ASUS ROG outs new breed of Strix XG HDR gaming monitors

    ASUS Republic of Gamers announced today at CES 2019 their new range of Strix XG HDR gaming monitor lineup. This new trio of FreeSync 2 HDR monitors were built for high-refresh rate and stutter-free gaming.

    ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q

    Starting off with the flagship of the Strix XG HDR range, the ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q. As the name suggests, the monitor comes with a 43-inch screen with a Vertical Alignment (VA) panel that’s capable of 4K UHD 3840 x 2160 resolutions at 120Hz making it essentially a budget version of the ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ.

    Being DisplayHDR 600 compliant, the ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q comes with support for 90% DCI-P3 coverage, a typical brightness of 450cd/m2, as well as a response time of 4ms.

    ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQR

    Like its siblings, the ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQR comes with a 31.5-inch 16:9 VA panel with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate and 4ms response time. The monitor also has the largest coverage of the DCI-P3 color space of 94%.

    ASUS ROG Strix

    First spotted in Malaysia last year, the ASUS ROG Strix XG49VQ will finally make its entrance into the market. With a massive 49-inch panel with an aspect ratio of 32:9 for a total resolution of 3840 x 1080m the XG49VQ is essentially two 1080p displays fused together.

    Despite its massive display, the monitor is still able to reach refresh rates of up to 144Hz and a response time of 4ms. The monitor’s VA panel is also DisplayHDR 400 compliant and supports 90% coverage of DCI-P3.

    XG438Q XG49VQ XG32VQR
    Panel Size (Diagonal) 43″ (16:9) 49″ (32:9) 31.5″ (16:9)
    Panel Backlight / Type VA panel VA panel VA panel
    Color Saturation DCI-P3 90% DCI-P3 90% DCI-P3 94%
    Brightness 450cd/m2 (typical) 450cd/m2 (typical) 450cd/m2 (typical)
    Response Time 4ms (GTG) 4ms (GTG) 4ms (GTG)
    True Resolution/ Refresh Rate 3840 x 2160 @ 120Hz 3840 x 1080 @ 144Hz 2560 x 1440@144Hz
    HDR Support Radeon™ FreeSync 2 HDR Radeon™ FreeSync 2 HDR Radeon™ FreeSync 2 HDR
    DisplayHDR 600 compliant DisplayHDR 400 compliant DisplayHDR 400 compliant
    Stereo Speaker 10W x 2 5W x2  X
    I/O Ports DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI (v2.0), USB3.0 (Upstream x 1, Downstream x 2), Audio input, Earphone jack HDMI (v2.0)x2, DPx1 (HDMI & DP support Adaptive-Sync/ FreeSync 2 HDR), Earphone Jack, USDB3.0 ports HDMI (v2.0)x2, DP (v1.2) x1 (HDMI & DP support Adaptive-Sync/ FreeSync 2 HDR), Earphone Jack, USB3.0 ports

    The ASUS ROG Strix XG49VQ and XG32VQR are expected to be available at the end of January 2019 while the XG438Q will make its way to the market in Spring 2019.

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