ASUS releases WQHD monitor at 144 Hz

ASUS releases WQHD monitor at 144 Hz

ASUS has announced the new MG279Q monitor, which was first mentioned at CES 2015 back in January. Back then the monitor impressed with support for DisplayPort 1.2a with Adaptive Sync but there wasn’t much else to it.

Now ASUS has surprised customers by announcing that the MG279Q supports AMD FreeSync, making it the company’s first display with support for this technology. In addition to this the MG279Q is the first and only IPS monitor at WQHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels) that sports 144 Hz of peak refresh rate. Thus the new ASUS monitor combines all latest tech features that are perfect for gaming.

AMD’s FreeSync technology eliminates screen tearing, which usually happens while playing graphics intensive games. The reason behind this unpleasant phenomenon is that the refresh rate of the monitor is out of sync with the frames that are being produced by the graphics card that sits behind it. In a few words AMD solves this problem by allowing the graphics card to control the refresh rate of the monitor. As a result gamers do not see any screen tearing.

As to the MG279Q, it is expected to be in stores very soon. No word on pricing, though.


Related posts

ZOWIE GEAR unveils the G-TF speed mouse pad

The first ZOWIE GEAR's G-TF mousepad which is developed in cooperation with Swedish Counter-Strike player Abdisamad ‘SpawN’ Mohamed was announced back in 2009. Now the company introduces a new version of their popular mouse pad, the G-TF speed. The pad measures 440 x 320 x 2 mm and uses the...

New Specialized Intel® Atom™ Processor Targets Cars, Internet Phones

Advancing innovation around the Intel® Atom™ processor with a goal to target additional market segments, Intel Corporation today announced four unique versions of processors and two new system controller hub additions to the company’s "embedded" business division product line-up. The new...

Sony might create watch out of e-paper

Sony might create watch out of e-paper

The mighty Japanese tech company Sony has shared its plans for 2015 and beyond. Forced by costs that are getting out of control the company plans to cut down its poorly performing TV and smartphone models and increase profits in the near future. At the same time Sony plans to present a few new...

Leave a comment