Friday, September 13th 2019

GIGABYTE Announces AORUS CV27Q Gaming Monitor with Black Equalizer 2.0

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, launched a "true 1500R" curved monitor, the AORUS CV27Q Tactical Gaming Monitor. The CV27Q uses a 27-inch QHD (2560x1440 resolution, 16:9 ratio) 1500R curved VA panel equipped with Black Equalizer 2.0 technology, and the upgraded ANC 2.0 technology.

The gamers will be amazed by its 1500R super immersive feel and the tactical features that it brings to the game. The Black Equalizer 2.0 technology works by dividing the screen into 1,296 subareas and equalizes each subarea individually, so gamers can see clearer the dark areas without having overexposure in the bright areas. This feature doesn't help only in gaming but it's also great for watching movies. An ideal solution for users who want to combine gaming and media entertainment.
Since the launch of the AORUS tactical gaming monitor series, the exclusive Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) feature has always been the best tactical advantage that gamers love the most. Using an exclusive IC design with microphone array, the ANC feature cancels the ambient noise making the communication with your teammates much better than before. The upgraded ANC 2.0 provides 120 dB signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR) and supports high impedance headphones up to 600 ohm (Ω).

Now users can plug in their high-end headphones to the monitor and enjoy the crystal sound that ANC 2.0 provides. The AORUS CV27Q uses a true 1500R curved panel which is on par with the natural curve of the human eye. As a result, users experience a stronger and immersive feel compared to an 1800R curved panel. The CV27Q not only provides a great visual quality but it surrounds you with an amazing sound experience at the same time.

The AORUS CV27Q supports 1 ms (MPRT) response time and 165Hz refresh rate, along with 90% DCI-P3 and an 8-bit panel for a sharper picture quality. Moreover, the AORUS CV27Q supports AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR technology. This technology provides LFC (Low framerate compensation) techniques and brings the HDR quality to the next level.

The AORUS CV27Q sports a digital LED lighting solution at the back side and it comes with an adjustable, in 3 dimensions, metal stand. The CV27Q has a built-in power board so users can avoid using a traditional, chunky power adapter. Furthermore, the CV27Q follows the same innovative tactical features as the other AORUS tactical monitors featuring GameAssist, AORUS Dashboard and all the AORUS tactical features. Last but not least, the display alignment function helps the users to align their multiple-monitor setups perfectly.

AORUS' tactical features are explained below:
  • Black Equalizer 2.0: Equalizes 1,296 subareas individually, allowing the users to see clearer in dark areas without overexposing the bright areas.
  • Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) 2.0: Using a unique IC design ANC 2.0 blocks the ambient noise and it provides 120 dB signal-to-noise ratio which supports high impedance headphones up to 600 ohm.
  • Aim Stabilizer: This feature reduces the blurriness of the recoil effect in FPS games. Also, it helps users to trace moving enemies much easier.
  • GameAssist: This is a kit of in-game OSD functions. It includes a customizable crosshair, a counter, a timer, and multi-screen alignment lines.
  • AORUS Dashboard: This feature is able to display hardware information, such as mouse DPI and GPU/CPU information, directly on the screen.
  • OSD Sidekick: Control all the monitor functions and settings through software and using mouse and keyboard.
For more information, visit the product page.
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8 Comments on GIGABYTE Announces AORUS CV27Q Gaming Monitor with Black Equalizer 2.0

#1
sutyi
It's a VA Panel if anybody is wondering...
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The Quim Reaper
I find it amusing that they keep shoving out these gaming panels with the panel technology least suited to gaming...:rolleyes:
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Deathy
The Quim Reaper, post: 4115858, member: 116062"
the panel technology least suited to gaming...:rolleyes:
It is sort of true. But it was also true that high refresh rate IPS with good enough pixel response for 144 Hz was a pipe dream. So while 165 Hz VA right now is probably worse than 165 Hz TN or IPS right now for pixel response times, ghosting and twitch gaming, it is probably still better than 95% of 60 Hz panels and likely better than many 120 Hz panels that are a few years old. VA improves just as TN and IPS does, all have some inherent trade offs. If you don't care about twitch shooters, the black levels and color reproduction of this might suit your Tomb Raider, Witcher, Anno, Civ needs perfectly. :)
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#5
kapone32
Deathy, post: 4115875, member: 181802"
It is sort of true. But it was also true that high refresh rate IPS with good enough pixel response for 144 Hz was a pipe dream. So while 165 Hz VA right now is probably worse than 165 Hz TN or IPS right now for pixel response times, ghosting and twitch gaming, it is probably still better than 95% of 60 Hz panels and likely better than many 120 Hz panels that are a few years old. VA improves just as TN and IPS does, all have some inherent trade offs. If you don't care about twitch shooters, the black levels and color reproduction of this might suit your Tomb Raider, Witcher, Anno, Civ needs perfectly. :)
There are 120HZ 4K IPS panels out on the market they are just too eye watering in terms of cost for most users and they are all Gsync too.

Deathy, post: 4115875, member: 181802"
It is sort of true. But it was also true that high refresh rate IPS with good enough pixel response for 144 Hz was a pipe dream. So while 165 Hz VA right now is probably worse than 165 Hz TN or IPS right now for pixel response times, ghosting and twitch gaming, it is probably still better than 95% of 60 Hz panels and likely better than many 120 Hz panels that are a few years old. VA improves just as TN and IPS does, all have some inherent trade offs. If you don't care about twitch shooters, the black levels and color reproduction of this might suit your Tomb Raider, Witcher, Anno, Civ needs perfectly. :)
https://www.newegg.ca/acer-um-hx3aa-p01-27-uhd/p/N82E16824011246?Description=4K%20120HZ%20monitor%20&cm_re=4K_120HZ_monitor-_-9SIA66K8TN2965-_-Product
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#6
Mistral
Very nice. If we could only have a pure-performance version without the useless features, it would be great. Drop the curve too while you are at it.

Seriously, I hope Gigabyte does some user studies on who actually turns off "Black Equalizer ", "Aim Stabilizer " and "GameAssist" and comes to terms with reality. Cut the bloat, focus on quality and performance.
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#7
lynx29
Mistral, post: 4115986, member: 49446"
Very nice. If we could only have a pure-performance version without the useless features, it would be great. Drop the curve too while you are at it.

Seriously, I hope Gigabyte does some user studies on who actually turns off "Black Equalizer ", "Aim Stabilizer " and "GameAssist" and comes to terms with reality. Cut the bloat, focus on quality and performance.
and cut the pre-calibrated settings for fps, rts, etc. every monitor I have tried was way off on all of them... not sure if it's an inside industry joke or if maybe one monitor got it right early on and so everyone else just copied it but cheaped out on the actual calibration I don't know... there needs to be one mode only - custom, and quickly calibrated before it leaves factory, doesn't have to be super professional, just enough to impress people. I see a lot of people leave their monitors as they come straight out of the box and it looks terrible... a quick 15 second calibration improves the end user experience in a lot of cases.
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#8
Octopuss
I am still looking for a monitor I can both work in Lightroom and play games on. I don't need 8741Hz, anything above 100 would do.
This looks interesting.
Too bad the only reliable source of monitor reviews - to me - is TFT Central, and they only manage a few monitors a year.
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