With the recent release of the PlayStation 5, gamers looking for a gaming monitor should want a display that's not only compatible with the console but one that can take advantage of all of the PS5's features. The PS5 supports 4k content up to 120fps, and although most monitors don't support 4k @ 120Hz the way TVs do, you can still find a 4k @ 60Hz monitor that would be great for gaming. Unlike the Xbox Series X, the PS5 doesn't support 1440p content, so it's best to go for a 4k option unless you want a 1080p resolution with a higher refresh rate. Monitors generally have lower input lag than TVs, which is great for gaming. They have ergonomic stands, take up less space, and you can still use them for work.
Note that we recently purchased a PS5 but have yet to test our monitors with it. These recommendations are based on predictions and reported specifications.
We've tested more than 155 monitors, and below are our recommendations for the best gaming monitors for PS5 that you can buy. Also, see our recommendations for the best 4k monitors, the best monitors for PS4, and the best gaming monitors.
The LG 27GN950-B is the best gaming monitor for PS5 that we've tested. This is a great overall model with impressive gaming performance, and it's one of the few options with a 4k resolution whose refresh rate can go higher than 60Hz. However, it doesn't support HDMI 2.1, so it can only reach 4k @ 60Hz with an HDMI connection to the PS5.
It has one of the quickest response times at 60Hz that we've tested on any monitor, so motion looks extra smooth. Input lag is also really low at 60Hz, delivering a responsive gaming experience. The 4k resolution helps deliver crisp images, and it supports HDR10. It displays a wide color gamut and gets decently bright in HDR, enough to make some highlights stand out in games. It performs well in fairly bright rooms as it gets bright enough to combat glare, but its reflection handling is disappointing.
Unfortunately, it's not a good choice for dark room gaming because its IPS panel has a low contrast ratio and terrible black uniformity, but this may vary between units. Fortunately, it has wide viewing angles, so the image remains accurate when viewing from the side, making it a good choice for co-op gaming. Also, our unit has excellent out-of-the-box color accuracy, so you may not need to get it calibrated to enjoy it to the fullest. All things considered, this is the best monitor for PS5 if you want a 4k resolution.
If you prefer something with better contrast for improved dark room performance, then check out the BenQ EW3270U. It doesn't have wide viewing angles like the LG 27GN950-B, but its good contrast ratio helps it display deep blacks when viewed in the dark. It's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, but that should be fine if you're just using it for console gaming and not any PC gaming on the side. It has a quick response time that results in minimal motion blur, and it has excellent low input lag. Unlike the LG, it has built-in speakers, so you don't need to get an external setup if you don't want to. Sadly, even though it displays a wide color gamut, HDR content doesn't look all that different from SDR because it doesn't get bright enough to make highlights pop.
If you want the best PS5 monitor, you can't go wrong with the LG, but if you tend to game in dark environments, then check out the BenQ.
The best monitor for PS5 with a large screen that we've tested is the LG OLED48CXPUB. This is a TV that we tested as a monitor, and it provides exceptional picture quality and excellent gaming performance. One advantage of getting a large screen like this one compared to an ultrawide is that it maintains its 16:9 aspect ratio, which is what almost every game uses.
It has a near-instant response time that results in minimal motion blur, and there's also a Black Frame Insertion feature to help improve clarity. It also has a low input lag that should satisfy most gamers. It supports 4k @ 120Hz, and it has HDMI Forum VRR support, which you can read about in our CX TV review. It's fantastic for dark room gaming because it can individually turn off pixels, resulting in a nearly infinite contrast ratio and perfect black uniformity. It also has wide viewing angles for when you want to game with friends.
Unfortunately, it has the risk of permanent burn-in. This is a potential issue with OLED panels after constant exposure to static elements, like a console's user interface, but we don't expect it to be an issue if you watch varied content. Fortunately, it has some settings to help reduce this issue, like 'Pixel Refresher' and 'Logo Luminance' options. It's also excellent for HDR gaming as it displays a wide color gamut and has decent HDR peak brightness. Overall, this is the best gaming monitor for PS5 available in a large size.
If you're looking for a cheaper alternative to the LG 48 CX OLED, then check out the Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB. Although it doesn't have the LG's exceptional response time and ability to produce perfect blacks, it's cheaper, immune to burn-in, and still has a fantastic contrast ratio to produce deep blacks. Its large high-resolution panel gets very bright and is good at combatting glare in well-lit rooms. Unfortunately, its max refresh rate is limited to 60Hz, and its response time is only decent, so you may notice some motion blur. Unlike the LG, it doesn't have a Black Frame Insertion feature to improve clarity. It also doesn't have wide viewing angles, so the edges of the screen may appear darker if you sit too close.
Get the LG if you want the best large monitor for PS5 that money can buy, but if you're looking for a budget-friendly alternative, consider the Philips.
The LG 32UL500-W is the best monitor for PS5 in the budget category we've tested. It's a 32 inch 4k monitor that provides amazing immersion. It has a high contrast ratio to produce deep blacks, making it great for gaming in the dark. Its viewing angles are quite good for a VA panel, fine for playing co-op games, but not for sharing work that requires the highest image accuracy. It doesn't get very bright, so it isn't ideal for well-lit rooms.
It has decent response time and a 60Hz refresh rate, resulting in reasonably clear images in fast-moving scenes. Input lag is low, and it supports variable refresh rate technology to reduce screen tearing. It has excellent coverage of the DCI P3 color space to produce a wide range of colors in HDR, but like most budget monitors, its peak brightness isn't high enough to display bright highlights.
Unfortunately, the ergonomics are terrible as it only allows for tilt adjustment. On the upside, you can VESA-mount it, and there's a quick-release feature to remove the stand, making the mounting process even easier. It has a flicker-free backlight and a blue light filter to help reduce eye strain. Overall, it's a large, budget-friendly monitor that should please most people.
Feb 24, 2021: Removed Dell S2721QS due to lack of availability and price increase. Added LG 32UL500-W.
Feb 02, 2021: Updated text for accuracy and updated notable mentions to reflect current market prices and availability.
Dec 02, 2020: Replaced the LG 27UK650-W with the LG 27GN950-B and replaced the BenQ EL2780U with the Dell S2721QS.
Our recommendations are based on what we think is the best PS5 monitor currently available. They're 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'd prefer the make your own decision, here's the list of all of our 4k 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.