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Gigabyte Aorus FI32Q X (1440p/240Hz) Review

Rating: 8.0.

We've seen a number of 240Hz 1440p displays hit the market over the last year, but those have mostly stuck with the tried-and-tested 27in form-factor. What if you want something that's just as fast, but also a bit bigger? That's where the Gigabyte Aorus FI32Q X comes in, offering the same 240Hz refresh rate and 2560×1440 resolution, but over a 32in panel. It also makes use of Quantum Dot technology and includes HDMI 2.1 support, potentially making it a future-proof and versatile option. But is it good enough to justify the £900 asking price? Join us as we find out…

There is no denying the Gigabyte Aorus FI32Q X is a mighty impressive screen on paper. Its combination of size, resolution and refresh rate is one thing, but we also have to factor in DisplayHDR 600 support, a claimed 1ms G2G response time, plus a KVM switch amongst other features. Indeed, the FI32Q X also supports overclocking via a one-click toggle in the OSD, allowing users to enable a 270Hz refresh rate for even smoother gaming.

Before moving onto the main body of the review, it is worth pointing out the FI32Q X is not the same as the FI32Q (non X). The FI32Q came out last year, and while the form-factor and design appears identical, the non-X tops out at a 170Hz refresh rate, doesn't offer HDMI 2.1 and is only certified for DisplayHDR 400 – so do keep an eye out for that if you're shopping for one of these displays.


  • Panel Size (diagonal): 32″ SS IPS, QD Display
  • Display Viewing Area (HxV): 708.48 x 398.52 (mm)
  • Panel Backlight/ Type: Edge
  • Display Surface(non-glare/ glare): Non-glare
  • Color Saturation: 99% AdobeRGB/95% DCI-P3/157% sRGB
  • True Resolution: 2560 x 1440 (QHD)
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.2767(H) x 0.2767(V)
  • Brightness: 400 cd/m2 (TYP)
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Viewing Angle: 178°(H)/178°(V)
  • Display Colors: 8 bits
  • Response Time: 1ms GTG
  • Refresh Rate: 240 Hz / OC 270 Hz, 120 Hz for Console Game*
  • HDR: VESA Display HDR600 /HLG
  • Flicker-free: Yes
  • HBR3: Yes
  • Connectivity:
    • 2 x HDMI 2.1
    • 1 x Displayport 1.4(DSC)
    • 1 x USB Type-C (Alternate Mode; Upstream port; Power Delivery up to 18W)
    • 2 x USB 3.0 Downstream ports
    • 1 x USB 3.0 Upstream port
    • 1 x Earphone Jack (Audio ESS SABRE HiFi)
    • 1 x Microphone Jack
    • 1 x Line out
  • Speaker: N/A
  • Power Type: Built-in
  • AC Input Max: 160W
  • Tilt(angle): -5°~+21°
  • Swivel(angle): -20°~+20°
  • Pivot(angle/direction): -0°~+90°
  • Height Adjustment (mm): 130mm
  • VESA Wall Mounting(mm): 100*100mm
  • Kensington lock: Yes

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