ASUS’s first HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor features a 43‑inch panel, 144 Hz refresh rate, 1 ms MPRT, and Display Stream Compression technology
TVs tend to steal a lot of the limelight when it comes to console displays, but I’d argue if you are even slightly serious about your gaming, you should be using a monitor. Now that HDMI 2.1 equipped monitors are an actual thing you can buy, something like ASUS’s XG43UQ makes a lot of sense.
The 43″ W-LED VA display is packed full of technology that should make your games not only look amazing but run super-smoothly and be far more responsive than on most TV sets. HDMI 2.1 allows you to run games at 4k 120 Hz on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, and FreeSync Premium Pro enables adaptive sync simultaneously with high refresh rates, 4k resolutions and beautiful HDR.
With its 10-bit panel and claimed 125% sRGB and 90% DCI-P3 coverage, the colours should be popping on this display. We’ve reviewed a lot of ASUS’s new notebook range, and if the quality of their portable displays is anything to go by, the XG43UQ is going to be a bit special.
Available in a two-tone black and white colourway, with a stunning all-white rear cover, the XG43UQ is a stunning bit of kit. It also comes with the obligatory RGB, with Aura Sync ROG logo lighting that can be synced up with your PC and peripherals. Another welcome addition is the inclusion of a remote control, which is essential for ease of use on a display of this size.
- HDMI 2.1 – 4K 120 Hz on PS5, Xbox Series X|S and compatible PCs
- DisplayPort 1.4 – 4k 144 Hz on compatible PCs
- W-LED VA Display – 4000:1 Contrast Ratio
- AMD FreeSync Premium Pro
- DisplayHDR 1000 certification
- 125% sRGB
- 90% DCI-P3 coverage