Sep 28, 20183871 views

Interest Check: Gaming Monitors

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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.
Thanks!

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Asus xg27vq 144hz 1080p full HD free-sync curved 27"
1440p or higher 16:9, 10 bit HDR, and >144hz or get that shit outta my face.
Im not sure if it’s already mentioned but the 27 inch ROG curved 144 hz would be nice
Alienware 240Hz + 1080p? What?
144 Hz
an Asus PG279Q at a lower price would be nice
We need more G-Sync monitors.
G-SYNC SUPPORT 100+Hz Curved for anything >32” UW would be fun, but I don’t think I could justify the price VA (plz) or IPS panel
144hz + 1080p / 1440p 27 inch - 32 inch G-Sync Low Input Lag ≤ 3ms Response Time VN / IPS Pannel Thin Bezel <$450 USD
c0ntagion
Same, with Freesync and VESA
27inch 1440p 120-165hz GSync Non-TN with fast ms low input lag
1440p, 1 ms response time, 120 Hz+, straight/curved doesn't matter to me, supporting g-sync
1080p/1440p 144hz+ g-sync straight, not curved low ms response time
27" 144hz g-sync (Most people have Nvidia cards which don't support free-sync) 1440p
27" 1440p Acer Pred XP1 please
Ultrawide - 29-34” 1440p 60 (for affordability) IPS HDR (if possible) 1-5ms Any brand, LG, Dell, Asus, etc
Only thing I want are the new 4K HDR 144Hz monitors at a Massdrop price. Examples: Acer Predator X27 and ROG Swift PG27UQ
1080p 100-240hz 27-35 ips hdr sync, either way idc 1-2ms
InterestedInPc
27+ inch 1080p panel would look like crap and you're not going to get an IPS panel in the sub 2ms range
1440p 120-144 hz 27” - 32” (or widescreen) IPS HDR G-Sync 1-5ms
1440p 120-160Hz 27"-32" IPS or some non-TN variant like VA G-Sync - *any* sort of cheaper G-Sync display would be snapped up by NVIDIA card owning folk. Though the gap is shrinking, it remains a superior solution to Freesync... for now.
Roman_K
yeah, FreeSync doesn't even work with Nvidia cards :( and you need syncing tech if you're pushing 100+ hz because you're framerate is going to be all over the place.
I bought a new monitor last month, here's what I looked for and why I chose the one I did: 1440p: In a sub-30" screen (mine is 27"), QHD is the sweet spot for pixel density without making things look too small, while staying drivable without the horsepower a 4K screen requires IPS: Good color accuracy, great picture makes everything including daily desktop use better 144Hz: even with a 5ms response time, this monitor has less ghosting than my previous 1080p/60Hz "1ms" TN monitor FreeSync: While I have an Nvidia card, I don't care to pay $150 extra for G-Sync. At high framerates tearing is a non-issue and I support open standards over proprietary. Brands: I prefer a clean Dell or ViewSonic with small bezels to angular, multicolored MSI or ASUS gaming monitors. Quality control: Based on reviews, even reputable manufacturers are having trouble keeping their 1440p/144Hz monitors reasonably flawless. When you're buying a screen, dead and stuck pixels, uneven backlights, and other visual defects are unacceptable. RMA exists, sure, but it's added hassle and shipping cost that shouldn't exist in the first place.
catsoup
May I ask what particular monitor you bought? I’m looking for one with those specs for my first build. I’ve been looking for g-sync, however, but I really like your reasoning for buying freesync, and I could probably get away with it for long enough.
24-27" IPS 75HZ+ 1080p+ 1ms to 5ms response time
1080p with my current build, maybe 1440p later. A refresh rate from 75-144hz and 1ms response. I prefer flat and don’t want a huge monitor, so around 25” or less.
1440p, 16:9 120 hz+ IPS, VA, or QLED 1 - 4 ms Response Time 27" flat or 32" curved G-Sync
I like RGB, preferably Aura sync 1ms to 5ms respons time please 1080p to 1440p resolution At least 100hz refresh rate I don’t care if the monitor is curved I like Asus because I have got Aura sync on my motherboard and mouse At least 20 inch Example: Asus ROG Strix XG258Q 25" 1920x1080 1ms HDMI DP FreeSync 240Hz https://www.asus.com/us/Monitors/ROG-Strix-XG258Q/
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Looks like the best 1080p gaming monitor you can get for $500 to me
4K, HDR10 ASUS ROG
G-Sync 1440P At least 27" At least 100hz.
27", 1440p, G-Sync, 100Hz+. :)
34"+ 21:9 100hz~+ Curved IPS
I assume we will be split into the 16:9 vs 21:9 factions. GL TO YOU ALL GODSPEED
Freesync, 144hz, 1440p. Preferably not curved but I don't care that much.
I'm currently in the market for an Ultrawide curved G-Sync 1440p monitor in the >30" range :).
HDR is eh, I'd prefer it to be >100Hz refresh rate, but 100Hz could also be fine if the price is right. Accurate color reproduction would be awesome, but I'd take higher refresh rate as a compromise. G-Sync would be a requirement for any monitor I end up getting. IMO 1440p is perfect for PC games, but on a huge screen 4k could be a benefit.
Currently have my eye on the Alienware AW3418HW (34" 120Hz GSync), but also keeping an eye out for the next gen monitors from Asus (ROG-SWIFT-PG35VQ), pending final pricing and reviews. It's been pushed back enough to make me nervous.
ViPERPHiSH
Pretty much the specs I want as well. Whether or not I can really afford one is another matter.