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
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
As a first alternative, we can recommend the Gigabyte M32U, which scores with the highest resolution. Furthermore, it offers two HDMI 2.1 ports and is thus perfectly suited for all streamers and gamers of the new console generation. Because only then 4K gaming @ 120Hz is possible. You’d rather gamble on the PC? Then even 144Hz are possible and FreeSync and G-Sync support are also given.
Gamers will additionally be happy about a fast response time and the wide viewing angle is ideal for multiplayer games on one screen. However, you should rather use the M32U in a slightly brighter environment, otherwise the low contrast and uneven blacks will be too noticeable. With 350 nits, it also gets bright enough to at least compete with smaller light sources.
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
ViewSonic Elite XG270QG
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