1080p remains a very popular resolution for budget monitor buyers, and at the higher end, 1080p also offers a great experience for competitive gamers thanks to super high refresh rates.
Screen tear or input lag? To vsync or not to vsync? For the longest time, this was an either-or question in the PC gaming space. You could either have a tear-free, properly frame-paced image or low input latency. But here's a trick to try.
TechSpot's Best Monitors guide gets you top-level recommendations for professionals, enthusiast products that are great for work and play, monitors designed purely for gaming, and some noteworthy budget options.
The LG 34GN850 is the company's latest 34" 3440 x 1440 ultrawide display and the successor to the best performing ultrawide we tested a few years back. The 34GN850 iterates on that winning formula with notable improvements, including their latest 1ms Nano IPS tech.
This is one of the most heavily requested monitor reviews we've had in quite some time. The Samsung Odyssey G7 sports a 2560 x 1440 resolution, 240Hz refresh rate, VA panel, 1000R curvature and even some DisplayHDR 600 functionality. Part of the anticipation comes from this next generation Samsung VA panel that can handle a 240Hz refresh rate.
We continue our look into the latest generation of high-refresh IPS gaming monitors with a review of the Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM. This affordable monitor can "overclock" from 240 Hz to 280 Hz and also features ELMB-Sync support, which allows you to use backlight strobing and adaptive sync at the same time.
The LG 27GN750 is a very compelling product, using the same 1ms-class IPS technology we've tested before but bringing to a new 27-inch 1080p 240Hz panel. This gives us another option in the high-end 1080p monitor market and one that, thanks to IPS, could be a really convincing buy.
For 2020 we've decided to take a different route for recommending gaming monitors. With such a vast array of options, we've recognized a few segments that deserve our full attention. Today's guide will cover exclusively 1440p gaming monitors which is perhaps the most mainstream and popular category.