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The 6 Best Monitors For PS5 - Winter 2023 Reviews

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Best PS5 Monitors

If you're looking for the best gaming monitor for PS5, you'll want a display that's not only compatible with the console but can take advantage of all of the PS5's features. The PS5 supports 4k content up to 120 fps with HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, and HDMI 2.1 monitors are starting to become more popular, but they also tend to cost more than other monitors. You'll want to look for the best 4k monitor for PS5 with HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for the best compatibility with the console, but you can also get 1440p or 1080p displays for cheaper, as the PS5 now supports 1440p. It also supports the HDMI Forum variable refresh rate feature (VRR) to reduce screen tearing, but only high-end monitors support that.

We've bought and tested more than 265 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 120Hz monitors.


  1. Best Monitor For PS5

    The Samsung LS32BG852NNXGO, also known as the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 S32BG85, is the best monitor for PS5 that we've tested. It's a fantastic gaming monitor with low input lag and an excellent response time, ensuring a smooth, responsive gaming experience with almost no blur behind fast-moving objects. The PS5 can't take full advantage of its incredibly fast 240Hz refresh rate, but with its HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, you can play 4k games up to 120 fps on the PS5 without issue. When gaming at 120Hz, this monitor delivers a fantastic gaming experience, with almost no noticeable blur in busy scenes and incredibly low input lag. Its variable refresh rate (VRR) support also works with the PS5 to reduce screen tearing.

    The stand-out feature of this monitor is its impressive Mini LED backlighting and high contrast ratio, so your games look excellent in dark rooms. HDR content looks great, as the decent full-array local dimming system helps it deliver bright highlights right next to deep blacks, with very little blooming around bright objects in dark scenes. If you don't want a 240Hz monitor like this and prefer something with a 165Hz refresh rate, then check out the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75, which delivers the same picture quality and costs less, but it can be harder to find with some retailers.

    See our review

  2. Best Upper Mid-Range Monitor For PS5

    If you don't want to spend a ton of money on the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 S32BG85 but still want a high-end monitor, check out the Sony INZONE M9. You don't get the same remarkable picture quality as the Samsung monitor because it lacks Mini LED backlighting and a high contrast ratio. However, it still has an alright full-array local dimming feature if you want to use it for dark room gaming. Regardless, what makes this great for the PS5 is that it's a Sony product with a few features that only the PS5 can use, like Auto HDR Tone Mapping, which optimizes the HDR performance and settings based on the game. Even its design shares similarities with the PS5, meaning it'll look great on your desk next to the console.

    In terms of gaming performance, it has a great response time at 120Hz, and it's also quick at 60Hz for great motion handling. It has low input lag for a responsive feel and VRR support to reduce screen tearing. As expected, it works without issue with the PS5 as it has two ports with HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for high-frame-rate gaming on the console, and it has a few USB ports to charge your devices while you're gaming.

    See our review

  3. Best Mid-Range Monitor For PS5

    If you want a mid-range monitor for cheaper, consider the Gigabyte M32U. It doesn't have the same proprietary features as the Sony INZONE M9, like Auto HDR Tone Mapping, and it has a worse edge-lit local dimming feature, but that's normal if you want to get something cheaper as you have to sacrifice the picture quality. Still, it's excellent with a fast response time when gaming at 120Hz. It means your favorite games look crystal clear with very little blur behind fast-moving objects. It also has low input lag, ensuring a responsive gaming experience. It's fully compatible with everything the PS5 offers, supporting up to 4k @ 120Hz gaming thanks to its HDMI 2.1 bandwidth.

    It has wide viewing angles, so you can easily share your screen with someone else, and the stand has a good range of ergonomic adjustments. It looks good in bright rooms, with good peak brightness and decent reflection handling. However, its dark room performance is limited due to its low contrast ratio, so if that's important to you, consider the Gigabyte M32UC, which is extremely similar and has a higher contrast but worse motion handling.

    See our review

  4. Best Lower Mid-Range Monitor For PS5

    If you still find the Gigabyte M32U too expensive and want to save money, then the LG 32GP850-B is a good choice. As you go down in price, you also lose out on features that higher-end monitors have. With the 32GP850-B, it has a lower 1440p resolution, so images aren't as sharp. It downscales 4k images from the PS5, resulting in a sharper image than a native 1440p signal, but you're limited to a 60Hz refresh rate with that because it doesn't support HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for 4k @ 120Hz gaming. If you want a faster refresh rate, you'll have to play 1080p or 1440p games.

