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TOP 10 Gaming Monitors at PB Tech

Posted in Articles on 11/7/2017 (updated on 05/3/2020)

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Today we’re taking a quick look at the fastest Gaming Monitors from Asus, LG, Philips, AOCBenQ ZowieSamsung, Titan Army and Acer!

A quick note for those who are new to ultra-fast displays and why we 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!

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1. 27" 165Hz Aorus FI27Q-P Gaming Monitor

Blazing in with a 165Hz panel at 1440P, this brand new Aorus FI27Q-P is a sight to behold! This extremely high refresh rate makes it the perfect monitor for high action gaming if you want every advantage possible, but this monitor is more than just fast.

The ELED IPS panel is bright & beautiful, even at wide angles, with vibrant HDR colours. Black Equaliser 2.0 lets us keep the scenes looking realistic, while still being able to see what lurks in the shadows, we're not talking about the whole screen going gamma up either, this feature can target the specific dark part of the screen, plus it’s auto-adjust not manual, and that makes it an absolute winner of a feature, making it possible to enjoy realistic brightness settings without the usual disadvantage (feels a bit like cheating though!). 

The Aorus 27" also features support for 600ohm headphones, making this Gaming Monitor hit the industry's highest level of monitor audio features and technologies. The smart close-talk voice capturing feature uses dual mics to cancel out the environmental noises/sounds with the least voice distortion. 

The menu system is the best yet, largely because we don't have to fiddle around with buttons on the monitor. The exclusive AORUS in screen display tool actually allows you to set the display options with keyboard and mouse. This is more useful than just brightness and contrast because the FI27Q-P also features game-assists, allowing us to add crosshairs (which is definitely cheating) and set timers for re-spawns etc.

You can even use the dashboard to show your system CPU voltages, clock speed, temperatures, usage, fans speed in realtime. 

Using the RGB Fusion App, we can also customise the back RGB LED zones to add a little more ambience to our gaming setups.

It's also packing G-Sync 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 the Asus 165Hz Gaming Monitor at PB Tech

2. 27" 165Hz Asus ROG Swift PG278QR Gaming Monitor

NEW ENTRY! This glorious Asus PG278QR is very fast indeed clocking in at 165Hz, and it features a 1ms response time too! This makes it the absolute fastest in its class (Aorus above is 4ms), you'll be able to react near-instantly to what you see onscreen, especially in fast-paced games - nailing that headshot like a seasoned pro. 

It's a monitor designed to give you the winning edge, and because it's packing G-Sync inside for silky smooth visuals, this monitor is designed to be paired with Gaming PC that use Nvidia graphics cards within!

Titan Army 165Hz Gaming Monitor at PB Tech

3. 27" 165Hz Titan Army N27FW Gaming Monitor

The latest Titan Army N27FW is a beast for sure, coming in with a curved display which at 1920x1080 and that high-speed 165FPS savvy framerate we need - and at the best price when compared to other monitors of this spec. 

With a minimalist design to the curved frame and small touches like the headphone stand built into the back, this new Titan Army N27FW is certainly one of the best-looking monitors available today!

LG 27" 144Hz 27GL850-B Gaming Monitor at PB Tech

4. 27" 144Hz LG UltraGear 27GL850-B Gaming Monitor

NEW ENTRY! The LG 27GL850-B 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. 

While not the fastest on our list, this specific UltraGear monitor from LG supports a colour range 35% greater than sRGB 100%, expressing high-fidelity colour for reproducing even more vivid scenes on the battlefield.

Equipped with Nvidia G-Sync for Nvidia PC Gamers, but also Free-Sync compatible for those with AMD Gaming PC, this exceptionally great looking 2560x1440 resolution monitor can provide smooth motion without tearing or stuttering.

Picture of AMD Freesync Asus ROG 144Hz Gaming Monitor at PB Tech

5. 27" 144Hz Rog Strix XG27VQ Curved Gaming Monitor

The new Rog Strix XG27VQ is a new 1920x1080 Freesync Monitor with a beautiful 144Hz refresh rate with some glorious lighting.

