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The 6 Best Gaming Monitors For PS4 - Summer 2019
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Best Gaming Monitors For PS4
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Whether you're 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're a competitive online gamer.

We've reviewed 69 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

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.0

    Test Benches:

    • 1.0: Fall 2017
    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, which 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; this 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 inch screen is great for an immersive gaming experience, and the wide viewing angles are great for co-op gaming.

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

    See our review

  2. Dark Room Alternative: Samsung CHG70

    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 the Aorus AD27QD but game a lot in a dark room, the Samsung CHG70 is a better choice. Available in two sizes, 27" and 32", this monitor delivers a great PS4 gaming experience, with an excellent response time, a flicker-free backlight, and low 60Hz input lag. Although this monitor has a native resolution of 1440p, it can also accept a 4k input and downscale the image, which is great for PS4 Pro owners. It has great dark room performance, thanks to a very good native contrast ratio.

    See our review

  3. Best 4k Gaming Monitor For PS4 Pro: Dell U2718Q

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.0

    Test Benches:

    • 1.0: Fall 2017
    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.
    :
    No

    If you have a PS4 Pro and want the best 4k gaming monitor, check out the Dell U2718Q. This 27", 4k monitor delivers a great gaming experience when connected to a PS4 Pro, and even when connected to an original PS4 or PS4 Slim. It has an excellent response time, extremely low input lag, and a great selection of inputs.

    Like most Dell monitors, it has great ergonomics, so it can easily be adjusted to the best viewing position. It also has good peak brightness, wide viewing angles, and decent reflection handling, so it looks great in most rooms. It doesn't perform as well in a dark room, though, which may disappoint some users.

    Unfortunately, even though this monitor supports HDR, including with the PS4 and PS4 Pro, there is little benefit to this, as it can't get very bright in HDR and can't display a wide color gamut. It also lacks some more advanced gaming features, although these aren't supported on the PS4 anyway. Overall, though, this is a very good gaming monitor that should please most people.

    See our review

  4. More Versatile 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

    The Dell U2718Q is a great choice for gaming on a PS4 Pro, but if you also game on a PC or Xbox One, the LG 27UK650-W is a more versatile choice. Unlike the Dell, this monitor supports AMD's FreeSync variable refresh rate technology, for a nearly tear-free gaming experience, and is completely flicker-free. Overall, this monitor delivers an incredible gaming experience no matter which platform you choose to game on.

    See our review

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

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.0

    Test Benches:

    • 1.0: Fall 2017
    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 haven't upgraded to a PS4 Pro yet and want the best gaming monitor for an original PS4 or a PS4 Slim, check out the ASUS VG279Q. This is an impressive 1080p gaming monitor with an extremely fast response time, excellent low input lag, and decent overall picture quality. It has great peak brightness, good reflection handling, and wide viewing angles, so it's suitable for most rooms, regardless of viewing conditions.

    Although limited to 60Hz when gaming on a console, this monitor performs even better when gaming from a PC, which is great if you like to mix things up a bit. From a PC, it supports a 144Hz refresh rate, as well as FreeSync variable refresh rate technology, which delivers a nearly tear-free gaming experience.

    Unfortunately, this monitor only has one HDMI input, which might be a bit limiting for some users, especially if you have more than one console.

    See our review

  6. 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 4 controllers. Unfortunately, unlike the ASUS, the image on this monitor 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
  • ASUS ROG PG279Q: Great 1440p gaming monitor, but the Aorus AD27QD is better and much cheaper. See our review
  • LG 32UD99-W: Great 4k monitor, but the LG 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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