Aorus FI27Q-X Review

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The Gigabyte AORUS FI27Q-X boasts a rapid 1ms response time, a variable 165Hz refresh rate (better than the Dell 27 Ultrathin monitor), and a low 3ms input lag that makes it ideal for gaming despite its poor blacks and low contrast ratio.

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The AORUS FI27Q-X is an affordable 27-inch gaming monitor that Gigabyte released in late 2019. It pledges excellent viewing angles for co-op gaming, a rapid 1ms response time to eliminate motion blur, and a 165Hz refresh rate that makes it ideal for stopping screen tearing. Despite being a native FreeSync monitor, the display is also G Sync compatible, so gamers will be able to connect a GPU that relies on either an NVIDIA or AMD graphics card. The display’s metal stand also has great ergonomics, as users will be able to adjust its height, tilt, swivel, and pivot angles with much ease. It has more of a gaming-centered design than the Gigabyte M27Q, and with a wide color gamut, it remains an excellent choice for watching HDR content. Read to the end of this Gigabyte AORUS FI27Q-X review to see what else it has in store, and find out whether it deserves a spot among the best-rated computer monitors in the market.


our Verdict

The Gigabyte AORUS FI27Q-X is a great choice for pro gamers, with its rapid 1ms response time, 165Hz refresh rate, and super low 3ms input lag. It also has wide viewing angles, but its grayish blacks and lack of local dimming feature may be a letdown for those who want to use it in a dark setting. It does have excellent color accuracy and is relatively lightweight, so it may still be worth considering. It’s similar to the Acer Nitro XV272U, which has similar features.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Rapid 1ms response time
  • 165Hz variable refresh rate
  • Low 3ms input lag
  • Great color accuracy
  • Wide viewing angles
  • Great ergonomics

Reason to Avoid

  • Low contrast ratio
  • Low contrast ratio

Aorus FI27Q-X Specs

Display TypeLCD
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatHDR400
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate240 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync Premium

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Test Results

Brightness (nits)402.5
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)1,108.35
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)90.4
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)100
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)100
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)74.5
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)17.6
Response Time (ms)5.45
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.4
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)47
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)47
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)40
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)39

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  • Rtings

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    Though it doesn’t provide any image enhancement in HDR mode, the Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q delivers… Read More


    Christian Eberle
  • Tom’s Hardware

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    The Gigabyte AORUS FI27Q-X is excellent for gaming. It has a high 240Hz refresh rate… Read More


    Samuel Breton

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