ASUS ROG Swift PG27U 4K 144Hz HDR Gaming Monitor Review - See the future of gaming: Page 7 of 10

Posted by Damon Bailey on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 8:00am

HDR Game Testing

 

Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Experience Lara Croft’s defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.

ASUS ROG Swift PG27U 4K 144Hz HDR Gaming Monitor

This recent addition to the Laura Croft universe supports HDR right out of the box. The game looks great in normal SDR Mode, but let’s turn on HDR and see what happens.

ASUS ROG Swift PG27U 4K 144Hz HDR Gaming Monitor

Wow, what a difference! The colors are more saturated, but the difference between the now much darker dark areas and the bright light areas is much more striking.

ASUS ROG Swift PG27U 4K 144Hz HDR Gaming Monitor ASUS ROG Swift PG27U 4K 144Hz HDR Gaming Monitor

SDR vs HDR #2

ASUS ROG Swift PG27U 4K 144Hz HDR Gaming Monitor ASUS ROG Swift PG27U 4K 144Hz HDR Gaming Monitor

SDR vs HDR #3.

Far Cry 5
Anything can happen. Everything will.

Welcome to Hope County, Montana, land of the free and the brave, but also home to a fanatical doomsday cult—known as The Project at Eden’s Gate—that is threatening the community's freedom. Stand up to the cult’s leaders, Joseph Seed, and the Heralds, as you spark the fires of resistance that will liberate the besieged community.

ASUS ROG Swift PG27U 4K 144Hz HDR Gaming Monitor

Far Cry 5 is another more recent title that supports HDR.

ASUS ROG Swift PG27U 4K 144Hz HDR Gaming Monitor

The mountainous region of the fictional Hope County Montana is quite striking with its deep shadows and bright skylines. While our camera doesn’t capture the sky as much more than a bleached out blob of near white, you can still make out details in person quite clearly.

ASUS ROG Swift PG27U 4K 144Hz HDR Gaming Monitor ASUS ROG Swift PG27U 4K 144Hz HDR Gaming Monitor

SDR vs HDR #2. This one doesn’t show on camera quite as well as in person. The shadows behind the trees are deep and the sun shining through the foliage is nearly as blinding as in real life.

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