Good news for HDR fans, Asus has added a revision to its ROG monitor line, the new XG32VQR.
It’s a 32-inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) curved display, with a 144 Hz refresh rate, HDR10 support via DisplayHDR 400 specification, and DCI-P3 gamut coverage of 94%. It has two HDMI 2.0 inputs and one DisplayPort 1.2 input, and a headphone jack.
Its 1800R curve should help mitigate any off-angle viewing issues due to its VA panel, which should offer decent (3000:1 or more) native contrast that helps with HDR rendition even without FALD.
It’s also Freesync 2 capable, for better tone mapping (in-game only instead of in-game and in-display) and lower latency. Its VRR range, release date and final retail price is unknown as of yet.
It’s expected to be slightly more expensive than the older non-HDR version, the XG32VQ, costing around $630 USD on Amazon right now.
On top of the usual gamer-centric tone mapping modes that let you tweak the HDR response curves, there’s a low-light compensation filter called “Shadow Boost” that improves near-black detail, low-blue-light modes, and a flicker-free backlight (DC-based, presumably, or very high frequency PWM) to reduce eyestrain.