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Gigabyte G32QC Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Reviewed Aug 20, 2020 at 08:04 am
Latest change: Writing modified Feb 09, 2023 at 11:40 am
Gigabyte G32QC Picture
7.3
Mixed Usage
7.3
Office
7.8
Gaming
7.1
Media Consumption
7.3
Media Creation
6.5
HDR

The Gigabyte G32QC is a decent budget gaming monitor with good dark room performance. It delivers an immersive experience with its large 32-inch screen and 1440p resolution, as well as good picture quality with its high contrast ratio and good color accuracy. Its low input lag and 165Hz refresh rate make gaming feel incredibly responsive, and it has native FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility. However, its slower dark scene transitions can result in some motion artifacts. Also, its VA panel has sub-par viewing angles, and the stand lacks swivel adjustment, making it less suitable for sharing content or for playing co-op games. It supports HDR10 and delivers an okay HDR experience despite the absence of local dimming. It comes with a couple of USB ports and some extra gaming features, and its Picture-by-Picture mode is a nice addition for multitaskers and streamers.

Our Verdict

7.3 Mixed Usage

The Gigabyte G32QC is a good monitor. It has a large high-resolution screen that makes it suitable for gaming, working, or viewing content. It can display a wide color gamut to deliver an alright HDR experience. Unfortunately, it has sub-par viewing angles and bad ergonomics, making it harder to share work and content or play co-op games.

Pros
  • 165Hz refresh rate.
  • Good visibility in most lighting conditions.
Cons
  • Poor ergonomics.
  • Sub-par viewing angles.
7.3 Office

The Gigabyte G32QC is a decent monitor for office use. Its large screen size allows you to have multiple windows opened side-by-side, it has good text clarity, and it gets bright enough for use in most lighting conditions. Unfortunately, its VA panel has sub-par viewing angles and its ergonomics are bad, making it difficult to share work with colleagues.

Pros
  • Picture-in-Picture mode.
  • Good visibility in most lighting conditions.
Cons
  • Poor ergonomics.
  • Sub-par viewing angles.
7.8 Gaming

The Gigabyte G32QC is a good gaming monitor. It has a high refresh rate, and it has native FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility. Sadly, its narrow viewing angles and bad ergonomics make it less ideal for co-op gaming, and even though its high contrast ratio is well-suited for dark rooms, there's a lot of backlight bleed. It also has a slow response time that leads to black smearing with fast-moving objects.

Pros
  • High contrast ratio.
  • FreeSync support.
  • 165Hz refresh rate.
Cons
  • Black smearing with fast-moving objects.
  • Poor ergonomics.
  • Bad black uniformity.
7.1 Media Consumption

The Gigabyte G32QC is a decent monitor for media consumption. It has a large screen, a high resolution, and it delivers an okay HDR experience. Its high contrast ratio is great for dark room viewing, but black uniformity is an issue, as there's a lot of backlight bleed. Also, it isn't well-suited for sharing content due to its narrow viewing angles and bad ergonomics.

Pros
  • High contrast ratio.
  • 165Hz refresh rate.
  • Good visibility in most lighting conditions.
Cons
  • Poor ergonomics.
  • Sub-par viewing angles.
  • Bad black uniformity.
7.3 Media Creation

The Gigabyte G32QC is a decent monitor for content creators. Its 32 inch high-resolution screen is great for working with multiple windows opened at the same time, and it has an outstanding SDR color gamut. Unfortunately, it has narrow viewing angles and bad ergonomics, making it difficult to share your work with others.

Pros
  • High contrast ratio.
  • Picture-in-Picture mode.
  • Good visibility in most lighting conditions.
Cons
  • Poor ergonomics.
  • Sub-par viewing angles.
  • Bad black uniformity.
6.5 HDR

The Gigabyte G32QC is okay for HDR. While it has a high native contrast ratio, it doesn't have a local dimming feature to further improve it, and it has a ton of blacklight bleed. Also, it doesn't get bright enough to make highlights stand out in HDR.

