Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Updated Apr 22, 2020 at 09:57 am
Gigabyte  Aorus AD27QD Picture
7.9
Mixed Usage
7.9
Office
8.2
Gaming
7.7
Multimedia
7.8
Media Creation
6.9
HDR Gaming
Size 27"
Resolution 2560x1440
Max Refresh Rate
144 Hz
LCD Type
IPS
Variable Refresh Rate
FreeSync

The Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD is a great 1440p, 144Hz gaming monitor. It has a great design, with RGB bias lighting, good ergonomics, and an easy-to-remove stand. It delivers good overall picture quality, but like most IPS monitors, it doesn't look as good in a dark room due to its low contrast ratio. This monitor has outstanding motion handling with very fast response time, a black frame insertion feature, and low input lag. Finally, it has a unique set of additional features that could give some gamers that extra little edge, including a unique active noise cancellation feature.

Our Verdict

7.9 Mixed Usage

The Aorus AD27QD is a good monitor for most uses. It has wide viewing angles, good ergonomics, and great peak brightness. Gamers will appreciate the fast response time, FreeSync support, low input lag, and an impressive array of additional features to enhance your gaming experience. Unfortunately, it has a low contrast ratio and terrible black uniformity, but it has excellent out-of-box color accuracy.

Pros
  • Great gaming features.
  • Image remains accurate when viewed at an angle.
  • Impressive additional features to enhance experience.
Cons
  • Mediocre dark room performance.
7.9 Office

The Aorus AD27QD is a good office monitor. The 27 inch, 1440p screen offers plenty of space to open multiple windows at once, and the good ergonomics allow you to place the monitor how you like. It has great horizontal viewing angles for when you need to share your screen with others, but the vertical viewing angles are just decent, which is only a problem if someone's looking down at the monitor.

8.2 Gaming

Great gaming monitor. The 144Hz Aorus AD27QD supports FreeSync variable refresh rate technology to reduce screen tearing, and it's compatible with newer NVIDIA graphics cards. The input lag is incredibly low and the quick response time produces clear motion. Unfortunately, it doesn't perform well in dark rooms due to its low contrast ratio, but it has great viewing angles.

7.7 Multimedia

Good monitor for multimedia. The image remains accurate when viewed at an angle, which is great for sharing the latest trends with a group of friends. The fast response time delivers clear motion, with very little blur. Unfortunately, the Aorus AD27QD isn't as well-suited for watching videos in a dark room though, as it has a mediocre contrast ratio and terrible black uniformity.

7.8 Media Creation

The Aorus AD27QD is good for media creation. It has an excellent SDR color gamut and great coverage of the wider Adobe RGB color space. The 27 inch screen and 1440p resolution allow you to see more of your work at once, so you spend less time scrolling around or zooming. Unfortunately, it has some color bleed that could cause issues for photo editing, but it has excellent out-of-box color accuracy.

6.9 HDR Gaming

The Aorus AD27QD is a decent monitor for HDR gaming. It has decent peak brightness in HDR, but small highlights in some scenes aren't as bright as they should be. It can display a wide color gamut, which is great, but it's limiting and doesn't add much to HDR. Unfortunately, it has a mediocre contrast ratio, terrible black uniformity, and there's no local dimming feature to further darken any blacks.

  • 7.9 Mixed Usage
  • 7.9 Office
  • 8.2 Gaming
  • 7.7 Multimedia
  • 7.8 Media Creation
  • 6.9 HDR Gaming
  1. Update 2/17/2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  2. Update 7/12/2019: The HDR input lag was erroneously tested at 144Hz, with 8-bit color. We have retested it at 120Hz with 10-bit color, and updated the review.
  3. Update 6/25/2019: With the monitor's latest firmware, FreeSync is now supported on the AD27QD when connected to an Xbox One.
  4. Update 4/24/2019: With GeForce driver version 430.39, the Aorus is now certified by NVIDIA as G-SYNC Compatible.

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Test Results

Design
Design
Style
Curved No
Curve Radius Not Curved
Weight (without stand)
11.5 lbs (5.2 kg)
Weight (with stand)
17.6 lbs (8.0 kg)

The Aorus AD27QD has a black design geared towards gamers. The stand is fairly large and stands out the most, but it shouldn't be out of place in an office environment.

