Nixeus, a Los Angeles-based consumer electronics company that was founded in 2010, has officially launched their new EDG 27 gaming monitor, which they claim is the world’s first WQHD IPS-based display with an AMD FreeSync range of 30Hz to 144Hz.

Since the devil is in the details, their claim might indeed be correct. Based on our research, its principal competition either has a similar wide adaptive refresh range but a TN panel (Acer Predator XG270HU) or a 144Hz IPS panel that only supports a much narrower 35-90Hz FreeSync range (ASUS MG279Q). As a result, the Nixeus EDG 27 does indeed appear to be the only 144Hz FreeSync IPS monitor that has a 30Hz minimum refresh rate.

Focusing on some of the other specs, the Nixeus EDG 27 is a 27-inch model with a WQHD resolution of 2560 × 1440 and 16:9 aspect ratio. It features an IPS (AHVA) panel with a typical brightness of 300 cd/m2, a native contrast ratio of 1000:1, and a low 4ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time. This a true 8-bit panel that can display 16.7 million colors, but there is no color gamut coverage details. The viewing angles are wide at 178°/178°, which is typical for an IPS display.

Connectivity appears excellent with multiple inputs, namely DisplayPort 1.2a, HDMI 2.0, HDMI 1.4, and Dual-Link DVI. The FreeSync feature is only supported on the DisplayPort, but the HDMI 2.0 can handle the full 2560 x 1440 resolution at 144Hz. There is no integrated USB hub, but there are built-in stereo speakers, and both input and output 3.5mm audio jacks.

The stand was designed with ergonomics in mind, and there is height adjustment, left and right swivel, forward and back tilt, and it even pivots 90-degrees for portrait mode. Cable management features have also been integrated into the stand, while the back of the display features a 100mm x 100mm VESA mount.

Nixeus NX-EDG27
Panel 27-inch IPS (AHVA)
Native Resolution 2560 x 1440 (16:9)
Maximum Refresh Rate 144 Hz
Dynamic Refresh Rate AMD FreeSync (30 Hz - 144 Hz)
Response Time 4 ms (GTG)
Brightness 300 cd/m2
Contrast 1000:1
Viewing Angles 178º/178º
Pixel Density 109 PPI
Display Colors 16.7 million
Stand Pivot (-90º to 90º)
Inputs 1 x DisplayPort 1.2a
1 x Dual-Link DVI-D
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x HDMI 1.4
Audio Stereo Speakers
3.5mm Audio Output
3.5mm Audio Input

Backed by a 3-year manufacturer warranty, this model should start shipping sometime next month and it will retail for about $499 USD.

Source: Nixeus

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  • ToTTenTranz - Thursday, June 8, 2017 - link

    30Hz minimum FreeSync rate is spectacular. This seems to be coming from a new generation of scalers.
    I hope these will spread quickly to cheaper models, as $500 is a lot for a 27inch monitor.
  • Alexvrb - Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - link

    There are cheaper 30-144 and 35-144 freesync displays already, but they're TN panels. But if this gets some IPS competition, pricing will come down.
  • BloodyBunnySlippers - Friday, June 16, 2017 - link

    Yeah, apparently Nixeus has create a custom scaler for this.

    Trying to be patient running my GTX 570 through an old HD monitor. Maybe this and Vega will be a good combo. But we'll have to wait for them both to actually be available and reviewed.
  • Midwayman - Thursday, June 8, 2017 - link

    I wonder if it supports any form of blur reduction? That would be hard to give up for FPS.
  • eek2121 - Thursday, June 8, 2017 - link

    Glad they stepped up the panel quality. Their older TN offerings (which are also 30-144hz) appear to use 6 bit panels. The color reproduction was atrocious, especially in games. Everything was washed out in the games I played. After upgrading to a non-freesync 25" 1440p monitor I was blown away by the side-by-side comparison.
  • tgjon - Friday, June 9, 2017 - link

    AOC AGON AG271QX Would like to have a word on that claim. 1440p @ 144hz with a 30-144 freesync range...
  • Ninhalem - Friday, June 9, 2017 - link

    The AOC monitor is a TN panel. This monitor has an IPS panel. There are very few monitors that are IPS or better with 144 Hz refresh rates at sizes of 27" or larger.

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