Many people know that in order to be a good gamer, it is important to have the best graphic card and CPU. But what about your monitor? The answer might surprise you: the quality of your gaming monitor can make or break your game-time experience.
The quality of a monitor’s response time is measured by something called “refresh rate,” which essentially refers to how many times per second the screen refreshes itself. A typical 60Hz display will refresh once every 1/60th of a second, whereas 120Hz displays refresh twice as fast (once every 1/120th). 240 Hz monitors go one better yet, refreshing three times as fast (every 1/240th) and providing an overall smoother viewing experience with less motion blur. This is not only nice for gamers but can come in handy when viewing items such as photos or videos.
But what monitors boast the highest refresh rate? And how do you tell which ones offer certain levels of response time? That’s where this list comes in: we’ve done the homework and compiled a definitive collection of our 10 favourite 240Hz gaming monitors, complete with links to read more about each option and what makes it so special.
The VG279QM is one of the best deals on this list thanks to its phenomenal combination of features. The monitor’s 1440p resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, and 1ms grey-to-grey response time are more than enough for even the most demanding gamer. Coupled with ASUS’ top-notch build quality and a matte-finish design that minimizes the number of distractions around you, this monitor is a great choice for anyone looking to game or watch movies in style.
COUGAR PANZER S27A950D
If you’re in the market for something slightly larger than 27 inches, then check out Cougar’s Panzer S27A950D: one of the largest and highest-resolution monitors on this list. Sporting a 27-inch, 2560x1440p display and a respectable 4ms response time, this monitor is unashamedly aimed at the gamer crowd. As such, you’ll find multiple input ports (including HDMI) but also a metal stand that’s designed with low-latency gaming in mind.
LENOVO Y27g 27″ Curved LED Monitor
Lenovo’s decision to use a curved display on its Y27g makes it one of the more unique monitors on this list. As you’d expect, the screen also offers all the features you’d expect from a top-of-the-line monitor: a 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and the option to choose between multiple input ports. In short, this is an excellent choice for anyone who prefers form over function.
One of the more affordable options on this list is LG’s 24GM77, a 24-inch monitor boasting AMD FreeSync support. While it’s not as fast as some other options on this list, the combination of AMD FreeSync and 1ms response time should satisfy gamers who value high FPS and low input lag over sheer screen size.
Another great option for that gaming at 1080p, the VG278QE is a 27-inch monitor boasting a blistering refresh rate of 144Hz and 5ms grey-to-grey response time. Coupled with NVIDIA G-SYNC support, ASUS’ undeniable utilitarian design, and full DisplayPort compatibility, this isn’t just one of the best 1440p monitors on this list–but also one of the best monitors overall from a value perspective.
With its 1800R curvature and high-gloss finish, AOC’s 27-inch G2790PX is designed to stand out. Underneath that unique exterior, you’ll find all the features gamers love: 1440p resolution, 1ms grey-to-grey response time, AMD FreeSync support, and a 144Hz refresh rate. It’s also worth noting that you’ll need an LGA 1151 motherboard to use this monitor with your existing Intel CPU.
HP 24er 24″ Monitor
Here’s another fantastic option for gamers looking at the higher resolutions available in 1440p. Boasting a 2560x1440p resolution, AMD FreeSync support, and a 3ms grey-to-grey response time, this monitor is a great option for gamers who have yet to make the jump to 4K or high refresh rates.
ASUS MG278Q 27″
Yet another wonderful 1440p monitor, the MG278Q is a 27-inch 1440p IPS LED TN monitor that offers a blistering 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms grey-to-grey response time. While it’s more expensive than most of the other monitors on this list, those looking for something larger will love its full 27 inches of screen real estate.
AOC G2460VQ6 24″
One of the most affordable options on this list is AOC’s 24-inch G2460VQ6, which can be yours for only around $100. If you’re looking to get your foot in the door of 1440p gaming or are simply trying to save some cash, this monitor is an excellent option. Coupled with AMD FreeSync support, 1ms response time, and a 144Hz refresh rate, this AOC offers everything you need to get your game on.
Another beautiful 24-inch option for gamers, the MG248Q also boasts 1ms grey-to-grey response time and a blistering 144Hz refresh rate. Not to mention that it also supports AMD FreeSync and offers multiple input ports, including HDMI. If you’re looking for a 24-inch monitor and don’t want to break the bank, this is another solid option.