Wednesday, June 7th 2017

ASUS Unveils Three Freesync-enabled, High Refresh Rate Strix Monitors

ASUS is looking to have two distinct monitor product lines catering to either AMD or NVIDIA enthusiasts. Adding to their Swift line-up of NVIDIA G-Sync monitors, ASUS seems to be building up a Strix line as well, which features AMD's FreeSync technology to deliver the same fundamental variable refresh rate technology at a lower price-point (or so we hope.)

Starting with the flagship Strix monitor, the ASUS Strix XG32V has a 31.5" IPS panel with a WQHD resolution of 2560 x 1440. It's curved, so it envelops your FOV better, with the usual 1800R curve. This model can handle refresh rates of up to 144Hz, though readers looking to jump at this panel as we speak should wait for both Freesync range and pricing announcements. Connectivity-wise, we're looking at 2x DisplayPort 1.2, 1x HDMI 2.0, and an os yet unknown amount of USB 3.0 ports. ASUS has also added the inevitable Aura Sync lighting to the XG32V, materialized on both a ROG logo that shines down onto the desk, as well as an RGB LED suite on the back of the unit that can be synchronized with other Aura Sync-enabled PC components and peripherals.
Moving a rung down the ladder, the Strix XG27V shares the 1800R curvature of the XG32GV, but shrinks both panel and resolution, with the panel presenting a 27" image, and a dialed-down 1080p presentation. This monitor also features up to 144 Hz refresh rates, and FreeSync support. Another rea where the Strix XG27V is cut-down is on ASUS' Aura Sync. While the panel still features Aura RGB lighting, it loses the ability to sync with your other peripherals, forcing you to contend with multiple lighting hues all around you. What could be worse in this RGB day and age? Connectivity-wise, this monitor also sheds some ports: the bare essentials are offered, in the form of 1x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, and 1x DVI-D.
Descending another tier, the Strix XG258 is a 24.5" display with a 1080p panel but the saving grace of a 240 Hz refresh rate. Like the XG27V, it also features Aura Lighting but is absent of Aura Sync. 2x DisplayPort 1.2 and 2x HDMI inputs (1x HDMI 2.0) take care of your connectivity options.Source: Anandtech
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7 Comments on ASUS Unveils Three Freesync-enabled, High Refresh Rate Strix Monitors

#1
f22a4bandit
Disappointed that their 27" panel is stuck at a bland 1080p rather than 1440p.
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CrAsHnBuRnXp
Despite me loving my 21:9 acer monitor, i kinda wish I went 4k just do I can get rid of the stupid black bars on youtube video's and other movies. it's quite annoying. there is an addon ive installed for chrome to "resolve" this issue, but it just stretches the content being watched.
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#3
wolar
Is the panel on 32inch the same as the AOC Agon AG322QCX ?
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#4
Prima.Vera
CrAsHnBuRnXp said:
Despite me loving my 21:9 acer monitor, i kinda wish I went 4k just do I can get rid of the stupid black bars on youtube video's and other movies. it's quite annoying. there is an addon ive installed for chrome to "resolve" this issue, but it just stretches the content being watched.
That's a lot of nonsense.
21:9 is perfect for watching movies on a native format.
For TV shows and clips, you have vertical bars, but I found those to be much more better than the horizontal ones found on 16:10 displays. Way better.
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evernessince
Prima.Vera said:
That's a lot of nonsense.
21:9 is perfect for watching movies on a native format.
For TV shows and clips, you have vertical bars, but I found those to be much more better than the horizontal ones found on 16:10 displays. Way better.
FYI that's only mostly for American movies and only newer ones. I had a 21:9 monitor and while it was cool to watch some movies without the bars, it largely wore off when you realize that many games don't support that aspect ratio and very little content outside of movies is shoot at that aspect ratio. Sometime I like to watch older shows and 4:3 on a 21:9 monitor isn't very good IMO.
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CrAsHnBuRnXp
Prima.Vera said:
That's a lot of nonsense.
21:9 is perfect for watching movies on a native format.
For TV shows and clips, you have vertical bars, but I found those to be much more better than the horizontal ones found on 16:10 displays. Way better.
I watch far more youtube videos than i do movies. So watching that crap with vertical bars is getting old. I figured some that have a 1440p option would fix that, but nope.
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Prima.Vera
evernessince said:
Sometime I like to watch older shows and 4:3 on a 21:9 monitor isn't very good IMO.
But you can watch perfectly 2x 4:3 shows side by side :)
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