Get insider access
Preferred store
Your browser is not supported or outdated so some features of the site might not be available.
We've recently released our Test Bench 2.0 update for Monitors! Read about our new VRR Flicker R&D Article and our Pursuit photo R&D Article to learn more.

Acer ‎Predator X32 Fpbmiiiiphuzx Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Reviewed Jun 23, 2023 at 08:32 am
Latest change: Writing modified Nov 21, 2023 at 02:50 pm
Acer ‎Predator X32 Fpbmiiiiphuzx Picture
8.1
Mixed Usage
8.0
Office
8.6
Gaming
7.7
Media Consumption
8.0
Media Creation
7.6
HDR

The Acer Predator X32 Fbpmiiiiphuzx is a 32-inch, 4k monitor with Mini LED backlighting. It's one of Acer's first monitors to feature this technology, and with 576 dimming zones, it competes with other Mini LED monitors like the INNOCN 27M2V and the Cooler Master Tempest GP27U. It has gaming features, like a 160Hz refresh rate with FreeSync variable refresh rate (VRR) support and G-SYNC compatibility. It also has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four HDMI ports, meaning you can connect different HDMI 2.1 devices, like your gaming PC and consoles. Besides the gaming features, it has a few productivity perks, like a USB-C port that supports DisplayPort Alt Mode with 90W of power delivery and a KVM switch to use the same keyboard and mouse for different devices.

Our Verdict

8.1 Mixed Usage

The Acer X32 FP is great for most uses. It's an excellent gaming monitor thanks to its 160Hz refresh rate, VRR support, and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four HDMI ports. It also has low input lag and good response times across its entire refresh rate range, so gaming feels smooth and responsive. Its large 32-inch screen and 4k resolution also make it great for the office and content creators as it offers enough space to multitask and has good text clarity, but there's some color fringing around text. It's very good for watching content, whether in SDR or HDR, as it displays deep blacks with minimal blooming when local dimming is on, and it also gets bright enough to make highlights stand out.

Pros
  • Large 32-inch screen.
  • Impressive SDR peak brightness; fights glare easily.
  • Stand offers tilt, swivel, and height adjustments.
  • USB hub with KVM switch and USB-C.
Cons
  • Image looks washed out from really wide angles.
  • Some text clarity issues with Windows ClearType.
8.0 Office

The Acer X32 FP is great for office use. Its 32-inch screen is big enough to open multiple windows simultaneously, and it has good text clarity, but there's some color fringing around text. It also gets bright enough to fight glare and has decent reflection handling, which is ideal if you want to use it in a well-lit office space. It's also fine if you want to share your screen with a coworker or client sitting next to you, as it offers swivel adjustment and has okay viewing angles, but the image washes out from really wide angles.

Pros
  • Large 32-inch screen.
  • Impressive SDR peak brightness; fights glare easily.
  • Stand offers tilt, swivel, and height adjustments.
  • USB hub with KVM switch and USB-C.
Cons
  • Image looks washed out from really wide angles.
  • Some text clarity issues with Windows ClearType.
8.6 Gaming

The Acer Predator X32 FP is excellent for gaming. You can take advantage of its 160Hz max refresh rate over DisplayPort or HDMI, and it has four ports that support HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, so you can connect multiple devices, like consoles and a gaming PC. It also has VRR support to reduce screen tearing, low input lag for a responsive feel, and good motion handling across its entire refresh rate range. Lastly, it's a great choice for gaming in dark rooms as its Mini LED local dimming feature helps it display deep blacks.

Pros
  • 160Hz refresh rate with FreeSync VRR and G-SYNC compatibility.
  • Good response time.
  • Great for dark room gaming.
  • HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four HDMI ports.
Cons
  • Some motion blur at lower refresh rates.
7.7 Media Consumption

The Acer X32 FP is good for media consumption. The Mini LED local dimming feature helps it display deep blacks in dark rooms, and there's minimal blooming around bright objects, but some small highlights are muted. Even if you want to use it in a bright room, it gets bright enough to fight glare and has decent reflection handling. Also, it has a large 32-inch screen that provides an immersive viewing experience, and its 4k resolution lets you watch the latest content with a ton of detail.

