Asus’ new 27-inch OLED gaming monitor has a heatsink to maintain cool
Asus is one among many manufacturers leaping into making smaller OLED gaming displays for 2023. Acer and LG took their photographs. Now, the mannequin Asus had been teasing is actual, and it’s obtained a clunky identify: the Asus ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM. Display screen-wise, what it’s providing matches the others; it’s a 27-inch, 1440p, matte-coated OLED that runs at a quick 240Hz refresh fee with a .03-millisecond response time. Nevertheless it does have one massive distinction: a heatsink to maintain it cooler and extend its lifespan.
I haven’t seen this one in individual but, however its show looks like a delight to have a look at. It covers 99 p.c of the DCI-P3 coloration gamut, so digital artists and different creators would possibly have the ability to use it — after they aren’t gaming, that’s. Like different OLEDs, this one gives a nearly infinite distinction ratio with per-pixel management of brightness and coloration for the absolute best image.
Display screen tech apart, this monitor’s design is likely to be what units it other than these different related fashions. It has a slick cluster of RGB LEDs on its again, as most Asus gaming merchandise do, and its stand appears sturdy. You’ll both love or hate that it tasks a ROG emblem onto your desk (hopefully that may be turned off). What’s fused to the rear of this monitor units it aside, too. It has a heatsink that Asus says permits it — together with an air vent — to tug warmth away from the panel, reducing the temperature by as much as 5 levels in comparison with related fashions.
OLEDs aren’t recognized for overheating to the purpose of shutting off, however a heatsink may assist to mitigate the danger of OLED burn-in over time. That’s an ever-present concern with OLED, nevertheless it’s one which has change into much less of a priority as most displays and panels have already got a number of options to dim, shift, or change off pixels. Asus says the PG27AQDM has a peak brightness of 1,000 nits when displaying an HDR picture taking on 3 p.c of the full display screen. That’s the identical determine that LG’s 27-inch UltraGear OLED is capturing for with no heatsink, so maybe it’s finest to anticipate long-term advantages from the heatsink as an alternative of any short-term upgrades.
Asus claims to have designed a show algorithm centered on delivering a uniform brightness, giving no pixel extra energy than it must be displayed. Along with effectivity, it goals to make the luminance the identical throughout the board, even when you’ve a number of home windows open. We’ll must see how this works throughout testing. No value has been shared, and Asus hasn’t confirmed which ports are included right here, sadly.