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« on: August 13, 2018, 12:05:25 am »

Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD

Measurements and Review by Belgium Hardware
Review by =DEAD=
Review by IT Hardware PL
Review by IBXT
Review by PC Monitors
Review by Rtings
Review by TFT Central

Very accurate and fully adjustable matte 2560x1440 144hz wide gamut Innolux IPS panel with Displayport, 2x HDMI 2.0, HDR support+, RGB Lighting, 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The sRGB mode must be selected to prevent the 30% wide color gamut over-saturation of non-HDR sources and ensure maximum color accuracy.  The sRGB mode locks the brightness and color controls and leaves the monitor stuck at over 180cdm/2. 

The Balance overdrive setting is the best for 60hz while both Balance and Speed are useful with 144hz, however, the Speed setting adds quite a bit of overshoot ghosting which may disturb even casual gamers and display users who usually do not notice overdrive flaws.  I recommend using the Balance setting for all refresh rates, as well as can't recommend this monitor to those who are upgrading from fast LED PWM Dimming or Flicker Free 120hz+ monitors.  The Balance overdrive setting has significantly slower pixel response times than all five* of the 144-165hz 1440p AUO AHVA (marketed as IPS) panels with G-Sync, however, the Gigabyte is significantly more accurate than all of them aside from the ViewSonic XG2703-GS which was discontinued in summer of 2018.

+It can accept an HDR signal and dsiplay 95% DCI-P3 color, but is less (470cdm/2 with HDR on) than half as bright as the HDR standard brightness of 1000cdm/2, and lacks local dimming result greyish black and washed out dark content due to the 1100:1 contrast ratio.  Bright bias (light placed behind the display) or room lighting can help trick the eyes into perceiving greyish black as true black.

*Acer XB270HU, Acer XB271HU, AOC AG271QG, Asus PG279Q and the ViewSonic XG2703-GS.

Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q

The FI27Q supports 4K up-scaling over HDMI which is a great feature for those who also console game since the PS4 Pro only supports 1080p and 4K.

Measurements and Review by Belgium Hardware
Review by=DEAD=
Review by IBXT
Review by It Hardware PL
Review by PC Lab PL
Review by PC Monitors
Review by Tom's Hardware (2.3-2.4 preset gamma average)

Fully adjust-able matte 2560x1440, 165hz wide gamut/HDR IPS panel with AMD Free-Sync, Displayport, 2x HDMI, 2x USB 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  The FI27Q over-saturates the color of SDR (HDTV/REC 709 & sRGB) out of the box by over 30% since it has a wide gamut panel which tries to cover the DCI-P3 (HDR) color space, but it is very accurate preset gamma and color (previous 3x hyperlink source=PC Lab PL).  The sRGB emulation mode of the unit IT Hardware and Tom's Hardware tested are quite accurate while the FI27Q's sRGB mode Belgium Hardware tested significantly reduces the gamma and RGB level color accuracy (Standard versus sRGB), as well as looks washed out since the sRGB mode's gamma is too low.  The FI27Q has negligible input lag and less (2.7%) overshoot ghosting than the AD27Q (20%), but slower pixel response times resulting in more color streaking or ghosting.
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