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ASUS Brings QD-OLED Monitors, Motherboards, Wi-Fi 7 Routers & More In Gamescom 2023

by Low Boon ShenAugust 23, 2023
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ASUS Brings QD-OLED Monitors, Motherboards, Wi-Fi 7 Routers & More In Gamescom 2023

ASUS ROG’s Never Stop Gaming event on the Gamescom floor has introduced their latest products under the ROG and TUF brand, including the updated Intel Z790 lineup, three new OLED monitors (two of which are QD-OLED), and the world’s first Wi-Fi 7 quad-band gaming router.

ASUS Brings QD-OLED Monitors, Motherboards, Wi-Fi 7 Routers & More In Gamescom 2023

The three new motherboards in question are ROG Maximus Z790 Dark Hero, ROG Strix Z790-A Gaming WiFi II, and TUF Gaming Z790-Pro WiFi; all are said to support both 12th and 13th Gen Intel processors, as well as the “Next Gen” chip (suffice to say it’s “Raptor Lake Refresh” 14th Gen processors). You can read more on these motherboards in detail from the blog post here.

The ROG models will come packed with the all-new Wi-Fi 7 technology with “ASUS WiFi Q-Antenna”, which involves new circuitry design to boost signal quality for 5GHz and 6GHz bands; the company claims the 320MHz bandwidth on the Z790 Dark Hero can provide a massive 5.8Gbps bandwidth. The TUF Z790-Pro remains on the Wi-Fi 6E standard, meanwhile.

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ROG has also unveiled three new monitors: the ROG Swift OLED PG32UCDM, ROG Swift OLED PG34WCDM, and ROG Swift OLED PG49WCD. The 49-inch PG49WCD will be the first QD-OLED monitor coming from ASUS, and much like Alienware and Samsung’s counterparts – this monitor will be using the same 32:9 5120 x 1440 resolution (all three models are supplied by Samsung Display, hence the identical specs). This monitor will be the first of three to be available, coming in this October at the price of $1499 (~RM6,980).

Meanwhile, the PG32UCDM marks the first ever 4K QD-OLED monitor in the world – touting specs such as 240Hz refresh rate, 0.03ms response time, 1000 nits peak brightness, KVM switch and USB-C PD support; whereas the PG34WCDM is a more conventional curved OLED ultrawide monitor (3440 x 1440, 800R) that also offers 240Hz at 0.03ms response time. This monitor can achieve brightness as high as 1300 nits peak, and is DisplayHDR True Black 400 compliant. Both models are set to release in Q1 2024.

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And then there’s the another world’s first: the ROG Rapture GT-BE98 Pro is what ASUS claimed to be world’s first Wi-Fi 7 quad-band gaming router, with 6GHz, 4K QAM and 320MHz channel support that can deliver speeds as high as 30,000Mbps (that’s 30Gbps, or slightly below 4GB/s if you’re counting). It also comes with Multi-Link Operation and Multi-RU puncturing, the latter of which can “puncture” through empty Wi-Fi channels in between to provide additional connection stability.

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On the event, ASUS is also bringing other previously-unveiled products and concept designs, such as the ROG Matrix RTX 4090, Raikiri Pro controller, TUF BTF hidden-connector motherboard and GPU, and more. Alternatively, you can watch the recap of the event by clicking here, or see below:

Pokdepinion: 4K QD-OLED could be a big deal – would it be the endgame for monitors? We shall see.

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