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The 5 Best Monitors For PS5 - Winter 2022 Reviews

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PlayStation 5 owners 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 120 fps with an HDMI 2.1 input, and while HDMI 2.1 monitors are starting to become more popular, you can still find 4k @ 60Hz monitors with HDMI 2.0 bandwidth that would be great for gaming. It's best to go for a 4k option unless you want a 1080p resolution with a higher refresh rate because the PS5 doesn't support 1440p games.

Note that we purchased a PS5 but have yet to test all our monitors with it. Some of these recommendations are based on predictions and performance.

We've tested more than 220 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.


  1. Best 4k Monitor For PS5: Gigabyte M32U

    8.7
    Gaming
    Size 32"
    Resolution 3840x2160
    Max Refresh Rate
    144 Hz
    Pixel Type
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    The Gigabyte M32U is the best 4k gaming monitor for PS5 that we've tested. It's an impressive overall monitor that offers many features, and you can use it during the day for work and connect your PS5 at night for some gaming. It's well-built, and the stand offers tilt, height, and swivel adjustments for okay ergonomics, but you can't rotate it into portrait mode.

    It's excellent for gaming because it has exceptional motion handling at both its max refresh rate of 144Hz, and at 60Hz. It has low input lag for a responsive gaming experience, but if you have to make sure it's updated to the latest firmware to get the best experience possible. Also, it has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two inputs, which is great for playing 4k games up to 120 fps. However, because they don't support the full 48 Gbps bandwidth of HDMI 2.1, it's limited to chroma 4:2:0 instead of 4:4:4, so some text may look blurry, but it doesn't affect picture quality.

    It also supports HDR10, but it doesn't add much because it has an IPS panel with a low contrast ratio, so blacks look gray when viewed in the dark, and the edge-lit local dimming feature is terrible and causes blooming around bright objects. Although it displays a wide color gamut, it doesn't get bright in HDR. If that doesn't bother you, it's one of the best monitors for PS5 that we've tested.

    See our review

  2. Smaller Alternative: Gigabyte M28U

    Size 28"
    Resolution 3840x2160
    Max Refresh Rate
    144 Hz
    Pixel Type
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    If you simply prefer something smaller, then check out the Gigabyte M28U. It has a worse response time at 60Hz than the Gigabyte M32U and has worse ergonomics because you can't swivel it, but the smaller screen results in higher pixel density and sharper images. It's also excellent for gaming because it has the same fantastic response time at its max refresh rate, and it's great at 60Hz. It has the same HDMI 2.1 inputs as the larger version, so it supports 4k @ 120 fps signals from the PS5, and it also has low input lag. Although it's not the brightest monitor, it has good reflection handling if you want to use it in a bright room, but blacks look gray due to the low contrast if you use it in a dark room.

    If you're looking for the best monitor for PS5, you can't go wrong with the M32U, but if you want a 28 inch screen instead of 32 inches, then check out the M28U.

    See our review

  3. Best Large Monitor For PS5: LG OLED48C1

    8.8
    Gaming
    Size 48"
    Resolution 3840x2160
    Max Refresh Rate
    120 Hz
    Pixel Type
    OLED
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    If you're looking for the best PS5 monitor with a large screen size, then the LG OLED48C1 is the best one we've tested for your needs. It's actually a TV whose 48 inch model is marketed as a gaming monitor, so we tested it as such. It's different from other monitors because it has an OLED panel instead of an LED panel, meaning it displays deep blacks without any blooming thanks to its near-infinite contrast ratio.

    It's packed with gaming features like HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, allowing you to play 4k games from the PS5 up to 120 fps without any compression. All four of its HDMI inputs support the higher bandwidth, meaning you can connect your PS5 and your PC with an HDMI 2.1 graphics card at the same time, but it doesn't have any Picture-in-Picture mode. It's excellent for gaming and provides a responsive gaming experience due to its low input lag and near-instantaneous response time that makes motion look smooth and crispy.

    Sadly, since it's a TV, it doesn't come with an ergonomic stand, so you can't adjust it. Also, OLED TVs don't get very bright, so visibility may be an issue if you place it opposite a bright window. Another big downside to owning an OLED panel is the risk of permanent burn-in with prolonged exposure to the same static elements, but that shouldn't be an issue for PS5 users. Overall, it's the best monitor for PS5 available in a large size.

    See our review

  4. Best Budget Monitor For PS5: Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx

    8.6
    Gaming
    Size 24"
    Resolution 1920x1080
    Max Refresh Rate
    165 Hz
    Pixel Type
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    The best monitor for PS5 that we've tested in the budget category is the Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx. It's an excellent gaming monitor with a 1080p resolution, so although you won't be able to play the latest 4k games, it's still good enough for 1080p games, and it won't break the bank either. It's a simple monitor with great overall performance, and it has a few extra features to improve your gaming experience.

