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Aorus FI27Q Review 27-inch Gaming Monitor

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Table of contents

  • Passport specifications, the scope of delivery and price
  • Appearance
  • Commutation
  • Menu, control, localization, additional functions and software from the kit
  • Picture
  • LCD Matrix Testing
  • Micrographs of the matrix
  • Colour rendering quality assessment
  • Measuring black and white field uniformity, brightness and power consumption
  • Determining response time and output delay
  • Viewing Angle Measurement
  • Findings
  • Advantages
  • disadvantages

Passport specifications, the scope of delivery and price

ModelAorus FI27Q
Matrix typeIPS LCD panel with LED (WLED) edge lighting
Diagonal27 inch
Aspect ratio16: 9 (597 × 336 mm)
Resolution2560 × 1440 pixels (QHD)
Pixel pitch0.2331 mm
Brightness (maximum)typically 350 cd / m², minimum 280 cd / m²
Contraststatic 1000: 1, dynamic 12,000,000: 1
Viewing angles178 ° (horizontal) and 178 ° (vertical)
Response time1 ms ( MPRT )
Number of colours displayed1.073 billion - 10 bits per colour (8 bits + FRC)
Interfaces
  • DisplayPort 1.2 video / audio input
  • HDMI 2.0 video / audio input (2 pcs.)
  • USB 3.0 (type B socket, hub input)
  • USB 3.0 (A-type socket, hub output), 2 pcs., 5 V / 1.5 A (BC 1.2)
  • headphone output (3.5 mm jack minijack)
  • microphone input (3.5 mm jack minijack)
Compatible video signalsDisplayPort up to 2560 × 1440/165 Hz ( MonInfo report for DisplayPort input ), HDMI up to 2560 × 1440/144 Hz ( MonInfo report for HDMI input )
Acoustic systemabsent
Features
  • VESA DisplayHDR 400 certificate
  • AMD Radeon FreeSync / G-Sync Compatible Technology Support
  • colour gamut 95% of the DCI-P3 space
  • game functions: game modes, increase the brightness in the shadows, screen scope, timer, user counter, frame rate counter, labels for aligning monitors
  • PC information output (Dashboard)
  • picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture functions
  • USB audio interface (microphone input)
  • active noise cancelling microphone input
  • sharpening motion (dark frame insertion)
  • adjustable acceleration matrix
  • OSD Sidekick PC Monitor
  • decorative multicolour dynamic lighting
  • blue component low-intensity mode
  • no flickering backlight
  • LED backlight life of at least 30,000 hours
  • anti-reflective matrix surface
  • stand: turn left-right ± 20 °, tilt 5 ° forward and 21 ° back, rise 130 mm, flip clockwise in portrait orientation
  • The 5-way joystick on the control panel
  • 100 × 100 mm VESA wall mount
  • Kensington Lock Connector
Dimensions (W × H × D)
  • 615 × 485 × 237 mm with stand
  • 615 × 371 × 60 mm without stand
Weight8.0 kg with stand
Power consumption75 watts maximum, 0.5 watts standby, 0.3 watts off
Supply voltage100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Scope of delivery (must be specified before purchase)
  • monitor
  • stand kit (base and stand)
  • power cable (IEC 60320-1 C13 to CEE 7/7)
  • power cable (IEC 60320-1 C13 per UK plug)
  • Displayport cable
  • HDMI cable
  • A USB cable (3.0), Type A plug to Type B
  • cable clamp
  • quick start guide
  • warranty card
Link to the manufacturer’s websiteAorus FI27Q
average pricein the region of 50 thousand rubles at the time of preparation of the review


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Appearance

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

The design of the back panel and the stand uniquely defines a monitor designed for players. The monitor panels are made of dark grey (almost black) plastic with a matte surface. A variety of inserts are made of transparent, but densely tinted plastic with a mirror-smooth surface, located on the rear panel of the screen unit and on the casing of the stand. The outer surface of the matrix is ​​black, semi-matte, hard. The front surface of the screen looks like a monolithic surface, bounded below by a relatively narrow frame, and around the perimeter - by a narrow border.

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

Having displayed the image on the screen, you can see that in fact there are not wide fields between the external borders of the screen and the display area itself - from the top and sides to the edging 6 mm, and from the bottom to the frame 3.5 mm.

