Gigabyte M27Q Review: Excellent 27-Inch, 170Hz, 0.5ms Gaming Monitor

Gigabyte M27Q Review - Front View

The Gigabyte M27Q is an outstanding gaming monitor with a 170Hz refresh rate, and a large enough screen real estate, thanks to its 27-inch screen size.


Overall the M27Q gaming monitor will provide you with well-rounded use for gaming, multimedia, and everyday uses.

The M27Q supports HDR as well, which will provide you a broader range of contrasts and gamut.

In addition, you’ll be able to use FreeSync, and the monitor is also G-Sync certified as well incase if you do have an Nvidia graphics card.

Let’s check out the Gigabyte M27Q’s performance, design, and specifications.


  • Screen Size: 27-Inches
  • Resolution: 2560×1440 (QHD)
  • Refresh Rate: 170Hz
  • Response Time: 0.5ms (MPRT)
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Brightness: 350 cd/m²
  • Screen Aspect Ratio: 21:9 Widescreen
  • Built-In Speakers: 2x 2-Watts
  • Stand Height, Tilt: Yes
  • Stand Pivot, Swivel: No
  • VESA Mount Compatible, 100x100mm
  • Connectivity: 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0, 1x USB-C, 1x Audio Jack
  • Weight: 20.9-lbs

Display Design

The Gigabyte M27Q measures at 27-inches with an excellent aesthetically pleasing design to go along with it.

Its frame has a nice matte-black finish to the overall design, making it look elegant and feel a nice premium feel.

Additionally, the M27Q has a thin bezel design on all three sides and adds to the immersive experience that you’ll receive.

As you can see, the Gigabyte M27Q sits on an excellent stable foundation, thanks to its v-shaped base stand.

However, the stand isn’t ergonomically well designed because it can only adjust in height. However, you can always replace the stand with a 100x100mm VESA mount, which allows the monitor to be more flexible in movement.

You’ll find the connectivities on the rear of the monitor, which consists of one DisplayPort 1.2, two HDMI 2.0, one USB 3.0, one USB-C, and one audio jack.

You can also use the KVM feature that the M27Q has, which lets you directly connect your mouse and keyboard to the monitor via USB-C and USB 3.0 ports. You can activate the KVM feature using the KVM button.

The OSD panel can be found on the right rear side of the monitor, which consists of one joystick. The joystick is also a power off/on button as well.

Overall, the Gigabyte M27Q is nicely built and has an excellent aesthetic pleasing design to the overall build.