GIGABYTE AORUS FV43U 43 inch 4k 144 HDR1000 QLED monitor

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The difference in overall picture quality between this and the CX is massive. Contrast, viewing angles, pixel response - CX is in a different league.

If you're someone who has never used an OLED then you'll be just as enthusiastic about the Gigabyte as the video review guy above (general consumer). I've already recommended it to some friends still stuck on Wasabi Mangos and other Korean 40" monitors.

If you are a display snob like many of us here are and especially if coming from a OLED, this monitor won't cut it.

I've decided to just abuse the CX at this point and not care about image retention. If anything happens I'll just buy the next best thing at that time which by the looks of things won't arrive for another year (potential 42").

Bruhh have patience, the PG32UQX is almost here with its slower than a school bus pixel speed and super affordable price, grab two!!!
 
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That is my thinking. I paid $1000 for my CX and I will be happy if I get a few years out of it. I expect a lot more out of it. I got more then 3000 hours on my c9 and have yet to see any burn in. I watch a lot of things with static content on it too.
For $1000 the CX48 would be a no brainer but it's $1350 at Costco. I am still a bit hesitant, although it's got to be better than the 48" 2015 curved Samsung I'm using. The PQ is not great.
 

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For $1000 the CX48 would be a no brainer but it's $1350 at Costco. I am still a bit hesitant, although it's got to be better than the 48" 2015 curved Samsung I'm using. The PQ is not great.
I actually brought the 55" over the 48". I am pretty happy with it on my desk.
 

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For $1000 the CX48 would be a no brainer but it's $1350 at Costco. I am still a bit hesitant, although it's got to be better than the 48" 2015 curved Samsung I'm using. The PQ is not great.
The price on the 48" isn't going to drop much due to the realities of cutting the OLED panels. The 55" is going for the same price or even cheaper, but that is a bit too big for desktop use. Still, $1350 is a no-brainer to me since every other display in this price category can't beat it.
This BGR pixel arrangement is truly confounding. If the panel can be mounted either way (or even attached to a stand) why ship it with an “upside down” arrangement that makes text fuzzier? It’s an automatic ding from the better review sites and people who visit forums like this one at the least. Just confounding.
What is hilarious is that even the LG OLED panels in the LG and Sony TVs are WBGR, not RGBW as is often said.

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12bit option is available but I doubt it actually works lol. So far so good... only issue right now is that I am losing FPS with a 5800x vs my ancient 7980XE lol...

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Mine should be here tomorrow but may not get it setup till the weekend. Since I've been using the CG437K for over a year with no problem (I don't live in a dark cave), The FV43V should be better since it has a 10 bit panel vs my 8bit and it can do 144 over a single DP (while mine is limited to 120). The only thing it does not have is the Ambient backlight LED strips but I've already ordered and received a set of this from Amazon. I also use them on everyone of my TV and they really reduce eye strain in the evening. I'm also going to be torn between playing Mass Effect LE on the FV43V and my desktop 3080 or on my Samsung Q90T TV with my Aorus 15G (3070 mobile).

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07W4FWP5Z/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 
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Does it come with a DP cable or did you use your own or are you running over HDMI? Do you have another cable to try?
I think it comes with a DP cable, but I don't use that. I am using the same HDMI 2.1 cable that worked flawlessly with my 48CX.
 

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Does it come with a DP cable or did you use your own or are you running over HDMI? Do you have another cable to try?
Product page shows it comes with both a DisplayPort and HDMI cable.

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I think it comes with a DP cable, but I don't use that. I am using the same HDMI 2.1 cable that worked flawlessly with my 48CX.
You'll want to check the OSD for a "deep sleep" option for the HDMI inputs and disable it if it's there. It's one of those annoying power saving features for standby mode.
 

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How is the blur reduction + vrr feature???

Is it clean? Laggy?

How does text look with BGR? Is it crisp enough for spreadsheets & porn?
 
