Review: Asus ROG Swift OLED PG32UCDM (QD-OLED monitor)

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The review

The Asus PG32UCDM is an Ultra HD QD-OLED gaming monitor, offering a 32-inch screen with 4K resolution that's very popular among gamers, not just that it'll manage seriously high refresh rates. Yeah, this model stands out with a high refresh rate of 240Hz, and it uses a third-generation 32" QD-OLED panel from Samsung. The Asus PG32UCDM has a flat-screen and ain't curved. Preference for curved or flat screens varies from person to person, what also makes the Asus PG32UCDM unique is its cooling system. Instead of using a fan for cooling like the AW3225QF does, it uses a heatsink which works without making noise. When it comes to how good the picture looks, this monitor does a great job. It covers an advertised 99% of the DCI-P3 color range, which means it can show a very wide and rich variety of colors. It also supports true 10-bit color, which makes color transitions smoother, and it has wide viewing angles of 178 degrees. Right when you take it out of the box, the colors are very accurate, thanks to factory calibration with a Delta E value of less than 2. The monitor also offers a special feature where you can switch between its natural color range and an sRGB mode. This sRGB mode can either lock all settings except brightness or let you adjust everything through the "Color Space" setting. Another feature of the PG32UCDM is that each of its 8.2 million pixels can be controlled individually for brightness. This means the monitor can show true black and a wide range of bright and dark tones, which is confirmed by its VESA True Black 400 certification for achieving very low brightness levels in dark areas.


This monitor is designed to appeal to a wide range of users, from gamers to people who create content. Its 4K resolution and high refresh rate are perfect for gaming on PCs and consoles, including competitive gaming, and the OLED technology improves the quality of HDR (High Dynamic Range) content. The monitor has been updated to address some common issues with OLED screens, making it more suitable for different computer uses. The brightness of the PG32UCDM is consistent across different types of HDR content. It can go up to 1000 nits of brightness for small bright spots, around 500 nits for larger bright areas, and 250 nits when the whole screen is lit up. Despite being a high-end product, the Asus PG32UCDM offers a lot of features that make it worth considering for gamers and content creators who want top-notch picture quality.


Asus ROG Swift PG32UCDM
Screen size31.5 inches
Panel typeThird-gen OD-OLED
Resolution3,840 x 2,160
Peak brightness1,000 nits (HDR), 450 nits (SDR)
HDRDisplayHDR True Black 400
Local dimming8,294,400 zones
Contrast ratio1,500,000:1
Response time0.03ms (GtG)
Refresh rate240Hz
Inputs2x HDMI 2.1, 1x DisplayPort 1.4
Ports3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen Type-C w/ 90W power delivery
List price$1,300

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