GIGABYTE AORUS FV43U 43 inch 4k 144 HDR1000 QLED monitor

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Not many people with that kind of extra money. Edit: I for one would be worried sick and that's no fun.
I'll admit I'm pretty comfortable, but I also wouldn't be able to afford a computer than can drive these things if I wasn't.
 

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The price of an FV43U is close enough to the better 32" models that the fact that it's 4k is just a bonus even if you don't have a 3000-series GPU and have to run games at 1440p. If you disable upscaling you'd have practically the same result in terms of size (a touch smaller) as on the 32" except with more desktop real estate in the OS, at almost the same price. When the price is comparable (32" vary from €500 to €1000, the FV43U being €950) it doesn't matter as much if for the time being you can't drive 4k in newer games. It's at the same price point as plenty of 34" ultrawides and much cheaper than a 37.5" ultrawide. Yet it's wider and way taller than the latter. That's what makes it interesting even to those without the funds for a new GPU. There are tradeoffs in image quality and lag as mentioned in the review in my earlier post but people are basically getting the extra pixels for free. So what if they can't drive 'em, they can still run older games and watch movies at 43".
 
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I'm still floundering away with a 750 Ti, one of the rare ones capable of 4k 60, while I wait for GPU prices to be more sensible. I COULD just go get that 3090 I've been oggling for months on end but I don't want to spend money pointlessly. I think blowing a grand+ on monitors every 3 or so years would have my other half on my back a little!

I picked the monitor up before I could drive it at 4k 120/144 because I had the opportunity to get it quite a bit cheaper for work use, something that isn't at all crippled by 60Hz only. It's completely viable on older GPUs in this case so other than my well-worn documented issues in this thread getting in the way of the experience, I've not felt too restricted by not having a new GPU just yet. Especially as almost all my gaming these days is on PS5 (something the FV43U is great for) or Switch.
 

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Its not just gaming hud i worry about. I have all kinda of things that sit in the same spot for 8+ hours per day. Microsoft teams, sticky notes, various monitoring software, my distibuted computing software, mining stats as well as web pages with salesforce which large portions of which dont change. I feel i could get burn in very quickly on an oled
 

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I'm probably a bit older than most of you guys. My PC days starts with 9" Monochrome monitor and I still remember getting a PC with a 16 colors card is such a big deal. Since then I've probably used most of the high end monitors of every generation and there's a couple things that I learned.

1) There's rarely any perfect tech. They all tends to have shortcoming of some sort and you just have to learn to live with it. I went 4K back in 2015 and never looked back. I needed the screen real estate for work and I prefer a single monitor over multiple screen so I got a 32" Acer B326HK for work (where I sat closer) and a Samsung 40" UHD TV for home office and there's a fair amount of difference between the 2. the Acer IPS have great text/viewing angle but the color sucks and I have a fair amount backlight bleed at the edge compare to the Samsung VA but the the VA viewing angle suck and have some banding issues but the color and black is much better. But after a few months. my eyes have adjusted and I don't really notice them much unless certain scenes make them jump out at you. Same thing but to a lessor extend happens when I got my Acer CG437K, Vizio M437G0 and the FV43U. The only thing I checked for was stuck bright pixel and dead cluster and then I just use them. I know all the little imperfections are there and I just ignored them long as it doesn't jump out at me. I'm happy enough with the FV43U that I will either buy another one for home use or swap the CG437K from home to office.

Before someone mention OLED. I'll tell you that I had a 77" CX for a couple months and I hated it since I live and work in a well lighted environment (like a typical office) and there's no way in hell I'll use a OLED in those environment.

2) for someone who went through everything monitor type since the dawn of the PC age. Anything under $2-3K is nothing. My 1st 20" CRT costed close to $3K and my 1st 20" Viewsonic LCD costed me $2000 with a professional discount and I dropped way more on the TV front with a $3K front project TV in the late 70s, $7K on rear projection 55" TV in the 80s, to $10K for a Kuro Plasma and a bunch of large format tubes in between. Also, at my age. The term you can't take it with you is beginning to mean something so if something new comes out next year (43" 4K@XXXHz with mini LED), I'll probably pick that up too.
 
