4K gaming is something that a lot of gamers have yet to experience. As they say, seeing is believing, and that is really the only way to justify the demanding performance hit taken by running games at such high resolutions. The results are astounding though, and more graphics cards are now capable of running games at 4K with 60fps on ultra settings. Yet visual fidelity isn’t a top priority to some gamers. High framerates are an equally important spec to consider for many games, particularly in the competitive scene. You can soon have it all though when Gigabyte launches its next generation of 4K HDR Aorus gaming monitors.
This new lineup of 4K HDR gaming monitors will offer the best of both worlds, providing up to 144Hz, 0.5ms response times, and all the other features that come with the Gigabyte Aorus brand. Gigabyte has three sizes lined up, which come in 32″, 43″, and 48″ options. You’ll be able to choose from the smaller IPS displays, or go big with the 48″ OLED option that’s provided by LG. No matter your choice, any of these will look impressive. The monitors are all certified to hit the DisplayHDR™ 1000 spec.
As for those other Gigabyte Aorus features, you’ll get the Black Equalizer, Aim Stabilizer, Active Noise Cancelling, and a few other bits of tech that are useful in certain situations and games.
Breaking down resolution barriers
The bump to higher refresh rates is thanks to the integration of the new HDMI 2.1 spec. It offers up to 48GB/s of bandwidth to create uncompressed 4K images at such high refresh rates. Previous monitors could achieve similar feats on paper, but the HDMI 2.1 spec (and eventually DisplayPort 2.0) have been anticipated for a long time. It’s good to see some desktop products finally about to hit the market, especially considering laptops oddly launched first.
As great as these new monitors sound though, it will take a small pile of cash to get yourself equipped to use one properly. Aside from the expectedly hefty pricing of the monitors, you’ll need a GPU with an HDMI 2.1 port as well as the rasterization power to even hit these high refresh rates. The Nvidia RTX 30 Series or the AMD RX 6000 Series are what you will want to consider when sizing up your performance needs. We have a new article about the current state of availability on that front, but you can probably take a guess on how that’s going. Despite all of this, you might consider a gaming monitor of similar caliber as a good future proofing effort.
Admittedly, these are also some pretty big panels. My 27″ monitor feels more than adequate, but if you sit further away from your desk, 32″ might be preferable. The 43″ and 48″ sizes are decidedly for a different audience, since many PC gamers tend to sit at desks. Still, we should expect this to be the first wave of products from Gigabyte, and it may offer some 27″ options via the ROG brand. Other display makers will likely get to market soon as well.
Once we know the pricing, availability, and additional details for these Gigabyte Aorus 4K gaming monitors, we’ll be sure to let you know.