Asus Announces New 60 Hz ProArt PA328Q 4K Monitor

We’re here at Computex 2014, where Asus has announced a new 4K monitor. This monitor is called the ProArt PA328Q. This monitor brings a number of new developments to the table that we’ve been waiting for.

For starters, it is a 4K monitor with HDMI 2.0 connectivity. This means that it’ll have the means to drive the 32-inch monitor at the full 3840 x 2160 resolution at the native 60 Hz refresh rate, over a single cable. The monitor also has a 14-bit colour lookup table which is hooked to a 10-bit panel, and comes out of the factory pre-calibrated to improved colour reproduction. The panel type remains unknown, but given that it’s a 10-bit panel that’s factory calibrated it’ll certainly be more than good enough for professional use.

Alternatively, the monitor also comes with DisplayPort 1.2 connectivity as well as a single HDMI 1.4 input. Built-in is also a four-port USB 3.0 hub.ASUS CEO Johnny ShihASUS CEO Johnny Shih

Lastly, we know that the monitor comes with an advanced stand and will support not only height adjustment, but also tilt, swivel, and pivot adjustments.

Pricing remains TBD, though availability is expected for Q4 2014.

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  • somebodyspecial
    I hope this is under a grand...But I doubt it. No gsync means I'll pass anyway. You'll need two cards or more to push this thing and even then you'll likely be barely over 30fps in a lot of games (hence the need for something like gsync to help you out). I'm guessing this will be around $1500+.
  • joaompp
    Why is everyone stuck on G-Sync, it's just a gimmick, FreeSync, that was proposed by AMD is essentially the same thing but not GPU brand restricted and doesn't require extra hardware inside the display.

    And no I'm not an AMD FanBoi, I'm running 2x GTX 680s in my rig, I just believe things should be built on open standards that benefit all, not just one. As in developing games in OpenCL instead of DirectX so they're more easily transferred over to other platforms and aren't locked to Windows.
  • vmem
    Overall, I'd say G-sync is a gimmick that will make Nvidia money at the cost of your own wallet. unless you have oodles of spare cash it's not worthwhile paying the extra for a proprietary system. besides, OEMs are less likely to produce nice products for it.

    That aside, the cost of having a 4K system for gaming is still too high currently. even if you buy into the market with say 780ti SLI (or 290X crossfire), plus say a $1.5 - 2.0k monitor, you'll still end up averaging under 60fps for some games. I've personally wanted to do this earlier in the year but decided to go m-ITX for my upgrade this year instead. will wait for 4k-OLED in perhaps 2018. by then graphics technology should have matured for 4k