CoolerMaster GP27U (IPS MiniLED)

CoolerMaster GP27U (IPS MiniLED)

CoolerMaster GP27U (IPS MiniLED)

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BEST RATING
Productivity:
5.0
CASUAL GAMING: Very Good8.0/10
COMPETITIVE GAMING: Poor5.9/10
PRODUCTIVITY: Best in Class9.8/10
MEDIA CONSUMPTION: Very Good8.0/10
RESOLUTION: Very Good8.0/10
BRIGHTNESS: Very Good8.0/10
CONTRAST: Very Good8.0/10
COLOR VOLUME: Very Good8.0/10
REFRESH RATE: Good7.0/10
RESPONSE TIME: Very Good8.0/10
TEXT QUALITY: Very Good8.0/10

The CoolerMaster GP27U is a premium-priced monitor with a 27-inch display that offers exceptional image clarity, brightness, and color performance suitable for HDR gaming and media consumption. With its high resolution, the picture will be sharp and detailed, making it great for productivity tasks as well. Its MiniLED IPS panel provides high contrast and vibrant colors, which also makes it suitable for print photo editing. Gamers will appreciate its good refresh rate and very good total response time, and it supports a variable refresh rate range for smooth gameplay. However, it is not specifically designed for competitive gaming. For connectivity, it is equipped mainly with HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4 ports, catering to modern devices. It also has USB ports for added convenience. This monitor performs very well across casual gaming, media consumption, and productivity, with its only weaker area being competitive gaming due to its still good but not top-tier response times. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • High HDR peak brightness
  • Vivid colors with wide gamuts
  • High resolution, crisp image
  • Adjustable stand increases ergonomics
  • Good refresh rate for gaming
Cons
  • Not the best for competitive gaming
  • No support for HDR video editing
  • Limited connectivity options
  • High price point

Ratings by Category

Productivity:
5.0
The productivity score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, screen size, pixels per inch, ergonomics and screen coating.
Casual Gaming:
4.4
The casual gaming score is based on a variety of factors including refresh rate, resolution, contrast, brightness, color gamut and screen coating.
Media Consumption:
4.4
The media comparison score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, contrast, brightness and screen coating
Competitive Gaming:
3.0
The competitive gaming score is based on a variety of factors including refresh rate, total response time, variable refresh rate, strobing and brightness.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,138
Screen Size
27"
Resolution
3840 x 2160
Screen Type
MiniLED
Screen Sub-type
IPS
Local Dimming Zones
576

COLOR, CONTRAST & BRIGHTNESS

Native Contrast
1072:1
SDR Peak Brightness
697 nits
HDR Peak Brightness
1550 nits
Suitable for HDR Gaming and Media Consumption
Yes
sRGB Color Gamut
95.1 %

MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Total Response Time
6.2 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
20 - 160 Hz
Strobing / BFI
No
Persistence Blur Score
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7/10
Ghosting Score
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8/10

TEXT & IMAGE CLARITY

Pixels Per Inch
163 PPI
Coating
Matte
Text Clarity Score
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8/10
Image Clarity Score
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8/10

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

HDMI 1.4 Ports
0
HDMI 2.0 Ports
0
HDMI 2.1 Ports
2
Micro HDMI Ports
0
DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
0

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Tom's Hardware

Christian Eberle | February 2023
"The Cooler Master Tempest GP27U leaves little to complain about. It delivers a stunning picture with high contrast, brightness, and vivid color. Professional-grade video processing means a superlative gaming experience. And it’s a little less expensive than the competition."

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