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The era of high-performance large-screen gaming monitors is quietly approaching, and almost every brand has recently released one. The ASUS XG43UQ is arguably one of the best in the large-screen category, providing a careful balance between screen size and responsiveness, demonstrating all the features that any next-gen console gamer will love. .

ASUS 'new 43.4-inch ultra-high-definition 4K display is equipped with a VA panel, which has good contrast and a color coverage of approximately 90.IP3. What's even more impressive, though, is the 144Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.1 support it provides, making this monitor the perfect choice for any next-gen console gamer. Additionally, XG43UQ has also passed VESA DisplayHDR1000 certification, provides 178/178 viewing angles, and supports 10-bit color depth (8-bit + FRC).

In the next article, we will introduce the XG43UQ step by step to understand how it performs in terms of build quality, gaming performance, color accuracy, and overall image quality, comparing it to similarly priced alternatives. Chapter

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Asus XG43UQ is packed in a fairly large box and shows many of the main functions of the screen in appearance, including marketing materials and images of the panel itself.

In the box, the display is fully assembled and requires no construction. That said, if you want to use it, you need to install a small light projection system at the rear. The

display is protected by a large piece of Styrofoam to ensure that it is not damaged in transit. There is also a small accessory box in the box, which contains all the cables, documents and power supply.

In the box of the ASUS ROG STRIX XG43UQ, you will find the following items: The specifications of the

are unknown, let's take a closer look at the structural quality, design and mechanical characteristics of this monitor.

From design, Asus seems to have done a good job on this monitor. Although many features are on the back of the panel, the front still offers some nice extra features, including the classic ROG logo on the bottom bezel. The bezels feel a bit chunky, but don't worry, they won't affect the viewing experience, they perfectly match the "V" -shaped stand to create a stylish aesthetic. The bottom bezel adopts a two-tone design, and the brushed aluminum appearance is perfectly integrated with the powder coating. The base of the

stand is made of metallic gray powder paint style, and there are two round feet at the end of the "V" shape. Although this is one of the strangest parts of the XG43UQ design, it does provide a stronger frame.

Go to the back of the display, this is where you can find most of the design features. Interestingly, I never really understood why the display manufacturer puts so much effort on the back of the display-that's not to say you will never see it. Anyway, I digress. The back is almost all white, with ASUS classic neo-Aztec engraving design. The ROG logo can be seen on the back of the

, with the words "Republic Of Gamers" on the top of the back. Overall, the rear has a very sci-fi aesthetic, reminiscent of the armor of the Imperial Stormtrooper or the hull of some kind of spaceship. The build quality of the

XG43UQ is very sturdy, just as you would expect from a monitor that sells for more than $1,000. The main body of the display is mostly made of plastic, but this does not affect the physical robustness of its housing. The

frame is all metal and feels very strong. Due to its wide "V" shape, it provides an excellent balance. On the back, users will find a small splint covered with power cords and some additional inputs. Although it does provide some features, it does feel a bit fragile.

Having said that, this is the only area where the XG43UQ scores poorly in the build quality department. The rest of this screen feels well done.

Like most modern displays, the XG43UQ is equipped with an anti-reflective coating with a matte effect, perfect for reducing sources of natural and artificial light.

Although it is really effective at reducing light, it will absorb some reflections under particularly strong light. However, in the case of a high brightness peak, you can use it under these specific conditions. But remember, this finish can easily leave large fingerprint marks.

When it comes to the display, the XG43UQ has a sizable bezel - it measures 18mm (side and top) by 25mm (bottom). Although they aren't the slimmest in the world, they certainly won't lose any immersion in the big-screen gaming experience. The support of the

XG43UQ is very basic in terms of function. In other words, it provides good aesthetics and excellent stability that can withstand the test.

A good choice for any next generation console gamer.

Although this monitor has a 3.5mm audio jack, users can also choose to use the built-in speakers. In other words, they are not as impressive as you think. The

XG43UQ's OSD (On Screen Display) is quite advanced, allowing users to change everything like image quality, response speed, and LED lighting. The system uses a combination of buttons and joysticks located on the rear in the lower right corner of the screen. The buttons are large and relatively easy to use, although they do feel a bit cumbersome. The

joystick provides most of the on-screen display functions, allowing users to navigate through various menus and easily change settings.

Since XG43UQ has a large number of color presets and makeover settings, we have listed the following main features:

Excellent colors and excellent image quality are the two main factors that help you create a feeling of immersion when playing. Although good color is important, display manufacturers do not always calibrate panel color to the color that is considered accurate within a specific color spectrum, for example sRGB / Rec.709.

We like to test each monitor's color reproduction to understand how they perform in color-accurate scenes.

These are the results of ASUS ROG STRIX XG43UQ.

