The best
PlayStation 5 monitors

For the best gaming experience with Sony's next-gen

The new console from Sony and the successor of the very successful PlayStation 4 has been available since November 2020 and sold faster than hot cakes. However, a good console is only worthwhile with a corresponding screen and not everyone plays on their TV in the living room. In times when the platform Twitch has long been established, many streamers also want to stream the latest console games in their usual PC setup, which is why a suitable monitor is also needed. We’ll show you which ones are best suited for this here.

Our favorite for the PS5 is the Gigabyte M32U, which has a 4K resolution at 144 Hz and even has HDMI 2.1 ports, which makes gaming on the console even better. The Acer Nitro XF243YP enters the race as a cheaper and more compact alternative. 165 Hz and very good ergonomics are the advantages of this FullHD monitor. If you want it even bigger and are looking for a “monitor” with HDMI 2.1, you can turn to LG’s C1 in 48 inches. Auch wenn es sich dabei um einen TV handelt, ist er von den technischen Eigenschaften ein exzellenter Gaming-Monitor für die PlayStation 5.

Best PlayStation 5 Monitor: Gigabyte M32U

Refresh rate
Response time

In our opinion, the Gigabyte M32U is best suited for gaming with the PlayStation 5. Not only does the screen have two HDMI 2.1 ports, which allows you to fully exploit the potential of Sony’s console, but it also offers a fast response time, which makes games run very smoothly.

Due to the wide viewing angle, the M32U is even great for having fun with local multiplayer games. However, you should rather gamble in bright rooms, since HDR content only comes into its own then. Otherwise, the low contrast and the poor black level are too noticeable. Thanks to the peak brightness of 350 nits, it also copes well with common lighting conditions.

The cheaper alternative: Dell S2721QS

  • Good ergonomics
  • Good response time
  • VRR support
  • Large screen and high resolution
  • Mediocre contrast ratio
  • No Black Frame Insertion

If you want a 4k option in the budget category, check out the Dell S2721QS. It has only 60 Hz refresh rate, but that’s not an issue because it has HDMI 2.0 bandwidth, so you can’t play 4k games at a higher refresh rate anyways. The larger screen and higher resolution also help deliver a more immersive gaming experience. It has good reflection handling and great peak brightness, meaning visibility won’t be an issue in most well-lit rooms. It also has wide viewing angles and good ergonomics, so it’s easy to share your screen with someone else. Unfortunately, it’s a bit limited on extra features as it lacks a USB hub, but it has Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture modes.

The TV among monitors: LG C1

  • TV as monitor
  • 4K resolution
  • HDMI 2.1 port
  • OLED panel
  • Non-adjustable stand
  • Theoretical burn-in
  • Poor performance in bright rooms
  • Price

The C1 from LG is of course not a monitor in the classic sense, but if space and budget allow it, a wonderful alternative to get everything out of the PS5. The C1 is still considered one of the best TVs currently on the market, and thanks to its small size of 48 inches, it’s super suitable as a gaming monitor. The OLED panel allows the TV to display perfect black and it has a very wide viewing angle. It also supports VRR, FreeSync and a response time of 1 ms. The existing HDMI 2.1 port can also achieve the 4K@120Hz.

PlayStation 5 monitors in comparison

Best PlayStation 5 Monitor
Gigabyte M32U
Gigabyte M32U
Dell S2721QS
Dell S2721QS
Size 32 Inch 27 Inch 48 Inch
Resolution UHD (3840 x 2160px) UHD (3840 x 2160px) UHD (3840 x 2160px)
Format 16:9 16:9 16:9
Refresh rate 144Hz 60Hz 120Hz
Response time 1ms 4ms 1ms
Display type Flat Flat Flat
G Sync
Contrast 1.000 :1 1300:1 unendlich:1
Jack 3.5mm
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