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Its not just gaming hud i worry about. I have all kinda of things that sit in the same spot for 8+ hours per day. Microsoft teams, sticky notes, various monitoring software, my distibuted computing software, mining stats as well as web pages with salesforce which large portions of which dont change. I feel i could get burn in very quickly on an oled

That's one of the main reason not to mention I hate the over saturated color, sharp contrast and ABL of an OLED. If you're not a gamer focus on fast paced FPS games. I see no reason to choose an OLED over the FV43U .
 
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My previous LCD monitor had plenty of permanent burn-in. Yes, actually factually permanent, believe me: I tried everything. It only started from about 2/3rd of its ~13 year lifespan, but this is LCD we're talking about. OLEDs are much more susceptible to it, so I already know how that would end and roughly how early. The major reason for using a big screen for me is immersion in games and being worried about the HUD or compass burning in while playing seems immersion breaking to me, defeating the whole point. You can't even hide the HUD in many games. Take a strategy game for instance, you wouldn't know how much of each resource you have available to you.


The issue with this kind of testing is that it's not done over a long enough period of time. In my experience, even on an LCD, burn-in builds over time, meaning it burns in faster and faster the next time it has to show that thing, even if it was cleared in the meantime by displaying something else. To do it in the short term yeah you'd have to leave the same thing on all day, but over years all it takes is having the same thing on the screen regularly and nowhere near that long. It happens just from normal use as a PC monitor, apparently even on LCD after about 8 years. If you have a favorite game, RIP OLED before the end of year 2 probably, despite all the efforts to prevent it. 100% HUD-less gameplay is misery and usually not possible.


My choice is either going to be 32" or this 43". Can you describe what strikes you most about the overall experience between the two? I believe you're talking about the Z321QU? I owned one briefly, and retured it. Even wrote a user review so I'll be able to relate to what you say. I returned mine because it had a red color cast on the left half while the right half looked green, brightness was uneven, and I felt that IPS could maybe get away with 1440p at 32" but for the VA subpixel structure the pixel density seemed low because text was blurry.

The Predator Z1 is now a few years old so I wouldn't recommend it against the newer panels out there now which are better in pretty much every single way. But when I bought it when it was released it was one of the few larger [being 32"] screens with the fastest refresh rate [165hz] on 1440p resolution with a curve and with a dedicated gsync module which for icing on the cake I bought from Acer refurbished for half price & it was just fine. I got incredible bang for my buck & till this day is always my fall back keep in my back pocket trusty ol display that is a great all rounder. Is it perfect, far from it. Does it have It's panel tech inherent issues? Sure does. Even so do I love it? Absolutely. No dead pixels, gsync, curve, 1440p, 32" 165hz is more than good enough for my daily enjoyment for a desktop monitor I sit right in front of.

In fact the only reason I am testing the FV43U out is because I want a 2160p res display at a larger size while still keeping a minimum of 144hz [what the Z1 does not overclocked] killing 2 of the birds I am aiming for with the same stone at the same time with higher resolution with a higher PPI simultaneously being a larger screen size. I'm gonna do some more testing on the FV43U today. I am mainly looking for dead pixels & connectivity/signal issues. If the monitor can do HDR at 144hz at 2160p with no dead or stuck pixels competitively more or less against It's similarly compared competition reasonably I will be more than satisfied.
 

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Also, all those OLED fanboy that said the CX and C1 is bright enough really need to get their eyes checked. I've been playing FFXIV lately trying to finish Shadowbringer and get ready for Endwalker. At the end of the 5.0 story quest. There's a cutscene that have always impressed me as to the visuals. I always thought that the dark and bright is done really well. Good enough that I even looked up some gameplay video so I can re-watch it without firing up the game. So today, just out of curiosity, I decided to check the scene out using Light Meter on my phone. This is SDR content since FFXIV is using a fairly old engine and there are part of this scene that hit almost 600cd/m2 and the screen actually hits a 100% bright at 300+ cd/m2 at certain instances. I can't imagine it would have the same impact on the C1 which max out at 226 cd/m2 on SDR and will drop to 164 cd/m2 if the bright area goes above 50%. Shit, even in HDR mode, it can only hit 256 cd/m2 at 50% and 432 cd/m2 at 25% and we have not even move onto games that runs in HDR. Next time I play ME:LE, I'll have to do some brightness measurements.

