ROG and TUF Gaming monitors are ready for next-gen gaming with HDMI 2.1

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The HDMI port is the gateway to the big screen for gamers all over the world, and in 2020, the latest HDMI 2.1 standard made its debut across a wide range of hardware. This protocol unlocks higher data rates over the HDMI cable, enabling higher resolutions, higher 120Hz refresh rates at existing resolutions, and a number of desirable features like automatic low-latency mode and variable refresh rates for gaming devices.

The latest consoles from Sony and Microsoft, as well as the latest PC graphics cards from AMD and NVIDIA, all support HDMI 2.1 to enable those winning features, no matter how you prefer to game. ASUS is ready for this new era of HDMI connectivity with three new displays that are breaking cover at CES 2021.

A trio of HDMI 2.1 displays from ROG and TUF Gaming unlock the full potential of next-gen consoles

Gamers who want to tap the full potential of the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X should strongly consider a 4K display with HDMI 2.1 ports to unleash the full performance and fidelity of their chosen platform.

The brand-new ROG Strix XG43UQ is the biggest and boldest of our HDMI 2.1 gaming monitors. Its massive 43” screen bridges the gap between more compact gaming monitors and larger TVs, making it the perfect companion for big-screen gaming in any space.

It wraps refresh rates up to 144Hz and VESA DisplayHDR 1000 compliance into a sleek white chassis that attractively coordinates with the PS5 or Xbox Series S, or contrasts with the Xbox Series X. Connect your PS5 or Xbox to one of this monitor’s HDMI 2.1 ports, and the XG43UQ will seamlessly enable automatic low latency mode, variable refresh rate support, and a 120Hz refresh rate at 4K to unlock the best gaming experience from those consoles.

If you prefer to game at a desk, the ROG Swift PG32UQ stands ready. It combines a 4K resolution, a 144Hz maximum refresh rate, and VESA DisplayHDR 600 compliance in a 32” form factor that fills your field of vision while still fitting comfortably onto a desktop. Like the XG43UQ, the PG32UQ can automatically enable HDMI 2.1’s gaming-friendly features when you connect a compatible source. It also supports DSC on its DisplayPort inputs for the highest fidelity and refresh rates when used with compatible GeForce and Radeon graphics cards.

Finally, the TUF Gaming VG28UQL1A is the most compact of our next-generation 4K displays. Its desktop-friendly size still has room for a full loadout of premium gaming features. The VG28AUQL1A delivers a fluid 120Hz refresh rate over HDMI 2.1, VESA DisplayHDR 400 compliance, and all of HDMI 2.1’s gaming goodness with compatible sources. Learn more about this display in our dedicated article.

Play your way with console-ready 2560×1440 and 1920×1080 displays

The ROG Strix XG43UQ, the ROG Swift PG32UQ, and TUF Gaming VG28UQL1A monitors provide the best gaming experience with next-generation consoles, but they’re not the only TUF Gaming or ROG displays you can connect a PlayStation 5 or Xbox to in order to enjoy an elite gaming experience. Several of our displays can accept the 4K 60Hz native signal of the PS5, and they’ll internally scale down that signal to their 2560×1440 native resolution for a clear, crisp image. This capability opens up more display options for PS5 users than the native output capabilities of the console would otherwise allow.

Because the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles support 1920×1080 120Hz output over HDMI, a wide range of ASUS monitors can display this high-refresh-rate content even without an HDMI 2.1 port. To help you select the best ASUS console gaming monitor for your needs, we’ve compiled the compatibility table below to help you find your match.

ResolutionRefresh RatePS5 CompatibleXbox X/S Compatible
1920x1080120HzPG35VQ, PG65UQ, PG259QN, PG259QNR, PG279QM, PG32UQX, PG329Q, PG43UQ, PG32UQ

XG279Q-G, XG27AQ, XG27UQ, XG16AHP, XG16AHPE, XG16AHPE-W, XG16AHP-W, XG17AHP, XG17AHPE, XG32VC, XG32VQR, XG438Q, XG438QR, XG43UQ, XG43VQ, XG49VQ, XG27WQ, XG248Q, XG349C

VG27AQL1A, , VG27AQGL1A, VG27AQ1A, VG258QM, VG32VQ1BR, VG247Q1A, VG249Q, VG249Q1A, VG24VQ, VG24VQE, VG24VQ-J, VG24VQR, VG279Q1A, VG279QL1A, VG27VH1B, VG27VH1BR, VG27VH1BY, VG27WQ1B, VG328H1B, VG32VQ, VG32VQ1B, VG32VQE, VG34VQL1B

PA328CGV, VP249QGR, VA326H, VA326HE, MG278Q, MG279Q
PG35VQ, PG65UQ, PG259QN, PG259QNR, PG279QM, PG32UQX, PG329Q, PG43UQ, PG32UQ

XG279Q-G, XG27AQ, XG27UQ, XG16AHP, XG16AHPE, XG16AHPE-W, XG16AHP-W, XG17AHP, XG17AHPE, XG32VC, XG32VQR, XG438Q, XG438QR, XG43UQ, XG43VQ, XG49VQ, XG27WQ, XG248Q, XG349C

VG27AQL1A, VG27AQGL1A, VG27AQ1A, VG258QM, VG32VQ1BR, VG247Q1A, VG249Q, VG249Q1A, VG24VQ, VG24VQE, VG24VQ-J, VG24VQR, VG279Q1A, VG279QL1A, VG27VH1B, VG27VH1BR, VG27VH1BY, VG27WQ1B, VG328H1B, VG32VQ, VG32VQ1B, VG32VQE, VG34VQL1B

PA328CGV, VP249QGR, VA326H, VA326HE, MG278Q, MG279Q
2560x1440120HzN/APG279QM, PG32UQX, PG329Q, PG43UQ, PG32UQ

XG279Q, XG279Q-G, XG27AQ, XG27UQ, XG32VC, XG32VQ, XG32VQR, XG438Q, XG438QR, XG43UQ, XG349C

VG27AQL1A, VG27AQGL1A, VG27AQ1A, VG27AQ, VG27AQE, VG27BQ, VG32VQ1BR, VG27WQ1B, VG32VQ, VG32VQ1B, VG32VQE

PA328CGV, MG278Q
60HzPG329Q

XG32VQR, XG32VC, VG32VQ, VG32VQ1B, XG27WQ

VG27WQ1B, VG27WQ, XG279Q, XG27AQ, VG27AQ, VG27AQ1A, VG27AQL1A, VG27BQ
3840x2160120HzXG43UQ, PG32UQPG32UQX, XG43UQ, PG32UQ

Jump into next-gen gaming with ASUS HDMI 2.1 and console-ready displays

Whether you game on a console, PC, or on both platforms, the right display is essential for unlocking the full performance and enjoyment from your next-generation investment. In addition to the ROG Strix XG43UQ, ROG Swift PG32UQ, and TUF Gaming VG28UQL1A HDMI 2.1 gaming monitors launching at CES, we have a wide range of console-ready displays ready to go with your platform of choice today. Whichever ASUS gaming display you select, you can be assured of a smooth, crisp, and colorful reproduction of your favorite games around. Let’s play.