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

At the bottom end of the screen block horizontally in the centre is a 5-way joystick (four-way deviation and pressing), which is the only control. At the junction of the lower end and the front frame, in front of the joystick, there is a light diffuser for the status indicator, and above the front, there is a hole, behind which, apparently, is the microphone of the active noise reduction system.

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

The power connector, interface connectors, as well as the connector for the Kensington lock are located in the rear niche and are oriented downward. Outgoing cables can be passed through the plastic retainer and through the cutout at the bottom of the stand.

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

On top of the bevelled edges of the rear panel is a ventilation grill. From below, air passes through a grill in a niche with connectors and through two narrow slots masked by relief transitions on the rear panel.

Behind the inserts on the rear panel and behind the casing of the stand are several multi-colour independently addressable LEDs for decorative lighting. The backlight modes are selected in the settings menu.

There is also a special program RGB Fusion for controlling backlight from a PC.

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

From our point of view, this is one of the most pleasant and unobtrusive options for decorative lighting, among monitors that have been tested.

The lower detachable support part of the stand and the supporting part of the stand are made of aluminium alloy and have a durable matte black finish. The upper part of the rack is covered with a casing of black plastic with a matte surface. The rays of the base of the stand diverge widely to the sides, which provides the monitor with good stability, while the working area of ​​the table under the monitor is reduced insignificantly. Rubber pads from the bottom on the support planes of the base of the stand protect the table surface from scratches and prevent the monitor from slipping on smooth surfaces. At the top of the stand, there is a bracket that you can grab while carrying or moving the monitor.

The stand has a fixed height, but the spring-backed mechanism with a steel rail ball bearing provides vertical movement of the hinge on which the screen unit is mounted. As a result, with a slight movement of the hand, the screen can be set to the desired height.

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

The upper hinge allows you to slightly tilt the screen block forward from a vertical position, more backwards, turn left and right and turn clockwise in portrait orientation.

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

If necessary, the stand can be detached and the screen block mounted on a VESA-compatible bracket (pad 100 to 100 mm).

Monitor for sale in a long, but narrow, stylishly designed box. For carrying from above there is a plastic handle and slotted handles on the sides.

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

Commutation

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

The monitor is equipped with three digital inputs in a full-sized version: DisplayPort and a pair of HDMI. There is a built-in USB hub (3.0) for two ports. USB outputs support fast charge mode (BC 1.2). Input selection is carried out in the main settings menu or in the quick access menu. There is a switchable function of automatic signal search at the inputs. Digital audio signals transmitted to the DisplayPort and HDMI inputs, after conversion to analogue form, are output through the 3.5 mm minijack jack. You can connect an external active speaker system or headphones to this jack. The output power was enough to have a large margin in volume in 32-ohm headphones with a sensitivity of 112 dB. The sound quality in the headphones is good: the sound is clear, no noise can be heard in pauses, the range of reproduced frequencies is wide (maybe the very-lowest frequencies may be a bit lacking). Additionally, a USB audio interface is built into the monitor - a USB-connected monitor is detected on the PC as a microphone for sound input. The microphone path of the monitor is equipped with Active Noise Canceling (ANC), which is configured and enabled using OSD Sidekick software.

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

Testing showed that the quality of the microphone path of the monitor is good, the gain is sufficient. When noise cancelling is turned off, a background beep appears, when it is turned on, there is no beeping and the echo is significantly reduced, and indeed any sounds of the low volume are completely muffled. Using a microphone connected to the monitor is a little complicated by the perceived delay, it turns out to speak quickly only if you learn not to pay attention to the return response in the headphones or through external speakers.

Menu, control, localization, additional functions and software from the kit

During operation, the power indicator glows dimly in white, in standby mode - in orange and does not light up if the monitor is conditionally turned off. In the menu, the indicator light can be turned off completely or only when the monitor is working. The monitor turns on by pressing the joystick. When the monitor is turned on and there is no menu on the screen when the joystick is moved up, down, left or right, a slider or a list of the settings that the user has assigned to this direction of the joystick deviation is displayed:

For example, brightness adjustment:


And when you press the joystick, the start menu of settings appears on the screen:

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

If it is on the screen, then pressing the joystick - exit the menu, moving down - turning off the monitor (you can turn it off without a menu by long-pressing the joystick), up - entering the main settings menu, right - a menu with settings for game functions, left - setting up the dashboard.

Further, when navigating the menu in the lower right corner, tips on the current functions of the joystick are displayed. The menu is quite large, the scale allows you to evaluate the image below, where the entire display area of ​​the monitor is visible.