Pros
  • Large 32-inch screen.
  • Impressive SDR peak brightness; fights glare easily.
  • Decent local dimming; improves contrast ratio.
  • Minimal blooming around bright objects with local dimming on.
Cons
  • Image looks washed out from really wide angles.
  • Small highlights are muted.
  • Local dimming causes some black crush.
8.0 Media Creation

The Acer Predator X32 FP is good for content creators but has some drawbacks. While it has good accuracy before calibration and displays a wide range of colors, it oversaturates colors in the Adobe RGB color space, used in professional editing and publishing. It also has some issues calibrating it, which isn't ideal if you want the most accurate colors. Regardless, it has a large screen with a high 4k resolution that delivers detailed images, and it gets bright enough to fight glare if you want to use it in a well-lit room.

Pros
  • Large 32-inch screen.
  • Impressive SDR peak brightness; fights glare easily.
  • Stand offers tilt, swivel, and height adjustments.
  • USB hub with KVM switch and USB-C.
Cons
  • Image looks washed out from really wide angles.
  • Some text clarity issues with Windows ClearType.
  • Issues during calibration.
  • Oversaturates colors in Adobe RGB.
7.6 HDR

The Acer X32 FP is very good for HDR. It has a decent Mini LED local dimming feature that improves the picture quality in dark scenes, and there's minimal blooming around bright objects. It also gets bright enough to make most highlights stand out against the rest of the image, but smaller highlights are more muted. It also displays a wide range of colors in HDR, but its tone mapping is off, and it doesn't display all colors accurately.

Pros
  • Decent local dimming; improves contrast ratio.
  • Minimal blooming around bright objects with local dimming on.
  • Amazing HDR peak brightness as most highlights stand out.
Cons
  • Small highlights are muted.
  • Tone mapping issues result in inaccurate HDR colors.
  • Local dimming causes some black crush.
  • 8.1 Mixed Usage
  • 8.0 Office
  • 8.6 Gaming
  • 7.7 Media Consumption
  • 8.0 Media Creation
  • 7.6 HDR
  1. Updated Nov 21, 2023: Added that the newly-tested Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx has better Accuracy Before Calibration.
  2. Updated Aug 29, 2023: Looked into the HDR performance on the PS5 and noticed that it's very dim in HDR.
  3. Updated Jun 29, 2023: Updated the firmware to version 2.00.015, which enables the overdrive settings with VRR on, and retested the Response Time with it.
  4. Updated Jun 23, 2023: Review published.
  5. Updated Jun 19, 2023: Early access published.
  6. Updated Jun 07, 2023: Our testers have started testing this product.
  7. Updated May 26, 2023: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  8. Updated May 17, 2023: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 32-inch Acer Predator X32 FP with the full model code Fpbmiiiiphuzx. It was originally announced to be released alongside a G-SYNC variant, but whether Acer released that monitor to purchase is unclear. You can see the differences between both monitors below, and the results of this review only apply to the FP version.

Model Size Resolution Max Refresh Rate VRR HDMI
X32 32" 4k 144Hz G-SYNC 3x HDMI 2.0
X32 FP 32" 4k 160Hz FreeSync 4x HDMI 2.1

Our unit was manufactured in Feb. 2023; you can see the label here. We tested the monitor with firmware 2.00.010, and Acer released a firmware update, 2.00.015, as we completed testing. This update is supposed to unlock the overdrive settings with VRR enabled, so we'll update the monitor and look into it.

Compared To Other Monitors

The Acer X32 FP is a great overall monitor whose local dimming feature makes it much better for dark rooms than most monitors that don't use Mini LED backlighting. It has features you'd expect to find in a gaming monitor, like HDMI 2.1 bandwidth and a 160Hz refresh rate. While a great monitor, it offers nothing special against its main competitors, the INNOCN 27M2V and the Cooler Master Tempest GP27U. The other two monitors have better motion handling and get slightly brighter with smaller highlights in HDR. Still, the advantage the Acer has is its incredible black uniformity with local dimming, as there isn't any visible blooming even when viewed from the sides. Regardless, the Acer costs more, so if you want to save money, the INNOCN and Cooler Master are still better options.

See our recommendations for the best 4k gaming monitors, the best 4k HDR monitors, and the best 32-inch monitors.

Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx

The Acer ‎Predator X32 Fpbmiiiiphuzx and the Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx are both 4k monitors with Mini LED backlighting, but they have some differences. The X32 is bigger and has a few extra features, like a KVM switch and built-in speakers. The XV275K has an advantage for motion handling, but the X32 has lower input lag at 60Hz, which is great for gaming. They perform similarly otherwise, but the XV275K has better accuracy before calibration.

Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75

The Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75 and the Acer Predator X32 Fpbmiiiiphuzx are both great 32-inch, 4k monitors with many similarities, but they have their strengths and weaknesses. They both use Mini LED backlighting, and while the Samsung has over double the number of dimming zones, the Acer does a better job at reducing blooming around bright objects. The Acer also gets much brighter in HDR, so highlights pop more. However, the Samsung model is better for gaming because it has better motion handling thanks to its faster response times. Lastly, the Samsung displays text better than the Acer, producing superior text clarity.

Cooler Master Tempest GP27U

The Cooler Master Tempest GP27U and the Acer Predator X32 Fbpmiiiiphuzx share many similarities but have their own strengths and weaknesses. They both use 576 dimming zones, and each have a decent local dimming feature, but the Acer has less blooming, especially when viewed from the sides. On the other hand, the Cooler Master has less black crush and gets brighter with smaller highlights in HDR. Motion also looks much better on the Cooler Master thanks to the quicker response times. While they have the same pixel density, text clarity is better on the Cooler Master because it does a better job at displaying text.

INNOCN 27M2V

The INNOCN 27M2V and the Acer Predator X32 Fbpmiiiiphuzx are both great monitors, but the INNOCN has a few extra advantages. Although they both feature Mini LED backlighting, the INNOCN has double the number of dimming zones as the Acer. This makes the local dimming feature slightly better overall, as there's less black crush, but the Acer has less blooming when viewed from the sides. The INNOCN also makes small highlights get brighter, it has better motion handling, and text looks sharper as it displays text better than the Acer.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved
No
Curve Radius
Not Curved

The Acer X32 FP has a heavy gamer aesthetic with a robust stand and a plastic body. It also has a removable headphone rack on the stand so you can easily store your headphones when you aren't gaming. Despite its gamer-friendly design, it doesn't feature RGB lighting to complement your gaming setup.

6.5
Design
Build Quality

The build quality is okay. While it's built with a thick plastic casing, it doesn't feel premium. The bottom bezel isn't perfectly flush with the screen either, and dust can easily get stuck between the bezel and the screen. The best part of the monitor is its solid stand that holds the screen very well, so there isn't any wobble.

6.8
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Tilt Range
-10° to 5°
Rotate Portrait/Landscape
No
Swivel Range
-30° to 30°
Wall Mount
VESA 100x100

The stand offers okay ergonomics as you can adjust it in any way except to rotate it into portrait mode. There's only a small cutout in the stand for cable management, but it at least keeps all your cables coming out through the center of the stand.

Design
Stand
Base Width
22.6" (57.5 cm)
Base Depth
12.2" (31.0 cm)
Thickness (With Display)
9.4" (24.0 cm)
Weight (With Display)
23.0 lbs (10.4 kg)

The tripod stand takes up a lot of space, so you need a deep desk to place it on. Luckily, it holds the screen very well, as there's hardly any wobble.

Design
Display
Size
32"
Housing Width
28.7" (72.8 cm)
Housing Height
17.0" (43.1 cm)
Thickness (Without Stand)
3.4" (8.6 cm)
Weight (Without Stand)
16.0 lbs (7.2 kg)
Borders Size (Bezels)
0.3" (0.6 cm)
Design
Controls

There are three buttons and a joystick to control the on-screen display, and there's also a power button.

Design
In The Box
Power Supply
External Brick

  • DisplayPort cable
  • HDMI cable
  • USB-B to USB-A cable
  • USB-C cable
  • Power cable
  • Power supply
  • User guides

Picture Quality
6.8
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1,382 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
2,938 : 1

The Acer X32 FP has an alright contrast ratio. While its native contrast is limited, the Mini LED local dimming feature helps improve the black levels next to bright highlights, which makes it a great choice for watching content in dark rooms.

While the white balance is still off after calibration, the red tint in the photo is caused by an issue with the interaction between the camera and the monitor. The red tint isn't as noticeable in person.

7.0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
Yes
Backlight
Full-Array

The full-array Mini LED local dimming feature is decent, and it has 576 dimming zones. You can set Adaptive Dimming to 'Low', 'Average', or 'Fast', which performs the best. It helps improve the black levels in dark scenes, but this also comes at the cost of some black crush, meaning it loses details in dark areas. Small highlights are also muted, which is worse than other Mini LED monitors like the Cooler Master Tempest GP27U or the INNOCN 27M2V, but this monitor also has a lot less blooming than the Cooler Master and INNOCN. Even when viewing from the sides, there isn't any visible blooming, which is great if you like watching content with subtitles on or if the content has bright objects against dark backgrounds. The local dimming algorithm also keeps up with fast-moving objects well, and it isn't very obvious when an object transitions between dimming zones.

