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The 5 Best Gaming Monitors For PS4 - Spring 2023 Reviews

Best Gaming Monitors For PS4

Whether you're in a dorm or have a small space, monitors are a great alternative to large TVs for gaming with the PlayStation 4. Unlike gaming on a PC, you don't need a ton of features on your monitor for the best gaming monitor for PS4, and most offer better motion handling and lower input lag than TVs. You can find both 4k monitors for the PS4 Pro or 1080p options if you have the standard PS4. Considering the PS4 and PS4 Pro are limited to HDMI 2.0 bandwidth, they can't take full advantage of new HDMI 2.1 bandwidth monitors, so those displays likely aren't worth getting unless you plan on getting a PS5 in the future.

Note: We test monitors' compatibility with the PS5 as part of Test Bench 1.2. If a monitor works with 1080p and 4k signals at 60Hz on the PS5, it means that it also works with the PS4.

We've bought and tested over 265 monitors, and below you'll find our top picks for the best monitors for both the PS4 and PS4 Pro. See our recommendations for the best gaming monitors, the best PS5 monitors, and the best 4k gaming monitors.

  1. Best Gaming Monitor For PS4

    The best monitor for PS4 that we've tested is the Gigabyte M28U. It's a 4k monitor that's meant for use with current-generation gaming consoles like the PS5, but it still offers excellent gaming performance with the PS4 and PS4 Pro, and it doesn't cost as much as other high-end monitors either. While its stand-out feature is the HDMI 2.1 bandwidth that you can't use it with the PS4, it's at least future-proof if you want to eventually get the PS5.

    If you have the PS4 Pro, you won't have issues playing 4k games on it, and the high resolution delivers sharp detail and crisp images. You can play those 4k games up to 60 fps, and the monitor has a good response time with 60Hz signals, resulting in only a bit of blur trail behind fast-moving objects. It also has low input lag for a responsive feel, and even if the input lag increases a bit with 60Hz signals, it's still lower than if you were to use a TV to game with your console, so you won't notice any delay.

    See our review

  2. Best Mid-Range Gaming Monitor For PS4

    If you're looking for a cheaper monitor in the mid-range price category, consider the LG 32GP850-B. It's different from the Gigabyte M28U because it has a 1440p resolution and doesn't have HDMI 2.1 bandwidth. This doesn't make a difference for gaming on the PS4 anyways, so you can save money by getting a monitor with HDMI 2.0 bandwidth like this one, especially if you don't think you'll get the PS5 anyways. While the PS4 or PS4 Pro don't natively support this monitor's 1440p resolution, it can either downscale a 4k signal, resulting in a sharper image than a native 1440p signal, or it can upscale 1080p signals.

    It has great motion handling with 60 fps signals, and you won't feel any delay thanks to its low input lag. While the 1440p resolution doesn't result in crisp images like the 4k screen on the Gigabyte, the image clarity is still decent. If you prefer getting a smaller screen with increased pixel density for better image clarity, check out the LG 27GP850-B, but the 32GP850-B still costs the same.

    See our review

  3. Best Lower Mid-Range Gaming Monitor For PS4

    If you want something more simple in the lower mid-range category, consider the Dell S2722QC. While it isn't a gaming monitor like the LG 32GP850-B and has fewer gaming features, it has a higher 4k resolution that's great to use if you have the PS4 Pro. It also doesn't cost much, and you can find it often on sale for less. The main difference with the LG is that this monitor has worse motion handling, so you'll see more blur trail behind fast-moving objects, but that's the trade-off you need to make for getting something cheaper. Luckily, it still has low input lag for a responsive feel.

    One of the advantages of gaming with the PS4 on it is that the picture quality is good, with a wide range of colors in SDR and decent accuracy before calibration. You won't have issues using it in a bright room thanks to its great SDR peak brightness and good reflection handling. There's an even cheaper model, the Dell S2721QS, that provides the same gaming performance but doesn't have a USB-C port for productivity, so if you want to also work on the monitor, stick with the S2722QC.

