Well-known motherboard and notebook manufacturer, Taiwanese company ASUS has just refreshed its new top gaming display. The new model features a 27” diagonal size and a popular TN display panel.
What makes ASUS
’ VG278HE gaming monitor different is its support for 3D images and video with Nvidia’s 3D Vision 2 technology.
The user will need Nvidia
’s 3D glasses to enjoy the technology, as the monitor is a non-stereoscopic 3D display.
What makes ASUS
’ VG278HE gaming monitor unique is the 144 Hz panel refresh rate. The VG278HE is the first 27” PC monitor with this ability that we know of, and it also features a 2 milliseconds response time.
VG278HE comes with rich connectivity and is fitted on the back with a HDMI 1.4 connector, Dual-link DVI-D port, and the classic D-Sub 15.
The Dual-link DVI-D is needed for the very fast 144Hz refresh rate and the HDMI 1.4 connector simply wouldn’t be enough.
Users could simultaneously connect VG278HE to Full HD Blu-ray Disc players and various HD playback devices, as it also features two 6-watt speakers.
also touts Advanced Dual-Side LCD Driving Technology and claims that this will reduce LCD charging time to further prevent mura, ghosting, and bright-line effects, but we have a hard time finding some documentation on what Dual-Side LCD Driving technically is.
The brightness level is rated at 300 cd/sqm and dynamic ASUS
Smart Contrast Ratio can reach a staggering 50 million to 1.
The 170/160 H/V viewing angles are consistent with a TN panel and we also need to mention that the rated 2ms response time is GTG (grey to grey) not BTB (black to black).
There is no information available on pricing yet, but the monitor should be available in the next few months.