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The 3 Best G-SYNC Monitors - Summer 2024 Reviews

Updated Jun 06, 2024 at 09:45 am
Best G-SYNC Monitors

G-SYNC is a VRR technology from NVIDIA meant to reduce screen tearing in games. For it to work, you need an NVIDIA graphics card and a monitor that supports G-SYNC. While most monitors are G-SYNC compatible, some have an NVIDIA chip built-in that gives them native G-SYNC support. This provides extra features, like variable overdrive, which improves the appearance of motion across different refresh rates. Some even support NVIDIA's Reflex Latency Analyzer, which measures the latency of different sources in your setup.

While the market for native G-SYNC monitors is limited, and there aren't too many new monitors being released with this certification, you can still get some great options, but they tend to cost a bit more than other monitors. Having a monitor with native G-SYNC support doesn't guarantee great gaming performance, as you'll still want something with crisp motion handling and low input lag for a responsive feel.

We've bought and tested over 315 monitors, and below are our recommendations for the best monitors with native G-SYNC support. Check out our recommendations for the best gaming monitors, the best 240Hz monitors, and the best 1440p gaming monitors. If you want to learn how G-SYNC compares to FreeSync, you can read more about it here.

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

  1. Best G-SYNC Monitor

    The Dell Alienware AW3423DW is the best G-SYNC monitor that we've tested. It's an ultrawide display with a 34-inch screen and 3440x1440 resolution, which is great if you like playing FPS or atmospheric games. It's fantastic if your games have a lot of fast-moving objects because it has a near-instantaneous response time that results in minimal motion blur. It also has a max 175Hz refresh rate, which you can achieve with a DisplayPort connection.

    On top of its remarkable gaming performance, it delivers exceptional picture quality, thanks to its QD-OLED panel with perfect black levels and no blooming in dark rooms. It also displays a wide range of colors and gets bright enough for a satisfying HDR experience, which is great if you play HDR games. Unfortunately, QD-OLEDs like this one are prone to burn-in when exposed to the same static elements over time, like if you only play the same game, but this isn't a big concern if you play varied games. If it concerns you, you can also consider the LG 34GP950G-B, another ultrawide monitor with native G-SYNC support, but it has worse picture quality.

    See our review

  2. Best 27-Inch G-SYNC Monitor

    If you don't like the ultrawide format of the Dell Alienware AW3423DW and you prefer a smaller 27-inch model, there are some options you can get in this size range. One of those is the ASUS ROG Swift PG279QM, which doesn't deliver the same outstanding picture quality as the Dell because it doesn't have a QD-OLED panel, so blacks look gray in the dark. On the other hand, one advantage is its higher 240Hz refresh rate, which is great for competitive gaming, and its 1440p resolution delivers enough details in games. However, if you want something with an even higher 360Hz refresh rate, you can also consider the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN, but it costs more than the PG279QM.

    The PG279QM is an impressive gaming monitor with an extremely fast response time that remains consistently fast, no matter the refresh rate you're gaming at. Unlike the Dell model, it supports NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer, which helps identify which sources cause the most delay in your gaming setup. However, you'll need a compatible mouse for that feature to work.

    See our review

  3. Best 25-Inch G-SYNC Monitor

    If you don't care about having a large screen, smaller displays tend to have refresh rates higher than the 240Hz on the ASUS ROG Swift PG279QM. If you want that, the Dell Alienware AW2524H is a great choice with an incredibly fast 500Hz refresh rate, and you can often find it for a low cost on Dell's website. It has a lower 1080p resolution than the ASUS, so images aren't as detailed, but that means it's easier for your graphics card to maintain high frame rates.

    Like the ASUS, the Dell monitor's gaming performance is impressive as it has an extremely fast response time at its max refresh rate. The response time remains quick even at lower refresh rates, meaning motion looks sharp with any type of game. It also has a backlight strobing to further reduce persistence blur, but it only works between 120Hz and 360Hz, and you can't use it simultaneously with VRR.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP: The ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP is a competitor to the Dell Alienware AW2524H with an even higher 540Hz refresh rate. It's worth considering if you're an esports gamer, but it has worse picture quality than the Dell and tends to cost more. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jun 06, 2024: Replaced the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN with the ASUS ROG Swift PG279QM as it's cheaper and still offers impressive gaming performance.

  2. Apr 18, 2024: Replaced the ASUS ROG Swift PG279QM with the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN because it has a higher refresh rate for around the same price.

  3. Feb 09, 2024: Replaced the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QN with the ASUS ROG Swift Pro PG248QP in the Notable Mentions because the PG248QP is easier to find.

  4. Dec 11, 2023: Removed the Dell Alienware AW2721D from the Notable Mentions because it's an old monitor that's out of stock.

  5. Oct 12, 2023: Moved the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QN to Notable Mentions because it's hard to find; renamed the Dell Alienware AW2524H and the ASUS ROG Swift PG279QM to 'Best 25-Inch' and 'Best 27-Inch' respectively to better separate the categories.

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best G-SYNC monitors that are currently available. They are 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 our G-SYNC 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.