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Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v2.0
Reviewed Jun 13, 2024 at 04:15 pm
Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P Picture
9.1
PC Gaming
9.3
Console Gaming
8.4
Office
9.2
Editing
6.8
Brightness
9.9
Response Time
9.4
HDR Picture
10
SDR Picture
9.2
Color Accuracy

The Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P is a flat 32-inch, 4k gaming monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate. As a part of Gigabyte's premium AORUS gaming brand, alongside the Gigabyte AORUS FO27Q3, it competes with an increasing number of other 32-inch QD-OLED models, such as the Dell Alienware AW3225QF, the ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG32UCDM, and the MSI MPG 321URX QD-OLED. Its stand-out feature is support for DisplayPort 2.1, so the monitor can work at its maximum 240Hz refresh rate without using Display Stream Compression (DSC), provided your graphics card supports this. It also has productivity features such as a USB-C port with up to 65W of power delivery and a KVM switch that makes it easy to multitask with different computers. Lastly, it has features to reduce the risk of OLED burn-in and a three-year warranty against burn-in, although this can change across different countries.

Our Verdict

9.1 PC Gaming

The Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P is fantastic for PC gaming. Its near-infinite contrast ratio and perfect black uniformity are ideal for dark room gaming, as blacks look deep and inky. It also gets bright enough for highlights to pop, and colors look rich and vivid. It has a 240Hz refresh rate, so motion looks extremely crisp, and it feels very responsive. Although it supports all common VRR formats, it has some VRR flicker with changing frame rates in darker scenes.

Pros
  • Near-instantaneous response time.
  • Displays deep and inky blacks.
  • 240Hz refresh rate and VRR support.
  • Low input lag.
  • Bright and vivid colors.
  • Sharp text and image clarity.
Cons
  • Noticeable VRR flicker with changing frame rates.
  • Ambient light causes black levels to rise.
9.3 Console Gaming

The Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P is superb for console gaming. It has perfect compatibility with the PS5 and the Xbox Series X|S, as it has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, and it supports all console features. Its near-instantaneous response time ensures crisp motion, and its input lag is low for a responsive feel. It has exceptional picture quality, with highlights that pop and very vivid colors. It also displays deep blacks in a dark room, so it's great if you're gaming in a darker environment.

Pros
  • Near-instantaneous response time.
  • Displays deep and inky blacks.
  • Low input lag.
  • Bright and vivid colors.
  • HDMI 2.1 bandwidth.
  • Sharp text and image clarity.
Cons
  • Ambient light causes black levels to rise.
8.4 Office

The Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P is great for office use, but there are some limitations. Its high-resolution 4k display produces excellent text clarity, and its large screen lets you display multiple windows at the same time. However, while it works well with a few lights around, it doesn't get bright enough to fight strong glare. Additionally, it has the risk of permanent burn-in with constant exposure to the same static elements over time, which is a problem if you're only using it for office work.

Pros
  • Bright enough to fight glare in most rooms.
  • Fantastic reflection handling.
  • USB hub and KVM switch.
  • Sharp text and image clarity.
Cons
  • Risk of burn-in.
9.2 Editing

The Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P is incredible for photo and video editing. It displays a wide range of vivid colors and is extremely accurate before calibration. Its large 4k screen provides a detailed workspace for editing content, and you can easily have multiple windows open at the same time. It also gets bright enough for small highlights to pop, which is excellent if you're editing in HDR. However, if there's a lot of light shining on the screen, it appears slightly purple, so you'll have more difficulty editing very dark content accurately if this occurs. Also, there is the risk of permanent burn-in with constant exposure to the same static elements over time, like if you always have your editing programs on the screen.

Pros
  • Displays deep and inky blacks.
  • Bright and vivid colors.
  • Sharp text and image clarity.
  • Very accurate sRGB mode.
Cons
  • Ambient light causes black levels to rise.
  • Risk of burn-in.
6.8 Brightness

The Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P has adequate brightness. It's bright enough to fight glare in most well-lit rooms, but not if you have it opposite a sunny window. It also gets bright enough in HDR to make small highlights pop, but larger highlights are dimmer.

Pros
  • Bright enough to fight glare in most rooms.
  • Small highlights pop in HDR.
Cons
  • Larger highlights are dimmer.
9.9 Response Time

The Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P has a near-instantaneous response time, resulting in exceptionally sharp motion.

