When it comes to gaming monitors 240 Hz seems to be the max refresh rate available these days, but apparently that is changing as an ASUS TUF Gaming Monitor has been listed online with a refresh rate of 280 Hz! The monitor in question is the TUF Gaming VG279QM, which ASUS is marketing as “The Flash”. This product has been listed on Taiwanese retailer Taobao’s website.
The TUF Gaming VG279QM is a 27-inch IPS panel with a native 1920 x 1080 resolution featuring HDR400 (maximum brightness of 400 nits), 1,000: 1 contrast ratio, a 1ms response time, and it is G-Sync compatible. Now talking about the 280Hz refresh rate, when we translated the listing it actually showed 240Hz as the refresh rate so we are not sure if that is a typo or you need to overclock the display to achieve 280 Hz. In any case being able to get 280Hz is quite impressive.
Now talking about that high of a refresh rate, even with the top-end graphics cards (RTX 2080 Ti) you are not even likely to hit 144Hz, let alone 240-280Hz in new AAA titles. However in eSports titles like Fortnite or League of Legends it could be possible and I think that is what this display is targeted at. Just know you’ll need to have a pretty beefy setup to hit 280Hz or you’ll have to turn down the your games graphics settings quite a bit.
No word on availability or pricing (in the US) yet.