Best Gaming Monitors

Best Gaming Monitors Justified Review 3

Choosing a good Monitor is very important. Because it makes no sense if you buy a power dripping processor and a muscular graphics card and use them with an ordinary monitor. A gaming monitor has many extra features that make them very different and powerful than ordinary monitors. Following are the 3 best gaming monitors which will provide you with a fantastic experience while gaming

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ASUS ROG SWIFT PG248Q

First of at number three in our list of Best gaming Monitors is The Asus ROG PG248Q which is an upgraded version of MG248Q. The PG248Q provides an extra feature of G-Sync. If you have a NVIDIA graphics card then this monitor is a good pick at this price. The G-Sync technology helps in the elimination of screen tearing and stuttering which ultimately helps in delivering a smooth gaming experience.

The monitor has 1 Dp 1.2 (Display Port) input, which supports NVIDIA G-Sync, 1 HDMI 1.4 port and 2 USB 3.0 ports.

The OSD (On Screen Display) appears on the bottom right side of the bezel. They can be controlled by a couple of buttons, which are located on the rear side of the monitor. The controller with a couple of buttons also has a small joystick which helps for navigation purposes in the OSD.

On the bottom where the neck joins the stand there is an LED illumination which enhances the look of the monitor.

Specifications

Resolution

24 inch Full HD 1920 x 1080

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Bezel

Refresh Rate

DisplayPort: 2560x1440(up to 165Hz)
HDMI: 2560x1440(60Hz)
Overclockable upto 180Hz.

Ergonomics

Tilt : +20°~-5°
Swivel : +60°~-60°
Pivot : 0°~+90°
Height Adjustment : 0~120 mm

Response Time

1ms gray-to-gray (GTG)

Cable management

1. Best G-Sync monitor available at this price
2. Has a good response time because of TN Panel
3. Has a good Refresh rate. 180Hz
4. Cable management is good
1. Has TN panel, therefore viewing angles are not good
2. Only 24 inches, could have been more

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DELL S2716DG

The Dell S2716DG has a minimalistic design, different from other gaming monitors that look all flashy. This is a good monitor for those who like gaming and also prefer a  simple design. The monitor has a very thin bezel, therefore, it is a good option if you are looking for a multi-monitor gaming display.

The monitor has 1 DP 1.2a (Display Port)1 HDMI port1 USB 3.0 upstream4 USB 3.0 downstream.

To run the monitor in 2560 x 1440 @ 144Hz and to use G-Sync functionality the DisplayPort input needs to be used. The HDMI supports 2560 x 1440 resolution at 60Hz. The AMD GPU users can run the monitor at 2560 x 1440 @ 144Hz but without the functionalities of G-Sync.

Specifications

Resolution

27 inch 2560 x 1440

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Bezel

Refresh Rate

144HZ

Ergonomics

Tilt : +21°~-5°
Swivel: +45°~-45°
Pivot : 0°~+90°
Height Adjustment: 0~130 mm

Response Time

1ms gray-to-gray (GTG)

Cable management

1. Good contrast even without an IPS display
2. G-Sync improves the gaming experience
3. Very low input lag
1. Viewing angles are not that good due to TN displays
2. Very Minimalistic design. Some gamers might not like. I personally like it

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ACER PREDATOR XB271HU

The Acer Predator XB271HU, unlike other displays mentioned in this article, has an IPS Panel. As we know IPS panel (More info on IPS and TN at the bottom) has a disadvantage, that is it produces ghosting effectBut Acer Predator XB271HU, though has a response time of 4ms, comes with a feature called Overdrive. This feature makes the pixel transition faster.

The monitor supports G-Sync technology. So this monitor is the best pick for Nvidia GPU users. The Monitor has 1 HDMI 1.4 port1 DisplayPort 1.2 port. To run the monitor on full refresh rate and use the G-Sync functionality, the DisplayPort is the option as HDMI port cannot handle it.

The Monitor also provides with a 3.5mm audio port, for headphones. There are total 5 USB 3.0 ports of which one functions as an upstream port.

Specifications

Resolution

27 inch 2560 x 1440

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Bezel

Refresh Rate

144Hz
Overclockable up to 165Hz

Ergonomics

Tilt : +35°~-5°
Swivel: +30°~-30°
Pivot : 0°~+90°
Height Adjustment: 0~150 mm

Response Time

4ms gray-to-gray (GTG)

Cable management

1. Thin Bezel, looks very good and best if using a multi-monitor
2. IPS display, gives an awesome picture quality
3. G-Sync supported all the way upto 165Hz
4. Good gaming performance
1. Never use the built-in speakers
2. The OSD button qualities are bad
3. A bit expensive

Some Information on Display Panel

Some people are confused when they come across the terms like LED, LCD, IPS, TN, etc. The truth is, the monitors that we use are all LCDs. When we say an LED monitor it is actually an LCD which is backlit with an LED. So LED is a Backlit technology. So what are IPS and TN? IPS and TN are different types of LCDs. Following is a detailed information on both.

IPS

IPS( In-Plane-Switching) is a technology introduced for LCDs.They overcame the disadvantages of TN panels by increasing the viewing angle and color reproduction. But a big disadvantage of  IPS panel is its response time. The Response time is higher than TN. Therefore IPS panels are best preferred by creative professionals as they produce better and accurate colors. But There are few IPS Panels that have less response time, so in the future, we might have an IPS Panel that would also be preferred by professional gamers.

TN

TN( Twisted Nematic ) is another technology introduced for LCDs. These panels have less response time than IPS panels. Therefore they are preferred by professional gamers. As mentioned in the IPS section they are poor with view angle and color reproduction. Hence creative professional avoids these panels. But most monitors have TN Panels as they are less expensive. These Panels are preferred for entertainment purposes.

These are our picks for best gaming monitors Now If you are looking for in-depth information on Displays and Panels which is easy to understand, then refer to this link.

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