Note: ASUS has pre-calibrated this monitor to an average DeltaE

We started the color accuracy performance part by conducting preliminary tests on the XG43UQ out of the box. For this monitor, a "competition mode" preset is installed and the brightness is set to 254 candela, which exceeds the recommended brightness for daily use. The colors of the

XG43UQ in the factory settings are not bad in any respect. It is true that they are not the best we have seen, but they are not the worst either. We recorded a white balance of 6090K (slightly lower than IDEAL) and a good depth of black of 0.0294 cd / m². The contrast score is higher than the nominal value of 4000: 1 (4171: 1) and the gamma value is set to 2.21. The mean deltaE is 2.62, which makes the preset color accuracy in RACING mode acceptable, but not surprising.

I wasted no time and loaded the sRGB preset to see if the monitor was pre-calibrated to a deltaE of <2. The result is outstanding at the sRGB preset, which demonstrates perfect white balance and good depth of black (0.0324 cd / m²). The contrast fell slightly (3782: 1), while the gamma value remained stable at 2.25. However, the most impressive is the mean deltaE of 0.98. Although it is not 0.85 as stated by Asus in its color calibration test report, it is close enough. There are a host of other presets in the

monitor's OSD, but few provide accuracy close to the sRGB spectrum. Having said that, we have made some explanations about the presets shown below:

Landscape-Landscape mode provides more vitality and richer viewing experience. The brightness will definitely increase in this setting, pushing it above the recommended threshold of 120 candela.

Cinema-Cinema mode provides a blue cast for XG43UQ, which is absolutely eye-catching compared to other presets in the monitor's GameVisual library.

RTS / RPG mode: This preset provides a profile similar to sRGB. The color feels very balanced, with orange/red appearing suddenly.

MOBA-Moba is the worst preset I've ever tried, it removes a lot of colors and makes it look almost black and white.

After trying various presets, I immediately decided to calibrate the panel's recording color gamut, panel uniformity, and overall color accuracy.

I selected the "User" setting for calibration and changed the RGB value to 96/96/100. The

results are as follows: After the

calibration, we were able to significantly reduce the overall average deltaE. White balance remains the same around 6500K, as does the depth of black (0.0295). The contrast ratio dropped slightly to 3905: 1 and the gamma reading was 2.22. The mean DeltaE reading after calibration is 0.37, an accuracy improvement of approximately 62%. Having said that, we still achieved a maximum deltaE of 2.06, which is a bit disappointing, but still quite acceptable for color accuracy work within the sRGB spectrum.

Overall, the color accuracy of the XG43UQ is quite good. For gamers who like to play various games and need good sRGB presets for color accurate work, I can easily recommend this monitor. The

panel uniformity is a test we ran to check the uniformity of brightness and color across the screen. During this test, the central square was used as the reference space. Then test all other squares to see how far it differs from the reference value.

In an ideal world, we want all the squares to be green, which means that it does not break the differential threshold, which we can set at the beginning of the test.

Note: The results will vary from panel to panel. The

panel uniformity of this monitor is surprisingly good, and the average deltaE and brightness give good scores across the board. As can be seen from the above figure, the uniformity on the left side of the display is the worst. However, for the amber score, you will not notice much deviation from the center reference dial. The viewing angle of this

monitor is quite good for VA panels, providing up to 178/178 viewing angles. In this case, you start to experience color shifts at darker angles, which may cause problems when viewing this monitor from a distance.

However, in most cases, the viewing angle of this panel technology is good.

refresh rate

144 Hz

response time

1 ms (MPRT) 4 ms (average)

screen size

43.4 inches


3840 x 2160

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-XG43UQ far exceeds the 125% sRGB sold by ASUS.

If you look at the physical color gamut diagram, you can clearly see how far the color gamut of XG43UQ exceeds the sRGB spectrum (shown by the dotted line). As usual, the XG43UQ is slightly insufficient in the blue area; however, other than that, it offers a wider color gamut.

We completed the image quality and color accuracy test by checking the maximum brightness, minimum brightness, and 120 candlelight points on this panel. The results are as follows:

For those who want to use our calibrated color profile, they will find a link below to download a zip file. The

's color accuracy is not affected. It's time to let the ASUS ROG STRIX XG43UQ experience a variety of different gaming scenarios to see how it performs in terms of pixel response, input lag, and overall responsiveness. Let's dive right into it!

I wasted no time and loaded up one of the competitive games that I used to play when testing 144Hz (and higher) monitors; in this case, it was CS: GO. While this 43-inch beast isn't necessarily designed for that kind of gaming, I did run a quick test anyway to see how it handles fast-moving images, input lag, and overall responsiveness. My first impression was not good. Without a doubt, the screen will be the victim of a ghosting effect and a rather radical perceptual blur. Pixel response time doesn't seem to be clear enough to keep up with the game, leading to smudging and general laziness in the image (if this makes sense).

