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Making Asus ROG Swift PG278Q work with PS4

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I'm really stuck here.

 

I do 95% of my gaming on my GTX 980 equipped PC. To this end, I bought the Asus ROG Swift PG278Q, which I've absolutely fallen in love with.

 

For the other 5% I own a PS4. As we all know, some games just do not come to PC. Take for example PS exclusives like Uncharted 4, and let's face it, whatever Rockstar puts out next will suffer a significant delay for the PC version.

 

I use my PS4 so little that, when I bought this screen, I neglected to notice that it doesn't have a HDMI input - effectively meaning I can't plug it into the monitor.

 

Is there ANY way around this? Is there any adapter, ANYTHING, that will allow me to use my PS4 with this screen? I'd be devastated if I couldn't play Uncharted 4 etc. I'm really not onboard with the idea of crowding my desk with an additional monitor just to use the PS4. I barely use it, but I DO use it.

 

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AFAIK the Swift does not have a built in scaler, so I dont think it will work

 

Dont you have a TV you can plug it into?


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adapters probably won't work with it either.


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Maybe use an adapter that converts whatever connections you have left on the Swift to HDMI? There are lots of DP to HDMI adapters out there.

If not, like ShadowCap said, you don't have a TV or anything?


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HDMI --> DVI adapter.

or

HDMI --> DP adapter.

(Not guaranteed to work)


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AFAIK the Swift does not have a built in scaler, so I dont think it will work

 

Dont you have a TV you can plug it into?

A nearly 1000$ monitor that doesn't have a scaler? That can't be true.

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A nearly 1000$ monitor that doesn't have a scaler? That can't be true.

how are you so behind on news? that just amazes me.


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how are you so behind on news? that just amazes me.

wtf, a scaler can upscale the video and interpolate, of course the Swift has one.

 

EDIT: looked it up. Laugh at me all you want guys but I wasn't expecting that. sorry

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wtf, a scaler can upscale the video and interpolate, of course the Swift has one.

 

it only has a single display port, designed to be run from your GPU for gysnc which handles all scaling tasks

 

this monitor was not designed to be used as anything other than a 1440p gsync screen, though it will work with other display port computers like AMD cards etc

 

even if an adapter worked, it would probably look fucked up


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wtf, a scaler can upscale the video and interpolate, of course the Swift has one.

in every faq asus does not recommend trying any adapter. you can use it with amd gpu with display port though.


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So the consensus is that there's probably no way to make this work with a PS4?

 

To those asking, no I don't have a TV.

 

Im afraid its not just consensus, its fact

 

sorry bud 

 

perfect excuse to grab a 50" tv :D


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Hi,

 

It may work but not officially supported.

 

Are you just using the monitor for the PS4?

 

If you are I wouldn't recommend buying the SWIFT because you are paying a lot of money for no gains of the extra features. For example G-sync, 2560x1440 and 144hz won't be any benefit for you, if you are just wanting a monitor for the PS4 you can get cheaper 60hz 27" 1080p monitors with native HDMI ports.

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Hi,

 

It may work but not officially supported.

 

Are you just using the monitor for the PS4?

 

If you are I wouldn't recommend buying the SWIFT because you are paying a lot of money for no gains of the extra features. For example G-sync, 2560x1440 and 144hz won't be any benefit for you, if you are just wanting a monitor for the PS4 you can get cheaper 60hz 27" 1080p monitors with native HDMI ports.

Dude he uses the swift on his PC. 95% of the time he PC games. 


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I am so hoping this is not too old a topic to resurrect. I am in the same boat as the thread starter. I have a Rog swift and a steam box. The Rog swift is my only monitor and i use it 98% of the time for PC gaming. Naturally i ran into the same problem as the original poster when i realized I may want to add a ps4 to my setup in the future.  Since The Rog swift only has one Display-port 1.2 connector I thought i would use a cheap adapter like the StarTech DP2HDMI2 to take care of the problem. Only with research did i discover these types of simple adapters could not carry the video over to the display-port.

 

I thought i had found a solution when i learned of StarTechs active HDMI to display-port adapter  , model HDMI2DP. My joy was short lived however when is discovered my 2nd problem , One display port means i would have to constantly unplug the ps4 in order to use it. I then thought a display-port KVM switch in front of the active adapter would give me more ports to work with. I was crestfallen when i learned that none of the  display-port KVM switches support above 60hz ( one of the main reason i got the Rog besides G-sync was the 144hz refresh rate).  So that was a dead end and at this point i was ready to give up and shelf the idea of the ps4 since I have no room for a 2nd monitor.

 

This brings me to the reason I posted to this old thread. What about using game capture USB 3.0 cards like the AVerMedia CV710 or the AVerMedia GC550 Live Gamer Extreme . My idea was to use the preview stream window on the PC as a picture in picture in order to to play the console. You wouldn't have to worry about space as you wouldn't be recording. Both of those units boast 60fps at 1080p playback. Pretty much doing what this fellow is doing link.

 

Now my main concern is Lag and how much of it would be present after watching Linus's video review of the CV710 @ 2.30. He mentioned he fixed it with a HDMI splitter but i am not sure how that would work since I only have a display-port.

 

So my question is , would this work ? Is there a capture card with almost 0 lag that can be used to play a ps4 or Xbox one on the PC preview screen ? Or has there been a solution that was discovered since this topic was posted that fixed this whole thing ( other than buying a 2nd monitor)
 

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prissweb, did you actually try the hdmi2dp converter? dont mind switching cables but before spending I'd like to know that it actually works, did you try? 

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just answering to myself here. did a bit of searching and apparently other people tried the converter mentioned in prissweb's post with no luck. best guess for the fail is the 1920x1200 resolution support limit. it's driving me crazy, there's got to be a solution

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