Cooler Master launches pair of quantum dot gaming monitors

Taiwanese computer hardware brand Cooler Master has announced its latest Tempest series of gaming monitors, which feature mini LED HDR displays at affordable prices.

The two monitors will both retail for under $1,000 when they go on sale later this year, with the Tempest GP27U optional with the more detailed display. It is a 27-inch 4K (UHD) resolution panel with a refresh rate of 160 Hz and a response time of 0.5 ms. The Tempest GP27Q has a display that can deliver more active performance, with a 27-inch 2K (WQHD) resolution panel, a refresh rate of 165 Hz and a response time of 0.5 ms.

Cooler Master 27 inch Tempest gaming monitors are side by side.

As mentioned, both monitors feature mini LED screens that also support Quantum Dot technology and up to 1200 nits peak brightness in HDR mode. They contain 576 local dimming zones to ensure ideal brightness, darkness and contrast where needed. Both monitors have a wide color gamut covering up to 99% of Adobe RGB and 98% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.

The Tempest GP27U will be available in October for a price of $700, while the Tempest GP27Q will be available in November for a price of $1,000.

This Cooler Master launch follows the announcement of the brand’s GP27-FQS gaming monitor model in February. Like both the Tempest GP27U and Tempest GP27Q, the GP27-FQS is a 27-inch screen. It features a quantum dot mini LED QHD IPS panel with a refresh rate of up to 165 Hz. While the price may have been higher during the original launch period, the GP27-FQS currently sells for $350.

Other monitors released this year that feature quantum dot technology that helps improve color accuracy include the MSI MPG Artymis 273CQR-QD and MPG Artymis 273CQRX-QD monitors. They are also 27-inch screens, both VA panels with WQHD 1440p resolutions, 1ms MPRT and 1000R curvature. However, the former has a maximum refresh rate of 165 Hz, while the latter has a maximum refresh rate of 240 Hz.

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