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The 5 Best 240Hz Monitors - Spring 2024 Reviews

Updated May 08, 2024 at 03:42 pm
Best 240Hz Monitors

A high refresh rate monitor is beneficial for competitive gaming because it can provide better motion handling and lower input lag than lesser-equipped opponents. This is because they refresh the image more times every second, which you can learn more about here. A popular refresh rate amongst gamers is 240Hz, and while there are displays with even higher refresh rates, those tend to cost more, and there's a good selection of 240Hz monitors available.

These monitors are available in various resolutions, from 1080p to even 4k, so you can choose from a bunch of models. When looking for a monitor, it's important to consider what type of gaming setup you have. If you have a high-end graphics card that maintains 240 fps with a high resolution, you can either get a 1440p or 4k monitor. However, if you have a budget setup, then a low-cost 1080p monitor is better. You'll also want to ensure the monitor has VRR support and look at the monitor's response time and input lag if you want the best performance possible.

We've bought and tested more than 310 monitors, and below are our recommendations for the best monitors available with a 240Hz refresh rate. Check out our recommendations for the best gaming monitors, the best G-SYNC monitors, and the best 1080p monitors.

Note: We recently published our Test Bench 2.0, and we're in the process of updating our reviews to this new test bench. As such, it may seem that two similar monitors have very different scores, but scores aren't comparable between different test benches.

  1. Best 240Hz Monitor

    The Dell Alienware AW3225QF is the best 240Hz gaming monitor we've tested, and you can get it directly through Dell's website. It provides both high-end gaming performance and outstanding picture quality. While you need a premium setup to take advantage of its 4k resolution with a 240Hz refresh rate, it's also future-proof for when 4k @ 240Hz gaming becomes more accessible. That said, what makes this such an amazing gaming monitor is that it has a near-instantaneous response time, resulting in minimal motion blur with fast-moving objects. It also supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth to take advantage of modern graphics cards.

    On top of that, its QD-OLED panel delivers deep blacks without any blooming, and it also gets bright enough for colors and highlights to pop. Its wide viewing angles are also beneficial if you want to use it for co-op gaming, and it has a large 32-inch screen for an immersive experience. Unfortunately, OLEDs like this are prone to burn-in when exposed to the same static elements over time. If you're concerned about this, look at the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 S32BG85. It's the best 240Hz gaming monitor that isn't an OLED, and it has a 4k resolution and Mini LED backlighting, but its picture quality isn't as good as that of the Dell.

    See our review

  2. Best Upper Mid-Range 240Hz Monitor

    If you find the Dell Alienware AW3225QF out of your price range or don't have a setup to take advantage of its high resolution, check out the ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM. With a lower resolution, it's the best 1440p 240Hz monitor you can get, and while that means images aren't as detailed, it's easier for your graphics card to maintain a high frame rate. It uses an OLED panel with deep and inky blacks, but unlike the Dell, it isn't a QD-OLED, so it doesn't display the same bright highlights and vivid colors.

    Besides its excellent picture quality, it's a fantastic gaming monitor with a near-instantaneous response time, resulting in almost no motion blur with fast-moving objects. However, there are some quirks about it, as you need to update it to the latest firmware to get the best HDR performance and the lowest input lag possible.

    See our review

  3. Best Mid-Range 240Hz Monitor

    If you prefer getting something cheaper and don't mind having worse picture quality, the LG 27GR83Q-B is a good alternative to the ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM. While it doesn't have an OLED panel and the same perfect blacks as the ASUS, it has no permanent burn-in risk and is still an excellent gaming monitor. This is because it has a fast response time at its max refresh rate, meaning motion looks crisp, and it maintains that fast response time at any refresh rate.

    It even has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, so you can take full advantage of HDMI 2.1 graphics cards. Additionally, it's a good choice for co-op gaming thanks to its wide viewing angles that keep the image consistent from the sides, but its stand doesn't offer swivel adjustment. If you want a monitor with better ergonomics, check out the Dell Alienware AW2723DF, which has an overclock to 280Hz but costs more and doesn't support HDMI 2.1 bandwidth.

