Black eQualizer Technology in Monitors: What is it? Check Compatible Monitors

Black eQualizer BenQ

Black eQualizer Technology

If you have been reading about the latest technology and innovation in monitors for the past couple of years, you may have noticed that most of these screens are using OLED screens and Black Equalizer technology as a way to give the user a great experience.

So what is Black eQualizer?

Black eQualizer is a special BenQ ZOWIE Technology that is created for gaming monitors. This is a color engine technology that alters the gamma of only grey and black shades of color.

The main purpose of this technology is to brighten the darker areas of a game even without exposing the lighter areas.

This gives competitive players an advantage allowing them to spot enemies in darker corners even in shadows.

There are various games out in the eSports World where many areas of the game that are darker than the surrounding environments or objects. Which gives the enemies chance to perfectly hide and blend into those areas or camp there.

There are 20 Levels to adjust the Black eQualizer settings. As you increase the level of adjustment, the dark areas on your monitor start to reveal more details.

This gives professional gamers an absolute advantage to identify or spot their surrounding enemies.

In games such as CS:GO, Rainbow Six, PUBG, and Apex Legends, some environments of the maps have certain areas that are darker than other areas. Within those dark areas, there are spots that enemies utilize to gain the upper hand in battles.

Here is an example of Black eQualizer showing the difference side by side

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Many professional gamers have started using Black eQualizer nowadays. The combination of Color Vibrance gives them an edge against opponent players.

Popular gamers and streamers e.g. Shroud and n0thing both use 12 levels of eQualizer as their preferred settings in their competitive games.

With the history of Dynamic Accuracy, Color Vibrance, and Black eQualizer many professional players have utilized these features to support their journey to obtaining championship titles in their respective games.

According to ProSettings analytics, over 87% of professional CS:GO gamers use a BenQ ZOWIE Series Monitor.

A drawback of this technology is that it may slightly reduce image quality, certainly when you turn up the adjustment level pretty high. In this case, it’s a good idea to experiment with the setting yourself in order to come up with what you feel is okay for you.

With the launch of this technology in monitors, BenQ has set a new standard in contrast management. It allows users to adjust their monitors with greater ease.

Black eQualizer Compatible Monitors

Every BenQ ZOWIE Series Monitors Support Black eQualizer: Here are some below

  • BenQ ZOWIE XL2740 27 Inch 240Hz Gaming Monitor
  • BenQ ZOWIE XL2746S 27 Inch 240Hz Gaming Monitor
  • BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P 24 Inch 144Hz Gaming Monitor
  • BenQ ZOWIE XL2546K 24.5 Inch 240Hz Gaming Monitor
  • BenQ ZOWIE XL2411K 24 Inch 144Hz Gaming Monitor

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