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Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD Review

True Score

76
76
5

Experts

83
123

Consumers

Product Awards

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Expert Rankings

The Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD had reviewers impressed with its gaming features. They liked its wide viewing angles, excellent picture quality, and low input lag. However, its low contrast ratio and lack of local dimming made the Asus ROG Strix XG27UQ look like a worthwhile alternative.

Product Snapshot

Overview

The Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD is an entry-level gaming monitor announced in early 2021. It has a 144Hz refresh rate for tear-free gaming and significant motion handling to overcome motion blur. This 27-inch display is among the best computer monitors in its category, and even though it does not rank as one of the best gaming monitors in the market, its wide viewing angles make it great for group viewing, and its superb ergonomics make it easy to adjust. Its build quality is great, and it is also designed in a manner that is very similar to the Gigabyte AORUS FI32U. Its support for HDR gaming makes it better than the Dell Ultrasharp U2721DE, and its color accuracy is also pretty high, with a Delta rating of 0.42 after calibration.

Consensus

our Verdict

Hailed by product testers as a fantastic pick for gamers on a budget, the Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD has a lot of perks for casual gamers. Critics from Display Ninja were impressed with its 1440p screen resolution, as their test results showed that it was high enough to relay details and deliver good picture quality. Even though the AD27QD is 27 inches, compared to the 34-inch Dell S3422DWG, reviewers from Rtings still agreed that it was big enough to open and work on multiple windows simultaneously. They were also pleased that its viewing angles were as good as those of the Gigabyte G27Q, since during their tests, images viewed at an angle did not deteriorate. Its incredibly low input lag of 4.1ms led to quick gaming responsiveness.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Wide viewing angles
  • Great ergonomics
  • Low input lag
  • Great color accuracy
  • Outstanding motion handling

Reason to Avoid

  • Low contrast ratio
  • No local dimming
  • Bad black uniformity

Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD Specs

Display TypeLCD
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)369
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)1,063
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)70.4
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)84.2
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)98.9
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)66.4
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)8.7
Response Time (ms)6.2
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.5
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)48
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)49
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)29
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)30

All Tests

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True Score

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Market Context

The Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD is an entry-level gaming monitor announced in early 2021. It has a 144Hz refresh rate for tear-free gaming and significant motion…

The Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD is an entry-level gaming monitor announced in early 2021. It has a 144Hz refresh rate for tear-free gaming and significant motion handling to overcome motion blur. This 27-inch display is among the best computer monitors in its category, and even though it does not rank as one of the best gaming monitors in the market, its wide viewing angles make it great for group viewing, and its superb ergonomics make it easy to adjust. Its build quality is great, and it is also designed in a manner that is very similar to the Gigabyte AORUS FI32U. Its support for HDR gaming makes it better than the Dell Ultrasharp U2721DE, and its color accuracy is also pretty high, with a Delta rating of 0.42 after calibration.

The Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD and the Aorus FI27Q both have a 27-inch screen, an IPS panel, and matching ergonomics, but the FI27Q proves to be…

The Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD and the Aorus FI27Q both have a 27-inch screen, an IPS panel, and matching ergonomics, but the FI27Q proves to be the better pick thanks to its wider HDR color gamut (86% coverage of the DCI-P3 color scale) compared to the AD27QD’s 70.4% coverage, and slightly better 1159:1 contrast ratio compared to the AD27QD’s 1063:1. The AD27QD, however, offers better color accuracy after calibration, with a Delta E score of 0.57.

The Gigabyte AD27QD is similar to the LG 27GL850-B as both have a 1440p screen and a 144Hz refresh rate, but the LG monitor is…

The Gigabyte AD27QD is similar to the LG 27GL850-B as both have a 1440p screen and a 144Hz refresh rate, but the LG monitor is still more ideal for gaming thanks to an outstanding response time of 7.8ms (faster than the AD27QD’s 13ms) that translates to better motion handling. The AD27QD still offers better ergonomics and a higher 1063:1 contrast ratio.

Even though they both have dual HDMI 2.0 ports, the Gigabyte AD27QD is simply no match for the ASUS TUF VG27AQ, as the latter features…

Even though they both have dual HDMI 2.0 ports, the Gigabyte AD27QD is simply no match for the ASUS TUF VG27AQ, as the latter features a higher 165Hz refresh rate compared to its 144Hz, a higher 1247:1 contrast ratio against its 1063:1 ratio, and better ergonomics.

Even though the 27-inch Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD doesn’t offer as much screen real estate as the 32-inch Gigabyte M32Q, it has a higher pixel density…

Even though the 27-inch Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD doesn’t offer as much screen real estate as the 32-inch Gigabyte M32Q, it has a higher pixel density of 109 PPI compared to the M32Q’s 93 PPI, and better ergonomics. The M32Q also gets brighter than the AD27QD when viewing HDR content, as it can hit a peak brightness level of 459 nits compared to the AD27QD’s 432 nits.

Display Type

LCD

HDMI Inputs

2

HDR Format

Yes

Max Resolution

2560 x 1440

Panel Type

IPS

Refresh Rate

144 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

Screen size

27"

Dig Deeper

Score Card

E

Expert Score

76

*.75

We place a 75% weighted value on Expert Test Scores

C

Customer Score

83

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

76

Any product with a True Score above 70 is a Mixed Reviews

Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    77
    The Aorus AD27QD has plenty to offer, but it’s a tough sell against strong rivals… Read More

    By:

    Unknown
  • Expert Reviews UK
    51.58

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    Software bugs aside, the Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD Tactical Gaming Display is an excellent monitor. It’s… Read More

    By:

    Rob Shafer
  • IGN
    20.35

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Aorus AD27QD is one of the best 27″ 1440p 144Hz IPS FreeSync gaming monitors,… Read More

    By:

    Adam Babcock
  • Overclock 3D
    27.09

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    There is an awful lot packed into the Aorus AD27QD. Let’s start with the the… Read More

    By:

    Author: Tom Logan
  • Display Ninja
    10.93

    Category Trust Rating

    78
    The Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD is a good monitor for most uses. It has wide viewing… Read More

    By:

    Unknown

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