The best
PlayStation 5 monitors
compared

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 fΓΌr die PlayStation 5.

Best PlayStation 5 Monitor: Gigabyte M32U

Panel
IPS
Refresh rate
144Hz
Response time
1ms
HDR

The best monitor for the PlayStation 5 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’s 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.

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
LG C1
LG C1
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
Panel IPS IPS OLED
Refresh rate 144Hz 60Hz 120Hz
Response time 1ms 4ms 1ms
Display type Flat Flat Flat
HDR
G Sync
FreeSync
Contrast 1.000 :1 1300:1 unendlich:1
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