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TOP 10 Gaming Monitors at PB Tech

Posted in Buying Guides on 11/7/2017 (updated on 06/5/2020)

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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!

1. 24.5" Asus ROG Swift 240Hz Gaming Monitor

Blazing in with a 240Hz panel at 1080P, this specific Asus ROG XG258Q is a top tier gaming monitor - actually one of the fastest in the world today - and it’s a sight to behold! This extremely high speed makes it the perfect monitor for high action gaming if you want every advantage possible, but this monitor is more than just fast, it uses the latest ASUS Extreme Low Motion Blur technology, which achieves 1ms MPRT to eliminate smearing and motion blur, and makes objects in motion look sharper, so gameplay is more fluid and responsive.

The monitor frame design is highly adjustable to suit, with swivel, pivot, height adjustment and tilt. Using the RGB Asus AURA software, we can also customise the 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!

2. 27" 165Hz Asus ROG Swift PG279QE Gaming Monitor

This glorious Asus PG279QE is very fast indeed clocking in at 165Hz, and what makes this so impressive is comparision to the monitor above is that it manages to push out all those frame at the higher resolution of 2560x1440! With that a higher resolution all the incredible details come through in crisp new light, adding to your gaming experience.

In addition to those speed and detail advantages, this mighty monitor comes armed with a suite of ROG exclusives and sought after features. Ergonomically designed to swivel and pivot into the perfect position, while easing the eyes thanks to Flicker-Free, Ultra-Low Blue Light, GamePlus and GameVisual technology.

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 best when paired with Gaming PC that have Nvidia graphics cards within!

3. 27" 165Hz AOC C27G2 Gaming Monitor

The latest AOC C27G2 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 improvements to the height adjustable stand design make this latest model a real winner, the new AOC G2 27" 165Hz Gaming Monitor is certainly one of the best-value high performance monitors available today!

4. 31.5" 144Hz LG UltraGear Gaming Monitor

NEW ENTRY! The 32GK650F-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.

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

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.

6. 31.5" 144Hz AOC CQ32G2E Gaming Monitor

NEW ENTRY! The latest addition to the growing AOC range, this one features that blazing 144Hz we love, with a 2560x1440 resolution and a sleek curved design.

The 31.5" 144Hz AOC CQ32G2E is an excellent gaming monitor, it includes a VESA mount and also a desk stand. 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!

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!

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!

8. 27" LG UltraGear 144Hz Gaming Monitor

NEW ENTRY! This absolutely stunning UltraGear 27" 144Hz Gaming Monitor is another winner from LG, with a blazing fast 144Hz refresh rate on an IPS panel with 99% of the sRGB for outstanding color accuracy.  

Compatible with HDR10 content, you'll also enjoy punchier brightness and highlights with deeper shadows and silhouettes while you game. IPS doesn't just provide wider viewing angle either , and reproduces even more vivid scenes on the battlefield, as flames generated by explosions contrast.

The reviews are worth reading for this one! Check out the LG 27" UltraGear 27GL650F-B at PB Tech today! 

9. 31.5" 144Hz Phillips Gaming Monitor

NEW ENTRY! This Philips 31.5" 144Hz Gaming Monitor features a 2560x1440 panel with a gorgeous new stand design. The subtle curved screen, higher resolution and colours that look stunning thanks to HDR10 means this monitor is sure to climb in the ranks as more and more gamers discover just how good it really is.

Ambiglow LED lighting effects add your viewing experience, framing the display in a halo of light that look beautiful, this is more than just the normal RGB too, the monitor software analyses what’s showing on your screen (game, movie or photo, it does it all!) and continuously adapts the color and brightness of the emitted light to match the image. You can, of course, also adjust the ambiance to match your setup too!

10. 65" Asus ROG 4K 144Hz Gaming Monitor

Rounding off our top ten is a display that has no equal, this 65” 4K ROG monster. Priced in a similar way to the PC that’s needed to power a display of this magnitude...

This ROG Swift PG65UQ is the only big-screen monitor that is certified by UHD Premium tests, covering a range of features beyond resolution, including High Dynamic Range (HDR), Wider Color Spectrum, Color Bit Depth, Immersive Audio and more.

This stringent testing ensures the highest standards, so users enjoy the absolute richest imagery and audio.

11. 24.5" Asus 75Hz VG255H (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 GTX 1650 + Ryzen 3 or similar combo within your system you'll likely find this monitor is perfect, and with Asus gaming features this monitor is great for marathon 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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