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Gigabyte G27Q 27” 1440p 144Hz IPS FreeSync Premium Gaming Monitor $379 @ Centrecom (Free Delivery) & Scorptec (Plus Delivery)

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Great price for 1440 IPS monitor.

27” 2560 x 1440 (QHD) 144Hz, 1ms, Adaptive-Sync (FreeSync Premium), VESA Display HDR400, Non-glare, Speaker 2W x2
Signal Input: HDMI 2.0 x2, Display port 1.2 x1
USB port(s): USB 3.0 x2
VESA Wall Mounting(mm) 100*100mm

Scorptec link: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/monitors/25plus-inch/850... (avail from supplier)
UMart: https://www.umart.com.au/Gigabyte-27in-QHD-IPS-144hz-HDR-Fre... (still has local stock)
PC Case Gear: https://www.pccasegear.com/products/51417/gigabyte-g27q-qhd-... (still has local stock)

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  • I just noticed this price drop too, I've been on top of this for AGES, waiting for this model.

    Just comparing all the stores now….. Hopefully this is the best.

    • +1

      +$4.55 Dollary Doos for paypal; just FYI.

  • Great deal! Black Friday mwave deal cost me about $50 more. Great monitor too!

  • great price

  • Want but don't need and can't justify. Looks great on paper and tbh thats enough for me to pull the trigger at this price.

  • -1

    I'm pretty sure it's VA panel and not IPS

  • This or Dell s2721DGF?

    • +1

      This has better regular contrast, sRGB, and amazingly low input lag.
      Dell IIRC, has some basic local dimming (so better HDR contrast), better AdobeRGB, and a significantly better stand.

      You'll also notice the $100 difference :P

      So depends what colourspace you usually work in, and what you do with it :)

      • +2

        For tax purpose, the Dell one invoice is before 20% discount. The invoice price difference is $250 if your highest tax level is 33% + 2% medicare levy so for Dell one you can get $87.5 more tax back if your tax level is higher then you can get even more

        • +3

          that's some next level min-maxing

        • hi richard, are you referring to claiming the monitor as a fullly work-from-home expense?

          • @selphie: I have an ASUS gaming this monitor I will only use for the home office as I need 2 monitors

        • Could you please advise how your invoice has the pre-discount price?

          Bought today and the price is what I paid for.

          Thanks

          • @mangamuncher: eBay invoice is always the pre-discount price. I think eBay pay the discount part to the store. And change the seller some fees to make profite.

    • Response times on the Dell are much much better, doubly so at 60hz where this monitor really struggles.

      For gaming the Dell would be better.

    • +1

      Better response rates on the Dell. Better contrast on this. Doubt you will notice the other differences besides aesthetics

  • HDr, freesync, g-sync. So confused. I see freesync more now i believe that is amd tech, g sync nvidia. Hdr is this just common for both? and more available?

    • +1

      HDR 10-bit is certified 'good' HDR capability, particularly common in console games but enable-able on PC with some titles (and media playback). G-sync and freesync achieve the the same result.

      • I thought HDR 'certifications' only begin with HDR400 (which is just paper HDR because its so low), going to HDR600 and higher. Saying HDR 10-bit therefore doesn't really certify anything.

    • +3

      I'll give you a description that will be 'technically wrong' and 'user experience' correct :)

      HDR = High Dynamic Range, basically the ability to better process contrast; the most significant aspect of which is via dimming parts of the backlight; making blacks appear more black, and often helping with backlight bleeding in dark scenes. There are however rankings, with HDR400 being the lowest; and usually not something you'd consider as a key selling point.

      Freesync - Basically the ability for an AMD\Radeon GPU and Monitor to talk to each other, and match the refresh rate of the screen, with the FPS of the graphics card; this lets you turn off things like VSYNC (which adds delay), with a MUCH lower risk of screen tearing. There's a 'Premium' mode which promises low frame compensation and all sorts; worth a google if you care, but once again, if it does 'freesync' at all, thats enough for most people.