To check out the video I'm talking about, start watching at about the 14 minutes mark. If you play FFXIV and have not finished the 5.0 MSQ, do not watch as it contains major spoilers.

 
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Not that I think a phone-based lux meter is anything near accurate, but I'm hitting 350ish on my FO48U and frankly that's bright enough to be uncomfortable. Considering even things like laser IMAX only gets to 100 nits or so, obviously there's more to it than the raw measurement. Personally I don't keep it bright enough in my house to require sun glasses, so the OLED brightness is still plenty, and the pure blacks are far more appreciated than a max brightness that I would turn down.
 

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Not that I think a phone-based lux meter is anything near accurate, but I'm hitting 350ish on my FO48U and frankly that's bright enough to be uncomfortable. Considering even things like laser IMAX only gets to 100 nits or so, obviously there's more to it than the raw measurement. Personally I don't keep it bright enough in my house to require sun glasses, so the OLED brightness is still plenty, and the pure blacks are far more appreciated than a max brightness that I would turn down.

True black is a lie in anything other than a dark room with dark furniture. In an environment with a small amount of ambient light or room with light color furniture. There'll be enough light reflecting off the screen from the room/furniture that true black no longer matter. IRL, short of putting yourself in a completely dark room. 99.9% of the black you see IRL is not true black. The "True Black" you love on an OLED is most likely not true black but the result of the aggressive ABL and high contrast making a lot of thing look blacker than they shouldn't be. Also, the terms "I don't want to have to wear sun glasses to use my monitor" is so stupid. High brightness really does not affect your day to day use. My current desktop you see here running HDR1000 mode on my CG437K is only about 225 cd/m2. Perfectly fine for day to day use. It's only when contents demands brighter highlights that a good HDR display goes real bright but usually just for momentary highlight, enough for you pupils to constrict for a moment but no where near the point of requiring sun glasses. Daylight outdoor is like a constant 3000- 5000cd/m2 on a sunny day after all.

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here'll be enough light reflecting off the screen from the room/furniture that true black no longer matter.
Sure, if I've literally never used any other kind of display in my life, maybe I'd think you have an argument. But even taking reflected light into account, the OLED has much better blacks than any other display type I've used. And I actually do care about how the screen looks in dark rooms since that is how I consume a significant amount of my entertainment.

It's only when contents demands brighter highlights that a good HDR display goes real bright but usually just for momentary highlight, enough for you pupils to constrict for a moment but no where near the point of requiring sunglasses.
The pupil response is not quick enough to darken for those momentary highlights. And it takes even longer for your retinas to adjust.

Daylight outdoor is like over 5000cd/m2 on a sunny day after all.
In which case I'm wearing sunglasses with 10% VLT...
 

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Sure, if I've literally never used any other kind of display in my life, maybe I'd think you have an argument. But even taking reflected light into account, the OLED has much better blacks than any other display type I've used. And I actually do care about how the screen looks in dark rooms since that is how I consume a significant amount of my entertainment.


The pupil response is not quick enough to darken for those momentary highlights. And it takes even longer for your retinas to adjust.


In which case I'm wearing sunglasses with 10% VLT...

What's the highest contrast ratio LCD that you have used? Have you had a 77" CX in the same room with a top ranked QLED in an average home (I have)? Also, I guess those of us that work in the real world don't really work in a dark room and more like in a typical office environment. In that case, the Black level on a good modern VA with over 4000:1 native contrast ratio is so close to OLED that it won't
really matter.

That's the whole point. The highlights (that's why they call it highlights) is suppose to dazzle you. make you blink like IRL.

But then you say, I get better /darker blacks on my OLED. The reason is like looking at a postcard from a tourist spot, then you walk out to the same spot in the same time of day in similar weather condition. You'll then notice that IRL, the sky is not as blue, the color is slightly muted and things are not as sharply defined as the postcard. This is in some way what an OLED gives you with their over saturated colors, higher contrast and aggressive ABL. It may look good like the postcard but it's not real.
 
