The Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX is the world’s first 4K HDR gaming monitor that uses 1,152 independent mini LED zones that deliver a peak brightness of 1400 nits. It’s DisplayHDR 1400 certified and features a 144Hz refresh rate with Quantum-dot technology. This is perhaps the best 4K gaming monitor (yet) released this year. Pre-orders for the PG32UQX already started, but when I checked Asus’ online store, the pre-order has already ended as of today. The PG32UQX will cost an eye-watering $2,999.99 USD. More details below.
Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX – Best 4K Gaming Monitor?
Asus officially announced that the ROG Swift PG32UQX will be available on shelves starting the end of May 2021. Like I mentioned earlier, pre-order has already ended at this point. But hopefully, retailers will have them for sale very soon.
The ROG Swift PG32UQX is a 32″-inch, 4K HDR gaming monitor with 144Hz NVIDIA G-SYNC Ultimate. It has full-array local dimming (FALD) across 1,152 independent mini LED zones that give it a peak brightness of 1400 nits. While quantum-dot technology and true 10-bit color depth enable over a billion colors for accuracy and smoother gradations. It also features Display Stream Compression technology and supports variable refresh rate (VRR) technology on Xbox Series X via HDMI.
To be specific, the maximum SDR is around 500 nits of brightness. While in HDR mode, the typical brightness is 1,400 nits. It also has a 98% of DCI-P3 and 160% of sRGB. It’s a 4K monitor with a 16:9 aspect ratio, and a resolution of 3840×2160.
If you have one of the latest RTX 3080 / RTX 3090 or the upcoming RTX 3080 Ti graphics card, this monitor would be a great pair. These graphics cards can drive games at 4K at high refresh rates. Combine that with G-Sync Ultimate to deliver the very best gaming experiences, including lifelike HDR, stunning contrast, cinematic color, and ultra-low-latency gameplay.
The Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX 4K gaming monitor is also built with a LiveDash OLED display and OSD dial to improve the user experience. The LiveDash is a 2″-inch OLED panel located at the lower bezel of the monitor. It can be programmed to show useful system information such as temperatures, voltages, fan speeds, or system frequency.
As for connectivity options, the PG32UQX has one DisplayPort 1.4; three HDMI 2.0; two USB 3.0 (one for upstream and one for downstream); one USB 2.0; and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Pricing and Availability
The Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX 4K gaming monitor comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $2,999.99 USD and will be available starting the end of May 2021. Asus offers a 3-year warranty for the said product.