I tweaked the screen display, increased the OD settings, and made sure to set the maximum refresh rate when gaming at 4K and 2K resolutions. I set the Overdrive to maximum and the refresh rate is set to 120Hz @ 4K and 144Hz @ 1440p. However, all of this resulted in a very obvious anti-ghosting and whitening effect of most objects. Happy Media seems to have the Overdrive "3" and FreeSync settings enabled. In other words, the display pixel response time of these games is still very slow.

As mentioned above, one of the outstanding features of this monitor is its VESA DisplayHDR1000 certification. In theory, we should be able to achieve incredibly accurate and immersive HDR experiences in games and general viewing scenarios.

We played several different HDR-supported titles on XG43UQ, and they all showed an incredibly immersive experience. This is the benefit of having a huge 43-inch gaming monitor, and it does provide an immersion that smaller alternatives can't (or can't). With VESA DisplayHDR1000 certification, the XG43UQ can display incredibly bright and dark scenes with excellent clarity and without any true local dimming function. XG43UQ has side lighting and many different dimming zones; they are expected to be in the 816 range. However, due to the large 4000: 1 native contrast ratio, the XG43UQ won't suffer too much from the lack of local dimming.

We play "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" with and without HDr, the difference is obvious. We set the screen to the maximum HDR setting (HDR 1000 brightness) and the scene changed from arcade to incredibly realistic. Many details can be observed in extremely bright areas, for example by looking at the sun. Also, dark areas now provide more detail, especially when combined with ray tracing.

What I mean is that after playing this closely on the PC for a while, you might feel a bit overwhelmed, not to mention the pressure on your eyes. However, since this is an HDMI 2.1 display for console players, it shouldn't be a big deal.

We ran many other games on this monitor, and each game showed a very engaging HDR experience, adding rich detail, realism, and immersion.

Finally, I decided to use this display in general content consumption scenarios: movies, TV, and general browsing. Unsurprisingly, the performance of this monitor is very high, providing excellent image quality and color accuracy in movies and TV shows. The excellent contrast and deep black of the VA panel help to create a sense of immersion when watching movies, especially horror or science fiction movies with dark scenes. We turned on the dynamic dimming function, which helped to further reduce blacks and make SDR content more HDR-like, although not as realistic.

We turned on HDR and played some movies to see how they looked. The experience is great, providing excellent detail and clarity. When it comes to HDR without local dimming, this is probably one of the best displays we have tested in a while.

So you have it, our comprehensive review of the Asus ROG STRIX XG43UQ, a large-screen gaming monitor that does meet many of the correct requirements.

The only question to be answered is whether we think it is worthwhile compared to some of the major options on the market. The price of

XG43UQ is about US$1,300, which is in a very competitive price group and is occupied by OLED TVs and other 144Hz HDMI 2.1 panels. So how does XG43UQ compare?

For me, XG43UQ offers an excellent gaming experience. The 43.4-inch screen provides an excellent feeling of immersion, which can only be enhanced with an incredibly impressive HDR experience. HDMI 2.1 makes it a great option for the next generation of game console players because it enables 4K gaming at 120Hz respectively. That said, this monitor's pixel response time seems too slow for fast-paced competitive games like CS: GO and COD, leaving some pretty obvious queues and queues. The

color accuracy of this monitor is very good, as is the color gamut it provides. The display has extremely high brightness and can reach 900 nits in various colors.

Compatible with FreeSync Premium Pro (compatible with GSync), the game is also very clear-they eliminate screen artifacts, such as tearing, from your experience.

In general, XG43UQ has left a deep impression on me. Although not ideal for competitive PC games, it performs well in almost all console game scenarios and adds a high level of fun to any game I play.

Refresh rate

144 Hz

Response time

1 ms (MPRT) 4 ms (average)

Screen size

43.4 inches


3840 x 2160

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Excellent listening experience provided by Amazon . The 43.4-inch screen provides excellent immersion, and only an incredibly impressive HDR experience can enhance this immersion. HDMI 2.1 makes it an excellent choice for next-generation console gamers, each supporting 120Hz 4K games. In other words, for fast-paced competitive games like CS: GO and COD, the pixel response time of this monitor feels a bit too slow, leaving some very obvious smudges and marks. The

color accuracy of this monitor is very good, as is the color gamut it provides. The display provides extremely high brightness, reaching 900 nits in various color presets. HDR is the best feature for me personally. It works perfectly with the fast 144Hz (1440p) / 120Hz (4K) refresh rate. It can be a very smooth and enjoyable experience in games and general viewing scenes. Plus, with support for FreeSync Premium Pro (compatible with GSync), the game is crystal clear: remove screen artifacts, such as tearing, from your experience.

Overall, XG43UQ has left a deep impression on me. Although not ideal for competitive PC gaming, it works well in almost all console gaming scenarios, adding a high level of fun to any game I play.


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