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 ROG Strix XG27AQ, which you can even overclock to 170 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 to make games run even smoother. Third place goes to the Gigabyte M32U, which not only shines with a 4K resolution.
Best 144Hz monitor: ASUS XG27AQ
The best monitor with 144 Hz is the ROG Strix XG27AQ from ASUS. It can even be overclocked to 170 Hz, which creates an even better gaming experience. It is also FreeSync and G-SYNC compatible and has a response time of 1 ms. In addition, the IPS panel ensures brilliant colors. The monitor can be adjusted well and has a very wide viewing angle. The XG27AQ can also be used well in brightly lit rooms. Unfortunately, you will not find an HDMI 2.1 port and the contrast ratio could be better.
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.
Gaming in 4K: Gigabyte M32U
- 4K resolution
- 2x HDMI 2.1
- Response time 1ms
- Mediocre contrast ratio
- Bad local dimming
The Gigabyte M32U is the best gaming monitor with a 4K resolution and 144 Hz. It has two HDMI 2.1 ports and can therefore exploit the full potential of the latest gaming consoles. That means 4K gaming at 120 Hz on the Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5. The fast response time, wide viewing angle and decent peak brightness leave hardly anything to be desired. Only in very dark rooms HDR content does not always come into its own because it has a low contrast and poor black uniformity.
144Hz monitors in comparison
Best 144Hz monitor
ViewSonic Elite XG270QG
|Size||27 Inch||27 Inch||32 Inch|
|Resolution||WQHD (2560 x 1440px)||QHD (2560 x 1440px)||UHD (3840 x 2160px)|
|Contrast||1.000 :1||1000:1||1.000 :1|