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Gigabyte G27Q Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Reviewed Jan 21, 2021 at 09:41 am
Gigabyte G27Q Picture
7.7
Mixed Usage
7.8
Office
8.0
Gaming
7.4
Media Consumption
7.9
Media Creation
6.7
HDR
Size
27"
Resolution
2560x1440
Max Refresh Rate
144Hz
Pixel Type
IPS
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
HDR10
Yes

The Gigabyte G27Q is a great budget gaming monitor. It's similar to the Gigabyte G27QC, except it has an IPS panel. This means it has wide viewing angles, but it comes at the cost of its low contrast ratio that makes blacks appear gray when viewed in the dark. It has features most gamers would want in a 144Hz, 1440p monitor, like variable refresh rate support in the form of native FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility. It has an amazing response time at its max refresh rate that results in minimal motion blur, and its input lag is exceptionally low. Unfortunately, it has poor ergonomics, so it may be difficult to place in an ideal viewing position. If you want to use it in a well-lit room, it gets bright enough to combat glare and has good reflection handling. Lastly, it displays a wide color gamut and has decent peak brightness to make some highlights stand out in HDR.

Our Verdict

7.7 Mixed Usage

The Gigabyte G27Q is very good overall. It's great for gaming because it has VRR support, an excellent response time, and exceptionally low input lag. It's also decent for HDR gaming as it displays a wide color gamut, but it has a low contrast ratio and doesn't have a local dimming feature. It's good for office use and content creators thanks to its wide viewing angles, high peak brightness, and good reflection handling. However, it has poor ergonomics, making it difficult to place the screen in an ideal position.

Pros
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Native FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility.
  • Exceptionally low input lag.
  • Displays wide color gamut for HDR content.
Cons
  • Poor ergonomics.
  • Low contrast ratio.
  • Lacks a local dimming feature.
7.8 Office

The Gigabyte G27Q is good for office use. It has an IPS panel with wide viewing angles, which is great if you need to share your screen with others. The 1440p resolution delivers clear text, and the 27 inch screen offers enough space to multitask. It gets bright enough to combat glare in well-lit rooms and has good reflection handling. Sadly, it has poor ergonomics as you can't swivel it.

Pros
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Great 1440p resolution and 27 inch size.
  • Gets bright enough to combat glare.
  • Displays wide color gamut for HDR content.
Cons
  • Poor ergonomics.
  • Lacks a local dimming feature.
8.0 Gaming

The Gigabyte G27Q is great for gaming. It has a high 144Hz refresh rate with both FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility. The response time at its max refresh rate is amazing, and it has an exceptionally low input lag. It has wide viewing angles if you want to use it for co-op gaming. Unfortunately, it's not the best for dark room gaming because it has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks appear gray.

Pros
  • Great 1440p resolution and 27 inch size.
  • Native FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility.
  • Excellent response time at max refresh rate of 144Hz.
  • Exceptionally low input lag.
  • Displays wide color gamut for HDR content.
Cons
  • Poor ergonomics.
  • Low contrast ratio.
  • Lacks a local dimming feature.
7.4 Media Consumption

The Gigabyte G27Q is good for multimedia use. It has a high 1440p resolution that makes images look crisp. It performs well in bright rooms thanks to its high peak brightness and good reflection handling. Sadly, it doesn't perform as well in dark rooms because it has a low contrast ratio, so blacks look gray. Luckily, it has wide viewing angles, which is great if you want to watch content with a friend.

Pros
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Great 1440p resolution and 27 inch size.
  • Gets bright enough to combat glare.
  • Displays wide color gamut for HDR content.
Cons
  • Poor ergonomics.
  • Low contrast ratio.
  • Lacks a local dimming feature.
7.9 Media Creation

The Gigabyte G27Q is very good for content creators. The large 27 inch screen offers enough room to open multiple windows side-by-side. It has wide viewing angles, so someone viewing from the side still sees an accurate image. However, it has poor ergonomics, and you won't be able to easily place your screen in an ideal viewing position. Lastly, it has an outstanding SDR color gamut with excellent coverage of the Adobe RGB color space.

