Gigabyte M32Q (IPS)

Gigabyte M32Q (IPS)

Gigabyte M32Q (IPS)

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BEST RATING
Casual Gaming:
2.9
CASUAL GAMING: Poor5.8/10
COMPETITIVE GAMING: Poor4.7/10
PRODUCTIVITY: Poor5.0/10
MEDIA CONSUMPTION: Poor5.5/10
RESOLUTION: Fair6.2/10
BRIGHTNESS: Fair6.7/10
CONTRAST: Fair6.1/10
COLOR VOLUME: Poor5.6/10
REFRESH RATE: Good7.1/10
RESPONSE TIME: Very Good8.0/10
TEXT QUALITY: Fair6.2/10

The Gigabyte M32Q is an upper midrange 32-inch monitor with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, which makes it suitable for both gaming and productivity. It has an IPS panel, known for good viewing angles and color reproduction, with an adequate refresh rate for smooth gaming. It shines in color-rich tasks like digital photo editing due to its extensive color coverage. The stand is adjustable for ergonomic comfort. For competitive gamers, it includes features like a high variable refresh rate range and low response time to minimize ghosting. However, it's not the best for HDR gaming or media consumption due to limited brightness and contrast. With multiple HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, connectivity is versatile, but those wanting to connect newer devices with HDMI 2.1 might find it lacking. Consider this monitor if you're seeking a balance between work and play and don't require top-tier HDR performance. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




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Pros
  • Good size for productivity
  • Adjustable stand for comfort
  • High refresh rate for gaming
  • Wide color gamut for editing
Cons
  • Average contrast and brightness
  • Not suitable for HDR gaming
  • Limited HDR video editing capability
  • Moderate text and image clarity

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Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$455
Screen Size
32"
Resolution
2560 x 1440
Screen Type
LED
Screen Sub-type
IPS
Refresh Rate
170Hz

COLOR, CONTRAST & BRIGHTNESS

Native Contrast
1195:1
SDR Peak Brightness
333 nits
HDR Peak Brightness
460 nits
Suitable for HDR Gaming and Media Consumption
No
sRGB Color Gamut
100.6 %

MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Total Response Time
6.1 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
20 - 170 Hz
Strobing / BFI
Yes
Persistence Blur Score
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7.1/10
Ghosting Score
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8.1/10

TEXT & IMAGE CLARITY

Pixels Per Inch
93 PPI
Coating
Matte
Text Clarity Score
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6.3/10
Image Clarity Score
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6.3/10

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

HDMI 1.4 Ports
0
HDMI 2.0 Ports
2
HDMI 2.1 Ports
0
Micro HDMI Ports
0
DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
1

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Display Ninja

Rob Shafer | July 2023
"Thanks to its IPS panel with a wide color gamut and fast pixel response time speed, the Gigabyte M32Q offers both an immersive and responsive gaming experience. Additionally, it has an ergonomic stand, plenty of connectivity options, and a lot of useful features – all at a reasonable price."

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