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Gigabyte earlier this year jumped into the Monitor market with the AORUS AD27QD Gaming monitor and have now released their first curved gaming monitor the CV27Q that boost Black Equalizer 2.0.
Here’s a rundown on the new monitor:
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 (2560×1440 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.
Niche Gamer’s Take: The AORUS CV27Q has some rather cool features like their active noise canceling which at CES was shown to allow someone to use speakers and not have it blare in the background for your teammates or your wife/girlfriend yelling at you. The AORUS dashboard is rather cool since it also allows you to get a bunch of info on your screen rather than a bunch of software to get the same data.
Gigabyte has announced pricing to be at $459 which is pretty solid considering the specifications. This is definitely one we’re going to keep our eyes on.