4K 160Hz without compression - ASUS' Swift PG32UQXR is ROG's first DisplayPort 2.1 monitor
A high refresh rate 4K monitor without Display Stream Compression (DSC)
Published: 7th January 2023 | Source: ASUS ROG |
ASUS has revealed their first DisplayPort 2.1 monitor, the ROG Swift PG32UQXR
DisplayPort 2.1 is here, and it gives displays access to an incredible amount of bandwidth, so much so that ASUS has been able to create a 4K 160Hz monitor that does not require Display Screen Compression to achieve its maximum refresh rate. Meet the ROG Swift PG32QUXR, ROG's first DisplayPort 2.1 monitor.
ASUS' ROG Swift PG32UQXR is a 32-inch 4K Mini LED Quantum Dot monitor that features Full-Array Local Dimming with 576 independent LED lighting zones. The screen can offer gamers peak brightness levels of 1,000 nits, can cover 95% of the DCI-P3 colour space and each monitor is factory pre-calibrated to Delta E < 2 colour variance.
So is the fact this this screen doesn't need Display Stream Compression (DSC) relevant? Yes, and no. While VESA's DSC technology is considered to be virtually lossless, DisplayPort 2.1's ability to eliminate the need for compression is impressive, and there are display purists that do not want their monitors to utilise any form of compression to achieve high framerate compatibility.
Designed for professional gamers, the Swift PG32UQXR is a 32-inch 4K (3840 x 2160) mini LED gaming monitor with a 160 Hz refresh rate. DisplayPort 2.1 connectivity enables 4K 160 Hz visuals without compression. Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) backlighting delivers 576 independent LED zones and 1000 nits peak brightness while targeting DisplayHDR 1000 compliance. The quantum dot panel offers above 95% DCI-P3 provides realistic colors and smoother gradation. In addition, each monitor is factory pre-calibrated to Delta E < 2 color difference. The Swift PG32UQXR also offers rich connectivity options, including DisplayPort 2.1, HDMI 2.1, and USB hub.
With support for both HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 2.1, ASUS' ROG Swift PG32UQXR will be an excellent monitor for gaming on PC and current-generation consoles. While it can be argued that DisplayPort 2.1 is unnecessary for 4K 160Hz when DSC can be used with DisplayPort 1.4, it is nonetheless great to see ASUS quickly adopting DisplayPort 2.1 and HDMI 2.1 on one of the newest displays.
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