Gaming monitors are a lot different from normal monitors. Whiles most of the differences can be seen in refresh rates of these monitors, but there are differences in response times, panel quality and some other things like being able to overclock these monitor. Yes, you can overclock a gaming monitor by turning their refresh rates up.
Refresh rates are nothing other than just frames per seconds that a monitor can show. 120Hz means the monitor can show 120 frames per seconds, and 144Hz means the monitor can show 144 frames per second and so on.
Let us take a look at some of the best gaming monitors in the market right now.
Top 5 Best Gaming Monitors 2016
ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q
Consider this the king crown holder of the current gaming monitors. ASUS ROG Swift is a beautiful and a large 34-inch curved ultrawide gaming monitor. This monitor has a resolution of 3440×1440 pixels, and it can work with a refresh rate of up to 100Hz. This monitor comes with the Nvidia G-Sync technology which can be used by compatible Nvidia GPUs in your gaming PC to check on the tearing that happens due to high frame rates of the games. The monitor sells at around $1200.
This monitor comes with the Nvidia G-Sync technology which can be used by compatible Nvidia GPUs in your gaming PC to check on the tearing that happens due to high frame rates of the games. The monitor sells at around $1200. Though it is an expensive monitor but it is definitely one of the best gaming monitors you can buy in 2016.
Acer Predator X34
The Acer Predator X34 is one of the best monitors available in the curved ultrawide form factor and just like the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG348Q this is also a monitor with an IPS panel of size 34-inches.
You get a response time of 4ms on this thing, and it can go up to 100Hz when it comes to refresh rate which is the current standard for ultrawide monitors. The support for G-sync also adds up to the specs to make it a great choice as a gaming monitor.
This monitor provides you a good 27-inch of IPS screen real estate and has a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels, and it can clock the refresh rate up to 165Hz which makes this screen one of the best choices for under $1000 price tag.
It comes with a response time of 4ms. You will also find G-Sync support on this monitor which is another great advantage.
We cannot miss adding a product from BenQ if we are talking about gaming monitors. Not only does BenQ make great monitors, but they are loved by many gaming professionals around the world. The BenQ XL2430T is a 24-inch TN panel monitor that comes with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. It has a refresh rate of 144Hz which makes it one of the best monitors at this price with a response time of 1ms. It is price around $330-$350 normally.
The BenQ XL2430T is a 24-inch TN panel monitor that comes with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. It has a refresh rate of 144Hz which makes it one of the best monitors at this price with a response time of 1ms. It is available in the market for around $340.
I didn’t want to make this post an “Asus fest” hence I looked up some other monitors and found out that ViewSonic makes some pretty solid gaming monitors as well. The ViewSonic XG2401 is a great gaming monitor and it comes with a 24-inch TN panel with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels.
It can provide a refresh rate up to 144Hz and provides a very low response time of 1ms. This is a great monitor if you have an AMD GPU since it comes with FreeSync which is just like Nvidia G-Sync but for AMD.
It will help you play games with high FPS without any sort of onscreen tearing. It sells for a price of $260-$280 depending on seller and availability.
These were some of the best gaming monitors that you can buy in their respective price ranges. You will definitely find many other options as the gaming monitor market has been flooded with a plethora of options.
If I were to buy a gaming monitor, I would go with the Asus PG279Q as it provides the best value for the price that it sells for. But other options listed here are just as good. So, which is the best gaming monitor according to you? Do let us know by leaving a comment below.