The whole idea behind AORUS getting into the display market was to make displays for gamers. Of course AORUS is Gigabyte’s gaming brand so I think they’ve done really good job with the CV27Q. Just looking at the specification you have a 27-inch VA panel with a 2560 x 1440p resolution, 165 Hz refresh rate, HDR400, and great color coverage. Just based on those specifications alone any gamer would be happy with this monitor. The curve is subjective I would say as it is really up to your preference if you like a curve or not. I do feel like the 1500R curve on a 27-inch display is pretty much perfect. You don’t have to move your head around and it gives you a more immersive experience.
Talking about immersive experiences I really enjoyed gaming with HDR turned on. This is the first HDR display that I’ve had a lot of time with and playing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order with HDR turned on was such a joy. Getting those true blacks and vibrant colors made the experience so much better, especially in a game like that and you can really see why HDR is becoming almost standard on so many displays, it really makes the experience all that much better.
Another way AORUS has really made this display for gamers is the addition of the “Tactical” features. We tested out the crosshair feature and we actually did like it. We could see how this would definitely help out in competitive first person shooters. Another great feature is the active noise cancelling. This feature actually works (see page 4 of this review), and is great if you are gaming in a loud area. This way your teammates can hear you clearly, which is one of the most important things when it comes to competitive gaming.
Probably my favorite feature of this monitor is the fact that you can change its settings with software! I always hate having to go into the clunky OSD menus on monitors so having software just makes things so much easier. I really hope that AORUS starts a trend with this because it definitely is a game-changer. Other things to mention really quickly are the awesome stand and RGB lighting on the back of the display.
I think if you are looking for a gaming monitor in the 27-inch / 1440p range the AORUS CV27Q should be at the top of your list. It checks all of the boxes and has many features that other monitors just don’t. Right now it is selling at our favorite online retailer for $429.99, which we think is money well spent. Overall ThinkComputers gives the AORUS CV27Q a 10 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!
– OSD Sidekick (Game Changer!)
– 1440p / 165 Hz / 1500R curve
– Great colors and HDR experience
– Tactical features (Crosshair & ANC)
– Stand is very adjustable and VESA support
– None that we found