Pros
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Great 1440p resolution and 27 inch size.
  • Superb gradient handling.
  • Displays wide color gamut for HDR content.
Cons
  • Poor ergonomics.
  • Low contrast ratio.
  • Lacks a local dimming feature.
6.7 HDR

Pros
  • Displays wide color gamut for HDR content.
Cons
  • Lacks a local dimming feature.
  • 7.7 Mixed Usage
  • 7.8 Office
  • 8.0 Gaming
  • 7.4 Media Consumption
  • 7.9 Media Creation
  • 6.7 HDR
  1. Updated Apr 27, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.
  2. Updated Jan 21, 2021: Review published.
  3. Updated Jan 15, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved
No
Curve Radius
Not Curved

The Gigabyte G27Q looks almost exactly like the Gigabyte G27QC, except it has a flat screen. It has a simple design, and it isn't too gamer-oriented, so it doesn't stick out in an office environment. It's mainly made out of matte plastic with a glossy panel on the back. It has fairly thin bezels on three sides and a thicker bottom bezel.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The Gigabyte G27Q has good build quality. It's very similar to the Gigabyte G27QC, and it's made with basic, yet sturdy, plastic panels. There's no flex or any obvious gaps in the construction. The feet don't feel premium, but they hold the monitor well, and there's no wobble.

6.9
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Tilt Range
-20° to 5°
Rotate Portrait/Landscape
No
Swivel Range
No swivel
Wall Mount
VESA 100x100

The ergonomics are poor. It only allows for height and tilt adjustments, and you can't rotate or swivel it. The back of the Gigabyte G27Q mainly has matte plastic, except for the glossy panel on top where the branding is. Cable management is serviced through a hole in the stand.

Design
Stand
Base Width
15.7" (40.0 cm)
Base Depth
7.4" (18.9 cm)
Thickness (With Display)
5.2" (13.3 cm)
Weight (With Display)
14.8 lbs (6.7 kg)

The monitor has a V-shaped stand that supports the monitor well. The feet are thick, but there's still enough space in front to place some stuff.

Design
Display
Housing Width
24.4" (61.9 cm)
Housing Height
14.4" (36.5 cm)
Thickness (Without Stand)
2.2" (5.5 cm)
Weight (Without Stand)
10.6 lbs (4.8 kg)
Borders Size (Bezels)
0.5" (1.2 cm)
Design
Controls

There's a single joystick on the right backside of the monitor. It allows you to turn the monitor On/Off and navigate the on-screen menu.

Design
In The Box
Power Supply
External Brick

  • HDMI cable
  • DisplayPort cable
  • Power supply
  • USB-A to USB-B upstream cable
  • 3x Power cables (NA, EU, and Australia)
  • Manuals

Picture Quality
6.1
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1,096 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
N/A

The Gigabyte G27Q has a mediocre contrast ratio, which is expected from an IPS panel. Blacks appear gray when viewed in the dark. If contrast is important to you, then check out the Gigabyte G27QC, which has a VA panel.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge

The Gigabyte G27Q doesn't have a local dimming feature. The video above is provided for reference only.

8.3
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene
408 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
434 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
437 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
437 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
437 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
437 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
434 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
437 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
437 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
437 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
437 cd/m²
ABL
0.000
Minimum Brightness
60 cd/m²

The SDR peak brightness is impressive. It maintains its brightness very consistently across different content, and it gets bright enough to easily fight glare. This is much higher than the advertised 350 cd/m² brightness. We measured peak brightness after calibration in the 'Custom 1' Picture Mode with Brightness at its max.

7.2
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
VESA DisplayHDR Certification
DisplayHDR 400
Real Scene
480 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
512 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
516 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
515 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
515 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
515 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
511 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
514 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
515 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
515 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
514 cd/m²
ABL
0.000

The Gigabyte G27Q has decent HDR peak brightness. It's very consistent across different content, and although it may not deliver a true HDR experience, it's still good enough to make some highlights stand out. It easily meets its DisplayHDR 400 certification. We tested HDR peak brightness after calibration in the 'Custom 1' Picture Mode with Brightness at its max.

