What is the best gaming monitor? That’s a tough question right now, but we’ve tested the best gaming, ultrawide, 144Hz, and 4K monitors to help you make the right decision.
There are some questions you need to ask yourself first, though. Do you favour image quality over lightning-fast pixel response? Are you into the pro-gaming, competitive esports world and crave the super-high monitor refresh rates of TN tech rather than a quality panel? Do you want a traditional 16:9 screen or have you been seduced by the ultra widescreen beauty of a 21:9 aspect ratio? Or does it absolutely, positively have to be 4K? And, finally, how convinced are you by HDR?
Without one of the best graphics cards it doesn’t matter how good your monitor is.
We’ve lovingly tested the best Samsung, BenQ, AOC, Acer, LG, and Asus monitors to find out who really stands atop the lot with the absolute best displays. And it’s important to make sure you get the best gaming monitor, because it’s likely to outlast every component in your PC.
For too long we’ve been severely limited in our choice of gaming display – previously we simply picked the largest screen with the highest native resolution as our bank accounts could cope with. Technology simply didn’t move as quickly as the rapid iteration which followed almost every other component in our gaming PCs.