ViewSonic XG320U 144Hz 4K IPS model

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Those looking for a combination of high resolution and high refresh rate have an ever-expanding range of choices on the market. For those interested in the high refresh rate ‘4K’ experience, though, they’ve so far been limited to the ~27″ screen size. The ViewSonic XG320U upsizes the experience, instead offering a 32″ high refresh rate ‘4K’ panel. The styling is similar to other recent models from the ELITE series of gaming monitors, to which this belongs. With extensive use of matte black plastic and a low-profile powder-coated metal (brushed finish) stand base. The top and side bezels are dual stage with a slim panel border that’s flush with the rest of the screen, plus a slender hard plastic outer component. The bottom bezel includes customisable downwards-facing ‘ELITE RGB’ LEDs. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by a joystick at the centre of the bottom bezel, facing downwards.

ELITE styling

The monitor uses a 32″ IPS-type panel with 3840 x 2160 ‘4K’ UHD resolution. Based on available information we expect this to be an AU Optronics AHVA (Advanced Hyper-Viewing Angle) part such as the M320QAN02.3. This includes a light matte anti-glare screen surface, 1000:1 typical static contrast and 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles. A 144Hz refresh rate is supported, alongside Adaptive-Sync including AMD FreeSync Premium Pro with an assumed 48 – 144Hz VRR range (plus LFC). Other assumptions include 10-bit colour support and a flicker-free Quantum Dot LED backlight. The backlight provides a 600 cd/m² typical maximum luminance and a 99% Adobe RGB colour gamut. VESA DisplayHDR 600 support is included, allowing the monitor to put its high luminance and generous colour gamut to good use alongside 10-bit colour processing. This level of VESA DisplayHDR certification also requires at least some degree of local dimming, with 16 dimming zones likely used here. A 1ms MPRT response time is specified using the ‘PureXP’ strobe backlight setting – as usual, pay little attention to such figures. An integrated and automatically activated low input lag setting is included. The stand should include full ergonomic flexibility and support for 100 x 100mm VESA mounting. Customisable ELITE RGB lighting is included at the rear, with the other usual ‘ELITE’ additions such as integrated headphone hook and mouse bungee as well. The ports face downwards and include; HDMI 2.1, DP 1.4, a 3.5mm headphone jack and USB ports. Integrated stereo speakers are also included. Further details can be found in this press release and on this product page placeholder (requires translation into English). The monitor is due for release summer 2021, details on pricing still to come.

ViewSonic XG320U