ASUS announce 42-inch, 48-inch ROG Swift OLED gaming displays

ASUS announces two next-gen ROG Swift OLED gaming displays, with 42-inch and 48-inch using a customized heat sink to stay cool.

Published Jan 5, 2022 1:51 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Jan 29 2022 1:00 AM CST
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ASUS has announced a bunch of new gaming monitors at CES 2022, with not one but two new flagship ROG Swift OLED gaming monitors in 42-inch and 48-inch sizes.

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The two new ASUS ROG Swift OLED gaming displays have native 4K resolutions, with true 10-bit color that -- along with the beautiful OLED panel -- will give you super-deep blacks and super-bright and colorful highlights. ASUS is also tweaking colors and factory calibrating the new ROG Swift OLED gaming monitors out of the box.

ASUS has two HDMI 2.1 ports that will handle next-gen Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X/S consoles, as well as high-end GPUs with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 series, and AMD's Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards. ASUS is doing things one better, with the ROG Swift OLED gaming displays including fixed-rate link (FRL) technology -- unlocking the HDMI 2.1 bandwidth up to its max 48Gbps -- alongside 2 x HDMI 2.0 ports, 1 x DisplayPort 1.4 port, and a USB hub.

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For gamers, you've got the super-fast 4K 120Hz on your side but also thanks to the OLED panel you've got massively low 0.1ms response times that will make sure the ASUS ROG Swift OLED gaming displays are some of the very best you can buy.

ASUS is using an interesting micro-texture coating on the two new ROG Swift OLED gaming monitors, which will make for a less glare-filled experience compared to competing OLED displays. Inside, ASUS is keeping the hot panel -- a large 4K 120Hz OLED panel -- cool by using some in-house customized heat sink that directs airflow where it needs to be and keeps the devices inside under 50C/122F. This means you can be hitting peak brightness on the ASUS ROG Swift OLED gaming displays and it won't buckle.

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ASUS explains: "For gamers, the choice is clear. With an anti-glare screen, a custom heat sink, and full-bandwidth HDMI 2.1 ports, ROG Swift OLED monitors deliver a gaming experience that typical OLED TVs just can't match".

"Today's premium laptops, smartphones, and televisions use organic light-emitting diode, or OLED, screens, and it's easy to see why. Unlike traditional liquid-crystal displays (LCDs), which use an always-on backlight, OLED panels can control the brightness of each individual pixel. This tech creates near-infinite contrast for a picture that jumps right off the screen, especially in high-dynamic range (HDR) content. Unfortunately, the OLED displays and TVs currently available don't fully cater to the needs of PC gamers. Now, we're ready to fill that gap with the new ROG Swift OLED series. These premium displays draw on our gaming monitor expertise to offer gamers the advantages of OLED panels in a display that's primed for immersive, fast-paced action".

There's no ETA or pricing for the new ASUS ROG Swift OLED gaming displays just yet, but expect them to be awesome, and expensive -- and a review here on TweakTown on day one.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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