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Gigabyte G27QC Review: Curve, Contrast, Crushing Speed

The Gigabyte G27QC 27-inch gaming monitor offers HDR, 165 Hz and a lot more for the money.

Gigabyte G27QC
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Viewing Angles

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The G27QC offers VA average off-axis image quality. Color shifts to green while light output is reduced by 50%. Gamma remains true with good detail rendering at 45° to the sides. The top view is more washed out with a slight purple tint visible. Given these results and the 27-inch screen size, the G27QC is not well-suited for sharing. 

Screen Uniformity

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Three corners of our G27QC sample showed slightly visible hotspots. They didn’t bleed or glow, but we could see a tiny rise in the black level. Other areas of the screen were more uniform. This only appeared in a full black field pattern. Higher brightness levels showed no issues and we couldn’t see any problems in actual content.

Pixel Response and Input Lag

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The G27QC is a fast panel with almost no visible motion blur at maximum frame rates. Screen draw is on par with other 165, 170 and 200Hz panels like the ones compared here. Overall input lag is an excellent 25ms making the G27QC well-suited for competitive gaming. It even managed to pip the Cooler Master 200Hz screen by 1ms. Our experience was unmarred by stutter or lag. Every control input was instantly translated into smooth natural motion. 

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  • maestro0428
    This is right up my alley. Ive been looking for a larger monitor to game on. And it's actually a good value. Wish it was flat though as the curve is just a marketing gimmick if you ask me. Do they have a flat version?
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  • Selcuk Estel
    maestro0428 said:
    This is right up my alley. Ive been looking for a larger monitor to game on. And it's actually a good value. Wish it was flat though as the curve is just a marketing gimmick if you ask me. Do they have a flat version?

    Yes there's a flat one of the same model aptly named G27Q without the C at the end. (C=curve)
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  • QSV
    I will never understand how tech sites can recommend any VA monitors for gaming with their huge issues like black smearing and certain flickering textures.
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  • veldrane2
    cons:
    27"
    2k
    VA for gaming ...

    27" - been on it for about a decade now, its time to move up
    2k - not even a wide 2k, just 2k, in light of the new GPUs and upcoming CPUs, seriously ?
    VA - VA for gaming is hit and miss at best, usually its the miss despite marketing claims.
    Curved - preger flat,though this isn't necessarily a con as some people might prefer curved so I did not list it as such.
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