The best
144Hz monitors

The frame rate makes the difference

Many specifications of a monitor are important for good gaming performance. One of these properties is the refresh rate, which is specified in hertz. The higher it is, the smoother a game runs. Of course, this requires the right hardware in the computer, but then nothing stands in the way of a smooth gaming experience. We have summarized which monitors are best suited for this here.

Our first place goes to the ASUS TUF VG27AQ, which can even be overclocked to 165 Hz. Thanks to its native FreeSync, an excellent response time and a very low input lag, gaming with this monitor is simply fun. Second place goes to the ViewSonic Elite XG270QG, which scores especially with its native G-SYNC. It can also be overclocked to 165Hz so that games run even smoother. Third place goes to the Acer Nitro XV340CK, which not only shines with a UWQHD resolution.

Best 144Hz monitor: ASUS VG27AQ

  • IPS panel
  • Price
  • no HDMI 2.1 port
Refresh rate
Response time

The best monitor with 144HZ is the TUF Gaming Monitor VG27AQ from ASUS. It can even be overclocked up to 165Hz, creating an even better gaming experience. It also comes with native FreeSync, a G-SYNC compatibility, as well as a response time of 1ms and ensures brilliant colors with its IPS panel. The monitor can also be adjusted well and also has a very wide viewing angle. The VG27AQ can also be used well in brightly lit rooms. Unfortunately, you will look in vain for an HDMI 2.1 port here as well, and even though it supports HDR10, you won’t see much difference with SDR content.

With native G-SYNC: ViewSonic Elite XG270QG

  • Great response time
  • Low input lag
  • Good reflection behavior
  • Wide viewing angle
  • Poor color accuracy out of the box
  • Cannot produce deep blacks

A good alternative with 144Hz is the Elite XG270QG from ViewSonic. It has a very good motion handling, as well as a response time of 1ms, native G-Sync and the monitor can be overclocked up to 165Hz. Unfortunately, you have to do without HDR support and it also has to be calibrated properly after purchase, since it comes with poor color accuracy out of the box. The wide viewing angle allows two people to play games on the screen or watch movies and videos together without having to reckon with losses.

For more space on the screen: Acer XV340CK

  • UWQHD resolution
  • VRR support
  • Response time 1ms
  • Mediocre contrast ratio
  • Does not get bright enough to mitigate reflections

144Hz can also be found in UWQHD monitors, such as the Nitro XV340CK from Acer. It brings with it an IPS panel, as well as low input lag, VRR support, native FreeSync, and G-SYNC compatibility. The large screen area makes it easy to have multiple windows open at once, making multitasking a breeze. Its ergonomic features are also impressive, as it can even be rotated 360 degrees. Unfortunately, the contrast leaves something to be desired due to the IPS panel, which is why it is not so well suited for dark rooms.

144Hz monitors compared

Best 144Hz monitor
ViewSonic Elite XG270QG
ViewSonic Elite XG270QG
Acer XV340CK
Acer XV340CK
Size 27 Inch 27 Inch 34 Inch
Resolution WQHD (2560 x 1440px) QHD (2560 x 1440px) UWQHD (3440 x 1440px)
Format 16:9 16:9 21:9
Refresh rate 165Hz 144Hz 144 Hz
Response time 1ms 1ms 1ms
Display type Flat Flat Flat
G Sync
Contrast 1000:1 1000:1 1000:1
Jack 3.5mm
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