Original news piece 2 April 2021, last updated 28 April 2021
There isn’t full official information available for this display yet but Gigabyte will at some point soon release a 31.5″ sized display with a 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution and a high 144Hz refresh rate – the Aorus FI32U. This would mark their venture in to this long sought after combination in a screen of this size. Other screens expected with this res/refresh rate combination from other manufacturers are also covered in this news piece. The FI32U has been teased by Gigabyte with some limited promotional information and specs, but also appeared on a Russian retailer with some further info listed, although we would take some of this as unconfirmed at this stage, and subject to change. We will update this news piece when we have more concrete information.
We do know from official Gigabyte information included in the promotional video linked below that the screen will be 31.5″ in size with a so-called ‘SuperSpeed’ IPS panel. This will offer a 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution combined with a 144Hz refresh rate. Other specs confirmed in Gigabyte’s material include a 10-bit colour depth (8-bit+FRC panel) and a wide colour gamut covering 95% DCI-P3 reference and 120% sRGB.
This colour gamut information was confirmed in the promotional video linked below specifically for the FI32U screen, but is contrary to the somewhat confusing information on the Gigabyte teaser page about this new 4K gaming range, which in the summary suggests a 99% Adobe RGB and 150% sRGB coverage, although then oddly lists “P3” in the summary for that section, without providing an actual DCI-P3 spec. That summary must be related to the other screens in this 4K range, we mention it to try and clear up any confusion.
Some other specs provided on the Russian retailers website (but not 100% confirmed) also include 1000:1 contrast ratio, 350 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles.
Adaptive-sync is supported for VRR from both compatible NVIDIA and AMD systems. Gigabyte’s website talks about a Super Speed IPS panel and a supposed 0.5ms response time, but we are unclear if this is supposed to be G2G or MPRT. If it’s supposed to be G2G then we would take that figure with a pinch of salt.
Along side with strong hardware specs, you can also find the exclusive Aorus tactical features on new Aorus 4K gaming monitor lineup including Aim Stabilizer, Dashboard, Black Equalizer, ANC 2.0 and other various game assist functions. All of these extra features help to elevate your game-play to whole new level, promising more fun & delivers a new fresh gaming experience.
For connectivity there will apparently be 1x DisplayPort 1.4 (hopefully with DSC but not listed), 1x USB type-C and 2x USB 3.0 ports. On the original retailer listing HDMI 2.0 was suggested, but later Gigabyte information confirmed this screen will include 2x HDMI 2.1 as well. This will be pleasing to those wanting to connect latest generation PS5 and Xbox Series X games consoles or run the screen from a modern graphics card at 4K @ 144Hz too.
DisplayHDR 400 is also listed but we are not expecting any major local dimming support here, and it is not expected to feature a Mini LED backlight or anything like that. We don’t know whether to expect limited edge lit local dimming of some sort given it’s only HDR 400 but the screen does at least offer the colour enhancements of wide gamut and 10-bit colour depth here.
A full range of tilt, height, swivel and rotate functions are expected from the stand. Expect to see the usual Aorus monitor features like RGB lighting, loads of gaming preset modes and features like Black stabilizer, FPS counters etc.
More info on official specs, availability and pricing when we get it.
Thanks to @gouki201 for their detective work on this!