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Uncalibrated – Maximum Backlight Level
Gigabyte rates the G27F2 at 400 nits but that refers to its HDR output. The SDR maximum is just over 335 nits which is plenty of light for any indoor environment. The black level is lower than most IPS panels can boast which gives it over 1,300:1 contrast, well above average. Only the Monoprice is better in this group. The two VA panels are in another league, but you’ll have to be content with low pixel density if you want to run a 32-inch monitor at FHD resolution.
After Calibration to 200 nits
Calibration keeps the order the same, but the G27F2 has picked up a bit of dynamic range. This result, coupled with superb gamma tracking, which I’ll show you on the next page, means the picture is super detailed, textured and saturated.
The order is unchanged in the ANSI contrast test. 1,204.2:1 is a superb result for any IPS monitor. The G27F2 benefits from good component selection and quality control.
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