The ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQX – 4K LED HDR At A Price

Source: Kitguru The ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQX – 4K LED HDR At A Price

Forget The GPU Prices, How About A $3000 Display

That is the price tag of the ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQX, a 32″ 4K IPS display with a 144Hz G-SYNC Ultimate chip in it and an impressive DisplayHDR 1400 with over 1000 local dimming zones.  That is a comprehensive list of features, but the entry price is going to be a barrier for many that were hoping to pick one up since it was first revealed at CES 2020.  Still, you can dream about the PG32UQX while reading KitGuru’s review.

Physically it resembles other ASUS ROG Swift panels, though not all have a separate 2″ OLED display that can be set to display a number of things including system statistics.  Connectivity includes a single DisplayPort 1.4 and three HDMI 2.0 ports, as the G-SYNC chip used does not support HDMI 2.1 at all, as well as an upstream USB 3.0 port and two out. As there is no speaker on the display, a headphone jack is also included.

The colour calibration is almost perfect out of the box, and it’s luminance uniformity is among the best KitGuru has ever seen.  If you are looking for true colour representation, keep in mind that current connectivity means using HDR at 4K/144z will offer 8bit colour, if you want true 10-bit HDR you will need to drop the maximum refresh rate to 120Hz.

Correction: we are informed that the PG32UQX is actually capable of running at 10 or 12 bpc at 144Hz with DSC (Display Stream Compression), at least on NVIDIA graphics cards.

It’s certainly not short on features, with a 32in 4K 144Hz panel from AU Optronics, DisplayHDR 1400 certification, 1152 local dimming zones, as well as a hardware G-Sync Ultimate module.

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  1. John Waters

    4k 144 hz isn’t 8 bit, it’s a 10 bit signal being displayed with 8 bit + FRC. 8 bit + FRC is pretty much indistinguishable from true 10 bit but can possibly introduce flicker at low frame rates.

    • Sebastian Peak

      It is actually distinguishable, thus the need for true 10-bit professional displays – which ASUS also offers. Within the context of a gaming product the 8-bit limitation is understandable.

      • John Waters

        Absolutely, I’m only talking about within the context of gaming

  2. just

    I’m so buying it…
    just saying

  3. Psi

    This panel is 18 months late to market and lacks HDMI 2.1, such a waste…….

  4. G C

    Looks like there is a speaker. Some other detailed reviews out there on youtube as well- check them out.

  5. G C

    Note: The Nvideo gsync pro chip is HDMI 2.0 only. This is the ONLY reason it’s not HDM 2.1. If you ask a gamer whether he would rather have 2.1 or gsync pro and a lossless DSC … I think they probably got the tradeoff right.


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