The Ultimate 1440p Gaming Monitor? Viewsonic XG270QG Review
The nanner IPS panel is 27 inches with a 16 by 9 aspect ratio and runs with a 1440p resolution. It'S got a 165 Hertz refresh rate and a fast one, millisecond greater gray response time with g sync support so based on those specs, it sounds like it's got everything we could want for gaming to get games at high enough refresh rates at 1440p. You'Re going to need some decent power, I'll be testing with my r tx 20 atti gaming rig with an 8700 k overclocked to 5 gigahertz. You don't require Nvidia, graphics. Third I've also confirmed that I can use free sync with a Radeon rx 5700 XT. I can still get the full 165 Hertz refresh rate and cou reports. The free sync range as 1 to 165 Hertz vo sonic list that the monitor has support for 98 of the DCI p3 color space. There i got 93 with the spider 5, either way. The results look decent compared to other gaming monitors, I've tested they're, even similar to some content created targeted panels, I've used the contrast ratio is listed as 1001. However, I measured mine at 620 to 1, which is on the lower side when compared to most monitors, I've tested. The brightness was fair at 100. I measured it at just over 400 nits in the Sun top though the specs say 350 notes, so my panel might just be giving me a bonus. I'Ve run the UFO test to look for ghosting.
This footage is slowed down about 5 times from the original speed to allow for a closer look, and I didn't think it was looking to about in this test. Viewing angles were fine, regardless of angle. The specs note that it's good for up to 178 degrees, both horizontally and vertically the bezels aren't too thick. I measured them at around one centimeter on the sides. There, honestly I can't say I noticed them or really care. Once you get into a game, there was some backlight bleed mainly towards the bottom corners, definitely not ideal, but I found it hard to notice when of you in darker content, and it will vary between panels. It'S not all just about the panel, though the stand feels quite solid and has a brushed metal base, though the rest was plastic, at least on the exterior, with an all black finish. There are quite a few adjustments available, including minus 5 to 20 degrees of tilt 90 degrees of swivel in either direction 120 millimetres of height adjustment and 90 degrees of pivot in either direction. The stand connects to the back of the panel without any tools required and behind this of four screws for the 100 millimeter base amount. If you want to attach the panel to a different stand or monitor arm, the back also features a Kensington lock towards the bottom. On the right, along with speakers on the left and right, which I thought sounded quite good for a monitor, probably the best I've ever heard in terms of monitor speakers – they had some base were clear and they got loud enough at maximum volume.
There are two rubber Mouse anchors built in which you can pull down, to put your mouse cable in to keep it out of the way, one on the left and one on the right, so you're covered regardless of which hand you use your mouse with. There are three buttons in the middle below the screen. These include a power button, the main joystick in the center for on screen, display navigation and a quick access button which, by default, turns the blue light filter on or off. However, you can customize its function in the OSD. The io is on the back and faces down from left to right. We'Ve got full size, display port HDMI 3.5 millimeter audio output, USB type B, which you connect to your PC to use the following three type: a ports and the power input, the cables included or a full size, DisplayPort USB type B to aid for the USB hub Functionality and a power, cable and brick, unfortunately that's not built into the monitor and is external. I was a little disappointed that HDMI wasn't included, although when I tried my own HDMI cable, it wouldn't run at 1440p above 60 Hertz and the overclocked option used to enable 165 Hertz was grayed out so seems like DisplayPort is required. There'S a plastic cover that goes on top of the cables to keep the rear, looking a little neater and you can run the cables through the hole in the stand to keep them tidy.
There are also optional plastic doors you can screw on to the sides. The installation was easy and they I'll produce other light sources from hitting the display. The left hand side has a metal headphone holder which folds down. If you need it and you can still use it with the side panels installed, the on screen display itself was easy to navigate further, but occasionally I would move to the wrong menu I'm, not sure if I just suck using this particular joystick or what there are Quite a few options here: you've got to enable the ER of a clock option to use the full 165 Hertz refresh rate. You can change the OSD timeout value, monitor color profiles, disable the blue power LED Lin, the front change, RGB lighting and more speaking of that RGB there's lighting on the back in this hexagonal shape around the vase amount and also five lights on the left and right Sides which provide an under glow effect, the effects are limited to just three through the OSD and outside of rainbow. You seem stuck to the color blur, but you can turn all lighting off. If you prefer there's a software, you can download from the viewsonic website to manage the monitor. You just need to connect the included USB type B, cable to your PC to use it most of the functionality is locked at the moment as it's in beta all. I was able to do was change the RGB lighting, but this does give you more effects to choose from compared to the OSD as well as color selection.
So far the monitor looks pretty good, but how is it to actually use day to day? I normally use a 32 inch 4k monitor, as my daily driver for video editing, so swapping to 27 inches at 1440p was a little adjustment. Overall, I thought it looked great and when playing some games that are actually able to spit out high FPS gameplay, just felt smooth, probably due to a combination of 165 Hertz g sync and the one millisecond greater gray response time. Unfortunately, all of this comes at a cost. You can find updated prices linked in the description at the time of recording the viewsonic elite. Xg 27 oqg goes for six hundred US dollars, while we're looking at double the price here in Australian dollars. The current human malware issue has killed our exchange rate, it's really difficult for me to talk about value and how this stacks up compared to others. As I haven't personally tested much else with similar specs, I can see there are what appears to be similar respect panels for less money on Amazon. There check out the card in the top right for the hardware unboxed top 5 1440p game by Tim. Needless to say, he has tested out far more than me. That said without having tested others, this one did feel great to play. Games on. The only issue I had was the bleed towards the bottom right on my unit. Otherwise I thought it was excellent. Let me know what you thought of the viewsonic elite: XG 27 oqg gaming, monitor down in the comments and also, let me know, if you're interested in more gaming monitors.
I had a few requests lately to see some more and I've got another here to test out.