What happened? For those who want to play at a super-high refresh rate but prefer 1440p resolutions to 1080p, Asus has launched a monitor that should meet those needs. The Asus ROG Strix XG27AQMR not only boasts a 27-inch QHD panel, but can also reach a 300Hz native refresh rate. If that’s not impressive enough, it also has DisplayHDR 600 certification.
Asus’ latest monitor builds the ROG Strix XG27AQM, with the same resolution and a 270Hz overclocked refresh rate. The R at the end of the latest model name stands for the faster, 300Hz native refresh rate.
Both generations of monitors use a fast IPS panel, but the newer version’s Grey-to-Gray response time is 1ms, fractionally slower than the old model’s 0.5ms. time. The ROG Strix XG27AQMR boasts DisplayHDR 600 certification, better than its predecessor’s DisplayHDR 400 rating, although the average brightness remains unchanged at 350 nits.
Other features of the Asus ROG Strix XG27AQMR include support for Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium adaptive-sync technologies, which can be enabled together with ELMB Sync, a low-motion-blur technology that is said to by Asus that eliminates ghosting and tearing for sharpness. visuals and high frame rate while playing.
The usual Asus gaming features are also available, including GameFast Input technology, Dynamic Shadow Boost, GameVisual, and Asus Gaming HDR mode.
The monitor has 97% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut and 120% sRGB coverage. It is also pre-calibrated at the factory and comes with a factory calibration report.
Port-wise, buyers get a DisplayPort 1.4 input, two HDMI 2.0, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Asus has not revealed pricing or availability details for the ROG Strix XG27AQMR. The previous non-R version was available for around $649.99, so one can imagine that this upgraded model will cost quite a bit more. It should be cheaper than the Asus ROG Swift PG27AQN, our pick for the best overall 1440p gaming monitor, which is 1440p@360Hz and has a price tag of around $1,200.