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ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQ Preview: ASUS FreeSync Gaming Monitors (ASUS XG27VQ, ASUS XG258Q)

By November 20, 2017 One Comment

ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQ

Introduction

ASUS introduced three new XG models to the ROG Strix family of gaming monitors, all of which will feature FreeSync, high refresh rates, and the exclusive Extreme Low Motion Blur feature for a responsive and smooth gameplay experience.

First off, we have the ASUS ROG Strix XG27VQ which we have already written about here along with the ASUS ROG Swift PG27VQ 165Hz model. It’s a 27-inch 1800R curved monitor with 144Hz refresh rate and Full HD resolution.

Next up, the ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q offers a whopping 240Hz refresh rate, 1080p, and a rapid 1ms response time speed made possible by its 24.5-inch TN panel. It’s aimed strictly at the serious high-end professional players.

Lastly, the ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQ, essentially a bigger version of the XG27VQ model with a higher resolution, brings a stunningly immersive experience to gaming.

Features

The ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQ display will feature a high-contrast VA panel with the flawless 178-degree viewing angles, a superior 125% sRGB color gamut, and a quick 4ms response time speed. In addition to the WQHD screen resolution, we can expect immersive image quality with vibrant colors and true black shades. Gameplay fluidity is ensured thanks to the 144Hz refresh rate which AMD users can further take advantage of via FreeSync technology.

AMD FreeSync technology allows you to synchronize the refresh rate of the ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQ monitor with a FreeSync-compatible AMD graphics card. As a result, screen tearing and stuttering is eliminated while the input lag is reduced within the dynamic range. The ASUS XG32VQ FreeSync dynamic range amounts to 48-144Hz via both HDMI and DP connectors. Naturally, you can use a Nvidia graphics card with the monitor, but you won’t be able to use the mentioned technology and its perks.

The 1440p resolution on a 31.5-inch screen of the ASUS ROG XG32VQ FreeSync monitor amounts to 93 pixels per inch which is a roughly equal pixel density to the 1080p resolution on a 23.5-inch screen. Overall, it results in a crisp image quality with expressive details which is significantly sharper in comparison to the Full HD resolution of the ASUS XG27VQ 27-inch model.

All of the XG Strix series monitors will also have the DisplayWidget feature. This software application will allow you to adjust all the OSD (On-Screen Display) settings in a desktop application rather than by using the OSD buttons. Some of the common ROG gaming monitors feature include pre-calibration picture presets for different genres, crosshair overlays, FPS counter, and an on-screen timer.

Design

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All of the ASUS ROG Strix XG series gaming monitors will sport the ASUS Aura RGB LED lights which add ambient lighting and style to your desk. However, only the ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQ model will have the AuraSync feature that automatically synchronizes the lights with the rest of your AuraSync compatible gear from ASUS. Other displays’ RGB LED lights will have to be customized manually.

The ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQ and XG27VQ offer 1800R curvature for a more immersive gaming experience which along the thin bezels make for an eye-catching appearance. All of the Strix gaming monitors feature a versatile design with tilt, swivel, height, and VESA adjustments while the ASUS XG258Q also offers the pivot/rotate ability.

Connectivity

The ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQ 144Hz gaming monitor features a DisplayPort 1.2, a mini-DisplayPort, an HDMI 2.0, and a USB3.0 hub while the ASUS XG27VQ display has an extra DVI port, but only one DisplayPort. The ASUS XG258Q 240Hz monitor has a DisplayPort 1.2, an HDMI 2.0, and an HDMI 1.4.

Price & Release Date

The ASUS ROG Strix XG27VQ is already available and priced at $317 at the moment (November 2017) which is an alluring deal given its premium design and features along with the 144Hz refresh rate and FreeSync.

The ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQ and the XG258Q price and release date are still unknown. We’ll update the article as soon as something comes up.

Conclusion

It’s nice to see FreeSync getting some love with all the latest G-Sync gaming monitors on the horizon. AMD users will be able to enjoy these awesome gaming machines for a certainly lesser price than their G-Sync counterparts, and with the new Vega cards, they’ll be able to enjoy smooth high-end gaming as well. The ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQ VA monitor is perhaps the most anticipated one due to its perfect mix of screen size, resolution, refresh rate, and other specs, hopefully, it will be available for an equally attractive price tag as the XG27VQ model.

The ASUS ROG Strix XG27VQ, on the other hand, may repulse certain users due to the low resolution for its 27-inch size. However, 1080p does reduce the performance requirements for smooth gaming experience which greatly contributes to a more overall affordable gaming rig. In addition to its eye-catching design with slim bezels and a reasonable price, the low pixel density just might be overlooked.

Lastly, the ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q display provides AMD users with the state-of-the-art performance for competitive gaming thanks to its rapid response time, adaptive-sync and motion blur reduction technologies, and the amazing 240Hz refresh rate for the most responsive gameplay achievable.

ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQ Specifications
Screen Size31.5-inch (Curved)
Resolution2560x1440 (WQHD)
Panel TypeVA
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate144Hz
Response Time4ms (GtG)
Adaptive SyncFreeSync (48Hz-144Hz)
PortsDisplayPort, mini-DisplayPort, HDMI
Other Ports3xUSB 3.0 (2x Downstream), Headphone Jack
Brightness300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio3000:1 (Static)
Colors16.7 million (true 8-bit)
VESAYes (100x100mm)
ASUS ROG Strix XG27VQ Specifications
Screen Size27-inch (Curved)
Resolution1920x1080(Full HD)
Panel TypeVA
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate144Hz
Response Time4ms (GtG)
Adaptive SyncFreeSync (48Hz-140Hz)
PortsDisplayPort, Dual-link DVI, HDMI
Other PortsHeadphone Jack
Brightness300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio3000:1 (Static)
Colors16.7 million (true 8-bit)
VESAYes (100x100mm)
ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q Specifications
Screen Size24.5-inch
Resolution1920x1080(Full HD)
Panel TypeTN
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate240Hz
Response Time1ms (GtG)
Adaptive SyncFreeSync (48Hz-240Hz)
PortsDisplayPort, HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0
Brightness400 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio1000:1 (Static)
Colors16.7 million (true 8-bit)
VESAYes (100x100mm)

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  • fernando gonzalez

    ¿is me or the new 32 is the samsung panel of the samsung new curved va panels?