Gigabyte G27QC Review

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The Gigabyte G27QC may lack good viewing angles and decent HDR performance, but its variable refresh rate, fast response time, and dual G-Sync and FreeSync support still make it a great pick for pro gamers.


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Product Snapshot


The Gigabyte G27QC is a mid-tier, curved gaming monitor that was announced in mid-2020. The 27-inch display pledges to deliver a fluid gaming experience thanks to a rapid 1ms response time, and with an Aim Stabilizer that reduces motion blur for better visual clarity, players will be able to stay on target even when playing fast-paced games. The monitor boasts a 165Hz variable refresh rate so users should be able to enjoy tear-free gaming, and unlike the Gigabyte M27Q, it features a curved display to offer a more immersive gaming experience. Make sure you get to the end of this Gigabyte G27QC review for a more incisive look at what the monitor has to offer and also find out if it matches up to some of the best-rated computer monitors in the market.


our Verdict

The Gigabyte G27QC is a great gaming monitor for competitive players, with a 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and dual G-Sync and FreeSync support. However, it’s not great for HDR and darkroom visibility, and its viewing angles aren’t great for co-op gaming. On the plus side, it’s lightweight at 14.6 pounds, so it’s easy to move around.

Reason to Buy

  • Dual support for G-Sync and FreeSync compatibility
  • Variable Refresh Rate and Quick response time make it ideal for gamers
  • Great color accuracy
  • Lightweight for good portability

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor ergonomics
  • Narrow viewing angles
  • Mediocre HDR performance
  • No local dimming feature

Gigabyte G27QC Specs

Display TypeLCD
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatHDR10
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate165 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

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Test Results

Brightness (nits)347.285
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)3,928.4
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)81
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)81.2
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)97.2
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)63.1
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)16.75
Response Time (ms)6.3
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.3
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)24
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)26
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)29
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)25

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  • Rtings

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


    Will Georgiadis
  • Tom’s Hardware

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    The Gigabyte G27QC is a reasonably priced 27″ 1440p 165Hz curved gaming monitor with FreeSync,… read more


    Christian Eberle
  • Expert Reviews UK

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    The Gigabyte G27QC is great for gaming. It has low input lag, quick response time,… read more


    Thomas Hervieu
  • Display Ninja

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


    Rob Shafer

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