ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has today announced that its Strix XG43UQ, the world’s first HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor, will be available in May. The Strix XG43UQ features a 43‑inch 4K panel with up to a 144 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms moving picture response time (MPRT). It also includes Display Stream Compression (DSC) technology. The HDMI 2.1 port enables gamers to enjoy 4K 120 Hz gameplay on the latest consoles. The inclusion of AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology ensures smooth HDR visuals with low latency, while ASUS Extreme Low Motion Blur Sync (ELMB Sync) works simultaneously with variable refresh rate technology to eliminate smearing and motion blur for fluid and responsive gameplay.
The Strix XG43UQ has a maximum brightness of 1000 nits, making it reach the HDR Premium standard (I’m not sure if it’s certified though). The monitor has a two-tone black and white finish with an all-white rear cover, and it features Aura Sync lighting technology for synchronized light effects with other Aura-enable components and peripherals.
The 43-inch Strix XG43UQ features a 144 Hz, 4K (3840 x 2160) panel and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology to deliver super-smooth visuals at up to 144 frames per second. It’s also equipped with ASUS ELMB Sync, enabling ELMB and variable refresh rate technologies to work simultaneously to eliminate ghosting and tearing for sharp gaming visuals with high frame rates. In addition, High Dynamic Range technology with DisplayHDR™ 1000 certification and professional-grade 90% DCI‑P3 colour gamut ensures exceptional contrast and colours for true-to-life visuals.
Along with offering amazing 4K 120 Hz gaming on the latest consoles via HDMI 2.1, Strix XG43UQ includes an Auto Low-Latency mode to reduce input lag, with less than half the input latency of 4K TVs. It also has variable refresh rate (VRR) technology to decrease tearing and framerate stutter, and it utilises Display Stream Compression technology to transport ultra-high-definition video across a single high-speed interface with no perceptible loss in video quality.
The anti-glare panel makes it easier to see what’s on-screen in bright environments, enabling a better viewing experience when watching movies or playing games. Strix XG43UQ includes an array of connectivity options such as USB 3.0, HDMI 2.1 and 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4, audio line-in, and an earphone jack. It also has a bundled remote control to enable users to adjust display settings easily.
At the time of writing, although ASUS has confirmed a May release date, they have not gone as far as to confirm anything specific. In addition, they have also not mentioned anything about how much this monitor will cost. – Based on the information I have received, I am told that in the UK, it will retail for something in the region of £1,350. So, not cheap, but then, for this level of performance, did you really expect it to be?
Although no official website for the ROG STRIX XG43UQ has been launched yet, if you do want to keep up to date with this new gaming monitor release, you can check out the official ASUS website via the link here!
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