Three FreeSync2 gaming monitors have just been revealed by ASUS ROG (Republic of Gamers). With options like 4K resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, big and curved displays, the latest lineup is ever closer to the goal of delivering stutter-free and high-refresh rate gaming.
The first of the three is the world’s biggest and fastest 4K FreeSync2 gaming monitor, the Strix XG438Q. This big boy comes in at 43 inches, with a 4K, 3840 x 2160p native resolution. It also has a 120Hz refresh rate, 90% DCI-P3 coverage and is VESA DisplayHDR 600 compliant.
For greater usability, the XG438Q supports the viewing of multiple sources simultaneously in Picture-in-Picture mode, which includes an inset window within the main window, and Picture-by-Picture mode, which divides the monitor in half. It has three HDMI 2.0 and a DisplayPort interface for your PC, consoles and more.
The second would be the super ultra-wide Strix XG49VQ. The display is a 49-inch 32:9 aspect ratio display with a 3840 x 1080 native resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, 90% DCI-P3 coverage, VESA DisplayHDR 400 compliant, lastly, it can view up to 3 sources at the same time, with the same viewing area as two side-by-side 27-inch monitors for extreme productivity.
The third and final monitor of the lineup is the Strix XG32VQR which has a 32-inch display with 2560 x 1440p native resolution with 1800R curve and 144Hz refresh rate. It has 94% DCI-P3 coverage and is VESA DisplayHDR 400 compliant.
All the new monitors featured here have FreeSync2 HDR that allows your gaming experience to be stutter-free, with low-latency gameplay and improved brightness and contrast. They are also certified with the TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort Certification for minimising blue light output and operating flicker free. The ASUS Shadow Boost technology in the monitors enhances viewing in dark areas and also includes exclusive GamePlus hotkeys and GameVisual presets.
The XG line features some really big monitors, but that doesn’t mean that they sacrificed on high refresh rate and variable refresh tech. Despite big monitors looking a little like mini TVs, the Strix XG monitors have the added anti-glare coatings which set them apart from shiny, reflective televisions. The lineup also includes custom ROG designed backlights for all 3 of the models to ensure high-quality HDR performance in a world where many games are starting to support HDR and many other monitors claiming HDR support, the XG models are different in that they do meet VESA specifications.
The 2 Strix XG monitors, XG49VQ and XG32VQ are to be available at the end of this month (January) while the XG438Q should be purchasable within spring of this year. Local pricing and availability for the lineup will be listed closer to launch dates.
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