ASUS has a new premium display about to be released: the 32-inch ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQR is already listed on its website, and it is an evolution of its existing ROG Strix XG32VQ. Both share 1440p resolution, VA panel, 4ms grey-to-grey response time and 1800mm curvature. The difference between both is the HDR support: the new XG32VQR has both DisplayHDR 400 and FreeSync 2 HDR certifications. The latter offers improvements in usability but also in gaming scenarios that are not covered in the VESA DisplayHDR specifications.
The peak brightness of the new monitor also goes further than its predecessor and goes from 300 to 450 nits. The display has support for a range of FreeSync refresh rates ranging from 48 to 144 Hz, which allow it to work seamlessly with Low Framerate Compensation (LFC) technology from AMD. Company spokepersons clarified a few weeks ago the confusion with the FreeSync 2 certification, and explained that “it is possible for a display to meet the FreeSync 2 HDR requirements but fail the DisplayHDR 600 minimums. Such a display may have the DisplayHDR 400 logo and the FreeSync 2 HDR logo, but it would be exceeding the minimum requirements of DisplayHDR 400”.
The display supports the ASUS Aura Sync RGB lighting system, and its stand allows the user to adjust the swivel (+50 to -50 degrees), tilt (+20 to -5 degrees) and height (0 to +100 mm). The panel delivers DCI-P3 94% color gamut and features an HDMI 2.0 connector, two USB 3.0 ports, DisplayPort 1.2 and Mini DisplayPort, as well as a headphone connector. We don’t have the final price of the product yet, but it will probably be more expensive than its predecessor, which can be found now at $489.99 at NewEgg, for example.