Displays & Projectors News - Page 1
ASUS has unveiled its new ROG Strix XG32UQ gaming monitor, with a native 4K resolution and huge 160Hz refresh rate... something that only PC gamers can get.
The new ASUS ROG Strix XG32UQ rolls out with a larger 32-inch IPS panel, with the native 4K 160Hz only capable on the PC with DisplayPort 1.4 connectivity, while the dual HDMI 2.1 ports can only drive up to 4K 144Hz. ASUS has a super-low 1ms (GtG) response time, AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and NVIDIA G-SYNC support on the ROG Strix XG32UQ gaming monitor.
ASUS has 2 x HDMI 2.1 ports, 1 x DisplayPort 1.4, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a built-in USB hub that sports USB-A 3.2 Gen1 ports. ASUS is giving you the usual ROG Strix frills: a stand that tilts, swivels, and is height adjustable. There's even a built-in tripod socket on top, where you can mount a camera or ring light ontop of your ROG Strix XG32UQ gaming monitor.
ASRock has been making some truly awesome AMD motherboards and some of the very best AMD Radeon RX series graphics cards, and will soon be joining the gaming monitor business.
The company has registered two new products that will make the ASRock Phantom Gaming series monitors, which will support AMD FreeSync Premium technology. ASRock is reportedly preparing a 27-inch and 34-inch monitor in its Phantom Gaming family, both registered at Displayport.org, Consumer.Go.Kr, and digital-cp licensing sites.
ASRock's upcoming Phantom Gaming "PG34WQ15R" will rock a 34-inch VA-based LCD panel, with a native 3440x1440 resolution and 165Hz refresh rate. The ASRock Phantom Gaming "PG27FF" has a 27-inch IPS-based panel with a native 1080p resolution and 165Hz refresh rate.
Corsair has just announced two new members of its XENEON gaming monitor family, with the introduction of the XENEON 32UHD144 and XENEON 32QHD240 gaming monitors.
First up, the Corsair XENEON 32UHD144 is a new flagship 32-inch 4K IPS LED monitor with a super-smooth 144Hz refresh rate, with the monitor's "vivid colors and realism made possible by Quantum Dot technology". Corsair is using an ultra-slim design on the new XENEON gaming monitors, with the Corsair XENEON 32UHD144 packing 2 x HDMI 2.1 ports, 1 x DisplayPort 1.4 port, and USB Type-C connectivity.
Corsair even includes a USB 3.1 hub into the XENEON 32UHD144 that helps keep your cables nice and neat, through their in-house RapidRoute cable management system built into the stand of the gaming monitor.
Redmagic has just unveiled its latest high-end 27-inch 4K 160Hz gaming monitor, which rocks a Mini-LED backlight with 1152 FALD zones, on a Fast IPS panel.
Redmagic is a sub-brand of Nubia Technology, a company that makes gaming-infused smartphones, but have just entered the gaming monitor, gaming keyboard, and gaming mouse market. The first is the new flagship 27-inch 4K 160Hz Mini-LED gaming monitor, which Redmagic says has 99% of the sRGB, Adobe RGB, and DCI-P3 color gamut.
There's also DisplayHDR 1000 certification here, so you're going to get a bright monitor for HDR content, while Redmagic is also using ultra-high PWM backlight dimming which reduces flicker from the backlight dimming. Redmagic has a super-fast 1ms response time, with an mmWave add-on unit on one of the versions of the display, that lets you connect mobile devices to the monitor wrieelssly.
GIGABYTE has just unveiled its latest GIGABYTE S55U gaming monitor, which is another member of GIGABYTE's growing family of 4K gaming monitors.
The new GIGABYTE S55U gaming monitor features a huge 54.6-inch Quantum Dot-based 4K panel, with a very gaming-smooth 120Hz refresh rate thanks to its HDMI 2.1 connectivity. GIGABYTE's new S55U gaming monitor also has Android OS, which means you get access to built-in apps like Netflix and YouTube, as well as the ability of streaming content through Chromecast to the GIGABYTE S55U gaming monitor.
I don't know why GIGABYTE calls this a "gaming monitor" when you need HDMI 2.1 to use its 4K 120Hz goodness, something you can only get on AMD's new RDNA 2-based Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards, or NVIDIA's new Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards. There's no DisplayPort 1.4 here, folks.
