The Iiyama GB2760QSU-B1 offers a popular gaming monitor format which in a functional and reasonably priced package that will not disappoint. This model’s segment includes a lot of very compelling options such as the AOC AG271QX, but they are considerably more expensive. Let’s find out if the Iiyama GB2760QSU-B1 can punch above its weight when it comes to gaming and imaging performance.
Iiyama GB2760QSU-B1 Specifications
- Screen Size: 27 Inches
- Resolution:2560 x 1440 QHD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Panel Technology: Twisted Nematic(TN)
- Refresh Rate: 144Hz
- Response Time:1ms
- Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Static)
- Brightness: 350cd/m²
- Speakers: Yes(2 x 2 Watts)
- Stand: Height -Yes
- Stand: Tilt – Yes
- Stand: Swivel – Yes
- Stand: Pivot – Yes
- VESA Compatibility: Yes (100 x 100)
- Connectivity: HDMI 1.4 x 1, DisplayPort 1.2 x 1,DVI-DL x 1, USB 3.0 x 3, 5mm Jack x 2
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 24.2” x 15.65” x 1”
- Weight: 11 lbs
Design and Features
The Iiyama GB2760QSU-B1 employs a clean and modest look that is reminiscent of many office variants from several other brands. The matte black finish is always a welcome look, especially since it doesn’t attract dust or smudges as easily as the glossy ones. The front is bezel-free, but you will still see very thin inner borders and a thicker bottom strip.
One of the characteristics that helped the Iiyama GB2760QSU-B1 reach its price point is its use of OSD buttons instead of a joystick. They are clicky and responsive, but memorizing each one’s specific function takes some time and effort. However, this minor complaint is forgivable if you consider the product’s lower price point.
Build quality for the Iiyama GB2760QSU-B1 is fantastic without any compromises even if it comes from a lesser known brand from a global viewpoint. The materials are solid and sturdy while the mechanism stands firm without any trace of wobbling. The panels are also perfectly matched, so there are no open seams with sharp edges or a general feeling of cheapness.
The Iiyama GB2760QSU-B1 is less modest than some of the more modern sample we’ve tested when it comes to proportions. However, it’s forgivable if you consider the monitor’s characteristics and functionality. You need around nine inches of depth on your desk but isn’t a lot and you can still place a deep keyboard next to this product.
One of the aspects which made the Build quality for the Iiyama GB2760QSU-B1 look chunkier is its ergonomic stand. The design offers tilt, swivel, pivot, and lift adjustments, so it’s easy to get around the lesser viewing angles of the TN screen. You can also opt for VESA mounts by removing this part of the monitor to reveal the 100 x 100 bolt pattern behind it.
The Iiyama GB2760QSU-B1 is a FreeSync gaming monitor, so it does not carry the restrictions imposed by a G-Sync FPGA module. The layout includes DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, and DVI-DL for video inputs There are a total of three USB 3.0 slots on the device, but the downstream ports are located in a hub on the side for convenience.
This model also sports two 3.5mm jacks for audio passthrough and a pair of 2-Watt speakers. Audio options on a value monitor are always very welcome since they extend the value. However, the audio quality from the monitor isn’t what we would consider sufficient for media consumption and gaming.
Display and Performance
The Iiyama GB2760QSU-B1 sports a 27-inch TN panel with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, and 1ms response time. The backlight is rated at 350 cd/m2 while the contrast ratio sits at 1000:1 like many monitors on the market. The brand offers various IPS versions, but it opted for TN this time around for its natural advantage in speed.
QHD fits perfectly in a 27-inch screen, presenting gamers with the perfect balance between sharpness and visibility. The GPU requirements are higher than the usual 1080p screen, but you get an image that requires less post-processing such as anti-aliasing and other similar techniques.
The Iiyama GB2760QSU-B1 posts superb results when tested with a DataColor Spyder V Elite. The TN panel’s sRGB coverage reaches up to 99%, while the average accuracy levels out at Delta E 2.15. The screen has a slightly higher color temperature, so whites are brighter and cooler than your usual sRGB-calibrated screen which is yellowish or warm.
But on the other hand, the Iiyama GB2760QSU-B1’s contrast failed to impress at a maximum of 850:1, with gamma sitting at a slightly deviating 2.3. Calibrating the monitor with a colorimeter did little to help in this regard, so adjusting the brightness to around 40% is the next best thing you can do. The slightly darker appearance of shades can be great for immersive titles, but competitive players will want every ounce of visibility on the screen.
Panel uniformity for the Iiyama GB2760QSU-B1 is excellent as expected since TN technology isn’t prone to common backlight issues. Deviances between each sector stayed within 6%. Color is, likewise, almost perfect since variances stayed between DeltaE 2.6 from the D65 standard. These numbers mean that the screen will look as natural as possible with minimal differences compared to viewing actual subjects face to face.
Motion handling isn’t an issue for the Iiyama GB2760QSU-B1 since it has a faster pixel response time and an elevated refresh rate. However, the monitor’s OSD still includes a five-stage overdrive to help cure trailing or ghosting issues if they persist. Leaving it at its default is best, but we recommend never going over +1 if some flaws are visible to you.
The Iiyama GB2760QSU-B1 is a FreeSync gaming monitor which makes it a perfect pair for the upcoming Navi GPUs from AMD. On the other hand, Nvidia did not test or certify this model for G-Sync compatibility, so we cannot guarantee that it will work flawlessly. Input lag stayed at a respectable 10ms, meaning gamers will not feel any delays or “de-synced” instances with this product.
Thoughts on the Iiyama GB2760QSU-B1
The Iiyama GB2760QSU-B1 isn’t perfect, but it provides one of the best values in the 144Hz QHD category. The TN panel has its usual issues, but we found it impressive when it comes to color output and accuracy. The display’s prowess in responsiveness is also one of its key characteristics, making it a very convincing low-priced option.
The biggest limitations of the Iiyama GB2760QSU-B1 aside from our minor complaints posted above is its availability. It’s very difficult to find outside Europe at the moment, and shipping it internationally will break its premise of practicality. We recommend adding it to your shortlist if you are in the market for an affordable, yet high-performance monitor for gaming.
About The Author
Paolo is a gaming veteran since the golden days of Doom and Warcraft and has been building gaming systems for family, friends, and colleagues since his junior high years. High-performance monitors are one of his fixations and he believes that it’s every citizen’s right to enjoy one. He has gone through several pieces of hardware in pursuit of every bit of performance gain, much to the dismay of his wallet. He now works with Monitornerds to scrutinize the latest gear to create reviews which accentuate the seldom explained aspects of a PC monitor.