Iiyama GB2488HSU-B3 Review
 
by Lim, June 27, 2017 4:20 pm
 

TOURNAMENT: The Iiyama G-Master GB2488HSU-B3 Red Eagle. Unknown and very good.

 
 
Introduction
The Iiyama is a secret tip in a lot of different forums on the internet, at least if we talk about Full HD TN monitors with 144 Hz. So, how good is the Iiyama compared to other monitors within this tournament? Is it really so good? Yes, especially in Europe, because if its price. For around 250€ you get a solid 144 Hz monitor. You can check the video review to see what the Iiyama offers.

Updates and new information around the Iiyama GB2488HSU-B3 can be found at the bottom of the article or in the table of contents (if available). Also available within the forum (click here).
 
 

Specifications

Panel type TN
Backlight EDGE LED / W-LED / Blue-Light Filter
Display size and Aaspect ratio 24 Inch
Max. resolution 1920x1080 (Full HD)
Pixel density 91,79 (pixel per inch)
Refresh rate 144 Hz nativ
Native color depth and color space 6-bit + FRC, 99% sRGB
Response time (GtG) 1 Ms
Brightness 350cd/m2
Integrated speakers 2 x 3 Watt
Video inputs 2x HDMI 1.4, 1x DP 1.2, 1x DVI-D dual link
Audio 3.5mm headphone In and Out
USB Hub Yes 2x
Power consumption < 35.3W
24" Panel dimensions WxHxD without footstand 568 x 388 x 230 mm
Frame width 19 mm
Weight 5,6 Kg
Guarantee 3 Years
Ergonomics Tilt, height, pivot, sviwel
Adaptive Sync Freesync
Free-Sync Range 35-120 Hz
Contrast (Native) 1000:1
Vesa Yes 100mm
Curved No
 
 

Alternatives

Alternative 144 / 165Hz Full-HD (1920x1080) TN monitors to the Iiyama G-Master GB2488HSU-B3 Red Eagle:
(All other alternatives are listed in the Gaming-Monitor-List. Future releases can be found here)

 

Find the Iiyama GB2488HSU-B3 here: Buy on Amazon

 

With Freesync:

Acer XF240H Review soon
Samsung S25HG50 Review / Buy on Amazon
ViewSonic XG2401 Review / Buy on Amazon
Asus MG248Q Review / Buy on Amazon
LG 24GM79G-B Review / Buy on Amazon

 
 


YouTube Video Review

 

 

YouTube Video Unboxing

 
 
 

Measuring Data
Contrast, Brightness, and Blackpoint:

 

Presets and Measurements:


 

Measurements with optimal settings (without calibration):


 

Measurements after calibration:



Ufo-Test Images / Text-Scrolling Test / Chase-Square Test / Eiffelturm-Test / Freesync-Overclocking


According overclocking the freesync range you need a tool called "ToastyX Custom Resolution Utility" (CRU) whichcan be downloaded here.

Homogeinity

 

 

Review Updates
Currently no Updates.

 

 

Comparison Charts

Maximum brightness in cd/m2
Samsung S25HG50
421
Asus MG248Q
397
LG 24GM79G
384
Iiyama GB2488HSU-B3
381
Viewsonic XG2401
381

Maximum contrast x:1
Viewsonic XG2401
1107
LG 24GM79G
1100
Iiyama GB2488HSU-B3
1065
Samsung S25HG50
924
Asus MG248Q
798

Black point with optimal settings (120 cd/m2 , 6500K)
LG 24GM79G
0,11
Viewsonic XG2401
0,11
Iiyama GB2488HSU-B3
0,12
Samsung S25HG50
0,15
Asus MG248Q
0,17

 

 

Pros & Cons

 

Pro:

- Very good homogeneity (no clouding, and a tiny bit backlight bleed)
- Very good colors (you have to set gamma to around 2.2 within software!)
- Excellent price performance ratio
- Very good blacks for a TN panel
- Excellent overdrive settings
- USB Hub with 2 x USB 3.0
- Good build quality
- Good foot stand & cable management
- Easy OSD overview & 3 own presets
- Black Equalizer
- Flicker-Free


Neutral:

- A bit washed out colors (out of the box) without gamma setting changes within graphics card software or hardware calibration
- Matte panel coating (Still less matt and better compared to the Asus PG278QR for example)
- Navigation through touch buttons (not as responsive as physical buttons and a joystick)
- Freesync with a range from 35-120Hz (with CRU 59-144 Hz)
- No backlight strobing / backlight scanning feature

 

Contra:

- Bad gamma settings out of the box + no gamma settings within the OSD (before you buy, check if you can change gamma settings)
- Minimal amount of backlight bleed on the lower right - on my unit

 

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1    LimTest    February 4, 2018 8:14 pm
Hallo :)
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