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Asus to launch world’s first HDMI 2.1 4K/144Hz gaming monitor next month

Back at CES 2021, ASUS unveiled a bunch of new gaming monitors for 2021. One of the more impressive showings was the Strix XG43UQ, the world’s first HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor. Availability information wasn’t available at the time of announcement, but now, ASUS has confirmed that this monitor will begin shipping in May.

As of May 2021, the ASUS ROG Strix XG43UQ will be available, packing a 43-inch 4K panel with a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time (MPRT). It also boasts DisplayHDR 1000 certification, making it one of the highest-tier HDR gaming monitors available at the moment with peak brightness of 1000 nits.

Aside from HDR and high refresh rate 4K gaming, this display also offers Display Stream Compression (DSC) technology, which enables all of these features to work at once by removing bandwidth limitations. It is also set to be the world’s first HDMI 2.1 monitor, which means next-gen consoles like the Xbox Series X/S and the PlayStation 5 can utilise this display for 4K/120Hz gaming with AMD FreeSync enabled for variable refresh rate.

Other features include Low Motion Blur Sync, FreeSync Premium Pro, and Asus Aura Sync for RGB lighting effects. Unfortunately, we do not have pricing information yet, but we’ve asked Asus and will update this post when we hear back.

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KitGuru Says: If you’ve been saving up for a big monitor upgrade, then this might be one worth considering. What do you all think of the ASUS ROG Strix XG43UQ? Are any of you looking to move to a larger, 4K, high refresh rate gaming display for PC and console?

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