The Gigabyte Aorus FI32U has average contrast and a slightly smaller color gamut than the competition but makes up for that with top-notch video processing and snappy gaming performance. Its HDR is also a standout, thanks to an effective local dimming feature. Gamers looking for a big screen and high pixel density should check it out.
When it comes to the different elements of gaming monitor performance, players must often choose between speed and resolution. The laws of bandwidth dictate that if resolution is greater, it will take more graphics power from the PC to produce the same framerate. And even when one has a top-performing video card, 240 frames per second (fps) on a 1440p monitor might be more compelling than 144 fps on a 4K screen.
4K is the gold standard for resolution. 3840 x 2160 pixels, or 8.3 megapixels, is the top tier, excluding a few very exclusive 8K products that are mostly found in the TB realm. To date, not even the best 4K gaming monitors can move beyond 144 Hz. Considering the overall gaming monitor market, 144 Hz should be considered a starting point for speed, but for some, only the most pixels will do.