Design
Stand
Width
17.8" (45.2 cm)
Depth
9.3" (23.6 cm)

The stand is wide-set, but the legs are thin and still allow small objects to be placed in front of them, similar to the Acer Predator X27. The stand supports the monitor well, but it still wobbles a bit when nudged.

7.7
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Switch Portrait/Landscape Yes, Clockwise
Swivel Range -20° to 20°
Tilt Range -20° to 5°

Good ergonomics on the Aorus AD27QD. The stand allows for all common adjustments, including switching it into portrait mode. Since the inputs are downward-facing, they're side-facing when in portrait mode, which is convenient.

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 100x100

The back of the monitor has an aggressive design. There's customizable RGB bias lighting on the back of the monitor and stand. There's only basic cable management through a hole in the stand, and the stand can be easily removed thanks to a quick-release button.

Design
Borders
Borders
0.3" (0.8 cm)

The borders of the Aorus AD27QD are thin, and well-suited for a multi-monitor setup.

Design
Thickness
Thickness (with stand)
8.4" (21.3 cm)
Thickness (without stand)
2.3" (5.8 cm)

The monitor is thick when mounted on the stand, but the display itself is thin, which is good if VESA-mounted.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Aorus AD27QD has a great overall build quality, with no obvious issues or construction flaws. The monitor feels solid and has a lot of metal.

Picture Quality
6.1
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1063 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
N/A

The Aorus AD27QD has a mediocre contrast ratio, like most IPS monitors. This results in grayish blacks, which ideal for dark scenes. The Samsung CHG70, which has a VA panel, has a much higher native contrast ratio.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge

The Aorus AD27QD doesn't support local dimming. The above video is provided for reference only.

8.1
Picture Quality
SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Real Scene
369 cd/m²
SDR Peak 2% Window
397 cd/m²
SDR Peak 10% Window
397 cd/m²
SDR Peak 25% Window
397 cd/m²
SDR Peak 50% Window
397 cd/m²
SDR Peak 100% Window
397 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 2% Window
396 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 10% Window
397 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 25% Window
397 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 50% Window
397 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 100% Window
397 cd/m²
SDR ABL
0.000

The Aorus AD27QD has great peak brightness, very similar to the ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q. There's very little fluctuation in brightness with different content, which is great.

6.9
Picture Quality
HDR Peak Brightness
HDR Real Scene
432 cd/m²
HDR Peak 2% Window
419 cd/m²
HDR Peak 10% Window
420 cd/m²
HDR Peak 25% Window
420 cd/m²
HDR Peak 50% Window
420 cd/m²
HDR Peak 100% Window
420 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 2% Window
418 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 10% Window
419 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 25% Window
419 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 50% Window
419 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 100% Window
419 cd/m²
HDR ABL
0.000

Decent peak brightness in HDR. The brightness remains the same regardless of content, which is good. It gets brighter than the Samsung CHG70.

For HDR to work over DisplayPort, '1.2+HDR' must be enabled from the monitor's OSD.

8.3
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
48 °
Color Washout From Right
49 °
Color Shift From Left
60 °
Color Shift From Right
60 °
Brightness Loss From Left
47 °
Brightness Loss From Right
49 °
Black Level Raise From Left
70 °
Black Level Raise From Right
70 °
Gamma Shift From Left
47 °
Gamma Shift From Right
46 °

The Aorus AD27QD has great horizontal viewing angles. The image remains accurate when viewed from the side, which is typical from IPS panels.

6.8
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
30 °
Color Washout From Above
29 °
Color Shift From Below
38 °
Color Shift From Above
41 °
Brightness Loss From Below
33 °
Brightness Loss From Above
34 °
Black Level Raise From Below
70 °
Black Level Raise From Above
70 °
Gamma Shift From Below
29 °
Gamma Shift From Above
29 °

Okay vertical viewing angles. The edges of the screen will appear darker if you sit close to it. If you VESA mount the monitor above eye level, you'll lose some image accuracy.

