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Gigabyte Aorus FV43U Review

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The Gigabyte FV43U delighted testers with its impressive contrast ratio and sharp picture quality and had them agree that it would be a good option for gaming and content creation. However, they also complained about its poor viewing angles and lack of adjustability.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Gigabyte Aorus FV43U is a high-end 43-inch monitor that was announced in early 2021. Similar to most of the best gaming monitors in the market, it has a 4K screen resolution for sharp picture quality and a high enough contrast ratio to keep blacks well visible in a dark room. It shares a 144Hz refresh rate with the Gigabyte M34WQ, and since it also features two HDMI 2.1 ports, users will be able to connect it to modern consoles such as the PS5 and the Xbox X Series. Its input lag is as low as a lot of other top-tier displays for fast gaming responsiveness, and its color accuracy is high enough for color-sensitive work.

Best For

  • 4K

  • HDR Content

  • Photo Editing

  • Streaming

  • Video Editing

Consensus

our Verdict

Testers hailed the Gigabyte Aorus FV43U as an ideal option for casual gaming and media creation. They were in awe of the picture quality brought about by its 4K screen and thought its high resolution was quite good for editing. The display also had reviewers from Rtings praise it for its stunning contrast levels, as they affirmed that, unlike the Gigabyte G27Q, blacks remained well visible in a dark room. Product testers from Display Ninja were also satisfied with its 144Hz refresh rate, as they confirmed that this was ideal for tear-free gameplay.

Still, the monitor’s poor viewing angles and lack of ergonomic adjustments did not go unnoticed by reviewers, as they had a fairly difficult time viewing the monitor from the side.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Great contrast ratio
  • High 144Hz refresh rate
  • Sharp picture quality
  • Low input lag
  • High color accuracy

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor ergonomics
  • Narrow viewing angles
  • Bad local dimming feature

Gigabyte Aorus FV43U Specs

Display TypeVA
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size43"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, G-Sync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)904.495
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)4,981.65
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)99.4333
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)150
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)98.4
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)99.1
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)78.9
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)21.7
Response Time (ms)3.9333
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.4
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)30
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)36
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)29
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)29

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Market Context

The Gigabyte Aorus FV43U is a high-end 43-inch monitor that was announced in early 2021. Similar to most of the best gaming monitors in the…

The Gigabyte Aorus FV43U is a high-end 43-inch monitor that was announced in early 2021. Similar to most of the best gaming monitors in the market, it has a 4K screen resolution for sharp picture quality and a high enough contrast ratio to keep blacks well visible in a dark room. It shares a 144Hz refresh rate with the Gigabyte M34WQ, and since it also features two HDMI 2.1 ports, users will be able to connect it to modern consoles such as the PS5 and the Xbox X Series. Its input lag is as low as a lot of other top-tier displays for fast gaming responsiveness, and its color accuracy is high enough for color-sensitive work.

Despite having a larger screen, the Gigabyte FV43U faces stiff competition from the LG 27GP950-B courtesy of its higher 160Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.1…

Despite having a larger screen, the Gigabyte FV43U faces stiff competition from the LG 27GP950-B courtesy of its higher 160Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.1 ports, which allow for modern console connectivity. The FV43U still features a higher contrast ratio and excellent black uniformity, but this isn’t enough to outshine the LG monitor’s wider viewing angles and higher color accuracy.

While the Gigabyte FV43U might have higher brightness levels, it is still outmatched by the Gigabyte Aorus FO48U since the latter features a bigger screen,…

While the Gigabyte FV43U might have higher brightness levels, it is still outmatched by the Gigabyte Aorus FO48U since the latter features a bigger screen, wider viewing angles, and a much higher contrast level for deep blacks.

The Gigabyte FV43U has a much larger 43-inch screen compared to the Gigabyte M32U’s 32-inches, and despite the FV43U also having a significantly higher contrast…

The Gigabyte FV43U has a much larger 43-inch screen compared to the Gigabyte M32U’s 32-inches, and despite the FV43U also having a significantly higher contrast ratio, the M32U still offers better viewing angles and is thus more suitable for group viewing.

The Gigabyte FV43U offers a slightly better 144Hz refresh rate than the LG 48 C1, but the C1 levels the playing field with wider viewing…

The Gigabyte FV43U offers a slightly better 144Hz refresh rate than the LG 48 C1, but the C1 levels the playing field with wider viewing angles, a higher contrast ratio, and a rapid response time.

Display Type

VA

OLED

HDMI Inputs

2

2

HDR Format

Yes

Yes

Max Resolution

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

Panel Type

VA

OLED

Refresh Rate

144 Hz

120 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

1 ms

Screen size

43"

48"

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Score Card

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Expert Score

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    79
    The Gigabyte AORUS FV43U is a good monitor for most uses. It’s a great monitor… Read More

    By:

    Nick Ross
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Aorus FV43U misses a couple of things as a TV replacement, but for gaming,… Read More

    By:

    Samuel Breton
  • Techradar
    64.71

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    An ungodly sized missing link between gaming monitors and TVs. But it’s not a great… Read More

    By:

    Unknown
  • IGN
    20.35

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    If a 43-inch display is the sweet spot for your space, then the Aorus FV43U… Read More

    By:

    Christian Eberle

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