Color Gamut & Performance
For details on our color gamut testing and volume calculations, please click here.
The green/cyan/yellow side of the gamut triangle is pretty much dead-on with regards to saturation and hue. There are some small errors on the blue/magenta/red end however. Blue trends toward over-saturation as levels increase and red is a bit under. Luminance levels have been adjusted to compensate however, so the resulting error is quite small. The pre-calibration average is 2.4dE.
Calibration drops the error to 1.56dE but the saturation anomalies in red and blue remain. You might be tempted to adjust the hue or saturation controls to fix this but the other colors would then be affected. Since luminance levels are properly set to offset the saturation errors, there is little about the UHD Matte's color that's truly off the mark. It's better than we'd expect from a $350 Ultra HD monitor.
Now we return to the comparison group.
In the Ultra HD category you'll have to spend a lot more money to exceed the color accuracy of any of these displays. Even though they're budget models with TN panels, none of them have significant chromaticity errors. The UHD Matte's accuracy is more than adequate for any use other than color-critical applications.
Gamut Volume: Adobe RGB 1998 And sRGB
Gamut volume is reduced a little by under-saturation in the red primary. And the bonus blue isn't quite enough to make up for it. Since luminance levels are properly compensated we can't see any color errors but in a high-end graphics workstation you'll want a monitor that can reproduce a full 100 percent sRGB gamut.
But I'm waiting for the next generation of GPUs, before I even start thinking about 4k monitors. Ideally, I'd wait until I can get a 14/16 nm GPU with HBM2 for <= $250.
Watch the language. - G
But in reality 4K needs G-sync or Freesync IMHO, because how much it needs horsepower to run in. Frame rates are not going to be great with these for many years.
I wonder why you get so many thumbs down all the time.