Asus has built the MG28UQ as a fast, powerful and robustly customization-friendly display device with a number of excellent gaming-oriented features, reasonably solid visual performance and a smooth 60Hz refresh rate that’s about par for the course for 4K monitors. In any case, since 4K gaming GPU’s can’t take ultra HD graphics much beyond 60fps anyhow, serious 4K gamers should have a problem with this aspect of this latest ASUS UHD monitor.
The MG28UQ is indeed equipped with the necessary DisplayPort firmware to support adaptive sync over a range of 40-60Hz. This smallish window prevents the use of low framerate compensation (LFC) so you’ll have to adjust your gaming detail, or upgrade your video board, to ensure the action remains above 40fps. We don’t consider this a limitation simply because FreeSync or not, games aren’t much fun to play below that speed.
The Asus MG28UQ sports similar exterior design cues with the rest of its MG brethren, and is mostly comparable with its 1440p sibling, the Asus MG278Q, aside from the slightly bigger screen. The matte graphite black finish of the whole product makes it look much more than a premium model but doesn’t make it stick out. The face of the display has 19mm borders on each side, making the MG28UQ ideal for multi-screen configurations.
The Asus MG28UQ features a 28-inch TN panel with a 4K resolution, 1ms response time and 1000:1 contrast. The screen has a matte AG layer, which we found to be suitable enough for brightly lit rooms. Out of the box, the product is set to its Racing mode, which for most intents and purposes, provides acceptable image qualities. There is also the sRGB mode, which provides a somehow accurate color performance, but of course, we all prefer tweaking to get the most out of any product.
- Twisted Nemtaic (TN) Panel
- HDMI & DisplayPort Inputs
- 4K UHD 3840 x 2160 Screen Resolution
- 100,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
- 330 cd/m² Brightness
- 170°(H)/160°(V) Viewing Angles
- 1 ms Response time (Gray-to-Gray)
- 1073.7M (10-bit) Color Support
- Variable 40-60 Hz Refresh Rate
- Ultra-Low Blue Light / Flicker-Free
The color delivery of the MG28UQ is reasonably vibrant for a TN (Twisted Nematic) display monitor even though it has its flaws (more on those shortly) and during the vast majority of gaming uses, this monitor performs very smoothly. Furthermore, the 1ms response time of this Asus model creates a minimal degree of lag time between game controls and action on the display. The MG28UQ also dos a fine job of playing back 4K movies and videos, especially when set to its Cinema display setting.
- 28" 4K UHD IPS Display
- With its 28-inch 4K UHD display, the ASUS MG28UQ gives you stunning 3840 x 2160 resolution visuals with a pixel density of 157 ppi for incredible photo-realistic visuals and sharp, crisp text. It also has four times the pixels of similar-sized Full HD 1080p displays so you get more detailed images when playing games or watching movies, as well as more onscreen desktop space for your various work windows.
- 1 ms Rapid Response Time
- The ASUS MG28UQ eliminates smearing and motion blur thanks to a 1ms response time. This lets you react instinctively to what you see onscreen. In addition, adaptive-sync technology eliminates screen tearing and choppy frame rates for even more seamlessly-smooth gameplay.
- Robust Connectivity
- Whether you're playing games or streaming videos, the ASUS MG28UQ gives you smooth 4K UHD content playback, thanks to a 60 Hz refresh rate and native 4K UHD support via DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 2.0. In addition to its array of connectivity options, the MG28UQ even features two USB 3.0 ports that lets you quick-charge your mobile devices while gaming.
- GamePlus Technology
- The Asus MG28UQ features in-game enhancements that help you get more out of your game:
- Crosshair - Choose between four persistent crosshairs and fine tune their position, ensuring pinpoint accuracy in first-person shooters. Enjoy perfect aim even when the game doesn't provide its own crosshairs or sights.
- Timer - The on-screen timer keeps tabs on recurring drops, respawns, and other time-based events. You can move it anywhere on the screen with the navigational joystick to make sure it doesn't interfere with the in-game HUD.
- FPS Counter - Display the rate at which frames are being drawn by the display. This information can be used to evaluate the performance impact on different graphics settings and system configurations, so you can fine-tune the balance between in-game visuals and frame rates.
- Display Alignment - When activated, three lines appear on all four sides of the display in order to eliminate any guesswork in lining up each monitor in a multi-display setup perfectly.
- GameVisual Technology
- ASUS GameVisual Technology gives you six preset display modes tailored to suit different types of scenarios. This feature can be easily accessed through a hotkey or the On Screen Display (OSD) settings menu.
- RTS/RPG - Enhances color saturation and contrast sharpness to give you better, brighter colors and detailed visuals for real-time strategy (RTS) or RPG games.
- FPS - High contrast settings enhance the visibility even in dark scenes to clearly see your enemies.
- sRGB - Ideal settings for viewing photos and graphics online.
- Scenery - Provides a greater brightness range and introduces more contrast gradations. It tweaks color saturation for greens and blues, making it ideal for viewing photos and videos that depict scenery.
- Racing - Reduces input lag, making it ideal for racing games when adaptive sync is on.
- Cinema - Enhance contrast and color saturation for lively, vivid visuals - ideal for viewing movies.
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