Teaser from Asus: ROG Swift PG27RQDM with 240 Hertz OLED panel

The ROG Swift PG27RQDM will be released soon and will most likely have the LG OLED panel that was previously revealed.

Dec 9, 2022 - 08:21
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Teaser from Asus: ROG Swift PG27RQDM with 240 Hertz OLED panel

The "Endgame" in gaming displays is teased by Asus: a 27-inch device with an OLED panel and 1440p 120 resolution.

Does this look familiar?

It will almost certainly be the same South Korean panel that LG employs in the $1,000 Ultragear 27GR95QE. The 27-inch OLED panel has a resolution of 2,560 × 1,440 pixels (WQHD). This translates to a pixel density of 111 pixels per inch. There is also a refresh rate of 240 Hertz.

Asus will use the panel as a foundation and design its own display around it. The preview on social media is light on technical specifics.

However, it is suspected that Asus uses specially designed cooling for the panel to boost light output while preventing burn-in effects. Panasonic has been doing this successfully with LG OLED panels for televisions for a long time.

For its device, LG provides 200 cd/m2 in a 25% window. In comparison, an LG C1 achieves approximately 380 candelas per square meter in the same window, while a C2 achieves approximately 400 candelas per square meter in the 25% window. In comparison to the rest of the market, which typically offers typical and maximum brightness ratings, this is a unique characteristic.

OLED panels and their automated brightness limiters produced information in white windows, where maximum values are frequently communicated in the 10% window. Perhaps Asus will eliminate the guesswork for its users and name classic values as soon as the product page is published.

Asus might also use the "Uniform Brightness Function" included in the 42 models (test). The user has the option of forcing an image to be as homogenous as possible at the expense of peak brightness. Even with completely white glass, the ABL (Automatic Brightness Limiter) is not employed.

It remains to be seen whether Asus' marketing with "Endgame" is accurate or if it overreaches. Some people will prefer 2160p on a 32-inch screen. The pixel density rises to 138 PPI, but more computational power is required to feed such a display natively and at high refresh rates.

Post by Bryan C.