    Unfortunately, it doesn't support HDMI Forum VRR, which is the VRR format that the PS5 uses, so you'll see screen tearing in some games, but no 1440p monitors support HDMI Forum VRR anyways. Besides that, you still get excellent gaming performance as motion looks incredibly smooth, even with low-frame-rate signals, and it has low input lag for a responsive gaming experience. If you aren't a fan of its 32-inch screen size, the LG 27GP850-B is a 27-inch alternative, but it costs about the same for almost identical performance, so you have to choose which size you want.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget Monitor For PS5

    If you're on a budget and want a monitor for your PS5, there are a few lower-resolution options you can choose from with great gaming performance. The ViewSonic XG2431 is an impressive gaming monitor with a smaller 24-inch screen and lower 1080p resolution than the LG 32GP850-B, so it doesn't deliver the same immersive gaming experience. However, it's still fine for gaming on your own, and it doesn't cost you much. This resolution is great for 1080p gaming on the PS5 at 60Hz or 120Hz, and it can also downscale a 4k image if you prefer that. Like with the LG, it doesn't support the PS5's VRR feature, so you'll get some screen tearing if the frame rate of your game drops.

    Although it has a max refresh rate of 240Hz, this is only beneficial if you're also going to use it for PC gaming on the side. For gaming with the PS5, it has an incredible response time at 120Hz and remains quick at 60Hz for smooth motion. Unlike even more expensive monitors, it has a customizable backlight strobing feature that lets you adjust the backlight flicker to your liking, helping reduce persistence blur.

    See our review

  6. Best Cheap Monitor For PS5

    If you're looking for the best PS5 monitor at a cheap price, the Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx is a good alternative to the ViewSonic XG2431. It has a lower 165Hz refresh rate, but this only makes a difference if you also want to connect a PC for computer gaming. Although it has worse motion handling, the response time at 120Hz is still great. It's also good at 60Hz with the VRR disabled, which is fine considering the VRR support doesn't work with the PS5, so you'll get a fast response time regardless. It also has low input lag for a responsive feel.

    It works without issue with the console, as it downscales a 4k image, but as expected, it doesn't support 4k @ 120Hz gaming. Despite its low cost, it's well-built and has remarkable ergonomics, making it easy to adjust if you want to share the screen with someone else, and the wide viewing angles ensure the image remains accurate from the sides. It also gets bright enough to fight glare if you want to use it in a well-lit room.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Gigabyte M28U: The Gigabyte M28U is essentially a smaller version of the Gigabyte M32U with very similar performance. Get the M28U if you want something cheaper and smaller, but only if you're willing to sacrifice ergonomics and peak brightness. See our review
  • LG 32GQ950-B: The LG 32GQ950-B is comparable to the Sony INZONE M9 as it's a 4k monitor with HDMI 21 bandwidth. It has remarkable motion handling, so get this if you care about the response time, but it doesn't have the made-for-PS5 features that the Sony monitor has. See our review
  • Cooler Master Tempest GP27U: The Cooler Master Tempest GP27U rivals the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 S32BG85 in terms of HDR performance because it gets brighter, but it's harder to find, and there are bugs with its firmware. See our review
  • Sony INZONE M3: The Sony INZONE M3 is Sony's second monitor that has a PS5-like design, similar to the Sony INZONE M9. However, it's different because it has a 240Hz refresh rate and 1080p resolution, like the ViewSonic XG2431. Unfortunately, it can't downscale a 4k image like the ViewSonic, so if you're on a budget, go for the ViewSonic. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Feb 02, 2023: Replaced the LG 27GP850-B with the LG 32GP850-B because it's easier to find and costs the same for a bigger screen; added the LG 32GQ950-B and the Sony INZONE M3 to Notable Mentions.

  2. Jan 03, 2023: Clarified the text for accuracy throughout; added the Cooler Master Tempest GP27U, HP X24ih, and the LG 32GP850-B to Notable Mentions.

  3. Dec 01, 2022: Replaced the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75 with the Sony INZONE M9 because it's a monitor designed for the PS5; updated Notable Mentions based on market availability.

  4. Nov 02, 2022: Replaced the LG 32GQ950-B with the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 S32BG75 because it delivers better picture quality. Replaced the Acer Predator XB273U, Acer Nitro XV272U, and the ViewSonic XG270 with the LG 27GP850-B, ViewSonic XG2431, and the Acer Nitro XF243Y because they're easier to find and for consistency with other articles; updated the Notable Mentions based on changes.

  5. Sep 29, 2022: Restructured the article to better reflect how users are searching for monitors.

All Reviews

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