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Best Gaming Monitors 2019

13th August 2019
Selecting the right gaming monitor is important for any gamer. A monitor is the one part of your set-up that will last longer than most, especially if you pick one of the latest offerings on the market. With the development of games pushing visuals to the limit, you need a monitor that will display every crisp detail in all its glory. With so many options out there, it's hard to pick a monitor that will please every desire. However, there are many things you must ask yourself when buying the best gaming monitor for you.

What To Look For In A Gaming Monitor?

With a variety of features and sizes demanding a diversity of prices, choosing the best gaming monitor for you is down to balancing out the various aspects. These are the things you must consider:
  • Resolution: Do you want Full HD 1080p, 1440p QHD (2K) or 2160p (UHD/4K)? This will also depend on the limitations of your hardware as only the most powerful GPUs can push over 30 FPS on UHD screens. You must balance performance with visual quality.
  • Refresh Rate: Choose from 60Hz, 144Hz and 240Hz to decide how often you want your monitor to refresh the displayed image per second. Again, ensure your graphics card can handle games at high frame rates.
  • Adaptive Sync: AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-SYNC are being included in newer monitors, offering you no screen tearing in games. Check which graphics card you have to select the adaptive sync for you.
  • Panel Technology: The two most common panels available are: Twisted Nematic (TN) and In-Plane Switching (IPS). IPS offers a more vibrant visual quality and better viewing angles. TN panels give players faster response times. Vertical Alignment (VA) is a middle ground option offering the best contrast and image depth, typically used for general computer set-ups rather than gaming.
  • Response Time: The lower the response time, the smoother the camera movements will be on screen. Higher response times will lead to motion blur. TN panels offer 1ms while IPS panels can go as low as 4ms. It's up to you which you prefer.
The following monitors take everything into account, offering you the best gaming monitors on the market.

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q

Features:
  • 27" Display
  • IPS Panel
  • 2560x1440 Resolution
  • NVIDIA G-Sync
  • 4ms Response Time
  • 165Hz Refresh Rate
  • HDMI/DisplayPort Connectivity
Considered by many to be the best gaming monitor right now, the Asus ROG Swift PG279Q has everything you need for high-end gaming. The PG2279Q offers a perfect 2K resolution making games look sharp without too much stress on your GPU. The higher refresh rate is better than current 4K displays and the Swift also offers 100% scaling in Windows. If you have an NVIDIA GPU, then this is the ultimate gaming monitor for you.

ASUS VP28UQG

Features:
  • 28" Display
  • TN Panel
  • 3840x2160 Resolution
  • Adaptive-Sync/FreeSync
  • 1ms Response Time
  • 60Hz Refresh Rate
  • HDMI/DisplayPort Connectivity
The first 4K monitor on the list, the ASUS VP28UQG is designed to offer incredible visuals. A pixel density of 157PPI presents photo-realistic visuals alongside sharp, crisp text ensuring every part of your game is displayed as it should be. The rapid response 1ms TN panel eliminates motion blur and smearing allowing you to act instinctively to every action you make. AMD GPUs will benefit from FreeSync to eradicate screen tearing and choppy frame rates.

ASUS PB277Q

Features:
  • 27" Display
  • TN Panel
  • WQHD Resolution 2560x1440
  • 1ms Response Time
  • 75Hz Refresh Rate
  • VGA/DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort Connectivity
ASUS continues to push the bar to include their innovative technologies to produce incredible visual experiences. The ASUS PB277Q packs features such as SplendidPlus that optimises videos and images with enhanced colour brightness, contrast and sharpness alongside Low-blue light and Flicker-free technologies to reduce eye strain during those long gaming sessions. Choose the optimum mode for you - including Reading, Darkroom, sRGB and Night View - in this excellent 2K TN panel monitor which lifelike visuals at a superb 1ms response time.

