Over the past month, I’ve had the pleasure of using the ViewSonic XG3220. As soon as it arrived, I hooked it up to my Xbox One X and was excited to experience my first taste of 4K goodness. Having thought that games look fabulous on a standard 1080p HD TV, did I notice a big difference? Read my Rapid Review to find out.
What the Manufacturers say
The ViewSonic® XG3220 enters the arena with 32 inches of 4K Ultra HD resolution and HDR content support. XG3220 comes equipped with wide gamut colour coverage and delivers visual enhancements to HDR10 games whether on PC, PS4 Pro, or Xbox One X. Utilising the monitor’s AMD FreeSync keeps your gaming experience seamless and tear free. 87% NTSC colour coverage floods in-game visuals with realistic colour and vibrance. Highly customisable settings and gaming presets for FPS, MOBA, and more give you maximum flexibility for fine-tuning your in-game experience.
- HDR10 content support
- AMD FreeSync™ technology
- Black stabilisation
- ColorX preset mode
- RGB ambient lighting on the monitor stand
The ViewSonic XG3220 looks the part. It has nice, sharp edges and I prefer this design to the curved design of the XG3240C which I reviewed previously. I liked the black and red design of the monitor. You can move the monitor up or down, left or right as well as angling the screen up or down. It has all of the ports and connection options that you would wish for.
As with any product, it can look the part, but all that matters is the performance. This is where the XG3220 shines. The first game I was excited to try on this monitor was The Division 2. Let’s say that I was not disappointed! You can see from the images below how sharp the graphics were. I took some photos using my phone, and you can see the individual fibres on my Agent’s backpack.
As well as being a 4K monitor, it also comes with HDR10. This makes a considerable difference in terms of detail. I especially noticed this in dark scenes, for example at night time in The Division 2.
In regards to sound, the ViewSonic’s built-in speakers were good enough. The volume levels were impressive, but the sound was a little ‘tinny’. Most gamers would probably use a headset or separate speakers/soundbar, so I can’t imagine this being a big problem.
The ViewSonic XG3220 is an outstanding product. It is simple to set up, and the picture quality is superb. I hadn’t quite appreciated the difference that 4K makes to a game. If you’re in the market for a new monitor, I would highly recommend the XG3220.