Recently, the hardware maker began GIGABYTE Manufacture and market also screens for general use and gaming. As with any large hardware company today,GIGABYTE Its own gaming brand called AORUS and there are screens that accept this brand. We tried a little more in depth to figure out which screens fit under the AORUS brand and which ones stay GIGABYTE And we came to the conclusion that this is probably the use of light bulbs RGB.
One of the most notable screens that GIGABYTE recently launched in our opinion is the FI27Q (Review here). This is an advanced 27-inch screen that adopts most of the latest technologies in the world today, gaming screens with a resolution of 2560X1440, a refresh frequency of 165Hz, a decent color range and frame synchronization technologies such as FreeSync. One of the strong points of this screen is a relatively accessible price tag of only about two thousand shekels. You do not have to go much back in time to find such screens from different brands at a cost of NIS 3,000 and more, so there is progress here for the entire industry.
In this review we give our opinion on another screen from the same FI series, this time measuring 31.5 inches. The model name is theAORUS FI32Q
The FI32Q is a gaming screen with a 31.5-inch IPS display panel and a resolution of 2560X1440. Among the things that make this screen a gaming screen are an operating frequency that can reach 170 Hz, as well as support for FreeSync Premium Pro technology. AMD. In the future we anticipate that the use of this technology will also be possible with the video cards of Intel For gamers.
This screen covers 94% of the color space of the DCI-P3 standard and 120% of the color space of the sRGB. In general, it is clear that this is not a screen whose first priority to purchase it will be color accuracy for content creation purposes. We want these two devices to be 100% for this to happen. There is also support for the HDR400 standard for the level of contrast, although this is not a particularly stringent standard. This screen supports a typical 8-bit color depth that is 16.8 million colors.
The screen supports the VESA device for docking different arms, but also includes a mechanism for docking the class that comes with it. Sow this different types of screen adjustment.
This screen has a very respectable amount of interfaces compared to others. It contains an internal power supply, so all it takes to give it power is a power cable like the power supplies (a kettle machine). Right to left - there are audio inputs and outputs, two USB ports, USB input, USB Type-C port, input DisplayPort 1.4 and two inputs HDMI 2.0.
One of the features that makes this screen more expensive than expected is the KVM switch function. You can connect the FI32Q to two different computers at the same time and use the same keyboard and mouse set to switch between a display on one computer and another. Such a product exists in the market as an external box and here it was decided to implement it in order to meet the need of those users to connect a device supplier to it. For example, a user can connect a game console and a computer together. Alternatively, two computers would be the best use we can think of.
The joystick of GIGABYTE Is another landmark for good. Users are traditionally used to getting a row of buttons at the bottom or behind the screen, but all control of the screen is done solely with this joystick. It feels stiff, clicky and durable. There are five four-way navigation functions and pressing the joystick itself which is also used to turn the screen on and off.
Ah… here is the "gamer" area of this screen. The back has controlled RGB lights, and the stand also has an AORUS logo that can be lit by connecting the screen to a computer with USB. Chances are you will never see these lights, but if the screen is close to the wall it may be possible to set a certain color that vodka will drive to the air and the visibility of the area.
The uniformity of the backlight and in fact how black it is black is the most notable disadvantage of the IPS panel currently in the screens. It's less annoying to gamers or a large portion of content creators, but what you're seeing here is the main reason for presentation enthusiasm. OLED Today in the world, a black name is black. Screen IPS Such is used in backlight areas to increase the overall screen brightness. Specifically in our screen the upper corners are slightly brighter, but the uniformity of lighting is quite reasonable. What is important here is that there is no small area with significantly high brightness. The great challenge of monitors IPS Is to make the center of the screen as bright as its corners.
The powerful advantage of IPS Is the color accuracy and possible viewing angles. Even when looking at a sharp angle the colors and details are there. No, this screen is not concave, it is an optical illusion using a wide lens. FI32Q is flat.
The settings interface of this screen is the same as all those you will encounter in AORUS screens in particular andGIGABYTE In general lately, at least in the field of gaming. You can control the colors, create custom profiles for the settings and also incubate the KVM. This interface is efficient, easy to use when you know it and the control of the said joystick is intuitive.
