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Compare: Gigabyte G32QC Curved vs BenQ EX2780Q QHD Monitor

The Gigabyte G32QC that we are analyzing today offers a diagonal of no less than 31.5 inches with a 1500R curvature, also offering a refresh rate of 165 Hz and being compatible with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and Nvidia G-Sync Compatible to take advantage of every last frame generated.

BenQ is focused on graphic designers looking for a great color accuracy without having to go to models entirely focused photography, offering a more affordable range but equally suitable for professionals. With the BenQ PD2705Q that we review today, we have in our hands a 27-inch monitor with QHD resolution that promises 100% coverage of the sRGB palette thanks to its IPS panel.

Pros and Cons

Gigabyte G32QCBenQ EX2780Q
Excellent performance at 165Hz / 1msComes factory calibrated by hardware
Support with height and tilt adjustmentGood color reproduction, 100% sRGB
Very small bezelsFully adjustable stand
Combination of 31.5 ”and 1500R curvature4 USB 3.1 ports
Improvable plastic finishesSomewhat high price

Key Specification

Gigabyte G32QCBenQ EX2780Q QHD
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BrandGigabyteBenQ
ModelG32QCEX2780Q QHD
Gaming MonitorYesYes
WebcamNoNo
Weight with Stand7.8 kg5.93 kg
ColourBlackBlack
Dimension710.5 x 552.2 x 234.8 mm459.7 x 614.0 x 196.0 mm
Power Consumption75 W70 W

Gigabyte G32QC

The Gigabyte G32QC base allows to regulate the angle of inclination between -5º and + 20º and the height in 100 mm, so we can place it in a good position without any problems.

BenQ EX2780Q

Its base allows it to be rotated 45º on each side, while the rear arm allows the height to be adjusted by 120 mm, as well as the 90º rotation to leave it vertical and the inclination on the horizontal between -5º and 20º.

Picture/Display

Gigabyte G32QCBenQ EX2780Q QHD
Display TypeVA LCDIPS-Type LCD
Size31.5 Inch27 Inch
TouchscreenNoNo
CurvedYes 1500RNo
FinishMatteMatte
Aspect ratio16:916:9
Resolution2560 x 1440 Pixel2560 x 1440 Pixel
Pixel Density93 PPI109 PPI
Response Time1 ms (MPRT)5 ms (GtG)
Refresh Rate165 Hz144 Hz

Gigabyte G32QC

Focusing on the panel, we have a model VA LED of 31.5 inches diagonally and bending 1500R, perfect to better cover the entire surface without having to move away. It offers a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (QHD) combined with a refresh rate of 165 Hz and a response time of 1 ms (MPRT), making it ideal for playing with high-performance equipment. Of course, if we do not reach this FPS rate, we can always enjoy it equally thanks to the fact that it is compatible with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and Nvidia G-Sync Compatible. Its specifications are completed by a brightness of350 cd / m2 (nits) and a typical contrast of 3000: 1 – 12M: 1 dynamic, conventional values ​​and which we will check later.

BenQ EX2780Q

An elegant dark grey monitor that, unlike the previous generation PD2700Q, offers quite small bezels that make it look more modern. Focusing on the panel, we have a model IPS of 27 – inch backlit LED. It makes use of a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (QHD) and an image ratio of 16: 9, offering a refresh rate of 60 Hz along with a response time of 5 ms (GtG). It also specifies a typical contrast of 1000: 1 and a brightness of 300 cd / m2 (nits) values ​​within the conventional for an IPS model, while its 8 bits of color depth are somewhat fair for a design monitor since ” only “represents 16.7 million colors.

Connectivity

Gigabyte G32QCBenQ EX2780Q QHD
HDMI2.0 x 22.0 x 2
DisplayPort1.2 x 11.4 x 1
Audio Output3.5 mm3.5 mm
HDCPNoYes V2.2
USB3.1 x 23.1 x 2
RJ45NoNo
Memory Card SlotsNoNo
Built-in SpeakersNoYes 2×2 W
G-SYNC SupportYes (Compatible)No
FreeSync SupportYes (Compatible)Yes

Gigabyte G32QC

In the connectivity section, we have HDMI 2.0, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 video inputs, as well as a 3.5 mm TRS headphone output and a pair of USB 3.0 ports as a hub from USB-B.

In the lower-left corner, right from the front, you can find a joystick that allows us to navigate through the OSD menu, being quite practical and with accesses on the sides. The most remarkable thing is obviously its 165 Hz refresh rate, which allows us to enjoy high FPS rates and minimize latencies, offering a sensational experience in shooters and other titles where the smallest millisecond matters.

BenQ EX2780Q

In addition to the power connector, we have DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0 video inputs and a USB-C that is compatible with DisplayPort and PD65W charging. In addition, it offers a DisplayPort link output a second monitor and a USB-B for the hub of 4 USB 3.1 ports and headphone jack TRS.

In the lower margin, we find a lighting sensor that allows adapting the brightness dynamically to the brightness of the environment, a very interesting aspect so that the brightness does not bother us at night.

Power

Gigabyte G32QCBenQ EX2780Q QHD
Power On100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz90 to 264 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power SupplyExternalInternal
DC Input Power19 VDC at 4.7 A10 W (via USB Type-C)

Gigabyte G32QC

The Gigabyte G32QC is an interesting alternative in a market full of gaming monitors, although it does have a lot of competition. If we are looking for a wide and curved diagonal, its 31.5-inch 1500R offers an ideal combination, especially for driving games. Obviously, thanks to its 165 Hz we can enjoy any competitive game and any shooter because even if we do not reach 165 FPS with our team, we will continue to take advantage of it thanks to its compatibility with AMD Freesync Premium Pro and Nvidia G-Sync Compatible.

BenQ EX2780Q

The BenQ PD2705Q is an update on the previous generation PD2700Q with better aesthetics thanks to its reduced bezels and with details such as automatic intelligent lighting. The rest of the specifications are really very similar, possibly improving the reproduction of color and brightness, although when we analyzed the previous model we did not have a calibrator and we cannot be sure. Of course, details such as the excellent factory calibration, the USB-C connector with PD charging that allows use with a single cable or the additional USB ports add up to a really interesting product for design professionals.

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