Gigabyte M27Q 170Hz IPS WQHD

With the Gigabyte M27Q, the IPS goes even further with its 170 Hz in WQHD.

The Gigabyte M27Q pushes the IPS a little further with its 170 Hz in WQHD. In fact, the company is expanding its range to 2560 x 1440 (WQHD), a resolution increasingly popular with gamers. The Gigabyte M27Q is the brand’s fourth IPS WQHD with a high refresh rate.

Like the company’s other non- AORUS branded displays , the Gigabyte M27Q offers a clean design with matte black and dark gray plastic. The top and side edges have a thin border that blends in perfectly with the rest of the screen.

A joystick on the back controls the OSD (On Screen Display) menu. But to adjust the Gigabyte M27Q more easily, the “OSD Sidekick” software is available. You will thus find all the settings in Windows, to modify them with the mouse and the keyboard!

The Gigabyte M27Q

170Hz refresh rate is supported with Adaptive-Sync feature including AMD FreeSync Premium. The activation range of FreeSync is 48 to 170 Hz with the LFC. 8-bit colors are supported.

And the Gigabyte M27Q has a matte anti-glare screen surface. The backlight is flicker-free WLED type. Finally, concerning the color range, it is 92% DCI-P3 (140% sRGB).

Typical maximum brightness is 350 cd / m². This increases the brightness up to 400 cd / m² for HDR. Which brings us to the management of the HDR of the Gigabyte M27Q, it is HDR10 via the VESA DisplayHDR 400. On the other hand, it does not have a backlight with Local Dimming . Which limits HDR rendering.

The response time of the Gigabyte M27Q

The Gigabyte M27Q has a function to reduce blue light (LBL). The specified response time is 0.5 ms in MPRT . To achieve such a response time, it is necessary to activate the strobe backlight “Aim Stabilizer”, black image insertion function. The latter greatly reduces motion blur, Motion Blur Reduction (MBR).

As usual, this figure is only an indicator, and does not reflect the behavior of the screen in game. For a more precise idea of ​​the response time, which varies according to the type of transition, the safest is to wait for the test result of the Gigabyte M27Q.

If you want a test of this screen, do not hesitate to ask us in the comments, depending on the number of comments we will launch or not a test of the Gigabyte M27Q.

Finally, the included stand offers tilt and height adjustment (130 mm). To save space and ergonomics, it is VESA 100 compatible. Regarding the connection, it has a DisplayPort 1.2a + (HDR), 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, USB Type-C, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, 2 USB 3.0 ports (more upstream) and a DC power input (external power brick). Note, a KVM switch is included, which allows you to share keyboard and mouse between different PCs or video sources.

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  1. Please review/test this monitor. It would be hugely appreciated as there are no reviews with actual formal testing that I could find as of early November 2020. Holiday sales are coming and I am very interested in this monitor, but hesitant to pull the trigger without seeing some actual test results. Thank you!!!


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