Pros
  • High contrast ratio.
Cons
  • Poor ergonomics.
  • No local dimming.
  • Bad black uniformity.
  • 7.3 Mixed Usage
  • 7.3 Office
  • 7.8 Gaming
  • 7.1 Media Consumption
  • 7.3 Media Creation
  • 6.5 HDR
  1. Updated Feb 09, 2023: Added text in the macOS Compatibility and Console Compatibility boxes and clarified text throughout as part of Test Bench 1.2.
  2. Updated Feb 08, 2023: Updated to Test Bench 1.2, resulting in changes to the results and scores with the Response Time and Input Lag. Added tests for Console Compatibility and macOS compatibility and made minor changes to other tests, which you can see in our Changelog.
  3. Updated Nov 15, 2022: Added in the Variants that a new model, the G32QC A, is very similar but performs differently.
  4. Updated Aug 20, 2020: Review published.
  5. Updated Aug 13, 2020: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the Gigabyte G32QC Gaming Monitor, and we expect most of our results to be valid for the 27-inch variant (G27C) as well. There are other monitors in the same lineup with different configurations, which you can see in the table below. There's a new model available, the G32QC A, that has many of the same features, but the results aren't valid for it because it's a different model.

Model Size Panel Type Resolution Refresh rate 
G32QC 32" VA 2560 x 1440 165Hz
G27QC 27" VA 2560 x 1440 165Hz
G27Q 27" IPS 2560 x 1440 144Hz
G27FC 27" VA 1920 x 1080 165Hz
G27F 27" IPS 1920 x 1080 144Hz
G34WQC 34" VA 3440 x 1440 144Hz

If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their Gigabyte G32QC doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we'll update the review. Note that some tests, like gray uniformity, may vary between individual units.

Our unit of the Gigabyte G32QC was manufactured in May 2020 and you can see the label here.

Compared To Other Monitors

The Gigabyte G32QC is a great gaming monitor, especially if you're looking for a big screen at a budget price. However, the 1440p resolution is a bit low for a 32-inch screen, and even among 27-inch monitors, there are better options that are cheaper, like the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV.

For more options, check out our recommendations for the best gaming monitor, the best 144Hz monitor, and the best 27-inch monitor.

Gigabyte M32Q

The Gigabyte G32QC and the Gigabyte M32Q use different panel technologies, each with strengths and weaknesses. The G32QC uses a VA panel and is a better choice for a dark environment, as it has much better contrast. The M32Q uses an IPS panel, and it has much better viewing angles. The M32Q also has better ergonomics, as the stand can swivel, and it has a better height adjustment range.

Gigabyte G34WQC

The Gigabyte G34WQC and the Gigabyte G32QC are very similar with the main difference being that the G34WQC is ultrawide. The G34WQC has better gradient handling, a larger screen, and a higher pixel density that results in sharper images and text. However, the G32QC has a higher refresh rate of 165Hz, providing a slightly more responsive and smoother gaming experience.

Gigabyte M27Q

The Gigabyte G32QC and the Gigabyte M27Q look physically similar, but they perform differently. The M27Q performs better for gaming because it has a higher refresh rate and a much faster response time. It has more features, like a USB-C input and an integrated KVM switch. However, if you like gaming in the dark, the G32QC is a better choice because it uses a VA panel with a much higher contrast ratio to produce deep blacks.

Samsung Odyssey G7 C32G75T

The Samsung Odyssey G7 C32G75T is much better than the Gigabyte G32QC. The Samsung has a higher refresh rate and a faster response time, particularly in dark transitions, resulting in less dark smearing behind fast-moving objects. It's also much quicker at 60Hz, making it a better choice for 60fps console gaming. Although both monitors use VA panels, the Samsung has a higher contrast ratio to deliver deeper blacks. Also, it can produce a wider range of colors in HDR content.

