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The best monitor for PS5 - December 2022


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Are you planning to use your PS5 with a monitor? Then, you'll need a monitor with the correct refresh rate, resolution, and technical requirements to squeeze the best of your console. Listed below are some of the best monitors for PS5 you can buy.


With new generation consoles, there is no doubt that 4K resolution and VRR technology will be standard, which offers smooth gaming experiences with high refresh rates. However, you will need to have the right screen to make this happen.


With an HDMI 2.1 input, the PS5 can support 4K content at 120 fps. Hence, it is best to go for a 4k option with HDMI 2.1 bandwidth and make use of a firmware update that lets the PS5 support variable refresh rate (VRR), which basically helps to minimize or eliminate visual artifacts such as frame pacing problems and screen tearing. The result is that gameplay in many PS5 titles feels smoother, with scenes rendering smoothly, graphics looking clearer, and input lag reduced. Moreover, the PS5 now supports a 1440p resolution with the September 2022 update, which allows more settings such as 1440 - 60fps or 1440 -120fps.


Alternatively, if you have a limited budget and therefore you are searching for the best value-quality option, an entry-level monitor is your best choice for your setup, and in that case, I recommend a 4K with at least 60 Hz. The reason is that most games on PS5 run 60fps in 4K. Additionally, the difference in quality between 4K and 1080 is more noticeable at close range, such as sitting in front of a monitor, than in a typical living room gaming setup with a distance between the TV and sofa. However, some gamers are more comfortable sacrificing resolution for better fps, especially for competitive games like Warzone, Fortnite, among others.


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So, based on the fact that HDMI 2.1 monitors are beginning to become more popular, the best monitors for PS5 are:


1) Gigabyte M32U

The best monitor for PS5 overall

Gigabyte M32U

If you are searching for the best gaming monitor to connect to your next-gen console and utilize all its power, then the Gigabyte M32U is the best monitor for PS5 that you can get right now, as it delivers the best performance among the other available options. This device supports all PS5 features, including 4K, 144hz with the HDMI 2.1, VRR and also low input lag, ensuring a responsive gaming experience overall. In addition, it performs exceptionally while playing at 120Hz, not skimping on vibrancy and fluidity when hooked up to next-generation consoles or gaming computers, with games looking very clear while eliminating blur while playing fast-moving games. It also supports HDR with a little reduction of brightness from the PS5.


This monitor has an excellent viewing angle and can be accommodated in an ideal viewing position thanks to its range of adjustments. Additionally, the screen's peak brightness is perfect for any room with a lot of exterior light.


Amazon USA

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​Panel type

IPS (in-plane switching)

Resolution

4K (3840 x 2160)

Refresh rate (max)

144Hz

Variable refresh rate (VRR)

Available

Ports

2 x HDMI 2.1

 

2) Acer Nitro XV282K


Acer Nitro XV282K

The Acer Nitro XV282K with 2 HDMI 2.1 is a serious option and a perfect gaming monitor for the PS5. It has a 4k resolution with a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. The variable refresh rate (VRR) support on this monitor helps to reduce screen tearing, provides fast response times, and minimizes input lag, providing very fluid and soft imaging while playing fast or competitive games. With its large 28-inch screen and UHD resolution, the screen delivers crisp images. In addition, the outstanding IPS panel produces vibrant colors, sharp image quality and better viewing angles, however, the 1000:1 contrast ratio is not its best aspect. Still, all these considerations make the Nitro XV282K look the part and a stellar companion across all ranges of games for your console.


On its round stand, the monitor can be swivelled all the 360 degrees, making it highly ergonomic for anyone looking for the perfect angle.


Amazon USA

Amazon UK

​Panel type

​IPS (in-plane switching)

Resolution

4K (3840 x 2160)

​Refresh rate (max)

144 Hz

Variable refresh rate (VRR)

Available

​Ports

2 x HDMI 2.1


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3) LG 27GP950-B


LG 27GP950-B

If something is outstanding with LG is the high quality and performance of their panels, and the LG 27" 27GP950-B is not the exemption as it has an excellent NANO IPS panel with a 4K Display that won't disappoint. Also, it has 2 HDMI 2.1 with a solid 48 Gbps bandwidth, 144Hz Refresh Rate, VRR, and 1ms response time support that works perfectly with the PS5. When gaming at 60 or 120 fps, you will find that the motion is very smooth, and input lag is minimal regardless of the resolution. Regarding co-op gaming, it has wide viewing angles so that the image stays accurate from all directions thanks to the IPS panel. However, the monitor stand can't be swiveled, reducing its ergonomics.


Amazon USA

Amazon UK

​Panel type

​IPS (in-plane switching)

Resolution

​4K (3840 x 2160)

Refresh rate (max)

144 Hz

Variable refresh rate (VRR)

​Available

​Ports

​2 x HDMI 2.1

 

4) Samsung Odyssey G7 S28AG70


Samsung Odyssey G7 S28AG70

The Samsung G70A flat panel is an excellent choice for your PS5 as it has outstanding features and solid performance, making this monitor a good option. It comes with 2 HDMI 2.1 inputs, 4K resolution, a fast 144Hz refresh rate, and wide viewing angles. Additionally, it offers native support for variable refresh rate (VRR), reducing screen tearing and a quid response time that allows motion to look smooth.

The main disadvantage is that the G70A is not as bright and sharp as the other top alternatives. However, it is a solid option to consider as it delivers excellent performance with the latest firmware.


Amazon USA

Amazon UK

​​Panel type

IPS (in-plane switching)

Resolution

4K (3840 x 2160)

​Refresh rate (max)

144 Hz

Variable refresh rate (VRR)

Available

​Ports

2 x HDMI 2.1

 

5) ASUS TUF Gaming VG289Q 28”

Best budget 4K monitor


The Asus is the best budget monitor for PS5 you can get paying a reasonable price but sacrificing better HDR quality and also a better refresh rate that generates very fluid imaging and smoother gaming. However, on the other hand, this 4K monitor with VRR has stunning crisp and detailed visuals thanks to the DCI-P3 90% color gamut and contrast performance. Also, it clarifies dark areas of the game without overexposing brighter areas, helping to spot enemies or vital items in dark places. Moreover, the ergonomics of this monitor is excellent as it provides tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustments, allowing you to find the ideal viewing angle easily.


What is important to consider, as previously mentioned, is that right now the number of games running at 120fps are very limited on the PS5. Therefore, investing in a monitor that delivers 60 Hz is not a bad idea under the current circumstances. However, suppose you have the money to afford a better 4K quality panel with a better refresh rate and HDR. In that case, it is advisable to do it as future updates can increase the number of games delivering 120fps.


Amazon USA

Amazon UK

​​Panel type

IPS (in-plane switching)

​Resolution

​4K (3840 x 2160)

​​Refresh rate (max)

60 Hz

Variable refresh rate (VRR)

Available

Ports

​2 x HDMI 2.0


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