Best Gaming Monitors 2018

When it comes to gaming on a PC, your experience can only be as good as the monitor sitting in front of you. There are a lot of specs to look at when it comes to deciding on the perfect monitor for you. So here is our list of gaming monitors that will take your gaming experience to the next level.

In order to help you pick your favorite monitor out of our recommendations, please check out our article about how to choose the perfect monitor.

1. LG – 27UD69P-W

  • 3840 x 2160p
  • FreeSync
  • IPS Display

The LG 27UD69P-W is a sleek looking monitor that has some impressive technology under the hood. The 4K 27” IPS display looks in one word, beautiful. The high pixel density mixed with this IPS panel makes for a great combination. This monitor also includes AMD’s FreeSync technology to help eliminate screen tearing. Note you will need an AMD GPU to utilize FreeSync. If you are looking for a workstation grade monitor that can also game, this is the choice for you.

2. BenQ EL2870U

  • 3840 x 2160p
  • HDR
  • FreeSync
  • 1ms Response Time

The BenQ EL2870U is impressive for the price to performance ratio it offers. This 28” 4K monitor strides to take all of the features an enthusiast would want and deliver it in an affordable package. This monitor also includes AMD’s FreeSync technology and boast 1ms GTG response time. Note you will need an AMD GPU to utilize FreeSync. One thing to look out for is in order to use the FreeSync on this monitor you will need to purchase a separate Display Port cable as the monitor does not provide one.

3. ASUS – ROG Swift 34″

  • 3440 x 1440p
  • Ultrawide
  • 100Hz Refresh Rate
  • GSync

The ASUS ROG Swift at 34” and a 21:9 aspect ratio monitor is the largest monitor on the list. This ultrawide monitor has a 3440 x 1440p resolution at 100Hz. Asus also decided to include Nvidia’s GSync technology to help eliminate screen tearing. Note you will need a Nvidia GPU to be able to utilize GSync. If you are looking for a single monitor setup, then this monitor may be the perfect choice for you.

4. Dell Gaming S2716DGR

  • 2560 x 1440p
  • 144Hz Refresh Rate
  • GSync
  • 1ms Response Time

The Dell S2716DGR offers some impressive gaming performance. 2560 x 1440p resolution makes it a standard 16:9 aspect ratio but has some key features that give it an edge. This monitor can deliver 144Hz refresh rate at 1ms response time (when using Fast mode), which can drastically improve your gaming experience. Dell also incorporated Nvidia’s GSync technology which will help eliminate screen tearing during your gaming session. Note you will need a Nvidia GPU to utilize GSync. With a high pixel density, 144Hz refresh rate, and GSync, this monitor is very appealing, and one to consider for your next gaming monitor.

5. Acer Predator XB271HU

  • 2560 x 1440p
  • 144Hz Refresh Rate
  • GSync
  • IPS Display

The Acer Predator XB271HU is a very gamer focused monitor. The built-in stand is designed with aggressive angles and a red and black color scheme that fits into any gamer’s aesthetic. Both the stand and the display both look beautiful. With the clear focus being on gamers, Acer does not disappoint with this monitor. The 2560 x 1440p resolution on a 27” display gives the perfect balance between resolution and screen size for gaming. All while being able to push 144Hz and include GSync to help eliminate screen tearing. The IPS display allows for the monitor to have great viewing angles and amazing color accuracy. If you are looking for a great all-around monitor, this is a monitor to consider.

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