PG32UQX - ASUS 32" 4K 144 Hz HDR1400 G-Sync Ultimate

LukeTbk

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There is nothing "subjective" about a flat display being better if you're doing any kind of work on your monitor.

That seem a complete misunderstanding of the word. There is pro AVID users that love them no ?

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CaptainClueless

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HDR in the form of an FALD backlight. HDR gaming is the main selling point of the PG32UQX, and IMO, is one of the biggest upgrades any gamer can make when it comes to pure eye candy and immersion.
The Alienware QD-OLED has HDR as well... Low peak brightness, but also zero bloom.

To say either display is definitively "better" than the other is downright ridiculous. Both have many "features" that different people will have very polarizing opinions on.
 

Skyhopper01

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So it is better in 1 way then and not many lol. I mean sure if all you value is HDR brightness and are willing to sacrafice every other metric for that then ok. Some of us prefer a more balanced display.
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The Alienware QD-OLED has HDR as well... Low peak brightness, but also zero bloom.

To say either display is definitively "better" than the other is downright ridiculous. Both have many "features" that different people will have very polarizing opinions on.
I agree. Actually the OD-OLED is going to be really interesting. I hope that any sort of burn in can be mitigated as it is the only real downfall I see of that product. Well that and the 1440p resolution. After being spoiled by the PPI of 4k, its hard to go back. IMO 1000 nits is perfect and really should offer an amazing HDR experience.
 

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I could have sworn it was 1000. At 400, it won't even be an HDR experience, regardless of the panel.
Display HDR TrueBlack 400. Which means 400 nits for fullscreen white. 10% and less area peaks can go higher and likely hit 1000 nits.

It will likely be a fairly typical OLED HDR with less color dillution at high brightness compared to LG's WRGB. Which is to say that it will probably be better than like 99.9% of currently available PC "HDR" monitors but will be a bit dim in comparison to miniLED TVs and 32UQX.
 

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They are saying 1000 nits at 3% for the QD-OLED monitor. Additionally, one of the main advantages it has over wRGB is that it can achieve higher color brightness (even if the wRGB can get higher peak for white), so it will probably offer a better HDR experience than the LG OLED TV's... it might even better than the PG32UQX for HDR since it can achieve perfect blacks with supposedly decent brightness.
 

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Display HDR TrueBlack 400. Which means 400 nits for fullscreen white. 10% and less area peaks can go higher and likely hit 1000 nits.

It will likely be a fairly typical OLED HDR with less color dillution at high brightness compared to LG's WRGB. Which is to say that it will probably be better than like 99.9% of currently available PC "HDR" monitors but will be a bit dim in comparison to miniLED TVs and 32UQX.
I would say a huge difference considering the PG32UQX has been tested to be around 1200 nits at Full Screen and around 1600 at 10 percent. But with those OLED blacks, it will be a very interesting panel.
They are saying 1000 nits at 3% for the QD-OLED monitor. Additionally, one of the main advantages it has over wRGB is that it can achieve higher color brightness (even if the wRGB can get higher peak for white), so it will probably offer a better HDR experience than the LG OLED TV's... it might even better than the PG32UQX for HDR since it can achieve perfect blacks with supposedly decent brightness.
I am very intrigued by this monitor. Should be a big step in the right direction for PC gamers.
 

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FWIW, I think the PG32UQX's brightness is overkill for HDR in a dark room... 1000 nits for highlights (if it can achieve it) should be more than enough. However, if you're gaming in a relatively bright room the UQX is obviously the better alternative, and the higher PPI is also nice.
 

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shinotenshi how do you like it?
ok, finallu unboxed, i was waiting for my ddr5. this monitor is apart of a new pc build. comparing it to my acer. it's so much better, i can see the difference immediately, it's very similar to my oled TV but seems a bit sharper and crisper. the hum is very low on the fan heat sink. I would have move very close to the monitor to hear it. it's better than i thought it was going to be. I also like the blacks and the overall richness of the colors. it's also surprisingly light. i am using the display port/ my video card is a GTX3090 with 12900KF.


