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ASUS has listed a new gaming monitor that has a higher-than-usual refresh rate for a 4K display.

The ROG Strix XG32UQ is a new 32-inch monitor from ASUS that features a 4K IPS panel with refresh rates of up to 160 Hz. This overclocked refresh rate is achieved with DisplayPort 1.4 and DSC (Display Stream Compression), a technology that Vesa has described as an “industry-wide compression standard for video interfaces that features low latency and visually lossless performance.”

Other highlights of the ROG Strix XG32UQ include NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility, HDMI 2.1 ports, and DisplayHDR 600 certification, as confirmed by ASUS’ product blurb and bullet points, which are copied below.

ROG Strix XG32UQ HDMI 2.1 Gaming Monitor — 32”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160),Fast IPS, 160 Hz (OC), 1 ms GTG, NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible, FreeSync Premium Pro, Variable Overdrive, DisplayHDR 600, 96% DCI-P3, DisplayPort 1.4

  • 32-inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) Fast IPS professional gaming monitor with 160 Hz refresh rate (overclocking).
  • HDMI 2.1 supports native 4K 120 Hz gaming without chroma subsampling (4:4:4) on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
  • NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible and exclusive Variable Overdrive technology deliver seamless, tear-free gaming.
  • High dynamic range (HDR) technology with DisplayHDR 600 compliance combined with 96% DCI-P3 color gamut ensures exceptional contrast and color performance
  • Features an ergonomically designed stand to offer extensive swivel, tilt, and height adjustment

It’s unclear how much the ASUS ROG Strix XG32UQ might cost, but one of its closer siblings, the 32-inch QHD ROG Strix XG32VQ, features an MSRP of $699.

Coverage from Prad has suggested that ASUS will launch its ROG Strix XG32UQ monitor in Germany “in the middle or end of the 3rd quarter of 2022.”

Source: ASUS ROG (via Prad)

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  1. Still smaller than I'd generally like to go with a 4K display, but not bad from the looks of it. As you said, the price point needs to be reasonable.
  2. I think 4K at 32" is actually quite nice - at 150% scaling, it will be plenty sharp.

    Only complaint is that you can't get that pixel density in an ultrawide...

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