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Gigabyte Aorus FV43U Monitor Review – 4K/144Hz w/ HDMI 2.1

Rating: 7.5.

After a long time trying, it feels like 4K/144Hz monitors are finally starting to take off. Today's monitor isn't just any ordinary display though. The Gigabyte Aorus FV43U is a 43in beast, offering 4K/144Hz, VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification as well as a pair of HDMI 2.1 inputs. Priced at around £950 here in the UK, this certainly isn't for the faint of heart – but is it worth buying? That's what we will find out today.

Aside from its sheer size, resolution and refresh rate – which are all pretty significant – the Gigabyte Aorus FV43U has plenty of other talking points. There's a pair of HDMI 2.1 ports, as well as the use of Quantum Dot technology for a more vibrant viewing experience. Add in a claimed contrast ratio of 4000:1, a pair of 12W speakers, and 99% AdobeRGB coverage, the FV43U certainly has a lot going for it on paper.

As always though, we are here to separate the fact from the fiction, providing our in-depth analysis using a Spyder X colorimeter, but also detailing our subjective experience using this display.

 

Specification:

  • Panel Size (diagonal): 43″ VA, QD Display
  • Display Viewing Area (HxV): 941.18 x 529.42 (mm)
  • Panel Backlight/ Type: Direct
  • Display Surface(non-glare/ glare): Anti-Glare
  • Color Saturation: 97% DCI-P3/ 150% sRGB/ 99% AdobeRGB
  • True Resolution: 3840 x 2160 (UHD)
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.2451*0.2451
  • Brightness: 750 cd/m2 (TYP), 1000 cd/m2 (PEAK)
  • Contrast Ratio: 4000:1
  • Viewing Angle: 178°(H)/178°(V)
  • Display Colors: 10bits (8bits+FRC)
  • Response Time: 1ms (MPRT)
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz, 120Hz for Console Game
  • HDR: VESA Display HDR1000
  • Flicker-free: Yes
  • Signal Input:HDMI 2.1 x2, Display port 1.4 (DSC) x1
  • Speaker: 12W x2
  • Unique Features:
    • OSD Sidekick
    • Aim Stabilizer Sync
    • Black Equalizer
    • Dashboard
    • Crosshair
    • Timer
    • Counter
    • Auto-Update
    • KVM
    • 6 axis Color Control
    • Smart OD
    • Space Audio
  • USB port(s): USB 3.0 x2, USB Cx1
  • VESA Wall Mounting(mm): 200*200mm
  • Phys. Dimension with Stand(WxHxD): 967.2*638.16*251.31
  • Phys. Dimension w/o stand (WxHxD): 967.2*585.89*87.8
  • Box Dimension (WxHxD): 1100*724*160
  • Net Weight (Esti.): 10
  • Gross Weight (Esti.): 15.34
  • Accessories: Power cable/HDMI cable/DP cable/USB cable/QSG/Warranty card

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