After installing win 11 and the auto HDR. this monitor is totally worth it.
 
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shinotenshi

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I can confirm that the PG32UQX will support 3840 x 2160 @ 144Hz with 12-bit color and HDR enabled. You need to have a 3000 series Nvidia card (has DP 1.4 ports) to support the DSC 1.2 compression. I have a 3080 (screenshot), 3080Ti, and 3090; these settings work on all three cards with no issues.
this is also what i am running
 

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The Viewsonic equivalent, XG321U, is available to order at a bunch of places now.

Newegg

B&H Photo Video

$2,500 and similar specs as the PG32UQX with two interesting differences. The Viewsonic has Nvidia Reflex and it claims a response time of 3ms. Normally I wouldn't put too much stock into the response time from a manufacturer but considering this is using the same panel as the Asus one, I'm curious if there is an improvement or if it's just the usual marketing spin.

Anyways, a $500 MSRP drop isn't bad and while it doesn't match the all-time low of $2,400 that Amazon sold the PG32UQX, it's nice to see prices coming down on high-end monitors.
 

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Likely comes down to Viewsonic implementing a more aggressive overdrive "fastest" mode. Average G2G comes down but overshoot goes way up. In other words when it comes to usable pixel response without overshoot Asus/Viewsonic should be identical.

I wouldn't be too scared buying a PG32UQX used/open box. You can find them for $1600 or less. Saw one locally here in SoCal for $1400 and the guy was providing a invoice for it's warranty.

Edit: checked out the manual and ViewSonic has implemented a better firmware IMO. You can set FALD off individually for SDR or HDR, disable DSC and allow 120hz with chroma subsampling on the HDMI inputs for console.
 
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Hello new here, but long time lurker.

I have the 32UQX but am interested in exchanging for this new Viewsonic monitor since I’m still in 30-day period. This monitor seems to have some additional ergonomics such as changing to portrait mode as well as a few new features, such as the aforementioned nvidia latency. GtG only slightly better at 3.4ms. Of course the price is about $400 less than UQX listing on Amazon. I was looking at the AW OLED as well but 1440p widescreen is a dealbreaker for me for several reasons. Anyone have their hands on one yet that can vouch for it or compare to UQX? I’ve never owned a Viewsonic so not sure about their QC. Also curious if the FALD algorithm has improved to reduce blooming. Thanks
 

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Hello new here, but long time lurker.

I have the 32UQX but am interested in exchanging for this new Viewsonic monitor since I’m still in 30-day period. This monitor seems to have some additional ergonomics such as changing to portrait mode as well as a few new features, such as the aforementioned nvidia latency. GtG only slightly better at 3.4ms. Of course the price is about $400 less than UQX listing on Amazon. I was looking at the AW OLED as well but 1440p widescreen is a dealbreaker for me for several reasons. Anyone have their hands on one yet that can vouch for it or compare to UQX? I’ve never owned a Viewsonic so not sure about their QC. Also curious if the FALD algorithm has improved to reduce blooming. Thanks
both have the same panel, reduce blooming=reduce highlight peak...so you can't have a win to win...if you prefer avoid bloom (only in specific cases) get a oled, but you lost the brightness hdr and other things like colour space, accurate colors (vs wrgb oled) etc... if you get a oled, take a look on 32ep950, because is a real rgb oled.
 

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Guys,

Updated to the latest insider preview build on Win 11 and now can't turn HDR on in Windows. It's greyed out for me and I can't tell how to turn HDR on. Would appreciate any help with this.

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shinotenshi

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Guys,

Updated to the latest insider preview build on Win 11 and now can't turn HDR on in Windows. It's greyed out for me and I can't tell how to turn HDR on. Would appreciate any help with this.

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is windows recognizing your monitor? it was pretty much plug and play with mine. I'm going to assume the issue since it's greyed out, is that windows is not recognizing your monitor as being hdr capable.
 

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I feel like only a few HDR content can represent the capability of PG32UQX.
Most HDR has so low APL. The camera was not up to the task. The post production didn't do a good job to master HDR.
 
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