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

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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.

Performance and Design

The Gigabyte M27Q has a 2560×1440 resolution, along with a quick 170Hz refresh rate. Thanks to its high refresh rate, you’ll experience smoother and buttery-like gameplay throughout your gaming sessions.

Also, the Gigabyte M27Q has excellent screen real estate space thanks to its resolution, and its 3.7 MP, along with its 110-pixel density.

Being an IPS panel, the M27Q has excellent viewing angles, making the monitor great to work at different sides. The colors and images remained consistent when viewing the screen from all different angles.

Along with a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and a 350 cd/m² brightness level. However, when viewing dark scenes, the blacks turned out a bit grayed out, which was disappointing. Along with its peak brightness, the Gigabyte M27Q does surpass the Display HDR 400 threshold.

In addition, the M27Q has a 100% sRGB coverage, which will provide you a higher quality of color gamut and a wider range of color spectrum. Thanks to its excellent color coverage, the monitor is ideal if you’re a creative photographer and a professional.

Also, with its superb 0.5ms response time, the Gigabyte M27Q will give you crisp and smooth graphics and images without any ghosting nor motion blur.

The M27Q also has an overdrive feature which consists of “Picture Quality,” “Balance,” and “Speed.” And the best one out of the three is “Picture Quality,” which provides you a balanced look and feel to the graphics. However, when choosing the other two overdrive features, you’ll start to notice graphic artifacts and a bit of overshoot.

Another great feature that the Gigabyte M27Q has is its FreeSync capabilities. And the M27Q is also G-Sync certified as well along with a VRR range of 20Hz to 170Hz, which are all outstanding because it’ll provide you a smoother and buttery-like feel to the overall images. However, G-Sync only works when connecting through the DisplayPort.


  • Excellent refresh rate.
  • FreeSync ready and G-Sync certified.
  • Excellent color vibrancy and accuracy.
  • Has KVM capabilities.


  • Stand ergonomics can be improved.
  • Contrasts can be improved.

Thoughts and Conclusion

Overall, the Gigabyte M27Q is an excellent and well-rounded IPS gaming monitor in the current market.

Thanks to its high refresh rate and outstanding 0.5ms response time, you’ll have total domination over the competition when it boils down to winning your gaming sessions.

The Gigabyte M27Q is well-rounded in that it performs excellently on all other tasks aside from gaming, such as daily uses and other mixed multimedia.

In general, the Gigabyte M27Q is all about winning over your competition when it boils down to competitive gaming.

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