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The 5 Best Gaming Monitors for PS4 - March 2019
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Best Gaming Monitors for PS4
64 Monitors Tested
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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 64 monitors, and below you'll find our top 5 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 4k Gaming Monitor For PS4: 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 LG 27UK650 is the best 4k monitor for PS4 gaming that we've tested so far. It is a very good 27" monitor with some great gaming features. It delivers good overall picture quality, with great peak brightness and wide viewing angles; perfect for quick co-op gaming sessions.

    The 27UK650 delivers great gaming performance. It has very good motion handling, thanks to an extremely fast response time that delivers smooth motion with very little blur trail behind fast-moving objects. It has a maximum 60 Hz refresh rate, which is just fine for PS4 gaming. It also has excellent input lag, ensuring a responsive gaming experience.

    Unfortunately, although the 27UK650 supports HDR with any PS4 model, it can't get bright enough to show off small highlights in some scenes, and it can't display a wide color gamut. Overall, though, it is a very good, versatile 4k monitor that should please most people.

    See our review

  2. Larger Alternative: LG 32UD99-W

    Size : 32 "
    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 find the size of the LG 27UK650 small and would prefer something larger, get the LG 32UD99. The two monitors perform almost the same. The 32UD99 has a larger, 32-inch screen which can accommodate split-screen gaming or co-op sessions better. The 32UD99 has worse out-of-the-box color accuracy, but it has slightly better native contrast ratio and a built-in USB hub which can help keep your DualShock 4 controllers charged.

    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, the CHG70 is also a great PC gaming monitor. It has a fast 144 Hz refresh rate, and it supports AMD FreeSync.

    The CHG70 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. The CHG70 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 Budget Gaming Monitor For PS4: Dell U2518D

    Size : 25 "
    Resolution : 2560x1440
    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

    The best gaming monitor for PS4 in the budget category is the Dell U2518D. It is a very good IPS monitor with a 25-inch screen, 1440p resolution, and wide viewing angles so that the image remains accurate when viewed from the side. It has a good picture quality and is suitable for a bright room, thanks to the very good peak brightness and good reflection handling.

    The Dell U2518D is a good choice if you plan to use it for gaming with a PS4. Although it has a native 1440p resolution that the PS4 does not support, it will display the PS4's 1080p resolution without any issue or increase in the great low input lag. It has a very fast response time, and fast motion is crisp with very little motion blur.

    Unfortunately, although the Dell U2518D will display HDR content with any PS4 model, it can not get very bright in this mode to deliver the saturated colors and the popping highlights HDR promises. All in all, it is a very good monitor for almost any usage, and certainly for PS4 gaming.

    See our review

  5. 1080p 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 don't have a PS4 Pro and would prefer to have the most accurate image with no scaling, the ViewSonic XG2402 is the best 1080p PS4 gaming monitor that we've tested so far. It has an outstanding fast response time and excellent low input lag, even when gaming at 60 Hz on the PS4. If you do have an Xbox One or game on your PC, it supports a 144 Hz refresh rate with AMD's FreeSync VRR. Unfortunately, the XG2402 doesn't look as good in a dark room and has limited viewing angles.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Dell U2718Q:  Great gaming monitor, but the LG 27UK650 is cheaper. See our review
  • ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q: Great 1440p gaming monitor, but the LG 27UK650 is better and much cheaper. See our review
  • Dell S2417DG: Very good 24" 1440p gaming monitor, but the Dell U2518D is bigger and cheaper. See our review
  • BenQ Zowie XL2540: Good 1080p monitor, but the 240 Hz 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 60 Hz will perform worse than measured, as the PS4 and PS4 Pro can only output at 60 Hz. We've taken this into consideration when making our picks.

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