I had to go back in time a bit to find enough 165 Hz FHD monitors to compare the G27F2’s performance. The group includes HP’s Omen 27i, Monoprice’s 42771, BenQ’s EX2710S, Dell’s S3222HG and Pixio’s PXC325. All represent the budget category, but the Gigabyte is the second least expensive. The bargain winner here is the Monoprice for $170.
Pixel Response and Input Lag
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165 Hz monitors typically draw a full screen in six or seven milliseconds. If you want to guarantee 6 ms, run at 170 Hz like the Gigabyte. It is ever so slightly smoother than the others. It sits in a three-way tie for first in the overall lag contest, but for the money, it is the quickest screen of the bunch. Coupled with a best-in-class overdrive, it is my favorite, thanks to its super smooth and blur-free operation.
The G27F2 delivers a top-quality IPS panel for that low price with excellent viewing angles. To the sides, color shifts to green, but there is almost no light reduction, 5% at most. Details remain clear, with every step still visible. The top view is dimmer for sure, but there is virtually no change in color and the picture doesn’t wash out as severely as most panels do. This is much better than average performance, in my experience.
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My G27F2 review sample was an exceptionally uniform panel with no visible bleed or glow. With only tiny variations in brightness, only the meter can detect any difference in the nine measured zones. It doesn’t get much better than this, even in the professional display category.
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