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Gigabyte G34WQC Review – 34-Inch, Ultra-Wide, 144Hz Gaming Monitor

5/5

The first thought that appears is how ultra-wide the Gigabyte G34WQC is. It’s an excellent ultra-widescreen monitor that you can get your creative projects and gaming needs completing.

Thanks to its supreme color accuracy, the G34WQC will give you both the required speed and quality for that true immersion.

With a 34-inch display, you’ll have more than enough screen real estate to have multiple windows and programs open.

Gamers will also benefit from its high refresh rate and quick response time, equating to a smooth and immersive gaming experience.

Before jumping onto the Gigabyte G34WQC, lets’ check out its performance, specifications, and features.

Specifications

  • Screen Size: 34-Inches
  • Resolution: 3440 x 1440 UWQHD
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  • Response Time: 1ms
  • Panel Type: VA
  • Contrast Ratio: 3000:1
  • Brightness: 350 cd/m²
  • Screen Aspect Ratio: 21:9 Widescreen
  • Built-In Speakers: 2x 2-Watts
  • Stand Height, Tilt: Yes
  • Stand Pivot, Swivel: No
  • VESA Mount Compatible, 100x100mm
  • Connectivity: 2x DisplayPort 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0, 1x 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Weight: 26.24-lbs

Display Design

The Gigabyte G34WQC measures at 34-inches with an ultra-widescreen built, which will give you more than enough screen real-estate for immersion and space.

Additionally, the entire display has a nice matte-black to the overall built and aesthetically pleasing to the eyes.

You can also spot the nice Gigabyte logo on the back of the display, which adds to the displays’ feel of authenticity.

Along with a thin 9mm bezel design on all three sides, encouraging monitor enthusiasts to invest in another G34WQC monitor to have excellent dual screens.

You’ll find the OSD panel on the right rear of the display, which consists of a joystick. Using the joystick is very convenient and more comfortable to navigate when configuring the OSD settings.

The stand has an excellent V-shaped base to it, making the G34WQC sit on a stable foundation, and you won’t experience any movements or wobbles.

The stand is quite ergonomic and can adjust 4-inches in height and tilt -5 to 20 degrees. But the monitor won’t swivel nor pivot, but that shouldn’t pose an issue since it is an ultra-wide screen.

However, you can always opt-in for a 100x100mm VESA mount, which you can swap out with the default stand that the G34WQC comes with. Having a VESA mount would be paramount for screen positioning and movement and saving desk space.

You’ll be able to spot the connectivity on the back of the monitor, which consists of two DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0, and one audio jack for your dedicated headphones or speakers.

With a plethora of connectivity, you can transform your Gigabyte G34WQC into a charging or a transfer station to get your needs fixed.

Overall, the G34WQC gaming monitor is aesthetically pleasing, along with an adjustable stand with a great OSD panel to navigate through the displays user-friendly settings; the G34WQC is well crafted.

Performance and Features

The Gigabyte G34WQC has a 3440 x 1440 UWQHD resolution, with a 144Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time, which is required if you’re a competitive gamer. Casual gamers and creatives can benefit from these as well.

In addition, the contrast ratio is around 3000:1, with a brightness level of 350 cd/m². You’ll be able to experience the rich darks and brilliant lights during extreme gaming environments without any fading nor gray tones.

Also, the HDR is superb, making the graphics and images enhanced. Besides, PPI is superb, sitting at 109 PPI making images and text clear and crisp.

Along with 8-bit color, 85% DCI-P3 overage, you’ll still be able to experience the G34WQC’s color accuracy and vibrancy, which is excellent for gaming and other kinds of multimedia.

The monitor has a 99% sRGB coverage, which is great for creatives, professionals, and anyone working in the color grading space. Gamers can also greatly benefit from this.

The viewing angle performed quite well; when sitting close up and viewing the monitor from different angles, you’ll start seeing the colors and images fade a bit; however, not to a significant level.

You can also enable FreeSync on this monitor; however, it isn’t G-Sync certified, so you may have to download the latest drivers from Nvidia’s website for compatibility. Both FreeSync and G-Sync runs fine, and you’ll be able to experience the smooth and butter-like graphics during gameplay and in fast-paced action scenes.

Pros

  • Fast 144Hz refresh rate with a 1ms response time. Very fluid and smooth during gaming.
  • Excellent color vibrancy and accuracy, incredible for professional creatives and gamers
  • FreeSync and G-Sync
  • HDR performed quite well

Cons

  • The stand isn’t as ergonomic.
  • OSD Panel can be improved if located in the bottom or in-front of the display for conveniences

Thoughts and Conclusion

Overall the Gigabyte G34WQC is a superb ultra-widescreen monitor, with fast refresh rates and color vibrancy is on point.

Along with a 21:9, you’ll have more than enough display space to have numerous windows open. Pixel density is excellent with 109 PPI; the text and images were precisely crisp and clear.

The stand is stable; however, ergonomics can be improved to have more display freedom of movement.

The Gigabyte G34WQC gaming display is overall a fantastic monitor that is well rounded and will serve best for creators, professional designer, color graders, and competitive gamers.

If you want to check out some of the 144Hz monitors, or some of the faster 240Hz gaming monitors, feel free. 

And you can also check out similar monitors such as Samsung Odyssey G9 monitor, or the AOC CU34G2 gaming monitor

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