Top 10 Gaming Monitors

Staff Writer By Staff Writer - updated March 9th, 2021
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Today we’re taking a quick look at the fastest Gaming Monitors from Asus, LG, Philips, AOC, BenQ ZowieSamsung, Titan Army, and Acer!

A quick note for those who are new to ultra-fast displays and why we all want them; the HZ rate is basically a number of times your monitor can update/redraw the image on the screen - with 144Hz being able to do this up to 144 times per second! With these higher frame rates, all those missing images on the screen come together in a beautiful smooth motion that makes it much easier to target opponents - of course, our PC will need to be able to push out that many frames but that’s another topic covered in How to Choose the BEST Gaming Monitor for your Gaming PC - so back to the subject at hand!

We feel the need, the need for SPEED!

1. 240Hz 27" Samsung Odyssey G7 Curved QLED Gaming Monitor

Blazing in with a 240Hz panel at 1440P, this is a top tier gaming monitor and it’s a sight to behold! This extremely high speed makes it the perfect monitor for high action gaming if you want every advantage possible, but this monitor is more than just fast, it achieves 1ms to eliminate smearing and motion blur, and the higher resolution makes objects in look sharper, game play is fluid and responsive.

The monitor frame design is highly adjustable to suit, with swivel, pivot, height adjustment and tilt. 

It's also G-Sync compatible to keep things silky-smooth, making it perfect for those with Nvidia Graphics Cards in their Gaming PC, but worry not if you're running an AMD Gaming PC - It's FreeSync compatible too :) Whatever graphics you are running with it's going to need to be incredibly powerful to push out all the frames that this amazing monitor can give you!

Picture of Samsung Odyssey G7 Gaming Monitor adjustable stand
The Samsung Odyssey G7 stand is highly adjustable, tilting and twisting
Picture of Samsung Odyssey G7 Gaming Monitor curve
A sharper than most curve makes for an immersive gaming view
Picture of Samsung Odyssey G7 Gaming Monitor rear LED set to red
The rear LED jet engine like design can be set to range of colours which softly project onto the wall behind

For those who want that same speed but in a larger frame, there is the 32" G7 Odyssey which features 240Hz at the 2560x1440 resolution too!

2. 240Hz 49" Samsung G9 Odyssey Gaming Monitor

This massive new design offers the fastest 240Hz speed and highest resolution in our list, while spanning 49″ with incredible detail at 5120×1440. The Samsung Odyssey monitors featured and the CES 2020 event, winning an innovation award for the unique design and high specifications. The 1000R curve combined with the massive size makes this monitor one of the most immersive options available.

This incredible 240Hz 1ms panel also features HDR1000 with QLED backlight tech for superior colour and brightness. 

Picture of Samsung Odyssey G9 Ultra Wide Gaming Monitor
The G9 features an ultra futuristic design on the back, with rear LED engine to light thing up
Picture of Samsung Odyssey G9 Ultra Wide Gaming Monitor
Spanning your entire vision, the ultra wide G9 is a incredible display
Picture of Samsung Odyssey G9 Ultra Wide Gaming Monitor
The size and curve is so extreme it creates a commanding gaming experience

It is both G-Sync/FreeSync ready, making this Samsung Odyssey G9 49" Curved QLED Gaming Monitor the ultimate option for those who have the highest-end gaming PC builds.

3. 170Hz 27" ASUS ROG Strix XG279Q Gaming Monitor

NEW ENTRY! Asus make awesome gaming monitors, both in terms of looks and performance. This latest Asus ROG XG279Q is perfect for those who want a high speed 1440P gaming monitor with a Republic of Gamers feature set, and with no curve!

This flat 27" has a 2560x1440 resolution display that is certified Nvidia G-Sync compatible, which works alongside Asus extreme low motion blur sync to reduce tearing while you game. The fast IPS panel enjoys great viewing angles, and also produces vibrant colours with a DisplayHDR 400 certification.

Picture of Asus ROG Strix XG279Q side
The XG279Q is extremely fast and gaming spec'd, with speakers built-in
Picture of Asus ROG Strix XG279Q rear logo
The design is very ROG, with the signature eye blazing on the back corner
Picture of Asus ROG Strix XG279Q front
High speed IPS, 1440p and G-Sync makes for a truly excellent gaming experience

This Asus ROG Strix XG279Q is fast, beautifully made and packed full of gaming tech. The G-Sync certification makes this one ideal for those running Nvidia graphics cards in their Gaming PC.

