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Gigabyte G34WQC Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Reviewed Nov 26, 2020 at 10:56 am
Gigabyte G34WQC Picture
7.6
Mixed Usage
7.5
Office
8.0
Gaming
7.5
Media Consumption
7.6
Media Creation
6.9
HDR
Size
34"
Resolution
3440x1440
Max Refresh Rate
144Hz
Pixel Type
VA
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
HDR10
Yes

The Gigabyte G34WQC is a great budget gaming monitor with an ultrawide screen. It has a 34 inch screen with a 21:9 aspect ratio, providing incredible immersion in video games and plenty of space for multitasking. It's well-suited for bright and dark rooms, as it gets bright enough to fight glare and can produce deep blacks. It has exceptionally low input lag, great response time, and a 144Hz refresh rate, delivering a gaming experience that feels smooth and responsive. It supports FreeSync natively and is compatible with NVIDIA's G-SYNC as well. Unfortunately, it has poor ergonomics and sub-par viewing angles, which isn't ideal if you want to share content or play co-op games. It gets decently bright in HDR, but the color gamut is somewhat limited.

Our Verdict

7.6 Mixed Usage

The Gigabyte G34WQC is a good monitor overall. Although it's designed primarily for gaming, it's suitable for a wide range of uses. Its large screen and high resolution are excellent for work and media consumption. It has a low input lag, a quick response time, and a high refresh rate, resulting in smooth and responsive gameplay. However, it isn't ideal for sharing content due to its poor ergonomics and narrow viewing angles.

Pros
  • Great contrast ratio.
  • Large screen and high resolution.
  • Good reflection handling.
Cons
  • Poor ergonomics.
  • Sub-par viewing angles.
7.5 Office

The Gigabyte G34WQC is decent for office use. You can work comfortably with multiple windows opened side-by-side thanks to its large ultrawide screen. It has a high resolution to render text clearly, and a low input lag to provide a responsive desktop experience. It handles reflections well and gets bright enough to fight glare. Sadly, it has poor ergonomics and sub-par viewing angles, making it harder to place the screen at your ideal viewing position or share work with colleagues.

Pros
  • Great contrast ratio.
  • Large screen and high resolution.
  • Good reflection handling.
Cons
  • Poor ergonomics.
  • Sub-par viewing angles.
8.0 Gaming

The Gigabyte G34WQC is a great gaming monitor. It has low input lag, and it delivers smooth gameplay with its fast response time and 144Hz refresh rate. It has both FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility to reduce screen tearing. It has a high contrast ratio to produce deep blacks, making it a good choice for gaming in the dark. It isn't ideal for co-op gaming, though, as it has poor ergonomics and narrow viewing angles.

Pros
  • Great contrast ratio.
  • Large screen and high resolution.
  • 144Hz refresh rate.
  • VRR support.
Cons
  • Poor ergonomics.
7.5 Media Consumption

The Gigabyte G34WQC is good for media consumption. It has a large screen to provide immersion and a high resolution to deliver sharp images. It's well-suited for both dark and bright rooms, as it can produce deep blacks and gets bright enough to overcome glare. Unfortunately, it has poor ergonomics, making it difficult to adjust the screen to your ideal viewing position. Also, its narrow viewing angles make the image look washed out at the sides if you sit up close.

Pros
  • Great contrast ratio.
  • Large screen and high resolution.
  • Good reflection handling.
Cons
  • Poor ergonomics.
  • Sub-par viewing angles.
7.6 Media Creation

The Gigabyte G34WQC is good for content creation. Its ultrawide format is excellent for multitasking, and its high resolution allows you to see all the fine details in your work. It has an outstanding SDR color gamut, but you may need to calibrate it first, as its out-of-the-box accuracy is only decent. Unfortunately, it has poor ergonomics and narrow viewing angles, so it isn't the best option if you need to share your work with coworkers or clients.

Pros
  • Great contrast ratio.
  • Large screen and high resolution.
  • Good reflection handling.
Cons
  • Poor ergonomics.
  • Sub-par viewing angles.
6.9 HDR

Pros
  • Great contrast ratio.
  • Large screen and high resolution.
Cons
  • No local dimming.
  • Poor ergonomics.
  • Doesn't get very bright in HDR.
  • 7.6 Mixed Usage
  • 7.5 Office
  • 8.0 Gaming
  • 7.5 Media Consumption
  • 7.6 Media Creation
  • 6.9 HDR
  1. Updated Apr 27, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.
  2. Updated Dec 03, 2020: There was a mistake in the dark total response time. It has been fixed, and the score has been adjusted accordingly.
  3. Updated Nov 26, 2020: Review published.
  4. Updated Nov 23, 2020: Early access published.

