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Excited FI27Q has shipped, base settings?

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by robj20, May 21, 2020.

  1. robj20

    Sgarrista

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    Really excited my we Aorus FI27Q is on its way first new bit of computer hardware in about 7 years.

    So any settings I should be changing to get the best out of it.
    I will be using it via HDMI for now until upgrade the rest of my PC. So I think I'm limited to 60hz at 1440p for now.
     
  2. robj20

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    Dont know if this is correct but the monitor only allows me to go up to 60hz in windows settings, and reports the monitor as an SDR display, bit depth 8-bit. Is this because im using onboard graphics and HDMI at the minute?
     
  3. LiE

    Capodecina

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    Yep.
     
  4. robj20

    Sgarrista

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    Okay thanks. Thought it must be, thought at least id get HDR and 120hz.
     
  5. Tinkers2004

    Associate

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    you wont get more than 60hz normally on HDMI only on display port will it allow the required bandwidth for the higher refresh rate.
     
  6. Spikey

    Soldato

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    How're you finding the monitor? Thinking of getting the P version. Any issues with stuck or dead pixels?
     
  7. uscool

    Hitman

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    looking to return the MSI MAG272CQR and looking at the FI27Q-P maybe wait for the price to drop also have an LG 27UK850-W which is 4K 60hz IPS screen but wanting something for gaming so looking for 1440p 165hz which has both freesync and gsync

    The things I didnt like about the MAG272CQR in dual screen setup it wouldnt go into standby/sleep contacted MSI and was told it would need to go back to MSI for firmware to be updated to solve this issue, I like the fact you can update the firmware on the Gigabyte through the software yourself, another thing i didnt like about the MAG272CQR dont know if this is common with VA panels or if it was just my monitor the bottom of the screen it was less white more like slight yellow tinge also made the colours looked slightly washed out near the bottom couldnt really tell in games or video playback but in windows and web browsing could see it , so think maybe IPS is best for me thats why the Gigabyte has caught my eye

    whats the difference between the FI27Q and FI27Q-P is it just can have 165hz HDR 10bit on P ?

    isnt HDR even worth using anyway as its not proper HDR and will you even see difference between 10 bit and 8 bit ?

    FI27Q can do 165hz 8 bit via display port and 144hz on HDMI ? just without 10 bit ? guess depends how much difference in price at the moment cant even find the FI27Q-P and its well over priced as is FI27Q

    Thanks
     
  8. Spikey

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    The P is £599 at OCUK. Basically 10 bit at 165hz on the P and some black shadow setting on the P too which looks alright.
     
  9. uscool

    Hitman

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    one of the reviews i looked at

    The Q will accept an 8-bit signal at 165 Hz with HDR , but the FI27Q-P will accept a 10-bit signal. Given the panel's edge backlight and lack of dynamic contrast for HDR, we don't see any advantage to the more expensive model, Color banding should not be an issue either, because the FI27Q upsamples to 10-bits using Frame Rate Conversion.

    only main advantage i can see is the black shadow option
     
  10. superleeds27

    Wise Guy

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    I'd hold out for the G27Q if you're going down the Gigabyte route
     
  11. uscool

    Hitman

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    Thanks for that planned for release 2020 Q2
     
  12. robj20

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    Perfect, no dead or stuck pixels that I can find.

    I didn't go for the P because a fair few reviews said it wasn't worth it, and to basically not even consider the monitor HDR.
     
  13. Spikey

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    Sounds good!