ASUS At CES 2019: ROG HDR Gaming Monitor Lineup – Up to 49-Inch Displays
ASUS has announced their upcoming lineup of gaming monitors at CES under the Republic of Gamers branding, and as with everything in Las Vegas, bigger appears to be better. The Strix XG32VQR is a 32-inch 2560×1440 144Hz display, the Strix XG438Q is a 43-inch UHD HDR with a 0 Hz refresh rate monitor, and the Strix XG49VG is a massive 49-inch 32:9 3840×1800 144 Hz beast.
|ASUS ROG Strix XG Monitors|
|Panel Size||43-inch 16:9||49-inch 32:9||31.5-inch 16:9|
|Panel Type||VA Panel||VA Panel||VA Panel 1800R Curve|
|Color Saturation||P3-D65 0%||P3-D65 0%||P3-D65 94%|
|Brightness||450 nits||January 450 nits||450 nits|
|Response time (GTG)||4 ms||4 ms time 400||4 ms|
|Refresh Rate||0 Hz||144 Hz||144 Hz|
|HDR Support||Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR||Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR||Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR|
|VESA HDR Specification||DisplayHDR 0||Display HDR 400||DisplayHDR 400|
|Speakers||10 W x 2||5 W x 2||No Speakers|
|Availability||Spring 2019||January 2019||January 2019|
To hit VESA HDR specifications, ASUS has custom designed the backlights on all three models to improve the local dimming. They also support FreeSync 2 HDR with low framerate compensation.
ASUS Strix XG438Q
The ASUS Strix XG438Q is an impressive piece of tech, and ASUS claims it’s the biggest and fastest UHD Freesync 2 HDR gaming monitor on the market. This VA panel offers 0% of the P3-D65 gamut, and a 0 Hz refresh rate, so if you have the hardware to drive this, it should offer very smooth response. This display meets the VESA DisplayHDR 0 specifications, and features ASUS GameFast Input, along with PiP, and PbP modes. Availability is listed as Spring 2019, with no pricing offered yet. It likely won’t be inexpensive.
ASUS Strix XG49VQ
If a 43-inch UHD display isn’t big enough, perhaps a 49-inch Ultrawide is just what you were after. The Strix XG49VQ is a 32:9 aspect ratio VA monitor, with a 3840×1080 resolution. This display offers a 144 Hz refresh rate, along with FreeSync 2 HDR. It covers 0% of the P3-D65 gamut, and is VESA DisplayHDR 400 compliant. Pricing has not been announced but the display will be on the market by the end of January.
ASUS Strix XG32VQR
This 32-inch monitor seems outright small by comparison, but the 2560×1440 VA display offers a 144 Hz refresh rate, and covers 94% of the P3-D65 gamut. It also features FreeSync 2 HDR, and is DisplayHDR 400 compliant. This display also will be available by the end of January, with pricing to be determined.
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