Gigabyte G27F2 Gaming Monitor Review: Premium Performance for a Low Price

The Gigabyte G27F2 is a 27-inch FHD/IPS gaming monitor with 170 Hz, Adaptive-Sync, HDR and extended color.

Gigabyte G27F2
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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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Christian Eberle
Contributing Editor

Christian Eberle is a Contributing Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He's a veteran reviewer of A/V equipment, specializing in monitors. Christian began his obsession with tech when he built his first PC in 1991, a 286 running DOS 3.0 at a blazing 12MHz. In 2006, he undertook training from the Imaging Science Foundation in video calibration and testing and thus started a passion for precise imaging that persists to this day. He is also a professional musician with a degree from the New England Conservatory as a classical bassoonist which he used to good effect as a performer with the West Point Army Band from 1987 to 2013. He enjoys watching movies and listening to high-end audio in his custom-built home theater and can be seen riding trails near his home on a race-ready ICE VTX recumbent trike. Christian enjoys the endless summer in Florida where he lives with his wife and Chihuahua and plays with orchestras around the state.

  • Matt_ogu812
    It all sounds too good to be true for a monitor at this price point.
    Just might be too tempting to pass up since I've been looking for a 27 " monitor with these specs.
  • Emito
    Wow.. that review made me buy it. And Im very pleased. I love it.
    Could you please share the ICC profile?
  • Der_Clown
    It doesn't have G-Sync. Well, if you have nVidia Graphics Card...Just think about it.