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  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  • Response Time: 1ms
  • Viewing Angle: 178/178
  • Panel Type: IPS
    • Inputs
      • 1 x Display Port 1.2
      • 2 x HDMI 1.4
      • 2 x USB 3.0
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Newegg has GIGABYTE G27F 27" 144Hz 1080P Gaming Monitor, 1920 x 1080 IPS Display, 1ms (MPRT) Response Time, 95% DCI-P3, FreeSync Premium, 1x Display Port 1.2, 2x HDMI 1.4, 2x USB 3.0 on sale for $199.99 after code and rebate.

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https://www.newegg.com/p/24-012-0...24-012-016

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can you please give a link to your 4k monitor
It's just your normal run of the mill 4k monitor.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078GVT...yFbE5H9VES

I don't think it's this exact model, but it's an LG 4k 27inch.
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I've got the 165Hz curved monitor and I love it. I can't say anything about this one but I would assume it's similar. I've had no issues gaming on Warzone with it.
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In this day and age I feel like a 1080p monitor at 27" is ridiculous. I just picked up an AOC monitor from amazon for $250 that's 27" IPS 4k with great color spectrum, I really like it. Granted it is 60mhz but if you're gaming you're probably rocking a 1ms TN panel anyway.
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In this day and age I feel like a 1080p monitor at 27" is ridiculous. I just picked up an AOC monitor from amazon for $250 that's 27" IPS 4k with great color spectrum, I really like it. Granted it is 60mhz but if you're gaming you're probably rocking a 1ms TN panel anyway.
I disagree, I believe its the perfect size for 1080p. Been using 27" 1080p for years now and its great. Larger resolutions should begin around 30"+.

Also you have to take into account this monitor has all the latest and greatest features when it comes to gaming, can you say the same about your AOC that cost $50 more?
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Anyone have personal experience with the monitor? I recently ordered MSI Optix 27" Class FHD FreeSync Curved Gaming Monitor for $30 MSRP on Costco's website. I honestly looked through pages of Google search for technical reviews for each, but I can't find any. All the ones I've found just read out the specs and the "benefits", but not really anything about the monitor experience.

The notable differences between MSI Optix G27C5 and Gigabyte G27F:
- MSI is VA panel vs Gigabyte IPS
- MSI has higher refresh rate (although not enough to matter to call it a difference)
- Gigabyte has more features that can actually be useful (Aim stabilizer and Black Equalizer)
- Both are Freesync premium, but only Gigabyte is G-sync compatible (not the same as g-sync certified but better than nothing)
- Gigabyte has a higher peak brightness (250 vs 300 i think)

This are at least what I felt to be important. There were other minor panel differences, but not enough to matter or I really care about. After rebates and/or discount, both monitors sell for $200. While Gigabyte looks better on paper, from what I could find for reviews (mainly on personal reviews in places like newegg, bestbuy, etc., nothing technical), Gigabyte is a pain to deal with. Their quality control also seems to be an issue. Combine that with purchasing from newegg, it can be a major headache.

The other things I managed to find about Gigabyte was, while the additional features are nice on paper, it doesn't necessarily translate as well on screen. One technical review I manage to find said the Black Equalizer washes out the game (which is understandable), but it can get to a point that it actually degrades the resolution of the game and not just wash it out.

I don't really care about the whole 27" FHD crap. It's purely for gaming, so I'm not worries about the color accuracy or pixel density. Both monitors seem to be good enough for its intended purpose.

If anyone has any input, that'd be great. In the mean time I'm still going with MSI to try it out. Play some games and see if the dark scenes are a problem. I hate being killed in warzone because a full black latex suit woman is camping in a dark corner inside a building with a damn origin.
The GB has IPS panel, which I think is huge over VA panels, personally.
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Anyone have personal experience with the monitor? I recently ordered MSI Optix 27" Class FHD FreeSync Curved Gaming Monitor for $30 MSRP on Costco's website. I honestly looked through pages of Google search for technical reviews for each, but I can't find any. All the ones I've found just read out the specs and the "benefits", but not really anything about the monitor experience.