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Been reading through the FO48U thread on and off... its not without its problems outside the usual OLED considerations anyway. Some of which would almost certainly annoy me more than those I've found on the FV43U.

Perfection doesn't exist - pick your poison and go with what bugs you the least.
 

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And I actually do care about how the screen looks in dark rooms since that is how I consume a significant amount of my entertainment.

Said EVERY SINGLE OLED fanboy.

I mean It's not a coincidence, not at all. Every OLED owner claims they are Vampires & spend all or almost all of their time in darkness. It's unrealistic & is definitely buyers justification.

I had the C1 & honestly it performed miserably in the living room not even factoring in the reflections from the high gloss screen that is a band aid for the dim display. Let me guess you don't have any reflections either. Lol Am I supposed to turn my family into vampires all day long and we all live in a dark cave? Haha, Am I supposed to overlook that because all the OLED fanboys say they are all vampires in darkness and love it? How silly is that lol.

Let me guess "I love the darkness" "I only use my PC in a dark room" "I prefer a very dark environment" .. Dark...dark...dark...... LOL give me a break. We can all turn down the lights and close the blinds and make it "dark". The difference is if you have an OLED you NEED to where as I can CHOOSE to.
 

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Said EVERY SINGLE OLED fanboy.

I mean It's not a coincidence, not at all. Every OLED owner claims they are Vampires & spend all or almost all of their time in darkness. It's unrealistic & is definitely buyers justification.

I had the C1 & honestly it performed miserably in the living room not even factoring in the reflections from the high gloss screen that is a band aid for the dim display. Let me guess you don't have any reflections either. Lol Am I supposed to turn my family into vampires all day long and we all live in a dark cave? Haha, Am I supposed to overlook that because all the OLED fanboys say they are all vampires in darkness and love it? How silly is that lol.

Let me guess "I love the darkness" "I only use my PC in a dark room" "I prefer a very dark environment" .. Dark...dark...dark...... LOL give me a break. We can all turn down the lights and close the blinds and make it "dark". The difference is if you have an OLED you NEED to where as I can CHOOSE to.

oh, you mean reflections like this 😜 Why do you think I dumped the CX after 2 months of this shit and got a Q90T 😁

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Said EVERY SINGLE OLED fanboy.

I mean It's not a coincidence, not at all. Every OLED owner claims they are Vampires & spend all or almost all of their time in darkness. It's unrealistic & is definitely buyers justification.

I had the C1 & honestly it performed miserably in the living room not even factoring in the reflections from the high gloss screen that is a band aid for the dim display. Let me guess you don't have any reflections either. Lol Am I supposed to turn my family into vampires all day long and we all live in a dark cave? Haha, Am I supposed to overlook that because all the OLED fanboys say they are all vampires in darkness and love it? How silly is that lol.

Let me guess "I love the darkness" "I only use my PC in a dark room" "I prefer a very dark environment" .. Dark...dark...dark...... LOL give me a break. We can all turn down the lights and close the blinds and make it "dark". The difference is if you have an OLED you NEED to where as I can CHOOSE to.
I didn't say I spend all of my time in darkness. But when I want to be immersed in something, I do like dimming the lights. Always have no matter what the display type it is. I think you'll find a lot of people like to watch their movies in the dark. Makes it feel more like the theater experience. Maybe some people like to get tanned while watching TV at home - for those people, fine an OLED isn't ideal.

My OLEDs are perfectly viewable in daylight too. They're still far brighter than displays that were being made even a few years ago. I don't find the reflections to be intrusive at all. The minor benefit that an LCD has in brightness is not worth dealing with the god awful blacks and bloom.
 
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To be fair I'm sure we'd all be hopping over the fence if we were talking about a MicroLED panel. OLED without the burn in worry (or at least significantly reduced, in theory) would have been a no brainer choice for me but alas, they don't yet exist outside of massive Samsung fill-your-wall lottery winner's toys.
 
