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Gigabyte M27Q Review

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80
79
5

Experts

86
2,168

Consumers

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Wide viewing angles, good color gamut and accuracy, fast response time, and refresh rate were all praised by reviewers. Critics recommend the monitor for fast and fluid gaming. It has poor HDR, no local dimming, and a low contrast ratio.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Gigabyte M27Q is the brand’s mid-level model released in 2020. Thanks to its excellent color gamut and high resolution, it promises to deliver a sharper picture than other mid-level models. It also boasts a higher refresh rate than its competitor, the LG 27GL850-B, at 170 Hz. It’s an excellent monitor for those needing a monitor for both multimedia projects and gaming. In addition, the Gigabyte M27Q has excellent SDR peak brightness, a fantastic stand and build quality and a good selection of ports. Keep reading our Gigabyte M27Q review, and don’t forget to check out the best-rated computer monitors available now.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Gigabyte M27Q has got it all – wide viewing angles, accurate colors, a fast response time and refresh rate. It’s the perfect choice for gamers who want a smooth and lightning-fast experience. The only downside is that it doesn’t have the best HDR, no local dimming, and a low contrast ratio.

Reason to Buy

  • Wide Viewing Angles
  • Fantastic Color Gamut and Accuracy
  • Great Response Time
  • High Refresh Rate

Reason to Avoid

  • HDR is Lackluster
  • No Local Dimming
  • Low Contrast Ratio

Gigabyte M27Q Specs

Display TypeLCD
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate170 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time0.5 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)434.5825
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)1,010.725
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)95.375
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)97.1
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)99.85
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)73.9
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)10.7
Response Time (ms)5.4
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.4
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)37
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)39
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)37
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)34

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Score Card

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Expert Score

79

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Customer Score

86

*.25

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True Score

80

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Score

    77
    The Gigabyte M27Q is a very capable and speedy gaming monitor with few flaws. Though… read more

    By:

    Rob Shafer
  • PC Mag
    91.7

    Category Trust Score

    80
    Gigabyte’s M27Q X doesn’t look like much out of the box, but this 1440p/240Hz IPS… read more

    By:

    Zackery Cuevas
  • Tom’s Hardware
    92.08

    Category Trust Score

    80
    Gigabyte’s M27Q X, an excellent 1440p gaming monitor with a high 240Hz refresh rate, should… read more

    By:

    Christian Eberle
  • PCWorld
    45.32

    Category Trust Score

    80
    The Gigabyte M27Q-P offers an immersive image quality thanks to its 1440p resolution and IPS… read more

    By:

    Matthew S. Smith
  • Display Ninja
    10.93

    Category Trust Score

    88
    The Gigabyte M27Q is excellent for gaming. It has exceptional response time, low input lag,… read more

    By:

    Alexander Tozzi

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