GigaByte M32Q vs AOC CQ32G: IPS Gaming Monitor Comparision

GigaByte M32Q vs AOC CQ32G

The 32-inch from GigaByte is aimed at ambitious gamers with powerful PCs who want a combination of QHD and high frame rates. The large 32-inch panel looks pleasantly sharp thanks to the intermediate resolution between Full HD and UHD (4K). The refresh rate is 165 Hz and can be overclocked to 170 Hz, but it doesn’t make a noticeable difference.

The Gigabyte monitor displays colors neutrally, contrast and luminosity are on a solid level. The HDR implementation leaves a lot to be desired. The devices are connected via HDMI, DisplayPort or USB-C DisplayPort. The highlight here: An integrated KVM switch can be used to switch back and forth seamlessly between several connected systems, for example, the gaming PC and the work notebook. Thanks to the USB hub, mice and keyboards can remain on the monitor. A height-adjustable stand allows you to customize it to your ergonomic needs.

GigaByte M32Q

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The CQ32G1, AOC is launching the first QHD monitor in the G1 series, which is aimed at casual gamers who have a lot of space on their desks. The 31.5-inches is curved and offers a fast VA panel that looks sharp enough despite its size, thanks to the QHD resolution of 2560×1440 pixels.

Interesting for gamers: The AOC can do 144 Hz, particularly beneficial for fast movements, as they always remain sharp. However, AOC has cut back on the interfaces and only supplies one DisplayPort (1.2) and two HDMI (1.4 and 2.0) – this is sufficient for modern computers. Fortunately, the bezels around the panel are very narrow, mainly noticeable as soon as you place a second of its kind next to the AOC.

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Pros and Cons

GigaByte M32QAOC CQ32G1
Sharp QHD panel with 165/170 HzLarge and sharp VA panel
Neutral colour representationFully suitable for games
Neutral colour representationExcellent image quality
Neutral colour representationFew connections
Weak HDR implementationLimited stand adjustments


GigaByte M32QAOC CQ32G1
Released11, May 202116, Dec 2018
Dimension715 x 585 x 244 mm713.1 x 530.3 x 244.9 mm
Weight7.1 kg7.28 kg
Screen Size31.5 inch31.5 inch
Resolution2560 x 1440 pixels2560 x 1440 pixels
Aspect Ratio16:916:9
Refresh Rate170 Hz144 Hz
Response Time1 ms1 ms
Adaptive-SyncAMD FreeSync
AIM Stabilizer Sync
Ports2 x HDMI 2.0 Input
1 x DisplayPort 1.2 Input
1 x 3.5 mm Output
1 x USB Type-B (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1) Input/Output
2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)
1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1) Input/Output

1 x 
1 x HDMI 1.4
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x 3.5 mm Output
Built-In Speakers2 x 3 WNo
Pixels Per Inch93 PPI93 PPI
Brightness350 cd/m²300 cd/m²
Contrast Ratio1000:11000:1
Colours1.07 billion colours
8 bit
16777216 colours
8 bit
Power Consumption120 W (Maximum)37 W (Typical)