Best High Refresh Rate Monitors

Best High Refresh Rate Monitors – The best high refresh rate monitors are what modern PC gaming is all about. The best graphics cards are only worth a damn if they can deliver the super-high frame rates a 144Hz screen demands. At the very least. Once you’ve gamed above 60Hz you will never go back; I know I’d rather be playing at a higher refresh rate on a lower resolution than at 4K and 60Hz. I mean, ewwww.

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1.ASUS VP249QGR 23.8”

Pros & Cons

But wait, let us tell you something, a 250-nit peak brightness may seem low on paper, but under normal viewing conditions, the screen will be more than bright enough. In fact, you will most likely want to lower the brightness from the maximum setting.

Naturally, VA panel monitors at this price range have a higher contrast ratio (~3,000:1), so blacks won’t be as deep on the ASUS VP249QGR, but the IPS technology has other benefits including more vibrant color reproduction, wider viewing angles and usually faster pixel response time.

2.ASUS 24″ 1080P

Pros & Cons

The ASUS VG248QE doesn’t support AMD FreeSync variable refresh rate technology, but it does have NVIDIA 3D Vision and NVIDIA 3D LightBoost.

The now-outdated 3D Vision technology provides a 3D viewing experience for compatible content using the 3D Vision active-shutter glasses.

This technology can work simultaneously as LightBoost to increase the screen brightness and decrease ghosting and crosstalk.

Alternatively, you can just use LightBoost to decrease motion blur by backlight strobing, but at the cost of added input lag.

3.Sceptre IPS 27 inch

Pros & Cons

PCGameBenchmark has reviewed 751 models to find the best gaming monitor available on Amazon. We’ve ignored some of the smaller and generic brands. We’ve filtered to only show the best gaming monitors available to buy right now – this Sceptre gaming monitor made our 2021 list.

Now’s a great time to buy a new PC gaming monitor. So many games are enhanced with great graphics, there are always Sceptre deals to be had (no need to wait for Black Friday 2020) and there’s a massive range to choose from. High quality graphics are super important when you’re playing and the gaming monitors sometimes sold with PCs are pretty rubbish. You may also want to use a monitor alongside a gaming laptop.

4.HP X24c Gaming Monitor

Pros & Cons

HP unveiled today the X24c, a gaming monitor for those who want a curved screen on a budget.  We haven’t seen this monitor in person, but it looks great based on the images HP sent us. The back of the monitor is covered in sharp, angled lines, which gives the x24C a futuristic cyber look.

The screen is held up by a thick arm while the base has a gentle downward slope. On the bottom bezel are some more accents, which, to me, look a bit retro. I’ll have to see the x24C in person to give it a fair shake.

The monitor has a 23.6-inch, 1080p curved display with a 144hz refresh rate and 1500R curvature for more immersive viewing. It is also among the first monitors to support AMD Freesync Premium, which ensures low latency, no screen tearing and a minimum of 120Hz refresh rate.

5.Acer R240HY bidx

Pros & Cons

The R240HY’s out-of-the-box color accuracy is good, but not ideal. As shown on the chromaticity chart below, red and green colors (represented by the dots) are just a tad misaligned with their ideal CIE coordinates (represented by the boxes), but blue is spot-on. Nevertheless, the panel produced rich, well-saturated colors in testing and while displaying scenes from Marvel’s Iron Man 3 on Blu-ray.

Gray-scale performance was also good; although the R240HY managed to display every shade of gray on the DisplayMate 64-Step Gray-Scale test, you don’t get the same level of highlight and shadow detail that you’ll get from a high-end IPS panel, such as the one used on the NEC MultiSync P212. Viewing-angle performance, on the other hand, was excellent in testing, with no color shifting or loss of luminance from any angle.


Best High Refresh Rate Monitors – What else you desire in a gaming monitor is up to you, and boy are there plenty of features and technologies to ponder with the latest panels. Should you go for an IPS or VA panel, for instance. That’s a conundrum and a half. And what about panel, size, shape and resolution? Is the 16:9 aspect ratio still the most versatile and compatible or is ultrawide the way to go? Do curved panels actually add anything? And what about resolution? Is 4K the only way to go? Does 1440p strike a better balance? Is 1080p obsolete?