In the past few years 120 Hz monitors have been the preferred choice for gamers but here comes the next step. Asus has announced the first 144 Hz monitor, designed to make gaming performance in 2D and 3D even smoother.<br /><br /><h3>Asus VG278HE with 144 Hz panel</h3>Asus has announced a new 27-inch monitor and the successor to the VG278H. The new model is called VG278HE and is the first monitor to implement a 144 Hz-enabled panel. This adds an extra of 24 pictures per second over 120 Hz monitors. Asus says that this should improve 2D and 3D gaming even further but the true performs remains to be tested.<br /><br /><p align=center><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/asusvg278he-1.jpg" alt="Asus VG278HE is the first 144 Hz monitor"><br><i>Asus VG278HE is the first 144 Hz monitor</i></p><br />Asus VG278HE is based on a TN panel with 1920x1080 pixel resolution and 2 ms (g2g) response time. The monitor also supports Nvidia 3D Vision 2. However, the system is not integrated so you have to buy the kit separately.<br /><br /><p align=center><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/asusvg278he-2.jpg" alt="Asus VG278HE is the first 144 Hz monitor"><br><i>Asus VG278HE is the first 144 Hz monitor</i></p><br />Asus also says that the monitor includes HDMI, dual-link DVI and D-SUB (VGA) inputs. 2x3W stereo speakers are built in and a mini-jack output lets users to connect headphones. The monitor is designed with swivel, tilt and height adjustment.<br /><br />No pricing or release details have been announced yet.