Asus announces two new 480Hz OLED

Asus announces two new 480Hz OLED monitors to cover 1080p and 1440p games

OLED TVs are getting exciting at CES this year. Asus has just announced three new OLED TVs, and two of them are capable of hitting 480Hz refresh rates. Much like LG, Asus has a dual-mode 32-inch OLED monitor that can offer 240Hz frame rates at 4K resolution, or 480Hz at 1080p. Asus is also announcing a 27-inch 1440p OLED monitor that’s capable of 480Hz directly.

The ROG Swift OLED PG32UCDP dual-mode game monitor can switch between 4K 240Hz and 1080p 480Hz “at any time,” according to Asus. That means if you want to play something like Overwatch 2 or Valorant at high refresh rates you can switch to the 1080p mode, and keep the 4K 240Hz mode for ray-traced single player games.

If like me you’re more interested in 1440p right now then the ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDP offers up to 480Hz refresh rates in a 27-inch flat form factor. This appears to be the first announced 1440p 480Hz OLED monitor right now, after LG Display showed its 480Hz OLED panel ahead of CES last week.

Asus also has a new 39-inch ultrawide (3440 x 1440) 240Hz OLED panel. The PG39WCDM is an aggressively curved (800R) model with a peak HDR brightness of 1,300 nits, and it also has a built-in KVM so you can handle two devices with a keyboard and mouse.

All three of Asus’ latest OLED monitors feature the company’s third-gen screens, with 30 percent peak brightness improvements, a 20 percent viewing angle improvements, and more safeguards against burn-in.

Unfortunately we don’t have any pricing or release dates for these three new OLED screens. That’s particularly disappointing since Dell has just announced its new 360Hz 27-inch 1440p QD-OLED Alienware gaming monitor is launching on January 11th, priced at $899.99. Dell also has a 32-inch 4K 240Hz OLED version that’s coming on the same day, priced at $1,199.99.

All three of these new OLED monitors join the 32-inch PG32UCDM 240Hz 4K OLED monitor that Asus announced last year. Asus still hasn’t shipped the PG32UCDM yet and it’s already announcing the PG32UCDP replacement today. The PG32UCDM has a second-generation QD-OLED panel, so it might be worth waiting for the third-generation PG32UCDP WOLED model to arrive instead.

Either way, we still don’t know exactly when either of these 32-inch OLED TVs will ship. Asus says the PG32UCDM will ship in Q1 2024, with the PG32UCDP to follow in the second half of 2024.

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