There’s very few moments in gaming that are as perfect as when you have all the right peripherals, as well as the perfect game, leaving you completely immersed in the gaming world. With all the exciting new games that are scheduled to be released this year, it might be time to replace that old monitor of yours. One thing a lot of gamers forget to upgrade is their monitor. The right gaming monitor can really bring your gaming experience to the next level.
Monitors have different functions and settings that may alter your experience, so if you frequently play one style of game, you’ll probably want a specific style of monitor. Do you play a competitive game where reaction time is of major importance? You’ll want a monitor with low latency and a high refresh rate. If you regularly play RPGs or games that you find yourself admiring the beauty of, you may want a 4K HD monitor. This way you can be completely immersed in the world. Regardless of the situation, we’re certain we can help you find the right monitor for your gaming sessions.
Here at CyberGameGear, we’ve done all the heavy lifting and went ahead and researched every aspect for you. This list has been filled with only the best monitors that will stand the test of time and stick with you through your gaming experiences for years to come.
AOC Agon AG271QX
The AOC Agon AG271QX’s incredible gaming performance, smooth motion handling capabilities and numerous features, like a 144Hz refresh rate, speedy pixel response, an adjustable stand and tons of video inputs and USB ports to adjust it to your liking. It has several modes and comes with little desktop controllers that changes settings and modes. The downside to this monitor is that its green color accuracy is slightly skewed. The TN panel doesn’t offer the wider viewing angles that you would get with a good IPS panel.
- Very little input lag/li>
- 144Hz refresh rate is noticeable
The BenQ PD3200U is mainly aimed at CAD and business professionals, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it will fall short for people who just want to use it for gaming monitors. It’s able to offer incredible angles, which essentially just means that no matter where you’re sitting, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the experience. Unlike other 4K monitors, you don’t need to mess with the default settings. The company calibrates and prepares every single unit before sending it out after you purchase it. This is one of the easiest and least expensive way to get into 4K gaming.
- 4K resolution
- Fairly priced
In terms of a great budget monitor, with only slightly less features, you’ll love the ASUS MG248Q. It features a 1080p resolution, rather than higher resolutions like some of the other monitors on this list, but it’s a great monitor. It has lightning fast response times, and a feature called Adaptive Sync, which reduces screen tearing for those of you who have AMD graphics cards. Even Nvidia users will be able to enjoy the perfect 144Hz refresh rate this monitor offers. It also comes with a 1444Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time. It gives you a lot of bang for your buck for sure.
- 144Hz refresh rate
- 1ms response time
TIf you’re running games with beautiful graphics, you may want to get an ultra-wide display, but you probably don’t want to break the bank. If that’s true, this monitor is a great choice for you. The LG 34UC79G-B has a display that’s 34 inches diagonally, and comes with a 21:9 aspect ratio, and AMD FreeSync for screen tear elimination. Although the resolution is a bit lower than most other widescreen displays, it’s still able to provide clear and crisp image and incredible color accuracy. You’re also able to change the height, which is unusual for other 4K monitors that are on the market.
- AMD FreeSync
- High refresh rate
In terms of a monitor that is all around incredible, the Alienware AW3418DW pretty much takes the cake. It has some of the best immersion and a 21:9 resolution. Alienware has quite a reputation for its high-quality technology, but as we all know, it doesn’t come cheap. This monitor is no different. With this monitor’s colorful display, you’ll no doubt be immersed in whatever game you happen to be playing, while also providing you with lightning fast response times. It’s refresh rate is only 120Hz, so if you’re looking for a very competitive refresh rate monitor, there are better options, but this monitor truly is good in all categories. The main drawback to this monitor is the price tag. The price for performance is for you to weigh out and decide.
- Tons of features
- Beautiful design
The Samsung CHG70 comes with FreeSync 2, which essentially is just FreeSync with HDR added, but it’s quite impressive. With that aside, this monitor still delivers on all the other important features you’d expect in a high-end monitor, with high quality colors, panels and even beautiful curves. It also comes with a perfect 144Hz refresh rate for you highly competitive gamers out there.
- Great picture quality
- High refresh rate
The ViewSonic XG2401 pretty much checks all the boxes in terms of the essentials for hardcore gaming. It’s a great 144Hz monitor with a 1ms response rate, and it comes with a fully adjustable stand. It also comes with FreeSync built in, thanks to AMD, so if you’ve got yourself an AMD graphics card you’ll be able to take advantage of tear-free gaming with smooth frame rates. The downside to this monitor is the fact that its viewing angles and colors aren’t the best on this list.
- Great performance
- Good value for the price