This close-up photo illustrates the space between the end of the display and the end of the panel. While this is not a screen that reaches all the way to the plastic on display, by today's standards it is considered quite narrow on the sides.
There is one thing you might notice in this close-up, but we also notice it in standard use - the combination of 2560X1440 resolution with a display size of 31.5 inches, at least up close makes it feel a bit like we went a step back in pixel density. We know objectively that the difference is 31.5 inches compared to 27, but it is easy to see.
In the FI27Q we did not feel it that way because with 108 pixels per inch it is a pretty good density for those who sit about half a meter from the screen. With the FI32Q, the pixel density of 93 is already starting to show its weakness, all the more so as the user is accustomed to looking at dense screens on the screen today (like Unlocked, Laptop).
You can get used to this resolution on a 31.5-inch screen but lose significantly from the "wow" effect in the sharpness of the monitor. Luckily for us, this effect is significantly less noticeable in gaming, where attention is mostly shifted to the game.
We adjusted the camera to examine the display speed and shot different frequencies at a shutter speed of one millisecond. At a display frequency of 170Hz we see excellent response times from a screen of this size to pixels. When the alien passes on a dark background its tracks are close and sharp and there is not much "ghosting" (smearing and appearance of the form in metastasis). In the other rows you can also see very fast color change times for the pixels and the performance is quite similar to what we saw in the FI27Q. There are no prominent trails in the direction of traffic (left to right). What does show light trails is the top since moving from dark to light range is the one that will take the highest amount of time.
Even at 60 Hz the result is good, and there is almost no ghosting. The additional shape in the dark row is captured when there is a state of color change between the different frames. It is important to remember that there is a time when the camera sensor also scans between the top and bottom. It is evident that the performance is good at 170 Hz over 60Hz.
Experience usage and summary
After using a number of different gaming screens from home GIGABYTE, The FI32Q is slightly different. It's not just the fact that it's a fairly large screen, but mainly that its engineering and pricing are a bit puzzling to us.
At the time of writing, the FI32Q is sold in Israel at a price of NIS 3,450. It's quite a bit, it's far beyond gaming screens with similar technical specifications of the same size. To-GIGABYTE It itself has a screen called M32Q that includes exactly the same panel and also the same display performance and brightness.
The price of M32Q? A thousand shekels less, about 2,450 shekels. Some RGB lights and the DisplayPort port that was upgraded from a 1.2 to 1.4 facility are not a good reason to pay a thousand shekels. The FI32Q is in the price range of 4K gaming screens or the Odyssey G7's סמסונג For example we know it is a pretty strong choice with a better panel.
In the human engineering sector, we have no complaints other than the slightly strange target audience for which this screen is intended, and especially the high price, which we did not expect fromGIGABYTE Get after a series of products with prices that are not only considered good, but excellent and market leaders in their price.
Playing with such a large monitor at 170 Hz is a great experience, even using the same distance we are used to at 27 inches. The response times of the FI32Q felt similar to those of the FI27Q also side by side, at least subjectively from experience. It is worth noting that there are built-in speakers on the screen, but they are weak and of rather poor quality. Therefore, if this screen is used as a TV or consoles without headphones, it will be important to attach quality speakers or perhaps Sound-bar. While all this is also possible with the M32Q with the exact same panel. Therefore, unfortunately we have to warn users about the price of this screen which despite the great performance is a pretty bad deal compared to the M32Q or compared to other gaming screens offered in its price.
We do not know why GIGABYTE Chose to launch such a product when it already exists and simply put the brand on it AORUS And hope she will not do so in the future. Too bad, such things damage the company's reputation and when media outlets like us consciously accept it for review, we have no choice but to state the obvious when it comes to value for money.
For the future, yes we would be happy if GIGABYTE It would also use its content creator brand, VISION, to offer high-color color screens, perhaps even natural 10-bit color support. We think this will be an important addition to its product line. In addition, there is good news from the field of screens GIGABYTE In the form of new gaming monitors in resolution 4k At competitive prices. We hope to see more products like the FI27Q and a little less like the FI32Q, at least in price.