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Earlier this week ASUS announced their newest 4k ROG monitor that is both 4k and up to 120Hz while also fitting into the FreeSync2 spec and HDR 600. Below is what ASUS had to say in its press release.
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Strix XG438Q, the world’s biggest and fastest 4K UHD FreeSync 2 HDR gaming monitor, offering the perfect balance of smooth visuals and high contrast HDR performance for incredibly immersive gameplay. The new display features a 43-inch 4K UHD panel with an astonishing 120Hz refresh rate, high-dynamic-range (HDR) technology with 90% DCI-P3 professional color gamut coverage and exceptional contrast for DisplayHDR certification, plus support for AMD Radeon FreeSync HDR technology.
Strix XG438Q also includes GameFast Input technology for responsive, lag-free control that heightens gameplay experiences and gives games a vital edge over their opponents.
Big-screen, no-distraction gaming and entertainment in full 4K HDR glory
The standout feature of Strix XG438Q is its vast 43-inch panel, which delivers big-screen gaming and entertainment experience without sacrificing the high- and variable-refresh-rate technologies usually found only in smaller panels.
Strix XG438Q also has a special anti-glare coating to deliver a consistent viewing experience across the display under all types of indoor lighting conditions, enabling the enjoyment of on-screen content without distraction – making the display perfect for everything from fast-action gaming to kicking back to watch a movie.
Ultra-fluid performance for super-smooth gameplay, and superb color accuracy
Strix XG438Q is loaded with technology to deliver world-leading gaming experiences and superior visual fidelity on a 43-inch display. The ultrafast 120Hz refresh rate, ensures that even the fastest-paced games played at the highest visual settings remain buttery-smooth and completely lag-free.
The display also features Radeon FreeSync HDR technology to render buttery-smooth visuals with low latency and improved brightness and contrast. In particular, FreeSync 2 stipulates low-latency processing for both standard and HDR content, reducing the input lag typically associated with HDR content.
ASUS-exclusive GameFast Input technology further reduces input lag, by providing faster motion delivery so gamers are always up to speed with the action – affording them precious extra milliseconds to respond.
Brilliant brightness, contrast and color accuracy are also cornerstones of Strix XG438Q. The display supports HDR technology across a range of luminance up to 700cd/m^2 to deliver a wider color range and higher contrast than traditional monitors – so the brightest whites and the darkest blacks bring out details like never before. Strix XG438Q also delivers DCI-P3 90% color gamut and contrast performance that meets the requirement for DisplayHDR 600 certification, making it ideal for professional design endeavors.
Ready for kick-back entertainment, with included remote control and integrated speakers
Strix XG438Q’s expansive 4K UHD panel lends itself to enjoyment of all kinds of entertainment, from gaming to television and movies. The included remote control makes it easy to manage the monitor’s output, enabling at-a-distance control of the on-screen display (OSD) to make quick adjustments to brightness, contrast, input source and other settings. The remote zapper also includes volume-control buttons – perfect for fine-tuning the output of Strix XG438Q’s integrated 10 W stereo speakers.
Niche Gamer’s Take: this could be a fantastic solution for those who want to game and play media on a big screen. Perhaps replacing a TV in your bedroom or living room. The big question here is pricing and availability which they seemed to be silent on. We will update when more information becomes available.