ASUS’s gaming brand, Republic of Gamers, announces that it will release the world’s first HDMI 2.1 certified gaming monitor with a screen size of up to 43 inches. This HDMI 2.1 certification has passed all compatibility and validation tests performed by Allion Labs, Inc.
ASUS introduces the world’s first HDMI 2.1 certification with 4K resolution and a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz
The new ROG monitor will be compatible with next generation consoles with HDMI 2.1 certification. The HDMI 2.1 port offers a full bandwidth of up to 48 Gbps to support 4K UHD or a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160. The display also offers a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz.
Allion Labs, Inc is an international company specializing in product testing. Logo & HW Validation Consulting Vice President at Allion Labs, Brian Shih, said, “ROG is the first partner to provide an HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor for certification. As the world’s leading testing lab, our mission is to ensure products or services before they launch. We are excited to be part of the success of ROG and this groundbreaking gaming monitor. “
Allion Labs has subjected this monitor to a wide variety of tests, including FRL Electrical, FRL Pixel Decoding and FRL Protocol tests. All of these tests are labeled as FRL (Fixed Rate Link) tests and ensure that this monitor is fully compatible with future HDMI 2.1 devices.
This monitor comes just before the release of the Xbox Series X and Play Station 5, which will be released later this year. ROG plans to release three different models, with a variety of different screen sizes ranging from 27, 32 and even a 43-inch model. The variety of sizes means that if a gaming setup needs a smaller monitor but wants a high resolution and refresh rate, they can buy one of the smaller monitors.
Unfortunately, as of this writing, ASUS has not yet released any information on what these monitors will cost or when they will be available for purchase. ASUS also has no more technical specifications released, such as the panel type and video input ports.