Iiyama’s Gold Phoenix Takes Flight

By Tom Allen
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Another of Iiyama’s ‘bird of prey’ gaming monitors has been revealed, joining the Red Eagle (Iiyama is Top of the Food Chain) and Black Hawk (Hunt in the Dark With Iiyama): the slightly-more-friendly-sounding Gold Phoenix.

Larger than the Eagle or Hawk monitors, the 28″ GB2888UHSU is an UltraHD display with AMD’s Freesync technology. Freesync is a variable frame rate feature that eliminates screen tearing. The 1ms response time of the TN panel minimises motion blur. In addition, like the other gaming monitors, the Phoenix raises the contrast of shadowed areas with the Black Tuner.

The display has 170°/160° viewing angles and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio. Brightness is 300 cd/m². It will show 10-bit colour and has picture-in- and picture-by-picture functionality.

DisplayPort, MHL-HDMI, HDMI (x2), VGA, USB 3.0 (x2) and USB-B inputs are featured, as well as two 3W speakers. The monitor can be tilted between 0° and 17°, swivel 90° and is height adjustable to 130mm.

Iiyama is selling the Gold Phoenix now, for £270 ex VAT ($405).