Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQ3A ELMB Sync Monitor with QHD and 180Hz

Asus has recently unveiled its latest gaming monitor, the TUF Gaming VG27AQ3A. This 27-inch monitor boasts an IPS panel with WQHD resolution (2560×1440 pixels), offering a refresh rate of up to 180Hz and HDR10 support. However, with a specified brightness of only 250 cd/m² (typ.), it’s important to keep realistic expectations regarding HDR performance.

Asus VG27AQ3A 27-inch 180Hz gaming monitor

The datasheet indicates a 1 ms gray change, 8-bit color depth, 130 percent sRGB, and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. The monitor’s power consumption stands at 35 watts, which could be optimized with a more practical brightness setting. The built-in speakers, rated at 2 watts each, may only serve for system sounds.

To prevent tearing, FreeSync Premium and G-Sync-compatible Adaptive Sync technologies are employed. The ELMB Sync functionality combines these technologies to reduce motion blur effectively. Additional gaming features include a black stabilizer, an fps display, crosshair overlays, and variable overdrive.

As for connectivity, the monitor comes with two HDMI 2.0 inputs (WQHD at max. 144 Hz), a DisplayPort 1.4 (WQHD at max. 180 Hz), and a headphone output. However, it lacks USB ports. The monitor offers tilt and rotation adjustments, along with VESA mount compatibility (100 x 100 mm), a blue light filter, and a flicker-free backlight.

The dimensions of the VG27AQ3A are 615 x 367 x 54 mm (W x H x D), and it weighs 3.6 kg without the stand.

Price and release date

You can find the Asus VG27AQ3A 27-inch IPS gaming monitor listed on Adorama.com for $249.

Updated on September 5, 2023: Asus VG27AQ3A gaming monitor is now available on Newegg.com for $244.99 and $249 on Bhphotovideo.com.

Asus VG27AQ3A specifications

Asus VG27AQ3A 27-inch 180Hz gaming monitor
  • Display: 27-inch Fast IPS panel, Non-Glare
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Display Viewing Area (H x V): 596.74 x 335.66 mm
  • Viewing Angle (CR≧10, H/V) : 178°/ 178°
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.233mm
  • Resolution: 2560 x 1440 (QHD)
  • Color Space (sRGB): 130%
  • Brightness (Typ.): 250cd/㎡
  • Contrast Ratio (Typ.): 1000:1
  • Display Colors: 16.7M
  • Response Time: 1ms (GTG)
  • Refresh Rate (Max): 180Hz
  • Features: HDR10, Flicker-free, Trace Free Technology, GameVisual, Color Temp. Selection (4 modes), GamePlus, HDCP 2.2, Extreme Low Motion Blur, ELMB Sync, Adaptive-Sync, Freesync Premium, G-Sync compatible, Variable Overdrive, GameFast Input technology, Shadow Boost, DisplayWidget Center, Low Blue Light, Kensington Lock
  • Audio: 2W x 2 Speakers
  • Ports: DisplayPort 1.4 x 1 (HBR2), HDMI(v2.0) x 2, Earphone Jack
  • Stand: Tilt (+20° ~ -5°), Swivel (+20° ~ -20°)
  • VESA Mount: 100 x 100 mm
  • Dimensions: 615 x 455 x 214 mm (with stand)
  • Weight: 4.6 Kg (with stand)

In addition to the VG27AQ3A, Asus has also released the TUF Gaming VG279Q3A, a 27-inch 1080p monitor specially designed for gamers. This monitor features an IPS panel with Full HD resolution (1920×1080 pixels) and boasts an impressive maximum refresh rate of 180Hz, along with DisplayHDR 400 certification. It offers a contrast ratio of 1000:1, an 8-bit color depth, and a typical brightness of 250 cd/m². Priced at $199, it presents an enticing option for gaming enthusiasts.

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