Pros
  • Near-instantaneous response time.
  • Outstanding refresh rate compliance.
Cons
9.4 HDR Picture

The Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P is outstanding for HDR. Thanks to its near-infinite contrast ratio and perfect black uniformity, it displays deep and inky blacks without any blooming around bright objects. It also displays a wide range of colors and makes them look vivid for a realistic image.

Pros
  • Displays deep and inky blacks.
  • Bright and vivid colors.
Cons
  • Ambient light causes black levels to rise.
10 SDR Picture

The Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P has outstanding SDR picture quality, displaying deep, inky blacks and a wide range of colors.

Pros
  • Displays deep and inky blacks.
  • Bright and vivid colors.
Cons
  • Ambient light causes black levels to rise.
9.2 Color Accuracy

The Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P has exceptional color accuracy. It has remarkable accuracy before calibration, so calibration doesn't improve much. It also maintains an accurate image across the screen thanks to its superb gray uniformity.

Pros
  • Very accurate sRGB mode.
Cons
  • 9.1 PC Gaming
  • 9.3 Console Gaming
  • 8.4 Office
  • 9.2 Editing

Performance Usages

  • 6.8 Brightness
  • 9.9 Response Time
  • 9.4 HDR Picture
  • 10 SDR Picture
  • 9.2 Color Accuracy
  1. Updated Jun 13, 2024: Review published.
  2. Updated Jun 06, 2024: Early access published.
  3. Updated Jun 03, 2024: Our testers have started testing this product.
  4. Updated May 17, 2024: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  5. Updated May 15, 2024: 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 Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P, which is the only size available. A variant of this model, the FO32U2, lacks several features of the FO32U2P. You can see these differences below. The results are only valid for this model.

Model Size Resolution Panel Type Refresh Rate DP 2.1  Mini DP USB-C Power
FO32U2P 32" 4k QD-OLED 240Hz Yes Yes 65W
 FO32U2 32" 4k QD-OLED 240Hz No No 18W

Our unit was manufactured in March 2024; you can see the label here. We tested it with firmware F03.

Compared To Other Monitors

The Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P is an outstanding gaming monitor for PC and console gamers, and it is one of the best monitors on the market. Its 4k resolution ensures a detailed image, and its 240Hz display provides a crisp and responsive feel. It displays deep blacks next to bright highlights in a dark room, and small highlights pop. Like the ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG32UCDM, it has several features that enhance productivity, such as a USB-C port and a KVM switch. Its stand-out feature is support for DisplayPort 2.1, so it's future-proof if you want to use the display without Display Stream Compression (DSC). However, it doesn't have Dolby Vision support, so if that's important, you may want to consider another similar monitor like the Dell Alienware AW3225QF, which has Dolby Vision, or the ASUS, which will receive Dolby Vision support in a future update.

Also, see our recommendations for the best OLED monitors, the best gaming monitors, and the best HDR gaming monitors.

Dell Alienware AW3225QF

The Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P and the Dell Alienware AW3225QF are 32-inch QD-OLED gaming monitors that have a very similar performance. If you prefer a curved display or plan to watch a lot of movies, the Dell is the better choice, as it has a 1700R curve, supports Dolby Vision, and has an eARC port for sending audio to a soundbar or receiver. However, if you plan to use your monitor for editing or productivity work, the Gigabyte is a better option. In addition to having a flat panel, it also has a KVM switch, provides 65W of power delivery over USB-C, and supports DisplayPort Alt mode.

ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG32UCDM

The ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG32UCDM and the Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P are both 32-inch QD-OLED gaming monitors with very similar performance. The ASUS is the better choice if you plan to watch a lot of movies, as it supports Dolby Vision after a firmware update. However, the Gigabyte is a better choice for console gamers, as it has lower input lag at both 60Hz and 120Hz. The Gigabyte is also a better choice if future-proofing is important to you, as it supports DisplayPort 2.1 bandwidth and doesn't require Display Stream Compression to reach its maximum resolution and refresh rate.

LG 32GS95UE-B

The Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P and the LG 32GS95UE-B are 4k, 240Hz OLED gaming monitors. The Gigabyte is the better choice if you're looking for a monitor with productivity features, as it has USB-C support with 65W of power delivery and a KVM switch. The Gigabyte is also the better option if you're looking for an immersive video or gaming experience, as it has more vivid colors. However, the LG is a better choice if you play a lot of highly competitive games, as it has a 1080p @ 480Hz Dual-Mode for an exceptionally responsive feel while gaming.

