Iiyama G-Master Silver Crow GB2783QSU-B1 review: gaming with a silver crow

Excellent choice for budget gaming at wqhd-resolution



The Iiyama G-Master Silver Crow GB2783QSU-B1 is pretty much a ProLite GB2783QSU-B1 in a different box, with G-Master printed on the back. Is this bad? No, because we liked the older model and this version is still an excellent choice if you do want to game at wqhd-resolution and if you do not want to spend more than 433 pounds / 500 euros for a 144Hz monitor. The test results are slightly worse across the board, but this may be because of the variations we could have come across testing different samples of the B2783QSU-B1. In practice you will not notice these differences. The only true difference that we can find are some extra options in the menu, specifically meant for games. In practice we find that such modes seldom offer an added value; they usually come as a standard option with gaming monitors: some presets for certain game genres and a possibility to change the black levels in order to see more detail in darker parts.

Nevertheless, the ‘Silver Crow’ is an excellent monitor at its MSRP. We do have to note that the ProLite is also readily available and that model can be found for less. If you do not care for the gaming-branding, you might as well pick that model. However, in terms of price the difference is too small to come to another conclusion, meaning that we send the Silver Crow home with the same award that the B2783QSU-B1 received in our round-up of gaming monitors in 2015 (which we did not release online): a Great Value award.

Iiyama G-Master Silver Crow GB2783QSU-B1

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Iiyama G-Master Silver Crow GB2783QSU-B1

27 inch, 2560x1440, 109 ppi, TN, AMD FreeSync, 70 Hz, DVI input, HDMI input, DisplayPort input, 1 ms, 350 cd/m², 1000 : 1

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