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The ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQX is the world's first mini LED gaming monitor

By Hoots the Owl - on 9 May 2021, 10:20am

The ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQX is the world's first mini LED gaming monitor

Note: This article was first published on 6 May 2021.

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If you're feeling flush, there's a gaming monitor you'll probably want to keep your eye on. The ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQX is the world's first mini-LED gaming monitor, featuring also a 144Hz refresh rate, 4K resolution, and NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate certification. It's a specification sheet that is nothing short of impressive, but there's little doubt there will also be a similar price tag to match.

The mini-LED backlit panel makes possible full-array local dimming across 1,152 independent zones, so you get deep blacks and detailed highlights. The searingly bright 1,400 nits peak brightness also nets it DisplayHDR 1400 certification, the highest tier currently available. This should bring to life supported games in brilliant detail with exceptional contrast levels.

That said, mini-LED displays aren't quite on the level of a true OLED display, and the individual LEDs still sit behind an LCD substrate. However, each panel is made up of many thousands of tiny LEDs, which is why mini LED screens can support so much more local dimming zones. It can be thought of as the middle ground on the way to micro-LED tech, which like OLED displays utilise self-illuminating pixels.

The ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQX employs quantum dot technology for true 10-bit colour depth and 98% coverage of the DCI-P3 colour space. ASUS says each monitor is pre-calibrated at the factory as well to a Delta E of less than 2 for more accurate colour reproduction.

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Display Stream Compression technology lets you run native 4K resolution content at up to 144fps via a single DisplayPort 1.4 connection. Support for NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate ensures a smooth and tear-free gaming experience, particularly important if you're trying to get your GPU to drive a game at 4K with HDR turned on. On top of that, you'll be able to plug your console into the monitor and enjoy support for variable refresh rates of up to 120Hz at 4K.

Finally, the monitor features a nifty LiveDash OLED on the lower bezel, which can be programmed to show information such as temperature, voltage, fan speeds or system frequency. Alternatively, you can even set it to display custom images or animations. There's also a convenient USB port and tripod socket on top of the monitor for a lighting kit and webcam, which should help simplify your setup somewhat.

The ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQX will be available on shelves by the end of May 2021. The pricing will be made available closer to the release date.

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