8.4
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene
428 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
358 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
528 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
565 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
538 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
532 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
357 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
527 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
564 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
537 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
531 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.026
Minimum Brightness
3 cd/m²

The Acer Predator X32 FP has impressive SDR peak brightness. It easily gets bright enough to fight glare in a well-lit room, and besides some dimmed small windows, it keeps its brightness consistent across different scenes. These results are from after calibration in the 'User' Mode with the Brightness at its max, Adaptive Dimming on 'Fast', and Max Brightness on, which is the setting that lets the screen get its brightest. While the image is slightly brighter with local dimming disabled, particularly in smaller highlights, it isn't a significant difference, and disabling it results in worse picture quality in dark scenes.

8.9
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
VESA DisplayHDR Certification
DisplayHDR 1000
Real Scene
944 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
734 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
1,138 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
1,216 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
1,202 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
1,144 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
732 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
1,086 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
1,211 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
1,195 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
606 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.041

The HDR brightness is amazing. While small highlights are dimmer than the rest, most highlights pop and stand out against the rest of the image. The EOTF is slightly dimmer than the target curve, but because there's a sharp cut-off at its peak brightness, it lets highlights reach their max brightness before your source does any tone mapping. These results are with HDR enabled, the Brightness at its max, Adaptive Dimming on 'Fast', and Max Brightness enabled, which is always on in HDR.

6.6
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
26°
Color Washout From Right
27°
Color Shift From Left
32°
Color Shift From Right
34°
Brightness Loss From Left
30°
Brightness Loss From Right
31°
Black Level Raise From Left
70°
Black Level Raise From Right
70°
Gamma Shift From Left
30°
Gamma Shift From Right
30°

The Acer X32 FP has an alright horizontal viewing angle. Despite having an IPS panel, the colors shift much quicker than other IPS panels, and the image is inconsistent from the sides. It's fine if someone is sitting directly next to you, but viewing the screen from a wide angle is problematic.

7.7
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
30°
Color Washout From Above
31°
Color Shift From Below
38°
Color Shift From Above
40°
Brightness Loss From Below
33°
Brightness Loss From Above
33°
Black Level Raise From Below
70°
Black Level Raise From Above
70°
Gamma Shift From Below
66°
Gamma Shift From Above
67°

The Acer X32 FP has a good vertical viewing angle. Unlike the horizontal viewing angle, colors don't shift as early when viewed from the top or bottom, so there won't be any issues if someone stands up next to you and looks down at the screen.

8.0
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.929%
50% DSE
0.131%

The gray uniformity is great. While the edges of the screen look a bit darker, it isn't distracting. There isn't any noticeable dirty screen effect in the center, which is great when viewing full-screen documents or webpages.

While the white balance is still off after calibration, the red tint in the photo is caused by an issue with the interaction between the camera and the monitor. The red tint isn't as noticeable in person.

3.0
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
4.810%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
0.212%

The black uniformity is incredible when using the local dimming feature. There isn't any blooming around bright objects, but disabling local dimming results in noticeable backlight bleed and blacks that look blue due to the low contrast.

7.5
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Pre-Calibration)
Picture Mode
sRGB
sRGB Gamut Area xy
99.6%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
6.21
Color Temperature (Avg.)
7,077 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.47
Color dE (Avg.)
3.86
Contrast Setting
N/A
RGB Settings
Default
Gamma Setting
Default
Brightness Setting
75
Measured Brightness
157 cd/m²
Brightness Locked
No

The Acer Predator X32 FP has good accuracy before calibration in the sRGB mode. While this mode limits colors to the sRGB color space well, not all colors are perfectly accurate, and the white balance is noticeably off. The color temperature is also on the cool side, giving the image a blue tint. The sRGB mode also locks some picture settings, so if you want to adjust those, you need to use another mode with oversaturated colors, as you can see here. If you want better accuracy before calibration, check out the Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx.

