When G-Sync came around, it awed us, and although AMD's competing Project Freesync appears to be near completion, G-Sync is on the market now, ready for you to purchase and use. Today, Philips has announced its cryptically named 272G5DYEB, which is a 27" G-Sync capable monitor.
The monitor features a TN panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and up to a 144 Hz refresh rate. Other specifications include a "SmartResponse" time of 1 ms, a typical response time of 5 ms, a 1000:1 static contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness, and viewing angles of 170 degrees horizontally and 160 degrees vertically. Thanks to the high refresh rate, the monitor also has support for Nvidia's 3D Vision.
The stand that ships with the monitor is also quite versatile; it can be pivoted to provide a portrait viewing experience, swivel with a range of 130 degrees, or tilted 5 degrees forward or 20 degrees backwards, and it can be adjusted in height with a range of 150 mm.
The only display input is a DisplayPort 1.2 interface, although the monitor does come with a four-port USB 3.0 hub, one of which supports fast charging.
Naturally, the highlight of this monitor is support for G-Sync – a proprietary technology from Nvidia designed to eliminate display stuttering and tearing and reduce input lag.
Availability for the 272G5DYEB 27" G-Sync Monitor from Philips is slated for the end of October with an MSRP of $699, which is a little steep. At that price point, assuming you're looking for a 27" G-Sync monitor, we'd either say save $100 and opt for a competing Full HD 27" G-Sync monitor, or drop in an extra $100 and go for the Asus ROG Swift, which has a much higher resolution at 2560 x 1440 pixels.