4. 144Hz 34" Titan Army N34HQW Curved Ultrawide Gaming Monitor

The latest addition to the growing Titan Army range, this one features that blazing 144Hz we love, with a 3440x1440 resolution and a sleek curved design. The remarkably good picture quality comes from the Samsung QLED panel used within, with great colours thanks to the HDR400.

The Titan Army N34HQW is an excellent gaming monitor, it includes a VESA mount and also a desk stand which has a neat little headphone holder built-in - around which there are three LED path lights that look pretty awesome. This one also features adaptive to reduce the tearing and stuttering that occur between a graphics cards frame rate and a monitor's refresh rate, but if you're using Nvidia RTX graphics, simply jump into the settings and activate G-Sync compatible mode for super smooth visuals too.

Picture of Titan Army N34 Gaming Monitor rear headphone stand
On the back of the stand is a handy headphone holder!
Picture of Titan Army N34 Gaming Monitor LED path lighting
Subtle compared to those above, the red LED path lighting gives this Titan Army a modern gaming look
Picture of Titan Army N34 Gaming Monitor
The wide curved display is great for high action gameplay, giving an easier view of the larger battlefield

It's very affordable for the size and totally worth checking out in stores, the picture quality is excellent!

5. 144Hz 38" LG 38GL950G Nano IPS UltraGear Gaming Monitor

The 38GL950G combines smooth action with clean design, and we just love the gaming experience. A monitor’s response time is absolutely critical in games, and with a very unique IPS 1ms response, this LG monitor gives gamers the precision and accuracy we crave.

More accurate colours and a broader contrast ratio combine to deliver truly high-end picture quality, making bright and dark portions of the image even more so, while Nano IPS controls colour better, covering 98% of the DCI-P3 color space, the film industry standard.

Picture of LG 38GL Gaming Monitor curve
A subtle curve and minimalistic stand design make the UltraGear series stand out from the crowd
Picture of LG 38GL Gaming Monitor back of stand
A touch a red lines the trim, adding a little flare to the rear of the base
Picture of LG 38GL Gaming Monitor adjustable stand
It's easy to adjust, providing users with a perfect viewpoint for gaming

Free-Sync savvy for those with AMD Gaming PC, this exceptionally great looking 38400x1660 resolution monitor can provide smooth motion without tearing or stuttering.

6. 144Hz 31.5" Titan Army N32QW Curved QHD Monitor

The Titan Army 31.5" Gaming Monitor features a fast 144Hz refresh rate paired with AMD FreeSync technology for a smooth, high-speed gaming experience.

The screen's Samsung VA panel delivers consistent colour temperature & crisp contrast for enjoyable image reproduction while the ultra-fast screen refresh rate helps make games look super smooth, so you can get immersed in the intense action from your favourite first-person shooters such as Apex Legends, Fortnite, Call of Duty and Battlefield.

Picture of Titan Army N34 Gaming Monitor
The Titan Army N32 has a smaller desk footprint than most
Picture of Titan Army N32 Gaming Monitor stand
The curve is subtle in the 31.5" design
Picture of Titan Army N34 Gaming Monitor curve
The stand has a flip out headphone holder

It features Adaptive-Sync technologies intended for use with Gaming PC featuring AMD Graphics Cards inside - giving us a reduction in tearing/stuttering while gaming.

7. 144Hz 27" Asus VG279Q Gaming Monitor

A new addition to the Asus range, this one features that blazing 144Hz we love, with a 1920x1080 resolution and aggressive looking design.

This 27" Asus VG279Q is an excellent gaming monitor, the ergonomically-designed stand lets you adjust the tilt, swivel, pivot, and height of the monitor to suit. This one also features AMD FreeSync to reduce the tearing and stuttering that occur between a graphics cards frame rate and a monitor's refresh rate.

Asus VG279Q Gaming Monitor rear design
Although not an Republic of Gamers design, you can see similar subtle detailing on the back
Asus VG279Q Gaming Monitor adjustable stand
The stand is highly adjustable, providing easy access to inputs and outputs
Asus VG279Q Gaming Monitor not curved
The VG279Q is not a curved display, maintaining a classic 27" form factor

It might seem a bit expensive for the size at first glance but really does look great, totally worth checking out in stores!

