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Philips' New 27-Inch Monitor Has G-Sync Support

When G-Sync came around, it awed us, and although AMD's competing Project Freesync appears to be near completion, G-Sync is on the market now, ready for you to purchase and use. Today, Philips has announced its cryptically named 272G5DYEB, which is a 27" G-Sync capable monitor.

The monitor features a TN panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and up to a 144 Hz refresh rate. Other specifications include a "SmartResponse" time of 1 ms, a typical response time of 5 ms, a 1000:1 static contrast ratio, 300 cd/m­2 brightness, and viewing angles of 170 degrees horizontally and 160 degrees vertically. Thanks to the high refresh rate, the monitor also has support for Nvidia's 3D Vision.

The stand that ships with the monitor is also quite versatile; it can be pivoted to provide a portrait viewing experience, swivel with a range of 130 degrees, or tilted 5 degrees forward or 20 degrees backwards, and it can be adjusted in height with a range of 150 mm.

The only display input is a DisplayPort 1.2 interface, although the monitor does come with a four-port USB 3.0 hub, one of which supports fast charging.

Naturally, the highlight of this monitor is support for G-Sync – a proprietary technology from Nvidia designed to eliminate display stuttering and tearing and reduce input lag.

Availability for the 272G5DYEB 27" G-Sync Monitor from Philips is slated for the end of October with an MSRP of $699, which is a little steep. At that price point, assuming you're looking for a 27" G-Sync monitor, we'd either say save $100 and opt for a competing Full HD 27" G-Sync monitor, or drop in an extra $100 and go for the Asus ROG Swift, which has a much higher resolution at 2560 x 1440 pixels.

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  • balister
    Given that the Asus model is 1440p and only costs $100 more, Philips isn't going to sell any of these.
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  • insightdriver
    This is the 3rd manufacturer, that I know of that has put out a G-Sync model so I am glad to see it on the market.
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  • homiezheadsup
    being that all the asus 1440ps are out of stock right now i think they'll get a few biters. i say in about a year or so we'll start seeing prices normalize.
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  • soldier44
    Stopped reading and caring at 27 inches and 1080p TN panel.
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  • Ninjawithagun
    1920 x 1080 + 27-inch = FAIL!! WAKE UP PHILIPS!!! The industry standard now is 2560 x 1440 + 27-inch + G-Sync -OR- 3840 x 2160 + 28-inch (or greater) + G-Sync. I own both the Asus ROG Swift and Acer XB280HK and they are awesome! A truly game changing experience and well worth the price of entry IMHO.
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  • insightdriver
    Top of the line at that form factor is hardly industry standard yet. In fact it remains to be seen if something like g-sync becomes a standard by itself, which, in my view, would be the logical projection for the industry that is not there yet.
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  • alidan
    doesnt g-sync itself add 100-150$ to the cost?
    it wont be standard if thats the case.
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  • SkyBill40
    Given that the Asus model is 1440p and only costs $100 more, Philips isn't going to sell any of these.

    They may not sell many, but they will sell some and especially since the ASUS one has been out of stock for a while now. I suppose it all remains to be seen as to how many other vendors jump into the G-Sync boat, but more quality competition is better than none.
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  • jackt
    To get spyed in your livingroom too !
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  • Johan Kryger Haglert
    Seriously I don't give a rats ass about G-sync at these prices if Adaptive-Sync/Freesync ones will sell at less of a premium. I want Nvidia to support it though.
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