7.6
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Post-Calibration)
Picture Mode
User
sRGB Gamut Area xy
102.1%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
5.36
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,270 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.69
Color dE (Avg.)
4.29
Contrast Setting
45
RGB Settings
Gain (47,47,50), Bias (49,50,50)
Gamma Setting
2.2
Brightness Setting
21
Measured Brightness
99 cd/m²
ICC Profile
Download

The accuracy after calibration is good, but there are some issues calibrating it. Calibrating it with local dimming on causes the colors to be clamped way too much, as you can see here. To fix this, you need to calibrate with local dimming off, which results in the most accurate image, as you can see here, but that also means the screen doesn't get as bright as with it on. If you calibrate it with local dimming off, turning local dimming on again causes the white balance and gamma to be worse, which is what you see in the results. We chose to use these results because we expect most people to use local dimming, even after calibrating with it off.

10
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB Coverage xy
99.9%
sRGB Picture Mode
User
Adobe RGB Coverage xy
99.9%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
User

The SDR color gamut is fantastic. It displays all the colors needed in the sRGB and Adobe RGB color spaces. However, it oversaturates colors in Adobe RGB, which isn't ideal if you need to use that color space for professional photo editing. These results are from after calibrating with local dimming off and then turning it on, which results in a wider color gamut than if you were to calibrate it with local dimming on, which you can see here.

10
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
100.0%
sRGB Picture Mode
User
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
99.9%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
User

The Acer X32 FP has a remarkable SDR color volume, as it doesn't have any trouble displaying colors at a wide range of luminance levels.

8.8
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI-P3 Coverage xy
94.4%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
HDR On
Rec. 2020 Coverage xy
84.0%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
HDR On

The Acer X32 FP has an excellent HDR color gamut. While it displays a wide range of colors in the DCI-P3 and Rec. 2020 color spaces, tone mapping is off with each, meaning it doesn't accurately display most colors.

8.6
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
86.5%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
HDR On
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
76.8%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
HDR On

The HDR color volume is excellent. Although it displays most colors nearly as dark as pure black and nearly as bright as pure white, it's limited by its incomplete color gamut.

7.1
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
5.5%
Indirect Reflections
2.3%
Calculated Direct Reflections
3.2%

The Acer X32 FP has decent reflection handling. It struggles to diffuse glare from really strong light sources, like a window. Still, it also gets bright enough to fight glare in most well-lit rooms.

While the white balance is still off after calibration, an issue with the interaction between the camera and the monitor causes the red tint in the photo. The red tint isn't as noticeable in person.

7.5
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Pixel Type
IPS
Subpixel Layout
RGB

Although it has a high pixel density, the text clarity is just good because it doesn't display text extremely well with Windows ClearType enabled. As you can see in the top photo, there's color fringing in straight lines. While this isn't noticeable unless you're sitting very close to the monitor, it isn't as good as other 32-inch, 4k monitors. The photos above are with Windows 10, and you can also see it in Windows 11 with ClearType on and with ClearType off. Even though Windows 11 has a better implementation of ClearType, there's still color fringing.

9.8
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit

The gradient handling is incredible. You won't notice any banding in scenes with shades of similar colors, like a sunset.

While the white balance is still off after calibration, the red tint in the photo is caused by an issue with the interaction between the camera and the monitor, and the red tint isn't as noticeable in person.

Motion
8.5
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
160 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
160 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP
160 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI
160 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP @ 10-bit
160 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI @ 10-Bit
160 Hz
Motion
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC
Compatible (Tested)
VRR Maximum
160 Hz
VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors
DisplayPort, HDMI
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes

Both FreeSync and G-SYNC compatibility work over the Acer X32 FP's entire refresh rate range via HDMI and DisplayPort. It also supports Low Framerate Compensation (LFC), which helps the VRR to continue working even when the frame rate of your source is very low.

8.1
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Off
Rise / Fall Time
5.4 ms
Total Response Time
10.0 ms
Overshoot Error
0.0%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
8.5 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
15.1 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
0.0%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
OffChartTablePhoto
NormalChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto

The response time at the max refresh rate is great. With firmware update 2.00.015 released in June 2023, you can now adjust the Over Drive settings with VRR enabled, but leaving the overdrive setting off still results in the best performance as there's more overshoot with 'Normal' and 'Extreme'. If you haven't updated your monitor to the latest firmware and can't adjust the overdrive setting, you'll get overshoot with VRR enabled, which is the case with the entire refresh rate range. If it bothers you, try updating the firmware.

