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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. Nevertheless, ASUS’ ROG Strix XG279Q wins with its high-quality build and top-notch scores that every gamer dreams of. The second place is taken by ViewSonic’s XG270QG, whose Elite series is specifically tailored to gamers. Particularly positive here is the native G-Sync from NVIDIA, which works first-class together with graphics cards with the same name. The “taillight” here is LG’s 27GL850-B, which stands out positively especially with its nano IPS panel. In terms of price, it is also the cheapest, which is really a dream considering the outstanding performance.

Best The best gaming monitor: ASUS XG279Q

  • Response Time: 1ms
  • max Refresh Rate: 170Hz
  • HDR10
  • Color Space: sRGB and DCI-P3
  • Lighting effect: Aura Sync
  • Micro HDMI-Port
Refresh rate
144 Hz
Response time

Our test winner is the ROG Strix XG279Q from ASUS. It impresses with a terrific WQHD resolution of 2560×1440 pixels and offers immersive gameplay thanks to its IPS panel and a maximum refresh rate of 170Hz. The 1ms response time additionally ensures sharp gaming graphics with high frame rates, which is perfect for fast-paced games.

Ghosting and tearing are prevented thanks to Asus’ Extreme Low Motion Blur Sync (ELMB SYNC) technology, and Adaptive Sync technology delivers a smooth and fast gaming experience. In addition, the XG279Q is compatible with NVIDIA G-SYNC, so when paired with an NVIDIA graphics card, the picture is also smooth. HDR10 also delivers excellent contrast and color performance, which can shine especially in role-playing games.


G-Sync at 165 Hz: ViewSonic Elite XG270QG

  • NVIDIA G-Sync (native)
  • RGB lighting
  • dark rooms

The ViewSonic Elite XG270QG is close on the heels of the test winner and can score especially with its native NVIDIA G-Sync technology. Furthermore, the monitor delivers an ultra-fast picture with a refresh rate of maximum 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, which perfectly underlines the atmosphere of your adventure.

Nano IPS for a clear picture: LG 27GL850-B

  • Nano IPS panel
  • Gaming mode
  • dark room
  • Brightness too low

The 27GL850-B from LG can definitely keep up with its competition, especially due to its ultra-fast Nano IPS panel. This type of panel is usually slower than, say, a VA or TN panel, but thanks to the nano technology, the 27GL850-B is among the fastest monitors in its class. Additionally, the response time is very low at 1ms and thanks to FreeSync or NVIDIA G-Sync and a refresh rate of up to 144Hz, all games run smoothly, quickly and without tearing. HDR10 and an extended color space provide good contrast and excellent colors, but the monitor does not get quite as bright as one would want.

Gaming monitors compared

Best The best gaming monitor
ViewSonic Elite XG270QG
ViewSonic Elite XG270QG
LG 27GL850-B
LG 27GL850-B
Size 27 Inch 27 Inch 27 Inch
Resolution QHD (2560 x 1440px) QHD (2560 x 1440px) WQHD (2560 x 1440px)
Format 16:9 16:9 16:9
Refresh rate 144 Hz 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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