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Recieved mine yesterday. Unplugged my old wasabi mango 55 and plugged this in with display port. It fired up at 144hz out of the box. Compared to the mango colors seem more vibrant, less muted. The monitor is nice and bright, but not overly. I expected to be blinded, but it is just pleasant. There is little to no glare. I have a window behind me that was noticable on the mango but not here. I cannot see any dark patches from side to side, it is very evenly lit(dont know technical terms) feels high end. Coming down from a 55 inch, this just feels right to me. I thought it would seem tiny but it still feels huge, however my eyes cover the screen now without bringing my neck into play. Older games, or less advanced games scale better than on the mango. I dont know how this is achieved, I am guessing a more advanced processor. To my eyes this display is sharp, accurate, and just beautiful and a bargain at $999. I am not tech savvy when it comes to panels, so this is a Layman's opinion, but it is the best looking panel I have ever owned.
 

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I would take Tom's pixel response measurements with a grain of salt. The PG43UQ and CG437K are literally unusable to me due to how slow they are where as this is pretty decent.

Really surprising they got 6000:1 contrast measurement out of this panel because blacks did not look anywhere near that deep and more like the 4000:1 spec on Gigabytes sheet.
 

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Not a bad "review" coming from a gamer's perspective, even though he's not much of a display reviewer. Good to know GSync actually works.
He says "no linux support"... what does this mean exactly? If I plug it in under linux, it won't recognize the monitor? Or some of the features don't work under Linux?

Edit: nevermind. He was talking about the software for changing settings vs. using the built in buttons. Listening comprehension fail.
 
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I copped one because the 42 inch OLED will take some time to come out and the LCD TVs around that size are total disappointment this year.

I also used this coupon code to save $100: empusa2021
Came out around $900 for me.
Says I can’t redeem, email address invalid.
 

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The tom's review indicates that movie content is displayed at 60hz instead of 24... how jarring is this in reality? Is it something to be concerned with if you use your monitor for watching movies?
 
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The tom's review indicates that movie content is displayed at 60hz instead of 24... how jarring is this in reality? Is it something to be concerned with if you use your monitor for watching movies?
I will check out some netflix content I am familiar with this weekend and report back.
 

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I created another Newegg account with a different email, the code works.

I am very tempted to get this. I'm not sure whether to get this or wait for the LG 42 OLED. I'm still very concerned about burn in if I buy the CX48 because I use it as an every day display. I really need to decide soon because the Newegg coupon and the Costco sale on the CX will disappear very soon.

43" straight VESA desk mounts are not that expensive and the inputs on this display would make it easy to mount upside down.

Would it be better to use HDMI 2.1 or Displayport on this display? Doesn't DP 1.4 use DSC which is compressed? I only have a 2080Ti so the best I could get is 60Hz VRR over HDMI 2.1 anyways.

Also, does the monitor work with both Gsync and HDR at the same time?
 
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Would it be better to use HDMI 2.1 or Displayport on this display? Doesn't DP 1.4 use DSC which is compressed? I only have a 2080Ti so the best I could get is 60Hz VRR over HDMI 2.1 anyways.
It's 120hz over hdmi 2.1 and 144 over DP. Both hdmi and displayport can use DSC, DP was just the first to use it. The application, not the port, decides, if i understand it correctly. DSC is also visually lossless, it is a way to get higher refresh rates.
 

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It's 120hz over hdmi 2.1 and 144 over DP. Both hdmi and displayport can use DSC, DP was just the first to use it. The application, not the port, decides, if i understand it correctly. DSC is also visually lossless, it is a way to get higher refresh rates.
I get that, but the 2080Ti is limited to 60Hz max w/VRR over HDMI so I'd be using the DP anyways here. The closest I'll get to getting a 3080Ti is through EVGA's Elite program, and I'm sure they're going to have a huge response as soon as they make it available.

Still interested in the other stuff about this display. I might get it over the CX48.
 

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I created another Newegg account with a different email, the code works.

I am very tempted to get this. I'm not sure whether to get this or wait for the LG 42 OLED. I'm still very concerned about burn in if I buy the CX48 because I use it as an every day display. I really need to decide soon because the Newegg coupon and the Costco sale on the CX will disappear very soon.

