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Gigabyte G32QC Gaming Monitor Review: 32 Inches of Class-Leading Contrast

Solid big-screen performance at a more accessible price

Gigabyte G32QC
(Image: © Gigabyte)

Admittedly, I am partial to 32-inch monitors. For work tasks, there’s enough desktop space to put two pages of a document on the screen or 35 columns of a spreadsheet. Watching movies is fun too; when you sit close, it’s amazingly theater-like. Add some quality near-field speakers, and you could build a home cinema right in your office. This also holds true for gaming. A 32-inch 16:9 screen is wide and tall enough to completely dominate your cone of vision when sitting 3-4 feet away. Add a curve, and the sense of immersion increases. Gigabyte’s G32QC delivers all that, plus solid gaming performance courtesy of its 165 Hz refresh rate, both Nvidia and AMD flavors of Adaptive-Sync and HDR. 

(Image credit: Gigabyte)

Gigabyte has included one of the best VA panels we’ve tested with contrast around 5,000:1 without any dynamic manipulation. It also delivers accurate DCI-P3 color; although sRGB mode has room for improvement. And with some of the best black levels we’ve seen from an edge-lit VA panel, the G32QC has tremendous image depth and detail. 

The monitor's QHD resolution provides a great balance between speed, response and detail. Pixel density is 93 ppi and while we prefer numbers north of 109 ppi, but there was no time during our gameplay that we wished for more. When frame rates stay solidly over 144 fps, the action was super-smooth with excellent motion rendering, plus an effective overdrive. 

Among value-oriented monitors, the Gigabyte G32QC stands out. If you’re looking to go jumbo, it deserves serious consideration.

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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.