Viotek GFI27QXA Review: Affordable 144Hz 4K Gaming

Colorful 4K, fast refresh, tempting price

Viotek GFI27QXA
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Among 4k gaming monitors running faster than 60 Hz, the Viotek GFI27QXA is a decent value. Only a handful of UHD screens run at the 120 or 144 Hz level, and they all cost more than the Viotek. 

But there are some caveats to consider. If you want FreeSync or G-Sync, 120 Hz is the practical limit. And you won’t be able to use HDR with Adaptive-Sync at any refresh rate. This isn’t a huge loss because we didn’t find much impact from HDR in the games we played. HDR mode did enhance the look of 4K HD Blu-rays, however, so the feature has some merit.

Viotek GFI27QXA

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For less money, one could choose from QHD monitors like the Asus ROG Strix XG279Q or ViewSonic Elite XG270QC. They both deliver good HDR alongside Adaptive-Sync at high refresh rates. If you’d rather pair solid gaming performance with HDR, one of the QHD screens is a better and less-expensive choice.

But the GFI27QXA can claim one important victory: color volume. It covers 100% of the DCI-P3 gamut with accuracy. Other positives include its build quality and solid gaming performance at 120 Hz.

If you want a 4K monitor for your gaming rig, the Viotek GFI27QXA is a good solution at a reasonable price. 

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.