Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX gaming monitor review – HDR perfection

It’s fair to say monitors haven’t advanced at the same pace as mobile phones or televisions, with OLED panels now commonplace in pretty much everything except gaming displays. It’s anyone’s guess as to when we’ll see these catch up – but until then, the ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQX is the very best of what gaming monitors have to offer: a 32-inch panel sporting 4K at 144Hz, and DisplayHDR 1400 certification.

The PG32UQX gives us a glimpse of what gaming will look like in a few years, when the mini LED technology powering this display is available at a reasonable price. Unfortunately, gazing into the future is something only Raven Baxter can do for free. For the rest of us, you’ll have to spend a whopping $2,990 / £3,299 to see what all the fuss is about. Trust me, I’ve owned an HDR1000 OLED TV for a few years now, and I have never seen HDR as good as this before.

If you’re in the market for the best gaming monitor, you’ll know just how difficult it is to find a display that ticks every box. There are 4K panels out there, but how many of them run at a high refresh rate? With the latest graphics cards, gaming at 4K is no longer an unattainable dream, it’s reality. Then you have to factor in HDR, and that’s when things get messy. Lots of modern monitors have HDR capabilities, but the peak brightness is too low to have the intended effect.

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