The notable differences between MSI Optix G27C5 and Gigabyte G27F:
- MSI is VA panel vs Gigabyte IPS
- MSI has higher refresh rate (although not enough to matter to call it a difference)
- Gigabyte has more features that can actually be useful (Aim stabilizer and Black Equalizer)
- Both are Freesync premium, but only Gigabyte is G-sync compatible (not the same as g-sync certified but better than nothing)
- Gigabyte has a higher peak brightness (250 vs 300 i think)

This are at least what I felt to be important. There were other minor panel differences, but not enough to matter or I really care about. After rebates and/or discount, both monitors sell for $200. While Gigabyte looks better on paper, from what I could find for reviews (mainly on personal reviews in places like newegg, bestbuy, etc., nothing technical), Gigabyte is a pain to deal with. Their quality control also seems to be an issue. Combine that with purchasing from newegg, it can be a major headache.

The other things I managed to find about Gigabyte was, while the additional features are nice on paper, it doesn't necessarily translate as well on screen. One technical review I manage to find said the Black Equalizer washes out the game (which is understandable), but it can get to a point that it actually degrades the resolution of the game and not just wash it out.

I don't really care about the whole 27" FHD crap. It's purely for gaming, so I'm not worries about the color accuracy or pixel density. Both monitors seem to be good enough for its intended purpose.

If anyone has any input, that'd be great. In the mean time I'm still going with MSI to try it out. Play some games and see if the dark scenes are a problem. I hate being killed in warzone because a full black latex suit woman is camping in a dark corner inside a building with a damn origin.
The MSI at Costco is not good. I returned it after 2 hrs of using it. Trust me i play video games alot & I personally didn't like it. well, niether did my friends. The monitor seem to lack brightness.
I went and got the Acer one on their website for $50 less & its way better
less hz than the MSI but you wouldnt even know the difference
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1080 lol, I don't get it. I've been on a qnix 27" 1440p overclocked to 100 for 5 years now. Just why??
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Anyone have personal experience with the monitor? I recently ordered MSI Optix 27" Class FHD FreeSync Curved Gaming Monitor for $30 MSRP on Costco's website. I honestly looked through pages of Google search for technical reviews for each, but I can't find any. All the ones I've found just read out the specs and the "benefits", but not really anything about the monitor experience.

The notable differences between MSI Optix G27C5 and Gigabyte G27F:
- MSI is VA panel vs Gigabyte IPS
- MSI has higher refresh rate (although not enough to matter to call it a difference)
- Gigabyte has more features that can actually be useful (Aim stabilizer and Black Equalizer)
- Both are Freesync premium, but only Gigabyte is G-sync compatible (not the same as g-sync certified but better than nothing)
- Gigabyte has a higher peak brightness (250 vs 300 i think)

This are at least what I felt to be important. There were other minor panel differences, but not enough to matter or I really care about. After rebates and/or discount, both monitors sell for $200. While Gigabyte looks better on paper, from what I could find for reviews (mainly on personal reviews in places like newegg, bestbuy, etc., nothing technical), Gigabyte is a pain to deal with. Their quality control also seems to be an issue. Combine that with purchasing from newegg, it can be a major headache.

The other things I managed to find about Gigabyte was, while the additional features are nice on paper, it doesn't necessarily translate as well on screen. One technical review I manage to find said the Black Equalizer washes out the game (which is understandable), but it can get to a point that it actually degrades the resolution of the game and not just wash it out.

I don't really care about the whole 27" FHD crap. It's purely for gaming, so I'm not worries about the color accuracy or pixel density. Both monitors seem to be good enough for its intended purpose.

If anyone has any input, that'd be great. In the mean time I'm still going with MSI to try it out. Play some games and see if the dark scenes are a problem. I hate being killed in warzone because a full black latex suit woman is camping in a dark corner inside a building with a damn origin.
Here is my review so far on the MSI Optix G27C5 and my "expected" comparison with the Gigabyte (despite not having use it).

Just a little about my set up (important as to why I chose this monitor), I'm just casually gaming on my MBP16 using BootCamp Windows 10. I'm going from a 4k monitor 60hz (IPS) to a 1080p monitor 165hz (VA).

To address the elephant in the room... Yes, the text quality on this 27" is terrible. Scaling is so bad. I would never write code using this monitor. With that said, i'm not using this monitor for work, media consumption, or creative contenting. Purely for gaming, I'm finally able to run Warzone at average 75 FPS on my MBP. I no longer have the scaling issue (4k monitor downscaled to 1080p), powering a 1080p monitor is far less taxing on the GPU, and the whole gaming experience in general is just 1000% better. Again... note that I'm using a MBP bootcamp. This will not apply to you if you actually have a gaming rig with at least GTX 1070. At that point, don't even look at these and just go up to a 1440p at this size. I mean, this is still okay if you want to max out the game settings and still get the high refresh rate. However, I'm not on that boat and even when I do eventually create a 1080p gaming rig, I'm only doing it because my co-workers force me to get online. I am, however, excited to see how much better the games will look when I can max out the settings. Right now it's all at the lowest possible settings, otherwise the MBP can't handle it and just crashes the game.