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What's the highest contrast ratio LCD that you have used? Have you had a 77" CX in the same room with a top ranked QLED in an average home (I have)? Also, I guess those of us that work in the real world don't really work in a dark room and more like in a typical office environment. In that case, the Black level on a good modern VA with over 4000:1 native contrast ratio is so close to OLED that it won't
I don't know what the highest contrast ratio LCD I've used is. Whatever high end VA displays come with. No I haven't had a 77CX in the same room as a "top ranked" QLED. Until I bought the OLED, I always ended up returning every LCD I tried and just keeping my plasma going a little longer. For PC monitors, I just had to live with poor displays until OLEDs became small enough.

I'm not buying monitors for personal use to use at work. My job requirements are very different from my home requirements. Though a smaller OLED display or laptop would still work fine in that setting.
 
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So... What's the general takeaway on this monitor?

Im looking for something to replace a two monitor setup (1 gaming and 1 non-professiinal photo editing).


Seems like:

1) generally a high quality multi-purpose monitor
2) but you're almost certainly playing the panel lottery
3) and... maybe one would be better off with a future 42 lg oled, but it's iffy on a number of fronts (burn in, release timeline, lg/Nvidia issues etc)

That about cover it?
 
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Hi everyone, new member to the forum here.

I've been looking for a 4K monitor that I could use for both photo/video editing and gaming using VRR and was surprised by the lack of choices when it comes to 16:9 4k displays at 32" or larger with G Sync modules.

Basically my options came down to one of the 3 43" VA displays by Gigabyte, Acer and Asus. The FV43U seems to be comparable to the others and is significantly less expensive (at least in my country), at around 400eur less.

My question to anyone with g sync experience (I have none) was if I would be able to run games on this monitor at 1080p or 1440p using g sync? More precisely, would g sync work on those resolutions on this monitor? I'd be running it on a Geforce 1080 so there is no way that I could run most games at 4k above 48fps.
I would use 4k resolution for photo and video editing but I'm fine with using lower resolutions for games if it means a smoother, tear-free experience.
 
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My take from this review is: It's big and fast yet under €1000 and the price you pay for that is:
- overshoot (unless OD=Off is fast enough)
- uniformity, dark corners
- color accuracy, mostly in both sRGB modes
- viewing angles
- very high inputlag at lower refresh rates

UPDATE: Added chart with contrast for each section of the panel. The corners have IPS levels of contrast.
UPDATE: Added chart with white uniformity for each section of the panel.
The uniformity basically killed it for me really. Some of the other reviews out there on this monitor also came to the same conclusions, especially around the corners with a 40% deviation which can be perceived by the naked eye. Shame really so close!
 
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Hi everyone, new member to the forum here.

I've been looking for a 4K monitor that I could use for both photo/video editing and gaming using VRR and was surprised by the lack of choices when it comes to 16:9 4k displays at 32" or larger with G Sync modules.

Basically my options came down to one of the 3 43" VA displays by Gigabyte, Acer and Asus. The FV43U seems to be comparable to the others and is significantly less expensive (at least in my country), at around 400eur less.

My question to anyone with g sync experience (I have none) was if I would be able to run games on this monitor at 1080p or 1440p using g sync? More precisely, would g sync work on those resolutions on this monitor? I'd be running it on a Geforce 1080 so there is no way that I could run most games at 4k above 48fps.
I would use 4k resolution for photo and video editing but I'm fine with using lower resolutions for games if it means a smoother, tear-free experience.
Any photo or video work I would stick to an IPS though the colours were really good on the FV43U however they do fade especially towards the edges due to uniformity issues and of course as it is so big and a VA panel. A 32" IPS might be a better choice. Of course if you are just gaming then yea get the gigabyte :D
 
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Any photo or video work I would stick to an IPS though the colours were really good on the FV43U however they do fade especially towards the edges due to uniformity issues and of course as it is so big and a VA panel. A 32" IPS might be a better choice. Of course if you are just gaming then yea get the gigabyte :D
Corners of the display are usually reserved for Photoshop UI panels while the image is towards the center, so it shouldn't be affected by the darker edges too much. I would go with a 32" IPS, but haven't found any that have good color accuracy and are good for gaming at the same time with g sync support. FV43U seems like the best compromise I found.
 

