Displays

Today ASUS announced a new monitor targeted at the gaming market. The ASUS MG278Q is a 27" TN panel with a resolution of 2560x1440 and a 144Hz refresh rate. In the chart below you can see further information about the monitor and its specifications. ASUS MG278Q Resolution 2560x1440 Refresh Rate 144Hz Panel Size 27" Peak Brightness 350nits Response Time 1ms (GtG) Viewing Angle (H/V) 170° / 160° Inputs / Outputs 1 x DisplayPort 1.2 1 x Dual-link DVI 1 x HDMI 2.0 1 x HDMI 1.4 1 x 3.5mm audio 3 x USB 3.0 (1 upstream 2 downstream) Color Depth 16.7 million colors (Likely 6bit+AFRC) Dimensions 625 x 563 x 233mm (with stand) Being a gaming-oriented display, the MG278Q's focus is on a low response time and a high refresh rate rather than color accuracy. Since it's a TN panel it's likely that the panel has a native 6bit...

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