Samsung Odyssey G5 C34G55T

The Gigabyte G32QC and the Samsung Odyssey G5 C34G55T are very similar overall, with the main difference being that the Gigabyte is a 27 inch model with a 16:9 aspect ratio, while the Samsung is a 34 inch ultrawide with a 21:9 aspect ratio. The Samsung has a much better contrast ratio to produce deeper blacks, making it a better option for dark rooms, but the Gigabyte is better for well-lit rooms because it gets a lot brighter to combat glare. The Gigabyte is also better for viewing HDR content because it has a wider color gamut and higher peak brightness to make highlights stand out.

AOC CQ32G1

The Gigabyte G32QC is better than the AOC CQ32G1. The Gigabyte has much better motion handling due to its higher refresh rate and faster response time, and it supports HDR. However, the AOC has better color accuracy out-of-the-box and better reflection handling.

ASUS TUF VG32VQ

The ASUS TUF VG32VQ is marginally better than the Gigabyte G32QC. The ASUS has better ergonomics, better reflection handling, and faster response time. On the other hand, the Gigabyte has a higher refresh rate, better SDR color gamut, and better color accuracy out-of-the-box.

Gigabyte G27QC

The Gigabyte G27QC is the smaller variant of the Gigabyte G32QC. They're very similar, but there are a few differences between them. The G27QC has a higher contrast ratio, better reflection handling, and faster response time at 60Hz. On the other hand, the G32QC gets brighter in HDR and has a Black Frame Insertion feature.

Dell S3220DGF

Overall, the Dell S3220DGF and the Gigabyte G32QC are very similar. The Dell has better ergonomics, black uniformity, and gradient handling. On the flip side, the Gigabyte has faster response time, and its higher brightness makes it more suitable for well-lit rooms.

AOC CQ27G2

For most uses, the Gigabyte G32QC is a bit better than the AOC CQ27G2. The Gigabyte has higher peak brightness, a higher refresh rate, and supports HDR. However, the AOC has a higher contrast ratio, better ergonomics, and better color accuracy out-of-the-box.

ASUS TUF VG27VQ

Overall, the Gigabyte G32QC is much better than the ASUS TUF VG27VQ. The Gigabyte has a bigger screen and higher resolution, a significantly faster response time, and better visibility in bright rooms due to its higher peak brightness and better reflection handling. However, the ASUS has a better build quality, the stand allows for more adjustments, and it has a much higher contrast ratio.

LG 27GN750-B

The LG 27GN750-B is somewhat better than the Gigabyte G32QC. The LG has better gaming performance due to its faster response time and 240Hz refresh rate, and its IPS panel has wider viewing angles. However, the Gigabyte has a bigger and higher resolution screen, its higher contrast ratio makes it better suited for dark room gaming, and it gets brighter in HDR.

ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV

For most uses, the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV is much better than the Gigabyte G32QC. The ASUS is an IPS monitor with much wider viewing angles, it gets brighter, and it has much better reflection handling. It also has significantly better ergonomics and faster response time. That said, the Gigabyte has a much higher refresh rate, lower input lag, better dark room performance, and supports HDR.

LG 27GL650F-B

The LG 27GL650F-B is a bit better than the Gigabyte G32QC for most uses. The LG has a higher SDR peak brightness, wider viewing angles, and a faster response time. The Gigabyte, on the other hand, has a higher contrast ratio that makes it better for dark rooms, a slightly higher refresh rate, and a bigger screen with a 1440p resolution.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved
Yes
Curve Radius
1500R

The Gigabyte G32QC has a simple design that doesn't stand out much. It has a curved screen with thin bezels on three sides and a slightly thicker bottom bezel. The V-shaped stand takes up a fair amount of desk space but supports the monitor very well.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The Gigabyte G32QC's build quality is good. The top portion of the back feels well-built, but the bottom portion feels hollow and exhibits a lot of flex, although it could just be for cooling purposes. The stand and the plastic covering the tilt hinge feel pretty cheap; however, the hinge itself feels sturdy and the stand supports the monitor well.

6.0
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
3.9" (10.0 cm)
Tilt Range
-20° to 5°
Rotate Portrait/Landscape
No
Swivel Range
No swivel
Wall Mount
VESA 100x100

Unfortunately, the ergonomics are mediocre, as it lacks swivel adjustments and can't rotate to portrait mode.

