The 5 Best Monitors For PS5 - Fall 2021 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 there are only a few HDMI 2.1 monitors, but you can still find a 4k @ 60Hz monitor with HDMI 2.0 support 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.

Note that we purchased a PS5 but have yet to test all our monitors with it. These recommendations are based on predictions and reported specifications.

We've tested more than 210 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 M28U

    8.5
    Gaming
    Size 28"
    Resolution 3840x2160
    Max Refresh Rate
    144 Hz
    Pixel Type
    IPS
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    The best 4k gaming monitor for PS5 that we've tested is the Gigabyte M28U. It sports a 28 inch IPS screen that feels immersive, with wide viewing angles that make it great for sharing content or playing co-op games. It handles reflections well and gets decently bright, so you shouldn't have any problems with glare unless you're in a very well-lit room. The stand only allows for height and tilt adjustments, but there's support for a 100 x 100 VESA mount if you need greater adjustability.

    It has an exceptional response time, making fast motion look crisp with almost no blur trail behind moving objects. The response time at 60Hz is slower but still great. Although there was initially an issue causing higher input lag at 60Hz, it's been resolved through a new firmware, so you need to make sure to update it to get the lowest input lag. It has excellent DCI P3 coverage and decent peak brightness in HDR, but blacks look gray due to its mediocre contrast, and its local dimming performs terribly.

    There are tons of features available. It has a USB hub with three USB 3.0s and a USB-C that supports DisplayPort Alt Mode. The USB-C power delivery is limited to 15W, though, only enough for small devices like smartphones. It also has a Picture-in-Picture/Picture-by-Picture mode that lets you display two input signals at once so that you can watch a movie or TV show while gaming. Overall, this is a feature-rich monitor that should please most people.

    See our review

  2. Cheaper Alternative: Dell S2721QS

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

    If you find the Gigabyte M28U too expensive, check out the Dell S2721QS. It's slightly smaller at 27 inches, and it also uses an IPS panel with wide viewing angles. It has a good response time and supports VRR, but it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate. It has much better ergonomics because the stand allows for swivel adjustment and portrait mode, and it gets brighter to combat glare. Unfortunately, there are no USB ports of any kind.

    Overall, the Gigabyte is a better choice because it has a higher refresh rate and a better response time to deliver a much smoother gaming experience. The Dell is a good choice if you're shopping on a budget if you don't mind playing at 60Hz at all times.

    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

    The LG OLED48C1 is the best PS5 monitor that you can get in a large screen size. Unlike most typical monitors, this TV has a large 48 inch screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio, so you can play most games without having black bars that you would see on ultrawide monitors. We tested it as a monitor because it's advertised as such, and it offers better gaming performance than most monitors.

    The main advantage of this display is the OLED panel, as it can display perfect blacks with no blooming around bright objects. It has wide viewing angles, so the image remains accurate no matter where you sit. In terms of gaming features, it has a 120Hz panel with HDMI 2.1 inputs, allowing you to play 4k games up to 120fps in full RGB. Motion looks very smooth thanks to its near-instantaneous response time, and it has low input lag for a responsive gaming experience.

    If you plan on using it as a PC monitor, you should know that there's a risk of permanent burn-in. This can be a problem with constant exposure to the same static displays all the time, like a taskbar of a desktop user interface. However, we don't expect this to be an issue for those who watch varied content, especially if you're going to use it for PS5 gaming. If this doesn't worry you, it's one of the best monitors for PS5.

    See our review

  4. Cheaper Alternative: Philips 436M6VBPAB

    Size 43"
    Resolution 3840x2160
    Max Refresh Rate
    60 Hz
    Pixel Type
    VA
    Variable Refresh Rate
    FreeSync

    If you don't want to spend so much money on a high-end TV, then check out the Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB. It's an actual monitor with an LED panel, so it doesn't have the risk of permanent burn-in like the LG 48 C1 OLED, but it doesn't produce perfect blacks. It's still good for dark room gaming because it has a VA panel with a high native contrast ratio for deep blacks and decent black uniformity. Even in a well-lit room, it has excellent SDR peak brightness to combat glare. Input lag is low, and it has a decent response time. However, you may notice black smearing with dark objects, which is typical of VA panels. As it's limited to a 60Hz panel and HDMI 2.0 inputs, you can't use the PS5 to its full capabilities.

