Gigabyte Aorus F127Q-P HBR3 HDR 165Hz Gaming Monitor Review
Published: 31st October 2019 | Source: Gigabyte | Price: |
Display panels are one of those curious things that people don't necessarily pay as much attention to as they should. The market is awash with so many different options at so many price points that it is easy for someone to spend as little as possible on their display as it doesn't add any performance, whilst breaking the bank on a beefy GPU.
This has always been something we've never understood here at OC3D. We often talk about the importance of a good comfortable mouse, as it's the part of you that's truly connected to the system. Equally a nice keyboard is vital for modern PC gaming. But your display? You look at that all the time. Why spend tons of money making the inside of your case look nice for passers by, or have a GPU capable of rendering every hair on the back of Lara Croft's neck in extreme detail, then run a cheap and cheerful panel?
Of course the panel manufacturing process has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years. Whereas once with a flat panel you were wondering about response times or ghosting, now a lot of panels are of a decent quality and, assuming you're not paying PC World money, you should be able to get something you'll be happy with. Thus the manufacturers are moving away from trying to tempt you with the best raw display, and instead dripping their monitors with features to give prospective purchasers the cutting edge. One such monitor is the latest addition to the Gigabyte Aorus series of products, the F127Q-P. A 27 inch, 165Hz panel with High Dynamic Range and High Bit Rate 3 technologies. What this means for you is that you can run 2K, HDR, 10 bit colour at 165Hz without compromise. So let's take a look.