      G-Sync - a (theoretically) much more accurate version of Freesync, but for NVIDIA cards. It requires it's own chip to help with the calculation. Just be be annoying; modern controllers can be 'G-Sync Compatible'; meaning NVIDIA has removed the restriction of requiring the chip, and will offer gsync to this monitor, but they make no promises about how it will perform.

      • Thanks both

        • HDR: This monitor has HDR400 (which honestly is fake HDR). If you are after real HDR, you want at least HDR600.

          FreeSync: AMD's VRR technology. No licensing needed.

          G-Sync: nVidia's version of VRR. It has extra features, but a nVidia chip is needed in the monitor.

          G-Sync compatible: G-Sync monitors cost too much and since G-Sync has all the features of FreeSync, nVidia has caved in and enabled FreeSync on nVidia cards. However, they did a good marketing spin on it and calls it G-Sync compatible. Monitor makers would still like to get that tick because it means nVidia ok'ed the monitor(s) for the use on their cards.

          HDMI VRR / Forum VRR: this is mainly for TV. Generally, if your TV has HDMI 2.1, then there is a chance it would or could support it. This is mostly for consoles.

          With variable refresh rate, each monitor has its own range of frequencies. Generally high refresh rate monitors have a wider frequency range where VRR is supported.

    • HDR in windows is pretty disappointing. And these are not very good HDR monitors to begin with. The best of course are OLED. Without that, you at least want many zones of local dimming.

  • sorry to post here, but can i ask a rather general question
    Is there any retail store in sydney that i can go to view "reasonably high end" monitors? I've been to JB/GG/HN/OW they mostly seem to stock the FHD monitors only.
    I'm interested in ultrawide dells and acers and was wondering if anyone knew if i could see them in action? Being so used to apple where you can literally trial products before you buy with no obligation it's quite hard to choose online..

    • +1

      Mwave in lidcombe has a small showroom where they show off some tricked out gaming rigs paired with some high end gaming LCD's.

    • -2

      buy it on amazon

    • Perhaps the Dell pop-up shop at Bondi Junction Westfield? Assuming it's still there (haven't been there for a while)

  • My son's got this monitor and really likes it

  • +2

    PCCG and Umart gave the same price

    • OH SOD OFF UMART!
      I checked them too before ordering! It wasn't like that 15 mins ago….
      Took too long matching the other stores ~grumble~
      Now I have to wait for shipping >< lol
      At least it was only $5 extra for paypal; not the end of the world.

      • Haha ah well, I’m in the same boat, just gotta wait now.

  • How good with ps5?

    • +2

      Go 4K for PS5

      • I want hertz but also don't want to overspend

        • Ps5 doesn't have 1440p

          • +2

            @Wonderfool: If this monitor can accept a 4K signal then it'll run at 1440p, I'm not sure if it does. Otherwise, yeah, only 1080p because the PS5 does not support 1440p output.

    • You need a monitor with HDMI 2.1 to support high refresh rates on PS5, unless you don't mind 1080p 60Hz.

      • 120hz 1080p is fine through HDMI 2.0. I don't think the playstation outputs 1440p, and while this monitor can downscale 4k inputs to 1440p to get 120hz that way you will probably need HDMI 2.1?

        Also atm you can't buy HDMI 2.1 monitors (but they are coming soon)

        • Yea only option to get 120hz is hdmi 2.1.

    • There are risks and issues:

      • While one OZBer claimed super resolution mode support, officially, I can only find an article stating G27QC supports it (QC is a curved VA monitor). If supported, on Gigabyte monitors, the option is normally called Virtual 4K (maybe under Super Resolution - don't know exactly since I don't own such a monitor).
      • Even if that's available (again, I cannot confirm this since I don't have this monitor), it will be limited to trick PS5 into thinking it is 4K 60Hz (so forget about high refresh rate gaming).
      • But, then you go, how about let it run at 120Hz mode. Problem is, that means 1080p. A 2K monitoring running in 1080p signal mode requires interpolation so it won't be as sharp as 27 inch 1080p native display.

      Assuming Super Res/Virtual 4K is supported, the question is whether you want 4K/60 downscaled to 1440p/60 or you are willing to go 1080p and suffer the interpolation.