7.7
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
32°
Color Washout From Right
33°
Color Shift From Left
47°
Color Shift From Right
54°
Brightness Loss From Left
34°
Brightness Loss From Right
36°
Black Level Raise From Left
70°
Black Level Raise From Right
70°
Gamma Shift From Left
44°
Gamma Shift From Right
60°

The Gigabyte G27Q has a good horizontal viewing angle. The image remains accurate when you view it from the sides, which is great for co-op gaming or sharing your screen with someone else. This is typical of an IPS panel.

7.0
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
31°
Color Washout From Above
30°
Color Shift From Below
39°
Color Shift From Above
44°
Brightness Loss From Below
34°
Brightness Loss From Above
34°
Black Level Raise From Below
70°
Black Level Raise From Above
70°
Gamma Shift From Below
32°
Gamma Shift From Above
32°

The Gigabyte G27Q gaming monitor's vertical viewing angle is decent. You may lose some image accuracy if you mount it too much above eye level, but it should be fine for most people.

8.0
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.475%
50% DSE
0.135%

Our unit of the Gigabyte G27Q has excellent gray uniformity. The edges of the screen are noticeably darker, but there's no dirty screen effect in the center, which is good.

6.4
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
1.749%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

The Gigabyte G27Q's black uniformity isn't bad. The entire screen looks blue/gray, and there's noticeable backlight bleed, especially along the right edge. However, there isn't much clouding or blooming around the center cross.

7.7
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Pre-Calibration)
Picture Mode
sRGB
sRGB Gamut Area xy
94.6%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
4.52
Color Temperature (Avg.)
7,181 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.18
Color dE (Avg.)
2.78
Contrast Setting
N/A
RGB Settings
Default
Gamma Setting
Default
Brightness Setting
35
Measured Brightness
177 cd/m²
Brightness Locked
No

The Gigabyte G27Q has good out-of-the-box accuracy. There are some inaccuracies with most colors and white balance, but they're hard to notice. Gamma doesn't follow the target curve at all, and most scenes are brighter than they should be. Also, the color temperature is slightly on the cool side, giving the image a blue tint. Note that color accuracy may vary between units.

9.8
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Post-Calibration)
Picture Mode
Custom 1
sRGB Gamut Area xy
99.5%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
0.52
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,490 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.17
Color dE (Avg.)
0.26
Contrast Setting
49
RGB Settings
100-97-93
Gamma Setting
Gamma 2
Brightness Setting
11
Measured Brightness
100 cd/m²
ICC Profile
Download

The accuracy after calibration is simply exceptional. Any remaining inaccuracies can't be spotted without the aid of a colorimeter, and the color temperature is extremely close to the 6500K target. Gamma is also much closer to the target, but some scenes are still over-brightened.

9.4
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB Coverage xy
99.5%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom 1
Adobe RGB Coverage xy
85.5%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom 1

The Gigabyte G27Q's color gamut is outstanding, even better than the Gigabyte G27QC. It has perfect coverage of the commonly-used sRGB color space, and photo editors should be happy with the excellent coverage of the Adobe RGB color space.

9.5
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
97.2%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom 1
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
88.6%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Custom 1

The Gigabyte G27Q monitor's SDR color volume is fantastic. Thanks to its outstanding color gamut and high peak brightness, it displays colors at a wide range of luminance levels. Unfortunately, it struggles to display deep, saturated colors due to the low contrast ratio.

8.6
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI-P3 Coverage xy
93.4%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
Custom 1
Rec. 2020 Coverage xy
69.6%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
Custom 1

The Gigabyte G27Q has a very good HDR color gamut. It has excellent coverage of the DCI P3 color space used in most HDR content; however, its coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 is just okay.

8.2
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
84.3%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
Custom 1
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
64.6%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
Custom 1

The HDR color volume is decent. It displays some bright colors thanks to the decent HDR peak brightness, but it can't display darker colors because of the low contrast.

7.5
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
5.2%
Indirect Reflections
2.9%
Calculated Direct Reflections
2.3%

The Gigabyte G27Q's reflection handling is good. It handles a moderate amount of light well, but may struggle in rooms with direct sunlight on the screen.

7.5
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Sub-Pixel Layout
RGB

The text clarity is decent. Enabling ClearType (top photo) improves the appearance of diagonal lines, like on R, N, G, and S, but straight lines aren't as bold, as seen on the letters T and I.

