ViewSonic has introduced a new high-end gaming-focused display, the Elite XG270QG. The 27-inch WQHD monitor uses a Nano IPS panel that offers all the flair you'd expect from a gaming monitor, including a maximum refresh rate of 165 Hz with G-Sync support, but ViewSonic is also focusing on color quality as well, supporting a surprising 98% of the DCI-P3 color space. As a result, while the monitor is primarily positioned for gaming, its characteristics should be good enough even for prosumers with color-critical workloads.

The key feature of ViewSonic’s Elite XG270QG display is LG 27-inch Nano IPS panel with a 2560×1440 resolution. The panel and backlighting system supports a maximum brightness of 350 nits, a 144/165 Hz refresh rate (normal/overclocked), and 1 ms GtG response time. Nano IPS panels made by LG feature nanoparticles on the screen’s LED backlighting that absorb excess light wavelengths and according to the company, improve the intensity, purity, as well as the accuracy of the on-screen colors.

Along with a refined backlighting system, the Elite XG270QG can display 1.07 billion colors (8-bit + A-FRC) and covers 98% of the DCI-P3 color space. And, showcasing that ViewSonic isn't just after gamers with the monitor and is looking to tap into the prosumer market as well, the monitor has optional light-shielding barriers on the sides to ensure consistent image quality even in bright ambient lighting.

For gamers, it is important that the monitor supports NVIDIA’s G-Sync variable refresh rate technology with up to 144/165 Hz maximum refresh rate. Regrettably, ViewSonic says nothing about the G-Sync range of its Elite XG270QG.

Given its positioning, the ViewSonic Elite XG270QG comes with an adjustable stand featuring an integrated mouse bungee, headphone hook, RGB ambient lighting on the back, and a brushed aluminum base. Meanwhile, the monitor offers the usual input options, with both a DisplayPort input as well as an HDMI input.

The ViewSonic Elite 27-Inch Gaming Display with Nano-IPS
  Elite XG270QG
Panel 27" IPS
Native Resolution 2560 × 1440
Refresh Rate 144 Hz (165Hz OC)
Dynamic Refresh Rate Technology NVIDIA G-Sync
Range ?
Response Time 1 ms (gray-to-gray)
Brightness 350 cd/m²
Contrast ?
Color Gamut 98% DCI-P3
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical (?)
Curvature none
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort 1.2
1 × HDMI 2.0
USB Hub 3x USB-A 3.0
Audio 2 W speakers
Proprietary Enhancements ?
Stand Height yes
Tilt yes
Swivel no
Power Consumption Idle ?
Typical ?
Maximum ?
MSRP $599.99

ViewSonic’s Elite XG270QG will be available this November at a price of $599.99.

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  • bug77 - Monday, September 30, 2019 - link

    Well then, you're missing a lot. Too much to write here, go look up some info on HDR.
    For lack of a better analogy, HDR is to SDR what 16 bit sound is to 8 bit sound (and no, louder 8 bit sound is not the same as 16 bit sound).
  • Guspaz - Monday, September 30, 2019 - link

    This panel is around 88% of the Adobe RGB colour space (at least as benchmarked by my cheap colorimeter). My 9-year-old Dell U2711 had 94%. The colour on this panel is excellent, but hardly exceptional.
  • SmCaudata - Monday, September 30, 2019 - link

    88% seems low. Were you testing the LG 27gl850? I mean, the real difference is that Adobe RGB has quite a bit more green and the DCI-P3 has a bit more red. The overlap is quite significant.

    You are comparing W-CCFL backlight to LED. Which obviously is the reason for the discrepancy and likely the reason the market is moving toward DCI-P3. Ultimately the market will move in the direction of the displays in consumer hands.

    If you want Adobe RGB with LED backlight you'll have to pony up.

    The new Asus ProArt monitors are 99.5% Adobe RGB. If your color critical work requires Adobe there really aren't great modern options. If your monitor use is for general productivity, games, and movies I think a good DCI-P3 will serve better, no?

    Personally, I have fingers crossed the AUO 1440p 27" panel with HDR600 actually comes out someday. It is listed at 165 Hz in Adobe RGB colorspace. Their other upcoming Adobe monitors are in the 99% range.
  • Guspaz - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - link

    Yeah, the 27GL850. The colour here is more than sufficient for my needs, and quite accurate while calibrated. The contrast ratio is somewhat low, though. 770:1 post calibration.
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - link

    We can hope someone will figure out how to make an affordable rec2020 backlight. DCI-p3 and AdobeRGB are both fully contained in rec2020.
  • SmCaudata - Monday, September 30, 2019 - link

    Here's the TFT Central Review

    132% of sRGB. I'm not trying to be annoying, but wanted to correct it in case someone is scanning the comments.
  • DanNeely - Monday, September 30, 2019 - link

    Not sure what you're correcting. sRGB isn't in the spec table, and the 98% DCI-P3 is a good match with the 97.5% TFT Central measured.
  • SmCaudata - Monday, September 30, 2019 - link

    Not correcting you.

    I was replying to a commenter (the first comment unfortunately) that brought up 99% of sRGB as comparison.
  • SmCaudata - Monday, September 30, 2019 - link

    Ugh... not correcting the article I meant. This forum needs a 60 second edit timeout.
  • PeachNCream - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - link

    Maybe we'll get something like that when Internet Explorer 4.0 is released. I'm thinking the new browser laying atop an advanced operating system like Windows 95 will permit those capabilities.

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