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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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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.
This is a good deal but I would always recommend at least going QHD. The difference is noticeable and its worth it.

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nice, placed an order and used 10% cashback on retailmenot for new customers... first time using their cashback service, hope it goes through w/o hassle
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nice, placed an order and used 10% cashback on retailmenot for new customers... first time using their cashback service, hope it goes through w/o hassle
I believe it's like "credit" not cashback. I used it once on homedepot I believed
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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.
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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.
Good thoughts here, wish I could help with your inquiry. I'm also considering the MSI model from Costco. How are you liking it? For the reasons you are also concerned about are the reasons why I won't likely purchase the Gigabyte btw. On paper it sounds nice but if there's a problem I'm not dealing with Gigabyte or Newegg. PITA and I'm not that curious about a product that is under reviewed at this price point. If it turns out I'm missing out I'll figure it out later and perhaps pay 25-50 more, but not before. Not for me.
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This is a good deal but I would always recommend at least going QHD. The difference is noticeable and its worth it.
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This is a good deal but I would always recommend at least going QHD. The difference is noticeable and its worth it.
Agreed for the most part. 1440p is a good DPI @ 27". However, there is a niche for people that don't need 1440p but rather 1080p gaming @ 144hz with a 27" monitor. 1440p @ 144hz would require quite a bit of.. neglected 2080Ti's Big Grin
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Pixel pitch is going to be horrible on FHD at 27". 24" is the max I go for FHD monitors. WQHD would have been nice.
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This is a great deal for a 144hz monitor. But trust me, 27 inches at 1080P really looks inferior compared to 24 inch. If you plan on sitting 3-4 feet away you could get away with this but otherwise do not buy.
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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.
I have the same Costco MSI monitor. I got this about a year ago and have been happy with it since. Color isn't horrible. Picture with the monitor listed here would be better since it's IPS. I think if you want it purely for gaming, then frame rates should be prioritized. You probably won't be moving viewing angles since you're using it for gaming and always in the same position. Also if anything is wrong with the monitor, then Costco's return policy is much easier to deal with than New Egg. I think you also get a 2% discount when making the purchase through Costco using the credit card. Hope this helps!
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To bad it's not the G27Q. Hopefully Rtings reviews this one.
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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.
I can only solely speak on the MSI Costco one I have currently but will be returning it. I do feel like FHD isn't enough because of the pixel destiny but you are aware of that and don't mind. I found some pictures and videos were a bit pixelated more than I would like due to the density. I have a Acer 23" with the same specs as the MSI except it only exceeds 144hrtz while the MSI can reach up to 165 hrtz. My Acer has a bit more darker black than the MSI does. I felt like the MSI has a bit of a washout color even after tweaking with the settings. This happen to be worst when I brought out to the living room where the room is very bright. I didn't have this issue as much with my Acer. I bought this for gaming and editing photos. But if all that doesn't effect your choice MSI would be awesome. Fps was great with the monitor. Lots of features. I believe it's VESA compatible (don't quote me). The curve panel is really awesome for gaming as you don't have to move your head as much. This Gigabyte does have a tilt and height adjustment vs the MSI is only tilt. Good luck bro!
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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.
I have the 1440p curved version of this. I do not regret making the purchase. It has been used daily for 12+ hours a day for the last 2 months. No issues what so ever. I use it for work then gaming at night. Gorgeous monitor. If you can afford it make the jump to 1440p.
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