8.1
Motion
Response Time @ 120Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Off
Rise / Fall Time
5.4 ms
Total Response Time
10.1 ms
Overshoot Error
0.0%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
8.6 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
15.7 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
0.0%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
OffChartTablePhoto
NormalChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto

The Acer X32 FP has a great response time even at 120Hz. Like at its max refresh rate, it's best to leave Over Drive disabled as the other settings have more overshoot.

7.8
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Off
Rise / Fall Time
5.3 ms
Total Response Time
12.6 ms
Overshoot Error
0.0%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
8.0 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
19.2 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
0.0%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
OffChartTablePhoto
NormalChartTablePhoto
ExtremeChartTablePhoto

The response time at 60Hz is good. It's similar to higher refresh rates as leaving Over Drive off results in the least amount of overshoot, but there's still some motion blur with fast-moving objects.

Motion
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
No BFI
Maximum Frequency
N/A
Minimum Frequency
N/A
Longest Pulse Width Brightness
N/A
Shortest Pulse Width Brightness
N/A
Pulse Width Control
No BFI
Pulse Phase Control
No BFI
Pulse Amplitude Control
No BFI
VRR At The Same Time
No BFI

The Acer X32 FP doesn't have an optional backlight strobing feature to reduce persistence blur.

10
Motion
Image Flicker
Flicker-Free
Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz

The backlight remains flicker-free on all brightness levels, which helps reduce eye strain if you're sensitive to flicker.

Inputs
9.0
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution @ Max Hz
3.6 ms
Native Resolution @ 120Hz
4.7 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
9.0 ms
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
N/A

The Acer Predator X32 FP has very low input lag for a quick and responsive feel.

9.0
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution
3840 x 2160
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Megapixels
8.3 MP
Pixel Density
137 PPI
Measured Screen Diagonal
31.9"
Screen Area
437 in²
10
Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes

The Acer X32 FP supports all signals from the PS5 thanks to its HDMI 2.1 bandwidth. However, there are some issues with HDR, as the image looks very dim. You can try using the console's HDR calibration settings to make the image brighter, but even with that, it isn't nearly as bright as in HDR with other sources.

10
Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes

While the Acer X32 works with any signal from the Xbox Series X|S, you need to enable the console's HDMI override for 1440p @ 60Hz to work, which also disables VRR.

Inputs
Inputs Photos
Inputs
Video And Audio Ports
DisplayPort
1 (DP 1.4)
Mini DisplayPort
No
HDMI
4 (HDMI 2.1)
HDMI 2.1 Rated Speed
48Gbps (FRL 12x4)
DVI
No
VGA
No
Daisy Chaining
No
3.5mm Audio Out
1
HDR10
Yes
3.5mm Audio In
No
3.5mm Microphone In
No
Inputs
USB
USB-A Ports
4
USB-A Rated Speed
5Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 1)
USB-B Upstream Port
Yes
USB-C Ports
1
USB-C Upstream
Yes
USB-C Rated Speed
5Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 1)
USB-C Power Delivery
90W
USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode
Yes
Thunderbolt
No

If you connect to your PC via HDMI or DisplayPort, you need to plug in the USB-A to USB-B cable to your computer for the rest of the USB hub to work. However, this isn't necessary if you're connected via USB-C because the USB-C port also serves as an upstream port, so you can transfer data through the other USB slots.

Inputs
macOS Compatibility

The Acer X32 FP works well with macOS, but some limitations exist. HDR is very washed out and dark, to the point where it's unusable. VRR works in the desktop, but games have a lot of flickering, and the screen sometimes goes black. It's better to disable VRR and HDR altogether with macOS. Luckily, windows stay in place when closing the lid of a MacBook and return to their original position when waking the laptop up from sleep.

Features
Features
Additional Features
Speakers
Yes
RGB Illumination
No
Multiple Input Display
No
KVM Switch
Yes

Although the monitor doesn't have a physical switch for the KVM switch, you can change sources through settings in the OSD. Only the USB ports in the back of the monitor also work for the KVM switch. There are a few other features including:

  • ACM: Adjusts the contrast based on the content.
  • Aim Point: Displays a virtual crosshair that your game's anti-cheating tool won't detect, giving you a competitive advantage.
  • Blue Light Filter: Reduces the blue light to help reduce eye strain.
  • Max Brightness: Makes the screen the brightest possible
  • Refresh Rate Number: Displays the current refresh rate of the display.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)

While the white balance is still off after calibration, the red tint in the photo is caused by an issue with the interaction between the camera and the monitor, and the red tint isn't as noticeable in person.