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Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM Test: 1080p gaming monitor with a blazing 280 Hertz

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The Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM is a very fast full HD gaming monitor (1080p) with a frame rate of up to 280 Hertz. In the test, the comparatively inexpensive 27-inch device has to show whether it can easily handle very fast games. The Full-HD-Monitor Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM is a full game screen. Its technical performance features make the 27-inch device a gaming display that is also at the forefront of fast-paced games. It creates frame rates of up to 280 Hertz, synchronizes itself with Nvidia graphics cards via G-Sync and achieves 95 percent of the DCI-P3 color space. The fast Fast IPS panel with a response time of 1 millisecond fits in with this.

The Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM is a full HD gaming monitor for all players who pay particular attention to the technical performance features for gaming and who place less value on design. The 27 incher meets high demands here: It is suitable for even the fastest games and offers all ergonomic adjustment options. The OSD offers numerous gaming features and the power consumption is relatively moderate. For this quality, the price of just under 400 euros is quite okay.

Asus has placed the TUF series of gaming monitors below the ROG models in terms of price and has therefore dispensed with some design and equipment features. So that's missing Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM such as the angular gaming design with many red housing parts and, above all, LED light strips. You will also look in vain for integrated components such as a USB hub.


Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM picture quality
In the test it shows Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM that he deserves this advance praise. In fast shooter and esports games, it delivers smooth playback without visible input delays and image errors such as tearing, which is supported by good general image quality with high brightness, strong contrast and natural color reproduction.

Whether you even need these high frame rates is another matter. Because the Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM achieves a smooth and responsive playback without input delays or image errors in the test, even at lower Hertz numbers.



Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM

Test grade

good (2.49)


still inexpensive

Image quality (45%)


Screen quality (15%)


Equipment (15%)


Handling (10%)


Power consumption (10%)


Service (5%)



Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM Furnishing
The Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM has the Displayport and HDMI interfaces common with current gaming monitors, whereby the overclocked 280 Hertz can only be selected via the Displayport interface, but the HDMI inputs still deliver 240 Hertz. Speakers with a rather thin sound and a headphone jack complete the range of interfaces.

Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM handling
The Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM offers all ergonomic settings to optimally adapt it to the location and it can be adjusted, rotated and tilted by 130 millimeters in height. A pivot function is also not missing. The clear on-screen menu, which can be conveniently controlled using a 5-way joystick, provides a wide range of gaming features such as crosshairs, game modes, presets and black level enhancement.

Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM Power consumption
The gaming monitor consumes 33 watts in operation and this is an acceptable value for the high brightness of 335 cd / m2. In standby mode, the energy requirement drops to a low 0.5 watt.

Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM Pros:
+ convincing gaming performance
+ 280 Hertz refresh rate
+ ergonomic setting options
+ Fast IPS display

Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM Cons:
- missing USB interfaces


Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM (Rating: 2.07)

Viewing angle dependency: horizontal / vertical

good Good

Image sharpness DVI / HDMI


Color linearity / color space

good Good

Maximum brightness

335 candela / m²

Brightness distribution

82 percent


1415: 1

reaction time

1 millisecond


Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM (Rating: 3.65)


1920 x 1080 pixels

Panel type / aspect ratio

IPS / 16: 9


1 Displayport, 2 HDMI, 1 analog audio jack


HDCP yes, pivot yes, rotatable yes, height adjustable yes, color temperature preselection yes, loudspeaker yes, webcam no, microphone no, other -


Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM (Rating: 1.85)

Usability menu


Accessibility: device keys / interfaces

good Good




Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM (Rating: 1.34)


33.0 watts


0.5 watt


0.5 watt


Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM

Test category

TFT screens

TFT screens


Asus Internet address


Price (recommended retail price)

395 euros

Asuss technical hotline


Manufacturer's warranty period

36 months  

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