Top 8 Best Monitors for Gaming

The technology is becoming more complicated. It gets harder and harder to understand what’s good and what’s bad. What has good value and what is too expensive. We noticed that gamers pay a lot of attention to the components inside their computer (as they should) but often forget the devices.
Screens are one of the most underrated and complicated technologies in our computers. The more you study the screens the more you realize how complicated they are. While the GPU is where most of your graphics come from, it will suffer if you do not have a screen that can correctly display these graphics. It is important that you understand what these vivid images are and how instrumental it is in the display of this world that we love so much. A screen is what determines the level of immersion you experience.

Best Monitors for Gaming 2018

NameSize Refresh RateResolution  
AOC G2460PQU
24144Hz1920 x 1080 Check Price
AOC Agon AG352UCG
35100Hz3440 x 1440 Check Price
LG 24GM77
24144Hz 1080 Check Price
Asus RoG Swift PG279Q
27165Hz2560 x 1440 Check Price
BenQ PD3200U
3260Hz 3840 x 2160 Check Price
Asus MG28UQ
2860Hz3840 x 2160 Check Price
BenQ XR3501
35144Hz2560 x 1080 Check Price
Samsung CHG90 QLED
49144 Hz 3840 X 1080 Check Price

AOC G2460PQU

The G2460Pqu wants to thrill players with its 1 ms TN panel capable of rising to the frequency of 144 Hz. This 24-inch also focuses on ergonomics with a height adjustable foot and a USB hub. Sold around 350 euros, is it able to compete with the competition, including the ASUS VG248QE?

At first glance, this G2460Pqu does not pay mine. Dressed entirely in matte black plastic, it recalls the monitors made by Iiyama. This does not prevent it from being practical. Its foot, for example, is adjustable in height and can rotate in portrait mode.

The video connectivity is well supplied (VGA, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2), but only the DVI and DisplayPort are able to pass the video stream in 1920 x 1080 pixels at 144 Hz.

The audio part is based on a pair of speakers and a headphone output. The speakers, placed in the back, are cruelly lacking bass and treble. Worse, despite a modest power, they saturate fairly quickly. The use of the headphone output is preferred. A line input allows you to use the speakers or headphone output of the display with an analog signal, in the case of a VGA or DVI connection for example.

AOC G2460PQU Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Fluid movements in 2D at 144 Hz.
  • Practical foot.
  • Delay at weak display.
  • Contrast ratio (1050: 1 after adjustments).
  • 4 port USB hub.
Cons
  • No 3D compatibility.

AOC Agon AG352UCG

The Agon AG352UCG AOC monitor features a 35-inch (≈89 cm) panoramic VA slab, curved over a 2 m radius (2000R), with a comfortable definition of 3,440 x 1,440 px and a native 100 Hz refresh. manufacturer announces a response time of 4 ms, a contrast of 2000: 1, a brightness of 300 cd / m² and a coverage of 100% of the color space sRGB.

In line with the other Agon monitors – the AOC gamer brand, the Agon AG352UCG AOC monitor design is still airy thanks to a sober aluminum foot. The curved VA slab on a radius of 2 m (2000R) has a matte treatment that eliminates almost all reflections. From the front, this monitor would almost look banal; however, it offers small details that make it a monitor for gamers.

The rear is much less sober than the front, although AOC has the good taste to avoid the bright colors that flourish on products stamped gaming. The diodes are integrated in a gray part rather passe-partout. We note the presence of a basic cable management system at the base of the foot and a lug to accommodate a helmet (a small detail that is important in an increasingly competitive market).

AOC Agon AG352UCG Pros & Cons

Pros
  • UWQHD definition versatile.
  • Native frequency of 100 Hz.
  • G-Sync compatibility.
  • Good size/definition ratio for the game
  • Radius of curvature improving immersion.
  • Reactivity.
Cons
  • Limited connectivity.
  • No backlight scanning system (ULMB).
  • Limited contrast for a VA slab.

