Asus have recently announced an update to their XG32VQ display, this time adding an ‘R’ to the end (XG32VQR) and including some new features like FreeSync 2 and basic HDR support. Overall the design remains the same as its predecessor, and includes some of the typical ROG Strix family styling like the downward projecting light signature at the bottom of the stand, and Aura Sync lighting ring on the back of the screen for instance. The screen is 31.5″ in size, featuring a curved 1800R VA panel and 144Hz native refresh rate.
The XG32VQR has a 2560 x 1440 resolution VA panel from Samsung (SVA technology) and a native refresh rate of 144Hz. AMD FreeSync 2 support is included with a range between 48 – 144Hz offered. This screen also has the pretty basic VESA Display HDR 400 certification, although no ‘real’ HDR support. There is at least an increased brightness of 450 cd/m2, and an extended colour space offering 94% of the DCI-P3 gamut (about 125% sRGB). However, there is no local dimming support to improve the perceived dynamic range so it’s not a great solution for HDR other than being able to accept an HDR10 input.
In other specs there is a 4ms G2G response time, 3000:1 contrast ratio, and 178/178 viewing angles. The stand offers tilt, height and swivel adjustments. Connectivity wise there are DisplayPort 1.2a, Mini DisplayPort 1.2a, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0 and a headphone jack provided.
No confirmation of price or release date yet.
Update 8/1/19: Thanks to some further information released at this year’s CES event in Las Vegas we now know that this screen is expected to be available towards the end of January. Pricing still unknown.