Gigabyte AORUS FO27Q3

The Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P and the Gigabyte AORUS FO27Q3 are both QD-OLED monitors in the AORUS gaming lineup. There are a few differences between them, though, as the FO32U2P has a larger screen with a higher resolution for a more immersive experience, while the FO27Q3's higher refresh rate is great for PC gaming. The FO32U2P has a few extra features, like DisplayPort 2.1 bandwidth, so compatible graphics cards don't need to use compression for demanding signals. The FO32U2P also has a DisplayPort output, which is great if you want to daisy chain a second display.

Dell Alienware AW3423DWF

The Dell Alienware AW3423DWF and the Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P are both large QD-OLED gaming monitors. The Gigabyte is the better choice for most gamers, as it has a more detailed image and a higher refresh rate for a smoother, more responsive feel. It also works better with game consoles. However, if you prefer a curved, ultrawide display, then the Dell is the better choice.

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Test Results

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

The Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P is dark gray and has a gamer-oriented design. While looking relatively straightforward from the front, the back has RGB lighting.

9.0
Design
Build Quality

The build quality is fantastic. The plastic materials are solid and don't flex or creak easily. However, there's a circular shroud on the stand that's loose, and it rattles if you move it, though it's cosmetic and doesn't impact your use of the monitor. The stand features a metal base and a plastic pillar, and it supports the monitor well, with great recovery if it's bumped. There isn't any noticeable fan noise.

9.0
Design
Ergonomics
Min Height To Top Of Panel
18.5" (47.0 cm)
Height Adjustment
5.3" (13.5 cm)
Tilt Range
-20° to 7.5
Rotate Portrait/Landscape
Yes, Clockwise
Swivel Range
-20° to 20°
Wall Mount
VESA 100x100

The ergonomics are fantastic. It has excellent height adjustment, so it's easy to place in your preferred position for a long gaming session. It also has a good swivel range, so it's easy to share your screen with someone else. The stand features both a cutout and a clip for cable management.

Design
Stand
Base Width
21.3" (54.1 cm)
Base Depth
10.8" (27.5 cm)
Thickness (With Display)
7.4" (18.7 cm)
Weight (With Display)
18.6 lbs (8.4 kg)

The V-shaped stand is solid and holds the screen well. The thickness measurement is with the monitor at its minimum height. At its maximum height, it's 7" (17.7 cm) thick, as the stand is slightly angled.

Design
Display
Size
32"
Housing Width
28.3" (71.9 cm)
Housing Height
16.5" (42.0 cm)
Thickness (Without Stand)
2.4" (6.2 cm)
Weight (Without Stand)
13.8 lbs (6.3 kg)
Borders Size (Bezels)
0.4" (1.0 cm)
Design
Controls

This monitor has a joystick and two buttons to control the on-screen display and power the display on and off. The controls feel great and are responsive.

Design
In The Box
Power Supply
External Brick

  • Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable
  • HDMI cable
  • USB-B to USB-A cable
  • USB-C cable
  • Power brick
  • Type I power cable
  • Type J power cable
  • Type B power cable
  • Documentation
  • Cable clip (attached to stand, not in photo)

Picture Quality
10
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
Inf : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
Inf : 1

The monitor has a near-infinite contrast ratio, as its QD-OLED panel can turn individual pixels on and off. This means it displays deep blacks next to bright highlights in dark rooms. That said, like previous QD-OLED displays, ambient light causes blacks to look purple, so it doesn't display the same deep blacks in bright rooms.

10
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
No Backlight

The Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P doesn't have a backlight, so it doesn't require a local dimming feature. However, with a near-infinite contrast ratio, there isn't any blooming around bright objects, and it's the equivalent of a perfect local dimming feature. We still film these videos on the monitor so you can see how the screen performs and compare it with a monitor that has local dimming.

