ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQX: 32-Inch 4K IPS Panel with 144 Hz Refresh Rate, G-SYNC, DisplayHDR 1400, and More

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Chinese web store Taobao (via TFT Central) has listed one of ASUS’s most highly anticipated monitors, the ROG Swift PG32UQX. While a few of its core features were laid out by the company back in January (CES), Taobao’s listing reveals the display’s complete specifications, which look spectacular.

The ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQX is a 32-inch monitor that leverages a 4K (3840 x 2160p) IPS panel with full-array local dimming Mini LED backlight (1,152 zones). Supporting refresh rates of up to 144 Hz, the display boasts NVIDIA’s highest tier of G-SYNC certification – G-SYNC ULTIMATE – to ensure smooth, tear-free gameplay. It also happens to be ASUS’s first gaming monitor to meet the DisplayHDR 1400 standard, which implies 95 percent DCI-P3 coverage and a peak luminance of 1400 cd/m2 (4x that of typical displays, according to VESA).

Some of the finer specifications include a 10-bit color depth, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 178/178 viewing angles, and 4 ms G2G response time. The monitor also features Ultra Low Motion Blur (ULMB) technology for decreasing ghosting effects.

As for ports, the ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQX comes equipped with both HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4. This means that the monitor should be able to display 4K at 144 Hz and 10-bit color without any sort of compression (e.g., chroma sub-sampling, DSC). There’s also two USB 3.0 ports.

One of the reasons why 32-inch monitors with 4K, high-refresh panels are so anticipated is because this is the size where scaling is no longer necessary. As ASUS pointed out in its original post, 4K at 27 inches seems impractically tiny, but native UHD seems just right on a 32-inch display.

“Many users take advantage of 4K displays’ high pixel density by scaling up the Windows desktop for smoother text rendering, but for those who want to use all of the real estate available from a 4K resolution, the 32” diagonal expanse of the PG32UQX offers a pixel density better suited to running the Windows desktop without scaling,” the company wrote.

Taobao has the ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQX listed for ¥42,999 ($6,400), but we’re assuming that’s a placeholder. It’s also shipping in China in January, which suggests a possible Q1 2021 release stateside.

Tsing Mui
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