08 January 2019
Asus has launched three new ROG Strix XG gaming monitors at the ongoing CES 2019 event. Each of these new offerings boasts bigger display size, higher refresh rate, up to 4K resolution, and HDR support. The newest models are Strix XG32VQR, Strix XG438Q, and Strix XG49VQ which are available in 32-inch, 43-inch, and 49-inch respectively.
In terms of resolution, the Asus ROG Strix XG32VQR features 2560 x 1440 pixels with 144Hz refresh rate. The Strix XG49VQ also has 144Hz refresh rate but with 3840 x 1080 pixels resolution. The third model Strix XG438Q features 3840 x 2160 pixels with 120Hz refresh rate. The 49-inch model is the only one with 32:9 aspect ratio as other two offer the standard 16:9 aspect ratio.
All the three new ROG Strix gaming monitors come with AMD's Radeon FreeySync 2 HDR support. It is claimed to deliver smoother gameplay below the variable refresh range using a feature called Low Framerate Compensation (LFC). Other than this, the 32-inch and 49-inch models are DisplayHDR 400 compliant and the 43-inch model is DisplayHDR 600 compliant.
Asus said that the ROG Strix XG49VQ and XG32VQ gaming monitors will start selling by the end of January 2019. As for the ROG Strix XG438Q, it will be going on sales sometime in Spring 2019. There are no words on the pricing yet.