8.5
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.619 %
50% DSE
0.110 %
5% Std. Dev.
0.534 %
5% DSE
0.060 %

The Aorus AD27QD has excellent gray uniformity, similar to the PG279QZ. There's minimal dirty screen effect, which is great for browsing the web, or any other content with large uniform areas.

2.7
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
4.231 %
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

The Aorus AD27QD has terrible black uniformity. There's noticeable backlight bleed and clouding throughout.

8.6
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
Picture Mode
Standard
Luminance
373 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
80
Contrast Setting
50
RGB Controls
100-100-100
Gamma Setting
Off
Color Temperature
6199 K
White Balance dE
2.20
Color dE
1.61
Gamma
2.11

Excellent out-of-box color accuracy for the Aorus AD27QD. Most colors appear as intended, but because the color temperature is warmer than the target of 6500K, some colors are closer to red/yellow. The gamma is below the target curve, so scenes are brighter than they should.

9.5
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
Picture Mode
Standard
Luminance
100 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
12
Contrast Setting
49
RGB Controls
92-93-100
Gamma Setting
Off
Color Temperature
6497 K
White Balance dE
0.71
Color dE
0.57
Gamma
2.19

After calibration, any remaining inaccuracies are too small to be noticeable, and the gamma follows the curve almost perfectly.

You can download our ICC profile calibration here. This is provided for reference only and shouldn't be used, as the calibration values vary per individual unit even for the same model due to manufacturing tolerances.

9.2
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB xy
98.8 %
Adobe RGB xy
84.2 %
sRGB Picture Mode
Standard
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Standard

Excellent SDR color gamut. The Aorus AD27QD covers nearly all of the sRGB color space used in most content. Photo professionals should be happy with the impressive coverage of the Adobe RGB color space used in photo editing.

9.4
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
97.5 %
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
89.6 %
sRGB Picture Mode
Standard
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Standard

Outstanding color volume. It can display a wide range of colors thanks to its excellent SDR color gamut, but it can't display dark, saturated colors due to its low contrast ratio.

6.8
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI P3 xy
70.4 %
Rec. 2020 xy
66.4 %
DCI P3 Picture Mode
Standard
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
Standard

Decent HDR color gamut. It displays a wide color gamut, although it's a bit limiting, and it doesn't add much to HDR content.

6.6
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
71.6 %
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
61.2 %
DCI P3 Picture Mode
Standard
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
Standard

Decent HDR color volume. Due to the somewhat limiting color gamut, the Aorus AD27QD fails to display a very wide range of colors in HDR.

10
Picture Quality
Image Retention
IR After 0 Min Recovery
0.00 %
IR After 2 Min Recovery
0.00 %
IR After 4 Min Recovery
0.00 %
IR After 6 Min Recovery
0.00 %
IR After 8 Min Recovery
0.00 %
IR After 10 Min Recovery
0.00 %

There are no signs of image retention on the Aorus AD27QD, even immediately after displaying our high contrast static test image for 10 minutes.

9.7
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit

Outstanding gradient performance, with minimal signs of banding.

7.5
Picture Quality
Color Bleed
Pixel Row Error
0.000 %
Pixel Column Error
0.502 %

Unfortunately, there's noticeable vertical color bleed, which is worst than most other monitors. This shouldn't be noticeable with most content, but it isn't ideal for photo editing.

7.3
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
5.5 %
Indirect Reflections
2.8 %
Calculated Direct Reflections
2.7 %

Decent reflection handling. There shouldn't be any issues in an average-lit room, but the reflections might be distracting in a room with direct sunlight.

7.0
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Sub-Pixel Layout
RGB

The text clarity is okay. It can be improved using ClearType (top photo), which makes the diagonal lines on the letters R and N clearer.

