Color Gamut And Performance
For details on our color gamut testing and volume calculations, please click here.
The Z27q has a native gamut conforming to the Adobe RGB standard, therefore, the Custom RGB mode is based on that colorspace. You can see that the outer points are on-target with the exception of red, which is over-saturated, and magenta, which has a hue error. We can't explain the odd tracking of the green saturation however, and that behavior persists in the Adobe RGB mode shown in the next chart. Even with its excellent grayscale tracking, we would not use this mode for color-critical work.
The Adobe RGB mode shows some of the same problems, but now the red primary has been improved; the problems in green and magenta remain. Furthermore, the luminance levels for red and magenta are quite high resulting in visible errors.
sRGB is by far the most accurate of the Z27q's picture modes. You're looking at near-perfection here. Every saturation measurement is spot-on and no luminance measurement is off by more than three percent. This is the kind of performance we expect from a professional monitor.
Now we return to the comparison group.
Despite the Z27q's billing as an Adobe RGB monitor, its color errors in that mode make it hard to recommend for color-critical work. If you only need the sRGB or Rec.709 gamut, this display is among the best. If the wide-gamut option is a requirement, there are better solutions out there.
Gamut Volume: Adobe RGB 1998 And sRGB
The Z27q comes closest to 100 percent volume for both the Adobe RGB and sRGB color gamuts. We still maintain that it's best-suited for applications in the sRGB/Rec.709 colorspaces, but if you need Adobe RGB, it will render all the colors in that standard.
27" is too damn small! (So is anything under 34" for 4 and 5k screens.)
This is a professional monitor and one of the few 5k screens on the market. Power consumption does not matter.
I have a 34 inch Dell Monitor, 21:9,, rather than wait until the GPUs will become powerful enough i simply temporarily switched to playing AAA games on the XBox One. So i have the monitor for general PC activity and play Xbox on it as well.
Realistically it is simply too much to drop all that money on the monitor and a GPU, of the two i think GPU can wait.
That is one of my perennial questions. How to verify that when looking at a monitor's specifications. Can you provide any guidance in that area? I lnow that 10-bit (or 8-bit) is important for the entire path of image production, but I do not always know how to ensure that.