The GFT27CXB is actually calibrated quite well out of the box. We see 94% sRGB, 71% AdobeRGB, and 71% P3 coverage.
After calibration we actually get the same values, although our tone response and grey ramp has been improved.
Another cool thing to look at is how different the presets on the monitor are. We ran all six presets and recorded the brightness, contrast, and white point.
Now of course the important thing, gaming! I played a few different games on the GFT27CXB including Apex Legends, Borderlands 3, and Overwatch. The first thing I noticed once again was how vibrant the colors were on the display. This is incredibly impressive for a TN panel. The 27-inch size is good again if you are sitting at a normal distance away from the monitor (not right on top of it). You can see the entire screen without having to move your head at all.
The big question is does a higher refresh rate really help, or make you a better gamer? I typically game on a 100 Hz monitor, so I should be able tell the difference between that and 240 Hz. If you’ve ever watched our weekly stream you know we are not necessarily the best at Apex Legends, but when playing using the GFT27CXB I was able to get over 3 kills is every game that I played. I also noticed it was easier to hit enemies at further distances and I felt more comfortable in crazy battles when there is a lot going on. So I would have to say the GFT27CXB made a difference.
As I mentioned the GFT27CXB does have some Game Assist features like an FPS counter (which you can see in the photo above), a timer, and a crosshair. We’ve seen the crosshair feature on other gaming monitors and Viotek gives you a handful of crosshairs to choose from.