[SOLVED] Is it worth it to upgrade the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q???

alexbeast

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I just bought a new rig and I’ve had this monitor for a long time now but I’m not too knowledgeable about new 1440p displays. How does this model hold up in 2021 and is it worth it to upgrade to a new 1440p panel? I know this monitor doesn’t have HDR but I wouldn’t think only that would justify an upgrade. Im looking for a 1440p IPS panel with at least 144hz (if 240 is actually worth it I would consider it). Also a lot of people are getting these ultra wide monitors I don’t get what the hype is about it doesn’t look appealing to me

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How does this model hold up in 2021
what exactly are you looking for?
you've got 1440p, G-Sync, 165Hz IPS.

the only difference you will find in a newer model would be HDR, a faster response time, or possibly a larger display.
if you are happy with the screen size, aren't experiencing any noticeable latency, and aren't desperate for HDR what more are you looking to achieve?
a lot of people are getting these ultra wide monitors I don’t get what the hype is
ultrawide is much better than using multiple small displays.
21:9 offers much better field of view in any modern game.
much better immersion with more of your field of vision filled.
also 32:9 super-ultrawide options available with an extreme curve for surround view.

but opinions vary.
there's still some out there that would rather game on a tiny 24" or small 27" screen at low resolutions.
and others that would rather sit a foot away from a 55" 4K screen.
 
How does this model hold up in 2021
what exactly are you looking for?
you've got 1440p, G-Sync, 165Hz IPS.

the only difference you will find in a newer model would be HDR, a faster response time, or possibly a larger display.
if you are happy with the screen size, aren't experiencing any noticeable latency, and aren't desperate for HDR what more are you looking to achieve?
a lot of people are getting these ultra wide monitors I don’t get what the hype is
ultrawide is much better than using multiple small displays.
21:9 offers much better field of view in any modern game.
much better immersion with more of your field of vision filled.
also 32:9 super-ultrawide options available with an extreme curve for surround view.

but opinions vary.
there's still some out there that would rather game on a tiny 24" or small 27" screen at low resolutions.
and others that would rather sit a foot away from a 55" 4K screen.
 

punkncat

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ultrawide is much better than using multiple small displays.


but opinions vary.
there's still some out there that would rather game on a tiny 24" or small 27" screen at low resolutions.
and others that would rather sit a foot away from a 55" 4K screen.
Funny enough, it seems there are a pretty vocal group of YT folks that are going back towards the smaller screen due to "tired neck".
 

larsv8

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I had the PG279Q, but I upgraded to the LG CX OLED 48

I think this was the only display that was worthy of the upgrade.

Need a while for new cord standards to catch up.

Until 4k 240 hz, and 8k 120hz become achievable (Along with GPUs that can handle that), the PG279Q is baller.
 
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alexbeast

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what exactly are you looking for?
you've got 1440p, G-Sync, 165Hz IPS.

the only difference you will find in a newer model would be HDR, a faster response time, or possibly a larger display.
if you are happy with the screen size, aren't experiencing any noticeable latency, and aren't desperate for HDR what more are you looking to achieve?
ultrawide is much better than using multiple small displays.
21:9 offers much better field of view in any modern game.
much better immersion with more of your field of vision filled.
also 32:9 super-ultrawide options available with an extreme curve for surround view.

but opinions vary.
there's still some out there that would rather game on a tiny 24" or small 27" screen at low resolutions.
and others that would rather sit a foot away from a 55" 4K screen.
I guess you're right I just thought maybe there was new tech to make 1440p displays better in some way that im not aware of I think im just gonna hold off and wait to see what comes down the pipeline
 
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The ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q is indeed a very good monitor in terms of multimedia use. The high resolution, 100% SRGB color space coverage and good color rendering ensure a compelling experience.
 
Jul 27, 2021
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The ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q is indeed a very good monitor in terms of multimedia use. The high resolution, 100% SRGB color space coverage, and good color rendering ensure a compelling experience.
 
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