Setting up your New Viotek GFI27DBXA 1440p Gaming Monitor
Setup was really easy. Everything you need to have a great experience comes shipped in the box. Adjustable stand, power cord, DP cord, and the star of the show, the monitor itself. If you’re adding this as an additional monitor to an existing setup, the GFI27DBXA is VESA compatible for neat and easy mounting. Or, if your desk space allows, it will fit nicely side by side with another monitor.
My computer specs:
- Custom built PC
- FSP CMT 510 Plus tempered glass case
- ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4S
- AMD RYZEN 5 3600
- ASROCK Radeon RX 5500XT
- CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600
- Crucial BX500 240GB Internal SSD
- Windows 10
The Viotek GFI27DBXA does take some calibration when you first set it up, as should any new monitor you connect. For example, HDR, G-CYNC/FreeSync are disabled when it’s shipped from the manufacturer. For the best experience, you’ll want to enable these first. Once that’s done, make sure you use the custom ICC profile that Viotek has available in the support section of their web site. Next, use the color calibration tool in Windows to get you about 99% of the way there. Finally, use the NVIDIA control panel or AMD’s Radeon software to make final tweaks in color temperature, contrast, saturation, and hue. Tweaks here should be minimal, if you have to make any at all.
Once all of the tweaking is done, jump into your favorite game, or check out some HDR video. Better yet, take your old monitor and set it side by side, enable monitor mirroring, and compare the difference first hand. Personally, I was blown away at an HDR video by Jacob + Katie Schwarz on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO01J-M3g0U.
Everything I was missing with my old monitors compared to my TV was suddenly back. Color accuracy, brightness, saturation, and most importantly: SUPER sharp resolution.
Unfortunately, there’s no real way I can accurately show you what I’m seeing when sitting in front of this monitor. It’s highly unlikely our systems are using exactly the same hardware. The Viotek GFI27DBXA is an IPS display. You could have a VA or TN panel. Nevertheless, I’ll include some photos though. Maybe some of this monitor’s capabilities will translate.
Concluding Thoughts on the Viotek GFI27DBXA 1440p Gaming Monitor
I said in the opening that this monitor doesn’t compare to my TCL TV, and that’s probably a little unfair. Actually, that’s more than a little unfair. The TV is 4K QLED at 50”, and the Viotek GFI27DBXA is 1440p at 27”. Other than those differences, though, I’m very happy with this monitor. The color accuracy and saturation are on par with panels that are far bigger and almost twice as expensive. Now, the ultimate question. Could I recommend the Viotek GFI27DBXA to a friend or family member? Without a doubt, yes. At the time of this writing, you can find the Viotek GFI27DBXA for around $319.99 USD. Easy setup, superb, color accurate picture quality, HDR, and an outstanding customer service experience are all wins in my book; and it’s why I’m awarding this monitor as a highly recommended product.
ProClockers would like to thank Viotek for providing this sample for our review.
Product support page: https://viotek.com/gfi27dbxa-27-inch-180hz-qhd-1440p-gaming-monitor-g-sync-freesync/