The Asus ROG Swift PG32UG, which is due to release by the end of March, is equipped with two HDMI 2.1 ports, so you can play PS5 and Xbox Series X games at 4K at 120hz, if they support it. It also features a 32-inch IPS panel, which hopefully means it’ll have great viewing angles, impressive color accuracy and a pleasing contrast ratio.
The Asus ROG Swift also supports G-Sync compatibility via FreeSync. While PS5 can't take advantage of variable refresh rates just yet, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S do support it, which helps to eliminate screen tearing and judder.
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Of course, being a gaming monitor, the Asus ROG Swift PG32UG is also primed for PC gaming. It's armed with a DisplayPort 1.4, and is capable of 144Hz refresh rate if your graphics card can handle it.
Why does HDMI 2.1 matter?
Both the PS5 and Xbox Series X support 4K resolution at 120hz, but you can only access these capabilities if you have a device that supports HDMI 2.1. As it stands, you'll need to invest in a TV like the LG CX if you want to get 4K at 120hz, and that doesn’t come cheap.
Monitors can often provide a cheaper entry-point for gamers, and are also more suitable for those where space is at a premium. The lack of HDMI 2.1 monitors should hopefully become a thing of the past in 2021, as more capable displays come to market that support all of the new consoles next-gen features.
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