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OLED gaming is about to have a good selection of screens and the new OLED panels are a great upgrade for a gaming setup. We take a look at a 27” version from ASUS with their ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG.

Key Features:

  • 26.5-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) glossy WOLED gaming monitor
  • 240 Hz refresh rate and 0.03 ms response time
  • G-SYNC® compatible
  • OLED Anti-flicker

A tour around the ASUS ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG

For a gaming-oriented screen, the design of the screen is nicely subdued. The only thing that screams a little gaming is the illuminated ROG logo under the screen and then the red elements in the color at the foot.

The colors in general are the by now familiar gray plastic on ASUS ROG monitors. It works fine and will probably fit in well in most homes.

The foot of the ASUS ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG is also in a more "normal" design and not the wide, more futuristic design that ASUS uses in their Swift series of screens.

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There is a good degree of adjustment with the possibility of Tilt of +20° ~ -5°, Swivel of +45° ~ -45°, Pivot of +90° ~ -90° and height adjustment of 0-120mm.

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Screen and stand are connected with a practical click system, which is easy to take off and on when you need to move the screen. There is no option for VESA mounting directly on the screen, but there is a nice adapter in the box that makes it possible to use a VESA 100x100m mount for mounting on the wall or another holder.

In the plate on the bottom of the foot there is a small groove which is made to function as a smartphone holder. It is complemented by a standard 1/4" screw mount at the top of the foot which can be used for other purposes

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On the back of the screen there is a little more ASUS ROG decoration. The large ASUS ROG logo on the back can also function as an RGB Zone if you want a little more flair. However, it is quite discreet if you switch it off if RGB is not what you want.


The connections on the back give us a DisplayPort 1.4 along with two HDMI 2.0. This means that you must be aware that you are somewhat limited on the HDMI connections. An HDMI 2.0 connection does not support 1440p at more than 144Hz. So when you are connected via HDMI, you will not be able to use the screen's full 240Hz.

The front of the screen is of course the star and one of the things that distinguishes the ASUS ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG from their previous screens is that it has a glossy surface treatment. According to ASUS, this has been done at the request of many users and there is also an advantage to it.

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A glossy OLED screen provides better black levels, which is one of the great strengths of OLED. However, this also means that the screen is, not surprisingly, more reflective. So depending on the conditions under which you have to use the screen, it can be both good and bad.

Seen in the picture above, you can see reflections in the screen from a sunlit window in the background.

The screen is designed to look like it comes largely without a frame around the screen, but in reality there is about a centimeter.

On screen menu

Operation of the screen's settings can be done physically on the screen via a small joystick located on the back of the screen in the middle of the bottom. It provides easy access to the various settings and the possibility to customize as you wish.

ASUS Screen Widget

However, it is also possible to customize the settings directly from Windows via ASUS' Display Widget. This gives you an easier interface that you can navigate with your mouse.

The test

I've been using the ASUS ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG for a few weeks now with a solid gaming system. The tasks have been a bit of work and then of course a lot of gaming.

If you are used to LCD or even IPS panels, then the leap to OLED, especially for gaming, is big and you will immediately notice an improvement in the level of black in particular. With OLED, you get true black colors and it creates a nice high-contrast image.

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At the same time, the color representation is also super good and both parts get a boost from the glossy finish that ASUS has chosen to use on the screen here. So if you don't have to use the screen in very brightly lit rooms, I would say that the glossy coating is definitely a plus.

The combination of 27" and 1440p is solid for gaming and this means that you will be able to more easily utilize the 240 Hz that the screen can deliver. In my book, 1440p is still a really good sweet spot for gaming in terms of visual quality and the requirements for your hardware.

ASUS itself states a response time of 0.03 ms, which in my test hit very well. Another advantage of OLED is precisely the response times and the fact that they are the same across the refresh rate spectrum.

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I did not experience any motion blur or ghosting during my test.

The HDR experience was also super good for good media and gaming with a solid combination of darkness and brightness. There is the possibility of a peak brightness of over 1000 nits, but the level in general in larger scenes is of course a notch lower. With a full white screen, you can count on around 200-300 hits.


At the time of writing, I can find the ASUS ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG with listed price of around 700$. It is of course not exactly cheap, but if you compare it to comparable 27" OLED screens, the price lands roughly in the middle of the field of available options with similar specs. 


With the ASUS ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG, ASUS has made a super nice 1440p OLED gaming monitor. It is the first 27" OLED screen on the market with the Glossy Finish, which provides super good black levels and contrast-filled colours.

The total list of features combined with the real world performance that I have seen in my test means that the ASUS ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG is a super nice screen for those who want to upgrade their gaming experience.


A solid screen upgrade can in many cases give a significantly greater improvement to your gaming experience than spending more money on large and expensive graphics cards. In those cases, a screen like the ASUS ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG will be a really good bet.

We end up with a final grade of 9 for a solid OLED gaming screen with good features and solid performance. OLED high refresh gaming is still on the expensive end, but you get a beautiful gaming experience out of it.


  • Beautiful OLED panel
  • Deep black level
  • Contrasting colors
  • 240 Hz Refresh


  • HDMI 2.0 limited to 144 Hz

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