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Gigabyte G27Q Review

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Experts

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209

Consumers

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Critics were quite happy with the Gigabyte G27Q’s affinity for gaming and credited this to its wide viewing angles, high refresh rate, and good color accuracy. They also liked that its 144Hz refresh rate led to a tear-free gaming experience. However, they were also let down by the low contrast ratio and lack of a local dimming feature.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Gigabyte G27Q is an entry-level display that was released in mid-2020. The display also boasts good reflection handling, and even though it doesn’t feature on our list of the best computer monitors, it offers wide viewing angles that make it great for group viewing. It has an impressive 144Hz refresh rate that is quite common with many highly-rated gaming monitors and supports both FreeSync and G-Sync technologies. Similar to the HP Omen 27C, the monitor’s 3.7ms input lag is low for fast gaming responsiveness, and thanks to its wide color gamut and 93.4% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space, the G27Q is a good option for users who want to do color-focused work.

Consensus

our Verdict

Expert testers hailed the Gigabyte G27Q as a great entry-level display for gaming. Product testers from Toms Hardware were quite impressed with its 144Hz refresh rate as they affirmed that they did not encounter any screen tearing during their tests. Reviewers from Monitor Nerds also confirmed that the display had excellent viewing angles, unlike the Gigabyte Aorus FV43U. They were pleased that images did not deteriorate when viewed from the side. Its 93.4% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space also meant that it would be an excellent option for photo editing, and even though its ergonomics are not as good as those of the Gigabyte M34Q, they still allow for height and tilt adjustments.

Unfortunately, the G27Q left some reviewers a bit disappointed with its low contrast ratio and lack of a local dimming feature, issues that it shares with the Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD.

Reason to Buy

  • High refresh rate
  • Wide viewing angles
  • Good color accuracy
  • Good reflection handling
  • Supports HDR content

Reason to Avoid

  • Low contrast ratio
  • No local dimming
  • Bad ergonomics

Gigabyte G27Q 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)363
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)2,548.9
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)89.2
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)85.5
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)99.5
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)69.6
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)17
Response Time (ms)6.65
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.2
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)32
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)33
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)30
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)31

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Gigabyte G27Q Review

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Market Context

The Gigabyte G27Q is an entry-level display that was released in mid-2020. The display also boasts good reflection handling, and even though it doesn’t feature…

The Gigabyte G27Q is an entry-level display that was released in mid-2020. The display also boasts good reflection handling, and even though it doesn’t feature on our list of the best computer monitors, it offers wide viewing angles that make it great for group viewing. It has an impressive 144Hz refresh rate that is quite common with many highly-rated gaming monitors and supports both FreeSync and G-Sync technologies. Similar to the HP Omen 27C, the monitor’s 3.7ms input lag is low for fast gaming responsiveness, and thanks to its wide color gamut and 93.4% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space, the G27Q is a good option for users who want to do color-focused work.

The Gigabyte G27Q is no match for the Dell S2721DGF since the Dell monitor features a higher 165Hz refresh rate compared to its 144Hz. These…

The Gigabyte G27Q is no match for the Dell S2721DGF since the Dell monitor features a higher 165Hz refresh rate compared to its 144Hz. These attributes make it an ideal option for gaming.

Despite having better reflection handling, the Gigabyte G27Q is not as optimized for gaming as the Gigabyte M27Q is since the latter offers a higher…

Despite having better reflection handling, the Gigabyte G27Q is not as optimized for gaming as the Gigabyte M27Q is since the latter offers a higher max refresh rate of 170Hz compared to the G27Q’s 144Hz. They both have dual HDMI 2.0 ports, but the G27Q offers a higher color accuracy as proven by its low Delta E score of 0.26 compared to the M27Q’s 0.31.

The Gigabyte G27Q is similar to the Gigabyte G27QC, as they both have a 27-inch screen with a 1440p screen resolution and support for HDR…

The Gigabyte G27Q is similar to the Gigabyte G27QC, as they both have a 27-inch screen with a 1440p screen resolution and support for HDR content. While the G27Q offers wider viewing angles and a better color gamut for SDR content (99.5% coverage of the sRGB color space), the G27QC has a higher contrast ratio of 3885:1 for dark room viewing compared to the G27Q’s 1096:1, and a higher 160Hz max refresh rate for smoother screen transitions compared to the G27Q’s 144Hz.

The Gigabyte G27Q is a slightly better option than the LG 27GL850-B since it offers better reflection handling and renders HDR content well thanks to…

The Gigabyte G27Q is a slightly better option than the LG 27GL850-B since it offers better reflection handling and renders HDR content well thanks to a DisplayHDR 400 standard and a peak brightness level of 515 nits compared to the LG monitor’s 396 nits. Still, the LG has a slightly faster 7.8ms response time compared to the G27Q’s 8.1ms, but both are great picks for gaming.

Display Type

LCD

LCD

HDMI Inputs

2

2

HDR Format

Yes

Yes

Max Resolution

2560 x 1440

2560 x 1440

Panel Type

IPS

IPS

Refresh Rate

144 Hz

165 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

1 ms

Screen size

27"

27"

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Score Card

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Expert Score

85

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Customer Score

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True Score

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Score

    76
    If you don’t care about a usable sRGB mode, the Gigabyte G27QC gaming monitor is… read more

    By:

    Will Georgiadis
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Score

    80
    The Gigabyte G27Q is great for gaming. It has a high 144Hz refresh rate with… read more

    By:

    Rob Shafer
  • Expert Reviews UK
    51.58

    Category Trust Score

    100
    The Gigabyte G27Q is an affordable 27″ 1440p 144Hz IPS gaming monitor with a wide… read more

    By:

    Samuel Breton
  • Display Ninja
    10.93

    Category Trust Score

    82
    Cheap, vibrant and packed with features, the Gigabyte G27QC shines in a crowded market read more

    By:

    Christian Eberle

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