6.9
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene
248 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
252 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
253 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
252 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
254 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
251 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
251 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
251 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
251 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
252 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
249 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.001
Minimum Brightness
19 cd/m²

The SDR brightness is okay. It maintains its brightness very consistently across different content if you set APL Stabilize to 'Low.' While it doesn't get bright enough to fight intense glare, it's still fine if you have a few lights around. These results are with the following settings:

  • Picture: Custom
  • Static Control: Off
  • APL Stabilize: Low
  • Sub-Logo Dim: Off
  • Corner Dim: Off
  • Brightness: Maximum

You can achieve a higher Real Scene brightness if you set APL Stabilize to 'Middle' or 'High.' However, if you do this, gamma doesn't follow the target curve well. You can see how changing APL Stabilize affects brightness below:

APL StabilizeMiddleHigh
Real Scene307 cd/m²302 cd/m²
2% Window Peak454 cd/m²1,004 cd/m²
10% Window Peak454 cd/m²453 cd/m²
25% Window Peak366 cd/m²360 cd/m²
50% Window Peak310 cd/m²303 cd/m²
100% Window Peak259 cd/m²252 cd/m²
2% Window Sustained451 cd/m²998 cd/m²
10% Window Sustained450 cd/m²450 cd/m²
25% Window Sustained364 cd/m²357 cd/m²
50% Window Sustained309 cd/m²301 cd/m²
100% Window Sustained258 cd/m²250 cd/m²

6.8
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
VESA DisplayHDR Certification
DisplayHDR TRUE BLACK 400
Real Scene
423 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
1,037 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
466 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
370 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
313 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
258 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
1,031 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
463 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
366 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
308 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
254 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.080

The HDR brightness is adequate. It gets bright enough to make really small highlights pop, but it can't sustain this brightness with larger highlights, so they don't stand out as much. It follows the PQ EOTF curve well until there's a gradual roll-off before a sharp cut-off at the peak brightness, so it lets highlights get the brightest they can. These results are with the following settings:

  • Picture: HDR
  • Static Control: Off
  • APL Stabilize: High
  • Sub-Logo Dim: Off
  • Corner Dim: Off

Setting APL Stabilize to 'High' has different effects on the image depending on what Picture mode you choose. In 'HDR' only the highlights are brightened. In 'HDR Game' dark scenes are over-brightened, which may help you see shadow details in games more easily, but it's not as accurate as the recommended 'HDR' Picture mode, and highlights don't get as bright. 'HDR Movie' has a far more gradual roll-off, so highlights don't get nearly as bright as the recommended 'HDR' Picture mode. However, you may prefer this mode if you're connecting a device that doesn't allow you to configure HDR brightness. You can see how changing APL Stabilize to 'Middle' in the 'HDR' Picture mode changes the brightness below:

APL StabilizeMiddle
2% Window Peak464 cd/m²
10% Window Peak466 cd/m²
25% Window Peak376 cd/m²
50% Window Peak320 cd/m²
100% Window Peak264 cd/m²
2% Window Sustained460 cd/m²
10% Window Sustained461 cd/m²
25% Window Sustained372 cd/m²
50% Window Sustained316 cd/m²
100% Window Sustained263 cd/m²

You can also see how Real Scene brightness is affected by changing Picture and APL Stabilize settings:

Picture ModeAPL Stabilize: MiddleAPL Stabilize: High
HDR378 cd/m²423 cd/m²
HDR Game367 cd/m²363 cd/m²

10
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
70°
Color Washout From Right
70°
Color Shift From Left
70°
Color Shift From Right
70°
Brightness Loss From Left
70°
Brightness Loss From Right
70°
Black Level Raise From Left
70°
Black Level Raise From Right
70°
Gamma Shift From Left
70°
Gamma Shift From Right
70°

The horizontal viewing angle is outstanding. Although it technically isn't perfect, you visually won't see any inconsistencies when viewing from the sides or if you sit close to the screen.

10
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
70°
Color Washout From Above
70°
Color Shift From Below
70°
Color Shift From Above
70°
Brightness Loss From Below
70°
Brightness Loss From Above
70°
Black Level Raise From Below
70°
Black Level Raise From Above
70°
Gamma Shift From Below
70°
Gamma Shift From Above
70°

The vertical viewing angle is remarkable. The screen looks the same, even if you're standing up and looking down on it.

9.2
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
0.704%
50% DSE
0.105%

This monitor has fantastic gray uniformity, and there aren't any noticeable issues. However, like any OLED, there are thin gray vertical lines in dark scenes, but you won't notice them unless you look for them.

10
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
0.227%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

Thanks to its OLED panel, there isn't any blooming around bright objects.

