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Video Perspective: ASUS PQ321Q 31.5-in 4K Monitor Overview and Initial Testing

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Subject: Displays
Manufacturer: ASUS
Tagged: video, pq321q, PQ321, asus, 4k

Some more 4K love!

This morning Fedex dropped off a new product at our offices, one that I was very eagerly awaiting: the ASUS PQ321Q 31.5-in 4K 60 Hz monitor!

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While we are far from ready to post a full review of the display and have lots of more game testing to get to, we did host a live stream for the unboxing and initial testing of the PQ321Q that I think is worth sharing.

In this video we do a walk around the $3500 4K display, hook it up to both NVIDIA and AMD test bed at 60 Hz and then proceed to install 3-Way SLI Titans to see how it games!  Enjoy this quick preview before our full review of the ASUS PQ321Q.

UPDATE: This display is now available for purchase if you want to shell out the $3500!

 

July 19, 2013 | 10:46 AM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Ha! No can do.  In fact, I'm still trying to force ASUS to let me keep it.  :)

July 19, 2013 | 02:31 PM - Posted by ash08 (not verified)

As Branthog mentioned, dropping $3500 on a monitor isn't as bad as it sounds. I bought my first plasma for a, frankly, silly amount of money in the early part of the last decade. The issue is what this ASUS offers the early adopter by way of usable tech. My plasma was 1024x768 but pre-HDMI, not a big caveat for an enthusiast but a killer for mass market.

IMO we are still some way off viable 2500x1600 (or thereabouts) @120hz PC gaming for mass market and I think that's the next step, unless monitor tech improves greatly.

I would buy a 4k monitor and 3 titans tomorrow if I could but I don't honestly think the industry is anywhere close to being able to justify my outlay, as much it might like to. Might be feasible for things like professional CAD or photography but not gaming.

My 2c...

August 27, 2013 | 01:23 AM - Posted by Zane Winter (not verified)

The next 4k video you do
could you do an emulator like (PCSX2) with 4k display?

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