With a 27” QHD screen you can sit close to the action, relish every detail, avoid tired eyes – and actually access faster framerates. And if truth be told, for the near future hardware able to run 4K games in ultra detail at rates over 60fps will remain either non-existent or barely there, at prices that your bank account will definitely feel.
Switch to QHD though and even mid-range graphics cards and CPUs can run pretty much any game with good detail settings and impressive refresh rates. If you go with a 4K monitor you’ll definitely need to pay a premium for 144Hz panels, but on QHD those rates are much more attainable. The EX2780Q has a 144Hz panel so you’re not limited to 60fps or even 120fps. If you enjoy twitch gameplay or competitive gaming, a faster panel is a definite plus. Ditto for response time – keep in mind the bigger the screen the slower the response because it literally takes longer to refresh every pixel. While the difference between 32” and 27” may not sound like much it can be a determining factor for latency. Again, there are many situations where a large 4K screen would be appropriate. We just want you to know a 27” monitor is a perfectly viable option with distinct advantages.
While on the topic of framerate, we suggest going with FreeSync enabled monitors, like the EX2780Q. With AMD FreeSync technology your display source and monitor always synchronize so you don’t need software v-sync and can effectively say goodbye to screen tearing no matter what refresh rate you have going on.