Gigabyte among the first to feature DP 2.1 with its Aorus monitors

Enough bandwidth for high resolutions and refresh rates.

Gigabyte Aorus FO32U2P QD-OLED monitor.

Gigabyte has announced its latest gaming monitor featuring a QD-OLED panel alongside a DisplayPort 2.1 input. It looks like a worthy choice for gamers searching for both higher resolution and frame rates.

Dubbed Aorus FO32U2P, this flat gaming monitor uses a 31.5in QD-OLED panel rated for 240Hz and 0.03ms GtG response time. Gigabyte also claims 99% coverage of the DCI-P3 colour gamut, 250nits of brightness, and a 1,500,000:1 contrast ratio. The buck doesn’t stop at resolution, either, with 3840 x 2160 pixels.

Thanks to its OLED panel, it sports DisplayHDR True Black 400 certification alongside the newer ClearMR 13000. The latter is the highest tier of this movement clarity standard, so it means business.

Gigabyte Aorus FO32U2P QD-OLED monitor rear.

Aorus FO32U2P can tilt between -5° to +20°, swivel across ±20°, pivot +90°, and extend height up to 130mm. Not to forget the 100x100mm VESA mount. Additionally, this display sports a KVM switch, which is handy when using the PiP or PbP modes.

While these specs aren’t unique, Gigabyte has an ace up its sleeve. Unlike many competing products which opt for the older DisplayPort 1.4a, Aorus FO32U2P includes the latest DisplayPort 2.1. This means that users no longer have to choose between high refresh rates and uncompressed video streams (4:4:4 chroma subsampling). Where DisplayPort 1.4a maxes out at UHD 120Hz, DisplayPort 2.1 can reach up to 323Hz using 8-bit colour depth or 267Hz using 10-bit.

Gigabyte Aorus FO32U2P QD-OLED monitor front.

That said, not all graphics cards currently support this video port. Nvidia, for instance, still uses DisplayPort 1.4a and HDMI 2.1, even though it has the fastest GPU on the market – RTX 4090. AMD is the sole operator of DisplayPort 2.1 through its RX 7900 XTX. That said, even Team Red only uses DisplayPort 2.1 UHBR13.5, which has less bandwidth than the UHBR20 found on this monitor. Not to say it’s needed, but it is worth noting.

Gigabyte Aorus FO32U2P QD-OLED monitor IO.

If you’ve forked out for an expensive HDMI cable, then no trouble. Aorus FO32U2P also comes equipped with two HDMI 2.1, one mini-DP 2.1, a USB Type-C with DP Alt mode and power delivery up to 65W, and a couple of USB ports and 3.5mm audio jacks. There are also two 5W speakers for those interested.

Gigabyte hasn’t yet said how much the monitor will cost, but we know that it’ll bundle one HDMI 2.1, one DisplayPort 2.1, and one USB with Aorus FO32U2P.