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Uncalibrated – Maximum Backlight Level
The G272QPF’s peak brightness is a little below average for the category but anything over 300 nits is plenty of light. If you need more than 400 nits peak, the HyperX can accommodate you. But since I run my monitors at 200 nits for tests and in my daily work, the G272QPF is fit for purpose.
Black levels are a bit lower than the rest, which means contrast is above average for IPS panels at 1,222.3:1, an excellent score. While the sole VA panel here wins, the G272QPF has a bit more depth and punch than the other IPS screens.
After Calibration to 200 nits
Calibration consisted only of lowering the brightness slider to a peak level of 200 nits. Contrast measures a tad lower, but this is not visible. The G272QPF still maintains its black level and dynamic range advantage over the other IPS monitors.
ANSI contrast remains consistent at 1,172:1, which is impressive for any monitor, let alone one costing so little.
Test Takeaway: The G272QPF has more contrast than most IPS screens and is only outdistanced by VA-based displays. Black levels are satisfyingly deep, and color is richly saturated. Image quality is outstanding, even when compared to more expensive screens.
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Wow, like you said at this price point this monitor is pretty bang on.Reply
I love seeing monitors that regular people can afford getting reviewed!
I have this one (although mine comes with a USB-c port). I absolutely love it. Before this I purchased the AOC CQ27G2 Curved VA Panel. I was very disappointed with it. After RMA'ing, I went and got the MSI. Have no regrets. It's perfect for the games I play - BF2042, Racing Sims, First person shooters.Reply
I'm still waiting for an OLED gaming monitor at this price point. I thought I heard somewhere that the colors of modern TN panels were on par with on par with IPS, so my question is, how has IPS improved to keep ahead of TN?Reply
The word "Pro" is so overused, I have no idea what it's supposed to mean anymore. Maybe it never meant anything.Reply
But look at how high the minimum refresh rate is. 48hz? That’s stutter city for most graphically intensive games especially if you play games at launch.Admin said:MSI’s G272QPF delivers everything needed for high-performance gaming with a 27-inch QHD IPS flat panel, 170 Hz, Adaptive-Sync, HDR and wide gamut color. With everything you need and nothing you don’t, it delivers tremendous value too.
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That's a fairly standard minimum refresh rate though. I'm not sure what your contention with this is?parkerthon said:But look at how high the minimum refresh rate is. 48hz? That’s stutter city for most graphically intensive games especially if you play games at launch.