Aorus FI27Q-X 240hz IPS 1ms Gaming Monitor Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Aorus FI27Q-X Review

Introduction

Monitors. The one area of most peoples system that they spend the least on. It's something we've never quite understood to be honest. All that time and effort creating a system specification that will give you high FPS gaming, gorgeous image quality and then use the most affordable display panel you can. The thing you spend your whole time looking at. It makes no sense to us. It's like buying a PS5 or XBOX X and then grabbing a TV from the bargain aisle in ASDA.

With that said, there are certain elements that are important when considering which display to get. If you've ever looked at a new panel you will have come across monitors which don't have all the modern features one might expect - blistering refresh rate, HDR, RGB lighting etc - yet cost a spectacular amount. That's all about colour reproduction. If you have a mission critical need colour accuracy then you have to spend the money on a panel that can do it. Similarly, and this is where the cheap and cheerful side comes in, if you just game and do nothing else then perhaps a TN or VA panel can get the job done well enough without breaking the bank.

If, however, like most of us you spend some time working with photos or video, and some time gaming, you want a multi-purpose panel and here the newest addition to the Gigabyte Aorus range, the FI27Q-X, could be the very solution to what you need. It has an IPS panel and they are famous for excellent viewing angles and colour reproduction, in a Superspeed format which gives up to 240Hz refresh rate. With the addition of HDR certification and a QHD resolution all wrapped up in a 27" format and priced in the mid-range around £650 it might be the solution to all your needs.

Technical Specifications and OSD

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As befits a monitor with a serious amount of tweaking options available to the user to ensure that you can get a picture which perfectly suits your needs, the FI27Q-X has a comprehensive OSD. You can tweak everything from the simple things like brightness and contrast, all the way through to the PIP and additional elements like Black Equalizer 2 or Aim Stabilizer.

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Most Recent Comments

30-01-2021, 07:16:08

Dicehunter
Great review !

It's good to see a decent high refresh rate IPS panel hit the market instead of the slew of VA panels that we've gotten lately, To me VA always looks like someone smeared Vaseline on the screen Quote

30-01-2021, 08:35:45

looz
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Great review !

It's good to see a decent high refresh rate IPS panel hit the market instead of the slew of VA panels that we've gotten lately, To me VA always looks like someone smeared Vaseline on the screen
That means you haven't seen an Odyssey G7 live. Quote

30-01-2021, 09:16:58

Warchild
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Originally Posted by looz View Post
That means you haven't seen an Odyssey G7 live.
Thought the same
Its a shame there were too many complications with the 32inch at the time, would have taken that over the 27 if i didnt have to return it twiceQuote

31-01-2021, 15:48:27

DwarfAdigginAhole
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Originally Posted by looz View Post
That means you haven't seen an Odyssey G7 live.
I have seen it and the nights in games look exactly like they described. I, regrettably, owned and returned the 32 inch version of the G7. I had it for several months and when I first got it the thing looked amazing. However it had that extremely bad flickering issue. I updated thee firmware to "fix" the problem and it turned into a disgusting washed out mess. Not simply that...in World of Warcraft, Conan Exiles, and other games the flickering STILL happened. Yeah...I've seen the G7 and really wished I hadn't. x__xQuote

31-01-2021, 17:36:10

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by looz View Post
That means you haven't seen an Odyssey G7 live.

I very briefly had the 27" G7, I instantly saw the difference between it and an IPS monitor and back it went, To me VA simply doesn't look as good.Quote
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