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Gigabyte Aorus FI32U Review

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Testers were pretty happy with how well the Gigabyte FI32U is optimized for gaming. They loved its wide viewing angles, high 144Hz refresh rate, high screen resolution, and impressive ergonomics. However, they felt that its contrast ratio was relatively low and that its peak HDR brightness level was not as good.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Gigabyte Aorus FI32U is a top-tier gaming monitor announced in mid-2021. The highly-rated computer monitor also comes with HDMI 2.1 ports for connecting PS5 and Xbox Series consoles, and with support for HDR content, it can deliver vivid picture clarity. It has a 4K screen resolution just like the Gigabyte Aorus FO48U and a decent 144Hz refresh rate that is enough to ensure tear-free gaming. The monitor’s 7.8ms response time puts motion blur at bay, and its color accuracy is also relatively high. Its ergonomics are as good as the Dell S2722QC, and its input lag is also low enough to allow for quick gaming responsiveness.

Best For

  • 32-Inch

  • Coding

  • Gaming

  • Speakers

  • Work

Consensus

our Verdict

 

Top-tier testers hailed the Gigabyte Aorus FI32U as a premium 32-inch display that is an excellent pick for gaming. Experts from Rtings were impressed with its 144Hz refresh rate, as they felt it very much prevented screen tearing. They also complimented it for its 2.1 HDMI ports, as they facilitated connectivity between PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles – a connectivity option that is not available on the Dell S3222DGM. Product testers from Tom’s Guide were quite happy with its color accuracy and established that the display had wide viewing angles. Its ergonomics were also judged as pretty good, and since it has a 4K resolution, critics felt that it would be great for office use thanks to outstanding text clarity.

Unfortunately, the FI32U does not have a good contrast level, as experts noted that blacks appeared gray in a dark room. This, and mediocre HDR brightness levels, are issues it shares with the Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Excellent color accuracy
  • Great ergonomics
  • Wide viewing angles
  • High refresh rate
  • 4K Screen resolution

Reason to Avoid

  • Low contrast ratio
  • Mediocre HDR brightness
  • No built-in speakers

Gigabyte Aorus FI32U Specs

Available InputsAvailable Inputs3.5mm, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB
Bluelight FilterBluelight FilterYes
Built-In SpeakersBuilt-In SpeakersYes
Built-In WebcamBuilt-In WebcamNo
Curved ScreenCurved ScreenNo
Display TypeIPS
Flicker FreeFlicker FreeYes
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatHDR10, HDR400
High Dynamic Range (HDR)Yes
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Rotating ScreenRotating ScreenYes
Screen size32"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, G-Sync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)372.578
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)1,021.8
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)85.86
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)123
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)81.35
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)105.9
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)63.8
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)19.3
Response Time (ms)4.4
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.9
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)37
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)37
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)33
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)30

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Market Context

The Gigabyte Aorus FI32U is a top-tier gaming monitor announced in mid-2021. The highly-rated computer monitor also comes with HDMI 2.1 ports for connecting PS5…

The Gigabyte Aorus FI32U is a top-tier gaming monitor announced in mid-2021. The highly-rated computer monitor also comes with HDMI 2.1 ports for connecting PS5 and Xbox Series consoles, and with support for HDR content, it can deliver vivid picture clarity. It has a 4K screen resolution just like the Gigabyte Aorus FO48U and a decent 144Hz refresh rate that is enough to ensure tear-free gaming. The monitor’s 7.8ms response time puts motion blur at bay, and its color accuracy is also relatively high. Its ergonomics are as good as the Dell S2722QC, and its input lag is also low enough to allow for quick gaming responsiveness.

The Gigabyte FI32U is a better pick compared to the LG 32GK850G-B courtesy of its support for HDR content, HDMI 2.1 ports, 4K screen, and…

The Gigabyte FI32U is a better pick compared to the LG 32GK850G-B courtesy of its support for HDR content, HDMI 2.1 ports, 4K screen, and wide viewing angles. The one major thing that the LG monitor has going for it is its higher 165Hz refresh rate, and this makes it a viable option for gamers.

The Gigabyte FI32U compares slightly better than the Gigabyte M28U, and this is because the FI32U features better ergonomics and a larger 32-inch screen. The…

The Gigabyte FI32U compares slightly better than the Gigabyte M28U, and this is because the FI32U features better ergonomics and a larger 32-inch screen. The M28U, however, redeems itself with better reflection handling.

There’s not much difference between the Gigabyte FI32U and the Gigabyte M32U, as they are both 32-inch screens with a 144Hz refresh rate. However, the…

There’s not much difference between the Gigabyte FI32U and the Gigabyte M32U, as they are both 32-inch screens with a 144Hz refresh rate. However, the FI32U has slightly better ergonomics and active noise canceling for its microphone, but the M32U retaliates with a wider color gamut for HDR content.

Despite both being released in 2021, the Gigabyte FI32U has slightly better ergonomics than the Asus ROG Swift PG32UQ and is, therefore, easier to adjust….

Despite both being released in 2021, the Gigabyte FI32U has slightly better ergonomics than the Asus ROG Swift PG32UQ and is, therefore, easier to adjust. Still, the Asus monitor also has superior HDR performance due to its higher HDR standard and is also significantly brighter.

Available Inputs

3.5mm, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB

Bluelight Filter

Yes

Built-In Speakers

Yes

Built-In Webcam

No

Curved Screen

No

No

Display Type

IPS

VA

LED

Flicker Free

Yes

HDMI Inputs

2

1

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    79
    The Gigabyte FI32U is an impressive monitor overall. The large, high-resolution screen is great for… Read More

    By:

    Matthew Murray
  • Tom’s Guide
    85.11

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Gigabyte Aorus FI32U may drain your bank account, but its looks, sounds, and capabilities… Read More

    By:

    Samuel Breton
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Gigabyte Aorus FI32U has average contrast and a slightly smaller color gamut than the… Read More

    By:

    Rob Shafer
  • Techradar
    64.71

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    We may have finally reached peak mid-range gaming monitor with Gigabyte’s Aorus FI32U. It’s a… Read More

    By:

    Christian Eberle
  • WePC
    76.93

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The FI32U has plenty going for it as far as high-end gaming monitors go. It… Read More

    By:

    Nick Ross
  • Display Ninja
    10.93

    Category Trust Rating

    86
    If you have a powerful enough PC to run games at 4K UHD with high… Read More

    By:

    Charlie Noon

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