Asus Rog Strix XG279Q Review

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A large color gamut, fast response time, and Freesync support were praised by the ASUS ROG Strix XG279Q’s reviewers. Critics agreed it’s a serious gamer’s monitor. The main flaws are bad black uniformity, input lag at 60Hz, and low contrast ratio.


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Product Snapshot


The ASUS ROG Strix XG279Q is the brand’s mid-level model released in 2020. It promises to deliver better color accuracy than other mid-level models thanks to its 100% coverage of the sRGB color space and its high-level HDR color coverage. It also has a higher refresh rate than its competitor, the LG 27GL850-B, at 170Hz, making it higher than the finest 120Hz gaming monitors. It’s an excellent monitor for those seeking a high-performance gaming monitor with all the associated features. In addition, the ASUS ROG Strix XG279Q has excellent SDR peak brightness, a quality build, and Freesync, G-Sync, and Adaptive-Sync technology. Keep reading our ASUS ROG Strix XG279Q review, and don’t forget to check out the best-rated computer monitors available now.


our Verdict

The ASUS ROG Strix XG279Q is a great choice for gamers. It has a fast response time, supports both Freesync and G-Sync, and has a wide color gamut. Plus, it has good peak brightness and viewing angles. The only downsides are its poor black uniformity, high input lag at 60Hz, and low contrast ratio.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Great Response Time
  • Supports Both Freesync and G-Sync
  • Good Peak Brightness
  • Good Viewing Angles
  • Large Color Gamut

Reason to Avoid

  • Bad Black Uniformity
  • Input Lag Increases at 60Hz
  • Low Contrast Ratio

Asus Rog Strix XG279Q Specs

Display TypeLCD
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeFast IPS
Refresh Rate170 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyG-Sync

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Test Results

Brightness (nits)403.68
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)1,095.9
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)87.615
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)130
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)79.6
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)100
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)67.9
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)26.4
Response Time (ms)3.8
Reflections % (Total Reflections)4.8
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)35
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)34
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)28
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)28

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  • Rtings

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    The ASUS XG279Q is a solid 27″ 1440p 144Hz IPS gaming monitor with a quick… Read More


    Christian Eberle
  • Tom’s Hardware

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    The ASUS ROG Strix XG279Q is a great monitor for most uses. It offers excellent… Read More


    Thomas Hervieu
  • Display Ninja

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    The Asus ROG Strix XG279Q needs a bit of tweaking to achieve the best possible… Read More


    Rob Shafer

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