Thursday, September 30th 2021

This View is Spectacular - CORSAIR Debuts the XENEON 32QHD165 Gaming Monitor

CORSAIR, a world leader in enthusiast components for gamers, creators, and PC builders, today announced the XENEON 32QHD165, a stunning new monitor built from the ground up for gamers and creators, featuring an ultra-slim 32-inch QHD screen with a cutting-edge IPS LED panel to produce a beautiful 2560x1440 image. With up to a 165 Hz refresh rate, along with AMD FreeSync Premium certification and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility to keep up with every frame of the latest games, the XENEON 32QHD165 offers a terrific combination of powerful specs, smart features, and thoughtful design that power users need. Integrating seamlessly into the CORSAIR iCUE and Elgato Stream Deck software ecosystems for convenient, customized control, the XENEON 32QHD165 is uniquely positioned to take center stage in a modern gaming and streaming setup.

An ultra-thin micro-bezel surrounds the XENEON 32QHD165's 32-inch screen, offering a minimal border ideal for multi-monitor setups. Its IPS LED panel utilizes Quantum Dot technology with 100% sRGB, 100% Adobe RGB color space, and DCI-P3 (98%) color gamut - ensuring the superb color accuracy critical for creators that work with applications like Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, and DaVinci Resolve. Moreover, HDR400 support provides a wide brightness range for high realism in both very dark and brightly lit scenes. With a viewing angle of up to 178° horizontally and vertically, the XENEON 32QHD165's image looks great from anywhere, even if you're standing nearly parallel to the screen.
When playing fast-paced games at high settings, gamers need a monitor that can keep up. That's why the XENEON 32QHD165 outputs a refresh rate of up to 165 Hz, more than twice that of a standard monitor. Paired with adaptive sync technology from both AMD FreeSync Premium certification and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility, gamers experience smoother visuals and less screen tearing, further aided by a rapid 1 ms response time.

The XENEON 32QHD165's uniquely designed die-cast aluminium stand opens up new possibilities for streaming setups. An innovative built-in mounting point atop the stand features standard ¼" threading, enabling compatibility with rigging systems such as Elgato Multi Mount and simplifying your setup by securely mounting a camera, light, or microphone above the monitor itself.

The XENEON 32QHD165 integrates with both CORSAIR iCUE software and Elgato Stream Deck software to unite your monitor with the rest of your setup even further. iCUE enables adjustment of all on-screen controls, removing the need to ever reach behind the monitor for the physical controls. Through iCUE, you can instantly swap your custom settings when switching between playing games, watching movies, working in Photoshop, or anything else - even doing it at the touch of a button on your Elgato Stream Deck or CORSAIR iCUE NEXUS Touch Screen.

The myriad connections and clever cable management built into the XENEON 32QHD165 make it a convenient central hub for your desktop. With 2x HDMI 2.0 ports and 1x DisplayPort 1.4, as well as 2x USB 3.1 Type-C and 2x USB 3.1 Type-A ports, you can connect a plethora of gaming peripherals and streaming devices. The XENEON 32QHD165's sturdy and stylish aluminium stand incorporates built-in cable routing to organize and hide your cables from view, ensuring that your battlestation is always tidy and photo-ready. With screen tilt from -5° to 20° and 100 mm of adjustable height, the stand keeps the screen positioned exactly where you need it. If you'd rather mount your monitor, a 100 mm x 100 mm VESA mounting point lets you secure it to a wall or mount arm with ease.

Availability, Warranty, and Pricing
The CORSAIR XENEON 32QHD165 Gaming Monitor is available immediately from the CORSAIR webstore and the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors. Initial availability will be in North America, UK, France, The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, Australia, and New Zealand. The CORSAIR XENEON 32QHD165 is backed by a three-year warranty including a ZERO DEAD PIXEL policy, alongside the CORSAIR worldwide customer service and technical support network. For up-to-date pricing of the CORSAIR XENEON 32QHD165, please refer to the CORSAIR website (Editor's note: It costs $799.99 in the USA).

