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Iiyama Red Eagle G-MASTER GB2760QSU-B1 27in 144Hz Monitor Review

Rating: 8.5.

Although Iiyama is more a brand from which we expect to see professional screens, the company is also beginning to impress us with the good value of its gaming monitors. The Red Eagle G-MASTER GB2760QSU-B1 is essentially the bigger 27in brother of the Red Eagle G-MASTER GB2560HSU, which provides high-refresh gaming for a decent price. The GB2760QSU-B1 also offers 144Hz and adaptive sync, but ups the resolution to 2,560 x 1,440 to go with the larger diagonal.

At under £350, it’s still quite reasonably priced, although gamers are starting to look at curved models now at all display sizes. A TN panel is used, allowing for a fast 1ms pixel response, plus a fairly typical 350cd/m2 brightness and 1,000:1 contrast.


Video inputs include HDMI and DisplayPort, but there’s also DVI in case you need to connect an older graphics card. In case you don’t have separate audio amplification to hand, there are stereo 2W speakers, although a minijack is available for headphone attachment. You also get a two-port USB 3.0 hub to facilitate connecting external peripherals.

The usual physical adjustments are on hand, with the ability to swivel 90 degrees left or right, tilt forward 5 degrees and backwards 20 degrees, and even pivot into portrait. There’s height adjustment, too.

So nothing obvious is missing from the specification, and with most 27in screens that offer 144Hz and this resolution costing more, there’s plenty of potential here. Let’s find out if the Red Eagle can put the cat amongst the pigeons.

Specification:

  • Screen size: 27-inch, 16:9 aspect
  • Native resolution: 2,560 x 1,440
  • Refresh rate: 144Hz, AMD FreeSync
  • Panel type: TN
  • Contrast ratio: 1,000:1 (typical)
  • Brightness: 350cd/m2
  • Response time: 1ms Grey-to-Grey
  • Display inputs: HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI
  • USB hub: Yes, 2 x USB 3.0
  • Tilt: 5 degrees forward, 22 degrees backward
  • Raise: 130mm
  • Swivel: 45 degrees left and right
  • Portrait: Yes
  • Other: Audio output, 2W stereo speakers

Retail Price: £338.99 (inc. VAT)

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