Setup & General Usage
Getting the GM34-CW setup is quite easy. Just plug it into power and use one of the supplied cables to connect it to your PC. We would suggest using the DisplayPort cable, especially if you want to use G-SYNC. Now just power your system on and the monitor and you should be good to go. Upon first inspection of the display there were no dead pixels at all. The picture mode will be set to “Standard” by default, which should suit most people. Overall the colors on the display are vibrant and I did not notice anything out of the ordinary.
If you want to change any settings on the monitor you’ll need to do it using the on-screen menu, which you can access by using the buttons on bottom edge of the monitor.
If you want to turn FreeSync or HDR on you’ll need to navigate down to the “Other” menu and turn them on. I did notice when I had the “Game” picture mode enabled I could not turn FreeSync or HDR on. I think this is because the “Game” picture mode turns “Response Time Override” to “Fastest”. This display is G-SYNC compatible too. With the FreeSync mode turned on go into your NVIDIA Control Panel and you’ll see the “Set up G-SYNC” option. From there you can enabled G-SYNC.
When you power the monitor on you’ll notice the LED sections on the back light up. These can either be set to solid or flashing and remember they are only one color, not RGB. The lights on the back are also not bright enough to really give a good back-glow.
The 34-inch display and UWQHD 3440 x 1440 resolution is quite awesome! I’ve been using a 34-inch display for years and it is great for having two windows on the screen side-by-side without any magnification. It makes this display great for productivity.