4K 120Hz monitors arrive from Korean manufacturers – Wasabi Mango UHD430 REAL4K

4K 120Hz monitors arrive from Korean manufacturers - Wasabi Mango UHD430 REAL4K

4K 120Hz monitors arrive from Korean manufacturers – Wasabi Mango UHD430 REAL4K

For a long time now 4K monitors have been stuck with maximum refresh rates of 60Hz, thanks mostly to the limitations of both HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2, neither of which support higher refresh rates at UHD resolutions. 

This limitation has created a situation where most ultra-high-end PC gamers prefer to use 1440p displays, not only due to their lower pixel counts (which stress graphics hardware a lot less) but due to their ability to access higher refresh rates, with 144Hz and 165Hz displays being readily available.    

Now DisplayPort 1.4 monitors are starting to emerge, offering double the bandwidth of DisplayPort 1.2 while also providing another doubling in theoretical bandwidth thanks to DSC compression, making higher refresh rate at 4K easily possible. 

Wasabi Mango, a South Korean Display manufacturer, has revealed their new UHD430 REAL4K Slim Gaming Monitor, offering support for 4K resolutions at 120Hz using DisplayPort 1.4, a first for a gaming Display outside of Nvidia’s G-Sync HDR offerings. 

As the name suggests, the Wasabi Mango UHD430 REAL4K Slim Gaming Monitor comes with a 43-inch screen size and uses a 4K AH-IPS display panel, with the monitor’s web listing (in Korean) reporting that the monitor is a 10-bit panel with a G2G response time of 5ms. 

  

4K 120Hz monitors arrive from Korean manufacturers - Wasabi Mango UHD430 REAL4K  

Wasabi Mango lists this monitor with HDR support with a maximum brightness of 400 nits, offering 4K 120Hz support using one of the monitor’s two DisplayPort 1.4 ports or 4K 60Hz using any of the displays three HDMI 2.0 ports, making this monitor ideal for use with both PCs and consoles. 

Sadly a brightness of 400 nits is a far cry from the 1,000 nits required for full HDR10 coverage, though it is a notable boost over most standard displays. 

At this time we have no pricing information on Wasabi Mango’s new 120Hz UHD430 REAL4K Slim Gaming Monitor, though it is worth noting that this display brand typically has to be ordered directly from Korea, which may require high shipping fees and import taxes for international buyers.

Even so, it is nice to see a 120Hz 4K monitor on the market, even if most PC gamers won’t have enough GPU horsepower to run modern games on such a display.   

You can join the discussion on Wasabi Mango’s 120Hz 4K UHD430 REAL4K gaming monitor on the OC3D Forums.