Corsair has released details about their newest addition to their ever-growing lineup of peripherals, the Xeneon 32QHD165 (monitors need cooler names) and it’s a 1440p, 32-inch display with a maximum refresh rate of 165Hz. It also supports AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA’s G-Sync, technologies intended to ensure that your game and monitor play nice as they’re speaking with each other, so you don’t suffer from screen tearing.
The speed doesn’t stop there, as the monitor supposedly has 1ms of response time, making it already an interesting proposition for hardcore first-person-shooter players, who should be looking to upgrade to graphics cards sometime next year, that could easily take advantage of the super high specs.
But they might want to get it on a pay monthly deal, as the monitor is an extortionate $800. While it does have a 100% Adobe RGB, sRGB and 98% DCI-P3 colour accuracy, it’s still yet to be tested for anything along the lines of colour grading or photo editing. I suspect the 400 nits of brightness will see it snubbed by some of the video editing community, but those that work within gaming content creation should find it good enough.
Corsair now own Elgato (see the quite excellent FaceCam), so of course, they’ve tied the monitor into the StreamDeck and their iCUE shortcut software, so you can have total control over the monitor.
I’m more impressed by the inputs and outputs, especially with its USB-C video option, allowing users to make use of that USB-C VR port on the back of some graphics cards. Unfortunately, there’s no HDMI 2.1, but two HDMI 2.0 ports, DisplayPort 1.4 and a pair of USB 3.1 ports.