Microsoft and Sony have both already announced that the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 will support HDMI 2.1. It's expected that the next generation of graphics cards from NVIDIA and AMD will as well. What it brings to the table is a 48 Gbps bandwidth, which is an increase from the current HDMI 2.0 bandwidth capacity of 18 Gbps.
- ASUS announced a new series of what it calls the "world's first HDMI 2.1 certified gaming monitors."
- The company is scant on details, but they note the monitors, which range up to 43 inches, will handle 4K at up to 120Hz.
- The Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 will also support the HDMI 2.1 specification.
That increase translates to the ability to support much higher framerates for 4K content. In terms of games, Microsoft has already announced that Xbox Series X will support running games at up to 4K resolution at 120 FPS. Developers still have to specifically design their games for this, but we've already seen that Ori and the Will of the Wisps will run at 120 FPS on Xbox Series X.
According to ASUS, this monitor line will be available in 27-, 32- and 43-inch models. There's no word on the screen technology they'll use, nor the release date. However, with next-gen consoles on the horizon, they'll likely make a solid pairing.