The years go by but it's always ROG that raises the bar of quality in PC gaming monitors. After the introduction of the Full LED backlight and the mini LED backlight, the Asus brand returns to innovate with it Swift PG32UQX, a monitor that uses some of the best technologies available today to bring the gaming experience to the limit.
The Taiwanese house has chosen the stage of the CES in Las Vegas, which will officially open its doors only tomorrow, to present a monitor with practically no compromises. A product that, specific to the hand, is very reminiscent of the ProArt PA32UCG, shown for the first time at the last IFA in Berlin, but aimed at professional users.
Impossible to ask for more
The ROG Swift PG32UQX is characterized by a 4K resolution and a 144 Hz refresh rate, all on a 32-inch diagonal. Full support is given to technology NVIDIA G-Sync, but the real highlight of the offer is represented by the particular backlighting used. We find indeed 1152 independent zones managed by local dimming, a huge number is only possible thanks to the use of Mini LEDs. Mini LEDs are nothing more than tiny LEDs that take current backlighting technologies to the extreme, but should not be confused with Micro LEDs, which are even more advanced but still in development, at least for the smaller formats. Currently they are used only in large panels, over 75 ", and have inaccessible prices for consumer users.
Mini LEDs are therefore the most advanced technology available today for the creation of LCD panels for the general public, nothing better can be found. Thanks to their use, the PG32UQX is able to generate up to 1400 nit of peak brightness, a huge value and so far seen only in the best LCD televisions or professional monitors.
As we said at the beginning, the specifications seem very similar to the ProArt PA32UCG, which we are trying right now, and we can confirm that it is a very high quality product and capable of really reaching such a high peak brightness.
For now, the information is still scarce and based solely on the data sheet released by Asus, but we can try to make some hypotheses on the presence or not of the HDMI 2.1. The 4K resolution at 144 Hz is not manageable by common HDMI 2.0, at least not without compressing the color information, as happens in the ROG PG27UQ.
However at the last Computex in Taipei ROG was the first to present a monitor with Display Stream Compression technology, which allows to convey high resolution video signals and with complete color information without a loss of quality visible to the human eye. The HDMI 2.1 are therefore not fundamental in this case, the fact remains that ROG has once again managed to amaze, for a product whose only limit will be the price, not yet communicated.