Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q-X gaming monitor: 1440p, 240 Hertz and IPS from Sharp


Gigabyte plans to launch an improved Aorus FI27Q-P: the Aorus FI27Q-X monitor increases the refresh rate from 165 to 240 Hertz and is therefore primarily intended for gamers. The remaining specifications remain largely identical with WQHD resolution (2560 × 1440 pixels), 27 inches diagonal and Adaptive-Sync (AMD FreeSync, Nvidia G-Sync Compatible).

So far lists the Japanese online marketplace JD Gigabytes Aorus FI27Q-X, but still without a price. According to the two Web pages TFT Central and PC Monitors comes a panel from the manufacturer Sharp with the designation LQ270TIJG04 are used. That would be quite unusual, since displays from AU Optronics, LG and Samsung are usually installed in new gaming monitors with high refresh rates. Gigabyte already relied on a less common Innolux panel for the Aorus FI27Q-P.

The Aorus FI27Q-X should create a response time of one millisecond (GtG) with overdrive. The contrast is 1000: 1, which is typical for IPS, and 93 percent of the DCI-P3 color space is covered thanks to 10-bit processing (8-bit + frame rate control). The brightness increases to a typical 450 cd / m² with peak values ​​of 600 cd / m², which means that the monitor meets VESA’s DisplayHDR-600 specifications.

GeForce and Radeon graphics cards can dynamically determine the refresh rate between 48 and 240 Hertz via DisplayPort 1.4. A low-motion blur mode is on board, but only works with deactivated Adaptive Sync. The transmission rate of the two HDMI 2.0 connections is sufficient for a maximum of 144 Hertz with WQHD.

So far, only five monitors with WQHD resolution and 240 Hertz are available in Germany. Three of them use TN panels from AU Optronics; Samsung’s Odyssey G7 models come with strongly curved VA displays from our own production. Dell has the Alienware AW2721D with IPS variant announced by LG in the US. The same panel apparently uses the Eve Spectrum in der 240-Hertz-Version, which should be delivered from the beginning of 2021. The database page Display Specifications leads the Acer Nitro XV272UX with IPS technology from AU Optronics.

The price of the Aorus FI27Q-X should be higher than the previous Aorus FI27Q-P (from 599 €).



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