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oh, you mean reflections like this 😜 Why do you think I dumped the CX after 2 months of this shit and got a Q90T 😁

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This picture basically sums it up. This is a straight forward image of a typical viewing angle. It doesn't even look that bright in the room just average daylight and just look at that lol I only lasted 1 week before returning it you're tough for lasting 2 months haha
 

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Corners of the display are usually reserved for Photoshop UI panels while the image is towards the center, so it shouldn't be affected by the darker edges too much. I would go with a 32" IPS, but haven't found any that have good color accuracy and are good for gaming at the same time with g sync support. FV43U seems like the best compromise I found.

I've done some light photoshop work on the FV43U & is was just fine for me. I will admit I am not a super obsessive ultra mega nerd that looks at the display with a microscope though. If the image overall looks good & passes a few important test like motion handling tests on blurbusters & HDR content for gaming & movies I am more than ok with it.
 

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So... What's the general takeaway on this monitor?

Im looking for something to replace a two monitor setup (1 gaming and 1 non-professiinal photo editing).


Seems like:

1) generally a high quality multi-purpose monitor
2) but you're almost certainly playing the panel lottery
3) and... maybe one would be better off with a future 42 lg oled, but it's iffy on a number of fronts (burn in, release timeline, lg/Nvidia issues etc)

That about cover it?

The takeaway I would say is there is nothing else that can do 144hz with Overdrive with Gsync/adaptive sync & HDR1000 certified at 43" with DisplayPort 1.4 with includes DSC 1.2 & do them all simultaneously, which has been the severe drawback of most if not all other monitors up until this one because they couldn't perform all of these functions at the same time. The FV43U can. It is basically a unicorn at this particular moment in time.

That being said it is not the absolute best in each or every category when it comes to testing it. No panel is. Some brands of panels do better and accel at certain things, and struggle with others. It's a process of figuring out what you want & what you need. The FV43U checked every single box in my list of needs & wants, so It was a no brainer for me. I had been waiting for a monitor with these exact specs for years and years & my dream finally came true. While It's not perfect, no monitor is & the FV43U comes as close to being the perfect monitor for my liking & that's what matters the most.
 

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Hi everyone, new member to the forum here.

I've been looking for a 4K monitor that I could use for both photo/video editing and gaming using VRR and was surprised by the lack of choices when it comes to 16:9 4k displays at 32" or larger with G Sync modules.

Basically my options came down to one of the 3 43" VA displays by Gigabyte, Acer and Asus. The FV43U seems to be comparable to the others and is significantly less expensive (at least in my country), at around 400eur less.

My question to anyone with g sync experience (I have none) was if I would be able to run games on this monitor at 1080p or 1440p using g sync? More precisely, would g sync work on those resolutions on this monitor? I'd be running it on a Geforce 1080 so there is no way that I could run most games at 4k above 48fps.
I would use 4k resolution for photo and video editing but I'm fine with using lower resolutions for games if it means a smoother, tear-free experience.

Yes Gsync works just fine at 1440p. I was in you're exact same position & the FV43U fit the bill very well. Unless you are a super duper pixel peeper that with nit pick every little spec that isn't class leading I'd presume you will love it. If you care more about the professional use of it I wouldn't know what to recommend that is a whole nother ball game as I primarily use this monitor on a pc mainly for gaming & entertainment & for that I can defenitley assure you that HDR1000 looks phenomenal on games or movies that are HDR.
 

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I didn't say I spend all of my time in darkness. But when I want to be immersed in something, I do like dimming the lights. Always have no matter what the display type it is. I think you'll find a lot of people like to watch their movies in the dark. Makes it feel more like the theater experience. Maybe some people like to get tanned while watching TV at home - for those people, fine an OLED isn't ideal.

My OLEDs are perfectly viewable in daylight too. They're still far brighter than displays that were being made even a few years ago. I don't find the reflections to be intrusive at all. The minor benefit that an LCD has in brightness is not worth dealing with the god awful blacks and bloom.

The pic Wiz33 posted speaks a thousand words.
 

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Just tested this 2160p HDR demo on the FV43U



Absolutely stunning. Looks life like. The highlights are mesmerizing colors are beautiful & motion looks realistic. No complaints, no complaints at all. None! This is coming from a LGC1 owner that returned it and more than confident and happy in my decision to buy a monitor & not a tv for my PC with many reasons I have mentioned in this thread previously to further determine & confirm my choice.
 