    It comes with a 144Hz native refresh rate that you can overclock to 165Hz, and it has native FreeSync support to reduce screen tearing. Whether you're playing at a high refresh rate or at 60Hz, motion looks smooth thanks to the quick response time, and you won't notice any delay while gaming as it has low input lag. It's a great choice for co-op gaming because it has wide viewing angles, and the round base stand allows for a full 360-degree rotation, making it easy to place the screen in an ideal viewing position.

    Sadly, like other IPS panel monitors it has a low contrast ratio, so blacks look gray in the dark, and it lacks a local dimming feature. However, if you want to use it in a bright environment, visibility won't be an issue because it gets bright enough to fight glare and has good reflection handling. Overall, it's the best monitor for PS5 that you can get for a low price.

    See our review

  5. 4k Alternative: Dell S2721QS

    Size 27"
    Resolution 3840x2160
    Max Refresh Rate
    60 Hz
    Pixel Type
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    If you want a 4k option in the budget category, check out the Dell S2721QS. It has a much lower max refresh rate than the Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx, but that's not an issue because it has HDMI 2.0 bandwidth, so you can't play 4k games at a higher refresh rate anyways. The larger screen and higher resolution also help deliver a more immersive gaming experience. It has good reflection handling and great peak brightness, meaning visibility won't be an issue in most well-lit rooms. It also has wide viewing angles and good ergonomics, so it's easy to share your screen with someone else. Unfortunately, it's a bit limited on extra features as it lacks a USB hub, but it has Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture modes.

    If you're on a budget and want the best monitor for PS5, you should be happy with the 1080p resolution and higher refresh rate on the Acer, but if you prefer a 4k resolution, then check out the Dell, which is still one of the best 4k gaming monitors for PS5.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Gigabyte AORUS FV43U : The Gigabyte AORUS FV43U is a large monitor with an LED panel, so it doesn't risk permanent burn-in like the LG C1, but it has input lag and response time issues at 60Hz, meaning it doesn't quite land among the best PS5 gaming monitors. See our review
  • LG 27GP950-B: The LG 27GP950-B is an impressive 4k gaming monitor with full bandwidth HDMI 2.1 ports, but it costs more than the Gigabyte M28U, and it's not worth the price difference. See our review
  • BenQ EW3270U: The BenQ EW3270U is a bigger dark room alternative to the Dell S2721QS, but it has worse ergonomics and costs a bit more. See our review
  • AOC 24G2: The AOC 24G2 is a great alternative to the Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx because it costs less, but it has worse viewing angles and a slower response time at 60Hz. See our review
  • Gigabyte AORUS FI32U: The Gigabyte AORUS F132U is similar to the Gigabyte M32U in terms of features as it also supports HDMI 2.1, but it has higher input lag at 60Hz, and it costs more. See our review
  • Acer Nitro XV282K KVbmiipruzx: The Acer Nitro XV282K KVbmiipruzx is very similar to the Gigabyte M32U, but it may be harder to find, and if you do, it costs more. See our review
  • Gigabyte AORUS FO48U: The Gigabyte AORUS FO48U has an OLED screen like the LG C1, but considering its price and how the LG has more features, it's worth getting the LG instead. See our review
  • Dell S3221QS: The Dell S3221QS is a larger version of the Dell S2721QS, but because it has a VA panel, it has worse viewing angles, and there's black smearing with fast-moving objects. See our review
  • Samsung Odyssey G7 S28AG70: The Samsung Odyssey G7 S28AG70 is an excellent 4k gaming monitor with a 28 inch screen like the Gigabyte M28U, but there's a bug that limits 4k games from the PS5 to 60Hz. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jan 05, 2022: Verified picks for availability and updated text for clarity.

  2. Dec 02, 2021: Replaced the LG 27GP950-B with the Gigabyte M28U because it's cheaper; added the LG 27GP950-B and the Samsung Odyssey G7 S28AG70 to Notable Mentions.

  3. Nov 04, 2021: Replaced the Gigabyte M28U with the Gigabyte M32U because it's bigger and has a quicker response time and added the LG 27GP950-B as 'Smaller Alternative' to the M32U. Removed the Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB because it's hard to find; moved the Dell S2721QS to '4k Alternative' in the budget category to keep it in the recommendation; updated Notable Mentions based on changes.

  4. Oct 05, 2021: Verified accuracy of picks. No change in recommendations.

  5. Sep 08, 2021: Updated text for clarity; added the MSI Oculux XG253R to Notable Mentions.

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think is the best PS5 gaming 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.

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