  • Just picked up my M27Q from Scorptec today for $499 …. should I feel shafted? Rtings says M27Q slightly better.

    • The thing about electronic is that you're gonna feel fomo for not having the best specs lol. That's why people are willing to pay the bit extra for the last mile.

    • +1

      rtings are calling the M27Q the best current all round 1440p monitor atm. It has better response times, and is far more consistent with response times/overshoot, especially at 60hz where this monitor really struggles. You also get slighly higher refresh rates, and a kvm switch (which is acutally quite expensive on it's own). So nah, this monitor is really good value but the M27Q is still a tier up.

      • So long as all your software respects ClearType; and unfortunately a lot of fonts used on webpages don't.

        Otherwise, the BGR subpixels result in some very Blurry text.

        If not for the BGR subpixels, I'd have purchased the M model months ago.

        Unfortunately, I use my monitor for a lot of desktop work, not just gaming.

        And yes, I'm aware I can mount the panel upside down on a visa mount to make it RGB again, but I didn't want to, at that cost.

        • Yeah it's not the best if you're using it for a lot of text

        • Mounting upside down also doesn't play well with GSync apparently

    • +1

      M27q can be very blurry on fonts, because it uses a BGR subpixel order, where 90% of monitors use RGB.

      ClearType on Windows can "fix this", problem is, a lot of very popular programs (and even parts of Windows) don't respect ClearType settings, and just end up a blurry mess.

      It's better for gaming though. If you game 90% I'd keep it. If you do web tasks or office tasks, I'm not a huge fan.

      • Thanks for the reply, I appreciate it. Im mostly gaming so will keep it.

  • Finally, a wild 1440p 144hz appeared! Got'em!
    Was still contemplating until yesterday whether to buy the deal on ASUS VG279Q that was posted a few days? week? back. I was holding back due to the 1080p screen.

  • The fact 4k 144hz for around $500 is still far off really makes me want to pull the trigger on this. Would be a good replacement for my Kogan monitor.

    • +2

      The fact that Windows never really put time into figuring a way to scale older programs at all, really makes 4k an unwanted 'feature' on a work-monitor.
      Games, video, content creation, absolutely.

      The plus side is that 4k divides evenly into 1080p; so you CAN downscale without pixel blur to see what 'most others' will see, if you're content creating.
      The down side for gaming is that your really only have 1080p or 4k to keep things pixel accurate.

      Most cards can do a nice 75+fps on 1440p, but you need to be 'baller' to be doing the same in 4k reliably.

      It'll take a lot to convince me to tell people to get 4k screens, unless their primary use is making or consuming video.

  • +1
  • Can anyone confirm that this does OC to 165hz? Read that on a few forums and even in some descriptions it’s says 144hz (OC 165hz).

  • How would this go as a Xbox series s monitor?

    • +1

      Overkill and doesn't really work out that well. Here are the reasons:

      • VRR / G-Sync compatible (Free-Sync basically) does NOT work over HDMI. This is very common for monitors in this class.
      • Series S generally run games at 1080p (it could upscale to 1440p, but it is really just 1080p).
      • Hardly any games run at 120Hz on Series S.
      • HDR400 is nothing to be excited about.

      Would VRR work through HDMI to DisplayPort cable? That I don't know.

      While they might be some future games supporting 120Hz on Series S, it is likely those will run below 1080p. Unlike XBox One S, there is no UHD blu-ray drive on Series S.

      However, at this price point, it is getting into the 1440p/60-75Hz range… so overall, this is still better. Despite HDR400 is gimmicky, at least you get 2 options on colour profile per game. The Auto HDR feature on Series S|X… my experience with it is mixed, but I don't play that many old games (Auto HDR is mainly for old games that did not implement HDR). To be honest, even on games that support HDR, there are some I prefer SDR still. One other thing, by default, XBox One S|X, Series S|X runs at a very conservative HDR setting, you do have to go into the settings and tune it (even though this monitor is 8-bit+FRC to achieve 10-bit). The settings default is 8-bit, which makes the HDR looks even worse than already disappointing HDR400.