It features ASUS-exclusive Extreme Low Motion Blur and Adaptive-Sync (FreeSync) technologies intended for use with Gaming PC featuring AMD Graphics Cards inside - giving us a reduction in tearing/stuttering while gaming.

Its game-inspiring design integrates onboard ASUS Aura RGB lighting to add ambience to any gaming setup. 

Picture of Titan Army 144Hz Ultra Wide Curved Gaming Monitor at PB Tech

6. 34" 144Hz Titan Army N34QW Gaming Monitor

NEW ENTRY! 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 Titan Army N34QW 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 AMD FreeSync to reduce the tearing and stuttering that occur between a graphics cards frame rate and a monitor's refresh rate. It's very affordable for the size and totally worth checking out in stores!

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7. 49" 144Hz Samsung C49HG90 QLED Gaming Monitor

And this one is a MASSIVE, the Samsung LC49HG90DMEXXY (haha even the full model name is BIG!) is perfect for those who want to create the traditional multi-monitor setup, often seen in high-end racing or flight simulators but with the latest tech from 2019!

With this juggernaut, you'll have no gaps separating the screens, it's just one gigantic monitor panel spanning your vision. The super ultra-wide 49-inch screen with its innovative 32:9 aspect ratio means you get to see game scenes in their entirety, exactly as their developers intended. And the 1800R curved panel immerses you in gameplay and delivers iMax-style cinematic viewing for movies and video content, you'll find yourself turning your head just to see it all! 

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8. 49" 144Hz Titan Army C49HQW Curved Gaming Monitor

NEW ENTRY! This absolutely massive Titan Army 144Hz UltraWide Gaming Monitor is another monster ideal for racing or simulator gaming enthusiasts, with a stunning 3840x1080 resolution running at a blazing fast 144Hz refresh rate for a great gaming experience. 

Tear up the streets or take to the skies with stunning visuals that encompass your vision, this super ultra-wide 49-inch screen will let you see more, so you can react to what's happening around you. By mimicking the curvature of the eye with the 1800R design, this Titan Army monitor provides a great super-ultra-wide viewing experience with HDR400 for beautiful colours, so say goodbye to complicated multi-monitor setups and hello to the incredible Titan Army 49" Curved Gaming Display!

It's remarkably well priced too, as we're coming to expect from the new Titan Army range,

Picture of AOC 27" 144Hz Gaming Monitor at PB Tech

9. 27" 144Hz AOC CQ27G2 Gaming Monitor

NEW ENTRY! The new AOC G2 144Hz 27" Gaming Monitor features a 2560x1440 panel with a gorgeous new adjustable stand design. The curved screen mimicks the curvature of the eye, it is also less straining to track movement around the screen, it's deeper-than-average style helps create a more engaging experience.

With colours that look stunning thanks to HDR, this just-released monitor is sure to climb in the ranks as more and more gamers discover just how good it really is! 

Picture of AOC 144Hz Gaming Monitor at PB Tech

10. 24" 144Hz AOC C24G1 Curved Gaming Monitor

The AOC C24G1 is a well priced, impressively fast curved screen suitable for any gaming setup. With a resolution at 1920x1080, narrow bezels and a curved design wrap around your vision to put you at the centre of the action. 

It features AMD Free-Sync, making it ideal for AMD graphics card team members who will be happily dashing through explosions without screen tearing and lag - leaving their opponents in smoothly rendered dust :)


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

You might think this 75Hz monitor is a little odd in a list like this but if your running and RX570 + Ryzen 3 or similar combo within your system you'll likely find this monitor is perfect, and with features like dynamic action sync and black stable mode this monitor is great for marathon gaming sessions.

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 already! These are just a slice from our massive Monitor range here at PB Tech New Zealand, check out the full range in-store or online today!

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