Gigabyte GS34WQC 135Hz VA ultrawide

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The overall size, immersion and performance of VA ultrawides can make them attractive candidates for a range of uses. The Gigabyte GS34WQC provides this experience, with the usual simple design associated with the series. This includes extensive use of dark plastics for the stand and monitor housing. The top and side bezels are dual-stage with slim panel border flush with the rest of the screen plus thin hard outer part. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by a joystick at the rear, towards the right side as viewed from the front.

Lots of dark plastic

A 34″ VA panel is adopted with 3440 x 1440 (21:9 ultrawide) resolution and support for a 135Hz refresh rate (120Hz + mild factory OC). Adaptive-Sync features, allowing VRR technologies such as AMD FreeSync Premium and Nvidia ‘G-SYNC Compatible’ to be used with 48 – 135Hz VRR range plus LFC. A moderate 1500R curve is included on the screen, drawing you in a bit and potentially improving viewing comfort. A matte ant-glare screen surface is adopted with specified 4000:1 static contrast ratio, 178°/178° viewing angles and 8-bit colour support. A flicker-free WLED backlight provides a 300 cd/m² typical maximum luminance and 120% sRGB colour gamut, providing a slight boost of vibrancy to most content without strong oversaturation.

The monitor responds to HDR10 content in a basic way, allowing 10-bit colour processing to be used. It lacks high brightness or a generous gamut by HDR standards and no local dimming is specified, however. A 1ms MPRT response time (approach with caution) is specified using the included ‘Aim Stabilizer’ strobe backlight setting. The stand provides tilt and 100mm (3.94 inches) height adjustment, with 100 x 100mm VESA holes included for alternative mounting. The ports face downwards and include; AC power input (internal power converter), 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, DP 1.4 (with HBR3) and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

VESA mounting support

Further details can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is listed for ~$320 USD.

Gigabyte GS34WQC