9.0
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Pre-Calibration)
Picture Mode
sRGB
sRGB Gamut Area xy
102.8%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
2.14
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,220 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.20
Color dE (Avg.)
1.26
Contrast Setting
N/A
RGB Settings
Default
Gamma Setting
Default
Brightness Setting
33
Measured Brightness
99 cd/m²
Brightness Locked
No

The accuracy before calibration in the 'sRGB' picture mode is remarkable. The white balance and most colors are very accurate, and the color temperature is fairly close to the 6500K target. Gamma follows the target curve fairly well when APL Stabilize is set to 'Low,' though dark scenes are slightly too dark. Using the sRGB mode locks you out of a few settings, including Contrast, and you need to use another mode with worse color accuracy if you want access to those settings.

Note that if you set APL Stabilize to either 'Middle' or 'High,' gamma is quite far off the target curve. You can see this here, where APL Stabilize is set to 'Low' in the left graph, 'Middle' in the middle graph, and 'High' in the right graph. You can see the incorrect brightness levels in various parts of an image when looking at content or the desktop.

9.7
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Post-Calibration)
Picture Mode
Custom
sRGB Gamut Area xy
100.8%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
0.67
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,457 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.19
Color dE (Avg.)
0.30
Contrast Setting
50
RGB Settings
96-99-100
Gamma Setting
2.2
Brightness Setting
34
Measured Brightness
100 cd/m²
ICC Profile
Download

The accuracy after calibration is fantastic when APL Stabilize is set to 'Low,' and you won't notice any issues. However, if you set APL Stabilize to 'Middle' or 'High,' gamma doesn't follow the target curve well.

9.8
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB Coverage xy
100.0%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom
Adobe RGB Coverage xy
95.1%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom

The SDR color gamut is superb. It displays all colors in the common sRGB color space and a wide range of colors in the Adobe RGB color space, which is sometimes used for photo editing. That said, some colors are off in Adobe RGB, and it oversaturates red.

9.5
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI-P3 Coverage xy
98.8%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
HDR
Rec. 2020 Coverage xy
78.7%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
HDR

The HDR color gamut is fantastic. It displays nearly all colors in the common DCI-P3 color space and a wide range in the Rec. 2020 color space, and colors are fairly accurate. Color accuracy is very similar in all APL Stabilize modes.

8.9
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
1,000 cd/m² DCI-P3 Coverage ICtCp
95.9%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
HDR
10,000 cd/m² Rec. 2020 Coverage ICtCp
47.1%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
HDR

The Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P has an amazing HDR color volume. Thanks to its QD-OLED panel, it displays bright and vivid colors without any issues, and dark colors look fantastic, too.

8.5
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Pixel Type
QD-OLED
Subpixel Layout
Triangular RGB

The Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P has excellent text clarity. Thanks to its high pixel density, text looks very sharp, and enabling Windows ClearType (top photo) improves the boldness of letters. These photos are in Windows 10, and you can also see them in Windows 11 with ClearType on and with ClearType off.

Due to the triangular subpixel layout, there's still some color fringing around letters and at the edge of windows, so text doesn't look quite as good as on other 4k monitors with IPS and VA panels. However, it's hard to see unless you look closely at the monitor. Although we didn't experience any eye strain during testing, even with long periods of use, this is something that changes from person to person, and it depends on how sensitive you are to this subpixel layout.

9.5
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Glossy
Total Reflections
1.2%
Indirect Reflections
0.9%
Calculated Direct Reflections
0.3%

The reflection handling is incredible. The glossy screen coating reduces glare extremely well while maintaining a clear image. That said, strong ambient light causes the black levels to rise, making blacks look purple, which is a known downside of QD-OLEDs.

9.8
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit

The gradient handling is remarkable, and you won't notice any banding.

Motion
8.0
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
240 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
240 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP
240 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI
240 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP @ 10-bit
240 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI @ 10-Bit
240 Hz

You can reach the max refresh rate with a 4k resolution over both DisplayPort and HDMI. If your graphics card supports DisplayPort 2.1's full bandwidth of 80Gbps, you can do this without Display Stream Compression (DSC). However, if your graphics card only supports DisplayPort 1.4 bandwidth or you're using HDMI, it needs to use DSC to reach the maximum frame rate and resolution. Most modern graphics cards support DSC.

