Until now, it hasn't made sense to write a guide about the best HDR monitors for gaming, but it feels like we're finally starting to see some momentum with some noteworthy contenders.
The Sony Inzone M9 marks the company's comeback to the gaming monitor market with a 27" 4K IPS 144Hz display with some PlayStation flair, plus affordable HDR capabilities.
The Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX is a latest generation, true HDR monitor. One of the first ever 32-inch 4K 144Hz monitors and one of the few gaming monitors with a mini-LED full array local dimming backlight.
The Acer Predator X35 packs the same specs as Asus' ROG PG35VQ which we recently called the best monitor we'd ever tested, because it uses the same panel. It's a 35-inch ultrawide 3440 x 1440 VA panel with up to a 200 Hz refresh rate, 1800R curvature, proper HDR and G-Sync Ultimate support.
Like a lot of professional monitors, the Asus ProArt PA32UC does not come cheap at $2,000. And yet, it could be the ultimate professional monitor and I don't say that lightly. Pro-grade monitors need to be top-notch quality to get a recommendation, and the PA32UC is packed with nearly every feature a creator might require for both SDR and HDR work.
Today we're looking at a really ridiculous product, the Philips Momentum 43. Also known as the 436M6VBPAB, the Momentum 43 is a 43-inch 4K HDR "monitor." It's not a TV according to Philips, but a monitor, so apparently they think some people are interested in such a massive display for their PC.
In the realm of gaming monitors, the long awaited Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ is something truly special. This is the first G-Sync HDR monitor on the market, sporting top-of-the-line specs like a 4K, 144Hz IPS panel with 1000 nits of peak brightness and 384-zone backlighting.
FreeSync 2 is AMD's monitor technology for the next generation of HDR gaming displays. After an explainer on FreeSync 2, now we are testing one of these monitors for some gaming, and telling you if they're worth buying right now.