Comparison between:
- 31.5" Gigabyte M32U
- 37.5" MSI Optix MEG381CQR Plus

Brand, series, model

Information about the brand, series, model and model aliases.

Gigabyte M32UMSI Optix MEG381CQR Plus
Gigabyte M32UMSI Optix MEG381CQR Plus
Model year20212021

Display

Information about the main characteristics of the display - panel, backlight, resolution, refresh rate, etc.

Size class31.5 in37.5 in
Diagonal801 mm
80.1 cm
31.5354 in
2.628 ft
952.5 mm
95.25 cm
37.5 in
3.125 ft
Width697.306 mm
69.7306 cm
27.453 in
2.2877 ft
890.4 mm
89.04 cm
35.0551 in
2.9213 ft
Height392.234 mm
39.2234 cm
15.4423 in
1.2869 ft
388.4 mm
38.84 cm
15.2913 in
1.2743 ft
Radius of curvature-2300 mm
230 cm
90.5512 in
7.5459 ft
Panel manufacturerInnoluxLG
Panel modelM315DCA-K7BLM375QW2-SSA1
Panel typeIPSIPS
Panel bit depth10 bits (8 bits + FRC)10 bits (8 bits + FRC)
FRCYesYes
Colors1073741824 colors
30 bits
1073741824 colors
30 bits
Aspect ratio1.778:1
16:9
2.4:1
Resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
3840 x 1600 pixels
Pixel pitch0.181 mm
0.0181 cm
0.0071 in
0.0006 ft
0.229 mm
0.0229 cm
0.009 in
0.0008 ft
Pixel density140 ppi
55 ppcm
109 ppi
43 ppcm
Display area90.16 %-
BacklightW-LEDW-LED
sRGB123 %128.7 %
DCI P390 %96.2 %
Brightness350 cd/m²400 cd/m²
Peak brightness450 cd/m²600 cd/m²
Static contrast1000 : 11000 : 1
Dynamic contrast-100000000 : 1
HDRDisplayHDR 400DisplayHDR 600
Horizontal viewing angle178 °178 °
Vertical viewing angle178 °178 °
Minimum response time2 ms
0.0020 s
-
Average response time7 ms
0.0070 s
-
Input lag4 ms
0.0040 s
-
CoatingAnti-glare/MatteAnti-glare/Matte (3H)
Response time - 1 ms (MPRT - Motion Picture Response Time)-

3D

3D displays use various technologies to achieve a 3D effect. Each of these technologies has its own advantages and drawbacks.

3DNoNo

Frequencies

Information about the horizontal and vertical refresh rates/frequencies.

Vertical frequency (digital)48 Hz - 144 Hz-
HDMI 2.1 for PS5 and Xbox Series X - 4K @ 120 Hz (4:2:0)COnsole - FHD @ 120 Hz

Power supply and consumption

Information about the power supply and consumption, energy efficiency class, etc.

110V100 V - 120 V100 V - 120 V
220V220 V - 240 V220 V - 240 V
Alternating current frequency50 Hz - 60 Hz50 Hz - 60 Hz
Electric current (A)3.42 A-
Power consumption (off)0.3 W0.3 W
Power consumption (sleep)0.5 W0.5 W
Power consumption (average)-47 W
Power consumption (maximum)115 W-

Dimensions, weight and color

Information about the dimensions and the weight of the specific model with and without stand as well as the colors, in which it is offered to the market.