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I get that the FV43U somewhat (but not really) competes with TVs because of its size, but there's probably over a hundred OLED vs LCD posts in this thread by now. Is that really what y'all want or should that discussion henceforth be confined to a seperate forum thread?

Edit: search shows there hasn't been an "LCD vs OLED" thread since 2010 so next time it comes up I suggest creating a new topic for it, maybe leave a link to that thread in here. This is the most informative thread on the FV43U on the internet, I believe, so we should probably try to keep it readable and on-topic for people who come here through google so they can read instead of asking questions that have already been answered 'cause they're not going to wade through 10 pages of OLED debate.
 
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Watch the thread die now that the LCD vs OLED argument got called out. o_O

Reading recent posts again I suppose there is a good reason for me to replace my GPU; that input lag. The difference between 60Hz and 120Hz on this panel is completely off for some reason.
 

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Watch the thread die now that the LCD vs OLED argument got called out. o_O
Heh. Not necessarily a bad thing though to not generate pages if there's nothing new to add for a while.

The lag: it's a weird one, I really hope it's firmware fixed / fixable. Filming the FV43U and another monitor next to it in clone mode might work to investigate by lookig at lag differences between various settings and firmware versions, without requiring specialized equipment. If the FV43U becomes less slower than the other monitor you know whatever you changed is helping.

You picking up on the lag issue is the first response of any kind I got for chopping up a long dutch review into brief english sections and cropping, uploading and resizing all those charts. Glad to know I didn't do it for nothing. Oi, guys, would it've killed ya to throw me a "Like" on that post. :D
 
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The lag: it's a weird one, I really hope it's firmware fixed / fixable. Filming the FV43U and another monitor next to it in clone mode might work to investigate at least differences in lag between settings and firmware versions without requiring specialized equipment.
I'm too used to my old screen that had ~20ms lag in the first place so I'm finding it hard to pick up any problems here. My GPU does allow me to set 2560x1440 at 120 and 144Hz which DOES feel faster in terms of response to mouse movements. I can't tell whether that's just the smoothness of the heightened refresh though as I have no real way to measure it.

In other news, Gigabyte's "eSupport" is back up but I had to change my password to be allowed back in.
 

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Believe me I hate when LG TVs are brought up in this thread just as much as you do but the oled fanboys think they are elite and bring it up talking about blacks and being in dark rooms lol So much that it made me want to try one a couple months ago. So I did. I was led to believe that LG tvs were the better choice. I was mistaken by misleading fanboys. They are not so I returned the tv. I want to help others in this thread not make the same mistake. Most everyone in this thread is usually thinking about an LG TV being that the other Oleds are starting to trickle in there is a flood of people swearing by the tvs. It was my effort help some decide in my opinion to sway their decision away from a tv as it has many differences from a monitor & not to make the same mistake I made.

Long & short of is the FV43U is the better choice after owning both. No fanboyism no loyalty no nothing just my pure findings & sharing them. Anyway moving on so long as a oled owner in their honeymoon phase doesn't try to make buyers justification claims I wish this thread to stay on topic also.

So I'd like to report that after some scrutinizing checking last night i have found no dead/stuck pixels as hard as I look in an all white/grey/black full screen solid images. Also after rechecking the overdrive setting over & over I can't tell if there is a difference between "balance" & smart od" modes. If anyone has any conclusive evidence of one being better than the other in terms of less ghosting & less overshoot at the same time let me know. At this time it seems to be even. I am on the F04 bios also.

Also are you guys sticking to HDR1000 mode or are you trying any of the other 3 modes which allows tweaking of more settings? Share your settings you find better if you have please.
 

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I get that the FV43U somewhat (but not really) competes with TVs because of its size, but there's probably over a hundred OLED vs LCD posts in this thread by now. Is that really what y'all want or should that discussion henceforth be confined to a seperate forum thread?