Test Results

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

The Gigabyte G34WQC has a simple design that looks almost identical to the Gigabyte G32QC but in an ultrawide format. It has the same V-shaped stand and thin borders.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The Gigabyte G34WQC has a good build quality, similar to the Gigabyte G32QC. It's mostly plastic, and although there's a bit of flex on the back panel, it feels sturdy overall. The stand supports the monitor well and doesn't wobble much. The height and tilt adjustments feel stable and solid, but the plastic covering the hinges feel cheap, and the same goes for the plastic covering the stand's base. There aren't any brackets holding the monitor to the stand, so they're attached with screws only. This means that if you need to remove the stand to VESA-mount it, you have to be careful not to let the monitor fall after unscrewing it from the stand.

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

The Gigabyte G34WQC has poor ergonomics. Due to its ultrawide format, it's somewhat expected that it can't rotate to portrait mode. Unfortunately, it also lacks swivel adjustment. The back of the monitor is plain except for the branding and the glossy top portion. There's a small cutout at the bottom of the stand for cable management. There's no quick-release feature to remove the stand for VESA-mounting.

Design
Stand
Base Width
19.4" (49.4 cm)
Base Depth
9.3" (23.5 cm)
Thickness (With Display)
8.3" (21.0 cm)
Weight (With Display)
18.3 lbs (8.3 kg)

The stand takes up a fair amount of desk space, but it supports the monitor well and doesn't wobble much.

Design
Display
Housing Width
31.9" (80.9 cm)
Housing Height
14.3" (36.3 cm)
Thickness (Without Stand)
4.5" (11.5 cm)
Weight (Without Stand)
13.4 lbs (6.1 kg)
Borders Size (Bezels)
0.4" (1.0 cm)
Design
Controls

There's a joystick on the right backside of the monitor that allows you to power it On/Off and navigate the on-screen menu.

Design
In The Box
Power Supply
Internal

  • User guide
  • 3 Power cords (NA, EU, and Australia)
  • DisplayPort cable
  • HDMI cable

Picture Quality
8.0
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
3,134 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
N/A

The Gigabyte G34WQC has a great contrast ratio that allows it to produce deep blacks, making it a good option for dark rooms.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge

The Gigabyte G34WQC doesn't have a local dimming feature. The video above is provided for reference only.

8.1
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene
381 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
372 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
372 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
372 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
372 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
371 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
371 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
372 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
372 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
372 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
371 cd/m²
ABL
0.000
Minimum Brightness
63 cd/m²

The Gigabyte G34WQC has great SDR peak brightness, a little above the advertised 350 cd/m². It's remarkably consistent when displaying different scenes, and it's bright enough to overcome glare in nearly any lighting conditions.

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

7.2
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
VESA DisplayHDR Certification
DisplayHDR 400
Real Scene
499 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
479 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
487 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
488 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
487 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
487 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
478 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
486 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
487 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
487 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
487 cd/m²
ABL
0.001

The Gigabyte G34WQC has decent HDR peak brightness and meets the required 400 cd/m² for its DisplayHDR 400 certification. Like in SDR, the brightness is very consistent across different content. It's bright enough to deliver an okay HDR experience in video games, especially if you game in a dark room, but it isn't enough for HDR movies.

We measured the HDR peak brightness in the 'Custom 1' Picture Mode with HDR on. The Brightness is locked to max when HDR is enabled.

5.6
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
24°
Color Washout From Right
26°
Color Shift From Left
46°
Color Shift From Right
52°
Brightness Loss From Left
27°
Brightness Loss From Right
28°
Black Level Raise From Left
15°
Black Level Raise From Right
18°
Gamma Shift From Left
16°
Gamma Shift From Right
20°

As is expected of most VA panels, the Gigabyte G34WQC has sub-par horizontal viewing angles. You lose image accuracy as soon as you move off-center, which isn't ideal for sharing content on your screen or playing co-op games. The Gigabyte M34WQ is a very similar display, but it uses an IPS panel and has much better viewing angles.

5.4
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
26°
Color Washout From Above
24°
Color Shift From Below
60°
Color Shift From Above
60°
Brightness Loss From Below
27°
Brightness Loss From Above
25°
Black Level Raise From Below
13°
Black Level Raise From Above
11°
Gamma Shift From Below
13°
Gamma Shift From Above
10°

The vertical viewing angles are poor, making images look inaccurate if you have the screen mounted above eye level.

8.0
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
2.981%
50% DSE
0.142%

Our Gigabyte G34WQC has excellent gray uniformity; however, this can vary between units. The sides are a little darker, but there's almost no dirty screen effect.

