09 Jun 2021 11:57 AM +00:00

When are HDMI 2.1 Monitors coming out? Here's Everything We Know So Far

The big question on most people's minds, asides from how to find a PS5, is when are HDMI 2.1 monitors are coming out.

And we can't blame them for asking, as much of the information is seemingly hard to go by, however, there are some gold nuggets out there, which can give us a better idea of when to get our wallets ready.

Here's everything we know so far about when we can expect HDMI 2.1 monitors to hit the market.

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When are HDMI 2.1 Monitors coming out?

In short, this year, and you can actually pre-order one right now.

The 43-inch Asus ROG Strix XG43UQ is capable of an impressive 144hz at 4K, but boy or boy is it expensive.

We'd expect nothing less at this stage and granted, it is a whopping 43 inches too. 

This HDMI 2.1 monitor, is said to be around the $1900 / £1348.99 mark, so if you've got the budget, feel free to give Amazon a check right here.

This monitor is also said to be incoming for May 2021 according to reports, meaning the long wait for an HDMI 2.1 monitor could finally be coming to an end!

Other monitors on their way include Asus ROG Swift PG32UQ and the Asus TUF Gaming VG28UQL1A, which are both said to be coming out in the second quarter.

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Update: It would appear that one HDMI 2.1 monitor from LG was available at UK retailer Currys PC World, however at the time of writing it is out of stock.

The LG monitor packs a bit of punch, as do the others featured on our list of what we think will be the best HDMI 2.1 monitors coming soon.

READ MORE: Best HDMI 2.1 Monitors - Top Picks, Release Dates, and More!

According to some reports online, GIGABYTE has also announced 3 new monitors named the FI32U, FV43U, and FO48U.

These come in 32", 43" and 48" sizes which are certainly on the bigger side.

As expected they're reported to have some knockout power behind them offering 4K at 120hz minimum and a blisteringly fast 0.5ms response time.

No price or release date has been announced, but we'll keep you posted!

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Is it worth buying a 4K monitor?

You may be asking if it's actually worth buying a 4K monitor right now with HDMI 2.1 monitors on the horizon? We'd say yes!

4K at 60hz, which is possible when using HDMI 2.0 on either Xbox Series X or PS5 still looks amazing, especially when you pair it with the best screen size for gaming.

And if you're playing competitively, arguably it's more about frame rate and smaller screens to get the edge, of which there is a whole host of monitors which are best for competitive gaming.

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Looking for a monitor?

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