Navigation is convenient since everything is done only with the joystick, you don’t need to move your finger to the buttons, and the number of necessary actions is reasonably reduced, moreover, the lists are looped. When adjusting the image, the menu remains on the screen - this somewhat interferes with the assessment of the changes made. An exception is the settings caused by the deviation of the joystick when there is no menu on the screen.

If necessary, you can set the background transparency level, select the timeout for automatically exiting the menu and enable the menu lock, which prevents accidental changes to the settings. There is a Russian version of the on-screen menu. The quality of the translation into Russian is good, but the Cyrillic font of the menu is small, its lines are thin, so the labels are poorly read, moreover, it is the most common, and not stylized like the Latin font. As a result, it is better to leave the menu in English:

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

The printed documentation included in the delivery is the very minimum, only a brief guide. Full user manuals in the form of PDF files (there have not been a Russian version yet) can be found on the Aorus website.

Of the additional features in the set of GameAssist, there are several "gaming" functions: a timer, a user counter, a frame rate output, an on-screen aim, and labels for aligning installed end-to-end monitors. Additionally, you can display the Dashboard with the current PC settings.

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

The user can choose in which place (but not in the same place) to display game information and the Dashboard.

The monitor can be controlled from a PC using the proprietary OSD Sidekick software. In addition to the settings available from the monitor menu, in OSD Sidekick you can save / load profiles, edit the shape of the scope, set keyboard shortcuts, adjust the microphone operation (see above) and update the monitor firmware.

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

Only when OSD Sidekick is running, information on the Dashboard is displayed on the monitor. The size of the OSD Sidekick window, the game and information panels in the entire screen can be estimated in the photo below:

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

And it is in OSD Sidekick that keyboard shortcuts are set by which the user can increase and decrease the value of the user counter. What will be useful for them to consider depends on the game.

Picture

There are not many settings that change the brightness and colour balance. There is a set of predefined settings in the form of several factory profiles and three profiles are reserved for a custom combination of settings. The current state can be saved in three cells so that later you can quickly return the monitor to the same state.

Some of the settings that affect the brightness and colour balance are made on the game settings page.

There are three main modes of geometric transformation: forcibly stretching the image to the entire screen area, enlarging to the borders of the screen while maintaining the original proportions (pixels are considered square) and output one to one by pixels in the centre of the screen. In cases where the image does not occupy the entire screen area, the remaining fields are filled in black. In addition, you can select the simulation modes of four screens (the picture is stretched to the selected sizes and proportions).

There is an Overscan mode (Zoom in) - the picture is slightly enlarged so that it is cropped a bit around the perimeter.

There are picture-in-picture (PIP) and picture-by-picture-by-picture (PBP) functions. In PIP mode, the position of the additional window is selected in one of the four corners, as well as its size out of the three possible (but in none we got pixel-to-pixel output for the additional window).

In PBP mode, when splitting the screen into two parts, the output is maintained while maintaining the original aspect ratio or filling both halves of the screen.

As a result, in PBP mode, you can get two images of 1280 × 720 (1024) with output point to point from independent sources.

In the case of DisplayPort and a professional video card, the operation is supported in 10 bit per colour mode, but output to the monitor screen occurs in 8 bit per colour mode.

This monitor supports AMD FreeSync technology via DisplayPort and HDMI inputs. For visual assessment, we used the test utility described in this article. Enabling FreeSync allowed you to get an image with smooth motion in the frame and without gaps. The range of supported frequencies, which is indicated on the video card settings panel, is 48–144 Hz and 48–165 Hz for modes with a frame frequency of 144 Hz and 165 Hz, respectively (with a resolution of up to 2560 × 1440 pixels).

With Nvidia graphics cards, this monitor supports G-Sync in G-Sync Compatible mode. The range of supported frequencies, as indicated on the Nvidia website, is 48-144 Hz. For verification, we used the video card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G. G-Sync works when connected via DisplayPort: the corresponding option is available on the video settings panel, in G-Sync Pendulum Demo utility G-Sync mode is turned on.

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

When connected to a computer via DisplayPort, resolutions up to 2560 × 1440 at 165 Hz of the frame frequency per input were supported, and the image was also displayed on the screen with this frequency. In the case of HDMI and the same resolution - only 144 Hz maximum. With this resolution and refresh rate, HDR is supported. According to DisplayPort at 165 Hz, only 8 bits per colour, complemented by dynamic colour mixing, apparently using a video card at the hardware level, and when the refresh rate is reduced to 120 Hz, it is already 10 bits per colour.

