4K gaming is awesome. The high resolution means everything super-sharp, detailed and even more immersive. So if you’re interested in upgrading to 4k, I will run you through everything you need to know about buying the best 4k gaming monitor for you including sizes, panel types, refresh rates and even HDR.
So as I’m sure you already know 4k monitor has a resolution of 3840 by 2160, four times pixels as many as you get on a full HD 1080p monitor. It means you can get a lot more details but obviously it also requires a lot more processing power from your PC. So before you make the jump to 4k make sure your PC is powerful enough.
Best 4k Gaming Monitor – ASUS PG27UQ
ASUS PG27UQ pretty much ticks every single box for the ultimate gaming monitor 27-inches 144 Hz 4K HDR with a 1000 nit peak brightness g sync. This is quite literally a monitor god mode. It has everything. This monitor uses 384 zones of full-array backlighting in order to achieve 1000 nit peak brightness and deep blacks. And if you’re worried about HDR affecting input like that’s where g sync comes in. Not only does it reduce screen tearing and smoothed out your frame rate particularly at 4k or frame rate can be a bit lower but it also handles all the HDR stuff behind the scenes through the graphics card rather than the monitor.
You will also get under 5 ms and 15 ms, low response time and low input lag good enough respectively which is crucial for gaming. It’s also has a quantum dot display which gives it more saturated but more accurate and brighter colors than a regular LCD allowing it to achieve over 90 percent coverage of the DCIP 3 color gamut. For true HDR, PG27UQ has both true 10-bit color & 1000 nit peak brightness.
The LG 27UK850-W isn’t cheap but considering good quality 4k HDR monitors are still quite rare and it offers features like USB-C, AMD free sync, and 100 percent SRGB color accuracy. This is a pretty good value for money. The screen is beautiful to look at. It’s matte so there are no annoying reflections IPS glow and light bleed are minimal and obviously, at 4k, everything looks super sharp. Whether you’re playing on a console with an Xbox One X or PS4 Pro or hooking it up to a desktop PC, you can take advantage of the 4k resolution and if the game supports its high dynamic range. And if you’ve got an AMD graphics card like a Vega 56 or 64 you can use the built-in free sync to reduce screen tearing.
This is a really good smart-looking monitor that would fit in well at home or at the office. It’s also quite flexible. You can adjust the height from down there, you can also tilt it but you can’t swivel it. You can also rotate it 90 degrees if you want to so you can use it in portrait orientation as well. It also has a VGA mount. They have a plastic metal stand so overall built quality is very good. There’s a good number of ports as well around the back. We’ve got 2 HDMI 2.0 ports and display port 1.2 along with the USB 3.1 type C to use be a downstream and headphone jack.
There aren’t actually any buttons on the monitor at all so everything is controlled by a single joystick with which you can change the input as well as all the picture settings as a whole range of different picture modes. There is also a quick shortcut to game-specific settings which puts it in an FPS color mode and also gives you options to adjust the black stabilizer.
What makes this stand out is support for the high dynamic range and a really handy USB-C port that can carry the full 4K resolution. You can charge your laptop and transfer data all at the same time with its USB-C port.
When it comes to monitors and TVs, LG never misses the shot. LG 27UD88-W has probably the highest price-performance ratio in our list.
For around $500, you get a 27″ 4K monitor with AMD’s FreeSync technology that has a 5ms response time. It also has the brand new USB Type C technology and quick charge support.
Despite being aimed at gamers, LG 27UD88-W has a simplistic, elegant style that catches the eye. If you are looking for the best bang for your buck, LG 27UD88-W should be an easy choice.
Acer’s Predator series made a name for themselves for being absolute monsters for gamers. Their distinct design makes it obvious. When you take a look at XB271HK, you immediately understand that it is a Predator. With its iconic pointy red feet and thick neck that allows you to adjust your monitor in a number of ways, XB271HK proudly carries its title. Apart from its stunning design, Acer Predator XB271HK doesn’t hold back.
With a beautiful IPS panel, Nvidia’s G-Sync technology, and 1ms response time, Acer Predator XB271HK comes to close to being a perfect choice for Nvidia users.
Even though 4K has been around for the last couple of years, the word “affordable” did not even come to our minds when we talked about it for a long time. But since 2016, 4K started to become more and more common and we finally started to see some decent 4K screens for reasonable prices. ASUS MG28UQ is one of them. With a price of $350, you get a fast 4K gaming monitor with FreeSync.
Also, you do get a number of different options when it comes to connectivity, so you can use this monitor on different devices at the same time. Of course, since the price is lower, you do not get the color accuracy and viewing angles of an IPS panel. But a TN panel is still great for gaming purposes. In conclusion, for this price range, you cannot go wrong with ASUS MG28UQ.
You know we had to add a ROG series monitor to this list. With high-end features such as Nvidia’s G-Sync technology, 4ms response time, IPS panel and ASUS’ GamePlus technology, PG27AQ easily wins the right to be on our list.
ASUS’ GamePlus has a couple of features aimed especially for gamers: on-screen frame-rate counter, a timer for strategy games and a variety of crosshairs for FPS games. Overall, PG27AQ provides a quality, fast and consistent 4K experience in all aspects for everyone.
Not every professional movie editor is a millionaire, so not everyone will be able to buy Eizo ColorEdge CG318-4K. So we decided to include a cheaper professional Gaming monitor and BenQ PD3200U provided everything we needed. It has different modes for different purposes such as Darkroom, CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) and Animation.
It displays all these merits on a 32″ 4K IPS display. Since it is aimed at professional designers, it lacks the essential gaming features but with the target audience in mind, it should not be a problem. All in all, BenQ PD3200U is an affordable, simple-but-effective 32″ 4K monitor for creative minds.
Whether you are a professional editor or a gamer looking for the best visuals possible, there is a 4K monitor for you. With every company trying to jump on the 4K bandwagon, it can be difficult to choose from the vast range of different 4K monitors today. We tried to include different ones for different audiences and we hope you can make a quality purchase with our help.