Asus introduces the first gaming monitor with Display Stream Compression Technology
At E3 2019, many manufacturers are not only presenting new games, but also new hardware to accurately display those games. Asus is also there and presents a new ROG (Republic of Gamers) monitor, which has not yet been given a precise name. The technical data are very appealing.
It is a gaming bolide with a 43-inch diagonal, 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels), 144 Hz and also HDR10. As a special highlight, according to Asus, the display is the first of its kind to add Display Stream Compression (DSC) to the scales. This allows you to transmit 4K at 144 Hz, but only requires a single cable for DisplayPort 1.4.
Unfortunately, two DisplayPort connections are usually currently required to use 4K and 144 Hz. Unfortunately, this often leads to complicated driver configurations and also slows down HDR / VRR. Asus wants to deal with this with DSC technology – without chroma sub-sampling, which can otherwise negatively affect image fidelity. According to Asus, DSC does not lead to any noticeable deterioration in image quality.
The new ROG monitor also supports AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR (Adaptive Sync) and VRR, which should both prevent tearing during games and keep input lag as low as possible. In addition, the upcoming gaming monitor has also been certified by VESA with DisplayHDR 1000 . As a result, it masters 1,000 nits and 10-bit image processing.
Asus emphasizes that the optimized local dimming achieves excellent HDR display and excellent black and contrast values. In addition, the ROG monitor covers 90% of the DCI-P3 color space. Everything sounds great, I’m not the only one thinking. Unfortunately, Asus is still hiding both the release date and the price of the upcoming ROG monitor. You will certainly have to dig deep into your pockets for this diagonal and the technical data.