9.6
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit

The Gigabyte G27Q has superb gradient handling. There's hardly any banding with shades. Note that even though Gigabyte advertises it as an 8-bit panel, you can achieve a 10-bit signal with a 120Hz refresh rate over DisplayPort or 60Hz over HDMI.

Motion
8.3
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP @ 10-bit
120 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI @ 10-Bit
60 Hz
Motion
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC
Compatible (Tested)
VRR Maximum
144 Hz
VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors
DisplayPort, HDMI

The Gigabyte G27Q has an outstanding 144Hz refresh rate. It has native FreeSync support and is G-SYNC compatible as well. You can achieve its full refresh rate range over both a DisplayPort and HDMI connection, but G-SYNC doesn't work over HDMI. If you're looking for something with an even higher refresh rate, check out the LG 32GN650-B or the Gigabyte M32Q.

7.9
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Speed
Rise / Fall Time
4.5 ms
Total Response Time
11.3 ms
Overshoot Error
3.8%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
5.8 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
18.0 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
17.6%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
picture-qualityChartTablePhoto
balanceChartTablePhoto
speedChartTablePhoto

The Gigabyte G27Q has an amazing response time at its max refresh rate of 144Hz. Motion looks crisp and there's minimal blur. The recommended Overdrive setting is 'Speed' because it's the fastest, and there isn't too much overshoot. If the overshoot bothers you, there isn't any in the 'Balance' setting, but it has slower response time.

7.6
Motion
Response Time @ 120Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Speed
Rise / Fall Time
4.5 ms
Total Response Time
12.8 ms
Overshoot Error
7.7%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
5.7 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
18.3 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
25.7%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
picture-qualityChartTablePhoto
balanceChartTablePhoto
speedChartTablePhoto

6.1
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Balance
Rise / Fall Time
6.3 ms
Total Response Time
20.2 ms
Overshoot Error
6.0%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
8.1 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
31.4 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
20.7%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
picture-qualityChartTablePhoto
balanceChartTablePhoto
speedChartTablePhoto

The response time at 60Hz is decent. The total response time is a lot slower than at its max response time, resulting in more motion blur. The recommended Overdrive setting is 'Picture Quality' because the other settings have too much overshoot. This means that you may have to change the setting if the frame rate of your game drops. If you want a monitor with a faster response time at 60Hz, check out the ASUS ROG Strix XG27AQ.

Motion
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Yes
Maximum Frequency
144 Hz
Minimum Frequency
120 Hz
Longest Pulse Width Brightness
151 cd/m²
Shortest Pulse Width Brightness
151 cd/m²
Pulse Width Control
No
Pulse Phase Control
No
Pulse Amplitude Control
No
VRR At The Same Time
No

The Gigabyte G27Q has a Black Frame Insertion feature, but its range is very limited. It doesn't work with VRR enabled, and it automatically locks the Overdrive setting to 'Speed'. You can see the 120Hz backlight strobing pattern here.

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

The Gigabyte G27Q has a flicker-free backlight, which helps reduce eye strain.

Inputs
8.9
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution @ Max Hz
3.7 ms
Native Resolution @ 120Hz
4.8 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
9.0 ms
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
7.0 ms

The Gigabyte G27Q has an exceptionally low input lag. It stays low whether you're gaming at 60Hz or with VRR enabled.

8.0
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution
2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Megapixels
3.7 MP
Pixel Density
109 PPI
Measured Screen Diagonal
27.0"
Screen Area
310 in²

The Gigabyte G27Q has a great resolution and size. There's enough space to open multiple windows side-by-side, and the 1440p resolution helps deliver crisp images. This is a better choice for multitasking than 1080p displays, like the MSI Optix G273.

