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The 5 Best 4k 144Hz Monitors - Spring 2023 Reviews

Best 4k 144Hz Monitors

4k 144Hz gaming monitors combine a high resolution with a high refresh rate for a smooth gaming experience with plenty of detail and sharp images. While you need a high-end graphics card and a premium computer setup to take full advantage of these monitors, this technology has become more accessible, and the demand for 4k 144Hz gaming monitors has grown. Because of this, these high-end monitors have also started to become more affordable in recent years, and there are 4k 144Hz monitors available for almost any budget.

We've bought and tested over 270 monitors, and below are our picks for the best 4k 144Hz monitors to buy. Also, see our recommendations for the best monitors for Xbox Series X, the best monitors for PS5, and the best 4k gaming monitors.

  1. Best 4k 144Hz Monitor

    The best 4k 144Hz monitor we've tested is the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75. It's a high-end monitor with a max refresh rate of 165Hz, which delivers a slightly smoother experience compared to other 4k 144Hz monitors, but the difference isn't extremely noticeable, either. You can also get the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 S32BG85, which has many of the same features but an even higher 240Hz refresh rate. It's great if you'll take advantage of the full refresh rate, but if you want a 4k 144Hz monitor for now, it's worth getting the Neo G7, which often goes on sale for cheaper.

    Motion looks smooth on the Neo G7 thanks to the excellent response time across its entire refresh rate range, and there isn't any blur trail behind fast-moving objects. It also has a backlight strobing feature to reduce persistence blur, but it doesn't work simultaneously with its variable refresh rate (VRR) support. It natively supports FreeSync VRR and is also G-SYNC compatible to help reduce screen tearing. It also delivers excellent picture quality because it has Mini LED backlighting, providing both bright highlights and deep blacks.

    See our review

  2. Best Upper Mid-Range 4k 144Hz Monitor

    If you find the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75 too expensive and prefer something a bit cheaper, consider the LG 32GQ950-B. It has a 32-inch screen size like the Samsung and a max refresh rate of 160Hz. However, the main trade-off is that it has worse picture quality. It doesn't have the same Mini LED backlighting as the Samsung, so the local dimming feature is worse, and it doesn't perform well in dark scenes as blacks look gray. Besides that, it still offers an excellent gaming experience with an incredible response time across its entire refresh rate range.

    While it doesn't have a backlight strobing feature to improve the appearance of motion, motion looks smooth without it. Like the Samsung monitor, it has low input lag for a responsive feel and FreeSync VRR with G-SYNC compatibility. If you also want to use it for console gaming, it doesn't have any issues taking full advantage of the PS5 or Xbox Series X|S, thanks to its HDMI 2.1 bandwidth.

    See our review

  3. Best Mid-Range 4k 144Hz Monitor

    If you want a slightly cheaper monitor in the mid-range price category, then consider the Sony INZONE M9. It's similar to the LG 32GQ950-B because it's also excellent for gaming and has many of the same features, but there are a few differences between them. The Sony has a slightly lower 144Hz max refresh rate and a slower response time than the LG, so while the motion handling isn't the absolute best, it's still good enough for most gamers. On the plus side, the Sony delivers better picture quality as it has a superior local dimming feature, making it the better choice for dark room gaming.

    It's also excellent for console gaming, especially if you have a PS5. As it's a Sony monitor, it has a few features you can use with the PS5, like Auto HDR Tone Mapping to improve the picture quality in HDR games. Its HDMI 2.1 bandwidth lets you play 4k games up to 120Hz without any issue, and there aren't any compatibility issues even if you want to use it with the Xbox Series X|S.

    See our review

  4. Best Lower Mid-Range 4k 144Hz Monitor

    If you want something cheaper, the Gigabyte M32U is a great alternative to the Sony INZONE M9. Although you don't get the same great picture quality because it has terrible local dimming, it still offers excellent gaming performance for a lower cost. It has the same max refresh rate of 144Hz, and it's an excellent gaming monitor with a fast response time.

    It has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two ports and supports 4k @ 120Hz gaming from the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. There are some limits when gaming on a PS5, though, as the ports are limited to 24 Gbps bandwidth instead of the full 48 Gbps bandwidth of HDMI 2.1. This mainly affects the text clarity on the console, but this doesn't affect the gaming or overall picture quality, and it isn't a problem with the Xbox either. It also has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray in a dark room, and if you want something with better contrast, the Gigabyte M32UC is a similar model with higher contrast, but it also has worse motion handling.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget 4k 144Hz Monitor

    As 4k 144Hz monitors don't come cheap, you'll have to expect to pay a bit more for a monitor than a regular budget display, but the Gigabyte M28U is still a good option if you want one of the cheapest 4k 144Hz monitors available. It's essentially a smaller version of the Gigabyte M32U, with a few minor differences, like a different stand with worse ergonomics and no swivel adjustments; however, that's only an issue if you need to constantly adjust the screen. It also delivers great picture quality in bright rooms as it has decent peak brightness and good reflection handling, but it doesn't get as bright as the M32U.

    It still has excellent gaming performance and is versatile enough for other uses. It has an excellent response time at its max refresh rate of 144Hz and remains quick at 120Hz if you want to use it for console gaming. It also has native FreeSync support and works with NVIDIA graphics cards for G-SYNC compatibility. Gaming feels responsive thanks to its incredibly low input lag, which doesn't increase much at lower refresh rates.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Cooler Master Tempest GP27U: The Cooler Master Tempest GP27U delivers similar performance to the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75 thanks to its Mini LED backlighting, and it gets brighter. Unfortunately, it can be harder to find, and there are bugs. See our review
  • Dell G3223Q: The Dell G3223Q is an excellent gaming monitor in the same price range as the LG 32GQ950-B. It also gets brighter in SDR, but the motion handling is better on the LG. See our review
  • LG 27GP950-B: The LG 27GP950-B is a bit more expensive than the Gigabyte M32U, and it supports the full 48 Gbps of HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, so your graphics card doesn't need to use compression, but the Gigabyte is more versatile for other uses as well. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. May 03, 2023: Renamed the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75 to the 'Best 4k 144Hz Monitor' and removed the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 S32BG85 because both monitors are the same price; added the LG 32GQ950-B as the 'Best Upper Mid-Range Monitor'.

  2. Mar 10, 2023: Added the Sony INZONE M9 as the 'Best Mid-Range Monitor' and renamed the Gigabyte M32U as the 'Best Lower Mid-Range Monitor'.

  3. Jan 09, 2023: Verified our picks for accuracy and made minor changes to the text. Added the Cooler Master Tempest GP27U as a Notable Mention, as although it's cheaper than the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75, it's also nearly impossible to buy at the moment.

  4. Oct 31, 2022: Added the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 as the 'Best 4k 144Hz Monitor' and added the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7; renamed the Gigabyte M32U as the 'Best Mid-Range Monitor'; removed the Gigabyte M32UC and the Gigabyte AORUS FV43U because there are better monitors available; updated Notable Mentions based on changes.

  5. Aug 17, 2022: Renamed categories to reflect market availability and how people are searching for monitors; renamed the Gigabyte M32U to the 'Best 4k 144Hz Monitor', the Gigabyte M28U to 'Best Budget', and the Gigabyte FV43U to the 'Best Large Monitor'. Removed the LG 27GP950-B and the Samsung Odyssey G7; added the Gigabyte M32UC as the 'Best Mid-Range' and the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 as the 'Best For HDR'; updated Notable Mentions based on changes.

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best 4k 144Hz gaming monitors currently available. They're 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 4k monitor reviews that have a minimum refresh rate of 144Hz. 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.