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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There are plenty of gaming monitors that can deliver high resolution, lots of color and good speed. But those extra pixels will cost you money and performance. Ultra HD is great, but even with a super-quick video card, frame rates will struggle to top 100fps. For better motion resolution and control response, it pays to reduce your resolution. QHD is a good price/performance choice, but for the best value of all, FHD is completely viable. For between $200 and $250, you can run at a sustainable 150 fps and enjoy HDR with wide-gamut color.

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For $210 at this writing, the Gigabyte G27F2 is one of the best values I’ve seen. It has all the features of premium gaming screens with 170 Hz, Adaptive-Sync, effective blur reduction and a top-notch overdrive. Its motion processing is as good or better than most displays that cost three or four times as much.

It’s also one of the few FHD monitors with extended color and HDR. Though it doesn’t offer greater dynamic range in HDR mode, it is a little brighter and with that comes more saturated color and punchier highlights. The G27F2’s color gamut covers over 91% of DCI-P3, which also puts it above like-priced competitors. And it delivers solid build quality with a bulletproof stand and thoughtful component selection.

If you’re looking for a straightforward gaming monitor that doesn’t cost a lot and won’t require a high-horsepower PC to run at fast frame rates, the Gigabyte G27F2 is a great choice. With superb picture quality and a premium gaming experience, it’s well worth checking out.

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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.