Asus have already previously announced back in September 2019 their ProArt PA32UCG display which although aimed at professional users and colour critical work (as with the rest of their ProArt range), featured an impressive spec that was bound to also interest gamers. That model had a 32″ IPS panel with 4K resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, adaptive-sync, a 1,152 zone Mini LED backlight and VESA DisplayHDR 1400 certification.
Asus have now announced for this year’s CES event a specific gaming equivalent in their popular ROG Swift series – the ROG Swift PG32UQX. This offers the same 32″ IPS panel with 4K 3840 x 2160 resolution, and a slightly boosted refresh rate of 144Hz. It also features a Native G-sync hardware module with G-sync Ultimate certification.
This will be Asus’ first gaming monitor to feature VESA DisplayHDR 1400 certification, with the 1,152 zone Mini LED backlight helping to offer high end local dimming support beyond previous FALD backlight options. There is also a wide colour gamut with >90% DCI-P3 coverage offered, along with a 10-bit colour depth.
The PG32UQX is designed to be a productive companion outside of games, too. Making full use of the desktop real estate offered by a 4K resolution isn’t always practical on a 27” monitor, simply because not all of us have eagle eyes. Many users take advantage of 4K displays’ high pixel density by scaling up the Windows desktop for smoother text rendering, but for those who want to use all of the real estate available from a 4K resolution, the 32” diagonal expanse of the PG32UQX offers a pixel density which may be better suited to running the Windows desktop without scaling.
Multiple textures on the back of the display, separated by a subtle diagonal chrome strip, signal that this monitor isn’t your average screen. An Aura Sync-enabled RGB LED ROG logo lets you coordinate the PG32UQX with your other Aura-enabled components for a fully synchronized battle station. And an ROG logo projector in the base of our trademark twisted stand lets you show off your allegiance to the Republic of Gamers or display your own logo using the included blank discs.
Asus don’t list an expected price or release date in their press release. However, Acer have just announced their equivalent Predator X32 at CES as well, so expect the ROG Swift PG32UQX to be released at a similar time. The Acer model is listed for Q2 release at a price of $3,599 so expect this Asus model to be slightly more expensive. The latest AU Optronics panel information we had recently suggested that the 32″ IPS-type panel being used for this screen would not go in to mass production until Q2 2020 so the release of these screens could well slip until later in H2 we believe.