Tuesday, June 16th 2020

Xiaomi Launches Mi Display 165 Hz Version Monitor: 27" IPS, 1440p, 165 Hz, VRR, Display HDR400

Xiaomi today soft-launched a new, high-refresh rate IPS gaming monitor on their Mi line. The Xiaomi Mi Display 165 Hz brings a 27", 8-bit IPS panel with a 2560 x 1440 resolution and a pretty impressive 95% DCI-P3 color space coverage. Response time is quoted at 4 ms (1 ms GtG, as most manufacturers insist on quoting their response time speeds). There is support for VRR technologies (AMD's FreeSync and NVIDIA's G-Sync Compatible), as well as Display HDR 400 certification (the lowest that can be had, but still, it's certified). Peak luminance in HDR is set at 400 nits, with typical brilliance standing at 320 nits.

I/O-wise, we're looking at 3x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort and 1x 3.5 mm headset port. The reported specifications, including the DCI-P3 color space coverage, should make this monitor interesting for users ranging from gamers to amateur/semi-professional photo and video editors. pricing, however, is the icing in the cake: Xiaomi will be selling this monitor for 2,199 yuan (which amounts to roughly $299) - a bargain when one considers the overall specifications on this monitor. The monitor will be available from June 17 in China, with international availability following.
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17 Comments on Xiaomi Launches Mi Display 165 Hz Version Monitor: 27" IPS, 1440p, 165 Hz, VRR, Display HDR400

#1
xkm1948
What should really happen:

4K, 32'', >60Hz VRR, HDR
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#3
CrAsHnBuRnXp
For as much as I like 1440p, it needs to stop. They need to up the technology with 4K.
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#4
mechtech
xkm1948
What should really happen:

4K, 32'', >60Hz VRR, HDR
I have a 27" 4k, and now after having it for 6 months, I think I want another 4k, but 22" to 24" or 3 in portrait mode :) Love that ppi.

Had to use a 23" 1080p other day, was like looking at 8-bit video game.
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#5
Valantar
xkm1948
What should really happen:

4K, 32'', >60Hz VRR, HDR
Couldn't agree more. Of course HDMI 2.1 is a must also. And <$1000. 27" 4k is too small, 32" is a sweet spot large desk monitor that's still useable, 60Hz is too low, VRR is a must, and HDR for a display with all those other features is also a requirement.

Until that happens though, I might consider this to replace my aging U2711 as a budget-ish stop-gap simply because of the low price and decent featureset. Depends when it arrives and how big the price jump on exported models will be.
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#6
ObiFrost
CrAsHnBuRnXp
For as much as I like 1440p, it needs to stop. They need to up the technology with 4K.
1080p needs to stop, 1440p is at it's peak, but fine for cheaper SKUs to appear. 4K is still years away, let 4K high refresh rate GPUs first solidify then we can discuss 4K mainstream future.
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#7
CrAsHnBuRnXp
ObiFrost
1080p needs to stop, 1440p is at it's peak, but fine for cheaper SKUs to appear. 4K is still years away, let 4K high refresh rate GPUs first solidify then we can discuss 4K mainstream future.
I guess I can agree with that statement. :)
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#8
Valantar
ObiFrost
1080p needs to stop, 1440p is at it's peak, but fine for cheaper SKUs to appear. 4K is still years away, let 4K high refresh rate GPUs first solidify then we can discuss 4K mainstream future.
I am still of the opinion that 4k gaming is rather silly and a bad idea (a very small if noticeable at all increase in visual quality for a ~2x increase in compute requirements), but with upcoming consoles aiming for 4k and likely not supporting 1440p at all (well, the Xbox might as the XOS/XOX do, the PS5 is highly unlikely to) a 4k HDMI 2.1 monitor is the sensible investment for anyone planning to use it with a console - which is my use case. For PC use there's dynamic resolution scaling settings if 4k120 isn't feasible at an acceptable quality level, or even not that bad of a sharpness loss if outputting 1440p to a 2160p panel due to the sheer pixel density (outputting 1080p to a 1440p panel looks far, far worse). For console use, anything but a 4k panel means a 1080p signal, and in most cases even a 4k signal downscaled to 1080p and then upscaled by the monitor to 1440p... ugh, that would look like absolute trash. And of course unless that monitor supports HDMI 2.1 (which nothing below 4k is likely to do) you also lose VRR support.

So despite how silly 4k resolution for gaming is, for anyone planning to use one of the upcoming consoles it's the only sensible monitor resolution.
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#9
steen
mechtech
I have a 27" 4k, and now after having it for 6 months, I think I want another 4k, but 22" to 24" or 3 in portrait mode :) Love that ppi.
What scaling ratio do you use on the 27inch, if any?
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#10
Decryptor009
ObiFrost
1080p needs to stop, 1440p is at it's peak, but fine for cheaper SKUs to appear. 4K is still years away, let 4K high refresh rate GPUs first solidify then we can discuss 4K mainstream future.
1080P 4 lyfe.
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#11
mechtech
steen
What scaling ratio do you use on the 27inch, if any?
150%
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#12
ObiFrost
Decryptor009
1080P 4 lyfe.
Meh, once you try 1440p you can't really switch back lol. I've upscaled my TN 1080p to 1440p and while it doesn't look as great as native 1440p, I can still spot major sharpness in distant objects.
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#13
Decryptor009
ObiFrost
Meh, once you try 1440p you can't really switch back lol. I've upscaled my TN 1080p to 1440p and while it doesn't look as great as native 1440p, I can still spot major sharpness in distant objects.
Just bought a new 1080P panel, no need for me, 144hz is nice too. VA quantum dot.

Image quality is awesome.
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#14
Valantar
Decryptor009
Just bought a new 1080P panel, no need for me, 144hz is nice too. VA quantum dot.

Image quality is awesome.
What size? I could never go below 27" for daily use, and 1080p at that size is just downright terrible pixel density. 100ppi is a minimum for comfortable reading.
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Decryptor009
Valantar
What size? I could never go below 27" for daily use, and 1080p at that size is just downright terrible pixel density. 100ppi is a minimum for comfortable reading.
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#17
ObiFrost
Decryptor009
Just bought a new 1080P panel, no need for me, 144hz is nice too. VA quantum dot.

Image quality is awesome.
Planning to acquire 24G2/XG2405/G241/VP249QR 1080p myself whatever comes cheaper, so kinda floating on the "sufficient boat". If it wasn't for atrocious 1440p 144hz GPU price barrier, would pair 2070s or 5700XT with 27GL83A, because GL850 is too sharp for me.
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