With the G-Master GB3461WQSU Red Eagle, iiyama has put down a topper of a monitor. A monitor with a great resolution of 3440×1440 at 144Hz. As a widescreen gamer, what more could you want?
Because the monitor has a huge number of features, I’ll just pick out a few. The full list can be found here; https://iiyama.com/nl_nl/products/g-master-gb3461wqsu-b1/
The following video shows the options right away, so I’m adding that one! 🙂
Display diagonal: 34″, 86.7cm
Panel: ADS-IPS, matte finish
Resolution: 3440×1440 @144Hz (4.9-megapixel UWQHD, DisplayPort)
Aspect ratio: 21:9
Brightness: 350 cd/m² typical
Static contrast: 1000:1 typical
Advanced contrast: 80M:1
Response time (MPRT): 1ms
Viewing angle: horizontal/vertical: 178°/178°, right/left: 89°/89°, up/down: 89°/89°
Color Support: 16.7mln 8bit (sRGB: 100%, NTSC: 74%)
Horizontal Frequency: 30 – 220kHz
Vertical Frequency: 48 – 144Hz
Visible area: 799.8×334.8mm, 31.5×13.2″
Video input: HDMI x2 (max. 3440×1440 @120Hz)
DisplayPort x2 (max. 3440×1440 @144Hz)
USB HUB: x2 (v.3.0)
Headphone jack: yes
Speaker: 2x 5W
Display Position Adjustments: Height, Swivel, Tilt
Height adjustment: 130mm
Swivel stand: 90°; 45° left; 45° right
Tilt angle: 22° up; 3° down
VESA mounting: 100x100mm
From iiyama I received the GB3461WQSU Red Eagle & iiyama Desk Mount DS1001C-B1.
We will first start with the 34-inch 144Hz topper.
iiyama supplies with the GB3461WQSU a power cable, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB cable, and a manual.
The great thing about the GB3461WQSU is that it can easily rotate on its stand. That’s because the stand can turn 45 degrees left and right. This way you can adjust the monitor to your liking.
Connecting is fairly easy. Place the monitor in the stand and tighten the screw.
It is clearly stated on the stand that the GB3461WQSU does not support being rotated. So of course we don’t…..
Of course, as a reviewer, I want to see what happens. 😀 So… yeah…
Anyway, it does allow me to easily photograph the ports. However, the monitor cannot stand vertically. Hence, this is also not supported by iiyama.
The GB3461WQSU has quite a few connections;
– 2x USB,
– 1x USB hub port,
– 3.5 jack for headphones (controlled by HDMI for example),
– 2x DisplayPort,
– 2x HDMI.
On the other side is the power connection.
The nice thing about the arm of the iiyama GB3461WQSU Red Eagle is that it can not only go low/high but can also rotate on the stand.
The rear looks ‘quiet’. No crazy shapes/colors. At the bottom left are the buttons to control the monitor, and the option to connect a Kensington lock on the right.
The GB3461WQSU also features a 100x100mm Vesa connection.
It is time to unpack the iiyama DS1001C-B1.
The DS1001C-B1 has two mounting options. Either through a clamp that attaches to the edge of the table or through a hole drilled through a table.
In this case, I’m going to work with the clamp!
The system is self-explanatory. The arm can easily be placed on the stand by ‘tightening’ the clamp (top left of the arm).
Should your organization prefer not to have someone turn the monitor vertically, then this can be secured by an additional screw.
The DS1001C-B1 knows how to hold the GB3461WQSU well. Especially when the arm is completely ‘rolled up’.
Cable management is easy via the clamps and through the steel pipe. This allows everything to be neatly concealed.
Once connected, the result is there!
With a resolution of 3440×1440 and 144Hz, quite a lot can be done on the monitor. It can easily display two websites.
What is a shame is that there is no software for this monitor. Competitors are unfortunately more advanced in this regard. They allow you to link a program to a preset to give your monitor a certain setting. But, on the other hand; for normal use, you have to ask yourself how often you are going to switch between different presets. In the end, it’s a nice gimmick, but I’ve never actually used it on my monitors that had this. Especially because I switch a lot between Word, Chrome, etc. If you have a different preset for Word than Chrome, you’re constantly switching between different colors/presets.
Fortunately, the menu is easy to operate with the buttons on the (right) back (on the front you can read/see what the buttons are for).
The source/input can be changed via the left button.
