FreeSync 2, DisplayHDR 400 & More - ROG Outs The Strix XG32VQR

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅30.11.2018 23:59:15



Never a manufacturer to shy away from the, shall we say, more fully-featured end of the peripheral market, ASUS ROG are once again staking a claim for the title of most 'kitted out' gaming monitor available to consumers. In this instance it's the turn of the AMD Radeon side of the equation - the ROG Strix XG32VQR features some of the very best that FreeSync and associated technologies can offer.

Outwardly, it shares many of the hallmarks of other members of the modern Strix gaming monitor series. A large 32" curved VA panel is capable of 144Hz operation with a 1440p resolution, and (because you can't get away from it these days) a certain amount of RGB LED lighting is also incorporated into the frame. No surprise that it also supports ASUS Aura Sync. But there's also far more to this screen.

To start with it is one of the as-yet still rare FreeSync 2 panels. This denotes support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) alongside FreeSync's adaptive variable refresh rate, in principle making for a far more immersive experience.

DCI-P3 94% professional colour gamut denotes support for the DisplayHDR 400 standard, allowing not only for more vivid colours but also deeper contrast between dark and light zones. This is aided by ASUS Shadow Boost technology, a feature that ASUS themselves baked into the screen.

The Strix XG32VQR is able to switch between different pre-calibrated HDR modes based on the content being shown, with each subtly suited to either gaming, movie or full-on colour accuracy. Long gaming sessions are augmented through a detailed on-screen configuration tool and panel technologies that reduce blue light level and eliminate flicker.

With Dual-HDMI 2.0, Dual-USB 3.0, Displayport 1.2 and a headphone jack, the Strix XG32VQR doesn't skimp on connectivity either. Plus, connections and cables are hidden within the stand for a cleaner and tidier desk.

There is no news on pricing as yet, but ROG Strix monitors always command a premium. Don't be surprised if it's considerably north of 500 upon release.

For more information, visit the product page.

SOURCE: ASUS ROG via Techreport

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