7.0
Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
PS5 doesn't output 1440p
1440p @ 60Hz
PS5 doesn't output 1440p
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
No
9.2
Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes
Inputs
Inputs Photos
Inputs
Video And Audio Ports
DisplayPort
1 (DP 1.2)
Mini DisplayPort
No
HDMI
2 (HDMI 2.0)
HDMI 2.1 Rated Speed
No HDMI 2.1
DVI
No
VGA
No
Daisy Chaining
No
3.5mm Audio Out
1
3.5mm Audio In
No
3.5mm Microphone In
No
Inputs
USB
USB-A Ports
2
USB-A Rated Speed
5Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 1)
USB-B Upstream Port
Yes
USB-C Ports
0
USB-C Upstream
No USB-C Ports
USB-C Rated Speed
No USB-C Ports
USB-C Power Delivery
No USB-C Ports
USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode
No USB-C Ports
Thunderbolt
No
Inputs
macOS Compatibility

There are a few issues using this monitor with macOS, but it works well for the most part. Windows don't always stay in place when resuming from sleep, which can be a bit frustrating. HDR works properly and looks good. The variable refresh rate feature doesn't work properly when on the desktop with a lower framerate, but it works fine in-game.

Features
Features
Additional Features
Speakers
Yes
RGB Illumination
No
Multiple Input Display
No
KVM Switch
No

The Gigabyte G27Q has a few extra features, including built-in speakers. You can see the other features listed below:

  • OSD Sidekick: Allows you to control the on-screen display with your mouse and keyboard.
  • Timer: Puts a timer on the screen.
  • Refresh rate counter: Adds an overlay that displays the current refresh rate.
  • Crosshair: Adds a virtual crosshair for shooter games.
  • Black Equalizer: Adjusts the gamma in dark scenes, so you can see your opponents in the shadows better.
  • Dashboard: Shows diagnostics of the PC. You need to use the USB-B cable for it to work.

There's a Picture-in-Picture option in the OSD Sidekick, but it doesn't work and doesn't show up in the regular on-screen display either.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We reviewed the 27 inch Gigabyte G27Q, which is the only size available for this model. There are similar monitors from Gigabyte, and you can see the differences between them below.

Model Size Panel Type Resolution Refresh Rate  Curved Notes
G27F 27" IPS 1080p 144Hz No  
G27FC 27" VA 1080p 165Hz Yes  
G27Q 27" IPS 1440p 144Hz No  
G27QC 27" VA 1440p 165Hz Yes   
G32QC 32" VA 1440p 165Hz Yes  
G34WQC 34" VA 3440 x 1440 144Hz Yes   
M27F 27" IPS 1080p 144Hz  No KVM feature
M27Q 27" IPS 1440p 170Hz No KVM feature
M32Q 32" IPS 1440p 170Hz No KVM feature

If someone comes across a different type of panel or their Gigabyte G27Q doesn't correspond to our review, let us know in the discussions and we'll update the review. Note that some tests, like gray uniformity, may vary between individual units.

Our unit of the Gigabyte G27Q was manufactured in August 2020; you can see the label here.

Compared To Other Monitors

The Gigabyte G27Q is a great budget-friendly gaming monitor. It offers good value for its price, and in terms of gaming, it provides similar features as more expensive options, like the ASUS TUF VG27AQ. It has an amazing response time at its max refresh rate, and even though it's slower at 60Hz than some other monitors, it's still decent. However, it lacks on ergonomics, which may be disappointing. Also see our recommendations for the best gaming monitors, the best 1440p 144Hz monitors, and the best budget gaming monitors.

Gigabyte M27Q

The Gigabyte M27Q is better for gaming than the Gigabyte G27Q. It has a higher 170Hz refresh rate and a much quicker response time at 60Hz, resulting in minimal motion blur. It has a better SDR color gamut, making it a better choice for content creators, and it has a KVM feature that allows you to control two devices with the same mouse and keyboard. On the other hand, the G27Q has a bit better reflection handling and gets slightly brighter in HDR, but these are minor differences and may be hard to notice.

Gigabyte G27QC

The Gigabyte G27Q is better overall than the Gigabyte G27QC, but they're very similar monitors with different panel types. The G27Q has an IPS panel with wide viewing angles, it gets brighter, and it has a better SDR color gamut, making it a better choice for office use. However, the G27QC has a VA panel with a much better contrast ratio, so it's a better choice for dark room gaming, and it also has a quicker response time at 60Hz, resulting in less motion blur.

