ASUS announces its newest 42-inch and 48-inch 4K OLED gaming monitors with HDMI 2.1, a 2K monitor with 360Hz refresh rate and more

ASUS announces its newest 42-inch and 48-inch 4K OLED gaming monitors with HDMI 2.1, a 2K monitor with 360Hz refresh rate and more

ASUS has been busy with loads of product announcements at the CES 2022 event. The company has unleashed a series of gaming monitors, starting with its first big-screen OLED monitors, along with the world’s fastest 2K monitor and a 32-inch 4K monitor with 160 Hz of resolution.

The new 42-inch OLED ROG Swift PG42UQ is the world’s first of its kind, along with the 48-inch OLED ROG Swift PG48UQ. Both the displays feature 4K resolution, true 10-bit color with 98% DCI-P3 color gamut. Unlike other OLED displays, the panel on the new devices features an anti-glare Micro-texture coating for more accurate colors and less distraction. The monitors also feature a custom heatsink for better heat dissipation, something that isn’t usually seen on other OLED TVs. The typical temperature without the heatsink is 60 degrees, and with the heatsink, the temperature reduces to 50 degrees.

And for those who love to have next-generation consoles connected, the new OLED monitors feature two HDMI 2.1 ports with fixed-rate link (FRL) full 48 Gbps bandwidth, along with a DisplayPort 1.4 port, and a USB hub. Gamers will be able to play with the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X at 4K 120Hz. Other features include variable-refresh-rate technology, auto-low-latency modes, and super-low 0.1ms response time. ASUS has yet to confirm details such as which HDR standard is it certified with and whether it supports NVIDIA or AMD’s syncing solutions. Nevertheless, the new OLED big-screen monitors are a big step from the VA monitors that ASUS has been offering all this time. The 42-inch and the 48-inch OLED monitors are quite the sweet spot in display size too. ASUS has yet to disclose the prices but we are sure it’s going to be quite expensive.

ASUS also unveiled the PG27AQN, the world’s fastest 27-inch 2K monitor with a refresh rate that races with a 360MHz refresh rate. This is clearly meant for professional gamers, giving about six times faster gameplay visuals than the standard 60Hz displays. The monitor uses the fast IPS technology to achieve this feat and eliminates motion blur during fast-action gameplay for e-sports sessions.

ASUS made this happen with a new liquid crystal that offers more birefringence and lower viscosity so light can pass through quickly. The monitor features three HDMI 2.0 ports, a DisplayPort 1.4, and a USB hub. For syncing, the monitor supports NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. No word on the pricing of the PG27AQN yet.

And then comes the 32-inch PG32UQXE 4K gaming monitor that features a 160Hz refresh rate and support from mini-LED backlighting and full-array local dimming (FALD), NVIDIA G-SYNC Ultimate, and quantum-dot layer for vivid and saturated colors. The monitor also features one HDMI 2.1 port so gamers will be able to play 4K 120Hz gaming with their PS5 or Xbox Series X. The brightness also reaches a peak level of 1000 nits, and the monitor is VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified.

The FALD backlight controls about 576 LED zones independently for creating a high dynamic range between white and black tones. The monitor also has built-in support for the NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer for quickly analyzing the end-to-end latency. The monitor also sports a DisplayPort 1.4 port with Display Stream Compression (DSC) that makes use of lossless compression of 4K and HDR content with 160Hz refresh rates. The monitor also features two additional HDMI 2.0 ports. There is no word yet on the pricing details of the 32-inch PG32UQXE monitor.


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