Corsair Enter the Monitor Market with their 32″ 1440p 165Hz Gaming Display, the Xeneon 32QHD165

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Corsair are a new brand to the monitor market and will be familiar to many people in the PC and computing space. As their website says, they are “a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-performance gear and technology for gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts. From award-winning PC components and peripherals, to premium streaming equipment and smart ambient lighting, CORSAIR delivers a full ecosystem of products that work together to enable everyone, from casual gamers to committed professionals, to perform at their very best.”

Announced today on their website and via a live stream is their first venture in to the monitor market. This is their new ‘Xeneon’ gaming monitor line-up, with the first being the 32QHD165 monitor. This is 32” in size, with a Quad HD (QHD – 2560 x 1440) resolution and a 165Hz refresh rate combined. We’d like to start by applauding the sensible and logical naming convention of the screen as well, that certainly beats a wide range of displays on the market! (32″-Quad HD res-165 refresh).

We had chance to test the 32QHD165 in full prior to today’s launch announcement and our detailed review is already available. You can check it out here.

Designed for Gamers

The 32QHD165 is aimed primarily at gamers, delivering a larger screen size than common 24 – 27” displays, but without the system drain (and retail price hike) that 4K resolution would bring. 1440p is still a popular choice in the gaming space, and this screen looks to deliver that along with modern display capabilities for those wanting a bigger format screen.

The 32QHD165 is based on an IPS-type panel and has a <3ms G2G response time. A high native 165Hz native refresh rate is supported by adaptive-sync to offer VRR support from compatible AMD and NVIDIA systems. It carries the FreeSync Premium certification although is not G-sync Compatible certified at this time – Corsair are currently going through that process with NVIDIA we are told. A motion blur reduction mode is also included, giving rise to a 1ms MPRT spec.

Corsair Xeneon 32QHD165 Specs

Spec wise the screen is 32″ in size and features an IPS-type panel (AU Optronics AHVA). It has a 2560 x 1440 resolution, <3ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 400 cd/m2 brightness (SDR) and 178/178 viewing angles. There is a slightly increased 440 cd/m2 brightness for HDR and the screen is certified under the VESA DisplayHDR 400 level, but sadly there is no backlight local dimming here as with most HDR 400 screens.

Wide colour gamut and Quantum Dot coating

Quantum Dot panel technology is used to enhance the colour gamut, giving rise to a 98% DCI-P3 and 100% Adobe RGB quoted colour gamut coverage. This also covers 100% of the sRGB colour space and an sRGB emulation mode is included in the menu.

Connectivity including USB-C

While HDMI 2.1 is not provided, there is a good range of modern connectivity options including 1xDisplayPort 1.4, 2x HDMI and a USB type-C connection (inc 15W power delivery and DP Alt mode). A further 2x USB 3.1 ports and an audio output are also included.

The stand offers tilt, height and swivel adjustments (no rotate) and has a heavy duty metal design including a large foot as shown in the images here. There are none of the usual “gaming aesthetics” like RGB lighting etc here. Some people may miss that, others will be pleased.

Our Full Review – Already Available!

We had chance to test the 32QHD165 in full prior to today’s launch announcement and our detailed review is already available. You can check it out here.

Check pricing and availability in your region

The screen is available from today, and should appear on regional Amazon sites tomorrow as well. You can check latest availability and pricing using the links provided. Corsair have an RRP of £699.99 listed on their website.

Source: Corsair

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