LG 24GM77

The 24GM77 is a high-end LG gamer monitor that will try to impose itself in a market that is starting to offer a sacred choice. Can it make the weight against the excellent BenQ XL2430T, with its slab 24 “TN Full HD (1920×1080 px)? It seems that the match will be tight.

Once again, LG shows its love for shiny black plastic. Relatively classic in its form, the chassis has a small protrusion that allows to place a few buttons to access specific settings.

The foot, completely plastic, is sober but not really discreet, with a very wide base that can at least offer the whole a very good base. The screen support is on the other hand matte plastic and is a little cheap compared to those of the competition; but it does its duty, that’s the main thing. In any case you can enjoy a base pivot, a portrait mode, height adjustment and tilt.

Connectivity side, there are DisplayPort, VGA, DVI and two HDMI jacks. We recommend DVI with a Dual Link cable, and the DisplayPort to enjoy the 120 or 144 Hz screen. A USB 3.0 hub with two ports is also present, as well as a headphone output to recover the sound from HDMI or the DisplayPort.

LG 24GM77 Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Motion 240 and responsiveness to the top for a still sharp image.
  • Good color rendering by default.
  • Connectivity and ergonomics.
Cons
  • Angles of vision of TN.
  • A little more than reverse ghosting in Motion 240.
  • Frame finishes too plastic.

Asus RoG Swift PG279Q

Aesthetically, the PG279Q monitor takes the codes of its predecessor, with a matte black plastic and very thin screen edges. The screen itself also has a matte finish that minimizes glare. The design is in line with other Republic of Gamers products (ROG), with a very angular style, but sleek.

The ergonomics are identical, with a foot adjustable in height by 12 cm, inclination at 25 ° and rotation at 120 °. The foot is always graduated every 5 ° to know exactly the angle from the base position. The hole present in the middle of the foot allows to pass the cables; here again a good idea taken from the first model. The base of the foot is always surrounded by a luminous halo, but it does not change color according to the chosen mode. In return, the Republic of Gamers logo is now illuminated. It is possible to turn off these lights via the Light In-Motion option – light in motion in French. Small precision, when in standby, the light intensity of the lights varies slowly, as if the screen was breathing.

In terms of connectivity, Asus has erased one of the defects of the model of 2014, namely the lack of HDMI port. Indeed, the Asus PG279Q finally offers a HDMI 1.4 input handy to connect a console or a box. To use G-Sync technology, you must connect the display via the DisplayPort connector. AMD graphics cards can not benefit from the G-Sync technology on this screen, but they operate smoothly at 165 Hz. For the rest, there is a hub with two USB 3.0 ports, a headphone output and built-in speakers.

All features are always accessible via a mini-joystick located on the back of the screen. Now red, this joystick can move very quickly in the menus with four directions and integrated click. The other four buttons serve as shortcuts to turn off the screen, check the refresh rate, cancel or display the Asus Game Plus options (built-in viewfinder, timer on the screen or the number of frames per second displayed in time. real).

Asus RoG Swift PG279Q Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Flawless fluidity in games thanks to G-Sync technology.
  • Design.
  • Finally an HDMI port.
  • Reactivity for IPS.
Cons
  • Reactivity that remains worse than TN.
  • ULMB only in 120 Hz.
  • High price.

BenQ PD3200U

BenQ is perhaps best known for its game focus monitors, but they also produce monitors for those who work professionally with images and graphics. We have reviewed one of the latest models.

Little as the model designation reveals, it is a 32 inch display. However, it does not reveal that it is an Ultra HD screen with a maximum resolution of 3 840 x 2 160 at 60 hertz. The panel is an Advanced Hyper Viewing Angle (AHVA) IPS with the latest generation WLED backlight.

According to the specifications, the Technicolor Color display is 10-bit color, 100 percent SRGB and Rec.709. It has a DCRT of 20 million to 1, which means that the monitor qualifies for professional use.

The price tag is also something that indicates which are the intended users. This means that few home users will be prepared to pay about 10,000 SEK including VAT.

