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Cooler Master GM32-FQ Monitor (1440p/165Hz) Review

Rating: 7.0.

While Cooler Master's first monitor, the GM34-CW, launched back in 2020, the company is still very much a newcomer to the display market. Today, we get hands-on with our first Cooler Master monitor in the form of the GM32-FQ, a 1440p IPS screen with a 165Hz refresh rate. Priced at £430 here in the UK, is Cooler Master onto a winner, or is there work still to be done?

Not only is today's review our first time assessing a gaming monitor from Cooler Master, but it also marks the introduction of our new response time testing. This has been made possible by the Open Source Response Time Tool (OSRTT), developed by TechTeamGB, meaning we can now present hard response time data when testing monitors, as opposed to relying on a subjective experience.

Additionally, we assess the design, colour performance, latency and more, so without further ado, here is our review of the Cooler Master GM32-FQ

Specification:

  • PRODUCT NUMBER: CMI-GM32-FQ
  • PANEL TYPE: FLAT SERIES
  • RATIO: 16:9
  • SCREEN SIZE: 31.5″
  • PANEL: ADS 10BIT (IPS)
  • RESOLUTION: 2K QHD 2560X1440
  • FRAME RATE: 165HZ (120HZ AND BELOW: 10BIT; >120HZ: 8BIT + DITHERING)
  • CONTRAST RATIO: 1200:1
  • BRIGHTNESS: 400 NITS
  • DISPLAY HDR400 COMPATIBLE: YES
  • COLOR GAMUT: DCI-P3 95%
  • I/O – DP: 1
  • I/O – HDMI 2.0: 2
  • I/O – USB TYPE C: 1
  • I/O – USB 3.0 TYPE B: 1
  • I/O – USB 3.0 TYPE A: 2
  • I/O – SPEAKER: 2 (2W)
  • DCR (DYNAMIC CONTRAST RATIO): YES
  • FREESYNC: FREESYNC PREMIUM, G-SYNC COMPATIBLE READY
  • RESPONSE TIME: 1MS (MPRT)
  • EYE PROTECTION: LOW BLUE LIGHT
  • MODE SWITCH: GAME, STANDARD, GRAPHIC, MOVIE, SRGB
  • LIGHTING: N/A
  • VESA: 100X100MM
  • HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT: 0~110MM
  • SWIVEL ADJUSTMENT: -15°~+15°
  • TILT ADJUSTMENT: -5°~+20°

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