 4X faster than conventional IPS panels.” While traditional IPS displays commonly feature relatively slower gray-to-gray (GTG) response time, ASUS claims this technology allows for a true 1ms GTG response time. Couple that with the fact that the VG279QM has an upstanding 99% sRGB color coverage, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, and DisplayHDR 400 certification, and you’ve certainly got a monitor with promising performance. We’ll have to check it out in person to appreciate it, though.
Gaming monitor on a budget
Meanwhile, ASUS’ lower-end offering with the VP249QGR features a lower 144Hz refresh rate, but still keeps with the 1ms response time and allows for an adaptive sync technology (via FreeSync), which should allow it to still work with NVIDIA’s implementation of G-SYNC on GeForce GTX 10-series and RTX 20-series video cards.
Although on the lower-end side, the VP249QGR still retains some of the features of the VG279QM, including ASUS’ Extreme Low Motion Blur (ASUS ELMB) technology–further reducing the chance of ghosting and unwanted blur in fast-paced games. ASUS says that this is best used with graphics cards that can push upwards of 85fps for best results, however.
Both the ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM and the ASUS VP249QGR are now available in stores nationwide, with the TUF Gaming monitor going on sale for Php 24,090.00, while the VP249QGR sits at Php 10,490.00.