BenQ PD3200U Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Flawless fluidity in games thanks to G-Sync technology.
  • Design.
  • Finally an HDMI port.
  • Reactivity for IPS.
Cons
  • High price

Asus MG28UQ

Asus adds to its range of displays for players a small model, the MG28UQ, which is satisfied with a slab of only 28 inches, but which nevertheless displays a definition Ultra HD of 3840 x 2160 px, not necessarily adapted to this diagonal. It is the little brother of the Asus ROG PG27AQ who embarks for his part a 27-inch slab still in Ultra HD and 4K . The few differences between the two models are unfortunately not in favor of the small version tested here …

This monitor takes the codes of the other models of the range of Republic of Gamers (ROG): an angular design, a matte black plastic that does not retain fingerprints and light touches of red to emphasize the gamer side. Note that the screen edges are a bit thicker than those of the PG279Q. The 28-inch slab is covered with a matte coating that limits annoying reflections.

Ergonomics is the strength of Asus ROG monitors. The foot is adjustable in height by 15 cm, the inclination varies between -5 ° and + 25 °, the rotation is managed on ± 60 ° and the monitor can rotate in portrait mode.

The connector includes three HDMI ports including an HDMI 2.0 (Ultra HD 60Hz), a DisplayPort 1.2 input and a headphone output. The two 2-watt speakers deliver audio rendering whose quality leaves much to be desired. They are just getting ready to watch videos online, but they are not enough to watch a movie or listen to music in good conditions. Note also that Asus has skipped the USB hub, which is a real defect at this price level.

Asus MG28UQ Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Design.
  • Finish.
  • Good responsiveness for an IPS panel.
  • Ultra HD definition useful in office and photo editing.
  • Convincing default rendering.
Cons
  • FreeSync limited between 40 and 60 Hz.
  • No USB hub.
  • Discreet interest, especially for gamers, of an Ultra HD definition on a monitor of “only” 24 inches.

BenQ XR3501

The XR3501 sees things in very big, since it displays a diagonal of 35 inches (89 cm) and, especially, a curve much more marked than that of competing models. But it is especially his abilities at stake that interest us because, after all, this is what he intends.

34 inches, it was already quite impressive, and even if the difference is not significant, 35 inches, it is necessarily a little more and it leaves little room for bi-screen. The definition embedded in this slab is however only 2560×1080 px, against 3440×1440 px for the Samsung S34E790C, for example.

The plastic frame around the matte slab is relatively thick and the overall design is quite massive. We are far from the light aspect of Samsung and LG models.

Finally, the power consumption of the XR3501 is surprisingly good: only 29 W when the screen is set to 150 cd / m². This gives a relative consumption of only 65 W / m², a very economical value that corresponds to about $7.5 per year for use 8 hours a day, 5 days out of 7.

BenQ XR3501 Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good responsiveness.
  • Excellent colorimetric.
  • Deep blacks.
  • Refresh rate at 144 Hz.
Cons
  • No BFI.
  • Limited screen orientation.
  • Slight light leaks.

Samsung CHG90 QLED

Recently we had the opportunity to test the gaming monitor CHG90 from Samsung, one of the most impressive PC screens in the market by its size and format. 49 inches for a 32: 9 format, ie a good big immersive slap especially for car games. But let’s take a closer look at how all this looks like.
This monitor is equipped with Quantum Dot technology and it therefore benefits from the name QLED. It manages to cover 125% of the sRGB color spectrum and 95% of the DCI-P3 film standard, in order to offer an extremely wide color range. Note also that there is a 32-inch model in 16: 9 format, which is also differentiated by its resolution: 2560 x 1440 pixels (WQHD).
And indeed, when we are in front of this screen, it has something to impress. Tested with Project Cars, we imagine the relevance of this screen 32: 9 on aviation simulations or on FPS like Battlefield 1 for example, since the improved field of vision gives a definite advantage. Moreover, Samsung tells us that developers and publishers are at work to make compatible about twenty headlines with this image format.

Samsung CHG90 QLED Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good responsiveness.
  • Excellent colorimetric.
  • Deep blacks.
  • Refresh rate at 144 Hz.
Cons
  • Its high price

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