Dell S2721DGF

For gaming, the Dell S2721DGF performs better than the Gigabyte G27Q. The Dell has a higher refresh rate of 165Hz, compared to the Gigabyte's 144Hz, and it has a much faster response time, resulting in a clearer image with less ghosting. The Dell also has better ergonomics and wider viewing angles, but it doesn't get as bright as the Gigabyte.

LG 27GL83A-B

Although the LG 27GL83A-B and the Gigabyte G27Q score similarly for gaming, the LG comes out ahead because it has a better response time, particularly at 60Hz. The Gigabyte has a black frame insertion feature to improve motion clarity, which the LG lacks, but it isn't usable while VRR is active, and some people might be bothered by the flickering. That said, the Gigabyte is a better choice if you want to game in HDR because it has a wider color gamut and gets much brighter.

LG 27GL850-B

The Gigabyte G27Q and LG 27GL850-B are two very good monitors, and they both have a 1440p resolution and 144Hz refresh rate. The Gigabyte gets brighter, so it does a better job at combatting glare and makes highlights stand out a bit more in HDR. On the other hand, the LG has a much quicker response time at 60Hz, so motion looks less blurry in 60fps games.

LG 27GP850-B

The LG 27GP850-B is better than the Gigabyte G27Q gaming-wise because it has a higher refresh rate and a much better response time, especially at 60Hz. The LG can display a wider range of colors in HDR, but it doesn't get nearly as bright as the Gigabyte. The LG allows for rotation to portrait mode, whereas the Gigabyte doesn't.

MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD

The MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD is better than the Gigabyte G27Q for most uses. The MSI has a slightly higher refresh rate and faster response time to deliver smoother motion. It also has better ergonomics because it allows for swivel and pivot adjustments, and its USB hub includes a USB-C port that supports DisplayPort and 15W charging. It has a wider color gamut than the Gigabyte but doesn't get as bright to bring out highlights in HDR content.

ASUS TUF VG27AQ

The ASUS TUF VG27AQ is a bit better overall than the Gigabyte G27Q. The ASUS has a higher 165Hz refresh rate with a faster response time at 60Hz to make motion look smoother. It also has much better ergonomics, making it easier to place in an ideal viewing position. However, the Gigabyte is better for well-lit rooms because it gets brighter and has better reflection handling.

LG 27GN800-B

The Gigabyte G27Q and the LG 27GN800-B are very similar as they're both 27 inch, 1440p gaming monitors with a 144Hz refresh rate. Performance-wise, the LG has a much faster response time at max refresh rate, and especially at 60Hz. However, the Gigabyte has USB ports, better ergonomics, and it gets a lot brighter to combat glare and deliver a better HDR experience.

ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQL1A

The Gigabyte G27Q and the ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQL1A are both great gaming monitors. The ASUS has a higher refresh rate, making it feel a bit more responsive, but its response time at max refresh rate isn't as good as the Gigabyte. That said, the ASUS performs much better at 60Hz. Feature-wise, the ASUS has better ergonomics, but the Gigabyte gets brighter to combat glare.

Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx

The Acer Nitro XV272U KVbmiiprzx and the Gigabyte G27Q are both 27 inch, 1440p gaming monitors. For the most part, the Acer performs better. It has a higher refresh rate of 170Hz versus the Gigabyte's 144Hz, and its response times are much faster, at max refresh rate and especially at 60Hz. It also has better ergonomics so that you can place the screen in a comfortable viewing position.

Samsung Odyssey G5 LC27G55T

The Gigabyte G27Q is better than the Samsung Odyssey G5 LC27G55T because it has a better response time that results in a clearer image with a shorter blur trail behind fast-moving objects. It also has wider viewing angles that make it easier to share content and gets significantly brighter to combat glare. The Gigabyte can display a wide color gamut for HDR, but the Samsung has a much better contrast ratio to produce deeper blacks. 

LG 27GN880-B

The LG 27GN880-B and the Gigabyte G27Q are very similar as they both have a 27 inch screen with a 1440p resolution and 144Hz refresh rate. However, the LG has much better response times at max refresh rate, and especially at 60Hz. The LG has a better stand that takes up less space and offers more ergonomic adjustments. However, the Gigabyte gets brighter in SDR and HDR, which means it's better at fighting glare, and it can deliver HDR content with brighter highlights.

