Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQE with 27″ 155Hz IPS Panel and ELMB-Sync

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A couple of weeks ago we brought you the news of the World’s first gaming display to feature simultaneous Blur Reduction and Variable Refresh Rate, which was the Asus TUF Gaming VG32VQ. This was a 32″ sized curved display with a VA technology panel and 144Hz. It featured Asus’ new ‘ELMB-Sync’ technology allowing a strobing backlight to work at the same time as G-sync/FreeSync. Offering users the chance to use both technologies at the same time, for the first time. Asus are also planning to release another model with this ELMB-Sync technology, in the form of the 27″ flat screen, IPS-technology TUF Gaming VG27AQE.

The new 27″ TUF Gaming VG27AQE model will feature a 2560 x 1440 resolution IPS technology panel and offers a 155Hz refresh rate, with support for Adaptive-sync for variable refresh rates from AMD FreeSync cards, and NVIDIA G-sync cards. This supports a range of 40 – 155Hz over DisplayPort, and 40 – 144Hz over HDMI. It looks like the 155Hz will be an overclocking feature to boost a little beyond the capabilities of the panel’s native 144Hz refresh rate here. LFC is supported for lower frame rates too.

It has a 1ms MPRT spec quoted because of the strobing blur reduction backlight being used. This blur reduction backlight (dubbed ‘Extreme Low Motion Blur’ – ELMB by Asus) can be used at the same time as FreeSync/G-sync even with the varying and changing refresh rates. HDR support is listed too, although this is likely just a bog-standard VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification and unlikely to offer any meaningful HDR experience. Although having said that the spec does imply there is a 350 cd/m2 brightness so it may not even meet this standard. It might just be one of those screens which can accept an HDR10 input and not much else, time will tell.

DisplayPort 1.2 and 2x HDMI 1.4 video connections are offered, along with 2x USB 3.0 ports. Tilt, height, swivel and rotate adjustments are supported by the stand.

No word on expected release dates or pricing in key regions like USA, UK and Europe at this time. More info when we get it.


Update 18/6/19 – the panel used in this model has been confirmed as the AU Optronics M270Q008 V002 AHVA (IPS-type) panel according to the factory menu shown below.

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