How do I setup Surround Gaming [for 3x PG278Q in triple monitor setup]?
My graphics card only has 1 DP: can I convert DVI/HDMI to DP?
Currently to enable surround [triple monitor] G-Sync you will need 3 GPUs in triple SLI configuration.
DVI-DL does not have the bandwidth to support 2560 x 1440 at 144 Hz.
We do not recommend using an HDMI to DP adapter as this is not qualified or supported in Nvidia drivers.
DP daisy chaining is also not supported a single WQHD, 144Hz G-Sync monitor needs all the bandwidth available on DP1.2 that a second monitor is not possible.
Viewing angles of a TN are always going to be narrow regardless of the panel quality, which again is simply a limitation of the pixel matrix. But TFT Central seemed pretty impressed with the colour quality and black point considering it is a TN. All they needed to change out of the box was the brightness, as at default settings it was already covering 99% of the sRGB gamut. It's sounding like this is the best TN panel ever made.I'm pretty interested in this monitor despite it being a TN because it is supposedly a full 8 bit panel. What is the verdict on the overall color reproduction and viewing angles?
Probably. I believe the max length for DP 1.2 cables to ensure QoS in the spec is 3 metres, but you can get DP cables that are 10 metres or longer. Since this monitor is probably using a lot of bandwidth, there is no guarantee that all of its features will work without issue if the cable is longer than 3 metres.So my computer is around 9-10 meters from my display and so far I've been using a DL DVI cable to power my U2713HM, do they even make 10meter displayport cables that work? Or am I SOL?
Viewing angles of a TN are always going to be narrow regardless of the panel quality, which again is simply a limitation of the pixel matrix. But TFT Central seemed pretty impressed with the colour quality and black point considering it is a TN. All they needed to change out of the box was the brightness, as at default settings it was already covering 99% of the sRGB gamut. It's sounding like this is the best TN panel ever made.
Worst thing about it may be screen uniformity. But I have never had any issues with ASUS monitors beyond that in the past. My VH242H was damn near perfect except for some uneven brightness in the corners that I only noticed when I was looking for it. Same with my VG278HE. I would hope that a little better QC comes with the ROG branding and the premium price you have to pay. But as you said, price doesn't matter in that regard... Based on my own personal experience, though, I wouldn't worry about it.I'm pretty interested now. In fact probably going to get one. Of course I do hope the panel lottery isn't going to be a huge problem with this, though. I remember when I was originally looking at 1440p monitors, one of the things that made me go Korean is that regardless of whether it was a 700$ Viewsonic, an 800$ Dell, etc. (this was back when they retailed for that much, nowadays 1440p is cheaper).. it always had panel defects. Backlight bleed, crosshatching, dead/stuck pixels, etc. I ended up returning all of them and just getting a cheapo Korean
I'm really hoping it isn't the case with this panel, but it probably is going to be. The reviewers usually get sent a flawless one (or I have really bad luck with panels). I'm probably not gonna bother with this unless it is from Amazon... and considering ASUS RMA, it practically might as well not have a warranty... just things to consider.
It's my sincere hope that the borderless fullscreen trend dies.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ROG Swift PG278Q Ultimate Gaming Monitor is now available in Taiwan, as well as the Asia Pacific and European markets. It will be available in China in mid-August and North America by end of August, 2014. Prices start from US$799 and will vary by region. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.
i guess its mainly used so you can still go to your second monitor without alt tabbing
Or actually use your secondary monitor without alt tabbing. Currently games like Natural Selection 2 will black out your secondary monitor when in fullscreen mode sending you back to the stone age or forcing you to have an entire secondary computer to display information on that you want visible at all times.
So, basically $800 (plus probably shipping and maybe tax) for ~Labor Day delivery. Hmm, I think I'll pass.Here's their official press release.
They really are pushing the time to the furthest they can aren't they?
I'm probably going to look into a displayport 1.2 switch~kvm for this reason. The primary PG278Q can be solo on my expensive gpu rig and I can switch my 2560x1440 60hz ips monitor and side portrait panels to a secondary pc. My desk already has a different keyboard and mouse in front of each 27" 16:9 monitor as it is now anyway. I'd keep both computers separate without a switch but I like the oc'd cpu power, ram, gpu power and ssd on my gaming rig for desktop/apps too on the ips side of the desk so to speak - though with this PG278Q's rez, it wouldn't have to be out of the loop as only a gaming monitor facet of the desk so much anymore and would become a lot more useful for app real-estate extension.
The 60hz monitors switched to a secondary computer (my old pc) would be less powerful but still very useful for most things I would otherwise multitask or leave open while gaming, more so in some cases even since I wouldn't normally task my gaming rig overly during game sessions other than the game itself and could do more demanding processes on a separate pc.
The displayport 1.2 switch/kvm idea might be too clunky to swap back and forth cleanly however, even using displayfusion pro and/or saved nvidia profiles, hotkeys, etc. I'd have to try it out. I'd be keeping the PG278Q off whatever kvm switch hardware though and always primary, switching the 60hz monitors back and forth.
I was used to the full screen requirement on my 6990 since using windowed mode would drop a gpu on the dual gpu card so this isn't something I haven't been considering for a long time.
what? you cant use GSYNC in full screen mode??
At consistently higher frame rates as you get nearer to 144 fps the benefits of G-sync are not as great, but still apparent. There will be a gradual transition period for each user where the benefits of using G-sync decrease, and it may instead be better to use the ULMB feature discussed in the following section which is not available when using G-sync.
I think he's confusing borderless windowed and full screen. A window the same size as the desktop isn't a "full screen mode".
It has it's place. A lot of games, especially during multi-monitor only work properly in windowed mode. One caveat to widowed mode is that SLI and Cross-fire do not work, so it's best to have one really powerful GPU. Of course one GPU also has a lot of positives, lowest input lag, lowest cost (unless you go with really cheap multi-gpu's), least amount of headaches (ie no profiles to get things to simply work), less power use, less heat, etc etc.