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

If connected via HDMI - 8 bits at 144 Hz and 12 bits per colour at 60 Hz.

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

It is stated that this monitor complies with DisplayHDR 400 requirements and is listed as certified. One of the compliance criteria is a long-term brightness of at least 400 cd / m² when displaying a white rectangle with an area of ​​10% on a black background or a short-term increase in brightness to the same value when displaying a white field in full screen after 10 seconds of displaying a black field in full screen. To exclude the influence of our choice of test applications and images, as well as a combination of monitor settings, we decided to use the official DisplayHDR test tool which VESA offers to use to verify that display devices meet certification criteria. When using this program, the variation of conditions is practically eliminated, since it is enough to follow the prompts. In particular, the monitor settings should be reset to the default values, which we did. The result is excellent: a special test gradient showed the presence of 10-bit output (apparently, dynamic colour mixing is used). Both on the white field in full screen and in the test with the output of 10% white on a black background, we managed to get at least 430 cd / m². Thus, at least in terms of maximum brightness and the number of gradations of shades, this monitor meets the criteria of DisplayHDR 400.

Cinema operating modes were tested when connected to a Sony BDP-S300 Blu-ray player. Checked work on HDMI. The monitor accepts 576i / p, 480i / p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p signals at 50 and 60 frames / s. 1080p at 24 fps is also supported, and frames in this mode are output with equal duration. In the case of interlaced signals, the picture is often displayed in the fields; the correct glueing of the fields is performed only for non-changing sections. Subtle gradations of shades vary both in lights and in shadows. The brightness and colour definition are very high. Interpolation of low resolutions and Full HD to the resolution of the matrix is ​​performed without significant artefacts.

The matte surface of the matrix allows you to work with comfort in the case of a typical arrangement of the monitor (on the table), the user (on the chair in front of the monitor) and lamps (on the ceiling) in the room. There is no noticeable “crystalline” effect, but a barely visible variation in brightness and colour tone in the pixel scale is present.

LCD Matrix Testing

Micrographs of the matrix

The image of the pixel structure due to the matte surface is a bit blurry, but IPS can be recognized:

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

Focusing on the screen surface revealed randomly located surface micro defects that are responsible for the matte properties:

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

The grain of these defects is several times smaller than the size of the subpixels (the scale of these two photographs is the same), therefore focusing on micro defects and “jumping” the focus on the subpixels are weakly expressed when the angle of view is changed, because of this there is no “crystalline” effect.

Colour rendering quality assessment

The real gamma curve depends on the selected value of the Gamma list (the values ​​of the approximating function indicators are given in parentheses in the signatures, in the same place - the determination coefficient):

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

The real gamma curve is closest to the standard when choosing the Off option, therefore, we further measured the brightness of 256 shades of grey (from 0, 0, 0 to 255, 255, 255) with this value. The graph below shows the increase (not the absolute value!) Of brightness between adjacent halftones:

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

For the most part of the dependence, the brightness increase is uniform, and only white is too much brighter than the previous hue. Moreover, each next shade is significantly brighter than the previous one, even in the darkest area:

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

The approximation of the obtained gamma curve gave an indicator of 2.21, which is close to the standard value of 2.2, while the real gamma curve deviates slightly from the approximating power function:

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

With the optional Black Equalizer setting, you can adjust the gamma curve, improving or vice versa reducing the visibility of details in the shadows, changing the level of black and white. Graphs of gamma curves with extreme and several intermediate values ​​of this setting:

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

There is also a Dynamic Contrast setting, which gives the gamma curve an S-shaped character, due to which the contrast really increases.

To evaluate the colour rendering quality, the i1Pro 2 spectrophotometers and the Argyll CMS software package (1.5.0) were used.

The colour gamut is much wider than sRGB and close to DCI:

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

However, when you select this profile, almost all the settings related to the brightness and colour balance are blocked, even the backlight brightness setting is not available, which is absolutely strange. In this case, the brightness on the white field is only 164 cd / m². Unfortunately, there is no setting with which you could simply turn on the mode with sRGB coverage, regardless of the selected profile. But you can at least reduce the colour saturation with the Color Vibrance setting, which is useful when viewing content with sRGB coverage, in cases where a different level of brightness is needed. Below is the best result (Color Vibrance = 6):

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

The resulting coverage is close to sRGB, but still different from it. In the case of work demanding on the quality of colour reproduction, you cannot do without profiling the monitor and using the colour management system.