8. 144Hz 27" LG UltraGear 27GL650F-B Gaming Monitor

This absolutely stunning UltraGear 27" 144Hz Gaming Monitor is another winner from LG, with a blazing fast 144Hz refresh rate on an IPS panel with 99% of the sRGB for outstanding colour accuracy.  

The LG UltraGear 27GL Gaming Monitor has the best IO
This UltraGear 27GL Gaming Monitor has the best positioned IO for easy access
The LG UltraGear 27GL Gaming Monitor rear stand headphone holder
The rear stand includes a cable management nub that's also a neat headphone holder
The LG UltraGear 27GL Gaming Monitor front
With no curve, this LG 27GL is ideal for gamers who aren't looking for ultra wide

Compatible with HDR10 content, you'll also enjoy punchier brightness and highlights with deeper shadows and silhouettes while you game. IPS doesn't just provide a wider viewing angle either, and reproduces even more vivid scenes on the battlefield, as flames generated by explosions contrast.

With great reviews all over the world wide web this specific model is definitely worth a look.

9. 27" 144Hz Titan Army N27QW Curved QHD Monitor

This 27" Titan Army 144Hz Gaming Monitor features a 2560x1440 panel with a gorgeous new stand design. The subtle curved screen, higher resolution and colours all look good thanks to the use of Samsung VA panel.

With ultra-fast 144Hz refresh rates and a sleek, modern frame design with narrow bezels, this 27" Gaming Monitor offers excellent value for gamers, and with AMD Freesync gameplay is a wonderful stutter-free experience.

Picture of Titan Army N27 Gaming Monitor stand
The stand of the N27 gaming monitor is easy to detach, you can mount it to an arm thanks to VESA compatiblity
Picture of Titan Army N27 Gaming Monitor lighting
Much like the larger Titan Army N34 above, the N27 feature red LED lighting on the back of the display
Picture of Titan Army N27 Gaming Monitor curve
A subtle curve on the 27" display makes the gaming experience more immersive, ideal for those with less desk space

It's not often we see a monitor with such high specifications and such a low price, check out the 27" 144Hz Titan Army N27QW Curved QHD Monitor in stores today!

 

10. 144Hz 27" LG 27GL850 UltraGear Nano IPS Gaming Monitor

Rounding off our top ten is a display that has no equal, this 27" nano IPS monster.  This LG 27GL850 Monitor is an NVIDIA-tested and officially verified G-Sync® Compatible monitor, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing stutter for a smoother, faster gaming experience. This stringent testing ensures the highest standards, so users enjoy the absolute richest imagery and audio.

The ultra-fast speed of 144Hz is impressive, but to have this speed with an IPS screen is what makes this monitor so incredible to behold. Combined with the best LG technology, such as Dynamic Action Sync for minimising input lag, and you'll be ready to enjoy every single moment in real-time.

Picture of LG UltraGear 27GL850 Gaming Monitor
The LG UltraGear 27GL850 wears the official G-Sync badge with pride
Picture of LG UltraGear 27GL850 Gaming Monitor
The stand is easily adjustable, but the superb rear IO is easy to access regardless of position
Picture of LG UltraGear 27GL850 Gaming Monitor
The exception design includes a USB hub, headphone holder and eye-catching red trim

Although expensive in comparison to most options above, the quality of the 27" LG 27GL850 UltraGear 144Hz Nano IPS Gaming Monitor makes it totally worth every cent.

11. 75Hz 24" LG 24MK430H-B (huh.. I thought you said top 10!?)

You might think this 75Hz monitor with hot air balloons pictured is a little odd in a list like this one... and you'd be right. but if your running and GTX 1650 + Ryzen 3 or similar combo within your system you'll likely find this monitor is perfect, and with LG gaming features this monitor is great for marathon sessions! 

Dynamic Action Sync mode allows you to instantly react to your opponents and attack them without any display lag. It synchronizes your senses with real-time scenes in fast-paced games by minimizing input lag. Black Stabilizer gives you full visual clarity, even in games where you spend a lot of time in the dark. It synchronizes and brightens the darkest areas, so that you can find enemies hiding in the shadows and shoot first.

Better still if you're on the AMD graphics card team you'll be happy to see this one also features super-smooth visuals thanks to FreeSync.

 

WOAH! So many amazing monitors!

These are just a slice from the massive Monitor range, we'll continue to update this list with exciting new models as they arrive in New Zealand.


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Darthfishpaste

The curve on that G9 Odyssey is really something

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