Gaming monitor M32U: Gigabyte makes 4K UHD with 144 Hz on 32 inches cheaper


After the Aorus FI32U, Gigabyte is launching another 32-inch monitor with UHD resolution, 144 Hz, HDMI 2.1 and a KVM switch. The Aorus M32U lacks RGB lighting and pivot, but at around 830 euros it is currently the cheapest model in its class.

M32U is the cheapest with 32 inches, UHD and 144 Hz

The Aorus M32U has recently been available in stores at the said price. At 829 euros it is 170 euros cheaper than the Aorus FI32U and currently the cheapest 32-inch monitor with 3840 × 2160 pixels and 144 Hz.

The differences to the FI32U

The key data of the M32U read very similarly to those of the FI32U. An IPS panel with 1 ms MPRT, simulated 10-bit color depth, 90 percent DCI-P3, up to 400 cd/m² for DisplayHDR 400 and FreeSync Premium Pro are both included in the data sheet. Both models also have two HDMI 2.1, one DisplayPort 1.4 (with DSC support) and a USB-C connection.

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Aorus M32U Gaming Monitor
Aorus M32U Gaming Monitor
Aorus M32U Gaming Monitor
Aorus M32U Gaming Monitor
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The specification of 1 ms response time when changing gray (GtG) only makes gigabytes with the FI32U and does not give any value for the M32U. There is no microphone input with ANC technology on the M32U, instead it has the integrated loudspeakers ahead of the FI32U. Furthermore, the cheaper model lacks the portrait mode (pivot).

RGB does not exist

The most noticeable difference, however, is of an optical nature: If the FI32U has a striking design with RGB lighting elements in the base and display housing, the M32U has a much simpler design and does not light up.

Aorus M32U Gaming Monitor (Image: Gigabyte)
< img src = "/wp-content/uploads/a1ccbfe79ddcadc5ae75beb593b98198.jpg" />Aorus FI32U Gaming Monitor (Image: Gigabyte)

Thanks to additional USB-A ports and an integrated KVM switch function, two systems can be used with both control the same mouse and keyboard. This function is rare in gaming monitors and Gigabyte was the first to introduce this feature in the Aorus series.

Aorus FI32U Aorus M32U 31.5 inch display, IPS
Flat resolution 3,840 × 2,160 (144 Hz) Pixel density 140 ppi Response time (GtG) 1 ms k. A. Response time (MPRT) 1 ms VRR AMD FreeSync Premium Pro color depth 10 bit (8 bit + FRC) color space 90% DCI-P3, 123% sRGB brightness 350 cd/m² (400 peak) contrast 1,000: 1 HDR DisplayHDR 400 connections 1 × DisplayPort 1.4 (DSC)
2 × HDMI 2.1
1 × USB-C
2 × USB-3.0-A
1 × headphone output
1 × microphone input 1 × DisplayPort 1.4 (DSC)
2 × HDMI 2.1
1 × USB-C
3 × USB-3.0-A
1 × headphone output Loudspeaker – 2 × 3 W Ergonomics tiltable, height adjustable, rotatable, pivot, VESA tiltable, height adjustable , rotatable, VESA Features OSD Sidekick – Active Noise Canceling (ANC) 2.0 – Aim Stabilizer Sync – Black Equalizer 1.0 – Dashboard – Timer – Counter – Crosshair – PiP/PbP – Auto-Update – KVM – RGB Fusion 2.0 – 6 axis Color Control – Smart OD OSD Sidekick – Active Noise Canceling (ANC) 2.0 – Aim Stabilizer Sync
Black Equalizer, Dashboard, Timer, Counter, Crosshair, PiP/PbP, Auto-Update, KVM, RGB Fusion 2.0, 6 axis Color Control, Smart OD Price from 999 euros from 829 euros