The ASUS MG24UQ 4K Monitor is now finally about to be released for sale

by on March 7, 2016

Stephan Jukic – March 07, 2016

The 4K monitor market for 2016 just keeps expanding with more interesting and powerful new models than ever. The latest example of this is the new ASUS MG24UQ 4K ultra HD monitor that the company had announced earlier in the year. It’s finally going sale and it looks like one very solid addition to the gaming 4K monitor market in particular with the specs it’s sporting.

The MG24UQ features a 23.6 inch 4K ultra HD 3840 x 2160 pixel display with an IPS panel technology behind it for some excellent brightness, viewing angles and color accuracy. However, in this case, the IPS also features a smoothly brisk 4ms response time that’s at the faster end of what IPS display is capable of and thus useful for gamers who want the superior color and contrast of these display types while still getting refresh rates closer to those offered by TN display technology in 4K monitors –TN typically offers much better 1ms refresh rates but usually suffers from inferior viewing angles and color accuracy.

The ASUS MG24UQ 4K Monitor going on sale

With the MG24UQ, aside from the benefits of this IPS display, ASUS has also packed in some excellent 100% sRGB color gamut coverage, remarkably decent 300 nit brightness (that IPS at work again) and a flicker-free backlight technology for reduced eye strain. On the other hand, this is a monitor with 8-bit color, so “just” 16.7 million colors instead of the broader 10-bit range of 1.07 billion. Furthermore, as is still the standard for 2015 and 2016 4K monitors to date, the MG24UQ offers a 60Hz refresh rate cap. Thus, no high frame-rate gaming capability but since no current 4K-capable GPU can go too far beyond 60 fps delivery of ultra HD graphics, this shouldn’t be a problem for gamers who are focused on trying out their games with 4K textures instead of conventional HD.

Other ASUS-exclusive features in the MG24UQ include Ultra-Low Blue Light, Flicker-free, GamePlus and GameVisual technologies aimed squarely at using the MG24UQ for prolonged gaming sessions comfortably and more easily. Furthermore, in terms of connectivity, the MG24UQ is also nicely cutting-edge, with 2 HDMI 1.4 ports, one HDMI 2.0 port and a DisplayPort 1.2 connection. Thus, three different options for PC connectivity and two of them allow for 4k graphics at 60Hz, which is more than the average in most monitors in this class.

On the other hand, there is not mention of either AMD FreeSync or NVIDIA G-Sync in the MG24UQ’s specs, and this is a serious oversight considering all this monitor’s other seriously gamer-friendly specs.

Of course, the MG24UQ also comes with a fully adjustable stand so you can play around with tilt, swivel, pivot and height for whatever is most comfortable.

Oddly, ASUS hasn’t yet released pricing details on the MG24UQ but they should emerge soon since the monitor seems to be ready for imminent release.

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  • Zahin Jawhat
    March 8, 2016 at 7:14 am

    This monitor does have adaptive sync in the form of freesync. 40-60hz. I hope this will be sub 400 dollars. Might consider buying it then.


  • Andre
    March 27, 2016 at 7:23 am

    Can you provide a list of 10-bit capable GPU’s?


    • Stephen
      April 1, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      For native 10-bit Nvidia cards, then you’ll have to go for the company’s quaddro or ati firepro cards. However, most regular high end cards emulate 10-bit quite well even if we’re not talking about “real” 10bit colour. According to Nvidia itself, their Geforce graphics cards have offered 10-bit per color out to a full screen Direct X surface since the Geforce 200 series GPUs but it’s worth calling the company to ask for further details on this.

      As for AMD, according to their own information, all of their Radeon GPUs are capable of handling 10-bit color but beyond this vague detail, the company is extremely vague on details about the matter, considering that most PC monitors, even 4K monitors, don’t yet support 10-bit color.

      I assume you aren’t interested in gaming in 10-bits but instead want to do visual or graphic design work?


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