Below is the spectrum for the white field (white line) superimposed on the spectra of red, green and blue fields (lines of the corresponding colours) when there is no adjustment of the colour gamut (or it is minimal):

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

It can be assumed that the backlight LEDs use a blue emitter and green and red phosphors, while the so-called quantum dots are used in the red phosphor (and maybe in green).

The colour rendition when selecting the Normal profile is pretty close to the standard, but still, we tried to manually adjust the colours by adjusting the gain of the three primary colours. The graphs below show the colour temperature in different parts of the grayscale and the deviation from the spectrum of a completely black body (parameter ΔE) in the case of the Normal profile and after manual correction:

The range closest to black can be ignored, since color rendering is not so important in it, and the error in measuring colour characteristics is high. Manual correction brought the colour temperature even closer to the standard 6500 K and reduced the ΔE value, but from a practical point of view there is no particular need for such a correction - the colour balance for the consumer level is already good.

Measuring black and white field uniformity, brightness and power consumption

Brightness measurements were carried out at 25 points on the screen, located in increments of 1/6 of the width and height of the screen (the borders of the screen are not included, the monitor settings were set to ensure maximum brightness and contrast in SDR mode). The contrast was calculated as the ratio of the brightness of the fields at the measured points.

ParameterAverageDeviation from the mean
min.%max%
Black field brightness0.34 cd / m²−8.56.2
White field brightness400 cd / m²−7.07.4
Contrast1170: 1−5.83.2
The uniformity of all three parameters is very good. Contrast for this type of matrix is ​​typical by modern standards. However, it is visually visible that the black field is illuminated in some places. The photo below demonstrates this:

The brightness of the white field in the centre of the screen and the power consumed from the network (other settings are set to values ​​that ensure the maximum image brightness in SDR mode):

Brightness Setting ValueBrightness, cd / m²Power consumption, W
one hundred42741.8
fifty25429.6
056.316.9
In standby mode, the monitor consumes 0.4 watts, and in the conditionally off state - 0.3 watts.

The brightness of the monitor changes precisely with the brightness of the backlight, that is, without sacrificing image quality (the contrast and the number of distinguishable gradations are preserved), the brightness of the monitor can be changed over a wide range, which allows you to comfortably work and watch movies in both an illuminated and a dark room. There is no backlight modulation at any brightness level, which eliminates the visible flickering of the screen. As proof, we present graphs of the dependence of brightness (vertical axis) on time (horizontal axis) for various brightness settings:

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

There is a mode with the insertion of a dark frame (it is not black in this case) with the name Aim Stabilizer. The graph above (right side) shows that to compensate for the decrease in brightness, the peak brightness in this mode is increased. Clarity in motion does increase (and the manufacturer may indicate an incredible 1 ms with the caveat that it is a characteristic of clarity in motion - MPRT ), but because of the visible flicker with a frequency of a maximum of 165 Hz, this model is recommended to be used with caution, since flickering can lead to increased eye fatigue.

Monitor heating can be estimated from the above images from an infrared camera obtained after long-term operation of the monitor at maximum brightness in a room with a temperature of about 24 ° C:

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor
 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor
The bottom edge of the screen warmed to a maximum of 45 ° C. Apparently, at the bottom is the LED line of the screen backlight.

Determining response time and output delay

The response time depends on the Overdrive setting value (in the Russian menu it is incorrectly translated as Zoom), which controls the acceleration of the matrix. Steps of adjustment are three. The graph below shows how the on and off time changes during the black-white-black transition (“on” and “off” bars), as well as the average total time for transitions between halftones (GTG columns):

Below are the graphs of the grayscale transition between shades of 40% and 60% and vice versa for various Overdrive settings (vertical - brightness, horizontal - time, for clarity, the graphics are arranged sequentially):

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

It’s better to dwell on the Balance option, as artefacts are very noticeable at maximum acceleration. In this case, the intermediate value between Balance and Speed ​​is clearly not enough. From our point of view, the matrix speed after overclocking is quite enough even for very dynamic games, although the matrix is ​​fast before overclocking.