The back of the monitor is fairly plain and mostly plastic. The stand has a small cutout that serves as cable management.

Design
Stand
Base Width
19.4" (49.3 cm)
Base Depth
9.4" (23.8 cm)
Thickness (With Display)
7.7" (19.5 cm)
Weight (With Display)
17.0 lbs (7.7 kg)

The stand's base is large; however, its V shape leaves a bit of usable desk space between the feet for smaller items. It supports the monitor well and there's very little wobble.

Design
Display
Size
32"
Housing Width
28.0" (71.1 cm)
Housing Height
16.7" (42.4 cm)
Thickness (Without Stand)
4.1" (10.4 cm)
Weight (Without Stand)
12.1 lbs (5.5 kg)
Borders Size (Bezels)
0.4" (0.9 cm)
Design
Controls

There's a single joystick located on the right-back side of the monitor that you can use to navigate the on-screen menu.

Design
In The Box
Power Supply
External Brick

  • DisplayPort cable
  • HDMI cable
  • USB-A to USB-B Upstream cable
  • 3 Power cables (NA, EU, and Australia)
  • Power supply
  • User guide

Picture Quality
7.8
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
2,912 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
N/A

Like most VA monitors, the Gigabyte G32QC has a good contrast ratio that makes blacks look deep, which is great for gaming in the dark. Note that although some other reviewers have measured a much higher contrast, our measurement is more in-line with Gigabyte's advertised 3000:1 contrast.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge

The Gigabyte G32QC doesn't have a local dimming feature. The video above is provided for reference only.

8.1
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene
384 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
382 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
383 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
383 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
384 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
383 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
381 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
383 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
383 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
383 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
383 cd/m²
ABL
0.000
Minimum Brightness
43 cd/m²

Great SDR peak brightness. The brightness is very consistent when displaying different scenes and it's bright enough for use in most lighting conditions. The calibration decreased the peak brightness slightly, as we were able to achieve 406.5 nits in the 10% window before calibration.

We measured the SDR peak after calibration, using the 'Custom 1' Picture Mode and with brightness set to max.

7.0
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
VESA DisplayHDR Certification
DisplayHDR 400
Real Scene
435 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
454 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
456 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
456 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
456 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
456 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
453 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
455 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
455 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
456 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
455 cd/m²
ABL
0.000

The Gigabyte G32QC has a decent HDR peak brightness. It's very consistent across different content. It's bright enough to deliver an okay experience in games, especially if you're in a dark room, but it isn't enough for HDR movies.

We measured the HDR peak brightness after calibration, using the 'Custom 1' Picture Mode and with brightness set to max.

5.6
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
25°
Color Washout From Right
26°
Color Shift From Left
51°
Color Shift From Right
58°
Brightness Loss From Left
27°
Brightness Loss From Right
29°
Black Level Raise From Left
15°
Black Level Raise From Right
15°
Gamma Shift From Left
16°
Gamma Shift From Right
16°

Horizontal viewing angles are sub-par, which is typical for VA panels. This makes the image look washed out from the side, which isn't ideal for sharing content or for playing co-op games.

5.5
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
26°
Color Washout From Above
26°
Color Shift From Below
55°
Color Shift From Above
61°
Brightness Loss From Below
28°
Brightness Loss From Above
28°
Black Level Raise From Below
13°
Black Level Raise From Above
11°
Gamma Shift From Below
14°
Gamma Shift From Above
11°

Sub-par vertical viewing angles. This makes images look inaccurate at the top and bottom of the screen if you sit very close to the screen or have the monitor mounted above eye level.

8.0
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
2.221%
50% DSE
0.152%

Gray uniformity on our Gigabyte G32QC is excellent. The edges of the screen are a bit darker and there's a very tiny amount of dirty screen effect in the center, which won't be noticeable in most content. Uniformity is better in dark scenes.

3.9
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
3.376%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

Black uniformity is bad. There's visible backlight bleed along the top and bottom of the screen.

