Gigabyte has introduced a new gaming monitor with the Aorus CO49DQ. This model uses a curved (1800R) 49-inch QD OLED panel with a resolution of 5,120 x 1,440 pixels and a 144Hz refresh rate. The most striking feature is a new feature that should prevent burn-in.
For example, the manufacturer says it uses an AI-based algorithm to minimize the risks of burn-in. This algorithm has been applied to several different functions, which can also be set manually according to the manual. The panel is able, among other things, to reduce the brightness of a static image, or to move content by a few pixels when static elements are displayed. It is not clear to what extent this implementation improves the lifespan.
The product page does contain the concrete specifications. The CO49DQ achieves an average brightness of 250 nits and offers a contrast ratio of 1,500,000:1. It has a 10-bit color reproduction and should be able to cover 99% of the dci-p3 color spectrum. Other features include gtg response times of 0.03 ms, DisplayHDR True Black 400 certification and AMD Freesync Premium Pro.
Connectivity consists of two HDMI 2.1 ports, a DisplayPort 1.4 connector and a headphone jack. In addition, there are two downstream USB 3.0 Type-A ports and a USB Type-C connection (with image and power up to 18 W). In terms of ergonomics, the included base provides tilt (-5° ~ 20°) and swivel (20°). Height adjustment is not possible, although there are VESA mounting points of 100 x 100 mm.