Gigabyte AORUS FI27Q-P, World’s First HBR 3 Display

Source: Kitguru Gigabyte AORUS FI27Q-P, World’s First HBR 3 Display

High Bit Rate 3; 32.4Gbits/sec Over DisplayPort 1.3

A promise was made along with the arrival of the DP 1.3 specification; the ability to use high refresh rates, with HDR and 10-bit colour enabled simultaneously, on screens with a resolution higher than 1080p.  Finally this promise has been fulfilled by Gigabyte with their AORUS FI27Q-P, a 27″ 2560×1440 display with a peak refresh rate of 165Hz that is both G-SYNC and Freesync 2 compatible, 10-bit colour and something close to but not quite HDR400; the peak brightness is rated 350cd/m2.

In order to get the most out of the monitor you will need to make sure your DP cable is rated for HBR3 and that your pre-Turing NVIDIA card has had a firmware update; AMD users with an RX 480 or newer are already fully compatible.   Kitguru gave this monitor a shot and were impressed overall with the smoothness and response when gaming.  They did manage to increase the peak brightness to 433.5cd/m2 by using the OSD to increase the brightness setting on the monitor to 100%.

If you want proper colour reproduction you will need to calibrate the display, though for most the 100% sRGB, 90% AdobeRGB, 95% P3 that it provides out of the box will be accurate enough for use.  You can probably already see the one major drawback to this display; it runs £459.95 or about $500US.

In fact, it refers to the amount of bandwidth available over the DisplayPort link, hitting an overall total of 32.4Gbits/sec, exactly 50 per cent more than the previous HBR2. This allows the FI27Q-P to deliver 2K resolution at 165Hz with HDR and 10-bit colour, all at the same time.

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  1. Andrew Rackley

    Still not hdmi 2.1. There’s a rush to dump all the old tech before q3. Shame people will get stuck with these out dated monitors

    • Tom

      It’s a monitor not a TV.
      PC uses DP no need for hdmi.
      TV still comes with hdmi and has 0 DP 99% of the time.
      Stop spreading misinformation

    • Simon

      People are waiting for HDMI 2.1 to do 4k 120Hz on TVs. You can already do that on monitors with no HDR, and with DSC you can do 4k 120Hz with HDR on. Almost no one on PC cares about HDMI.

      • Luke

        I’m sorry, but that is not true. Many PC people care about HDMI!


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