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The 3 Best 4k 144Hz Monitors - Spring 2024 Reviews

Best 4k 144Hz Monitors

4k monitors with a refresh rate of around 144Hz are beneficial for PC gamers and are also useful for console gamers. They combine a high resolution that helps deliver detailed images with a fast enough refresh rate for a smooth gaming experience. These monitors also tend to support HDMI 2.1 bandwidth to take full advantage of modern graphics cards and current-gen gaming consoles like the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. Although there are 4k gaming monitors coming out with even higher refresh rates, like up to 240Hz, you need a very powerful graphics card to take advantage of those. Because of that, it's better to look for a 4k gaming monitor with a refresh rate close to 144Hz, including those up to 165Hz, which we've considered for this article.

When looking for a monitor, it's important to consider your budget, as there are models at different price points. You'll also want to consider other factors like the monitor's gaming performance, including its motion handling and input lag, although most monitors have low input lag anyway.

We've bought and tested over 310 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.

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

  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, and it provides both good picture quality and gaming performance. Motion looks crisp thanks to its fast response time across its entire refresh rate range, and it also has a backlight strobing feature to reduce persistence blur at higher refresh rates. It even supports all common VRR formats to help reduce screen tearing with any type of graphics card.

    On top of its great gaming performance, it delivers good picture quality with deep blacks and bright highlights, and its Mini LED local dimming feature helps improve the picture quality in dark scenes. This monitor sits below the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 S32BG85, which is very similar in terms of picture quality and offers an even higher 240Hz refresh rate. This is great if you want the highest refresh rate possible with a 4k monitor, but the Neo G7 is cheaper and worth getting if you don't have a PC that can maintain such high frame rates with a 4k signal anyway.

    See our review

  2. Best Mid-Range 4k 144Hz Monitor

    Should you find the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75 too much out of your price range, check out a mid-range option like the Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx. It's a bit different from the Samsung because it has a different panel type with a lower native contrast ratio, so its picture quality is worse if you don't use its local dimming feature, as blacks look gray in dark rooms. That said, it still has a decent local dimming feature thanks to its Mini LED backlighting, but there's blooming when viewed from the sides.

    Besides those differences in picture quality with the Samsung, it still offers good gaming performance with a consistently fast response time, so motion looks sharp. Although its max refresh rate is 160Hz, you can only reach that over a DisplayPort connection, and the max refresh rate over HDMI is 144Hz. It also has low input lag when gaming at its max refresh rate. However, its input lag increases at 60Hz, so if you play reaction-based games closer to 60Hz, the Cooler Master Tempest GP27U is a better choice for you, but it also costs more than the Acer.

    See our review

  3. Best Budget 4k 144Hz Monitor

    If you're looking for a monitor on a tighter budget, then the LG 27GR93U-B is a good choice. Although entry-level 4k 144Hz monitors cost more than other budget-friendly monitors with lower resolutions, they're at least getting cheaper and worth buying as they provide good enough gaming performance. That's the case with the LG. However, the biggest trade-off versus the Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx is that it doesn't have a local dimming feature, so its picture quality is much worse, especially for dark room gaming. Though, that's what you have to expect for entry-level 4k 144Hz gaming monitors.

    It still has everything you'd expect to find in a gaming monitor, including VRR support to reduce screen tearing and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth to take full advantage of modern graphics cards. Motion also looks sharp, especially at its max refresh rate of 144Hz. If you want a bigger option than this monitor's 27-inch screen, you can also check out the 32-inch LG 32GR93U-B, which performs similarly but costs more.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Dell Alienware AW3225QF: The Dell Alienware AW3225QF is a high-end 4k OLED gaming monitor with a high 240Hz refresh rate that provides better picture quality and performance than other 4k 144Hz monitors. However, only consider this monitor if you're willing to spend more than the price of the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75. See our review
  • Gigabyte M27U: The Gigabyte M27U is similar to the LG 27GR93U-B and has a slightly higher 160Hz refresh rate, so it's worth getting if you can find it for less, but it has slightly worse motion handling. See our review
  • Sony INZONE M9: The Sony INZONE M9 is a mid-range option that has lower input lag than the Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx, particularly at 60Hz, but it has worse picture quality than the Acer. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. May 03, 2024: Replaced the LG 32GR93U-B with the Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx, as it has better picture quality. Replaced the Gigabyte M27U with the LG 27GR93U-B for consistency with other recommendations and moved the Gigabyte M27U to Notable Mentions. Also added the Dell Alienware AW3225QF and the Sony INZONE M9 to Notable Mentions.

  2. Mar 06, 2024: Removed the 'Best Upper Mid-Range' category with the Sony INZONE M9, as the Sony now costs the same as the 'Best Mid-Range' selection and has slightly worse performance.

  3. Jan 11, 2024: Replaced the ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQR with the Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx in Notable Mentions because it has better picture quality.

  4. Nov 03, 2023: Replaced the Gigabyte M32U with the LG 32GR93U-B for consistency with other articles; added the Gigabyte M32U and ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQR to Notable Mentions.

  5. Sep 13, 2023: Updated text for clarity throughout and verified that the monitors are still available to purchase.

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. The 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 with a refresh rate up to 165Hz. 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.