Gigabyte M32Q

The Gigabyte M32Q is a bit better overall than the Gigabyte G27Q, and much better for gaming. The M32Q has a much faster response time, especially when gaming at 60Hz. The M32Q also has better ergonomics, a larger screen, and a more versatile black frame insertion feature that works across a wider range of refresh rates, and it can be used concurrently with the variable refresh rate feature.

Gigabyte M28U

The Gigabyte M28U is a bit better than the Gigabyte G27Q. The M28U has a higher native resolution, giving it better text clarity for office use or media creation. The M28U has a faster response time, a more versatile black frame insertion feature that works even when VRR is enabled. The M28U also features two HDMI 2.1 ports, so it's also a better choice for console gamers looking to get the most out of their PS5 or Xbox Series S|X.

Gigabyte M32U

The Gigabyte M32U is much better than the Gigabyte G27Q. The M32U has a larger, higher-resolution screen, resulting in better text clarity, and it has a faster response time, especially at 60Hz. The biggest difference is in the inputs, though, as the M32U has two HDMI 2.1 ports, making it a much better choice for PS5 or Xbox Series S|X gamers.

LG 27GN650-B

The LG 27GN650-B and the Gigabyte G27Q are both great 144Hz gaming monitors. The main difference is that the LG has a 1080p resolution, while the Gigabyte is 1440p. Gaming-wise, the LG has much better response times at max refresh rate and 60Hz. However, the Gigabyte might be a better choice if you plan on using it for work due to its higher resolution. It's also better suited for well-lit rooms because it gets a lot brighter.

Samsung Odyssey G7 S28AG70

The Samsung Odyssey G7 S28AG70 is slightly better for gaming than the Gigabyte G27Q, but they're different types of monitors. While the Samsung has a 4k resolution, the Gigabyte is 1440p, and they each have a 144Hz refresh rate. The Samsung has much better motion handling, and it has HDMI 2.1 inputs that allow you to play 4k @ 120 fps from gaming consoles. However, the Gigabyte is better to use in bright rooms because it has slightly better reflection handling, and it gets brighter.

MSI Optix G273

The Gigabyte G27Q is much better than the MSI Optix G273. The Gigabyte has a higher native resolution, resulting in clearer text and sharper images. The Gigabyte also has a much faster response time, resulting in clearer motion, and it supports HDR10. Finally, the Gigabyte has better ergonomics, with an excellent height adjustment that makes it easier to place it in an ideal viewing position.

Lenovo D27-30

The Gigabyte G27Q is much better than the Lenovo D27-30. The Gigabyte has a much faster refresh rate, a higher resolution screen, and better viewing angles. The Gigabyte also has much better ergonomics and a significantly faster response time. On the other hand, the Lenovo has better contrast, and it looks better in a completely dark room.

Lenovo ThinkVision M14

The Lenovo ThinkVision M14 and the Gigabyte G27Q are for different uses. The Lenovo is a portable monitor with limited features and inputs compared to the Gigabyte. It only has a USB-C input, which allows you to connect a compatible device and charge it. Since it has a smaller screen, the Lenovo has much higher pixel density and better text clarity. However, the Gigabyte is a gaming monitor that's more versatile for other uses because it has a larger screen, a higher refresh rate, quicker response times, and it gets brighter.

Gigabyte AORUS FO48U OLED

The Gigabyte AORUS FO48U OLED and the Gigabyte G27Q use very different panel technologies, each with strengths and weaknesses. The FO48U uses an OLED panel, which has a nearly-instantaneous response time and can display deep, inky blacks with perfect uniformity. Unfortunately, the FO48U also has a risk of permanent burn-in. The G27Q uses an IPS panel, which has no risk of burn-in, but it's brighter in HDR, especially with very bright scenes.

Lepow Z1 Gamut

The Lepow Z1 Gamut and the Gigabyte G27Q are for different uses. The Lepow is a portable monitor with a 1080p resolution and 60Hz refresh rate, while the Gigabyte is a 27" gaming monitor with a 1440p resolution and 144Hz refresh rate. For the most part, the Gigabyte is better. It has a bigger screen to deliver a more immersive gaming experience, and its motion handling is significantly better. However, it suffers from color bleed, so it isn't ideal for content creation.

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