Though you can't turn DSC off, it shouldn't be active, provided your selected resolution and refresh rate don't exceed the bandwidth limitation of your graphics card's connected port.

Motion
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC
Compatible (Tested)
VRR Maximum
240 Hz
VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors
DisplayPort, HDMI

NVIDIAVRR MinVRR Max
DisplayPort<20Hz240Hz
HDMI<20Hz240Hz

AMDVRR MinVRR Max
DisplayPort<20Hz240Hz
HDMI<20Hz240Hz

On top of FreeSync and G-SYNC compatibility, the Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P also supports HDMI Forum VRR.

9.9
Motion
VRR Motion Performance
Recommended VRR OD Setting
No OD Mode
Variable Overdrive Advertised
No
Avg. CAD
13
Best CAD
13
Worst CAD
14

Refresh RateCAD HeatmapRT ChartPursuit Photo
239HeatmapChartPhoto
165HeatmapChartPhoto
144HeatmapChartPhoto
120HeatmapChartPhoto
100HeatmapChartPhoto
80HeatmapChartPhoto
60HeatmapChartPhoto

The Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P has outstanding motion handling across its entire refresh rate range with VRR enabled. CAD remains low throughout, and there's minimal blur with fast-moving objects.

9.7
Motion
Refresh Rate Compliance
Compliance @ Max Hz
93%
Compliance @ 120 FPS
95%
Compliance @ 60 FPS
97%

The refresh rate compliance is outstanding. Its near-instantaneous response time means it makes full-color transitions before drawing the next frame.

9.9
Motion
CAD @ Max Refresh Rate
OD Transition Max Refresh Rate
Recommended Overdrive Setting
No OD Mode
Avg. CAD
13
Best 10% CAD
7
Worst 10% CAD
20

Overdrive ModeCAD HeatmapRT ChartPursuit Photo
No OverdriveHeatmapChartPhoto

The CAD at the maximum refresh rate is incredible. It displays fast-moving objects as intended, and motion is extremely sharp.

Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Recommended Overdrive Setting
No OD Mode
First Response Time
0.3 ms
Total Response Time
0.3 ms
RGB Overshoot
0 RGB
Worst 10% First Response Time
0.6 ms
Worst 10% Total Response Time
0.6 ms
Worst 10% RGB Overshoot
0 RGB

Overdrive ModeFirst Response HeatmapTotal Response HeatmapRGB Overshoot Heatmap
No OverdriveHeatmapHeatmapHeatmap

9.9
Motion
CAD @ 120Hz
OD Transition 120Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
No OD Mode
Avg. CAD
13
Best 10% CAD
6
Worst 10% CAD
20

Overdrive ModeCAD HeatmapRT ChartPursuit Photo
No OverdriveHeatmapChartPhoto

The CAD at 120Hz is incredible. Pixels transition to their target RGB level almost instantly, so there isn't any blur trail or noticeable inverse ghosting.

Motion
Response Time @ 120Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
No OD Mode
First Response Time
0.3 ms
Total Response Time
0.4 ms
RGB Overshoot
0 RGB
Worst 10% First Response Time
0.7 ms
Worst 10% Total Response Time
1.2 ms
Worst 10% RGB Overshoot
1 RGB

Overdrive ModeFirst Response HeatmapTotal Response HeatmapRGB Overshoot Heatmap
No OverdriveHeatmapHeatmapHeatmap

9.9
Motion
CAD @ 60Hz
OD Transition 60Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
No OD Mode
Avg. CAD
13
Best 10% CAD
6
Worst 10% CAD
22

Overdrive ModeCAD HeatmapRT ChartPursuit Photo
No OverdriveHeatmapChartPhoto

The CAD at 60Hz is incredible. Pixels transition colors almost perfectly, and any noticeable blur is persistence.

Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
No OD Mode
First Response Time
0.3 ms
Total Response Time
0.6 ms
RGB Overshoot
0 RGB
Worst 10% First Response Time
0.6 ms
Worst 10% Total Response Time
3.6 ms
Worst 10% RGB Overshoot
1 RGB

Overdrive ModeFirst Response HeatmapTotal Response HeatmapRGB Overshoot Heatmap
No OverdriveHeatmapHeatmapHeatmap

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 Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P doesn't have an optional black frame insertion feature to reduce the persistence blur further.

