We covered Asus’ announcement of the 32-inch ROG Swift PG32UQ earlier this week as part of CES 2021, but the company waited 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 at up to 120 frames per second. They are a big deal if you really want to let your hardware tear down, which is why we have carefully covered the screens and TVs with the necessary HDMI 2.1 ports required to achieve the advanced resolution and performance balance.
Starting with what will probably 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 1
This model has two HDMI 2.1 ports with support for FreeSync Premium Pro, variable refresh rate (VRR) and automatic low latency mode (ALLM). There are also two HDMI 2.0 ports. This panel has HDR1000, and covers 90 percent of the DCI-P3 color space.
On the TUF Gaming VG28UQL1A, there is a 28-inch 4K IPS screen that also tops with 144Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response time. It has the HDR400, which will be far less light than the model above, and it covers 90 percent of the DCI-P3 color space. Asus says that this 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 the back. We just want to 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 will be able to push 4K with 144Hz refresh rate.
Asus says that these screens will be released in the second quarter of 2021, which is the general time frame we have been given for most of these exciting HDMI 2.1-compatible game monitors.
If you are not interested in jumping aboard the HDMI 2.1 train, Asus has an additional screen for those interested in high frame rates with 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 DCI-P3 color space covered.
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 launched in the second quarter of 2021, and no price has been shared at this time.