Web Pages
To learn more about the CORSAIR XENEON 32QHD165 Gaming Monitor, please visit: corsair.com/xeneon-monitor
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46 Comments on This View is Spectacular - CORSAIR Debuts the XENEON 32QHD165 Gaming Monitor

#1
Chaitanya
and no mention of power consumption figures.
Also its odd that native and max resolution are different.
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#2
TheLostSwede
It has an impressive height adjustable range.
Adjustable Height Yes, 110m Range
Not at all keen on the stand though, that takes up an insane amount of desk space for what?
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#3
Hanger
$799 is way over priced... that's 32" 4k HDMI 2.1 territory
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#4
Kohl Baas
Chaitanyaand no mention of power consumption figures.
Also its odd that native and max resolution are different.
Guess it works like projectors that can feed the native 1080p image from a supported 4k signal...
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#5
TheLostSwede
Chaitanyaand no mention of power consumption figures.
Also its odd that native and max resolution are different.
Power Consumption (On) 68W
Power Consumption (Sleep) <0.5W
Power Consumption (Off) <0.3W

***Image is downscaled to native resolution.
But it can only do 30 or 60Hz.
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#6
Chrispy_
Lots of focus on slim bezels for multi-monitor gaming which is last decade's tech. We now have 32:9 ultrawides now for uninterrupted widescreen without any bezel between them at all. A lot of focus on colour gamut too, which is the wrong target audience for a gaming panel. Yes, creators game too, but they'll pay quadruple this for a colour accurate display and calibrator if that really matters.

What does matter is price, response time, and how good the overdrive is - ie, whether it's variable overdrive for VRR or whether it only really works well at a fixed refresh rate.

Is this Corsair's first monitor?

Also, as a pet peeve, ALL of the marketing material uses fake images on the displays so there's no truth to how wide the bezels really are. From experience the bezels are usually 5-10mm wide, half-buried under the front panel layer. Their vidoes here www.corsair.com/uk/en/Monitors/CORSAIR-XENEON-Gaming-Monitor/p/CM-9020001-PE have laughably different bezel thicknesses from shot to shot, and even two screens side by side have different "bezel" thicknesses (I put the quotes in because the fake image is clearly wobbling around within the monitor's frame).
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#7
leppie
The stand will break in a year. At least that crap on it. I really hope Corsair had no involvement in creating the actual screen.
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#8
thegnome
Another crappy/overpriced monitor from a gaming brand. Same with audio equipment is that you don't buy this stuff unless you want the ugly cringe that (sometimes) you get.
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#9
Dr. Dro
Hard pass, at that price I can buy a LG 48 C1 in my country... and it's also not very far away from what you'd pay for one in the United States either.
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#10
TheLostSwede
Chrispy_Is this Corsair's first monitor?
Yes.
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#11
Khonjel
1440p at $800? Lol. I wanna know what the folks at Corsair are smoking. And no shade to AMD and Freesync Premium but it doesn't even have G-sync module to justify the price. And according to HWUB it’s not like Jesus' second coming either.
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#12
Chomiq
Review is up at PCmonitors.info:
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#13
Ferrum Master
ChomiqReview is up at PCmonitors.info:
I haven't seen more ridiculous and useless panel review in ages.

It is the LG panel, with the utterly weak contrast, ain't it. That's why it is not mentioned anywhere.
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#14
Vayra86
Chrispy_Lots of focus on slim bezels for multi-monitor gaming which is last decade's tech. We now have 32:9 ultrawides now for uninterrupted widescreen without any bezel between them at all. A lot of focus on colour gamut too, which is the wrong target audience for a gaming panel. Yes, creators game too, but they'll pay quadruple this for a colour accurate display and calibrator if that really matters.

What does matter is price, response time, and how good the overdrive is - ie, whether it's variable overdrive for VRR or whether it only really works well at a fixed refresh rate.

Is this Corsair's first monitor?

