Sep 28, 20187708 views

Interest Check: Gaming Monitors

Greetings everyone,
We want to know what gaming monitors all of you are into. We already source a variety of brands and types, but are always looking to stay in tune with the interests of the community. Here are some questions to help inspire your opinions and ideas.
· What do you look for in a gaming monitor? · What refresh rate do you prefer? · Do you prefer curved screens? Extra wide? · Are there particular brands you like?
Your suggestions and feedback are taken into account when we look for products to put on the site so tell us what you like, what you don’t like and any preferences you have in between.

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I going against the flow here, as I don't want a curve, but here we go: No curve High (>144hz) refresh rates Gsync or gsync compatible 1440p or 4k 27" or greater
I look for a high refresh rate and support for Gsync and Freesync. And plus, curved.
Looking to replace my current multi-monitor setup. Here's the features I've currently got in mind.
  • >=120hz
  • VESA Mount
  • Low Blue Light mode with a quick toggle
  • Flicker Free
  • Freesync
  • Curved
  • Minimal Bezel
  • Plain Understated Frame. No flashy aesthetic features , colours, blinking glowy-rainbow-sparkly-lights, etc.
  • No colorful touches. Black is ideal. Any touches should at most be neutral tones.
  • Minimal Power indicator would be nice. My Samsungs have a tiny dull red dot when on.
  • <= 4ms Response time
  • <15" Vertical
  • In a 16:9, 24"-29" is satisfactory. At that aspect ratio, I find 32" uncomfortable. 34" is definitely too large.
  • Accurate Color Reproduction outside of the harsh Blue Light Spectrum / when Low Blue Light mode is off.