6.5
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
1.629%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

Black uniformity is okay. There's visible backlight bleed along the top and bottom edges, which can be distracting in dark scenes.

7.1
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Pre-Calibration)
Picture Mode
sRGB
sRGB Gamut Area xy
90.8%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
4.21
Color Temperature (Avg.)
7,320 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.09
Color dE (Avg.)
3.95
Contrast Setting
N/A
RGB Settings
Default
Gamma Setting
Default
Brightness Setting
35
Measured Brightness
186 cd/m²
Brightness Locked
No

Before calibration, the Gigabyte G34QC has decent accuracy, although this varies between individual units. Most colors and shades of gray are somewhat inaccurate, and it has a cold color temperature that gives the image a slight blueish tint. Gamma doesn't follow the target curve at all. Most scenes appear too bright, and very bright scenes are too dark.

9.5
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Post-Calibration)
Picture Mode
Custom 1
sRGB Gamut Area xy
96.9%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
0.64
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,454 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.19
Color dE (Avg.)
0.60
Contrast Setting
60
RGB Settings
50-47-46
Gamma Setting
Gamma 3
Brightness Setting
10
Measured Brightness
101 cd/m²
ICC Profile
Download

After calibration, the Gigabyte G34WQC's accuracy is exceptional. The remaining color inaccuracies shouldn't be visible to the naked eye, and white balance is nearly perfect. The color temperature is much closer to our 6500K target. Gamma is much improved, but dark and bright scenes are over-brightened.

9.1
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB Coverage xy
97.0%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom 1
Adobe RGB Coverage xy
84.4%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom 1

The Gigabyte G34WQC has an outstanding SDR color gamut. It covers the commonly-used sRGB color space almost entirely, and it has great coverage of the Adobe RGB color space used mostly in photo editing.

9.7
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
98.7%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom 1
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
89.2%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom 1

The SDR color volume is exceptional; however, it has some difficulty displaying very dark and saturated colors, even though it has a high contrast ratio.

7.7
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI-P3 Coverage xy
88.1%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
HDR On
Rec. 2020 Coverage xy
64.8%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
HDR On

The Gigabyte G34WQC has an okay HDR color gamut. It has decent coverage of the commonly-used DCI P3, but its coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 color space is mediocre. If you want a similar monitor with wider DCI P3 coverage, check out the ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B or the Dell S3422DWG.

6.9
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
70.4%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
HDR On
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
60.6%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
HDR On

The HDR color volume is okay, mainly limited by the HDR color gamut.

7.5
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
5.6%
Indirect Reflections
3.6%
Calculated Direct Reflections
2.0%

Good reflection handling. The matte anti-reflective coating works well in reducing the intensity of reflected lights. Combined with the screen's high peak brightness, you shouldn't have any visibility issues.

7.5
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Subpixel Layout
RGB

Good text clarity. Enabling Windows ClearType (top photo) makes the letters look bolder and improves the appearance of diagonal lines, such as on the R and N.

9.3
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit

The Gigabyte G34WQC has exceptional gradient handling. There's only a little bit of banding in the grays and greens. This monitor is advertised as having an 8-bit panel; however, it's identified as a 10-bit panel in the NVIDIA control panel and the Radeon app. It may be 8-bit+FRC, but we're unable to confirm it.

Motion
8.3
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI
100 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP @ 10-bit
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI @ 10-Bit
60 Hz

The refresh rate is limited to 100Hz over HDMI. If you want something with a slightly higher 165Hz refresh rate, then check out the Samsung Odyssey G5 LC34G55T.

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

The Gigabyte G34WQC supports FreeSync natively to reduce screen tearing when gaming. It's compatible with NVIDIA's G-SYNC as well, but it only works over a DisplayPort connection.

7.1
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Speed
Rise / Fall Time
3.0 ms
Total Response Time
13.8 ms
Overshoot Error
15.3%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
8.1 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
25.2 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
52.7%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
picture-qualityChartTablePhoto
balanceChartTablePhoto
speedChartTablePhoto

Update 12/03/2020: We mistakenly indicated the dark total response time as 185.1ms instead of 18.1ms. It has been fixed and the score has been adjusted accordingly.

The Gigabyte G34WQC has a great response time at its max refresh rate, but just like the Gigabyte G32QC, there's black smearing behind fast-moving objects. The best overdrive setting is 'Balance', as it provides the best performance with minimal overshoot. If you want an ultrawide gaming monitor with better response time, check out the LG 34GP83A-B.

