Differences Between the Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX and PG32UQ Explained

With the impending arrival of these two new gaming screens from Asus, with quite similar model names and headline specs, we thought we would write a brief article explaining the key differences. This will consider the key features, specs and benefits of the ROG Swift PG32UQX and the PG32UQ displays and break down how they are similar and how they are different.

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JOLED Start Production and Shipment of 22″, 27″ and 32″ Monitor OLED Panels

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JOLED an OLED display expert and manufacturer of OLED by printing method, has started product shipment of its “OLEDIO OLED” displays (let’s see how many times we can make it clear these are OLED?!). It is the first mass production of OLED displays by this new printing method, which is different from the conventional vapor deposition method. JOLED will produce 10″ to 32″, medium-sized high-performance and high-quality OLED displays under the OLEDIO brand, for high-end monitors, medical monitors, automotive displays, and so on their press release says. This will hopefully mark the arrival of further desktop monitors using OLED technology, with shipment of the current panels in 22″, 27″ and 32″ sizes now under way.

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Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX with 32″ IPS Panel, 4K Resolution, 144Hz, G-sync Ultimate and HDR 1400

Original news piece from January and October 2020, now updated March 2021

Asus announced all the way back in Jan 2020 at the CES event a top end gaming display in their popular ROG Swift series – the ROG Swift PG32UQX, the “World’s first Mini LED Gaming Monitor”. This screen will offer a 32″ IPS-type panel with 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution combined with a refresh rate of 144Hz. It also features a Native G-sync hardware module with G-sync Ultimate certification, a Mini LED backlight with 1152 dimming zones, HDR 1400 certification and a range of other top end features.

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LG 27UP850-W with 27″ 4K IPS Panel, USB type-C and Hardware Calibration Support

LG have released a new 27″ sized monitor in their range, the 27UP850-W. This screen has a 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution and is aimed at content creators and productivity enhancement. It includes a USB type-C connection for simple connectivity and also hardware calibration.

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Samsung Odyssey G5 Gaming Screens in 27″, 32″ and 34″ Sizes with High Refresh Rates

Following in the footsteps of the very popular G7 and G9 line-up, Samsung have also released their Odyssey G5 line-up gaming displays. There are models available in 27″ (C27G55T) and 32″ (C32G55T) 16:9 aspect ratios, and a 34″ (C34G55T) ultrawide size with 21:9 aspect ratio. These models feature VA technology panels, high refresh rates and adaptive sync support for variable refresh rates.

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Samsung Release Odyssey G3 Gaming Displays With 1080p VA Panels, 144Hz and a Flat Format

These models have slipped under the radar a little bit but Samsung have recently released their new G3 models in their Odyssey gaming line-up. They are available in 24″ (24G35T) and 27″ (27G35T) sizes. We’ve already reviewed the previous Odyssey G7 models which were 27″ and 32″ sized curved displays with 240Hz VA panels and 1440p resolution. There is also the G9 which is a 49″ curved ultrawide display with 5120 x 1440 resolution and a 240Hz VA panel. Those G7 and G9 models are Samsung’s top-end gaming displays at the moment. Not everyone likes the curved format of these screens though, and the newly released G3 models offer an alternative flat format, albeit with a lower spec.

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Asus ROG Strix XG43UQ Gaming Display with 43″ Panel, 4K, 144Hz Refresh Rate and HDMI 2.1

We provided a bit of information about this screen in January after CES 2021 but we now have more details to share as below. The Asus ROG Strix XG43UQ is a large format 43.4″ sized screen with a 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution and 144Hz refresh rate. DisplayPort 1.4 is provided along with DSC support to support the full resolution and refresh rate without needing to sacrifice colours anywhere. Asus also announced at CES that the screen will also include HDMI 2.1 connectivity now. It has a range of impressive features for gaming and multimedia.

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Gigabyte M32Q Gaming Monitor with 31.5″ 1440p IPS Panel and 170Hz Refresh Rate

Gigabyte have released details of their new M32Q gaming monitor on their website. This model is 31.5″ in size and uses a 2560 x 1440 resolution “Super Speed” IPS panel, combined with a 165Hz native refresh rate and small 170Hz overclocking feature. Gigabyte promote a range of gaming features including a 1ms G2G and 0.8ms MPRT response time spec and their updated Aim Stabilizer Sync technology. The screen features adaptive-sync for VRR from both NVIDIA and AMD systems.

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BenQ DesignVue PD2725U for Professional and Design Work with 4K IPS Panel and Thunderbolt 3

BenQ have released a new monitor in their ‘DesignVue’ range. The PD2725U is 27″ in size and features a 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution, IPS panel technology and a range of features for colour critical and professional uses. This includes a wide colour gamut backlight offering 95% DCI-P3 coverage and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity for simple monitor setup and making it Apple Mac ready.

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LG UltraFine OLED 32BP95E and 27BP95E Monitors Announced with Built In Calibration Sensor

We have already seen back in January the announcement of two new OLED monitors from LG in their UltraFine line-up. The LG 32EP950 and 27EP950 are 31.5″ and 27″ in size respectively and are aimed at high end professional users, HDR production and colour critical work. Their OLED technology panels offer a 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution and importantly per pixel dimming for true blacks and an infinite contrast ratio. The screens also have a wide colour gamut covering 99% of the DCI-P3 and Adobe RGB reference spaces, along with 10-bit colour depth and hardware calibration support.

According to a recent digital conference, those initial two models are going to be joined in the market by the LG 32BP95E and 27BP95E, again 31.5″ and 27″ in size. The specs will remain largely the same but these new BP models will also include a built-in calibration sensor and come packaged with a shading hood. They are basically slightly more advanced (and likely expensive) versions of the original EP models.

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