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Cooler Master GM34-CW 34-inch Gaming Monitor Review: Color For Days

Massive color gamut with 144Hz, HDR and FreeSync.

Cooler Master GM34-CW
Editor's Choice
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Viewing Angles

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The GM34-CW isn’t great for sharing with off-axis viewing; that’s typical of VA screens. To the sides, we can see a 50% reduction in brightness and a clear shift to red. The vertical plane is much the same, with a further reduction in detail. The steps are all visible but not well defined. 

Screen Uniformity

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Our GM34-CW racked up another accolade in addition to its large color gamut, delivering one of the best black field uniformity scores we’ve recorded. There are no parts of the screen that are visibly brighter or darker than any other. Bleed and glow are completely non-existent. When viewed in a dark room, every brightness step is perfectly uniform. 

Pixel Response and Input Lag 

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Cooler Master GM34-CW

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In addition to all that color, the GM34-CW is lightning fast. With a 7ms draw time, it matches most 144Hz displays and is only pipped by the X35 running at 200Hz. It makes up for that and more in the lag test where it takes first place with a 25ms score. It doesn’t get much quicker than that. Only a few 240Hz panels have lower input lag. Competitive gamers should have no problem increasing their frag count with one of these panels in their arsenal. 

Christian Eberle
Christian Eberle is a Contributing Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He's a veteran reviewer of A/V equipment, specializing in monitors.