Sep 28, 20185534 views

Interest Check: Gaming Monitors

Greetings everyone,
We want to know what gaming monitors all of you are into. We already source a variety of brands and types, but are always looking to stay in tune with the interests of the community. Here are some questions to help inspire your opinions and ideas.
· What do you look for in a gaming monitor? · What refresh rate do you prefer? · Do you prefer curved screens? Extra wide? · Are there particular brands you like?
Your suggestions and feedback are taken into account when we look for products to put on the site so tell us what you like, what you don’t like and any preferences you have in between.

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What do I look for:
  • great contrast ratio
  • minimal/non-existent BLB or IPS/VA glow
  • good response times (Black to white and grey to grey)
  • I prefer IPS but due to the above reasons have had to look towards VA panels.
  • I prefer a subtle curve for UW screens, and flat for 16:9 or other. Due to the increased risk of BLB with curves, I’m frequently disappointed though.
  • EVEN PANEL COLORATION, and ideally 8 bit + FRC for an IPS
  • Adaptive Sync
  • 120Hz refresh minimum, that should realistically cover most games at 1440p or 4K for the foreseeable future.
  • I love the usual suspects for warranty support and quality: Dell, LG, Eizo. I wouldn’t touch ASUS with a 10 foot pole just because of their horrid support.
my current go-to panel for my needs as an Nvidia user is the LG 32GK850G, which is really really good for a VA panel.
34" Ultrawide, curved, IPS, 120 hz, G-Sync So: Alienware AW3418DW
144Hz or higher, 24" at 1080p or 27" at 1440p, G-sync (a must for me) 1ms response time. My ideal budget gaming display — ASUS PG248Q ROG Swift FHD 180Hz G-Sync 24in eSports Monitor

At least 24" , Flat WQHD (1440p), 120 Hz and + refresh rate, IPS or VA panel Freesync is a plus but G-Synch is too much of a price bump and is not as relevant anymore (cf Nvidia at CES 2019), The design is also an important factor, the less bezels the better. The Pixio new PX277 is the dream for me, it has every of the above for a really low price but it's not available to the European market (yet - fingers crossed).
Asus ROG Swift PG258Q is a good one. Perhaps similar ones? 240hz 1ms response time g-sync
27 inches, 144hz, 1440p. HDR, Freesync (Gsync compatible) a plus.
Ultrawide (21:9 3440x1440p, or 32:9) with 100+ Hz Refresh Rate and some variable refresh rate tech (G-Sync w/ module, G-Sync w/out module, Freesync)
24-27 inch display. 1 ms response time 144hz or more and esports background preferably
40+ inch 4K IPS, 120+ Hz. Freesync. Nvidia compatible.
120 or 144hz , at least 20"
27" to 32", wish there was a 29" size NOT curved 1440p 120Hz FreeSync (FS2 if possible) with a range of at least 40-120Hz IPS, QLED or IGZO 5ms or faster, minimal overshoot Considering the Q3279VWFD8 exists, this should be possible at around $400 or less
How about an already budget friendly, high specced monitor? Element Gaming 27", 1440p, 144Hz, 1ms response time, Freesync... Currently retails for £229 (Just under $300 US) from eBuyer. Imagine how popular that would be if it was reduced by £50 ($65)!
34" 1440p 100hz or hi 4ms or less
affordable 144hz
1440p 144hz IPS 27" Not Curved FreeSync (Since Nvidia said theyre going to support it too) (I prefer the office look with thin bezel, not with those weird shaped bases)
affordable high refresh rate 1440p and up monitors
Thin Bezel 2560x1440 144hz (but more is always a plus) IPS 27" Not Curved G-Sync but still affordable Asus and Acer seem to make good ones.
24inch 1080p 144hz and affordable
24/25/27 inch. 1440p 100hz+ Clean look: thin frame, maybe silver/white/grey option.
27 in, 1440, g-sync, free-sync, and under 250
anything above 30" preferably some 2k 144hz ones of about 35 " as i sit quite a bit away from my monitors
  1. 2560x1440
  2. 240hz
  3. 27 inches, no curve
  4. Nothing brand specific, just don't throw colors or gimmicks on the monitor itself.
curved ultrawide, ips 4ms response, at least 1440p, with at least 100hz refresh rate
144hz, and or ultrawides freesync, g-sync
34” 144 hz gsync
27" UHD 144Hz HDR
27" curved 144hz monitor with very good color display for a good price would be amazing
27" 144hz g-sync