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Gigabyte G34WQC Monitor Review

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6

Experts

87
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Consumers

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Expert testers lauded the Gigabyte G34WQC as a great gaming monitor that is well fit for competitive players. The display’s rapid response time, high refresh rate, and low input lag are great for fast-paced games, but its narrow viewing angles and limiting stand might have users consider other options.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Gigabyte G34WQC is a top-tier ultrawide gaming monitor released in mid-2020 that pledges to deliver an immersive gaming experience thanks to its curved, 34-inch display. The monitor boasts a 21:9 aspect ratio, which provides a wide field of view when gaming and allows users to open multiple windows side by side. The curved gaming monitor also has most of the gaming features that advanced players want. These include a rapid 1ms response time for superb motion clarity, a variable 144Hz refresh rate to reduce screen tearing, and a low blue light filter to prevent eye irritation during extended gaming sessions. The display is also brighter than its competitor, the AOC CU34G2X. Get through to the end of this Gigabyte G34WQC review to see if it should be among the top computer monitors> available in the market.

Consensus

our Verdict

Blacks

  • The Gigabyte G34WQC gaming monitor has excellent black levels, making it great for dimly lit conditions. You can also activate its Black Stabilizer to make objects appear even more visible in dark scenes.

Brightness

  • The Gigabyte G34WQC reaches a peak brightness of 381 nits when viewing SDR content and 400 nits when tested with HDR content.

Color Accuracy

  • The Gigabyte G34WQC gaming monitor has a Delta E score of 2.21, which can be lowered to 1.46 after calibration. This helps to render a vibrant and colorful image.

Color Gamut

  • The Gigabyte G34WQC has an impressive 97.9% coverage of the sRGB color scale and up to 84.4% coverage of the Adobe RGB color gamut. It also has a decent 71% coverage of the DCI P3 color scheme.

Color Gradient

  • The Gigabyte G34WQC gaming monitor has minimal banding in its grays and greens and boasts a 10-bit color depth, making it great for HDR content.

Color Uniformity/Variance

  • The Gigabyte G34WQC has good black uniformity levels and excellent gray uniformity levels. There are also no backlight leaks or clouding issues.

Contrast

  • The Gigabyte G34WQC gaming monitor has a native contrast ratio of 3:134:1, which increases significantly when tested with HDR content, reaching an impressive peak of 4000:1.

Resolution

  • The Gigabyte

Reason to Buy

  • Variable Refresh Rate & quick response time make it ideal for gaming
  • Deep blacks make it great for dark room viewing
  • Great contrast levels
  • Wide 34-inch screen
  • Great color accuracy

Reason to Avoid

  • Stand doesn’t pivot or swivel
  • Poor viewing angles
  • No local dimming feature
  • No USB or USB C ports

Gigabyte G34WQC Monitor Specs

HDR FormatHDR400
Max Resolution3440 × 1440
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync Premium

Test Results

Brightness (nits)383.9
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)3,132
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)86.55
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)84.4
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)97
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)64.8
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)18.1
Response Time (ms)5.85
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.6
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)24
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)26
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)24
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)26

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Gigabyte G34WQC Monitor Review

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Market Context

The Gigabyte G34WQC is a top-tier ultrawide gaming monitor released in mid-2020 that pledges to deliver an immersive gaming experience thanks to its curved, 34-inch…

The Gigabyte G34WQC is a top-tier ultrawide gaming monitor released in mid-2020 that pledges to deliver an immersive gaming experience thanks to its curved, 34-inch display. The monitor boasts a 21:9 aspect ratio, which provides a wide field of view when gaming and allows users to open multiple windows side by side. The curved gaming monitor also has most of the gaming features that advanced players want. These include a rapid 1ms response time for superb motion clarity, a variable 144Hz refresh rate to reduce screen tearing, and a low blue light filter to prevent eye irritation during extended gaming sessions. The display is also brighter than its competitor, the AOC CU34G2X. Get through to the end of this Gigabyte G34WQC review to see if it should be among the top computer monitors> available in the market.

The Gigabyte G34WQC features a 34-inch curved screen, offering an ultrawide experience that immerses you in the content. It has a fast 144Hz refresh rate,…

The Gigabyte G34WQC features a 34-inch curved screen, offering an ultrawide experience that immerses you in the content. It has a fast 144Hz refresh rate, 1 ms response time, and a 1440p QHD resolution, providing smooth visuals with vibrant colors. In contrast, the Acer Nitro XF243Y PBMIIPRX has a sleek design with an ultra-thin bezel and offers responsive gaming with a 144Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response time. It prioritizes color accuracy, with its IPS panel covering 99% of the sRGB color gamut, making it suitable for content creators. The Acer monitor also has an adjustable stand.

HDR Format

HDR400

Yes

Max Resolution

3440 × 1440

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Refresh Rate

144 Hz

144 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

0.5 ms

Sync Technology

AMD FreeSync Premium

AMD FreeSync

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Score Card

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Expert Score

80

*.75

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Customer Score

87

*.25

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True Score

81

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Gigabyte G34WQC is a great gaming monitor. It has low input lag, and it… read more

    By:

    Unknown
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Gigabyte G34WQC competes with more expensive 34-inch 21:9 screens but at a lower price…. read more

    By:

    Rob Shafer
  • IGN
    20.35

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Gigabyte G34WQC checks all the most important boxes at a great price. read more

    By:

    Samuel Breton
  • Monitor Nerds
    60.13

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The Gigabyte G34WQCA is a great budget ultrawide monitor with minor limitations and more to… read more

    By:

    Paolo Reva
  • Display Ninja
    10.93

    Category Trust Rating

    86
    The Gigabyte G34WQCA is a 34″ 3440×1440 144Hz ultrawide curved gaming monitor with FreeSync, DisplayHDR… read more

    By:

    Christian Eberle
  • MMORPG
    0

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    Before the Gigabyte G34WQC, my go-to ultrawide recommendation was the AOC CU34G2X, as it was… read more

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