ROG debuts our first DisplayPort 2.1 monitor: the ROG Swift PG32UQXR

Articles: Monitors
Jan 04, 2023 Written by:ROG Article

Let’s take a moment to celebrate a humble, hardworking element of every desktop PC and many laptop gaming setups: the port and cable that connect to the display. For years, these underappreciated pieces of hardware have had to make do with limited bandwidth. DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI ports do just fine when sending a 1080p signal, but when gamers crank up the resolution to 4K and add on immersive extras like HDR and 10-bit color, there’s just not enough bandwidth left over to enable a high refresh rate, too — at least, not without some form of compression. Now, that’s all changing. ROG’s first DisplayPort 2.1 gaming monitor, the ROG Swift PG32UQXR, takes advantage of the latest DisplayPort standard so that you can have it all.  

Gobs of bandwidth for your 4K gaming rig 

Click here for a rundown on the advantages that DisplayPort 2.1 brings to gamers, but here’s the skinny: this new standard offers up to 80bps of total bandwidth, roughly tripling the real-world data rates that were possible with DisplayPort 1.4. You’ll find a pair of DisplayPort 2.1 connectors on the ROG Swift PG32UQXR alongside two HDMI 2.1 ports primed and ready for your next-gen console, plus, a convenient USB hub. 

A front view of the PG32UQXR monitor on a black background.

With all that extra bandwidth to play with, we were able to load out the ROG Swift PG32UQXR with an enviable feature set. This monitor immerses you with its spacious 32-inch panel, and it renders your gaming worlds in glorious detail with its 4K resolution. Its 160Hz refresh rate, kept tear-free with FreeSync, provides fluid, responsive animation in fast-paced games.  

Prior to DisplayPort 2.1, you could only achieve this combination of resolution and refresh rate with Display Stream Compression (DSC) tech. Many gamers find DSC to be perceptually lossless, but if you’d rather just keep compression out of the equation, then a DisplayPort 2.1 monitor is just what you need. 

Fantastic contrast and vivid color  

Even with the bandwidth demands of high-resolution, high-refresh-rate gaming, DisplayPort 2.1 has enough capacity on tap to deliver a high-end HDR gaming experience at the same time. Get ready for looming shadows and realistic highlights — we outfitted the ROG Swift PG32UQXR with a full array local dimming (FALD) Mini LED backlight with 576 independent LED zones capable of reaching a dazzling 1000-nit peak brightness. We’re targeting the demanding requirements of the DisplayHDR 1000 standard with this display. 

A side view of the PG32UQXR monitor on a black background.

Quantum-dot tech offers vibrant, life-like colors that leap off the screen. The display covers 95% of the wide DCI-P3 color gamut for smoother gradations and heightened realism. To ensure the accuracy of each pixel, the ROG Swift PG32UQXR is factory pre-calibrated to achieve an average ΔE value of less than 2 — a professional-grade result.  

A new era of 4K gaming 

The DisplayPort 2.1 era has officially started. The ROG Swift PG32UQXR takes advantage of the heaping helping of bandwidth delivered by the new standard to give you a breathtaking 4K gaming experience made complete with a high refresh rate and premium HDR capabilities. For gamers who dare to have it all, there’s no better choice. For more information about the pricing and availability of the ROG Swift PG32UQXR in your region, please contact your local ROG representative.