Gigabyte G27Q Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Reviewed Jan 21, 2021 at 09:41 am
Gigabyte G27Q Picture
7.9
Mixed Usage
7.8
Office
8.2
Gaming
7.8
Multimedia
7.9
Media Creation
7.2
HDR Gaming
Size 27"
Resolution 2560x1440
Max Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Pixel Type
IPS
Variable Refresh Rate
FreeSync

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

7.9 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.
Cons
  • Poor ergonomics.
  • Low contrast ratio.
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.
Cons
  • Poor ergonomics.
8.2 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.
Cons
  • Poor ergonomics.
  • Low contrast ratio.
7.8 Multimedia

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.
Cons
  • Poor ergonomics.
  • Low contrast ratio.
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.
Cons
  • Poor ergonomics.
  • Low contrast ratio.
7.2 HDR Gaming

The Gigabyte G27Q is decent for HDR gaming. It offers great gaming features like a 144Hz refresh rate, FreeSync support, and G-SYNC compatibility. It also has an excellent response time and exceptionally low input lag. HDR content looks decent on it as it displays a wide color gamut and gets fairly bright in HDR. However, it has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray, and it lacks a local dimming feature.

Pros
  • 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.
  • 7.9 Mixed Usage
  • 7.8 Office
  • 8.2 Gaming
  • 7.8 Multimedia
  • 7.9 Media Creation
  • 7.2 HDR Gaming

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved No
Curve Radius Not Curved
Weight (without stand)
10.6 lbs (4.8 kg)
Weight (with stand)
14.8 lbs (6.7 kg)

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.

Design
Stand
Width
15.7" (40.0 cm)
Depth
7.4" (18.9 cm)

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.

5.3
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Switch Portrait/Landscape No
Swivel Range No swivel
Tilt Range -20° to 5°

The ergonomics are poor. It only allows for height and tilt adjustments, and you can't rotate or swivel it.

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 100x100

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
Borders
Borders
0.5" (1.2 cm)

The borders are fairly thin and shouldn't be distracting if you use it in a multi-monitor setup.

Design
Thickness
Thickness (with stand)
5.2" (13.3 cm)
Thickness (without stand)
2.2" (5.5 cm)

Even with the stand attached, the Gigabyte G27Q isn't very thick and doesn't take up much space on a desk.

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.

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. This is a bit higher than the advertised the 1000:1 contrast, but it varies between units. 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 Peak Brightness
SDR Real Scene
408 cd/m²
SDR Peak 2% Window
434 cd/m²
SDR Peak 10% Window
437 cd/m²
SDR Peak 25% Window
437 cd/m²
SDR Peak 50% Window
437 cd/m²
SDR Peak 100% Window
437 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 2% Window
434 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 10% Window
437 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 25% Window
437 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 50% Window
437 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 100% Window
437 cd/m²
SDR ABL
0.000

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 Peak Brightness
HDR Real Scene
480 cd/m²
HDR Peak 2% Window
512 cd/m²
HDR Peak 10% Window
516 cd/m²
HDR Peak 25% Window
515 cd/m²
HDR Peak 50% Window
515 cd/m²
HDR Peak 100% Window
515 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 2% Window
511 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 10% Window
514 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 25% Window
515 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 50% Window
515 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 100% Window
514 cd/m²
HDR 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.

8.7
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.475%
50% DSE
0.102%
5% Std. Dev.
0.408%
5% DSE
0.047%

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. Uniformity is much better in near-dark scenes. Note that uniformity may vary between units.

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
Pre Calibration
Picture Mode
RTS
Luminance
332 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
65
Contrast Setting
50
RGB Controls
100-100-100
Gamma Setting
Gamma 2
Color Temperature
6,750 K
White Balance dE
2.36
Color dE
3.18
Gamma
2.09

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.

There's an 'sRGB' Picture Mode, but we didn't use it because it resulted in a less accurate white balance, but the color temperature and color dE were each slightly improved.

9.7
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
Picture Mode
Custom 1
Luminance
102 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
9
Contrast Setting
50
RGB Controls
98-100-96
Gamma Setting
Gamma 2
Color Temperature
6,522 K
White Balance dE
0.50
Color dE
0.42
Gamma
2.18

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.

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.

9.3
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB xy
99.5%
Adobe RGB xy
85.5%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom 1
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.

9.3
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
97.2%
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
88.6%
sRGB Picture Mode
Custom 1
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.

7.9
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI P3 xy
88.1%
Rec. 2020 xy
69.6%
DCI P3 Picture Mode
Custom 1
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.

Note that the DCI P3 coverage is lower than the advertised 92%. This is normal and is due to the way we measure DCI P3. We measure DCI P3 by sending a Rec. 2020 signal, but unlike most reviewers, we limit the colors to the DCI P3 primaries. This results in a lower, but arguably more accurate measurement.

7.4
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
84.3%
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
64.6%
DCI P3 Picture Mode
Custom 1
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.

9.6
Picture Quality
Image Retention
IR After 0 Min Recovery
0.08%
IR After 2 Min Recovery
0.05%
IR After 4 Min Recovery
0.08%
IR After 6 Min Recovery
0.06%
IR After 8 Min Recovery
0.03%
IR After 10 Min Recovery
0.00%

Our unit has some very minor signs of image retention after displaying a high-contrast static image. It's hard to notice and eventually disappears. Note that this varies between units, and your experience may be different.

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.

8.0
Picture Quality
Color Bleed
Pixel Row Error
0.001%
Pixel Column Error
0.408%

Sadly, there are some signs of color bleed when displaying vertical bands. It shouldn't be noticeable with most content, but it's not ideal for photo editors.

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.

Motion
8.9
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Best Overdrive Setting
Speed
Rise / Fall Time
5.1 ms
Total Response Time
10.9 ms
Overshoot Error
3.5%
Dark Rise / Fall Time
5.6 ms
Dark Total Response Time
10.5 ms
Dark Overshoot Error
2.2%

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 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.

7.0
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Best Overdrive Setting
Picture Quality
Rise / Fall Time
9.8 ms
Total Response Time
17.9 ms
Overshoot Error
0%
Dark Rise / Fall Time
11.1 ms
Dark Total Response Time
18.7 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 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.

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.

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

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'.

The BFI score is based on the minimum and maximum frequency at which it can operate, not the BFI's performance.

9.0
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
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.

Inputs
9.6
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution
3.7 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
9.0 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
4.0 ms
Variable Refresh Rate @ 60Hz
8.6 ms
10 Bit HDR
N/A
Black Frame Insertion (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. We can't measure the 10-bit HDR input lag because we can only achieve 120Hz with a 10-bit signal DisplayPort connection, and we don't have the tools necessary to measure the HDR input lag over DP. The max 10-bit refresh rate over HDMI is 60Hz. That said, we don't expect the input lag to significantly increase in HDR.

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"
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.

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 No
Digital Optical Audio Out No
Analog Audio Out RCA No
Power Supply External Brick
Features
Features
Additional Features
RGB Illumination
No
Speakers
Yes
HDR10 Yes
Multiple Input Display
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)
Features
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.

Features
In The Box

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

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.

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.

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.

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. However, if you often game in a bright environment, it would be better to go with the Gigabyte because the Acer might not be able to overcome glare due to its low screen brightness.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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