BenQ Zowie Black eQualizer is a technology, which is used in some BenQ gaming monitors to brighten dark areas more in games. This makes it easier for you to spot enemies in darker areas.
If you’ve had the unpleasant experience of dying by a player in a dark area you could barely see, then the Black eQualizer proprietary technology from BenQ Zowie will be a huge lifesaver for you in games.
It’s only natural that there are darker areas in games, but it can also tend to get difficult some times to spot enemies too. That can really hurt your performance in games if you’re unable to optimally identify threats in your games, especially if there are campers abusing these spots. Turning up brightness is more than often not the right solution as it can get too bright, so it’s sort of a compromise you have to make.
Not with Black eQualizer.
Black eQualizer technology alters the gamma of black and grey shades of colors on your screen so that the regular colors are not altered in any way, while the darker colors are brightened up. So you’ll have your desired brightness while still be able to identify enemies in dark areas with ease.
The Black eQualizer setting can be found on the monitor’s OSD screen (if your monitor supports it) and it’s a slider than can be turned up and down.
The feature works extremely well and is used by many professionals in games like CS:GO, PUBG and Rainbow Six Siege as well. So it’s more than just a marketing gimmick.
The downside of enabling Black eQualizer technology is that the image quality will be reduced and it can be noticeable at higher values.
Black eQualizer Example
Here is an example of Black eQualizer being used in Fortnite.
It showcases how much it can brighten up your games and it really works for all games.
The images are photographs taken from a physical camera as screenshots would not show any difference since the technology is used on the monitor’s color output itself.