Motion
8.3
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Best Overdrive Setting
Balance
Rise / Fall Time
6.6 ms
Total Response Time
13.0 ms
Overshoot Error
0.0 %
Dark Rise / Fall Time
8.6 ms
Dark Total Response Time
16.1 ms
Dark Overshoot Error
0.0 %

Overdrive Setting Response Time Chart Response Time Tables Motion Blur Photo
Picture Quality Chart Table Photo
Balance Chart Table Photo
Speed Chart Table Photo

The Aorus AD27QD has a great response time. The best Overdrive setting is 'Balance', which performs very similarly to 'Picture Quality', but motion looks slightly better. There's significant overshoot on the 'Speed' setting with visible motion blur.

7.9
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Best Overdrive Setting
Balance
Rise / Fall Time
6.2 ms
Total Response Time
16.3 ms
Overshoot Error
3.3 %
Dark Rise / Fall Time
7.3 ms
Dark Total Response Time
16.1 ms
Dark Overshoot Error
3.1 %

Overdrive Setting Response Time Chart Response Time Tables Motion Blur Photo
Picture Quality Chart Table Photo
Balance Chart Table Photo
Speed Chart Table Photo

Good response time. Like at its max refresh rate, the recommended Overdrive setting at 60Hz is 'Balance'. It's quicker than the 'Picture Quality' setting and there's significantly less overshoot than the 'Speed' setting.

10
Motion
Image Flicker
Flicker-Free Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz

The backlight is completely flicker-free, which helps reduce eye strain.

6.0
Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Yes
BFI Maximum Frequency
144 Hz
BFI Minimum Frequency
120 Hz

This monitor has a black frame insertion feature, which can be activated by enabling the Aim Stabilizer feature.

We noticed a few bugs with the BFI feature, but they're easy to work around. When first enabled, the BFI feature causes the brightness to drop significantly, which is normal, but this is a bit worse than average. Disabling and then enabling it causes the image to appear much brighter than intended and it has noticeable duplications, as seen here.

9.0
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC
Compatible (NVIDIA Certified)
VRR Maximum
144 Hz
VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors DisplayPort, HDMI

Update 06/25/2019: After updating the firmware on the AD27QD to F06, FreeSync now works properly when connected to an Xbox One, but only on HDMI Port 2.

Update 04/24/2019: NVIDIA released GeForce driver 430.39, which adds the AD27QD as an NVIDIA certified G-SYNC compatible monitor. With this update, FreeSync is automatically enabled when connected to a 10- or 20- series NVIDIA graphics card.

The Aorus AD27QD supports FreeSync over both HDMI and DisplayPort, with the same excellent VRR range with either connector. We tested it with NVIDIA's new FreeSync drivers on our GTX 1060 6 GB, and it works perfectly, but only when connected via DisplayPort. This is the same as all other G-SYNC compatible monitors.

Inputs
9.5
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution
4.1 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
8.7 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
4.5 ms
Variable Refresh Rate @ 60Hz
4.7 ms
10 Bit HDR
5.6 ms
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
4.8 ms

Update 07/12/2019: The HDR input lag measurement of 3.9ms was erroneously tested with 8-bit color at 144Hz. Since we expect most people will use HDR with 10-bit color, we have retested the HDR input lag at 120Hz, with 10-bit color. The number has been updated.

Excellent low input lag. Even with HDR or VRR enabled, the input lag remains extremely low, which is great for even the most demanding gamers.

8.3
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution 2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Megapixels 3.7 MP
Pixel Density
109 PPI
Screen Diagonal 27.0 inches
Screen Area 310 sq inches

The 27 inch, 1440p screen is great for multitasking and provides a more immersive gaming experience than 1080p monitors.

Inputs
Inputs
Inputs
Total Inputs
DisplayPort 1 (DP 1.2)
Mini DisplayPort No
HDMI 2 (HDMI 2.0)
DVI No
VGA No
DisplayPort Out No
USB 2 (USB 3.0)
USB C No
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 1
Microphone In 3.5mm 1
Digital Optical Audio Out No
Analog Audio Out RCA No
Power Supply Internal

It has a microphone-in port, which is necessary to use the ANC feature.

