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Gigabyte M34WQ Review

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3

Experts

88
166

Consumers

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Its large 34-inch screen size, impressive ergonomics, high color accuracy, and wide viewing angles make the Gigabyte M34WQ a good pick for casual gaming or office use, but buyers will have to contend with its lack of 2.1 HDMI ports and poor contrast.

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Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

The Gigabyte M34WQ is a mid-tier 34-inch Ultrawide gaming monitor that was first announced in 2021. Its144Hz refresh rate delivers smooth graphics for tear-free gaming, and since it also has impressive reflection handling, it is ideal for use in a brightly lit room. Its motion handling is also quite good as a result of its 1ms response time, and this translates to minimal motion blur during fast-moving action scenes. The M34WQ also has a 1440p resolution and supports HDR10 content to deliver a cinematic viewing experience.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Gigabyte M34WQ is a 34-inch gaming monitor that reviewers felt would be a great pick for casual gaming as well as office use. Thanks to its matte-anti glare finish, reviewers from Rtings lauded it for its impressive reflection handling and confirmed that it would be great for use in a brightly lit office space or environment. They were also impressed with its fast response time and credited this to its lack of motion blur during fast-action scenes. Its high color accuracy was also hailed by experts, leading them to the conclusion that it would be ideal for color-critical work. Testers from DisplayNinja also praised its support for both FreeSync and G-Sync technology, and thanks to its 144Hz refresh rate, they did not come across any screen tearing when gaming.

Unfortunately, they were not impressed with two things: its low contrast ratio and lack of HDMI 2.1 ports. Its low contrast ratio made it hard to view in a dark room, and its missing HDMI 2.1 ports meant that it wouldn’t be compatible with modern consoles.

ReasonS to Buy

  • High refresh rate
  • Impressive color accuracy
  • Fast response time
  • Great reflection handling

Reason to Avoid

  • Low contrast ratio
  • No 2.1 HDMI ports
  • Entry-level HDR performance

Gigabyte M34WQ Specs

Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution3440 × 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size34"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync Premium

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)296.64
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)974.5
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)86.75
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)82.1
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)99.45
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)65.3
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)5.55
Response Time (ms)7.4
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)34
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)32
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)28
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)28

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Gigabyte M34WQ Review

True Score

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91

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81

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Market Context

The Gigabyte M34WQ is a mid-tier 34-inch Ultrawide gaming monitor that was first announced in 2021. Its144Hz refresh rate delivers smooth graphics for tear-free gaming,…

The Gigabyte M34WQ is a mid-tier 34-inch Ultrawide gaming monitor that was first announced in 2021. Its144Hz refresh rate delivers smooth graphics for tear-free gaming, and since it also has impressive reflection handling, it is ideal for use in a brightly lit room. Its motion handling is also quite good as a result of its 1ms response time, and this translates to minimal motion blur during fast-moving action scenes. The M34WQ also has a 1440p resolution and supports HDR10 content to deliver a cinematic viewing experience.

As far as smooth graphics is concerned, the Gigabyte M34WQ (This review) is outclassed by the LG 34GN850-B as it offers a higher 160Hz refresh…

As far as smooth graphics is concerned, the Gigabyte M34WQ (This review) is outclassed by the LG 34GN850-B as it offers a higher 160Hz refresh rate. Other than that, the M34WQ still delivers better ergonomics, a higher contrast ratio and wider viewing angles

The M34WQ is a better pick compared to the Gigabyte G34WQC thanks to its wider viewing angles, higher color accuracy and faster 8.5ms response time….

The M34WQ is a better pick compared to the Gigabyte G34WQC thanks to its wider viewing angles, higher color accuracy and faster 8.5ms response time. These advantages make it ideal for gamers and anyone who does color-critical work.

Display Type

LED

LED

HDMI Inputs

2

2

HDR Format

Yes

HDR10, HDR400

HDR400

Max Resolution

3440 × 1440

3440 × 1440

3440 × 1440

Panel Type

IPS

IPS

Refresh Rate

144 Hz

160 Hz

144 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

1 ms

1 ms

Screen size

34"

34"

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Score Card

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Expert Score

80

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Customer Score

88

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

81

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    77
    The Gigabyte M34WQ is a very good monitor overall. It’s an impressive gaming monitor with… Read More

    By:

    Rob Shafer
  • Tech Power Up
    61.84

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    “No bottom line found for this product” Read More

    By:

    Inle
  • Display Ninja
    10.93

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    If you want a 34″ 3440×1440 ultrawide gaming monitor with a fast response time speed,… Read More

    By:

    Samuel Breton

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