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Review: X= XRGB27WQ

by Parm Mann on 14 September 2021, 16:30

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Test Methodology

A monitor review based on descriptive visual analysis will always have the underlying problem of subjectivity; assessments of panel quality will vary from user to user depending on their normative expectations. To get around this we’re deploying Datacolor’s SpyderX professional monitor analyser to return a quantitative assessment of display quality.

These numerical results add extra utility to our reviews allowing us to more accurately benchmark the following display characteristics:

  • Colour gamut relative to AdobeRGB and DCI-P3 industry standards
  • Colour accuracy (Delta-E)
  • Brightness levels and contrast ratios
  • Colour uniformity
  • Luminance uniformity

Comparison Monitors

Model
Panel Size
Resolution
Panel Type
Refresh
Rate
Reviewed
Price
HEXUS
Review
Philips Brilliance 329P1H
31.5
3840x2160
IPS
60Hz
£800
Gigabyte G32QC
31.5
2560x1440
VA
165Hz
£400
Huawei MateView
28.2
3840x2560
IPS
60Hz
£600
AOC Agon PD27
27.0
2560x1440
IPS
240Hz
£600
Aorus FI27Q-X
27.0
2560x1440
IPS
240Hz
£650
Asus TUF VG27AQL1A
27.0
2560x1440
IPS
170Hz
£520
iiyama G-Master GB2770QSU-B1
27.0
2560x1440
IPS
165Hz
£300
X= XRGB27WQ
27.0
2560x1440
IPS
165Hz
£270
HP E27q G4
27.0
2560x1440
IPS
60Hz
£245
iiyama G-Master GB2770HSU-B1
27.0
1920x1080
IPS
165Hz
£230
AOC C27G2ZU
27.0
1920x1080
VA
240Hz
£300
Lenovo Legion Y25-25
24.5
1920x1080
IPS
240Hz
£300

HEXUS 2020 Test Platform

Component Product Page
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 3950X amd.com
Motherboard Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula asus.com
CPU Cooler Corsair Hydro Series H150i Pro RGB corsair.com
Graphics Card Sapphire Nitro+ RX 5700 XT 8G GDDR6 SE sapphiretech.com
Memory G.Skill Trident Z Neo DDR4-3200 (2x16GB) gskill.com
Storage 2TB Corsair MP600 corsair.com
Power Supply be quiet! Straight Power 11 Platinum 1,000W bequiet.com
Network Card Asus XG-C100C 10GBase-T PCIe Adapter asus.com
Chassis Fractal Design Define 7 Clear Tempered Glass fractal-design.com
Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile Rapidfire corsair.com
Mouse Corsair Ironclaw RGB corsair.com
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro microsoft.com

Benchmark Suite

Gamut Percentage of AdobeRGB and DCI-P3
Colour Accuracy Average colour accuracy recorded as Delta-E
Brightness Measured at maximum and minimum brightness, recorded as candela per square metre (cd/m2)
Black Level Measured at maximum and minimum brightness, recorded as candela per square metre (cd/m2)
Contrast Ratio Measured at maximum and minimum brightness
Colour Uniformity Measured at default screen brightness
Luminance Uniformity Measured at default screen brightness
Power Consumption Measured at maximum and minimum brightness

Notes

All monitors are benchmarked using out-the-box settings and are connected to the test platform via the manufacturer-supplied DisplayPort cable. Advanced features such as HDR are disabled for the purpose of these tests.