ASUS has announced their upcoming lineup of gaming monitors at CES under the Republic of Gamers branding, and as with everything in Las Vegas, bigger appears to be better. The Strix XG32VQR is a 32-inch 2560x1440 144Hz display, the Strix XG438Q is a 43-inch UHD HDR with a 120 Hz refresh rate monitor, and the Strix XG49VG is a massive 49-inch 32:9 3840x1800 144 Hz beast.

ASUS ROG Strix XG Monitors
Panel Size 43-inch 16:9 49-inch 32:9 31.5-inch 16:9
Panel Type VA Panel VA Panel VA Panel 1800R Curve
Color Saturation P3-D65 90% P3-D65 90% P3-D65 94%
Brightness 600 nits 450 nits 450 nits
Response time (GTG) 4 ms 4 ms 4 ms
Resolution 3840x2160 3840x1080 2560x1440
Refresh Rate 120 Hz 144 Hz 144 Hz
HDR Support Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR
VESA HDR Specification DisplayHDR 600 Display HDR 400 DisplayHDR 400
Speakers 10 W x 2 5 W x 2 No Speakers
Availability Spring 2019 January 2019 January 2019

To hit VESA HDR specifications, ASUS has custom designed the backlights on all three models to improve the local dimming. They also support FreeSync 2 HDR with low framerate compensation.

ASUS Strix XG438Q

The ASUS Strix XG438Q is an impressive piece of tech, and ASUS claims it’s the biggest and fastest UHD Freesync 2 HDR gaming monitor on the market. This VA panel offers 90% of the P3-D65 gamut, and a 120 Hz refresh rate, so if you have the hardware to drive this, it should offer very smooth response. This display meets the VESA DisplayHDR 600 specifications, and features ASUS GameFast Input, along with PiP, and PbP modes. Availability is listed as Spring 2019, with no pricing offered yet. It likely won’t be inexpensive.


If a 43-inch UHD display isn’t big enough, perhaps a 49-inch Ultrawide is just what you were after. The Strix XG49VQ is a 32:9 aspect ratio VA monitor, with a 3840x1080 resolution. This display offers a 144 Hz refresh rate, along with FreeSync 2 HDR. It covers 90% of the P3-D65 gamut, and is VESA DisplayHDR 400 compliant. Pricing has not been announced but the display will be on the market by the end of January.


This 32-inch monitor seems outright small by comparison, but the 2560x1440 VA display offers a 144 Hz refresh rate, and covers 94% of the P3-D65 gamut. It also features FreeSync 2 HDR, and is DisplayHDR 400 compliant. This display also will be available by the end of January, with pricing to be determined.

Source: ASUS

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  • oRAirwolf - Sunday, January 6, 2019 - link

    Hopefully they release some g-sync variants of these. That 43" might replace my Sony 43" 4K.
  • halcyon - Monday, January 7, 2019 - link

    nVidia in their keynote just promised new drivers for nVidia cards (generations not specified) that will enable (manually) to enable G-Sync on ALL Adaptive-Sync monitors. This should include all FreeSync 1 / 2 HDR -monitors. How this will function in reality, is another matter.
  • haukionkannel - Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - link

    Also this 43"version seems to be almost enough to get that Gsync certification.
    So far those 12 approved models are 48-144 models... So Nvidia has put that async certification high, and that is good thing because more monitor makers are gonna make better freesync monitors, amd that means cheaper prices in long run!
  • theuglyman0war - Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - link

    sadly Gsync and fast tn monitors are the only features that give me hope that new models will support 3d vision. As a fan who games in stereo or not at all. It would be a shame if Gsync compatible narrowed my 3d vision support anymore than it is. I can live with community solutions to the games/software. But am at the mercy of hardware support.
  • bubblyboo - Monday, January 7, 2019 - link

    "January 450 nits"
    Lol. 43 and up are just TV panels. 32 is some dumb curved shit. Nothing interesting here.
  • akujik - Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - link

    input lag of 2k-4k tvs is 10-30ms. Also you're paying a ton of extra money to get a 4k tv over 60hz (up to 120hz) but you really cant trust a 4k tv claiming 120hz because they fake that crap with tvs.

    There's also other crap that goes into it but maybe you should wonder in the first place why you can get a 43 inch 4K tv for $250 but a 43 inch 4K monitor is going to be $1400-2K?
  • sibuna - Monday, January 7, 2019 - link

    and we have gone from too small 4k (27") to too large 4k (49")

    FFS make a 34" 4k gaming monitor
  • milkod2001 - Monday, January 7, 2019 - link

    Plus 10000000 what you said.
  • PCgamerTep2019! - Monday, January 7, 2019 - link

    My 27” PG27UQ is perfect, as long as it’s not too far away, it’s perfect size. A 32” 16:9 I had to keep looking up and down, it was annoying. Ultrawide is all peripheral, which is cool too, but I LOVE my monitor
  • Trefugl - Monday, January 7, 2019 - link

    Finally some decent 40-43" 4k HDR monitors with freesync. I'm tired of everything either being 27" or 65". 40-43" is the right size for doing real work at 100%.

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