Asus has unveiled three new monitors specifically for gamers, the ROG Strix XG43UQ, the ROG Swift PG32UQ, and the TUF VG28UQL1A - all three stand out for being the first models from Asus to support the new HDMI 2.1 interface, which enables a frame rate of 120 Hz at a resolution of 4K (3,840 × 2,160 pixels) thanks to its higher data rate. Apart from that, their technical features, such as their good color space coverage, also make them interesting for video editing.
New: High frame rates via HDMI 2.1.
Until now, such high refresh rates (which are especially important for gamers) were only possible via DisplayPort - but this is missing from the latest generation of game consoles Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X. Instead, they have the new HDMI 2.1. However, they do have the new HDMI 2.1 port, which can now also display such frame rates via HDMI.
ROG Swift PG32UQ.
The Asus ROG Swift PG32UQ is a factory color-calibrated 32" 4K monitor that covers 98% of the professional DCI-P3 color space and 160% of the sRGB color space - HDR display is guaranteed according to the VESA DisplayHDR 600 standard, which means it should be sufficiently good with a peak brightness of up to 600 nits.
Asus Swift PG32UQU
It can display 4K video at up to 120Hz via its two HDMI 2.1 ports, and even at up to 144Hz via DisplayPort 1.4 using DSC (Display Stream Compression) - it&s variable refresh rates via HDMI 2.1 as well as via AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and (once certified) NVIDIA G-Sync.
Asus ROG Strix XG43UQ.
The 43-inch 4K monitor Asus ROG Strix XG43UQ also has two HDMI 2.1 interfaces via which it can play back 4K content at 120 Hz.
Asus ROG Strix XG43U
Via DisplayPort 1.4 and DSC, 4K UltraHD can even be displayed at up to 144Hz, and the XG43UQ also supports the VESA DisplayHDR 1000 standard, which means it achieves a peak brightness of 1,000 nits and covers 90% of the DCI-P3 color space. HDR is only supported via DisplayHDR 400 standard, though, so the display will probably not be too convincing.
Asus TUF VGF28UQL1A.
Like the ROG Swift PG32UQ, the TUF VGF28UQL1A uses a 32" IPS panel, it can display 4K at up to ^144 Hz via DisplayPort and at up to 120 Hz via HDMI 2.1 - also variable via NVIDIA G-SYNC. The DCI-P3 color space is covered by 90%, the sRGB color space by 125%.
Asus TUF VGF28UQL1A
The ROG Swift PG32UQ and the ROG Strix XG43UQ are expected to hit the market in the first quarter m2021 - the price as well as the exact technical specifications have not been announced by Asus yet.
Here is our guide article: Monitors for video editing -- what to look for when buying.