Computex: ASUS Announces Three Strobed FreeSync Monitors with VA, IPS and TN Panels

One of the world’s biggest computer conventions, Computex Taipei, also known as Taipei International Information Technology Show — has long been an opportunity of monitor technology announcements.

Computex 2019 was no exception, as ASUS announced multiple gaming monitors with strobed FreeSync support — simultaneous motion blur reduction and variable refresh rate support!

ELMB-Sync Now Available With VA, IPS and TN Panels

That’s right — strobed variable refresh rate has now been announced for every single major LCD panel technology — your choice of TN, IPS or VA.

There are pros/cons of various panel technologies. TN screens are typically the fastest panels, VA screens are typically the best contrast, and IPS panels typically have the best viewing angles.

All monitors have HDR-10 support, two HDMI 2.0 inputs, one DisplayPort 1.2 input, and built-in speakers, and all support strobed ELMB-Sync.

ASUS TUF VG32VQ

  • 31.5″ VA Panel
  • 2560×1440 resolution
  • VRR range of 48-144 Hz

ASUS TUF VG27AQ

  • 27″ IPS Panel
  • 2560×1440 resolution
  • VRR range of 48-144 Hz

ASUS TUF VG27BQ

  • 27″ TN Panel
  • 2560×1440 resolution
  • VRR range of 40-155 Hz

More information can be found at ASUS Edge-Up Blog.

ELMB-Sync Works Best With A Powerful GPU

Combining variable refresh rate, with strobing looks impressive when frame rates are almost always above 100 frames per second. Low frame rates will flicker erratically.

Therefore, for best ELMB-Sync experience, make sure your GPU is powerful enough to keep minimum frame rates above flicker thresholds (frame rates dips do not go below around 85 frames per second).

Don’t worry — these monitors also support regular FreeSync as well as VSYNC OFF, for situations where your frame rates may not be high enough for the best ELMB-Sync experience!


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Yuke
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Yuke

Didnt the say something about a july release? :/

Psoodox
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Psoodox

Will ELMB-Sync make ghosting less of a problem on VA panels?

Klesk Reaver
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Klesk Reaver

Does ELMB-Sync function via HDMI 2.0 or is it exclusive to DisplayPort? I’m interested in the 27” TN model, currently use an Asus PG27VQ for G-Sync via DisplayPort but would like something to replace it with that works via HDMI with high refresh rate 1440p with blur reduction and/or VRR that actually functions on HDMI, this will give me the best visuals for using a capture card via my streaming PC (where I’m stuck with HDMI)

Bishi
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Bishi

I dont think there’s any reason why you couldn’t use an adapter to HDMI if not offered, at least it the hdmi is a recent enough version. I’ve not had a problem with hdmi adapters and ulmb in the past.
EDIT: Oh i see gsync has historically required dp since hdmi. You might have luck with a freesync monitor running under the newer Nvidia drivers that support it since afaik freesync has always had hdmi support

Stitch7
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Stitch7

I wish it was <24". Guess I'll have to wait for JOLED 🙁

Bishi
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Bishi

Why on earth would you want a screen smaller than 24″

Litzner
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Litzner

Oooooo…. I was really wanting to hold out for a 1080P 25″ panel with FreeSync+Strobing… I may have to pull the trigger on this 27″ TN panel. I will see when prices come out.

Lifestop
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Lifestop

Yeah, I’m really curious to find out how these strobing monitors will stack up against the Joled monitor that is “coming soon,” both in price and image quality.

I’m with you, though. Many of these new monitors are much too large for my taste.

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