43" straight VESA desk mounts are not that expensive and the inputs on this display would make it easy to mount upside down.

Would it be better to use HDMI 2.1 or Displayport on this display? Doesn't DP 1.4 use DSC which is compressed? I only have a 2080Ti so the best I could get is 60Hz VRR over HDMI 2.1 anyways.

Also, does the monitor work with both Gsync and HDR at the same time?

From what I understand, you can get 120Hz 4:2:0 with VRR on the 2080Ti... so basically no HDR. With an adapter you can get 4k 120 Hz HDR but no VRR, or you can get 4k 60Hz HDR natively.

I'm in a similar conundrum. I'm leaning towards the Aorus, as it's several hundred cheaper, no risk of burn in (even though you can mitigate it), and a better overall size.
 

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From what I understand, you can get 120Hz 4:2:0 with VRR on the 2080Ti... so basically no HDR. With an adapter you can get 4k 120 Hz HDR but no VRR, or you can get 4k 60Hz HDR natively.

I'm in a similar conundrum. I'm leaning towards the Aorus, as it's several hundred cheaper, no risk of burn in (even though you can mitigate it), and a better overall size.
Well one of these days a 3xxx series card will actually be available. Probably 2022 sometime. In the meantime I'm glad I didn't sell my 2080Ti, I can still play RDR2 4k@60Hz on my 5820k@4.3GHz at mid-range settings. I'll upgrade my whole setup eventually- It's ironic that currently a display is one of the easiest to find and most affordable elements of a PC setup.

Well, don't have much time left- who knows how much longer the Newegg coupon will work, and only 2 more days on the CX48. I just dislike buying something so expensive from Newegg- the risk of dead pixels is pretty high with them. Costco lets you return pretty much anything. I can't really afford the extra $500 tho.

https://kb.newegg.com/knowledge-base/dead-pixels/

Nevermind- apparently Newegg no longer has any restrictions to returns, so I'll probably purchase this from them- I'm tired of using my 48" Samsung curved monstrosity.
lol

Oh well, still says I don't qualify to use the promo code when I go to checkout. $100 is a lot of money.
 
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I created another Newegg account with a different email, the code works.

I am very tempted to get this. I'm not sure whether to get this or wait for the LG 42 OLED. I'm still very concerned about burn in if I buy the CX48 because I use it as an every day display. I really need to decide soon because the Newegg coupon and the Costco sale on the CX will disappear very soon.

43" straight VESA desk mounts are not that expensive and the inputs on this display would make it easy to mount upside down.

Would it be better to use HDMI 2.1 or Displayport on this display? Doesn't DP 1.4 use DSC which is compressed? I only have a 2080Ti so the best I could get is 60Hz VRR over HDMI 2.1 anyways.

Also, does the monitor work with both Gsync and HDR at the same time
Did you use EMPUSA2021 as the code? I can't seem to make it work even with different accounts with different emails..
Did you use a different address or something?
 

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The Newegg code didn't work for me either. I spoke with Newegg chat, and I was told the code is invalid.

I received mines two days ago and so far I'm loving it. I'm coming from a Dell S3220DGF (32" VA, 500nit, 3000:1 contrast, edgelit no LD), and I have a TCL 55R635 (55" VA, FALD 120 zones, 5500:1 contrast).

The only thing I miss is a curved screen. But since the viewing angle on this FV43U appears better than the S3220DGF, I'm OK with it not being curved.

HDR gaming looks great. I'm very happy with the blacks and local dimming. Much better than I was expecting. At full brightness with local dimming off, the blacks are darker on this FV43U than the TCL. If I had to "guess", it has a native contrast of at least 5000:1.

At full HDR brightness, it draws about 157 watts at the wall.

I'll be adding some bias lighting soon. Too bad the back of the monitor is retarded with all these designs/curves.

