Gigabyte AORUS FI32Q X Monitor Review

We can’t deny that the AORUS FI32Q X monitor is an impressive screen. The monitor is a mix of notable resolution, refresh rate, size, DisplayHDR 600 support, etc. In this AORUS FI32Q X Monitor Review, we’ll discuss all the details about the product like features, design, specs, etc.

The monitor also supports overclocking through a single toggle on the OSD. It’s a feature that lets you enable a 270Hz refresh rate for smoother gameplay. 

AORUS FI32Q X Monitor Packaging

We were surprised to see our package when it arrived for our AORUS FI32Q X Monitor Review. It’s a huge box that took most of our space on the table. So better get ready if you plan to purchase this for your setup. 

It sports a dark theme, with its front displaying an image of the monitor, its name, and the company’s branding. You’ll also find a few of its main features in this area. 

On the sides, you’ll find more information on the monitor’s specifications, features, etc. 

Often, the packaging of these products is secure, and we usually have a challenge getting things out. However, it isn’t an issue since we know Gigabyte did this to protect the monitor from unwanted damages during shipping. 

Opening the box, we found tons of Styrofoam surrounding the FI32Q X, while the other inclusions are in plastic. 

Aside from the monitor, Gigabyte included a multilingual installation guide, standard cables, and power cables to connect the monitor. The company even put in a very sturdy and solid monitor stand which we greatly appreciate. 

AORUS FI32Q X Monitor Review – Design and Functionality

The FI32Q X doesn’t look that different from Gigabyte’s classic monitors. This product has a matte black finish except for its RGB lighting and a few accents. The three sides of its display are bezel-free, but you can still view the internal borders when the monitor isn’t in use.

While studying and observing the product for our AORUS FI32Q X Monitor Review, we noticed it isn’t intrusive like ultra-wides. However, it can still be considered a giant in the business.  

The monitor requires a foot of depth once assembled entirely. Plus, it’s slightly heavy since it’s close to 15.422kg. We suggest you consider the space on your desk before purchasing the monitor. 

The monitor’s build quality is impressive since the company utilised premium materials and adapted a robust design. The thick metal stand and plastic parts add to its weight. It also helps with the solid feel and durability of the FI32Q X.

The same stand is also firm. So the screen won’t easily wobble, sag, or topple over. 

RGBs are at the back of the monitor and are displayed like wings to give off an aesthetic vibe. You can sync them with other AORUS and Gigabyte gadgets via the RGB Fusion 2.0. 

It will allow you to create a themed setup. It doesn’t have the brightest lighting, so you can only enjoy its effects if your space is entirely dark. 

The FI32Q X features an OSD joystick beneath the AORUS logo along the bottom bezel. It’s easy to access, so calibrating the monitor or choosing presets won’t be challenging. You can also utilise the company’s OSD sidekick for quicker access to the settings directly from your OS interface. 

We love the FI32Q X’s metal stand since it’s solidly made, durable, and hefty to keep the monitor upright. Its design didn’t change from the previous, but the company optimised it for your convenience instead. Now, you can opt for a C-Clamp to save space. 

Do note it’s still compatible with VESA, but the included clamp removes the need to spend more.

What’s notable about this monitor is its connectivity layout. It includes a DisplayPort 1.4 DSC plus two HDMI 2.1 slots for the video inputs. The latter lets you enjoy 1080, 1440p, and 4K 120Hz on next-generation consoles.

Additionally, it also has a USB-C port with DP alt mode. However, it only has 18W of charge power which isn’t adequate for laptops.  

Another feature of the FI32Q X is the audio connector. It has an integrated ESS SABRE DAC for profound and cleaner audio. The monitor even has a separate jack for a mic which is ideal since the mic’s signal is isolated.

Also, you’ll find three USB 4.0 ports for accessories. 

Key Features of the AORUS FI32Q X Monitor 

We’ll share the product’s key features in our AORUS FI32Q X Monitor Review. Also, we’re discussing more details on each element to help you decide if you should purchase this monitor.