BENQ EL2870U

Features:
  • 27.9" Display
  • TN Panel
  • 4K UHD 3840x2160 Resolution
  • AMD FreeSync
  • 1ms Response Time
  • 60Hz Refresh Rate
  • HDMI/DisplayPort Connectivity
The BenQ El2870U combines 4K HDR resolution with a 1ms response time to display the sharpest details of your games. The HDR combines smoothly with Brightness Intelligence Plus Technology to gently soften bright areas so nobody can ambush you online without warning. Players can switch between four levels of HDR and BI+ modes so you can balance contrast and vibrancy for the most comfortable viewing experience. With 1ms response times and AMD FreeSync, this is an excellent gaming monitor.

IIYAMA PROLITE E2783QSU-B1

Features:
  • 27" Display
  • TN Panel
  • QHD 2560x1440 Resolution
  • FreeSync
  • 1ms Response Time
  • 70Hz Refresh Rate
  • DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort Connectivity
Another superb 2K monitor choice, the iiYama ProLite E2783QSU-B1 is perfect for the demanding gamer. The WQHD resolution also offers superb 1ms response times allowing you to react to every little moment. Use the iiYama Advanced Contrast Ratio which automatically adjusts contrast and brightness of your screen for the perfect picture quality for gaming. Motion blur during fast graphics is completely removed thanks to the superb OverDrive feature.

ACER KG241

Features:
  • 24" Display
  • TN Panel
  • Full HD 1920x1080 Resolution
  • AMD FreeSync
  • 1ms Response Time
  • 144Hz Refresh Rate
  • HDMI/ DVI/ DisplayPort Connectivity
The Acer KG241 comes equipped with the latest technology offering an impressive 144Hz refresh rate alongside AMD FreeSync and 1ms response times giving you fast visuals so you can stay ahead of the competition. This Full HD monitor is perfect for those long gaming sessions as Acer BlueLightShield technology allowing you to game for longer without strain or discomfort.

AOC GAMING C27G

Features:
  • 27" Display
  • VA Panel
  • Full HD 1920x1080 Resolution
  • AMD FreeSync
  • 1ms Response Time
  • 144Hz Refresh Rate
  • 1800R Curvature
  • VGA/ DisplayPort/HDMI Connectivity
For a middle-ground option for casual gamers, you can depend on VA displays such as the AOC C27G1. This Full HD offering gives you a good refresh rate of 144Hz combined with 1ms response and FreeSync to give you an excellent gaming display. The curved design makes it perfect for setting up three monitors for the complete battle station.

AOC AGON AG352UCG6

Features:
  • 35" Display
  • MVA Panel
  • UWQHD 3440x1440 Resolution
  • NVIDIA G-SYNC
  • 4ms Response Time
  • 120Hz Refresh Rate
  • 1800R Curvature
  • HDMI/DisplayPort/USB Connectivity
For a high-end gaming monitor from AOC, the AGON AG352UCG6 allows you to play in style. This QHD curved monitor offers an ultra-fast 120Hz refresh rate which eliminates screen tear to offer you the smoothest gameplay experience and stunning picture quality. True 8-bit colour ensures wide colour palette to display natural-looking images. Anyone looking for a truly immersive experience should seriously consider the AGON AG352UCG6.

BENQ ZOWIE RL2455

Features:
  • 24" Display
  • TN Panel
  • 1920x1080 Resolution
  • 1ms Response Time
  • 75Hz Refresh Rate
  • D-sub/DVI/HDMI Connectivity
A budget option on our list, but still offering a superb experience, the BenQ Zowie is a monitor designed for e-Sports. The Full HD resolution offers a great 75Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time. The Black eQualizer increases your visibility in the dark without overexposing brighter areas. While most monitors on this list have been designed for gaming PCs, the Zowie is also the best gaming monitor for the PS4, taking your console gaming experience to the next level.

MSI OPTIX MAG271CQR

Features:
  • 27" Display
  • VA Panel
  • WQHD 2560x1440 Resolution
  • AMD FreeSync
  • 1ms Response Time
  • 144Hz Refresh Rate
  • 1800R Curvature
  • HDMI/DisplayPort/USB Connectivity
For an immersive gaming experience, the curved MSI Optix MAG271CQR is one of the best on the market. The WQHD display makes games look better with smooth responses thanks to the 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. The Gaming on-screen display app allows you to configure your monitor to the ultimate settings. With a 178 degree wide viewing angle, enjoy supreme comfort as you rise to the top of the leaderboard.

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