As the PlayStation 5 hits the shelves in November 2020, gamers will also 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. The PS5 supports lower-resolution content except for 1440p, so you don't necessarily need to get a 4k model if you prefer a higher refresh rate and a 1080p resolution. 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 it for productivity.
Note that we have yet to purchase a PS5, and these recommendations are based on predictions and announced specifications. Once we get one, we'll retest functionality with the console.
We've tested more than 130 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 best monitor for PS5 that we've tested is the LG 27UK650-W. Although this 4k model is limited to a 60Hz refresh rate and won't support those 120fps games, this is common for most 4k models, and it's still a good choice for gaming.
It has a great response time that results in minimal motion blur, and the input lag is incredibly low to provide a responsive gaming experience. It's great for co-op gaming because of its wide viewing angles, and it performs well in bright rooms thanks to its decent reflection handling and great peak brightness. It has great out-of-the-box color and excellent gray uniformity, but these may vary between units. The 4k resolution delivers clear and crisp images, and the flicker-free backlight helps reduce eye strain during those long gaming sessions.
Unfortunately, it's not a good choice for dark room gaming because its IPS panel has a low contrast ratio, and blacks appear gray. Also, it can't display a wide HDR color gamut and doesn't get extremely bright in that mode, so HDR content doesn't look all that different from SDR content. Regardless of these small issues, most people should be happy with it, making it the best 4k monitor for PS5 that we've tested.
If you tend to game in a dark environment and want a monitor with better dark room performance, check out the BenQ EW3270U. It doesn't have wide viewing angles like the LG 27UK650-W, but its VA panel has a good contrast ratio and okay black uniformity. It's another 4k model with a 60Hz panel, and it's good for gaming because it has a very good response time and low input lag. It displays a wide color gamut for HDR content but doesn't get bright enough to make highlights pop. It also has terrible ergonomics, so it may be hard to place in an ideal viewing position. On the upside, it has a few extra features to improve the user experience, such as built-in speakers and a USB-C input.
If you want the best gaming monitor for PS5 and prefer something with wide viewing angles, look into the LG, but if you want a better contrast ratio, 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 the appearance of motion. 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 an 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, such as 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, such as '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. This is the best gaming monitor for PS5 available in a large size.
If you want something big but don't want to spend as much money, check out the Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB. It doesn't have wide viewing angles like the LG 48 CX OLED, but its VA panel is immune to permanent burn-in. It has low input lag and a decent response time, but you may notice some motion blur, and there's no Black Frame Insertion feature. It delivers great picture quality as it has an outstanding contrast ratio and decent black uniformity. It displays a wide HDR color gamut and gets extremely bright in HDR, but its local dimming feature can't be disabled in HDR, and it performs terribly. It doesn't offer much in terms of ergonomics, and the refresh rate is also limited to 60Hz. Luckily, it has great connectivity options, such as a USB hub with a USB-C input, so you can charge your devices when gaming. It also has built-in speakers and Picture-by-Picture/Picture-in-Picture modes.
The LG is the best PS5 gaming monitor available in a large size, but if you want to save some money and get something that's slightly smaller, then check out the Philips.
The best monitor for PS5 in the budget category that we've tested is the BenQ EL2870U. It's a simple option with decent gaming performance, and the 4k resolution is a nice touch to a model in this price range. However, it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate.
It has a TN panel with a good response time that results in smooth motion. Even though it doesn't have a Black Frame Insertion feature, its flicker-free backlight is great for those long gaming sessions. It's good for gaming in a bright room as it has good reflection handling and decent peak brightness. It also has a few extra features you usually don't find on a budget model, such as built-in speakers, so you won't have to get an external setup if you don't want to.
Unfortunately, it has narrow viewing angles, low contrast, and poor black uniformity, which are typical characteristics of a TN panel. It supports HDR10, but it doesn't display a wide color gamut and has disappointing HDR peak brightness, so its HDR support doesn't add much. Overall, if you're on a budget and want a 4k gaming monitor, this is a decent choice.
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.