Wednesday, April 21st 2021

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Strix XG43UQ May Availability

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that Strix XG43UQ, the world's first HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor, will be available in May. 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. Strix XG43UQ has a maximum brightness of 1000 nits - more than three times that of OLED TVs. The monitor has a two-tone black and white finish with an all-white rear cover, and it features Aura Sync lighting technology for synchronised light effects with other Aura-enable components and peripherals.
Supersmooth true to life visuals
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 which enables 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.

Next-gen gaming with HDMI 2.1
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.

Anti-glare panel and rich connectivity
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.
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20 Comments on ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Strix XG43UQ May Availability

#1
Upgrayedd
I've had a TV on my desk before. I don't think I'd do that again haha. It'd be a good display for personal console gaming.
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#2
JAB Creations
I want exactly this except explicitly not Asus.
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#3
nguyen
UpgrayeddI've had a TV on my desk before. I don't think I'd do that again haha. It'd be a good display for personal console gaming.
Why not? I have the LG OLED 48in as my display

LG OLED have exellent pixel response time (1ms) and input delay of 12ms, about the same as any high refresh IPS panel out there.
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#4
Gmr_Chick
nguyenWhy not? I have the LG OLED 48in as my display

LG OLED have exellent pixel response time (1ms) and input delay of 12ms, about the same as any high refresh IPS panel out there.
Holy geez! Haha, pretty sure I wouldn't have any trouble seeing/playing games on that thing! :D
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#5
nguyen
Gmr_ChickHoly geez! Haha, pretty sure I wouldn't have any trouble seeing/playing games on that thing! :D
Yeah it help my gaming posture too because I don't have to lean in to see anything :D, just sit back and relax.
Watching movies with letterboxes is much better because of OLED too (complete black vs glowing on IPS)
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#6
lynx29
nguyenYeah it help my gaming posture too because I don't have to lean in to see anything :D, just sit back and relax.
Watching movies with letterboxes is much better because of OLED too (complete black vs glowing on IPS)
I'm waiting for the 40" OLED's but I intend to do the same someday. I have a giant desk from IKEA it has huge depth, more than your desk, so I should be just fine with the 48 too I suppose...
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#7
TheUn4seen
Good to see another big monitor on the market, although I have to say, my two year old Acer CG437K is very similar on paper (I'd guess that it probably uses the same or a very similar panel) and probably much cheaper at this point.
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#8
R0H1T
What was the cost of this monstrosity?
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#9
TheUn4seen
R0H1TWhat was the cost of this monstrosity?
If this quetion was addressed to me regarding the CG437K, it was roughly equivalent to a thousand US dollars, and I consider it a great purchase. There was a similar monitor from Asus at the time, but it was more expensive, had a slightly worse panel and a lot of pointless blinking lights, not all of which could be easily turned off.
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#10
net2007
World's first... That's a laugh. Lgc9 been going for 2 years
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#11
warrior420
net2007World's first... That's a laugh. Lgc9 been going for 2 years
That's considered a TV. ASUS claims "Worlds first HDMI 2.1 Gaming Monitor"

You know... Marketing fluff.
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#12
Nater
net2007World's first... That's a laugh. Lgc9 been going for 2 years
It has HDMI 2.1 AND a DisplayPort?
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#13
net2007
No it doesn't have displayport, it has HDMI 2.1 which is all that's needed currently. Not to mention whatever Asus is going to put out is going to be nowhere near as good as an OLED


Actually speaking of which it's kind of funny that they mentioned OLED in this article. The reason they have to make it so bright is to differentiate the highlights and shadows. See that's the thing and it's not needed with an OLED because it's perfect blacks.
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#14
nguyen
lynx29I'm waiting for the 40" OLED's but I intend to do the same someday. I have a giant desk from IKEA it has huge depth, more than your desk, so I should be just fine with the 48 too I suppose...
Yeah my desk is 0.7m in depth and 48in completely fill my vision, gaming and movie are perfect, texts are slightly blurry because of the lower PPI (90PPI) so getting the 42in you will get shaper text
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#15
Nater
net2007No it doesn't have displayport, it has HDMI 2.1 which is all that's needed currently. Not to mention whatever Asus is going to put out is going to be nowhere near as good as an OLED


Actually speaking of which it's kind of funny that they mentioned OLED in this article. The reason they have to make it so bright is to differentiate the highlights and shadows. See that's the thing and it's not needed with an OLED because it's perfect blacks.
That's the defining characteristic it seems...once a display has a DisplayPort, it goes from TV --> Monitor. My monitor looks like shit when connected through HDMI from the PC vs Displayport.
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#16
Tardian
Yesterday I got an LG OLED CX48 for the bedroom TV (still waiting on the PS5). I am typing this on an LG 32 inch 4K 60hz monitor. Each has its pluses and minuses.
I doubt either will last as long as my Acer 24 inch monitor (1920x1200) from 2006. I have that hooked up to a laptop for a special project I am working on.

Any word on when medium-priced 4k 120/144hz 27-28 inch monitors with HDMI 2.1 will arrive? I have some family members holding their breath for this.
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#17
RJARRRPCGP
2006=Looked like a fair amount of LCD monitors, had bad caps. :(
While the TVs were like tanks.
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#18
net2007
I don't know about y'all but 10 bit 444 beautiful colors is going to be better than anything Asus is going to release.
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#19
atomicus
Unfair to compare this to the 48" OLED. That will wreck this Asus in every way. It's VA LCD folks, and will no doubt have the same issues as the previous 43" panel which they released. I see no reason why it won't, despite this slightly upgraded spec. My guess is that it's just a panel revision, and all previous 43" monitors have had all sorts of issues, especially for the extortionate price. If it came in at around $700 then it would be a no brainer, but it's going to be more than twice that, which is just ridiculous.
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#20
dir_d
atomicusUnfair to compare this to the 48" OLED. That will wreck this Asus in every way. It's VA LCD folks, and will no doubt have the same issues as the previous 43" panel which they released. I see no reason why it won't, despite this slightly upgraded spec. My guess is that it's just a panel revision, and all previous 43" monitors have had all sorts of issues, especially for the extortionate price. If it came in at around $700 then it would be a no brainer, but it's going to be more than twice that, which is just ridiculous.
I'm hoping it will at least have a Quantum dot backlight for over 2k zones but I doubt it. If it did I am pretty sure they would have spewed it out in this press release. Plus if this monitor comes in at over 1500 then it already fails due to the LG OLED costing that much.
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