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The 5 Best Gaming Monitors For PS4 - Spring 2019
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Best Gaming Monitors For PS4
65 Monitors Tested
  • Store-bought monitors; no cherry-picked units
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Whether you are in a dorm or simply have a small space, monitors are a great alternative to large TVs for console gaming. Monitors are usually a lot cheaper, they look great close up, and they take up a lot less space. Many high-end gaming monitors also offer better motion performance and lower input lag than any TV on the market, which is great if you are a competitive online gamer.

We've reviewed 65 monitors, and below you'll find our top picks for the best monitors for PS4 and PS4 Pro gaming. See also our recommendations for the best gaming monitors, the best curved gaming monitors, and the best 4k gaming monitors. If you're looking for a good pair of headphones, check out our recommendations for the best PS4 headsets.

  1. Best Gaming Monitor For PS4: Gigabyte AD27QD

    Size : 27 "
    Resolution : 2560x1440
    Refresh Rate : 144 Hz
    LCD Type
    What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
    :
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
    When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
    :
    FreeSync

    The Aorus AD27QD is the best gaming monitor for PS4 that we've tested so far. It has outstanding gaming performance, thanks to the low 60Hz input lag, extremely fast response time, and flicker-free backlight. It also supports HDR, and it is properly detected by the 'Automatic' settings on the PS4.

    This monitor has a great selection of inputs, with 2 HDMI ports and one DisplayPort connection, so you can connect your PS4, PC, and another console, which is great if you have limited space. It also has a built-in USB hub, so you can keep your PS4 controllers charged and ready to go at any time. The 27" screen is great for an immersive gaming experience, and the wide viewing angles are great for co-op gaming.

    Unfortunately, the Aorus AD27QD doesn't look as good in a dark room, as it has bad black uniformity and a mediocre contrast ratio. Overall, though, it is a great gaming monitor that should please most PS4 gamers.

    See our review

  2. PS4 Pro Alternative: LG 27UK650-W

    Size : 27 "
    Resolution : 3840x2160
    Refresh Rate : 60 Hz
    LCD Type
    What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
    :
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
    When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
    :
    FreeSync

    If you like the Aorus AD27QD but would prefer a 4k screen for PS4 Pro gaming, check out the LG 27UK650 instead. It delivers a great PS4 gaming experience thanks to the fast response time, excellent low input lag, and flicker-free backlight. Like the Aorus, it has great wide viewing angles and supports HDR, but it can't display a wide color gamut for HDR content. Unfortunately, it doesn't look as good when displaying dark scenes in a dark room. Overall, it is a versatile 4k monitor that should please most people, and is a great choice for PS4 Pro gaming.

    See our review

  3. Most Versatile Gaming Monitor For PS4: Samsung C27HG70

    Size : 27 "
    Resolution : 2560x1440
    Refresh Rate : 144 Hz
    LCD Type
    What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
    :
    VA
    Variable Refresh Rate
    What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
    When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
    :
    FreeSync

    If you like to game on both PS4 and PC, the Samsung CHG70 is a more versatile gaming monitor. It has an excellent response time and extremely low input lag, so your games look smooth and are responsive to every button tap. If you like to mix it up a bit, it's also a great PC gaming monitor. It has a fast 144Hz refresh rate, and it supports AMD FreeSync.

    It can take advantage of HDR on the PS4, so supported games look stunning, even if you haven't upgraded to the Pro. It looks great in almost any setting. It has a very good contrast ratio for dark room viewing and it is bright enough to overcome glare in a bright room.

    Unfortunately, it doesn't have the wide viewing angles found on IPS monitors, so it isn't ideal for split-screen gaming. This is a 1440p monitor, which the PS4 and PS4 Pro don't natively support, so the image will be upscaled by the monitor. This can reveal some artifacts that may bother some people. Overall, it is a very good monitor for pretty much any usage and it should please most people.

    See our review

  4. Best 1080p Gaming Monitor For PS4: ASUS VG279Q

    Size : 27 "
    Resolution : 1920x1080
    Refresh Rate : 144 Hz
    LCD Type
    What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
    :
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
    When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
    :
    FreeSync

    If you have an original PS4 or PS4 Slim and don't want to upgrade for a PS4 Pro, the ASUS VG279Q is the best 1080p gaming monitor for PS4 that we've tested so far. It delivers outstanding gaming performance, even at 60Hz, thanks to the fast response time and low input lag. It gets bright enough for almost any room and has great wide viewing angles, perfect for a quick co-op match.

    This monitor also has a few neat additional gaming features, including the ability to add a virtual crosshair to any game, even on the PS4. It supports FreeSync, which doesn't add anything for PS4 gaming but does make it a bit more versatile.

    Unfortunately, it doesn't look as good in a completely dark room. Overall, though, it is a great, versatile gaming monitor that should please most people.

    See our review

  5. Cheaper Alternative: ViewSonic XG2402

    Size : 24 "
    Resolution : 1920x1080
    Refresh Rate : 144 Hz
    LCD Type
    What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the monitor.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
    :
    TN
    Variable Refresh Rate
    What it is: Feature that allows the monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with the input device's output and reduces stuttering and screen tearing.
    When it matters: Almost every usage, but is most noticeable in gaming where constant fluctuation in framerate cause distracting artifacts.
    :
    FreeSync

    If you want something a bit cheaper than the ASUS VG279Q, check out the ViewSonic XG2402 instead. It has an outstanding response time, delivering crystal clear motion with very little blur, and it has exceptional low 1080p @ 60Hz input lag. It also has a useful USB hub, great for connecting an external drive, or a charger for your DualShock 4s. Unfortunately, unlike the ASUS, the image on the ViewSonic degrades when viewed at an angle, and the screen is a bit smaller, so it isn't as well-suited for co-op gaming.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Dell S2417DG:  Great gaming monitor, but not as good as the Aorus AD27QD. See our review
  • BenQ XL2540: Great 1440p gaming monitor, but the Aorus AD27QD is better and much cheaper. See our review
  • LG 32UD99-W: Great 4k monitor, but the 27UK650 is better for much less. See our review
  • BenQ XL2540: Good 1080p monitor, but the 240Hz refresh rate doesn't add much for PS4 gaming. See our review

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best monitors for PS4 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.

Due to some limitations with our current Test Bench, the score listed here does not entirely represent the logic behind our picks. We currently measure the response time on monitors using the native refresh rate. Monitors with a refresh rate higher than 60Hz will perform worse than measured, as the PS4 and PS4 Pro can only output at 60Hz. We've taken this into consideration when making our picks.

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