Gaming monitors, especially ones with 4K resolution, are not particularly affordable. Well, not this 4K gaming monitor from Armaggeddon. Dubbed Pixxel+ Elite EFX 27UHD SWITX – yes, it’s a mouthful – this is one impressive 4K gaming monitor that offers incredible value for money.
Oh, that’s right: Armaggeddon is now venturing into the monitor market with its Pixxel+ range, and the EFX 27UHD is the most premium offering in the current lineup.
So what’s so impressive with this gaming monitor? Well, for starters, it only costs RM1,199. That’s right, only RM1,199 for a 27-inch 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD AHVA gaming monitor with support for Nvidia’s G-Sync and AMD’s FreeSync technologies. As far as we can tell, there are no other monitors that offer the same feature set at this low price point.
That being said, there is one important thing to note: the EFX 27UHD is only a “G-Sync Compatible” gaming monitor. It doesn’t have the specific “scaler” module from Nvidia for it to be a full-fledged G-Sync monitor. While you can still eliminate screen tearing with an Nvidia GPU on this monitor, there are some limitations.
For example, you may encounter some display issues when gaming on a G-Sync Compatible gaming monitor. These include flickering, artifacting, and a more limited frame rate range for G-Sync to work its magic. Of course, these issues may not be present at all on the EFX 27UHD, but we can only confirm this in a full review of the gaming monitor.
Besides that, if you have an AMD GPU, FreeSync should work as it should on the EFX 27UHD. However, Armaggeddon did not specify the effective frame rate range for FreeSync to operate on this monitor. Nonetheless, the adaptive sync technology is definitely available here.
While the 4K resolution of the EFX 27UHD is nice, the refresh rate is only limited to 60Hz. But if you turn it down to 1440p, you can set the monitor’s refresh rate to 144Hz. For the majority of gamers, a 144Hz refresh rate at this resolution is more than enough. After all, there are only a handful of GPUs that can push that many frames at 1440p.
In terms of connectivity, you won’t be disappointed with the EFX 27UHD. See, it doesn’t have one, or two, but three HDMI ports. On top of that, it also has a DisplayPort connection, which can provide enough bandwidth to drive the display at 144Hz.
The Armaggeddon Pixxel+ Elite EFX 27UHD SWITX gaming monitor is now available for purchase in Malaysia from Shopee. For RM1,199, it’s definitely worth considering for those who are looking to get an affordable 4K gaming monitor.