The Best Gaming Monitors - Holidays 2023

There can't be so many bests. I may look up best snow blower and I get 10 picks....best electric, best for gravel, best for running into things, etc. I think the same holds true for monitors
 
I don't think I can ever use a 1080p display again. I remember 1920x1200 was nice at the time and those extra 120 vertical pixels did a ton for productivity. 1440p is nice but I really love 4k. I don't game at 4k but the screen real-estate that 4k gives you is is irreplaceable for productivity. If I could get 8k120 on a 55" display I would in a heartbeat.

FYI, to anyone thinking about using a TV as a monitor, 65" is too large, your neck will never forgive you. I find 55" to be perfect. That said, I'm looking at the LG c3OLED as my next display because my Samsung is dying and I think OLEDs have progressed to a point where burn in isn't a huge concern anymore. I paid $3800 for my Samsung 6 years ago. Back then OLEDs were still in the 5k range and at that price risking burn in wasn't worth it. At current OLED prices I'm willing to risk it.
 
Best 2k monitor as per the golden rule PRICE/performance/features is the lenovo y27q-20 (LG panel).
not even close the MSI ones...
 
The AW3423DWF monitor is a stellar choice, but its firmware ability is sort of a gimmick, offering "updates" that merely bring it close to the DW model's performance (full disclaimer, I own the DW model).

It costs more, but the DW's G-sync Ultimate module and somewhat superior HDR performance make the it better monitor - ignoring cost, of course. For me, G-sync Ultimate was worth the premium. It's just so smoooth and works flawlessly.

I would still opt for the DW today in hindsight.
 
In the "best value 1440p" the mentioned LG 27GR83Q is actually $350 everywhere, even on LG website currently.
 
The AW3423DWF monitor is a stellar choice, but its firmware ability is sort of a gimmick, offering "updates" that merely bring it close to the DW model's performance (full disclaimer, I own the DW model).

It costs more, but the DW's G-sync Ultimate module and somewhat superior HDR performance make the it better monitor - ignoring cost, of course. For me, G-sync Ultimate was worth the premium. It's just so smoooth and works flawlessly.

I would still opt for the DW today in hindsight.
I could never get into curved displays. I did not get a curved TV when they were getting popular, and sold my curved monitor after I realized it is destructing. Maybe if it was one of those ultra ultra wide displays Samsung sells, but otherwise no. These kinda sound right on paper, but using one was not the experience I was hoping for.
 
I could never get into curved displays. I did not get a curved TV when they were getting popular, and sold my curved monitor after I realized it is destructing. Maybe if it was one of those ultra ultra wide displays Samsung sells, but otherwise no. These kinda sound right on paper, but using one was not the experience I was hoping for.
You sold your monitor after you realized it was falling apart? That some top tier scum behavior.
 
I could never get into curved displays. I did not get a curved TV when they were getting popular, and sold my curved monitor after I realized it is destructing. Maybe if it was one of those ultra ultra wide displays Samsung sells, but otherwise no. These kinda sound right on paper, but using one was not the experience I was hoping for.

Curved TVs make no sense. You're sitting far away. Curved monitors should immerse you.
If you're buying a large monitor is it for the desktop real estate, or to be like that dork with the sore neck who sat in the front row at the cinema.

 
The AW3423DWF monitor is a stellar choice, but its firmware ability is sort of a gimmick, offering "updates" that merely bring it close to the DW model's performance (full disclaimer, I own the DW model).

It costs more, but the DW's G-sync Ultimate module and somewhat superior HDR performance make the it better monitor - ignoring cost, of course. For me, G-sync Ultimate was worth the premium. It's just so smoooth and works flawlessly.

I would still opt for the DW today in hindsight.
The reviewers and buyers disagree. G-Sync module benefits these days are so far and few that I would be surprised if anyone but professional reviewer would even notice the difference side-by-side.

It does however have many downsides. For example in Europe you cant even buy DW anymore as it's completely replaced by DWF - the superior version.

Also personally I like the DWF's black design much better than the DW's white that does not mix well with most setups people have.
 
The reviewers and buyers disagree. G-Sync module benefits these days are so far and few that I would be surprised if anyone but professional reviewer would even notice the difference side-by-side.

It does however have many downsides. For example in Europe you cant even buy DW anymore as it's completely replaced by DWF - the superior version.

Also personally I like the DWF's black design much better than the DW's white that does not mix well with most setups people have.
Idk bout "superior"
There's some gsync compatible displays that cutoff below 60Hz. Some are even 80Hz.
The module goes from 1 to max. They have better tone mapping too. Also pretty sure the module model does gync with full hdr brightness support.
 
The reviewers and buyers disagree. G-Sync module benefits these days are so far and few that I would be surprised if anyone but professional reviewer would even notice the difference side-by-side.

It does however have many downsides. For example in Europe you cant even buy DW anymore as it's completely replaced by DWF - the superior version.

Also personally I like the DWF's black design much better than the DW's white that does not mix well with most setups people have.
Freesync has a limited range. Gsync starts at 1Hz.

Freesync reduces tear. Gsync eliminates it.

The DWF model is capped at 120Hz natively for 10bit. The DW goes up to 144Hz.

The DWF is 165Hz; the DW is 175Hz. Not much of a difference, but still "superior".

I like the two-tone color, although I don't see the back of my monitor much. What I DO see is the nice glow from the RGB ring that illuminates the wall behind it. The DWF model has much less RGB lighting.

The biggest advantage, however, is that I have been enjoying this kick-*** monitor for 18 months... no DWF owner can claim that! But, both are great choices.
 
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I’d say the Acer XV275K is a better recommendation for 4k 27” gamers. Yes it has several quirks but you get used to them (including the clunky monitor controls), and if you stick to hdr, you rarely encounter them. And if you want a true hdr 4K high dpi experience for <$550, it’s the only option out there. You’d be getting an inferior experience with the M27U.
 
So, for the Asus ROG Swift PG27AQDM 21:9 ultra wide, it says that the monitor is 34" but we know that that is diagonally. Would the monitor have the same vertical size as a regular non-ultra wide monitor?

The curved stuff... ehhhh I dunno. It makes me nervous. lol

I sure wouldn't get one with an aggressive curve though.
 
So, for the Asus ROG Swift PG27AQDM 21:9 ultra wide, it says that the monitor is 34" but we know that that is diagonally. Would the monitor have the same vertical size as a regular non-ultra wide monitor?

The curved stuff... ehhhh I dunno. It makes me nervous. lol

I sure wouldn't get one with an aggressive curve though.
Yeah it's the same height as I think a 27in screen.
34in UW is 27in 16:9 widened. Idk what size 38in UW comes from.
I think that's how it goes I could be wrong.
 
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