Samsung is reportedly making OLED panels for Apple's second-generation iPad series that is launching in late 2024. Not only that, but Samsung is reportedly making OLED panels for Apple's new iPad Pro slates in 11-inch and 12.9-inch versions, alongside LG.
It was close to a year ago that I was reporting that Apple was expected to use OLED panels in its next-gen 2023 iPads, and it seems that is indeed coming true. LG and now Samsung will produce OLED panels for Apple's new iPad Pro series, but Samsung is gearing up for a much rosier relationship with its main, and pretty much only smartphone competitor: 2024 and beyond.
Apple's next-gen iPad models after the Pro series will be using OLED panels mass produced by Samsung according to the latest news, with Samsung reportedly entering an agreement with Japan Ulvac. The companies have reportedly started price negotiation for the Gen 8.5 OLED deposition equipment, so that it can make the OLED panels for Apple and its future-gen iPads.
ViewSonic has just announced their new VX2720-4K-PRO gaming monitor, rocking a 27-inch IPS panel that has a native 4K resolution and super-smooth 144Hz refresh rate.
The new ViewSonic VX2720-4K-PRO gaming monitor offers its 4K 144Hz over not one, but two HDMI 2.1 ports on the monitor. HDR duties aren't so great, with ViewSonic offering VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification, with 130% sRGB and 90% NTC color space coverage, with 8-bit color depth.
ViewSonic says that its new 4K 144Hz gaming monitor has a 1ms "fast response time" as well as AMD FreeSync technology, and if the dual HDMI 2.1 connections aren't your thing, there's still a regular DisplayPort 1.4 connector. ViewSonic also provides a super-fast 90W fast-charging USB Type-C port, if you wanted to charge up your smartphone, tablet, or iPad through the VX2720-4K-PRO gaming monitor.
ASUS and NVIDIA unveiled their new E-TN (Esports TN) panel which is the world's fastest gaming monitor, offering an incredible 500Hz refresh rate.
But now AUO reportedly has a new 540Hz "high-brush" panel under development, with MyDrivers reporting that the "specific specifications of this ultra-high brush panel have not yet been announced, and it is likely to be overclocked on a 500Hz panel, which is a product that continues to be optimized".
The site reports that "some people have tested 500Hz high-speed brushing monitors before, using Core i9-12900K , 32GB DDR5 The game PC including the memory and RTX 3090 graphics card has been verified. Even if the minimum picture quality is turned on, the frame rate under FHD resolution is only 343 frames".
Samsung teased, and then announced its Odyssey Neo G8 gaming monitor earlier this year... but now the new gaming monitor has officially launched worldwide. Check it out:
The new Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 gaming monitor has a 32-inch curved VA panel, with a native 4K resolution and super-intense 240Hz refresh rate. Yep, 4K 240Hz insanity that is also driven by Quantum Mini-LED technology, with Quantum HDR 2000 and 2000-nit peak brightness. There's an ultra-low 1ms response time as well.
Samsung says that its new 32-inch Odyssey Neo G8 gaming monitor is the "world's first and fastest gaming monitor" that rocks a 1000R curved VA panel featuring Quantum Matrix Technology. The buzzwords, they get me everytime. Whoooooooooooosh: QUANTUM MATRIX TECHNOLOGY. Marketing jokes aside: this is a serious god damn monitor, with 4K @ 240Hz you're going to need a next-gen GPU to run games at 4K 240FPS. Maybe even a generation ahead of that.
Elon Musk has asked one of the most important questions in the world: what is the resolution of real life?
In a new tweet, the world's richest man -- and SpaceX + Tesla CEO -- Elon Musk, has asked "what resolution is life in, 8K?" As someone who personally owns an 8K monitor and runs 7680 x 4320 all the time, I would say it's superior to 8K. The resolution of real-life would have to be in excess of 16K or even 32K at beyond 120FPS.
We wouldn't even measure "FPS" as time can feel fast, or slow depending on what you're doing -- so 120FPS would be a hard indicator. I'd love to know what Elon thinks... if real-life is being rendered in 8K resolution -- on this simulation of the "real-world" at least -- then surely, it's being pumped to us at beyond 120FPS.