    See our review

  4. Best Budget Gaming Monitor For PS4

    While the Dell S2722QC isn't expensive for a 4k monitor, and you can regularly find it on sale, if you're on a tighter budget and don't need a 4k resolution because you have the standard PS4, then check out the Gigabyte M27Q. It's more of a gaming monitor than the Dell, but you can't use most of its gaming features with the PS4 anyways. Although it has a lower 1440p resolution than the Dell, which isn't a resolution the PS4 natively supports, it can still upscale 1080p signals or even downscale 4k signals. It results in a sharper image than a native 1440p signal, but it still isn't as sharp as you would get with the Dell.

    Another advantage of choosing a gaming monitor like this one over the Dell is that it has a faster response time at 60Hz, leading to better motion handling. It also has low input lag, resulting in a responsive feel. It has a few extra features, like the ability to add a crosshair or adjust the gamma to see opponents better in dark rooms, giving you a competitive advantage when gaming online.

    See our review

  5. Best Cheap Gaming Monitor For PS4

    If you want a simple and cheap display for gaming on the PS4, consider the ASUS VG246H. It's smaller than the Gigabyte M27Q and has a lower 1080p resolution, but this is still good if you have the standard PS4 that only outputs a 1080p signal. As it isn't a dedicated gaming monitor, its motion handling is just decent and worse than the Gigabyte. If you prefer getting a cheap gaming monitor, check out the Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx, which has a bit better motion handling at 60Hz, but also costs more than the ASUS.

    If the motion handling isn't a problem for you, the ASUS provides a responsive gaming experience thanks to its low input lag. Despite its low price, it also delivers good picture quality with amazing color accuracy, decent peak brightness, and good reflection handling if you want to use it in a room with a few lights around. Its stand also has remarkable ergonomics, making it easy to adjust to your favorite viewing position.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Gigabyte M32U: The Gigabyte M32U is a larger version of the Gigabyte M28U with better ergonomics and a brighter screen, but only get this if you're willing to pay more. See our review
  • Dell S3221QS: The Dell S3221QS has a bigger 32-inch screen than the Dell S2722QC and has a better contrast, which is good if you like dark room gaming, but it also has worse motion handling and costs more. See our review
  • Gigabyte M27Q X: The Gigabyte M27Q X is a 1440p monitor that's comparable to the LG 32GP850-B because it's excellent for gaming. It also costs more and has worse motion handling. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Feb 06, 2023: Replaced the LG27GN950-B with the Gigabyte M28U because the LG is hard to find; added the LG 32GP850-B; replaced the HP X24ih with the ASUS VG246H because it's cheaper; updated Notable Mentions based on changes.

  2. Dec 16, 2022: Restructured article to reflect how people are looking for a monitor and to reflect market availability; added the LG 27GN950-B as the 'Best Monitor For PS4' and renamed the Dell S2722QC as the 'Best Mid-Range Monitor'; replaced the ViewSonic XG2431 with the Gigabyte M27Q and removed the LG 27GP850-B because it's more expensive than the Gigabyte; updated Notable Mentions based on changes.

  3. Oct 28, 2022: Replaced the Acer Nitro XV272U with the LG 27GP850-B because it's easier to find; replaced the LG 27GN800-B with the ViewSonic X2431 because it's better overall; replaced the Acer Nitro XF243Y with the HP X24ih because it's cheaper; updated Notable Mentions based on changes.

  4. Aug 17, 2022: Updated structure based on how people are looking for monitors for the PS4; renamed the Dell S2722QC as the 'Best Monitor' and the Acer Nitro XF243Y as the 'Best Cheap Monitor'; added the Acer Nitro XV272U and the LG 27GN800-B in their respective categories. Removed the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T, MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD, and the ViewSonic XG270 because they're expensive for PS4 gaming monitors.

  5. Apr 15, 2022: Restructured article to reflect user needs. Moved the ViewSonic Elite XG270 to its own category as 'Best 27 Inch 1080p', replaced the BenQ EW3270U with the Dell S3221QS and renamed to 'Best 4k Monitor For Dark Rooms', and moved the MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD to its own category as 'Best 1440p Monitor For Co-Op Gaming'.

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.