C-Clamp Desk Mount for Ergonomics

Gigabyte included an exclusive C-clamp desk mount with the FI32Q X. It’s a stylish monitor arm that offers a secure screen fastening by releasing more workspace. It gives you the freedom and flexibility you need while working.

This desk mount offers ergonomics with its perfect height range, pivot, tilt, and swivel.

Quantum Dot Display

The FI32Q X features Quantum Dot technology, which allows the monitor to have a more vibrant display. It also offers a larger colour gamut, enhanced brightness, and HDR effects.

QHD Resolution with a 240 Hz Refresh Rate (OC 270 Hz) for Smoother Gameplay

This monitor offers smoother gameplay with its QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution in a 16:9 aspect ratio. It also has a 16:9 aspect ratio and 240 Hz (OC 270 Hz) refresh rate for an improved gaming experience.

Super Speed IPS Panel of the AORUS FI32Q X Monitor

The Super Speed IPS panel delivers vibrant colour as Super Speed crystals reduce the response time to 1ms GG. It also features the native 8-bit panel that offers a variety of colour accuracy.

HDR & HLG Support for Vibrant Colours

HDR (High Dynamic Range) offers vibrant colours for games, movies, content creation, and other applications. HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), on the other hand, lets you enjoy the content that the broadcasting platform created.

Optimised Refresh Rates with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro 

FreeSync Premium Pro is a technology that reduces screen tearing and stuttering. It allows the monitor to adjust its refreshing rate based on the graphics card’s output frame rate.

Six-axis Colour Control of the AORUS FI32Q X Monitor

Experience a higher level of colour adjustment with the FI32Q X. Six-axis control lets you manage six colours (red, blue, cyan, green, yellow, and magenta). Adjust colours depending on colour profiles for a more accurate colour gamut display.

HDMI 2.1 for Ultra-fast Gaming

The latest HDMI 2.1 provides 4K@120Hz bandwidth to improve your gaming experience. It also gives you a competitive advantage in multiple games.

This new standard is also future-proof since it supports the next-gen consoles.

RGB Fusion 2.0 for Light Synchronisation

With support for RGB Fusion 2.0, you can personalise your gaming ambience via the RGB Fusion app. You can also synchronise the lighting of other compatible peripherals connected to your PC for enhanced aesthetics. 

Audiophile Sound System

The FI32Q X uses ESS SABRE to provide you with a high-end audiophile sound system into the monitor’s microsystem. It delivers pure, powerful sound that can resonate with orchestral sounds and blast your virtual battles. With this monitor, you can enjoy sound that’s immersive and full of depth.

KVM Support

The FI32Q X supports KVM, allowing you to control multiple devices with one set of peripherals. When you use other Gigabyte components, you can synchronise these together with RGB Fusion 2.0 for a custom build.

Specifications

Now, our AORUS FI32Q X Monitor Review will share the different specifications of the FI32Q X. These will help determine if the product is compatible with your setup. 

Diagonally, the panel measures 32″ SS IPS, QD display while its viewing area is 708.48 x 398.52mm.

Colour saturation of the monitor is 99% Adobe RGB / 95% DI-P3 / 157% sRGB. Its true resolution is 2560 x 1440 (QHD) while pixel pitch is 0.276  x 0.2767 (HxV).

The monitor’s brightness is 400 cd/m2 (TYP) while its contrast ratio is 1000:1. It has a good viewing angle at 178° (H and V) with 8-bits display colours. Additionally, the response time of the FI32Q X is 1ms GTG.

Power and Measurements of the AORUS FI32Q X Monitor

The FI32Q X has a 160W AC input max with a power-saving mode of 0.5W. On Power Off mode, it uses 0.3W while its voltage is AC 100V-240V  50-60Hz. 

This monitor’s tilt angle is -5°~21°, -20°~20° for swivel angle, and -0°~90° for pivot (angle/direction). The height adjustment is 130mm, while the VESA wall mounting is 100 x 100mm. 

With its stand, the FI32Q X measures 729.1 x 596.7 x 293mm (WxHxD). Without it, the monitor is 729.1 x 433 x 71.1mm. Its net weight with and without the stand is 10.33kg and 7.0kg, respectively.

