As expected, the VG27VH1B was able to flex its high-refresh-rate capability across a multitude of titles. For this test, I played a bit of PUBG, Project Cars, and Ace Combat 5: Skies Unknown.
If you’re coming from a 60Hz display, you’re in for a treat, as this monitor (assuming it’s connected to a capable system) can churn out smooth and fluid visuals, and since it updates what’s on-screen at a very fast speed, you’ll be able to quickly move and respond according to what’s happening in-game, giving you that slight edge.
Coming from a 144Hz monitor, I could at least tell a slight difference in how snappy things were when scrolling through websites or menus, but not so much in gaming, though I wouldn’t be surprised if those with really discerning eyes will be able to. If you have a capable AMD Graphics card in your system, you’ll be able to take advantage of FreeSync Premium to eliminate visual tearing when gaming.
For media, like watching movies or clips on YouTube, the difference isn’t also that noticeable if you’re coming from a 144Hz monitor. It’s still snappy, smooth, and fluid, but how much more? I couldn’t tell.
As for the extra features, well, I find GameVisual to be the most useful of the lot, as it offers a good set of presets that most users will find satisfactory. I personally prefer Racing Mode as an all-around preset as it delivers a good balance of saturation and impact that makes every type of content look just a little more lively.
As for the other features – Well, they’re there if you need them. The ability to put a crosshair on screen is something I find to be a bit useless since most FPS games already give you a crosshair in-game. The timer? well, that could be of some use if you want to control your usage time. The FPS counter is also handy, as it’ll give you a glimpse of how your machine is performing.
As for the VG27VH1B’s speakers, well, it’s not great, but will do if you don’t have any other speaker to use. Bass is non-existent, and the volume needs some improvement. I guess it’s fine if you’re in a quiet environment, or if you’re only listening to podcasts.