    If you want the best monitor for PS5 and want the best picture quality possible with a large screen, check out the LG. If you don't want to spend much or are worried about the risk of burn-in, look into Philips.

    See our review

  5. 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 Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx is the best monitor for PS5 in the budget category that we've tested. It's a compact model with a 24 inch screen and a 1080p resolution. It doesn't have the highest pixel density or resolution, but the picture quality is still good, with full sRGB coverage and excellent accuracy out of the box. The stand allows for plenty of ergonomic adjustments, and its wide viewing angles make it great for sharing content.

    Motion handling is amazing, thanks to its high refresh rate and exceptional response times. It supports VRR to reduce screen tearing, although you would still have to wait for a firmware update on the PS5 as they haven't implemented it yet. Input lag is low for a responsive gaming experience. If you want to use it in a bright room, it has good reflection handling and gets bright enough to combat glare.

    As expected of a budget monitor, it can't display a wide color gamut, lacks a local dimming feature, and doesn't get very bright in HDR, resulting in a rather mediocre HDR experience. There are no USB ports, but you do get a pair of built-in speakers. You can add a virtual crosshair or a frame rate indicator, and you can control all of the monitor's settings through software so that you don't have to fiddle with the physical controls. Overall, it's a simple but excellent gaming monitor that's easy on the wallet.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • ASUS ROG Strix XG27UQ: The ASUS ROG Strix XG27UQ is a good alternative to the Gigabyte M28U, but it doesn't have any HDMI 2.1 ports, so when gaming at 4k, it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate on the PS5. See our review
  • LG 27GN950-B: The LG 27GN950-B is an excellent 4k gaming monitor, but it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate because it doesn't have HDMI 2.1 ports, and it's hard to find. See our review
  • BenQ EW3270U: The BenQ EW3270U is a bigger dark room alternative to the Dell S2721QS, but it has narrower viewing angles and worse ergonomics. See our review
  • ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QM: The ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QM is an excellent alternative to the Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx, but it has high input lag at 60Hz. 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
  • Acer Nitro XV282K KVbmiipruzx: The Acer Nitro XV282K KVbmiipruzx is very similar to the Gigabyte M28U, but it's more expensive and harder to find. 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
  • LG OLED48CXPUB: The LG OLED48CXPUB is still an impressive choice, but it's been replaced by the LG OLED48C1. They perform very similarly, so you should get whichever one you can find at the best price. See our review
  • Gigabyte AORUS FI32U: The Gigabyte AORUS F132U is bigger than the Gigabyte M28U and has two HDMI 2.1 inputs, but with higher input lag. See our review
  • Dell U2720Q: The Dell UltraSharp U2720Q is similar to the Dell S2721QS, but it costs more and lacks VRR support. See our review
  • MSI Oculux NXG253R: The MSI Oculux NXG253R is an excellent gaming monitor with low input lag and an extremely quick response time at 60Hz, but it's a 360Hz monitor with a 1080p resolution, so it's not worth getting for the PS5. See our review

Recent Updates

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

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

  3. Aug 11, 2021: Replaced the Acer Nitro XV282K with the Gigabyte M28U because it's unavailable; added the Dell S3221QS, Gigabyte FI32U, and Dell U2720Q to Notable Mentions.

  4. Jul 15, 2021: Refreshed the text for clarity, and replaced the LG CX with the LG C1, as it's more recent and easier to find. Moved the LG CX to a Notable Mention.

  5. Jun 18, 2021: Replaced LG 27GN950-B with Acer Nitro XV282K KVbmiipruzx. removed BenQ EW3270U and added Dell S2721QS as 'Cheaper Alternative'. replaced LG 32UL500-W with Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx.

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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