Typically when it comes to super-fast refresh rate displays (144 Hz and above) we see them in sizes between 24 and 28 inches and they generally have a 16:9 aspect ratios. Ultrawide’s are typically considered muti-use displays for both productivity and gaming so we typically don’t see these displays with refresh rates over 144 Hz. Well it looks like Viotek is going to change this with their newly released GNV30CBXA. The Viotek GNV30CBXA is a 30-inch VA panel monitor with a 2560 x 1080 resolution, giving it a 21:9 aspect ratio, very impressive 200 Hz refresh rate, 1800R curve and a price of just over $300! Is this going to be the new must have display for gamers looking for a high refresh rate and a 21:9 aspect ratio? Read on as we take a look!
– Dimensions: 27.63 x 18.81 x 9.09 in.
– Weight: 12.35 lb. / 16.6 lb. (with packaging)
– Screen Size: 29.5 in.
– Panel Type: VA
– Resolution: 2560x1080p
– Aspect Ratio: 21:9
– Brightness: 300 cd/m2 (max.)
– Viewing Angle: 176° H / 170° V
– Refresh Rate: 200 Hz (max.)
– Response Time: 7ms GTG (5ms OD)
– Displayable Colors: 16.7M (million)
– Color Gamut: 112% sRGB, 85% NTSC
– Contrast Ratio: 3000:1
– Contrast Ratio: 1M:1
– FreeSync Range: 48Hz-180Hz (DP), 48Hz-165Hz (HDMI 2.0), 48Hz-75Hz (HDMI 1.4)
– 1x DisplayPort 1.2
– 1x HDMI 2.0
– 2x HDMI 1.4
– 1x 3.5mm audio out
– Height Adjustable: Yes (approx. 4.72 in.)
– Tilt Adjustable: Yes (5°-15°)
– Integrated cable management
– Rear LED light accents
– Adaptive Sync
– G-Sync/FreeSync compatibility
– FPS/RTS display optimization
– GAMEPLUS crosshairs
– Picture-in-Picture (PIP) & Picture-by-Picture (PBP)
– Anti-glare treated screen
– 3-Level Blue-light filter
– VESA (100×100 mm)
The Viotek GNV30CBXA comes in pretty plain packaging for a monitor. We just have a normal cardboard box that lets us know we do indeed have the GNV30CBXA. Flipping over to the back there is a drawing of the monitor and some of the main features are listed.
Opening the box up the display itself is nicely protected by large pieces of Styrofoam. Besides the display inside you’ll find the two parts to the stand, power cable, DisplayPort cable, and a user’s guide.
The monitor does not come with the stand attached, but getting it all setup is very easy and won’t take more than a few minutes. First take the arm of the stand and attach it to the back of the monitor. There are specific slots for it and it sort of just snaps right in. One thing to note is that there are VESA holes on the back of the monitor if you wanted to use a monitor arm instead.
With the arm of the stand installed at the bottom of if you find a screw. Take it out and place the base of the stand against the arm (it should line up no problem). Then reinstall the screw through the bottom of the base of the stand and you’ll be good to go, it really is that easy.