The latest 4K 32 inch monitor for gaming from Asus combines full 4K resolution with a frame rate of 160 Hz. Thanks to AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and Nvidia G-Sync, the Asus ROG Strix XG32UQ is supposed to deliver first-class display quality even when the graphics card isn’t calculating 160 4K frames per second.
The Asus ROG Strix XG32UQ is characterized above all by its IPS panel with a diagonal of 32 inches, a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, and a refresh rate of 160 Hz. To be able to use the full frame rate at 4K resolution, the HDMI 2.1 monitor must be connected via DisplayPort 1.4; the screen can only be operated at 144 Hz via the two HDMI 2.1 connections.
Support for HDMI VRR and ALLM promises perfect compatibility with Xbox Series X and Sony PlayStation 5. The 32 inch gaming monitor supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and Nvidia G-Sync to avoid tearing. The Asus ROG monitor offers a full-surface brightness of 450 nits in SDR mode, and a peak brightness of 600 nits is achieved when displaying HDR content. The 32 inch 4k monitor can display 96 percent of the DCI-P3 color space and 130% sRGB color space.
The Asus gaming monitor has an integrated USB-A hub with two ports and a headphone jack. A special feature is the tripod thread at the upper end of the base. That makes it possible to attach a camera or a lamp above the monitor – perfect for streamers. The stand is height-adjustable, and the monitor can be tilted and swiveled.
Price and availability
The Asus ROG Strix XG32UQ 4K 32 inch monitor for gaming has been priced at $869, and it can be purchased through the Amazon.com and Newegg.com online stores.
Asus ROG Strix XG32UQ specifications
- Display: 32-inch IPS panel, Non-Glare
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Color Space (DCI-P3): 96%
- Color Space (sRGB): 130%
- Resolution: 3840×2160 (4K UHD)
- Display Viewing Area (HxV): 708.48×398.52(mm)
- Pixel Pitch: 0.1845mm
- Brightness: 450cd/㎡ (Typ.), 600 cd/㎡ (HDR, Peak)
- Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Typ.), 1,000,000:1 (HDR, Max)
- Viewing Angle (CR≧10): 178°/ 178°
- Response Time: 1ms (GTG)
- Refresh Rate: 160Hz
- Display Colors: 1073.7M (10 bit)
- Features: Flicker free, Trace Free Technology, Color Accuracy (△E< 2), GamePlus, Low Blue Light, HDCP 2.2, Game Visual, FreeSync Premium Pro, G-SYNC Compatible, Extreme Low Motion Blur, Shadow Boost, Display Widget, Kensington Lock
- Ports: 1x DisplayPort 1.4 DSC, 2x HDMI (v2.1), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x Earphone jack
- Stand: Tripod Socket, Tilt (+20° ~ -5°), Swivel (+20° ~ -20°), Height Adj. (0~80mm)
- VESA Mounting: 100 x 100mm
- Dimensions: 728.18 x (539.87~459.78) × 279.93 mm (with stand)
- Weight: 8.9Kg (with stand)
Asus recently also made available the ROG Swift PG32UQR 32 inch 4k monitor for gaming. The 32 inch 4K monitor is made on an IPS panel with a resolution of 3840 × 2160 pixels and is priced at $999.