Whether you are a PC gamer with an AMD graphics card or an Xbox One S/X owner, FreeSync support is a must when choosing a new display. Thankfully, FreeSync monitors have drastically come down in price and are available for any budget. From basic 1080p gaming displays to the most advanced 4k monitors with HDR, there is something for every use. Most of our top picks are great for any use, as most people don't use their monitor just for gaming.
We've reviewed over 75 monitors, and below are our picks for the best FreeSync monitors available for purchase in 2019. See our recommendations for the best gaming monitors, the best monitors for photo editing, the best gaming monitor size, and the best curved monitors.
The ASUS VG279Q is the best FreeSync monitor that we've tested so far. It delivers decent picture quality, with great peak brightness, wide viewing angles, and excellent gray uniformity. It also has a great design with outstanding ergonomics, making it very easy to place it in an ideal viewing position or share your screen with other people.
This monitor delivers outstanding gaming performance. It has an incredibly fast response time that delivers clear motion, with very little blur trail behind fast-moving objects. It has a wide FreeSync refresh rate range and fast 144Hz refresh rate, great for even the most demanding gamers. It has excellent low input lag for a responsive gaming experience.
Unfortunately, like the majority of IPS monitors, it doesn't look as good in a dark room. It also has a limited 1080p resolution that may be disappointing to some users. Overall, though, it's a very good monitor with an excellent gaming performance that should please most people.
If you like to game in a dark room, the Samsung CHG70 might be a better choice than the ASUS VG279Q. It has worse ergonomics and worse viewing angles than the ASUS, but it has a much higher contrast ratio, so blacks look black in a dark room. The Samsung also has a higher native resolution, so you can see more fine details in your favorite games.
Overall, although the ASUS VG279Q is the best FreeSync Gaming monitor for most people and has better viewing angles, if you like to play in a dark room the Samsung CHG70 might be a better choice.
If you have a recent NVIDIA graphics card but want to save a bit of money by getting a FreeSync monitor, the Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD is the best G-SYNC compatible FreeSync monitor that we've tested so far. This monitor is officially supported by NVIDIA's new adaptive sync drivers, and FreeSync will automatically be enabled when connected to a recent NVIDIA graphics card.
Delivering similar gaming performance to the ASUS VG279Q, but with a higher native resolution, this is an outstanding gaming monitor. It has a slightly faster response time and slightly less input lag than the ASUS, resulting in somewhat smoother motion and a more responsive gaming experience. This monitor also has an incredible selection of additional features, including a unique noise cancellation feature.
Unfortunately, it doesn't look as good in a dark room, and the stand has a narrow swivel range. Overall, though, it's a very good monitor for most uses and should please most gamers.
If you prefer a higher resolution screen, the LG 27UK650-W is the best 4k FreeSync monitor that we've tested so far. It's a very good 27 inch monitor that delivers good picture quality, with wide viewing angles and great peak brightness.
Gamers will appreciate the low input lag and excellent motion handling. The 4k resolution delivers a greater level of detail in your favorite games, but this comes at the cost of a lower refresh rate. This monitor supports FreeSync, with a great range over HDMI and DisplayPort. This is great for PC or Xbox One gaming.
Unfortunately, although it supports HDR, it doesn't deliver the best HDR experience, as it can't display a wide color gamut and has limited HDR brightness. Overall, this is a very good 4k monitor that should please most people.
If you want something a bit bigger than the LG 27UK650-W, check out the LG 32UD99-W instead. It's significantly more expensive than the smaller LG, but it's a bit more feature-packed. It has a built-in USB hub, so you can connect your peripherals to the monitor. It also has a USB-C port with USB-C power delivery, so you can charge your device while using the screen, with only a single cable going back to your computer.
Although the LG 27UK650-W is the best 4k FreeSync monitor we've tested so far, if you want something bigger with more features, the LG 32UD99-W is a good, but much more expensive alternative.
If you have an older computer or older game console that can't output higher resolutions, the BenQ Zowie XL2540 is the best 1080p FreeSync monitor that we've reviewed so far. This is an excellent gaming monitor that unfortunately isn't quite as versatile as some of the other monitors on this list.
It has an incredible 240Hz refresh rate that delivers outstanding motion performance with very little motion blur. It also has outstanding low input lag and a very wide FreeSync range that ensures a consistent tear-free experience.
Unfortunately, it has a TN panel, poor dark room performance, and poor viewing angles. This can bother some people as the edges of the screen can appear different from the rest when sitting too close. Overall, it's a decent monitor for mixed usage and is an excellent gaming monitor that should please most people.
If you want a cheaper alternative to the BenQ Zowie XL2540, the ViewSonic XG2402 is the best budget FreeSync monitor that we've tested so far. It has an excellent 144Hz refresh rate, and it supports FreeSync over HDMI and DisplayPort. Unlike many FreeSync monitors, it has the same excellent FreeSync range regardless of your choice of connector. When the action gets too intense and your frame rate drops, it uses LFC to compensate, ensuring you always get a smooth, tear-free gaming experience.
Unfortunately, the TN panel used in this monitor has its own set of flaws. Like IPS panels, it doesn't perform that well in a dark room and it doesn't have a wide viewing angle either. Overall, it's a decent monitor with impressive gaming features, and it's available at a very low price. If you're looking for something cheaper than the BenQ Zowie XL2540, get the ViewSonic XG2402, but if you want better dark room performance and viewing angles, go with the BenQ.
Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best FreeSync monitors currently available. 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 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.