Features
Features
Additional Features
RGB Illumination
Presets
Speakers
No
HDR10 Yes
Multiple Input Display
PIP + PBP

The Aorus AD27QD has an impressive array of additional features, too many to list here. Some of the most useful features include:

  • ANC: The Aorus is the first monitor on the market to feature active noise cancellation. Note that this is not for your benefit, but for the benefit of the people you're talking to. The monitor has three integrated microphones that measure the ambient noise and attempt to remove it from your voice. This requires your microphone to be connected to the back of the monitor, and the USB upstream port connected to your computer. In our tests, the ANC was very effective at removing ambient bass sounds, such as the rumble of a nearby air conditioner. We also found that it acted a bit like a noise gate, and would occasionally cut off the speaker's voice. We have recorded a short clip demonstrating the ANC feature, available here. Note that this is recorded using an internet voice chat program, and there is compression.
  • Dashboard: A customizable overlay that displays your computer's status, including temperatures, fan speeds, and usage.
  • Black Equalizer: Similar to the Black Stabilizer feature found on many other gaming monitors, this allows you to adjust the image to make it easier to spot objects in dark scenes.

This is just a summary of the additional features. For more information, see our additional review notes.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)
Features
Controls

The joystick control is underneath the monitor and easy to use.

Features
In The Box

  • Instruction manual and driver and utility disc
  • Three different power cables, for NA, EU, and Australia.
  • HDMI cable
  • DisplayPort cable
  • USB 3.0 Type B upstream cable

Differences Between Sizes and Variants

We tested the 27 inch Aorus AD27QD, which is the only size available. Aorus produces a few other monitors, which you can see below.

Model Size Panel Resolution Refresh Rate Notes
AD27QD 27" IPS 2560x1440 144 Hz  
CV27Q 27" VA 2560x1440 165Hz Supports DisplayPort 1.4
CV27F 27" VA 2560x1440 165Hz  
FI27Q 27" IPS 2560x1440 165Hz  
FI27Q-P 27" IPS 2560x1440 165Hz Supports DisplayPort 1.4
KD25F 25" TN 1080p 249Hz  

If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their Aorus AD27QD doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we will update the review. Note that some tests, such as the gray uniformity, may vary between individual units.

The AD27QD we reviewed was manufactured in December 2018, and you can see the label here.

Compared to other monitors

Comparison picture

Left: Dell S2719DGF. Middle: Aorus AD27QD. Right: ASUS ROG PG279Q

The Aorus AD27QD is a great gaming monitor at an aggressive price and has some impressive additional features. See our recommendations for the best gaming monitors, the best 1440p 144Hz monitors, and the best 1440p gaming monitors.

LG 27GL850-B
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD and the LG 27GL850 are very similar overall. For gaming, the LG has slightly better motion handling, and is the better choice if you are sensitive to motion blur or overshoot artifacts. The AD27QD is more feature-packed, including better ergonomics, an optional black frame insertion feature, and countless additional gaming features.

ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Aorus AD27QD and ASUS ROG PG279Q are very similar overall. The PG279Q has slightly better black uniformity and supports NVIDIA's G-SYNC variable refresh rate technology. The AD27QD supports HDR, has much better gradients, and supports AMD's FreeSync technology with both AMD cards and NVIDIA's new FreeSync compatible drivers, making it a slightly more versatile choice if you have a 10- or 20- series NVIDIA GPU.

BenQ EX2780Q
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Amazon.com

The Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD is a bit better than the BenQ EX2780Q. The Aorus has significantly better ergonomics, out of box color accuracy, and gradient performance. The Aorus also has an optional black frame insertion feature to help reduce motion blur and a host of extra features for gaming and productivity. However, black uniformity is much worse on the Aorus, as there's noticeable clouding and backlight bleed through the screen.

Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q
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Amazon.com

The Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q is slightly better than the Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD in most uses. As these two monitors have a nearly identical design and feature set, their performance is also very similar. The main difference is that the FI27Q has a much wider HDR color gamut, but its response time is slower than the AD27QD. The FI27Q has bad black uniformity, but it's still an improvement over the AD27QD.

ASUS TUF VG27AQ
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The ASUS TUF VG27AQ is somewhat better than the Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD. The ASUS' refresh rate is faster, which helps motion look smoother. The ASUS also has better ergonomics, which is important if you often move your monitor around as you can quickly position it comfortably in the new location. Finally, the ASUS delivers more uniform blacks, although neither of the two monitors can display deep blacks in a dark room due to their IPS panels.

