Next-Gen ready, battle-ready
We recently reported on Acer’s newest HDMI 2.1 equipped gaming monitor, the Nitro XV282K KV, that is coming this year, however, ASUS has hit the ground running in 2021 with the ROG Swift PG32UQ. While Acer’s monitor comes in at 28″, the Swift measures up at a mighty 32″, though 28″ and even 42″ ASUS ROG HDMI 2.1 displays are expected later this year.
Before we even hit the spec-list the Swift makes a heck of an impact. Stunning design, concealed ports and integrated cable management help keep the Swift PG32UQ looking stylish and tidy.
- 32” Display
- 4k 144 Hz (PC)
- 4k 120 Hz (Console)
- 1 ms (MPRT) Response
- Variable Refresh Rate
- Auto Low Latency Mode
- HDMI 2.1
The spec list makes for some impressive reading. It’s basically a checklist of all the features next-gen console owners will be looking for, with the added advantage of having G-Sync compatibility and 4k 144Hz for PC gamers, too. If you’re like me, and frequently flit between console and PC gaming, then having a large and good quality gaming display that supports both PC and console at their absolute best is a necessity (or so I tell my wife).
Sure, you can get big-screen TVs with HDMI 2.1 for a not too unreasonable price now, but I prefer gaming at a desk, and 32″ is pretty much the magic number for most desks.
The ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQ has two HDMI 2.1 ports, as well as a DisplayPort 1.4 input. The DP1.4 port utilises (DSC) Display Stream Compression to compress the video stream without any notable degradation, allowing the monitor to hit the 4K 144Hz target.
We don’t yet have a price for the Swift PG32UQ just yet, but its competitor, the Acer Nitro XV282K KV, is coming in at (US) $899.99, (EUR) 949.00 and GBP £899. The Swift is not only bigger than the Nitro, but has significantly more design flourishes, and I’d be surprised to see this hit the shelves for anything less than £1100, possibly more. That being said, as long as the performance is up to snuff, I can see this being immensely popular with next-gen console owners and any PC gamers who have joined Nvidia’s Team Green.
ASUS has made some big strides at CES 2021, and I can’t wait until their new range of products hits the shelves. We don’t know an exact release date for this monitor just yet, but we’ll be sure to update you once it becomes available.
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