We covered Asus’ announcement of the 32-inch ROG Swift PG32UQ earlier this week as part of CES 2021, but the company was waiting until now to unveil more monitors that have HDMI 2.1 ports.
Basically, these are the screens you want if you have an advanced PC, a PS5 or an Xbox Series X, so you can watch your gameplay in 4K resolution with up to 120 frames per second. Second. It’s a big thing if you really want to let your hardware tear, which is why we’ve carefully covered monitors and TVs with the necessary HDMI 2.1 ports required to achieve the advanced resolution and performance balance.
Starting with what will likely be the most expensive option (although Asus has not shared a price), the 43-inch ROG Strix XG43UQ is shown above. This model has a 4K VA screen with a 1
This model has two HDMI 2.1 ports with FreeSync Premium Pro support, VRR (Variable refresh rate) and automatic low latency mode (ALLM). There are also two HDMI 2.0 ports. This panel has HDR1000 and it covers 90 percent of the DCI-P3 color space.
On the TUF Gaming VG28UQL1A, it’s a 28-inch 4K IPS display that also tops out with 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. It has HDR400, which is much less bright than the model above, and it covers 90 percent of the DCI-P3 color space. Asus says that this one has VRR support.
I want to show you a picture of the screen itself, but Asus thought it appropriate to just send us pictures of its back. We just trust that it actually has a screen. This model has two HDMI 2.1 ports and two HDMI 2.0 ports along with a DisplayPort 1.4 that should be able to push 4K at 144Hz refresh rate.
Asus says that these monitors will be released in Q2 2021, which is the overall time interval we have been given for most of these exciting HDMI 2.1-compatible gaming monitors.
If you’re not interested in jumping aboard the HDMI 2.1 train, Asus has another screen for those interested in high frame rates at stable resolutions. It’s the ROG Swift PG279QM, a 27-inch 1440p IPS panel with a 240Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and HDMI 2.0 ports. It supports HDR400 with 95 percent of the covered DCI-P3 color space.
Asus says that this monitor has Nvidia’s G-Sync processor and Reflex Latency Analyzer technology to determine the latency of your accessory. It will be released in Q2 2021 and no price has been shared at this time.