The Gigabyte M32U is a 32-inch gaming monitor with an IPS panel. It features a 3840 x 2160 resolution, which provides crisp and clear visuals, and a 144Hz refresh rate, which makes for smooth and fluid gameplay. It also supports AMD FreeSync Premium and NVIDIA G-Sync technology, which helps to reduce screen tearing and stuttering.
The M32U is designed with gamers in mind and includes a variety of gaming features, such as Black Equalizer, which enhances dark scenes for better visibility, and Aim Stabilizer, which reduces motion blur for better accuracy during gameplay. It also has a low input lag, which is essential for competitive gaming.
What is Black Equalizer?
The Black Equalizer feature can typically be adjusted using a slider in the monitor’s settings menu. By adjusting the slider, users can fine-tune the brightness of dark areas to their liking. It is important to note that using the Black Equalizer feature may affect the overall color accuracy of the monitor, so it is recommended to calibrate the monitor after adjusting this setting.
What is Aim Stabilizer?
Aim Stabilizer can typically be turned on or off in the monitor’s settings menu, and some monitors allow users to adjust the intensity of the effect. It is important to note that using Aim Stabilizer may increase the input lag of the monitor slightly, so users who prioritize low input lag may prefer to turn this feature off. Additionally, some users may find the effect of Aim Stabilizer to be too strong or unnatural, so it is recommended to experiment with the settings to find the optimal balance between clarity and naturalness.
The monitor comes with a variety of connectivity options, including DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.1, USB 3.0, and a headphone jack. It also has two built-in 3W speakers, which provide decent sound quality.
One potential drawback of the M32U is its size, which may be too large for some users, especially those with limited desk space. Additionally, some users have reported issues with backlight bleeding and color accuracy, although these issues are relatively minor and do not affect the overall performance of the monitor.
The Gigabyte M32U is identical to the smaller Gigabyte M28U.il has a slightly discreet design, with thin frames on three sides and a flat base that supports the monitor well but overall takes up a little more space. The back of the monitor has a bit more flash, with a bright section near the top, but no RGB lighting or other player aesthetics.
The Gigabyte M32U has good build quality overall, almost identical to the Gigabyte M28U and other Gigabyte monitors we tested. It is made entirely of plastic, without metal components, which is a bit disappointing, but the plastic seems to be of decent quality. There’s a bit of flex on the back panel, but otherwise it’s pretty solid. We sometimes notice a strange click noise when the black frame insert function is activated at the same time as the variable refresh rate function and frame rate changes. We have not seen any other reports on this issue, so it could be our unit.
As you would expect for an IPS monitor, the Gigabyte M32U has poor contrast, so blacks look gray in a dark room. Contrast may vary from unit to unit, but it is close to the upper limits of what we expect from an IPS panel. Unfortunately, the local dimming function can not improve the contrast ratio at all.
The Gigabyte M32U has maximum brightness in HDR. It’s bright enough that most games look good, but it’s not bright enough for a real cinematic experience. The small lights in some scenes are not bright enough to stand out. On the other hand, there is very little difference in maximum brightness with different scenes, which is great.
Gigabyte M32U is a great gaming monitor, especially for Xbox s|X series or Sony PS5 players. It has an exceptionally low input delay, which results in a very responsive gaming experience. It also has an amazing response time, so there is very little blur behind fast moving objects. It supports VRR (FreeSync Variable Refresh rate) technology, and although it is not officially supported, it also works with NVIDIA’s G-SYNC compatible functionality.
The Gigabyte M32U is a great monitor for HDR gaming! It features incredible response time(1ms), exceptional input delay, and a huge selection of additional game features, including FreeSync support. Unfortunately, its HDR performance is limited, because it has a low contrast ratio, maximum brightness appropriate in HDR and a terrible local dimming function. It has fantastic gradient management, suitable maximum brightness in HDR and can display a wide range of colors.
The Gigabyte M32U is a great monitor for desktop users. The large, high-resolution display provides excellent text clarity and is ideal for multitasking. It has wide viewing angles, excellent gray uniformity and good ergonomics. It also has great maximum brightness in SDR and decent reflection management, so glare should not be a problem. Finally, it has additional productivity features, including a built-in video and mouse switch (KVM) allowing you to control two devices with a single keyboard and mouse. Photo: Gigabyte
The Gigabyte M32U is a 32-inch 4K monitor with a fast refresh rate of 144 Hz. It is very similar to the smallest Gigabyte M28U, but there are small differences between them. This is one of the few monitors with HDMI 2.1 ports, making it a great choice for console gamers, as you can take full advantage of most of what the Sony PS5 and Xbox s|X series have to offer, including 4K@120Hz gaming. It also has additional features designed for productivity, including a video and mouse switch (KVM) built into the keyboard, allowing you to control two sources with a single keyboard and mouse. The large, high-resolution display is ideal for multitasking and provides excellent text clarity. Unfortunately, it has a low contrast ratio, and although there is a local dimming function, it is terrible, so it is not a good choice for a dark room, and the sRGB mode, which is most accurate from the very beginning, blocks almost all parameters.
M32U Gaming Monitor Specs:
- Panel Size (diagonal) 31.5” SS IPS
- Display Viewing Area (HxV) 697.3056 x 392.2344 (mm)
- Panel Backlight/ Type Edge type
- Display Surface(non-glare/ glare) Non-glare
- Color Saturation 90% DCI-P3/ 123% sRGB
- True Resolution 3840 x 2160 (UHD)
- Pixel Pitch 0.181 (H) x 0.181(V)
- Brightness 350 cd/m2 (TYP)
- Contrast Ratio 1000:1
- Viewing Angle 178°(H)/178°(V)
- Display Colors 10-bit (8-bit + FRC)
- Response Time 1ms MPRT
- Refresh Rate 144Hz
120Hz for Console Game*
- HDR VESA Display HDR400
- Flicker-free Yes
- HBR3 Yes
- Signal Input HDMI 2.1 x2
Display port 1.4 (DSC) x1
USB Type-C x1
- Earphone Jack Yes
- Speaker 3W x2
- Unique FeaturesOSD Sidekick
Aim Stabilizer Sync
6 axis Color Control
- USB port(s)USB 3.0 x3
- Power TypeBuilt-in
- AC Input Max140W
- Power Saving Mode0.5W
- Power Off Mode0.3W
- VoltageAC 100V~240V /50~60Hz
- Height Adjustment (mm)130mm
- VESA Wall Mounting(mm)100*100mm
- Kensington lockYes
- Phys. Dimension with Stand(WxHxD)715.3*585.3*244.3 mm
- Phys. Dimension w/o stand (WxHxD)715.8*423.8*68.2 mm
- Box Dimension (WxHxD)990*536*192 mm
- Net Weight with stand (Esti.)10.35 kg
- Net Weight without stand (Esti.)7.25 kg
- Gross Weight (Esti.)13.75 kg
- AccessoriesPower cable/HDMI cable/DP cable/USB Cable/QSG/Warranty card