7.0
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Pre-Calibration)
Picture Mode
sRGB
sRGB Gamut Area xy
93.6%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
5.36
Color Temperature (Avg.)
7,607 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.00
Color dE (Avg.)
4.48
Contrast Setting
N/A
RGB Settings
Default
Gamma Setting
Default
Brightness Setting
28
Measured Brightness
158 cd/m²
Brightness Locked
No

The Gigabyte G32QC has decent accuracy before calibration. It has an sRGB mode that locks the colors to the sRGB color space, but the white balance is still off, and the color temperature is very cold, resulting in a blue tint. Gamma doesn't follow the target curve well, either, as most scenes are too bright. The sRGB mode also locks many settings, including Black Equalizer and Color Temperature. If you want to use a picture mode that doesn't lock any settings, 'Custom 1' has better white balance, color temperature, and gamma, but colors are over-saturated.

9.5
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Post-Calibration)
Picture Mode
Custom 1
sRGB Gamut Area xy
97.6%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
0.80
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,514 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.19
Color dE (Avg.)
0.67
Contrast Setting
50
RGB Settings
100-93-98
Gamma Setting
Gamma 4
Brightness Setting
13
Measured Brightness
101 cd/m²
ICC Profile
Download

After calibration, the color accuracy is outstanding. The remaining inaccuracies aren't visible to the naked eye.

9.1
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB Coverage xy
97.9%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom 1
Adobe RGB Coverage xy
81.6%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom 1

The Gigabyte G32QC has an outstanding SDR color gamut. It has near full coverage of the sRGB color space used in most content, and impressive coverage of the Adobe RGB color space, which is mainly used for professional photography.

9.7
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
98.9%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom 1
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
87.4%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom 1

Outstanding SDR color volume. It only has a bit of trouble displaying rich, dark shades, and bright blues.

7.9
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI-P3 Coverage xy
89.3%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
Custom 1
Rec. 2020 Coverage xy
63.7%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
Custom 1

The Gigabyte G32QC's HDR color gamut is okay. Its coverage of the widely-used DCI P3 is decent, but the wider Rec. 2020 coverage is much more limited.

7.9
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
81.3%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
Custom 1
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
60.8%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
Custom 1

Decent HDR color volume, it's mostly limited by the HDR color gamut.

7.4
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
5.4%
Indirect Reflections
3.1%
Calculated Direct Reflections
2.3%

Decent reflection handling. Visibility won't be an issue unless you're in a very bright setting or in direct sunlight.

7.5
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Pixel Type
VA
Subpixel Layout
RGB

Text clarity is good. It can be improved slightly with Windows' ClearType (top photo), as it makes the letters look more even and the diagonal lines more visible. The pixels in the photo are blurry due to the matte anti-reflective coating.

8.0
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
8 Bit

Great gradient handling. There's a bit of banding in all colors, but it's most visible in the grays and the greens.

Motion
8.5
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
165 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
165 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP
165 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP @ 10-bit
120 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI @ 10-Bit
60 Hz

Due to bandwidth limitations, the max refresh rate is lower over HDMI, so you need a DisplayPort connection to use this monitor to its full capabilities. Over a DisplayPort connection, only three refresh rate settings are available at 1440p: 60Hz, 120Hz, and 165Hz.

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

The Gigabyte G32QC supports FreeSync natively and is also compatible with NVIDIA's G-SYNC, which only works over a DisplayPort connection.

6.5
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Balance
Rise / Fall Time
6.5 ms
Total Response Time
14.7 ms
Overshoot Error
0.5%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
21.1 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
37.6 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
4.8%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
Picture QualityChartTablePhoto
BalanceChartTablePhoto
SpeedChartTablePhoto

The Gigabyte G32QC has an okay response time, but there's a lot of black smearing caused by the slow response time in dark transitions. You can improve the response time by using the 'Speed' overdrive setting instead of 'Balance', but then there's overshoot.