The second button allows you to set the eco mode (off, 1, 2, 3).
The third button is for volume control. Inside the monitor are two speakers which are somewhat better than many other monitor speakers, but of course, they cannot be compared with an audio set or even headphones.
The fourth button opens the menu (the fifth is to turn the monitor on/off). The menu is quite extensive. There are plenty of options to set up the monitor to your liking.
Via the menu, you can also set which input should be selected, whether standard HDMI1/2 and DisplayPort or Automatic.
When using multiple inputs, PIP (Picture in Picture)/PBP (Picture by Picture) can be used. PIP creates a small window in any angle you want, for example, this can be an input from a Chromecast to watch series via Netflix (the speakers/headphones can also be used for that) while you are connected to a notebook with the monitor. In short, displaying 2 images from different video sources simultaneously.
The PBP ensures that the screen can be divided into two/three sources. In short, plenty of freedom of movement! 🙂
Under the audio tab, the volume, mute, and input can be adjusted. By input is meant; where should the audio come from? Should a source use HDMI in combination with audio, this can eventually be played back on the speakers or even headphones.
Wrong language chosen? Rest assured you can still switch languages via the menu!
One of the most annoying things about a monitor I find is that the OSD slips away too quickly before you have looked through the menu. E.g. when fine-tuning a preset, it is nice to have a little more time. Fortunately, the Time Out can be adjusted in this case.
Under the last tab ‘Setup menu’ the FreeSync can be switched on/off. In addition, the GB3461WQSU also has the option to use HDR. However, when using FreeSync, HDR cannot be used. So it’s either/or, not, and/and.
The G-Master GB3461WQSU Red Eagle has a FreeSync option, which fortunately is also supported in G-Sync. For example, while playing Forza Horizon 4, I was able to continue playing without being bothered by frame drops. Especially nice if you play everything on ultra. I think this monitor is a perfect combination for such a card. Last year I was able to test a 4K 144Hz monitor on my RTX 2080Ti, and that felt quite painful. For example, I couldn’t play Forza Motorsport 7 on ultra – this stuttered tremendously. And that is possible with a 3440x1440p resolution! It looks lifelike and very fluid.
In the months I’ve had the pleasure of testing this monitor now, I have not even once seen a flaw while gaming. The monitor is extremely fast during shooters and racing games. You will eventually get your desired result.
The only downside to this monitor that I think is a shame is the backlight bleeding, but you have that on many more IPS panels.
I have been using the iiyama G-Master GB3461WQSU Red Eagle for quite some time now (3/4 months). During this time I was able to test the monitor extensively. And in my opinion, it is a great monitor.
Even though the screen suffers somewhat from IPS bleeding, I – mainly in games – don’t notice much of it. If I happen to have a dark background, then I mainly notice it.
Because I’m quite a fan of widescreens myself, I also think the resolution of the iiyama G-master GB3461WQSU is perfect. The 3440×1440 at 144Hz also doesn’t make as huge of an impact on your graphics card as a 4K 144Hz monitor would.
However, I notice that I enjoy hanging such a monitor on an arm. It gives just that little bit of extra space and enough freedom of movement to adjust the monitor to your liking. The iiyama DS1001C-B1 knows how to hold the G-Master GB3461WQSU in my opinion. Because the stand can be attached in multiple ways, you always have a perfect opportunity to hang a monitor.
I sit staring at my conclusion and think about what else I would like to say, and I can’t think of anything else. I’m just really impressed with the quality. The buttons work easily, the menu is clear, and there is a USB hub and enough connections. What more could you want? Maybe a USB-C connection… But, that’s what the price ends up being. Over the years I have also been able to test quite a few monitors, including 75 and 100Hz panels for quite some time. And yet I like the 144Hz monitors to look at. When I went 3/4 months ago (no idea when exactly – time flies) from a 75Hz panel to this 144Hz panel I literally said “wow, this is so fluid” with every game. The difference is noticeable, and the 75Hz panels and this 144Hz panel are not far apart. Just as an example, I recently had the opportunity to review the iiyama ProLite XUB3493WQSU-B1 – which currently sells for €378. As lame as it sounds. Put in that €90 and get this one! Really…
For me, this monitor is the absolute winner! Despite the IPS bleeding, the iiyama G-Master GB3461WQSU Red Eagle gets 5 out of 5 stars from me. It is an ideal monitor for a good price!