6.7
Motion
VRR Flicker
Dark Gray Flicker
2.9 RGB
Middle Gray Flicker
0.8 RGB
Light Gray Flicker
1.1 RGB

The Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P has noticeable VRR flicker with changing frame rates in the darker parts of scenes. Although it isn't as bad as some other OLEDs, it's still there and can be distracting if the frame rate changes a lot. That said, this doesn't happen if your PC can maintain fairly consistent frame rates.

10
Motion
Image Flicker
Flicker-Free
No
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz

The backlight isn't technically flicker-free because it has a slight dip in brightness that corresponds to the 240Hz refresh rate. However, it isn't considered pulse-width modulation like on LED-backlit monitors because it isn't a full-screen on-and-off flicker, and you won't notice it.

Inputs
9.1
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution @ Max Hz
2.7 ms
Native Resolution @ 120Hz
5.0 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
13.3 ms
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
N/A

The Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P has low input lag for a responsive feel.

8.5
Inputs
Resolution
Native Resolution
3840 x 2160
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Megapixels
8.3 MP
Pixel Density
138 PPI
10
Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
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

The Xbox doesn't support HDR with 1080p or 1440p signals, so that isn't an issue with the monitor.

Inputs
Inputs Photos
Inputs
Video And Audio Ports
DisplayPort
1 (DP 2.1)
Mini DisplayPort
1 (DP 2.1)
HDMI
2 (HDMI 2.1)
HDMI 2.1 Rated Speed
48Gbps (FRL 12x4)
DVI
No
VGA
No
Daisy Chaining
DisplayPort Out
3.5mm Audio Out
1
3.5mm Audio In
No
HDR10
Yes
3.5mm Microphone In
1

This monitor is rated to support up to 80Gbps bandwidth over its DisplayPort and Mini DisplayPort inputs. However, our highest-bandwidth graphics card can only transmit 54Gbps, so we can only confirm that the monitor supports at least 54Gbps bandwidth. Its daisy-chaining port is limited to DisplayPort 1.4 bandwidth.

Inputs
USB
USB-A Ports
2
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
65W
USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode
Yes
Thunderbolt
No

The DisplayPort Alt Mode on the USB-C port allows you to connect a laptop to display an image from it and charge it with 65W of power at the same time.

  • If you turn Type-C Compatibility on, the monitor is limited to 4k @ 60Hz when using a USB-C cable to display the image. This mode increases compatibility with mobile devices.
  • If you turn USB 3.2 Support on, the monitor is limited to 4k @ 120Hz when using a USB-C cable to display the image.

Inputs
macOS Compatibility

ConnectionHDMI 2.0HDMI 2.1USB-C (M1)USB-C (M2)
Max Refresh Rate60Hz240Hz120Hz240Hz
VRR RangeN/A48-240Hz48-120Hz48-240Hz
HDRYesYesYesYes

The Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P works well with macOS. If you use a MacBook, windows don't migrate to or from the display when closing the lid or waking the laptop from sleep with USB-C or HDMI 2.1. However, with HDMI 2.0, windows do return to their original position when opening the lid or waking the MacBook up from sleep. The KVM works well with macOS, though daisy chaining doesn't work.

Features
Features
Additional Features
Speakers
Yes
RGB Illumination
Presets
Multiple Input Display
PIP + PBP
KVM Switch
Yes

The Gigabyte AORUS FO32U2P has a number of extra features, including:

  • KVM switch: Allows you to use the same keyboard and mouse with two different sources.
  • Resolution Switch: You can use this setting to change the resolution and size of the display, including decreasing the image size to simulate a 24.5- or 27-inch screen size.
  • Game Assist: Includes extra settings, like crosshairs, FPS counter, PC info, and different vision modes.
  • Daisy Chaining: Allows you to connect another monitor with only one cable going to your computer.

Like most OLED displays, there are also a few settings to help reduce the risk of burn-in, which you can find in the OLED Care section of the OSD. Gigabyte also offers a three-year warranty, including against burn-in, although that may vary between regions.

  • Corner Dim: Dims the four corners of the screen.
  • Sub-Logo Dim: Dims static logos and the taskbar to help prevent image retention.
  • Pixel Shift: Moves the image by a few pixels to one side to help reduce the risk of burn-in.
  • Static Control: Automatically dims the screen when there's inactivity.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)