The best
Gaming monitors
compared

The monitors for the best gaming performance

The graphics of video games are becoming more and more sophisticated and of course you want to enjoy these graphics accordingly. Of course, this always requires that the appropriate hardware is installed in the PC, because with an old graphics card, even the most expensive and best monitor will not provide you with a correspondingly good picture. However, if you already have one of the best graphics cards on the market and are looking for a monitor that gets the most out of your hardware, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve picked out the three best gaming monitors that are currently available.

Our winners are similar in many respects and if you find something negative, it is complaining on a high level. However, the Samsung Odyssey G7 wins with its high-quality build and top-notch scores that every gamer dreams of. Second place goes to the Gigabyte M32U, which is the powerhouse in 4K. The “taillight” here is the ViewSonic Elite XG270QG, whose Elite series is specifically tailored to gamers. Particularly positive is the native G-Sync from NVIDIA, which works well with graphics cards with the same name.

Best The best gaming monitor: Samsung Odyssey G7

  • FreeSync Premium Pro
  • 1000R camber radius
  • HDR
  • Game Mode
  • no HDMI 2.1 port
Panel
VA
Refresh rate
240Hz
Response time
1ms
HDR

The best gaming monitor for the Xbox Series X is Samsung’s Odyssey G7. It delivers a good picture due to the QHD resolution, even though the 1000R curvature requires some getting used to at first. The VA panel also delivers very solid contrast and deep blacks, which is why you can use it very well in dark rooms.

Gamers will be interested in the 240Hz refresh rate, a 1ms response time, and support for both FreeSync and G-Sync. Although the Samsung still lacks the HDMI 2.1 port to tease everything out of the new console generation, it is still possible to gamble excellently on this monitor with the PS5 or Xbox Series X.

Unfortunately, as with most VA panel monitors, viewing angles are mediocre, making the G7 not the best option for playing co-op games or sharing content. The monitor has a USB hub with two USB 3.0 ports and RGB bias lighting on the back of the monitor. It also has a Picture-in-Picture mode that allows two input signals to be displayed at the same time – ideal for watching a movie or series while gaming. All in all, the Samsung is a great monitor for the Xbox Series X and should please most people.

 

Gaming in 4K: Gigabyte M32U

  • 4K resolution
  • 144 Hz
  • HDMI 2.1
  • KVM function
  • HDR too weak in dark rooms

The best gaming monitor with the highest resolution is the Gigabyte M32U. 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. Gaming on the PC is even possible at 144 Hz, and it is FreeSync and G-Sync compatible on top of that.

The fast response time, a wide viewing angle and a decent peak brightness leave hardly anything to be desired. Only in very dark rooms does HDR content not always come into its own, as it has low contrast and poor black uniformity.

Another special feature is the KVM function, which allows connecting a mouse and keyboard to the screen and controlling various connected devices from there.

G-Sync at 165 Hz: ViewSonic Elite XG270QG

  • 165 Hz
  • NVIDIA G-Sync (native)
  • RGB lighting
  • Dark rooms

The ViewSonic Elite XG270QG is close on the heels of the other monitors and can score especially with its native NVIDIA G-Sync technology. Furthermore, the monitor delivers an ultra-fast picture with a maximum refresh rate of 165Hz and a response time of 1ms and can score with a good contrast as well as an extensive color space. The IPS panel can also display this wonderfully on the QHD screen, completely without tearing thanks to Adaptive Sync. In addition, the XG270QG comes with a colorful RGB lighting that perfectly accompanies your adventure.

Gaming monitors in comparison

Best The best gaming monitor
Samsung Odyssey G7
Samsung Odyssey G7
Gigabyte M32U
Gigabyte M32U
ViewSonic Elite XG270QG
ViewSonic Elite XG270QG
Size 32 Inch 32 Inch 27 Inch
Resolution WQHD (2560 x 1440px) UHD (3840 x 2160px) QHD (2560 x 1440px)
Format 16:9 16:9 16:9
Panel VA IPS IPS
Refresh rate 240Hz 144Hz 144Hz
Response time 1ms 1ms 1ms
Display type Curved Flat Flat
HDR
G Sync
FreeSync
Contrast 2500:1 1.000 :1 1000:1
Jack 3.5mm
$709.99*
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