Hands-on with the AORUS FI32Q X Monitor 

Straight out of the box the monitor looked amazing. The screen size is perfect if you want to me immersed in the games that you are playing. Its brightness was modest, so the images we saw appeared on the cooler side. 

Games will appear more defined and clean than on 1080p screens. Plus, you’ll get extra screen space for multitasking. 

Remember that you’ll need a decent GPU if you want to achieve 200Hz or more in computer games. That’s because rendering requirements also go up when more pixels are present. 

The FI32Q X is pre-calibrated, so it’s excellent out of the box meaning that most users won’t have to tweak it. 

With the FI32Q X’s wide range of features, we can see that it’s not only for gaming. The USB-C with DP Alt mode and 18W power delivery allows it to support laptops. Plus, it has a KVM switch for managing multiple devices.

We used this monitor for general work and office applications. Its IPS panel delivered an all-around performance with its wide viewing angles and stable image quality. However, its contrast ratio wasn’t as good as VA panels.

When viewing dark content, we noticed a pale glow from an angle which was more noticeable in darker room conditions. But we have no complaints in this part since it didn’t affect the monitor’s overall image quality.

The super-wide colour gamut had its benefits and disadvantages. It delivered vivid and bright colours, making it useful for gaming and HDR content. 

However, providing accurate images and colours was tricky for regular uses. A possible issue is the 2560 x 1440 resolution being low for a 32” screen. That’s because this resolution has been on 27” monitors that provide crisp and sharp images for long years. 

Some people may not like this resolution for larger monitors. Others may also prefer it. In our experience, it was still comfortable while viewing and didn’t ruin the image quality.

For panel uniformity, the FI32Q X had minor issues like the uneven spread of the backlight. There were slight leaks at the screen’s edges, but it wasn’t enough to produce massive clouding in the dark scenes.

Note that every user’s experience may differ depending on every unit since there are tolerances. You might get better or worse results when you purchase this monitor.

We also tested the monitor’s response time to see if it would work efficiently, especially for fast-paced gaming.

The FI32Q X natively supports a 240Hz refresh rate and can also support up to 270Hz with overclocking. You can enable this easily via the OSD menu, which also has a range of overdrive settings. Here, we made some adjustments to achieve optimal gaming performance and pixel response times.

The high refresh rates provided noticeable improvements in frame rate support and motion clarity, enhancing our overall gaming experience. Its VRR feature helped the monitor support various performance and refresh rates.

While gaming, we noticed the excellent pixel response time of the monitor. It barely showed blurring at any refresh preset. Although the overdrive settings were present, we didn’t see the need to use them.

The FI32Q X’s response time is ideal for competitive gamers, even those who use consoles with only 120Hz capability.

We were very satisfied with the monitor’s overall performance during our tests for this AORUS FI32Q X Monitor Review. The monitor delivered excellent image quality and response time. It’s great for gaming, content creation, and various media applications.

AORUS FI32Q X Monitor Review Summary

The FI32Q X from Gigabyte is an exceptional monitor that delivers outstanding performance. It has an excellent combination of 1440p and 270 Hz refresh rate while avoiding the strain of 4K. Instead, it focuses on increased refresh rate and the benefits that offer frame rates and motion clarity. 

Its screen size and resolution offer increased immersion and better viewing, especially when playing via console. It’s the ideal monitor if you need a large QHD display with fast refresh rates and response times. 

While testing it for our AORUS FI32Q X Monitor Review, we enjoyed the image quality in games and movies. Thanks to its great features, we had a more immersive experience, and we didn’t have any issues with it.

We also liked its vibrant and accurate image quality out of the box and the enhancements provided by its unique features. Aside from the superior performance, we also appreciated the monitor’s robust build and attractive design.

Overall, we were very happy with the FI32Q X’s performance, so we highly recommend it to all gamers. It’s also an excellent option for content creators and people who enjoy watching movies at home.

To learn more about the FI32Q X Monitor, visit Gigabyte’s official product page for more details.