Asus is going full throttle with its Republic of Gamers (ROG) gaming division. They just announced the gaming smartphones Phone 6 Pro and 6 and launched the brute gaming convertible Flow X16. If you still need the monitor to go with it, the new Asus ROG Strix XG32UQ might be just the thing. It offers a 4K resolution, 160 Hz and leaves hardly anything else to be desired.
Asus ROG Strix XG32UQ in detail
The Asus ROG Strix XG32UQ is a 32-inch gaming monitor that comes with a matte IPS panel including LED backlighting. It combines a 4K resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels with a refresh rate of 160 Hz.
When displaying HDR content, it gets a brightness of 600 nits at its peak; typically, 450 nits are offered. In addition, it has a gray-to-grey response time of only 1 millisecond.
Furthermore, it displays colors in 10 bits and covers the DCI-P3 color space to an impressive 96 percent for a gaming monitor, and even 130 percent of the sRGB color space. The color deviation is also excellent with DeltaE <2.
It also supports FreeSync Premium Pro and is G-SYNC compatible. In addition, there is a GamePlus- a particularly eye-friendly low-blue-light mode. Another exciting feature is “Asus Variable Overdrive”, which comes with six presets. These improve the frame rate in games, reduce ghosting and thus ensure a particularly smooth display.
4K at 120 Hz on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X
The Asus ROG Strix XG32UQ is equipped with two HDMI 2.1 ports that also support VRR (Variable Refresh Rate). This allows 4K resolutions of up to 120 Hz on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles, but a maximum of 144 Hz on the PC.
To use the full 160 Hz, the monitor has to be connected via DisplayPort 1.4. One port is available for this, which is supplemented by a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a USB hub including two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports.
The display can also be tilted between -5 degrees and 20 degrees, and tilted between -20 degrees and 20 degrees. A height adjustment between 0 and 80 mm is possible, but a pivot function is not offered. In return, the XG32UQ can also be mounted on the wall with a VESA mount (100 x 100 mm).
In addition, the stand offers integrated cable management on the bottom and has a tripod thread (1/4 inch) on the top, on which, for example, cameras or a ring light can be attached directly to the monitor. It’s a feature we already know from the Corsair Xeneon, for example, of which two new models have also just been introduced.
And if 160 Hz isn’t enough for you, you can always wait for the ROG Swift 500 Hz gaming monitor that Asus unveiled in May.
Price and Availability
The Asus ROG Strix XG32UQ is expected to be available in stores in the third year of 2022. However, the manufacturer does not give details about the price yet. You can find more details directly on the manufacturer’s product website.