Samsung CHG70
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Amazon.com

The Samsung CHG70 and the Aorus AD27QD use different panels, and each is better for certain uses. The CHG70 uses a VA panel, which is better suited for dark room viewing, but the image degrades when viewed at an angle. The AD27QD, on the other hand, uses an IPS panel, and the image remains accurate when viewed at an angle. That said, it produces grayish blacks and generally doesn't look as good in a dark room.

Acer Predator XB271HU
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Amazon.com

The Gigabyte AD27QD is better than the Acer Predator XB271HU. The Gigabyte AD27QD supports HDR content and has a wide color gamut that can display rich and saturated colors. The Gigabyte AD27QD can handle reflections better and supports the FreeSync variable refresh rate technology for tear-free gaming. The Acer, on the other hand, has more uniform blacks and slightly better ergonomics. The Predator supports the G-SYNC variable refresh rate, which is great if you have a compatible NVIDIA graphics card.

MSI Optix MPG27CQ
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Amazon.com

The Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD and the MSI Optix MPG27CQ use different panel technologies, but the AD27QD is much better overall, and slightly better for gaming. The AD27QD has an IPS panel, with wide viewing angles and a slightly faster response time. If viewing angles aren't important, the MPG27CQ has a VA panel, which looks much better in a dark room. Unlike the Aorus, the MSI doesn't support HDR, but this doesn't add much to the Aorus.

LG 27GL83A-B
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Amazon.com

The Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD is marginally better than the LG 27GL850. The AD27QD has better ergonomics so you can easily place it comfortably, an optional black frame insertion feature, and many additional gaming features. The LG, on the other hand, has slightly faster response time and displays crisper motion.

ASUS ROG Swift PG279QZ
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Amazon.com

Unless you want to get the most out of your NVIDIA graphics card, the Aorus AD27QD is slightly better than the ASUS PG279QZ. The Aorus supports HDR and has a few extra gaming features designed to give you a slight edge in competitive games, and it supports FreeSync. Although the Aorus also works with NVIDIA's new FreeSync drivers, if you want a true G-SYNC experience, the ASUS is very similar overall.

ASUS VG279Q
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Amazon.com

The Aorus AD27QD is slightly better than the ASUS VG279Q. The AD27QD supports HDR, although there isn't much benefit to this. The AD27QD also has a higher native resolution, delivering a more immersive, detailed gaming experience. The VG279Q, on the other hand, has much better ergonomics and slightly better black uniformity.

MSI Optix MAG271CQR
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The Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD and the MSI Optix MAG271CQR use different panel technologies, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. The MSI is better-suited for a dark room, as it has better contrast. The Aorus has better ergonomics and better viewing angles, and it supports HDR.

Dell S2719DGF
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These are two different types of monitors, each with its advantages and disadvantages. However, in its overall performance, the Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD is significantly better than the Dell S2719DGF. The Aorus has wider viewing angles and a lower input lag. The response time is fast, but not as fast as the TN panel Dell S2719DGF. The Aorus AD27QD supports HDR, although its HDR performance isn't that great.

Acer VG271UP
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD is a bit better than the Acer VG271UP. The Aorus has much better ergonomics, so it's easier to place it in an ideal viewing position. The Aorus also has many more additional features, including a unique active noise cancelling feature.

AOC AGON AG271QX
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Amazon.com

The Aorus AD27QD is much better than the AOC AGON AG271QX. The Aorus supports HDR, which is great, and has much wider viewing angles. The AD27QD also has an optional black frame insertion feature, which can help reduce persistence blur. The AGON has better black uniformity and a slightly faster response time, but this likely isn't noticeable. The AGON also has more inputs and supports older analog inputs from DVI and VGA cables.

Razer Raptor 27
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Amazon.com

The Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD is slightly better than the Razer Raptor 27, and it's a bit better for gaming. The Aorus has a more adjustable stand, so it's easier to place it in an ideal viewing position. The Aorus also has a faster response time, resulting in slightly clearer motion, with less blur behind fast-moving objects.