6.9
Motion
Response Time @ 120Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Balance
Rise / Fall Time
5.0 ms
Total Response Time
14.8 ms
Overshoot Error
2.8%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
13.2 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
32.5 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
21.2%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
picture-qualityChartTablePhoto
balanceChartTablePhoto
speedChartTablePhoto

6.4
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Balance
Rise / Fall Time
4.7 ms
Total Response Time
20.6 ms
Overshoot Error
5.8%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
8.5 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
38.6 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
25.3%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
picture-qualityChartTablePhoto
balanceChartTablePhoto
speedChartTablePhoto

The response time at 60Hz is good. The best overdrive setting is again 'Balance' because the 'Picture Quality' option is slower and results in a blurrier image, and the 'Speed' option has too much overshoot. If you want an ultrawide gaming monitor with a faster 60Hz response time, check out the Dell S3422DWG.

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

The Gigabyte G34WQC has an optional Black Frame Insertion feature to improve motion clarity called 'Aim Stabilizer'. There's less black smearing when enabled, but it causes slight image duplication. It isn't usable while VRR is active, and it locks the overdrive setting to 'Speed'. You can see the 120Hz graph here.

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

The backlight is entirely flicker-free, which minimizes image duplication and can help reduce eye strain.

Inputs
8.9
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution @ Max Hz
4.2 ms
Native Resolution @ 120Hz
5.4 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
9.2 ms
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
4.2 ms

The Gigabyte G34WQC has an exceptionally low input lag that results in an extremely responsive gaming experience, and enabling BFI or VRR doesn't add any noticeable latency.

8.4
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution
3440 x 1440
Aspect Ratio
21:9
Megapixels
5.0 MP
Pixel Density
109 PPI
Measured Screen Diagonal
34.1"
Screen Area
415 in²

The Gigabyte G34WQC has an ultrawide screen that provides an immersive gaming experience and lets you work comfortably with multiple windows opened side-by-side. It has the same pixel density as a 27 inch, 16:9 monitor with a 1440p resolution, so images and text look sharp. Note that not all games support an ultrawide format, which means that you may see black bars at the sides, or the image might be stretched to fill the screen.

7.0
Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
PS5 doesn't output 1440p
1440p @ 60Hz
PS5 doesn't output 1440p
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
No
8.3
Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes
Inputs
Inputs Photos
Inputs
Video And Audio Ports
DisplayPort
2 (DP 1.4)
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
3.5mm Microphone In
No
Inputs
USB
USB-A Ports
0
USB-A Rated Speed
No USB-A Ports
USB-B Upstream Port
No
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

Without any USB ports, you can't connect a mouse or keyboard or charge your devices. If you want something with USB inputs, check out the LG 35WN65C-B.

Inputs
macOS Compatibility

Unfortunately, this monitor doesn't fully work properly with macOS. VRR doesn't work at all on the desktop, and in-game, it causes the screen to flicker constantly. HDR doesn't work properly either, as colors appear too cold, and the image doesn't look good. It doesn't recover from sleep properly, either, as windows sometimes didn't go back to their original position.

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

The Gigabyte G34WQC has many additional features, including:

  • Crosshair: Adds a virtual crosshair on the screen.
  • Timer: Puts a timer on the screen.
  • Frame rate counter: Shows current frame rate.
  • Black Stabilizer: Helps make objects more visible in dark scenes.
  • Picture-in-Picture/Picture-by-Picture: Lets you display two input sources at once, which can be useful for those working on two computers or using another computer for streaming.

Unlike the Gigabyte G32QC, this monitor isn't compatible with Gigabyte's OSD sidekick software, which allows you to control the monitor's settings using a mouse and keyboard. It also doesn't have the keyboard, video, and mouse switch found on Gigabyte's M Series monitors, including the Gigabyte M34WQ.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 34 inch Gigabyte G34WQC, and it's the only size available. There are other monitors in the same lineup with various configurations, some of which you can see in the table below.

Model Size Panel Type Resolution Refresh rate 
G34WQC 34" VA 3440 x 1440 144Hz
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

If someone comes across a different type of panel or their Gigabyte G34WQC doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we'll update the review. Note that some tests, such as gray uniformity, may vary between individual units.

Our unit of the Gigabyte G334WQC was manufactured in August 2020; you can see the label here.

Compared To Other Monitors

The Gigabyte G34WQC is a great ultrawide gaming monitor, one of the best in its price range. The response time isn't as fast as the LG 34GN850-B's, but it's good enough to please most gamers. For more options, check out our recommendations for the best gaming monitors, the best ultrawide gaming monitors, and the best 144Hz monitors.

