The iiyama G-Master GB3461WQSU-B1 is a bit of an oddity. It’s almost unique in offering the 34in ultrawide 21:9 format without being curved. We can’t say we really missed it during testing, although we do like the subtle extra immersion a curve provides. Although performance isn’t perfect, with colour and brightness uniformity being under par, otherwise this is a good-quality panel capable of high colour accuracy once calibrated, and still good if not.
There’s a decent if not outstanding range of gaming-specific OSD features available, although not as many as the particularly gaming-focused screens from other manufacturers. The menu itself is functional rather than inspiring, but well organised.
You’re also rather spoiled for connectivity, with two HDMI and two DisplayPort connections. The USB 3.0 hub will be handy, but primarily for keyboard and mouse, because there are only two ports, which is a bit of a disappointment. There is also a comprehensive range of adjustability available.
The best thing about this screen, however, is the price. We don’t know of another 144Hz gaming monitor offering 34in 3,440 x 1,440 ultrawide specification for under £400. Most are significantly over £500, albeit also curved. If you like the 21:9 format, aren’t too bothered about a curved screen, and want to save a bit of cash, this is a very capable monitor for the money.
The iiyama G-Master GB3461WQSU-B1 is available from Overclockers UK for £398.99.
- Ultrawide 21:9 format
- 144Hz refresh.
- AMD FreeSync Premium adaptive sync.
- Keen price.
- HDR support.
- Good colour accuracy, and excellent when calibrated.
- Reasonable level of settings in OSD.
- Plenty of ergonomic adjustment.
- Built-in USB 3.0 hub.
- Mediocre brightness and colour uniformity.
- Only two ports for USB 3.0 hub.
- No USB-C connection.
KitGuru says: The iiyama G-Master GB461WQSU-B1 is unusual in this format for not being curved, but otherwise provides very good ultrawide gaming for a surprisingly keen price.