Congratulations to you if you managed to get your hands on a graphics card in this weather. Fortunately, combining it with a game monitor is a much easier proposition. There are many options and one that deserves attention is the Gigabyte M27Q, a 27-inch FreeSync Premium display.
It is for sale at Newegg for $ 289.99 (starting at $ 359.99) with no coupon code to enter, no mailing refund rings, just a direct discount. You can also claim a free digital copy of Outriders. We weren’t particularly excited about the game (see our review of Outriders), but hey, if Newegg and Gigabyte want to give them away, more power.
The real deal here is the discount monitor, though. The Gigabyte M27Q is essentially a slightly better version of the excellent G27Q that occupies a place in our summary of the best game monitors. The specifications are almost the same, except that the M27Q increases the IPS panel upgrade to 170Hz (compared to the G27Q's 144Hz).
We haven't reviewed the M27Q, but reliable people from Rtings concluded that it is even "better for games" than the G27Q, due to the higher refresh rate, faster response time (0.5 ms versus 1 ms MPRT) and better range of SDR colors.
Other specifications include a resolution of 2560×1440, a brightness of 350 nights (typical), a contrast ratio of 1,000: 1 (100,000,000: 1 dynamic), viewing angles of 178 degrees (horizontal and vertical) and FreeSync support. It does not appear to be compatible with G-Sync, but according to Rtings, it works very well.
Gigabyte does not list the maximum brightness, but by having the DisplayHDR 400 certification, it must have at least 400 nights, slightly higher than its typical brightness.
An interesting note: Gigabyte introduces the M27Q as the "world's first KVM game monitor." This means it has a built-in KVM switch to control multiple computers and devices with a single set of peripherals (mouse and keyboard), a potentially useful feature for some people.