Dell S3422DWG

The Dell S3422DWG is a bit better than the Gigabyte G34WQC. The Dell has much better black uniformity, slightly better viewing angles, and a much better HDR color gamut. The Dell also has a slightly better response time and better connectivity, with a built-in USB hub. There's also a slight design difference, as the Gigabyte has a slightly more pronounced curve, which might bother some people.

Gigabyte M34WQ

The Gigabyte G34WQC and the Gigabyte M34WQ use different panel types, each with strengths and weaknesses, but the M34WQ is better overall for most users. The M34WQ has better ergonomics, much better viewing angles, a faster response time, and a great selection of additional features. The G34WQC is better for a dark room, as it has much better contrast.

AOC CU34G2X

The AOC CU34G2X and the Gigabyte G34WQC are both great gaming monitors. They have similar features with the same panel type and max refresh rate. Even though the Gigabyte is certified by AMD to have native FreeSync support, FreeSync still works on the AOC, and G-SYNC works on both. The Gigabyte has a quicker response time, but black smear is visible on both. The Gigabyte is better to use in a well-lit room because it has better reflection handling and gets brighter. However, the AOC has four USB inputs, which the Gigabyte doesn't have, and its stand offers swivel adjustments.

Gigabyte G32QC

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.

Samsung Odyssey G5 LC34G55T

The Gigabyte G34WQC and the Samsung Odyssey G5 LC34G55T are two great gaming monitors. They both have a VA panel with a high contrast ratio but narrow viewing angles. The Samsung has a more aggressive curvature than the Gigabyte, but that comes down to personal preference. The Gigabyte is better for HDR content because it displays a wide color gamut and gets brighter. Also, it has a better stand as it allows for height adjustment. The Samsung has a higher 165Hz refresh compared to 144Hz on the Gigabyte, but overall, they deliver similar gaming performance.

ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B

The ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B is better than the Gigabyte G34WQC for most uses. The ASUS has a higher refresh rate of 165Hz compared to the Gigabyte's 144Hz, and it has better response times, especially in dark transitions. It also delivers a better HDR experience because it has a higher contrast ratio and a wider color gamut. Finally, the ASUS' stand allows for swivel adjustment, whereas the Gigabyte doesn't.

Samsung Odyssey G9

The Gigabyte G34WQC and the Samsung Odyssey G9 score similarly overall, but there are many differences between them. The Gigabyte has a 21:9 aspect ratio, whereas the Samsung has a 32:9, which is much wider. The Samsung has a higher refresh rate of 240Hz, significantly higher HDR peak brightness, and faster response time, although with more overshoot. The Gigabyte has a higher contrast ratio and a Black Frame Insertion feature.

LG 34GN850-B

The LG 34GN850-B is a bit better than the Gigabyte G34WQC for most uses. The LG has wider viewing angles, better color accuracy out of the box, and significantly faster response time. However, the Gigabyte is better suited for dark rooms as it has a much higher contrast ratio to produce deep blacks.

LG 35WN65C-B

The Gigabyte G34WQC is a more versatile monitor than the LG 35WN65C-B. The Gigabyte is the better choice if you want to use it in a well-lit room as it gets much brighter, and if you also want to use it for gaming, it has a higher refresh rate and better motion handling. The Gigabyte also has a few extra features like a Picture-by-Picture mode built-in, but the LG has two USB ports, which the Gigabyte doesn't have.

Gigabyte M27Q

The Gigabyte G34WQC and the Gigabyte M27Q are very different monitors. The G34WQC is an ultrawide monitor with a 21:9 aspect ratio, and it uses a VA panel, whereas the M27Q has a standard 16:9 aspect ratio and uses an IPS panel. The M27Q performs better for gaming because it has a higher refresh rate and faster response time. It can display a wide range of colors in HDR, and it offers more features, like a built-in KVM switch and a USB hub with USB-C input. On the other hand, the G34WQC is better suited for dark rooms, and its wider screen feels more immersive.

Acer Nitro XV340CK Pbmiipphzx

The Acer Nitro XV340CK Pbmiipphzx is a bit better than the Gigabyte G34WQC. They both have the same size, resolution, and refresh rate, but the Acer has an IPS panel that provides much wider viewing angles. It also has better gradient handling and faster response time with less overshoot. On the other hand, the Gigabyte has a much higher contrast ratio, a better HDR color gamut, and gets brighter in SDR and HDR.

Nixeus EDG 34

Overall, the Gigabyte G34WQC is much better than the Nixeus EDG 34. The Gigabyte has better color accuracy out of the box, better text clarity, and a Black Frame Insertion feature to improve motion clarity. Also, although it has poor ergonomics, they're still better than the Nixeus'. However, the Nixeus has a slightly higher contrast ratio to produce deeper blacks.

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