Edit: search shows there hasn't been an "LCD vs OLED" thread since 2010 so next time it comes up I suggest creating a new topic for it, maybe leave a link to that thread in here. This is the most informative thread on the FV43U on the internet, I believe, so we should probably try to keep it readable and on-topic for people who come here through google so they can read instead of asking questions that have already been answered 'cause they're not going to wade through 10 pages of OLED debate.

I'm perfectly happy to stick to talking about the FV43U until the OLED fanboy jumps is here and claim their C1/CX is so superior. It's like they've found GOD and now they have to spread the faith. (no offense meant for the true faithful here). I mean, you don't see me jumping over to the CX thread to tell them they're a bunch of fanboy indoctrinated in the OLED hype.
 
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Believe me I hate when LG TVs are brought up in this thread just as much as you do but the oled fanboys think they are elite and bring it up talking about blacks and being in dark rooms lol So much that it made me want to try one a couple months ago. So I did. I was led to believe that LG tvs were the better choice. I was mistaken by misleading fanboys. They are not so I returned the tv. I want to help others in this thread not make the same mistake. Most everyone in this thread is usually thinking about an LG TV being that the other Oleds are starting to trickle in there is a flood of people swearing by the tvs. It was my effort help some decide in my opinion to sway their decision away from a tv as it has many differences from a monitor & not to make the same mistake I made.

Long & short of is the FV43U is the better choice after owning both. No fanboyism no loyalty no nothing just my pure findings & sharing them. Anyway moving on so long as a oled owner in their honeymoon phase doesn't try to make buyers justification claims I wish this thread to stay on topic also.

So I'd like to report that after some scrutinizing checking last night i have found no dead/stuck pixels as hard as I look in an all white/grey/black full screen solid images. Also after rechecking the overdrive setting over & over I can't tell if there is a difference between "balance" & smart od" modes. If anyone has any conclusive evidence of one being better than the other in terms of less ghosting & less overshoot at the same time let me know. At this time it seems to be even. I am on the F04 bios also.

Also are you guys sticking to HDR1000 mode or are you trying any of the other 3 modes which allows tweaking of more settings? Share your settings you find better if you have please.

Only HDR1000 so far but it's at the office and I'm only there 2 half days a week and most of that time, I'm doing work stuff. I think I'm just going to take it home after work tomorrow and take my CG437K to the office on Weds so I can spend so quality time with the FV43U and really play around with it. I already knows that it's better than the CG437K in quite a few ways so no sense letting it sit around at work when I'm not there 😁
 

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Only HDR1000 so far but it's at the office and I'm only there 2 half days a week and most of that time, I'm doing work stuff. I think I'm just going to take it home after work tomorrow and take my CG437K to the office on Weds so I can spend so quality time with the FV43U and really play around with it. I already knows that it's better than the CG437K in quite a few ways so no sense letting it sit around at work when I'm not there 😁

That's exactly what I was thinking Wiz. Yes & when you take it home try out the settings that are available in the other 3 HDR modes. Maybe we can find settings that are dare I say better than HDR1000? Lol
 

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Reading recent posts again I suppose there is a good reason for me to replace my GPU; that input lag. The difference between 60Hz and 120Hz on this panel is completely off for some reason.
Yes it would be the best move for you right now. Also being that this monitor supports Displayport it allows you to completely skip the rtx3000 series gpus. Now you will need an rtx2000 series gpu though & those are much more easily attainable even though people are trying to sell those for a profit also. You can find some reasonably priced 2060s if you're on a budget which most of us are. With a 2000 series rtx card you can have the latest displayport 1.4 version and support for DSC which would allow you to set a natively refresh rate of 144hz at 2160p. It wont have hdmi2.1 only hdmi2.0b & that is the main difference between the 2000 & 3000 series rtx gpus but with the FV43U you don't need hdmi 2.1. I have a 2080Ti Seahawk EK-X & I am going to completely skip the 3000 series rtx gpus generation because thanks to the FV43U being a real PC montior with Displayport 1.4 with DSC 1.2 I can achieve 144hz at 2160p with gsync/adaptive sync with overdrive with HDR all at the same time through the Displayport. Also you can drop the resolution down if you need to keep the frames higher to 1440p or 1080p as you please to keep motion and response as fast as possible naturally.
 
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