ASUS PG329Q 32 inch 175Hz WQHD IPS modelAs an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made using the “Buy” button at the bottom of this post. Where possible, you'll be redirected to your nearest store. Further information on supporting our work.
There are a large number of 27″ WQHD options available now with IPS-type panels and high refresh rates. For those wanting a more engrossing experience, ~32″ screens may be more suitable. But such models typically feature VA panels. The ASUS PG329Q joins the Acer XB323U as an IPS alternative. The monitor is a member of the ROG SWIFT series, including many of the signature styling elements. It takes a stealthier approach than usual, though, forgoing any orange or silver elements and instead uses matte black and dark greys throughout. The top and side bezels are dual-stage, with a panel border that’s flush with the rest of the screen plus a slim hard plastic outer component. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by a joystick and set of pressable buttons running down the rear of the monitor, at the right side as viewed from the front.
A 32″ 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) IPS-type panel is employed, with the AUO M320DAN02.2 AHVA (Advanced Hyper-Viewing Angle) panel or a related CELL (panel minus backlight) being the most likely candidate. A 1000:1 static contrast and 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles are specified, whilst a matte anti-glare screen surface is used. A refresh rate of up to 175Hz is supported via internal factory overclock. Adaptive-Sync is supported, including Nvidia’s ‘G-SYNC Compatible Mode’ and AMD FreeSync, with a 48 – 170Hz VRR range plus LFC. 10-bit colour output is supported, but this may be with the aid of a GPU dithering stage. A flicker-free backlight is included which offers a typical maximum luminance of 600 cd/m² and 98% DCI-3 colour gamut (160% sRGB). VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification is included, meaning the monitor will respond to HDR10 content and can put its bit depth and colour gamut to good use. 16-zone local dimming is also included under HDR for a situational contrast enhancement. A 1ms grey to grey response time is specified (approach with caution), whilst variable overdrive is included to help optimise overdrive levels over a range of refresh rates. A range of Low Blue Light (LBL) settings are included to enhance viewing comfort. The monitor supports ELMB Sync with a 1ms MPRT response time, allowing a strobe backlight setting to be used to minimise perceived blur with Adaptive-Sync active simultaneously. The included stand offers tilt, height and swivel adjustment but can be removed to reveal 100 x 100mm VESA holes for alternative mounting. A customisable (via Aura Sync software) RGB LED ROG motif is included at the rear, towards the top right. The ports face downwards and include; DC power input (external ‘power brick’, 2 USB 3.0 ports (plus upstream), 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, DP 1.2a+ (HDR feature set) and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Further details can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is listed for ~$700.