A couple of things that bugs me:
1. I can't activate GPU scaling on my Vega 56 and R9 Fury. The screen goes black, then "no device detected". To fix, I have to reinstall the AMD GPU drivers using another monitor. I don't think I'll be using GPU scaling, but I wanted to play with it.
2. When watching HDR video on YouTube using Chrome or Edge, the local dimming sometimes doesn't engage and the backlighting stays fixed. I can easily tell with videos like this: I'm using the "HDR1000" setting on the FV43U. LD in HDR games always works so far.
 
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The Newegg code didn't work for me either. I spoke with Newegg chat, and I was told the code is invalid.

I received mines two days ago and so far I'm loving it. I'm coming from a Dell S3220DGF (32" VA, 500nit, 3000:1 contrast, edgelit no LD), and I have a TCL 55R635 (55" VA, FALD 120 zones, 5500:1 contrast).

The only thing I miss is a curved screen. But since the viewing angle on this FV43U appears better than the S3220DGF, I'm OK with it not being curved.

HDR gaming looks great. I'm very happy with the blacks and local dimming. Much better than I was expecting. At full brightness with local dimming off, the blacks are darker on this FV43U than the TCL. If I had to "guess", it has a native contrast of at least 5000:1.

At full HDR brightness, it draws about 157 watts at the wall.

I'll be adding some bias lighting soon. Too bad the back of the monitor is retarded with all these designs/curves.

A couple of things that bugs me:
1. I can't activate GPU scaling on my Vega 56 and R9 Fury. The screen goes black, then "no device detected". To fix, I have to reinstall the AMD GPU drivers using another monitor. I don't think I'll be using GPU scaling, but I wanted to play with it.
2. When watching HDR video on YouTube using Chrome or Edge, the local dimming sometimes doesn't engage and the backlighting stays fixed. I can easily tell with videos like this: I'm using the "HDR1000" setting on the FV43U. LD in HDR games always works so far.
I assume the display works better with Nvidia cards. I'm interested in trying this with a USB-C cable from my 2080Ti, should work fine.

How do you like the display so far?
 

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I assume the display works better with Nvidia cards. I'm interested in trying this with a USB-C cable from my 2080Ti, should work fine.

How do you like the display so far?
I'm loving it so far. The only things that would make this "my" perfect monitor is 1800R or 1500R curve, and FALD. I wouldn't spend over $2K just to have FALD though. I'm really happy with the blacks, contrast, and HDR, which were my main reasons for purchasing this monitor. Doesn't seem like there will be anything better at this price point for a very long time.

I was considering the LG CX48 for a long time. Reasons why I didn't go for a CX48:
- 48" too big
- No DisplayPort (because my current GPU doesn't have HDMI2.1)
- ABL, or low full scene brightness

I found a cluster of maybe 3 dead pixels on the top right, or I think it's dead pixels, could be dirty pixels. I've contacted Gigabyte to see if warranty covers this, and how their exchange process works, waiting to hear back. Could someone tell me what this is? See picture below:
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I also found fingerprints on the screen, makes me wonder if someone at Newegg opened it. There wasn't any seal, or those plastic bands they have on TV's, just those plastic release tabs at the bottom.
 

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I'm loving it so far. The only things that would make this "my" perfect monitor is 1800R or 1500R curve, and FALD. I wouldn't spend over $2K just to have FALD though. I'm really happy with the blacks, contrast, and HDR, which were my main reasons for purchasing this monitor. Doesn't seem like there will be anything better at this price point for a very long time.

I was considering the LG CX48 for a long time. Reasons why I didn't go for a CX48:
- 48" too big
- No DisplayPort (because my current GPU doesn't have HDMI2.1)
- ABL, or low full scene brightness

I found a cluster of maybe 3 dead pixels on the top right, or I think it's dead pixels, could be dirty pixels. I've contacted Gigabyte to see if warranty covers this, and how their exchange process works, waiting to hear back. Could someone tell me what this is? See picture below:
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I also found fingerprints on the screen, makes me wonder if someone at Newegg opened it. There wasn't any seal, or those plastic bands they have on TV's, just those plastic release tabs at the bottom.

If you ordered from Newegg they'll exchange it. As I said earlier they revised their "dead pixel" return policy.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy one now. Not sure how Asus could still have an MSRP of $2k on their XG43UQ. It's pretty much the exact same display, right down to the panel.
 
