The ROG Strix XG27AQMR (opens in new tab), which is intended to compete with the top gaming displays, is Asus’ newest generation of the ROG Strix XG27AQM gaming monitor, which you’ll probably really appreciate. The 27-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) screen on the XG27AQM made its debut last year, with a maximum refresh rate of 270 Hz (when overclocked). The maximum native refresh rate of its new XG27AQMR counterpart has been increased to 300 Hz.

On the XG27AQMR, like with the XG27AQM, Asus uses their Quick IPS technology. In contrast to the XG27AQM, the business is reporting a reaction time of 1ms for its most recent offering. Although the normal brightness stays at 350 nits, Asus has improved in other areas as a result of the addition of DisplayHDR 600 certification (up from DisplayHDR 400).

The XG27AQM supports AMD FreeSync Premium and Nvidia G-Sync, as you might anticipate from a gaming monitor in this class. Asus’ Extreme Low Motion Blur Sync (ELMB-Sync) backlight strobing technology improves those Adaptive-Sync implementations even more by taking additional measures to lessen eye-tracking motion blur.

Asus ROG Strix XG27AQM and ROG Strix XG27AQMR Specifications
Row 0 – Cell 0 ROG Strix XG27AQM ROG Strix XG27AQMR
Panel Type / Backlight IPS IPS
Screen Size / Aspect Ratio 27 inches / 21:9 45 inches / 21:9
Max Resolution & Refresh Rate 2560×1440 @ 270 Hz (OC) 2560×1440 @ 300 Hz
AMD FreeSync Premium AMD FreeSync Premium
Nvidia G-Sync Compatible Nvidia G-Sync Compatible
Native Color Depth & Gamut 10-bit / DCI-P3 10-bit / DCI-P3
Response Time (GTG) 0.5ms 1ms
Brightness (mfr) 400 cd/m² 600 cd/m²
Contrast (mfr) 1,000:1 1,000:1
Speakers None None
Video Inputs 1x DisplayPort 1.4 1x DisplayPort 1.4
2x HDMI 2.0 2x HDMI 2.0
Audio 3.5mm headphone output 3.5mm headphone output
USB 3.2 1x up, 2x down 1x up, 2x down

Asus included two HDMI 2.0 ports, one DisplayPort 1.4 port, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A) connectors, and a 3.5mm headphone socket in terms of connectivity. Height, tilt, and pivot are also adjustable on the XG27AQMR. The monitor also has a 0.25-inch tripod socket and a VESA 100 pattern on the rear for mounting to a wall or a stand.