Nice colours and wonderful image high quality are two of the primary elements that assist create immersion whereas your gaming. Regardless of the significance of fine coloration, monitor producers don’t all the time calibrate the colour of their panels to what’s deemed correct inside particular coloration spectrums – sRGB/Rec.709 for instance.
We like to check every monitor for coloration replica to see how they’d carry out in color-accurate situations.
Listed below are the outcomes for the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG32UQX.
NOTE: ASUS has pre-calibrated this monitor to a median DeltaE <2.
Like all the time, we started the colour accuracy efficiency part by operating a easy take a look at on the PG32UQX proper out of the field. For this monitor, Racing mode was set with a brightness of 285 candelas – greater than the advisable stage for daytime utilization.
The colours proper out of the field for this monitor have been extremely correct. As you possibly can see from the desk above, we recorded a white steadiness of 6884K, first rate black depth, and incredible 3307:1 distinction ratio – a lot better than the 1000:1 marketed. Extra spectacular, nonetheless, was the 0.54 common deltaE. This makes the PG32UQX some of the correct gaming screens we’ve examined – enabling it to carry out coloration correct work throughout the sRGB spectrum.
Subsequent, we loaded the sRGB coloration preset. Enabling this preset would lock the brightness and distinction of the monitor – pretty normal process in most fashionable panels. We ran the exams and the outcomes have been fairly comparable from an accuracy standpoint. The White level was barely greater (6935K) and black depth rose a bit of (0.15cd/m2). The distinction dropped by over half and the common deltaE was almost similar (0.56).
There was a tonne of different presets contained in the monitor’s OSD, however few supplied accuracy that was near the sRGB spectrum. That stated, we did take some notes on the preset that are beneath:
Cinema – Cinema mode presents a barely blueish hue when in comparison with the sRGB preset. It additionally feels a bit of washed out as compared, with a much less gamma-rich profile.
FPS –FPS is the brightest of the GameVisual choices, offering what looks like a lift in blacks – nice for FPS shooters the place pinpointing your enemy is essential.
RTS/RPG Mode –This preset presents the same profile to that of sRGB. The image feels properly balanced with a wider coloration gamut than each FPS and surroundings modes.
After testing the varied presets, I wasted no time and determined to calibrate the panel – recording coloration gamut, panel uniformity, and total coloration accuracy.
I chosen the calibrated ‘out-the-box’ settings, leaving the RGB values at 127/127/127.
Listed below are the outcomes:
After calibration, the colour accuracy didn’t enhance by a lot. Wanting on the desk, white level was now excellent however black depth was at a brand new low (0.16c/m2). The distinction ratio wasn’t nice and gamma was set to 2.1. Common DeltaE did drop to 0.33 – with a most of two.01, respectively.
General, the colour accuracy of the PG32UQX was extraordinarily good. I might simply advocate this monitor to avid gamers that love to do coloration correct work (throughout the sRGB spectrum) on the aspect.
Panel uniformity is a take a look at we run to examine how uniform the luminance and coloration is throughout the whole lot of the display screen. Throughout this take a look at, the middle sq. is used because the reference area. Each different sq. is then examined to see how far it differentiates from the reference.
In a super world, we wish each sq. to be inexperienced, that means it hasn’t damaged the differential threshold – one thing we are able to set at first of the take a look at.
Observe: outcomes will differ from panel to panel.
The panel uniformity on the PG32UQX was fairly good, however nothing spectacular. As you possibly can see from the graph above, massive parts of the monitor showcased an ‘amber’ rating, that means the colour/luminance of that quadrant exceeded the differential threshold of the reference quadrant – which on this situation was a deltaE of two.
While this can be a small flaw on this monitor, we should always not neglect that panel uniformity does differ from panel to panel. And for our monitor, viewing sporting occasions or content material with massive blocks of coloration was nonetheless completely acceptable.
The viewing angles on this monitor have been extremely good, offering wonderful image high quality even when at obscure angles. Wanting on the monitor from over 45 levels does lead to a small quantity of luminance shift, however nothing overly apparent. Colours stayed fairly true and basic viewing was completely acceptable, as soon as once more.
As a part of the calibration course of, the DisplayCal will give an correct measurement of the colour gamut the monitor can present. Under are the outcomes of the colour gamut take a look at:
We needed to allow the ‘broad gamut’ setting within the OSD to realize these scores.
Wanting on the measurements above, we have been extremely impressed by the general dimension of the colour gamut this monitor offered. We recorded a complete sRGB gamut quantity of 184%, over 20% greater than the marketed gamut. That interprets to 126.8% Adobe RGB and 130.3% DCI-P3 quantity – one of many largest we’ve ever examined.
Taking a better take a look at the colour gamut graph, you possibly can clearly see how far the PG32UQX exceeds the sRGB spectrum – showcased by the dotted line. The PG32UQX presents an enormous variety of coloration variants within the crimson and inexperienced sectors – permitting for a richer, extra lifelike expertise when in normal and HDR modes.
Pair this with the out the field accuracy of this panel, and the PG32UQX is definitely among the finest screens we’ve ever examined on the subject of coloration.
Most And Minimal Brightness
We ended the colour accuracy and movie high quality testing by checking the utmost brightness, minimal brightness, and 120 candelas factors on this panel. The outcomes are beneath:
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For many who need to use our calibrated coloration profile, you can find a hyperlink beneath the place you possibly can obtain the zip file.