At a special launch even in Vietnam this week Gigabyte showcased their new 43.4″ sized Aorus FV43U display. This offers a 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution combined with a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms MPRT (moving picture response time) spec, which also implies the availability of a motion blur reduction backlight. VRR support was not discussed but this will almost certainly include adaptive-sync for VRR from compatible NVIDIA and AMD systems.
This should be a VA technology panel and in other specs Gigabyte confirmed that it would offer a wide colour gamut covering 97% of the DCI-P3 space, along with a 10-bit colour depth. The screen has also been certified under the VESA DisplayHDR 1000 standard, allowing for a peak brightness of 1000 cd/m2, and requiring backlight local dimming to be featured. This will be edge lit with a limited number of zones similar to other recently announced screens of this size such as the Asus ROG Strix XG43UQ.
Update 13 April 2021 – Connectivity was not mentioned from the press event, but some later information appeared on a “coming soon” teaser page from Gigabyte which confirmed that HDMI 2.1 would be included. This means support for 4K @ 120Hz from the latest PC graphics cards and games consoles, and should mean inclusion of features like HDMI-org VRR and ALLM too. DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC is also likely we would anticipate. Further details and specs are not available at the moment, but we will update this news piece when we know more.
The FV43U is expected to retail for around $1500 and it’s available in Vietnam now. It will also be available in Asia soon, and other markets in the coming months.