Also, as a pet peeve, ALL of the marketing material uses fake images on the displays so there's no truth to how wide the bezels really are. From experience the bezels are usually 5-10mm wide, half-buried under the front panel layer. Their vidoes here www.corsair.com/uk/en/Monitors/CORSAIR-XENEON-Gaming-Monitor/p/CM-9020001-PE have laughably different bezel thicknesses from shot to shot, and even two screens side by side have different "bezel" thicknesses (I put the quotes in because the fake image is clearly wobbling around within the monitor's frame).
DCI P3 is definitely a plus for gaming. I've never touched sRGB mode on this panel I have now. And thats not just because its calibrated like shit, but simply because everything pops a lot more with DCI P3 without oversaturation. Don't even need to look at HDR tbh. Good static contrast and color space and you're done.

Either way when a screen says Corsair I kinda know enough, stay at a comfortable distance. You're just going to get overpriced stuff that's been done already but now has a new logo. I think this brand has gone the way of the dodo tbh (for sensible purchases that is).
Ferrum MasterI haven't seen more ridiculous and useless panel review in ages.

It is the LG panel, with the utterly weak contrast, ain't it. That's why it is not mentioned anywhere.
Gotta love how they keep filming ingame footage to show the monitor qualities... did they forget you're viewing them on another monitor or something? Holy craperino the stupidity is real. You've first got a camera lens and FPS and then your own monitor, so everything's a mess to look at regardless. And... 40 whopping minutes of it.
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#15
Rowsol
Here's a good review.
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#16
Tigger
I'm the only one
Stand is an obscenity
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#17
Udyr
"But it's Corsair"

...yeah, no. Overpriced.
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#18
lynx29
RowsolHere's a good review.
i just finished watching that lol. hardware unboxed is the best in the business.
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#19
Chrispy_
TiggerStand is an obscenity
It's a space-wasting mess, for sure - but so many monitor stands are butt-ugly and needlessly big that I just ignore them as long as there's a VESA100 plate on the back.

For people buying $800 monitors, a proper desk arm is always the best choice. I have a cast-alloy gas-sprung arm that I paid about €200 for a decade ago, it looks like the going rate for them now is about $50/€40 and I still don't begrudge spending a single cent on mine.

If you can afford an $800 monitor and you have a tiny, flimsy little desk, then perhaps it's time to reassess your desk....
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#20
Tigger
I'm the only one
Chrispy_It's a space-wasting mess, for sure - but so many monitor stands are butt-ugly and needlessly big that I just ignore them as long as there's a VESA100 plate on the back.

For people buying $800 monitors, a proper desk arm is always the best choice. I have a cast-alloy gas-sprung arm that I paid about €200 for a decade ago, it looks like the going rate for them now is about $50/€40 and I still don't begrudge spending a single cent on mine.

If you can afford an $800 monitor and you have a tiny, flimsy little desk, then perhaps it's time to reassess your desk....
I have a nice desk stand with a vesa plate on it, used if for every monitor i have had for the last 5 years. Doesn't take up as much space as the fucking dumb big V ones, and has much better adjustment for height and tilt.
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#21
Chrispy_
RowsolHere's a good review.
Ugh, I just hit the 8-minute mark and there's no variable overdrive.

At $800 that's a cardinal sin. I already have a 32" 165Hz, Curved QHD monitor with fantastic response times and you can pick it up for less than half the asking price of this Corsair. Like most "budget" monitors in the high-refresh club, it has fixed overdrive that works amazingly at 165Hz and not so great at variable refresh rates. The only reason to pay more (for me) would be variable overdrive, something that most of the premium gaming monitors include and that should, by definition, be a key requirement to call a monitor "premium".

On the plus side, now I've finished the review I kind of agree with them - it's not rubbish, and arguably being a "okay but overpriced" is probably how many of us would describe Corsair. For a first attempt, and in a market that has plenty of awful, overpriced, or awful and overpriced offerings, this could definitely be worse.
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#23
freeagent
The price is like that to confuse people into thinking Corsair sells nothing but high end stuff. They are a higher end Thermaltake to me.. marginally.
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#24
Xex360
It's missing few millions pixels to justify the price.
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#25
Chaitanya
TheLostSwedePower Consumption (On) 68W
Power Consumption (Sleep) <0.5W
Power Consumption (Off) <0.3W

***Image is downscaled to native resolution.
But it can only do 30 or 60Hz.
Is that 68W with 100% brightness and USB hub fully loaded or just monitor running at 100% brightness no connected USB devices or "typical" power draw?
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