In confirmation, we give the dependence of brightness on time simply when displaying a white field (100%), as well as alternating a white and black frame at 165 Hz frame frequency (a graph with a signature of 165 Hz):

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

It can be seen that even at alternating 165 Hz, the maximum brightness of the white frame is higher than 90% white, and the minimum brightness of the black frame is lower than 10%. That is, the matrix speed is enough for full-fledged image output with a frame frequency of 165 Hz.

We determined the total delay in the output from switching the pages of the video buffer to the start of displaying the image on the screen (recall that it depends on the features of the Windows OS and video card, and not just on the monitor). At 144 Hz (HDMI) and 165 Hz (DisplayPort) refresh rates, the delay is minimal and equal to 4 ms. This is a very small delay, it is absolutely not felt when working for a PC, and in games, it will not lead to a decrease in performance. Note that in HDR mode, the delay increases to 20 ms and 13 ms, respectively. What is the reason for this is not very clear.

Viewing Angle Measurement

To find out how the brightness of the screen changes when deviating from the perpendicular to the screen, we conducted a series of measurements of the brightness of black, white and shades of grey in the centre of the screen in a wide range of angles, deflecting the axis of the sensor in vertical, horizontal and diagonal directions.

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

 Aorus FI27Q Review  27-inch Gaming Monitor

The decrease in brightness by 50% of the maximum value:
DirectionAngle
Vertical−32 ° / 33 °
Horizontal−47 ° / 47 °
Diagonal−41 ° / 42 °
Note a gradual decrease in brightness when deviating from the perpendicular to the screen in the horizontal direction, while the graphs do not intersect in the entire range of measured angles. The brightness decreases a little faster with a deviation in the vertical direction. With a deviation in the diagonal direction, the behaviour of the brightness of the shades is intermediate between the vertical and horizontal directions, with the exception of the brightness of the black field, which begins to increase sharply already at 20 ° -30 ° deviations from the perpendicular to the screen. If you sit not very far from the screen, then the black field at the corners will be noticeably lighter than in the centre. The contrast in the range of angles of ± 82 ° in the case of a diagonal deviation approaches the 10: 1 mark, but does not fall below.

To quantitatively characterize the colour rendering, we performed colourimetric measurements for white, grey (127, 127, 127), red, green, and blue, as well as light red, light green, and light blue fields in full screen using a setting similar to that that was used in the previous test. The measurements were carried out in a range of angles from 0 ° (the sensor is directed perpendicular to the screen) to 80 ° in increments of 5 °. The obtained intensities were recalculated in ΔE relative to the measurement of each field at a perpendicular position of the sensor relative to the screen. The results are presented below:

As a reference point, you can choose a deviation of 45 °, which may be relevant in the case, for example, if the image on the screen is viewed by two people at the same time. A criterion for preserving the correctness of colours can be considered a ΔE value of less than 3.

The colour stability is good (only light blue is knocked out on two graphs and blue on one), this is one of the main advantages of an IPS-type matrix.

Findings

The Aorus FI27Q monitor is the direct descendant of the Aorus AD27QD. Of the significant differences found, only the refresh rate when connected via DisplayPort can be noted up to 165 Hz. Also, the output delay was significantly reduced, but this may be due to updating the video card drivers. The monitor lost the audio input via USB, but this is not at all a pity since the sound from the PC is remarkably transmitted via DisplayPort and HDMI. Otherwise, almost nothing has changed. Aorus FI27Q has a rich set of gaming functions, some of which work in conjunction with the OSD Sidekick program. The design of the monitor corresponds to its positioning as a gaming one, which additionally emphasizes the multi-colour static or dynamic backlight and stands racks, customizable from the monitor menu or from the RGB Fusion software. Despite the game specialization, the monitor turned out to be universal,

Advantages

  • Stylish design and colourful lighting
  • Support HDR (DisplayHDR 400 certified)
  • Good colour quality
  • Supports AMD Radeon FreeSync and G-Sync Compatible Technology
  • Up to 165 Hz refresh rate
  • Low output delay
  • Effective adjustable matrix overclocking and dynamic clarity enhancement
  • Multiple Game Features
  • OSD Sidekick Extending Monitor Functionality
  • Picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture modes
  • Comfortable and adjustable stand
  • No flickering backlight
  • Blue component low-intensity mode
  • The convenient 5-way joystick on the control panel
  • Active noise-cancelling microphone input with USB interface
  • Good headphone output
  • USB dual-port hub (3.0) with quick charge function
  • VESA pad 100 to 100 mm
  • Russified menu

Disadvantages

  • Cyrillic font does not match the overall menu design

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