Viotek GNV32DBE Review: Big Screen, Big Color, Big Contrast

The Viotek GNV32DBE is a curved 32-inch QHD VA gaming monitor with 165 Hz, Adaptive-Sync, HDR and extended color.

Viotek GNV32DBE
(Image: © Viotek)

Why you can trust Tom's Hardware Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.

My preference for 32-inch monitors has been well documented in past reviews. Whether the screen is curved or flat, they provide a ton of screen area for any activity, work, play or entertainment. If you have a small space, you can fill it with a 32-inch display and create a miniature home theater. They are ideal for offices, dorm rooms or small apartments. Sitting two to three feet away, you are immersed in the image at a height that is greater than an ultra-wide screen. And in most cases, they’re less expensive than an equivalent 21:9 panel.

(Image credit: Tom's Hardware)

Viotek delivers a lot of value in all its products. For a very attractive price, the GNV32DBE puts a 32-inch 16:9 curved VA monitor on your desktop, or in your entertainment center. QHD resolution coupled with 165 Hz and Adaptive-Sync delivers excellent gaming. I found it performed on par with other, more expensive monitors of the same size, speed and resolution. The backlight strobe feature doesn’t do much for motion resolution, but you’re better off running FreeSync or G-Sync with overdrive.

(Image credit: Viotek)

Though I found the grayscale tracking to be a little cool, the GNV32DBE’s image is solid, with class-leading contrast of nearly 5,000:1 and a wide color gamut. You can get more color volume in this category, but not at this price. Were Viotek to fix the color temperature issue I noted, this monitor would be a home run.

If you’ve been lusting after a 32-inch monitor but weren’t willing to sacrifice resolution or speed, there is a solution. Viotek’s GNV32DBE delivers great specs and solid performance for less than $300.

Christian Eberle
Contributing Editor

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