6.6
Motion
Response Time @ 120Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Balance
Rise / Fall Time
6.1 ms
Total Response Time
14.4 ms
Overshoot Error
1.1%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
20.3 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
40.7 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
7.9%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
Picture QualityChartTablePhoto
BalanceChartTablePhoto
SpeedChartTablePhoto

The response time at 120Hz is once again just alright, and the biggest problem is with the black smearing. Like at the max refresh rate, 'Balance' is the recommended overdrive setting because it has less overshoot than 'Speed'.

5.6
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Balance
Rise / Fall Time
5.5 ms
Total Response Time
25.2 ms
Overshoot Error
4.3%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
13.5 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
45.9 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
12.2%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
Picture QualityChartTablePhoto
BalanceChartTablePhoto
SpeedChartTablePhoto

The response time at 60Hz is disappointing as there's noticeable blur due to the slow response time with most transitions.

Motion
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Yes
Maximum Frequency
165 Hz
Minimum Frequency
120 Hz
Longest Pulse Width Brightness
158 cd/m²
Shortest Pulse Width Brightness
158 cd/m²
Pulse Width Control
No
Pulse Phase Control
No
Pulse Amplitude Control
No
VRR At The Same Time
No

This monitor has an optional backlight strobing feature to help improve motion clarity. Unfortunately, there's a lot of strobe crosstalk causing image duplication. It only works with 165Hz and 120Hz signals; the photo above is with 165Hz, and you can see a photo with 120Hz here.

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

The Gigabyte G32QC's backlight is flicker-free, which is great for reducing eye strain.

Inputs
8.8
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution @ Max Hz
4.4 ms
Native Resolution @ 120Hz
5.7 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
9.6 ms
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
7.1 ms

The Gigabyte G32QC has low input lag for a responsive feel while gaming.

7.9
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution
2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Megapixels
3.7 MP
Pixel Density
93 PPI
Measured Screen Diagonal
31.6"
Screen Area
428 in²

The Gigabyte G32QC has a great resolution and size. It provides enough screen space for an immersive gaming experience, and to work with multiple windows opened side-by-side.

7.0
Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
No

The Gigabyte G32QC works well with the PS5 but without HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, you can't play 4k games up to 120 fps.

9.2
Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes

The Gigabyte G32QC doesn't have any issues with the Xbox Series X, and 1440p signals are supported natively without the need for the HDMI override.

Inputs
Inputs Photos
Inputs
Video And Audio Ports
DisplayPort
1 (DP 1.2)
Mini DisplayPort
No
HDMI
2 (HDMI 2.0)
HDMI 2.1 Rated Speed
No HDMI 2.1
DVI
No
VGA
No
Daisy Chaining
No
3.5mm Audio Out
1
3.5mm Audio In
No
HDR10
Yes
3.5mm Microphone In
No
Inputs
USB
USB-A Ports
2
USB-A Rated Speed
5Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 1)
USB-B Upstream Port
Yes
USB-C Ports
0
USB-C Upstream
No USB-C Ports
USB-C Rated Speed
No USB-C Ports
USB-C Power Delivery
No USB-C Ports
USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode
No USB-C Ports
Thunderbolt
No
Inputs
macOS Compatibility

The Gigabyte G32QC works well with macOS and there aren't any obvious issues. VRR and HDR work as expected. If you're using a MacBook, windows return to their original position when waking it up from sleep, but not when you reopen the lid.

Features
Features
Additional Features
Speakers
No
RGB Illumination
No
Multiple Input Display
PIP + PBP
KVM Switch
No

The Gigabyte G32QC has a few features that can improve your gaming experience, including:

  • Crosshair: Puts a virtual crosshair on the screen for shooter games.
  • Timer: Puts a timer on screen.
  • Frame rate counter: Shows current frame rate.
  • Low Blue Light mode: Blue light filter to help reduce eye strain.
  • Picture-in-Picture/Picture-by-Picture: Allows you to display two input sources at once, which can be useful for those working on two computers or using another computer for streaming.
  • OSD Sidekick: When the monitor is connected to the computer via the upstream USB-B cable, you can control the monitor's setting using your mouse and keyboard instead of using the monitor's physical control. This feature requires the OSD sidekick software to be installed, which is also used to update the monitor's firmware.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)