The Best Gaming Monitors 2020

Austinturner

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It looks to me that 27-inch monitors once the "go-to-panels" for gaming are essentially out! The new deal being 32-inch panels or even more real estate and especially with the now fully capable 3000 series GPU's having hit the market. I also think that for much increased immersion (and marketing-sales) that game developers will be pushing or designing games for bigger and better monitors. From my observation going from a 27" to a 32" display in gaming is a huge WOW difference and fully worth it.
I’m using my older 27” 4k60 LG monitor and waiting patiently for a great 32” 4k120 monitor, I was definitely thinking to upgrade from 27 to 32 would be worth it, so good to hear it makes a difference!

But now that I have an LG C9, I’m disappointed that there are no monitors that come close to the oled TVs. Tim says wait for next year, but I’m thinking we won’t see something as good as the latest OLEDs in 32” for maybe 3 years? I think they have to get some kind of per pixel lighting technology without burn in to be mainstream first?
 

hahahanoobs

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I just returned the PX277 Prime and went back to my XL2430T.
If you're coming from a fast TN, the slower pixel response of the Prime will annoy you. Spend the extra money for something better.
 

Nargg

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I don't see mention of G-Sync in this article. Given the 3080 target, which level of G-Sync do each of these monitors support (Ultimate/G-Sync/Compatible?) Or is there no mention because of a belief there is no longer any material difference between them and/or FreeSync?
G-Sync is history. nVidia gave it up a year ago. Moved to the standard freesync that almost all new monitors support now.
 

Nargg

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Curved monitors are stupid. There's no need for them, they are just a marketing ploy for the *****s.
 

Biostud

Posts: 57   +23
It looks to me that 27-inch monitors once the "go-to-panels" for gaming are essentially out! The new deal being 32-inch panels or even more real estate and especially with the now fully capable 3000 series GPU's having hit the market. I also think that for much increased immersion (and marketing-sales) that game developers will be pushing or designing games for bigger and better monitors. From my observation going from a 27" to a 32" display in gaming is a huge WOW difference and fully worth it. New Benchmarking: Alienware 38" Monitor AW3821DW with 3840x1600 at 144Hz G-SYNC ULTIMATE and Display HDR. I never owned a Dell Alienware monitor (not being able to afford it) but these kind of specifications (not the brand in particular) looks like a future proofing purchase. Reality Bites: For now however I am back in my 'basement command center' sporting my trusty Walmart Samsung 24" monitor playing Bulletstorm. Perhaps one day my ship will come in? But for today Mom upstairs is baking a 'Cherry Pie' and that is all today that counts for me.

Going from a six years old korea IPS 1440p 60Hz 27" to G9 49" 240hz brings something of a WOW difference too ;)
 
Between the MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD 27" and the Xiaomi Mi Curved 34" which one will give me a better experience for AAA gaming, multiplayer gaming(playing for fun and not competitively) and media consumption??
 

StrikerRocket

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Between the MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD 27" and the Xiaomi Mi Curved 34" which one will give me a better experience for AAA gaming, multiplayer gaming(playing for fun and not competitively) and media consumption??

I just bought a MSI MAG274QRF-QD, received it on Tuesday 23rd, so 3 days ago, and having read the reviews, it looks like it's the best, or at least among the best 27" fast IPS panels right now. Colours are great once calibrated, response times are insane and uniformity is very good on my sample. It has IPS glow, but this will not come as a surprise, my "old" Asus PA279Q had it too, but it's response time was too slow as it is a content creation oriented monitor. If you can find one, the MSI is top notch. They were in stock for less than a week in France, now they're all gone! I was lucky I could get my hands on one, with a rebate too! :) Good huntin'!