Gigabyte launches S55U 55in 4K Quantum Dot gaming monitor

Super-sized PC and console gaming.

Gigabyte has unwrapped a huge 55in monitor aimed at PC and console gaming, featuring 4K UHD resolution with 132 dimming zones and Quantum Dot technology.

Dubbed S55U, this TV-replacing beastie measures 1,232mm (W) x 717mm (H) x 98mm (D) and tips the scales at a substantial 18.1kg including stand.

For this monitor, Gigabyte chose a 54.6in VA panel capable of going up to 120Hz at the native 3840×2160 resolution, supporting AMD FreeSync Premium, VRR and ALLM, resulting in a relatively tear-free experience.

The S55U is rated at 5000:1 contrast ratio, typical 500nits luminance with 1500nits peak in HDR mode, as well as 140 per cent sRGB and 96 per cent DCI-P3 colour gamut coverage, all while achieving a 5ms (GtG) average response time with a 2ms minimum.

Its backlighting is made of 132 dimming zones which should help provide an above-average HDR experience, although logically, it won’t get anywhere closer to OLED capabilities.

The S55U also comes with Android OS and Google Assistant, a nice addition rarely seen on PC monitors.

Finally, for I/O we have two HDMI 2.1 (48Gb/s plus eARC), two HDMI 2.0, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 downstream, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 upstream, USB 2.0, headphone jack, optical audio, Ethernet, Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth, plus two 10W speakers.

No price nor release date has been published yet.