Gigabyte M32Q Review

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The Gigabyte M32Q impressed experts with its gaming features, including FreeSync, G-SYNC, and VRR. They adored its low input lag and fast response time. The mediocre contrast and lack of local dimming disappointed reviewers.


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Product Snapshot


Similar to the Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD, the Gigabyte M32Q is a mid-tier 1440p gaming monitor that made its first appearance in 2021. It intends to provide a responsive gaming experience to professional and amateur gaming enthusiasts. This monitor has native FreeSync premium, is G-SYNC compatible, and features variable refresh rate, providing near-perfect tear-free gaming when connected to AMD Radeon on NVIDIA GeForce GPUs. A super low input lag of just 4 ms and split-second GtG response time of 1 ms provides latency-free gaming and flawless motion. This unit supports HDR with decent peak brightness and even accepts 10-bit signals. However, this display doesn’t even come close to the legendary contrast ratios and deep blacks on similar VA panels like the M32QC. Continue reading our full Gigabyte M32Q review to learn about all its features and discover how it compares with the best-ranked computer monitors today.


our Verdict

The Gigabyte M32Q is a hit with gamers, thanks to its FreeSync tech, G-SYNC compatibility, and variable refresh rate. It also has a lightning-fast 4 ms input lag and 1ms GtG response time. Plus, its HDR mode and decent peak brightness make it a great choice. Unfortunately, its low contrast ratio, lack of local dimming, and poor black levels are a bit of a letdown.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Spacious 32-inch design with lots of screen space
  • FreeSync, G-SYNC compatibility, and VRR offer tear-free visuals
  • Impressive response time
  • 170 Hz high refresh rate
  • Super low input lag

Reason to Avoid

  • Low contrast ratio
  • Lack of local dimming feature
  • Low black levels and IPS glow-in-dark rooms

Gigabyte M32Q Specs

Display TypeLCD
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate165 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time0.8 ms
Screen size31.5"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, G-Sync

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Test Results

Brightness (nits)328
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)1,195
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)87.5
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)84.2
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)98.9
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)64.3
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)10.1
Response Time (ms)3.5
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.2
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)38
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)39
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)35
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)32

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