CES 2019: ASUS ROG Announces New Strix XG HDR Gaming Monitor Lineup

The news out of Las Vegas is starting to pick up and ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has just introduced the new Strix XG HDR gaming monitor lineup, three FreeSync2 HDR monitors built for high-refresh rate and stutter-free gaming, and available in up to 4K resolution or 144Hz refresh rate in big-screen, super ultra-wide and curved formats.


The ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q is set to be the world’s biggest and fastest 4K Freesync 2 HDR gaming monitor measuring in at 43” with full 4K 3840 x 2160 native resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 90% DCI-P3 coverage, VESA DisplayHDR 600 compliant, ASUS GameFast Input technology, PiP and PbP modes.

There is also the Strix XG49VQ which is a 49-inch monitor with super ultra-wide 32:9 3840 x 1080 native resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, 90% DCI-P3 coverage, VESA DisplayHDR 400 compliant, allowing the user to view up to 3 sources at the same time!

The ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQR looks to be this writer’s favorite of the new batch.  The XG32VQR is a 32-inch display sporting a 2560 x 1440 native resolution with 1800R curve, 144Hz refresh rate, 94% DCI-P3 coverage, VESA DisplayHDR 400 compliant.  All of these monitors feature FreeSync2 HDR for stutter-free, low latency gameplay with better brightness and contrast, TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort Certification for flicker-free operation and low blue light output, ASUS Shadow Boost technology to improve viewing in dark areas, exclusive GamePlus hotkeys and GameVisual presets.

ASUS expects the XG49VQ and XG32VQ to be available end of January 2019. Expect the XG438Q to be available in spring 2019. No pricing has been announced, but they did send us this nice Spec Sheet and Table for side-by-side comparisons.


Spec Table

Panel Size (Diagonal) 43″ (16:9) 49″ (32:9) 31.5″ (16:9)
Panel Backlight / Type VA panel VA panel VA panel
Color Saturation DCI-P3 90% DCI-P3 90% DCI-P3 94%
Brightness 450cd/m2 (typical) 450cd/m2 (typical) 450cd/m2 (typical)
Response Time 4ms (GTG) 4ms (GTG) 4ms (GTG)
True Resolution/ Refresh Rate 3840 x 2160 @ 120Hz 3840 x 1080 @ 144Hz 2560 x [email protected]
HDR Support Radeon™ FreeSync 2 HDR Radeon™ FreeSync 2 HDR Radeon™ FreeSync 2 HDR
DisplayHDR 600 compliant DisplayHDR 400 compliant DisplayHDR 400 compliant
Stereo Speaker 10W x 2 5W x2 X
I/O Ports DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI (v2.0), USB3.0 (Upstream x 1, Downstream x 2), Audio input, Earphone jack HDMI (v2.0)x2, DPx1 (HDMI & DP support Adaptive-Sync/ FreeSync 2 HDR), Earphone Jack, USDB3.0 ports HDMI (v2.0)x2, DP (v1.2) x1 (HDMI & DP support Adaptive-Sync/ FreeSync 2 HDR), Earphone Jack, USB3.0 ports