Width715.8 mm
71.58 cm
28.1811 in
2.3484 ft
896.5 mm
89.65 cm
35.2953 in
2.9413 ft
Height423.8 mm
42.38 cm
16.685 in
1.3904 ft
-
Depth68.2 mm
6.82 cm
2.685 in
0.2238 ft
-
Weight7.25 kg
15.98 lbs
-
Width with stand715.8 mm
71.58 cm
28.1811 in
2.3484 ft
896.5 mm
89.65 cm
35.2953 in
2.9413 ft
Height with stand455.3 mm
45.53 cm
17.9252 in
1.4938 ft
466.4 mm
46.64 cm
18.3622 in
1.5302 ft
Depth with stand244.3 mm
24.43 cm
9.6181 in
0.8015 ft
325.8 mm
32.58 cm
12.8268 in
1.0689 ft
Weight with stand10.35 kg
22.82 lbs
10.7 kg
23.59 lbs
Box width-1000 mm
100 cm
39.3701 in
3.2808 ft
Box height-585 mm
58.5 cm
23.0315 in
1.9193 ft
Box depth-280 mm
28 cm
11.0236 in
0.9186 ft
Box weight13.75 kg
30.31 lbs
14.8 kg
32.63 lbs
Stand depth244.3 mm
24.43 cm
9.6181 in
0.8015 ft
325.8 mm
32.58 cm
12.8268 in
1.0689 ft
ColorsBlackBlack

Ergonomics

Information about the ergonomic functions - height adjustment, swivel angles, tilt angles, etc.

VESA mountYesYes
VESA interface100 x 100 mm100 x 100 mm
Removable standYesYes
Height adjustmentYesYes
Height adjustment range130 mm
13 cm
5.1181 in
0.4265 ft
100 mm
10 cm
3.937 in
0.3281 ft
Landscape/portrait pivotNoNo
Left/right swivelYesNo
Left swivel30 °-
Right swivel30 °-
Forward/backward tiltYesYes
Forward tilt5 °5 °
Backward tilt20 °20 °
-One Click Stand

Audio

Information about the audio system - number and power of the built-in speakers, supported audio technologies.

Speakers2 x 3 W2 x 10 W
ClearSoundRich Bass

Camera

Many contemporary desktop monitors and smart TV sets have built-in cameras.

CameraNoNo

Connectivity

Available connectivity ports, slots and interfaces.

Connectivity3 x USB 3.0 (Type-A; downstream; BC 1.2 charging at 5V/1.5A)
1 x USB 3.0 (Type-B; upstream)
1 x USB 3.0 (Type-C; upstream)
2 x HDMI 2.1
1 x DisplayPort 1.4 (DSC; HBR3)
1 x 3.5 mm Audio Out
1 x USB 3.2 (Type-B; Gen 1; upstream)
3 x USB 3.2 (Type-A; Gen 1; downstream)
2 x HDMI 2.0
1 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x 3.5 mm Microphone In
1 x 3.5 mm Audio Out
-High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) 2.2

Features

Some additional functional features of the model.

Features6-axis color control
Adaptive-Sync technology
Display Stream Compression (DSC)
Flicker-free technology
GameAssist (Aim Stabilizer / Crosshair / Dashboard / Black Equalizer / Timer / Counter / Auto-Update)
KVM Switch
Low Blue Light
OSD Sidekick
Picture-by-Picture
Picture-in-Picture
Smart OD
Flicker-free technology
Frameless design
Human Machine Interface (Gaming Dial and Assistance Monitor)
Low Blue Light
MSI Mystic Light
NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate
Steelseries GameSense

Certificates, standards and licenses

Licenses from regulatory agencies, standards, certificates.

Certificates, standards and licensesEyesafe certified
TÜV Rheinland Flicker-free certified
TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certified
-

Operating and storage conditions

There are certain requirements for the environmental conditions, in which the display should be used and stored in order to function properly.

Operating temperature0 °C - 40 °C
32 °F - 104 °F
0 °C - 40 °C
32 °F - 104 °F
Operating humidity-10 % - 80 %
Storage temperature--20 °C - 60 °C
-4 °F - 140 °F
Storage humidity-5 % - 85 %

Accessories

Often the packaging of desktop monitors and smart TV sets includes accessories for them.

AccessoriesDisplayPort cable
HDMI cable
USB cable
Camera cradle
DisplayPort cable
HDMI cable
Mouse bungee
USB Type-C cable

Additional features

Information about other features.

Additional featuresAnti-theft stand lock slot - KensingtonAnti-theft stand lock slot - Kensington
 Gigabyte M32UMSI Optix MEG381CQR Plus