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If you ordered from Newegg they'll exchange it. As I said earlier they revised their "dead pixel" return policy.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy one now. Not sure how Asus could still have an MSRP of $2k on their XG43UQ. It's pretty much the exact same display, right down to the panel.
It's in my Newegg cart, just waiting for me to click "Place Order." I'm trying to find more reviews before buying it.
 

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19:50 - "...keep in mind, this is a VA panel, so there is some black smearing and ghosting..."
20:20 - "...top of the list for how minimal the ghosting is..."
20:24 - "...but for those who play competitive, FPS-style games, this is going to most likely disappoint you. ... will feel slower and have more ghosting than an IPS panel. For everyone else who is a casual gamer or a console gamer, this is going to blow you away."

Later on, he describes that at the distance (narrow desktop) he's sitting from the screen, the corners look dim. So sit far back.

Overall a very positive review, with cogent caveats. Not for me, given the above quotes - but YRMV.
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Now: where's my 32 inch fast IPSs? (Asus, Gigabyte, Viewsonic... looking at you!)
 

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19:50 - "...keep in mind, this is a VA panel, so there is some black smearing and ghosting..."
20:20 - "...top of the list for how minimal the ghosting is..."
20:24 - "...but for those who play competitive, FPS-style games, this is going to most likely disappoint you. ... will feel slower and have more ghosting than an IPS panel. For everyone else who is a casual gamer or a console gamer, this is going to blow you away."

Later on, he describes that at the distance (narrow desktop) he's sitting from the screen, the corners look dim. So sit far back.

Overall a very positive review, with cogent caveats. Not for me, given the above quotes - but YRMV.
...
Now: where's my 32 inch fast IPSs? (Asus, Gigabyte, Viewsonic... looking at you!)
He’s wrong on a number of counts, specifically that it doesn’t have Freesync- it actually has Freesync Pro, HDR and adaptive sync work simultaneously.
 

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He’s wrong on a number of counts, specifically that it doesn’t have Freesync- it actually has Freesync Pro, HDR and adaptive sync work simultaneously.
Yet nobody has tested and or reported back on how good or bad vrr + bfi is on this stupid display.
 

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Yet nobody has tested and or reported back on how good or bad vrr + bfi is on this stupid display.
As I said, that's why I'm waiting for one of the better, more technically oriented websites to get the display. I think it's a good sign that Gigabyte decided to include a calibration report with it.
 

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G-Sync has flickering issue (or at least when using windowed mode) and the smearing just bothers me. I guess I have to return this monitor and wait for the 42" OLED after all lol. Once you go OLED, you can't go back!

I'm not afraid of burn-in either. LCD comes with nasty clouding out of the box, which is practically like burn-in XD
 

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I decided to replace the Vizio M437GO at the office instead of using this at home and I've been busy at the office till late today. Finally got it setup only to find all the input ports are on the far side from my PC so have to run HDMI @60hz for now till a longer DP cable comes in tomorrow. Literally only get to spend 10 minutes with it after setup before I got pulled into work stuff again. Did manage to fire up Mass Effect Legendary Edition and check in game calibration and it's almost dead on. I have to set Black to 6 and white came in at 1050 on my CG437K but this one is 1 and 1000 right out of the box . Work should be quiet tomorrow so I'll get some game time.

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I decided to replace the Vizio M437GO at the office instead of using this at home and I've been busy at the office till late today. Finally got it setup only to find all the input ports are on the far side from my PC so have to run HDMI @60hz for now till a longer DP cable comes in tomorrow. Literally only get to spend 10 minutes with it after setup before I got pulled into work stuff again. Did manage to fire up Mass Effect Legendary Edition and check in game calibration and it's almost dead on. I have to set Black to 6 and white came in at 1050 on my CG437K but this one is 1 and 1000 right out of the box . Work should be quiet tomorrow so I'll get some game time.

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This is a display targeted at the gaming market, Can I ask why you decided to buy one for work?
 
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