Corsair Xeneon 32QHD165: A 32-inch and 165 Hz gaming monitor with some innovative features
Corsair has launched its first gaming monitor, the Xeneon 32QHD165. According to the manufacturer, the monitor has a 2,560 x 1,440-pixel panel that relies on Quantum Dot technology. Reputedly, the latter provides the IPS panel with 98% coverage of DCI-P3 and 100% of the Adobe RGB and sRGB colour spaces. Hence, the 32-inch monitor should be suitable for content creators, not just gamers.
However, the Xeneon 32QHD165 also has a 165 Hz refresh rate, along with 1 ms MPRT and sub-3 ms GtG response times. Support for AMD FreeSync Premium and NVIDIA G-SYNC is also present, as is VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification. Accordingly, Corsair claims that the Xeneon 32QHD165 peaks at 440 nits with HDR enabled, which drops to 400 nits when viewing SDR content.
Additionally, the monitor possesses a DisplayPort 1.4 connection, two HDMI 2.0 ports and a USB Type-C port that supports DisplayPort Alt-Mode. In short, the Xeneon 32QHD165 is suitable for high refresh rate gaming on PCs, but not on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series consoles. Incidentally, Corsair has included VESA 100 x 100 mount points and a built-in multi-mount for attaching a camera, microphone or additional lighting.
The Corsair Xeneon 32QHD165 is available to pre-order in the UK for £699, the Eurozone for €799 and the US for US$799.99. According to Corsair's website, the Xeneon 32QHD165 will begin shipping in '2 to 3 weeks' for UK and Eurozone pre-orders. By contrast, the monitor is shipping in the US already, albeit only on a two-per-customer basis.