Would like the following: IPS screen 1440p 10-bit if possible if not I guess 8-bit is fine 144hz or better 27-32 inches G-Sync Reason for G-sync is because most of us have a nvidia card and G-sync works better than freesync. Yes G-sync is pricier because of a hardware that needs to be installed in the monitors plus royalties paid to nvidia but it performs better as it's not just software based. Would like to see some quality monitors with a lower price tag. I currently have a LG 34UC89-G but would like a 1440p resolution. TIA!
32"-34" ultrawide 144hz 3440x1440 with g-sync or adaptive sync
I want a 10-bit 32" 4k monitor 16:9
me too!
144hz+, center VESA mount, g-sync, 1ms g2g, flicker free, low blue light, thin bezel, white/silver bezel/body color option (not black)
1440p, 100hz or more, competitive price, decent color/darks reproduction (doesn't have to be photo/video editor grade) Vesa mount in CENTER of monitor!
The best of the best
I'll never buy a gaming monitor off Massdrop, if it arrives with dead pixels they will make you pay return shipping / repairs under warranty. Amazon is much easier, 30 day free returns, no risk to me.
144hz-240hz with 1ms response at minimum. Quality and able to display as many frames as can be processed.
I have been gaming on the high end for about 10 years now. My current setup has an 8700k @ 5GHz with a 2080ti and an ASUS vq248qe running @100HZ due to most games I play will not go below 100hz but can go way above. So I have my games set to max FPS to 100HZ and Vsync turned on because I do not have a gsync monitor. This gives me the best playable results but I am looking to change. All the research I have done recently regarding panels is leading me to 34' ultra-wide 1440p with G-Sync capable, 120HZ ,10bit color with at least 100% sRBG spectrum and 98% RBG, 4:4:4 chroma and HDR400 minimum.
-fast responce time is a must 4ms or faster -Panel type: SVA, IPS, TN+FRC(HDR) -144hz+ -Curved isnt a must but Ultrawide would be nice(not plausible at this time woth current tech) -PIXIO<<<<PLEASE!!!!!, ASUS, MSI, ACER, GIGABYTE, SAMSUNG, DELL, HP,
-Response times at or under 4ms, G-Sync compatible, small bezels, and good quality control reviews.  Some monitors have more reports of dead pixels and some brands accept higher numbers of dead pixels before they will replace new monitors. -144hz but really anything 100hz and over will do. -Currently, I am looking for a good extra wide curved monitor, but I wouldn't get curved unless it was extra wide. -Dell, LG.  Dell will replace new 2k screens that ship with more than 4 dead pixels.  As I said, other companies won't necessarily do this with so few dead pixels.
Monitor screens should be as color accurate as possible. 144 Hz display is my preference. For media and gaming curved screen, especially ultra wide is more good. I prefer curved but not super ultra wide. MSI, ASUS, Acer, BenQ, Samsung, LG
-When I bought my monitor, I mainly looked for good colors and a high refresh rate. Because IPS becomes very expensive when being introduced to high refresh rates (like 144hz), I settled for a VA panel. I always wanted to get a larger monitor (I previously had a 21 inch model) so I ended up with a 27" monitor. Price was also an important factor for me. I did not want to spend hundreds upon hundreds of euros for my monitors (like 800 euros), so I settled for there MSI Optix MAG27CQ. When I saw it, I knew I'd found my dream panel. The only downside is that the color calibration out of the box is way too bright, so getting it calibrated with a spyder for example was a must. Luckily I was able to lend one from my school. -60 Hz is the absolute minimum for me. Since I own a 144 Hz monitor, I have to say that I'm absolutely in love with 144 Hz. The downside to 144 Hz is that it's very hard to achieve 144 Hz at 1440p with most GPU's, unless you're willing to sacrifice high settings for lower ones (I dont mind that much myself tbh). -When I originally received my curved monitor, I originally hated the curve. however, after giving it a few days, I dont mind the curve anymore. I certainly wont buy a monitor because of the curve, but it's not a dealbreaker for me. atleast not when the screen is 27" and the curve is 1800R. -I mainly like all brands that have an established name in the (gaming) industry (for example, ASUS, MSI, GIGABIT, Samsung, Dell, etc.) and I try to avoid those that do not(mainly the cheap chinese knock-offs). -I also think that, now nVidia starts with their g-synch compatible program, that a monitor with FreeSync is a very nice bonus.
IPS 34"+ ultrawide 1440p+ Gsync
IPS or VA, 27"+, 120hz+, 1440p, G-Sync
I'm just saving for a Massdrop Vast and don't need "more" than that. Free Sync is my 1 must-have feature. I've also gotten used to curved and probably won't go back to flat.
The only feature I would like to see added is better quality panels! Thanks!
I look for a higher refresh rate. Atleast 120 hz, but I prefer 144 hz. I like curved screens but it is not something that affects my purchase. I kinda like MSI, Acer, Asus and AOC but once again, not something that really affects my purchase. Ailenware are good but so expensive, I am on a pretty low budget tho. My standards are Refresh rate: Over 120 Hz Resolution: 1080p (FHD) or higher Screen size: Between 23,5 and 32 inches Response time: Under 5 Ms but I look for the ones that only have 1 Ms. Free sync, Gsync and curved screen are nice additions but not that important.
144hz, 1440p. Pretty much my only real requirements. Freesync/gsync would be nice.
Just don't go Dell. Their products are awful and their customer service is even worse. I literally smashed the 27" GSync 1440 monitor that I bought from them.
Something to compete with the ASUS ROG PG279Q. 27" 1440p 165+ hz, and matching the vast I just bought from you guys, I'd stack it on top of the ultra wide. 👍
I'd like a 27' 1440p 144hz that matches the vast. Maybe IPS
IPS or VA panel, 27 inch 1400p Freesync, preferably NOT curved. An inexpensive Korean brand like Pixio or Nixeus.
I'm in the market for a monitor with: IPS or VA/1440p/144hz/<7ms response time/32 inch/vesa mountable/understated looks/minimal bezel/<$400
As an independant worker in the graphic industry and a daily gamer i would love to see a monitor with these specs : IPS / 27 inch / 144Hz / 1440p / 1ms / 300~400$ (uncurved & 16/9)
I have one of those. It’s an HP 25x and I love it
27 inch to 32 inch size, 144hz refresh rate, and 1ms response time. no particular brand but variety is always good as long as the brand is trusted