Now, more on the bad. Not only is scaling as a whole bad for 1080p on a 27", the VA panel colors are so dull. THIS IS EXPECTED RIGHT? I didn't buy this for color accuracy. This isn't a problem when I'm playing FPS (Warzone). It's not that the problem doesn't present itself, but rather just not what you care for in FPS. If I wanted to play awesome scenery games like Tomb Raider, then oh hell no I don't recommend this. It's not until I get off the game that I realize just how bad the desktop looks. I think the main difference here with MSI vs GIGABYTE is that aesthetics. Not the scaling issue though, that's just a problem with having 1080p on a 27". However, my guess is that the Gigabyte will have far better visually appealing experience. One problem I can see people having is brightness for the MSI. Luckily, I'm not near any natural light so as long as I dim the lights in the room, I'm okay, but man even at 100% brightness this is eye straining. I believe the IPS panel on the Gigabyte will solve that (it's also 50 nits brighter on paper).

In summary:
I love the gaming experience on this monitor for FPS. However, if you have the rig to support 1440p, I (as well as most people in here) recommend going up from 1080p. If you intend to use this monitor for multipurpose uses (daily use, media, browsing, gaming, etc...), I highly recommend paying more for a 1440p for 27" and above. Even if you have to sacrifice refresh rate. I can't emphasize enough how little I want to use this monitor when a game is not on the screen. Luckily, I do have the 4k monitor still for everything else. It's not that I didn't believe what everyone has said here about how a 1080p looks on a 27" and that we should look either to upgrade to 1440p or downgrade to 24-25". I ignored it because it doesn't affect me when a game is on screen.

I just wish people would stop bashing on 1080p by stating there are cheaper 1440p @144hz monitors... like link please? I'd love to buy one, but unless you're looking at something like AOC or other crappy brands, they don't exist. I've also looked locally on OfferUp if anyone were selling something like that. Found a couple but they were asking close to MSRP @250-300. Yes, you could potentially find a good 1440p gaming monitor for around $250, but 1) It'll at LEAST have to be 27" to get value from the resolution. 2) Have a rig that can push the refresh rate at that resolution. Down scaling to 1080p from 1440p isn't as bad as 4k to 1080p, but you're still sacrificing quality (https://www.pcgamer.com/do-games-...monitor/).

That's all I've got. GG

Edit:
I ended up ordering Asus VG259Q from Amazon. It's limited in stock, but if you're quick you can snag it. It has like $12 coupon too, so after taxes my total came up just a bit over $250. So just $50 more for 144hz vs 165hz (not even enough of a difference to matter), IPS vs VA, 25" vs 27" with 1080p, and much brighter (i think 400 nits on the Asus and 250 nits on the MSI). I'm gonna test out how I like both and return one. The only problem with Asus is that I have to win the lottery when it comes to getting defective panel on delivery.
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Anyone know how this compares to the AOC 27G2?

https://www.amazon.com/AOC-27G2-F...K5W7V?th=1

Same panel type and response time. Reviews aren't saying too much.
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bought it last time at this price and also came with $10 promo card. posted the deal but doesn't seem much interest at the time. son loves it for fortnite gaming and has usb 3.0 hub on the monitor as well as built in speakers. works great freesync with 5600xt. only issue is that since its ips it does have some glow on an all black background but not really an issue for everyday use.
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Anyone know how this compares to the AOC 27G2?

https://www.amazon.com/AOC-27G2-F...K5W7V?th=1

Same panel type and response time. Reviews aren't saying too much.
G27F is better
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>1080p in 2020
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>1080p in 2020
1080p is still sweetspot in gaming accounting for 65% of steam users.

https://store.steampowered.com/hw...e-to-Steam
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1080p is still sweetspot in gaming accounting for 65% of steam users.

https://store.steampowered.com/hw...e-to-Steam
So is using Windows 7...
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So is using Windows 7...
nope...
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