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The 5 Best Gaming Monitors for PS4 - Fall 2018
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Best Gaming Monitors for PS4
48 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 45 monitors, and below you'll find our top 5 picks for the best monitors for PS4 gaming.

  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 monitor for PS4 gaming that we have reviewed so far. It has excellent low 60 Hz input lag, and an excellent response time, so motion looks clear with little blur. The backlight is also completely flicker-free, which is great. It also has great wide viewing angles and gets bright enough for gaming during the day.

    It has a standard 60 Hz refresh rate, which is fine for PS4 gaming as it can't support more than that. It has an excellent 4k resolution, which looks great when combined with a PS4 Pro. If you haven't upgraded to the Pro yet, the standard PS4 still looks great, and both PS4 models are able to take full advantage of the 27UK650's HDR support.

    Unfortunately, the monitor doesn't look as good in a dark room. It has a passable native contrast ratio and only mediocre black uniformity. Overall, it is a great gaming monitor, and there is something for everyone. It even supports AMD FreeSync, if you like to game on an Xbox or PC as well.

    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 like the LG 27UK650 but would prefer something larger, check out the LG 32UD99 instead. There is very little difference between the two models. It has a larger, 32" screen that is better for split-screen gaming, or for those impromptu co-op sessions. They both perform similarly, but the 32UD99 has slightly better native contrast, and it has a built-in USB hub, great for keeping your DualShock 4s 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 a 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

    If you want a very good, versatile gaming monitor for PS4 on a budget, check out the Dell U2518D. It has great wide viewing angles and a great stand that is easy to adjust. It has an excellent response time, so fast moving objects look great with little motion blur. It also has low input lag, although not quite as low as many similar models.

    Unfortunately, although it supports HDR from the PS4 and PS4 Pro, there is little benefit to it as it can't get very bright in HDR and doesn't have a wide color gamut. Like the Samsung CHG70, it is also a 1440p monitor, which isn't natively supported by any PS4 model. This means the display will stretch the image to fill the screen, which may reveal some artifacts that may bother some people.

    Overall, it is a very good, versatile monitor that works well for PS4 gaming and is equally good for its intended function - as a PC monitor.

    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 it 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 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 currently available to play video games on the PS4 and PS4 Pro. 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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