Gigabyte AORUS FV43U 144Hz 4K UHD VA modelAs an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made using the “Buy” button at the bottom of this post. Where possible, you'll be redirected to your nearest store. Further information on supporting our work.
For an immersive experience at the desk or the ability to sit back and enjoy the content, ~43″ 4K models can be an attractive proposition. The Gigabyte AORUS FV43U delivers such an experience. The monitor has a TV-like design, as usual for models of this size. The screen itself is the dominant feature, with a fairly slender bezel at the top and sides. And a thicker bottom bezel which includes forwards-facing speakers. The stand consists of two feet at the bottom of the screen, one either side. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by a joystick that faces downwards beneath the central AORUS logo. Alternatively, using the included infrared remote – or ‘OSD Sidekick’ software, if preferred.
A 43″ 3840 x 2160 (‘4K’ UHD) VA panel is used. This has a very low haze (glossy) screen surface, with a specified 4000:1 static contrast ratio and 178°/178° viewing angles. A 144Hz refresh rate is supported, alongside Adaptive-Sync. With an assumed 48 – 144Hz VRR range (plus LFC). The monitor supports 10-bit colour via 8-bit + FRC, whilst a flicker-free Quantum Dot LED (Quantum Dots + blue LED) backlight is used. This provides a colour gamut of 97% DCI-P3 (99% Adobe RGB and 150% sRGB) and a 750 cd/m²+ typical maximum luminance (1000 cd/m² peak for HDR). VESA DisplayHDR 1000 support is included, allowing the monitor to put its powerful backlight, 10-bit colour support and colour gamut to good use. In addition to a degree of local dimming. We’re not expecting a complex FALD solution, but the manufacturer describes the backlight as ‘direct’ as opposed to edge-lit which should reduce problematic glow near the edges under high brightness. A 1ms MPRT response time is specified using the including Aim Stabilizer Sync strobe backlight setting. Which can be used at the same time as Adaptive-Sync. The included stand offers no adjustability, with 200 x 200mm VESA holes included for alternative mounting. The ports are found at the left side and include; a 3.5mm audio output, a 3.5mm headphone jack, 2 HDMI 2.1 ports, DP 1.4 (with DSC), USB-C and 2 USB 3.0 ports (plus upstream). AC power is used, with an internal power converter rather than external power brick. 2 x 12W Space Audio speakers are included, facing forwards on the bottom bezel as noted earlier. These should offer fairly powerful and rich audio output, with a range of presets included in the OSD. The monitor also includes KVM functionality, allowing sharing of the USB devices connected to the monitor between multiple systems. And PIP/PBP, for good measure.
Further information can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is listed for ~$1100 USD.