    See our review

  4. Best Lower Mid-Range 240Hz Monitor

    If you still find the LG 27GR83Q-B out of your price range, you can get a lower mid-range option like the Gigabyte M27Q X. Although it has many of the same specs as the LG, it's a slight step-down in performance in a few areas, which is the trade-off for getting something cheaper. While it has a fast response time at any refresh rate, it just isn't as good as on the LG, so motion is a bit blurry. However, even at that, it's good enough for most gamers.

    Unlike the LG, it has a backlight strobing feature that works across a wide refresh rate range to help reduce persistence blur. It even works at the same time as VRR, which is something most monitors can't do. Besides that, it has useful features if you also want to connect other devices, like a KVM switch that makes it easy to switch between two different computers and use the same keyboard and mouse connected to the monitor.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget 240Hz Monitor

    If you want the best gaming monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate and are on a budget, check out the ViewSonic XG2431 instead. You lose out on a few features as you move down in price categories; in this case, it has a lower resolution than the Gigabyte M27Q X, which means it doesn't deliver the same detailed images. However, with its lower resolution, it's easier for your graphics card to maintain a frame rate of 240 fps. It also has a smaller 24-inch screen, which isn't ideal for co-op gaming, but it at least has wide viewing angles that keep the image consistent from the sides if you do want to game on it with a friend next to you.

    The excellent motion handling makes the ViewSonic stand out against similarly priced displays. There's minimal motion blur, and it even has a customizable backlight strobing feature to reduce persistence blur, which not many lower-cost monitors have. However, it doesn't work at the same time as VRR.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Samsung Odyssey OLED G9/G95SC S49CG95: The Samsung Odyssey OLED G9/G95SC S49CG95 is a high-end 49-inch gaming monitor with a QD-OLED panel like the Dell Alienware AW3225QF, but it costs more, and its super ultrawide format isn't for everyone. See our review
  • LG 27GS95QE-B: The LG 27GS95QE-B is a model that's comparable to the ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM and has an OLED panel. However, it doesn't quite get as bright in HDR. See our review
  • ASUS ROG Swift PG279QM: The ASUS ROG Swift PG279QM is a great gaming monitor with native G-SYNC support. It's ideal if you have an NVIDIA graphics card and want to take full advantage of it. However, it's more expensive than the LG 27GR83Q-B, so only consider it if you want a native G-SYNC monitor. See our review
  • Samsung Odyssey G7 C32G75T: The Samsung Odyssey G7 C32G75T is comparable to the LG 27GR83Q-B as it has a 1440p resolution, and it's a good dark room alternative due to its higher contrast, but it has slightly worse motion handling at its max refresh rate, and it costs more. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. May 08, 2024: Confirmed that our selections are consistent and up-to-date. Replaced the LG 27GR95QE-B with the LG 27GS95QE-B as a Notable Mention, as the 27GS95QE-B is an update to the 27GR95QE-B.

  2. Mar 12, 2024: Verified our picks for accuracy and consistency.

  3. Feb 07, 2024: Replaced the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 S32BG85 with the Dell Alienware AW3225QF because the Dell has better picture quality, and renamed to 'Best 240Hz Monitor'; renamed the ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM to 'Best Upper Mid-Range'; replaced the Dell Alienware AW2723DF with the LG 27GR83Q-B as it has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth and for consistency with other recommendations; replaced the Corsair XENEON 27QHD240 with the LG 27GR95QE-B in the Notable Mentions.

  4. Nov 09, 2023: Replaced the HP OMEN 27qs with the Gigabyte M27Q X because it's easier to find and performs better; added the Samsung Odyssey G7 C32G75T to Notable Mentions.

  5. Sep 14, 2023: Replaced the Samsung Odyssey G7 C32G75T with the HP OMEN 27qs because it's cheaper and still offers great gaming performance; added the Samsung Odyssey OLED G9/G95SC S49CG95 and the Corsair XENEON 27QHD240 to Notable Mentions.

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best monitors that are currently available with a 240Hz refresh rate. They are adapted to be valid for most people, in each price range. Rating is based on our review, factoring in price and feedback from our visitors.

If you would prefer to make your own decision, here is the list of all of our 240Hz monitor reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. Most monitors are good enough to please most people, and the things we fault monitors on are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.