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The 5 Best Monitors For PS5 - Summer 2022 Reviews

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Best PS5 Monitors

If you're a PlayStation 5 owner looking for a monitor, you'll 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 HDMI 2.1 monitors are starting to become more popular, but you can also find HDMI 2.0 monitors with a 4k resolution for cheaper. It's best to go for a 4k option with HDMI 2.1 bandwidth unless you want a 1080p resolution with a high refresh rate for cheaper. The PS5 supports variable refresh rate (VRR) after a firmware update, so you'll want a monitor whose VRR support is compatible with the console.

We've tested more than 230 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

    The best monitor for PS5 with a 4k resolution that we've tested is the Gigabyte M32U. It delivers an excellent gaming experience, with an excellent response time when gaming at 120Hz, so your favorite games look crystal-clear with very little ghosting or blur behind fast-moving objects. It also has low input lag, ensuring a responsive gaming experience overall. It's nearly fully compatible with everything the PS5 offers, supporting up to 4k @ 120Hz gaming and VRR.

    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, so you can easily place it in an ideal viewing position. It looks good in bright rooms, with good peak brightness and decent reflection handling. Finally, it also supports HDR from the PS5, but although it can display a wide color gamut, it's not very bright in HDR, so bright highlights in some scenes aren't as impactful.

    Unfortunately, it doesn't support the full 48 Gbps bandwidth of HDMI 2.1 as it's limited to 24 Gbps. It doesn't affect gaming performance from the PS5, but it's limited to chroma 4:2:0 with 4k @ 120Hz signals instead of chroma 4:2:2, so text isn't as clear from the PS5. Besides that, it's a great overall monitor that delivers excellent gaming performance with the PS5.

    See our review

  2. Best 4k PS5 Monitor With HDMI 2.1 Bandwidth

    The LG 27GP950-B is the best PS5 monitor with a 4k resolution and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth that we've tested. It has the same 4k resolution as the Gigabyte M32U, but the main difference is that it has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, so you can reach 4k signals up to 120Hz with chroma 4:2:2 instead of chroma 4:2:0 that you get on M32U, so text in game menus looks clearer.

    It has all the gaming features you expect to find in a high-end gaming monitor. It has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth with a 160Hz panel so you can reach high frame rates, and it has VRR support that works with the PS5. Motion is extremely smooth when gaming at 120Hz and 60Hz, and the input lag remains low no matter the resolution you're gaming at. It has wide viewing angles if you want to use it for co-op gaming so that the image remains accurate from the sides, but you can't swivel its stand.

    Sadly, the reflection handling is disappointing as reflections from even moderate light sources are distracting, but it still has great peak brightness if you want to use it in a room with a few lights around. If that isn't a problem for you, it's the best monitor for gaming on the PS5 that has full HDMI 2.1 bandwidth.

    See our review

  3. Best HDR Monitor For PS5

    If you want something to use for HDR gaming from the PS5, then the LG OLED48C1 is the best monitor for your needs. It's actually a small TV that we tested as a monitor because it's popular as such, and it delivers better picture quality than most monitors. It's remarkable for HDR because it has an OLED panel with a near-infinite contrast ratio, meaning it delivers perfect black levels with no blooming around bright objects.

    Like the LG 27GP950-B, it has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, and even if it has a lower 40 Gbps bandwidth, you won't have any issues playing 4k games up to 120 fps on the PS5. It also has VRR support compatible with the PS5 to reduce screen tearing. Another advantage of an OLED TV is the near-instantaneous response time, so motion looks extremely smooth, and gaming feels responsive thanks to the low input lag. It even has a black frame insertion feature that improves the appearance of motion if you get bothered by persistence blur.

    Sadly, the main downside to getting an OLED display is that it risks permanent burn-in. It can be problematic if you constantly play the same games with the same static elements, but if you play varied games it won't be a problem. Besides that, it's the best HDR monitor for the PS5.

    See our review

  4. Best 1080p Budget Monitor For PS5

    The Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx is the best monitor for PS5 that you can get on a budget. It's a simple entry-level monitor that offers excellent ergonomics as you can swivel the screen a full 360 degrees thanks to its round base stand. Although it doesn't have the biggest screen at 24 inches, it's still good enough for playing games on your own.

    While the 1080p resolution may seem low, it lets you achieve a higher frame rate over HDMI connections. It accepts 1080p @ 120Hz signals from the PS5, meaning you can play games at a higher refresh rate than 4k displays with HDMI 2.0 bandwidth. It also downscales 4k @ 60Hz signals, but it doesn't support VRR from the PS5. Luckily, you won't notice any delay in your actions while gaming as it has very low input lag. It displays a wide range of colors in SDR and has great out-of-the-box accuracy, so you likely won't need to get it calibrated.

    Unfortunately, even though it supports HDR, it doesn't add much. It can't display a wide color gamut, it doesn't get bright enough to make highlights pop, and blacks also look gray in the dark due to the low contrast ratio. In bright rooms, it fights glare without issue and has good reflection handling. If you don't mind compromising on the resolution, it's the best gaming monitor for PS5 you can get for a low cost.

    See our review

  5. Best 4k Budget Monitor For PS5

    The Dell S2722QC is the best budget monitor for the PS5 if you want something with a 4k resolution. It's a decent gaming monitor that's fine for casual gamers on the PS5, but you won't get the same features as higher-end 4k monitors like the Gigabyte M32U. It's well-built and has an ergonomic stand, meaning you can place it in an ideal viewing position without issues.

    The 4k resolution helps deliver crisp images and sharp text. You can play 4k games up to 60 fps, but because it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.0 bandwidth, you can't play high-frame-rate games. It has VRR support, but it doesn't work with the PS5, so there's a chance you'll see screen tearing in games. Its overall response time is okay, but motion still looks good for the most part as there's minimal blur trail behind fast-moving objects.

    Sadly, it's not a good choice for HDR gaming because it doesn't get bright enough to make highlights pop, it has a low contrast that makes blacks look gray, and it lacks a local dimming feature. Also, it doesn't display a wide range of colors in HDR, so it's best to use it for SDR gaming. Regardless, it's still a decent overall budget 4k monitor that you can use with the PS5.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Samsung Odyssey G7 S28AG70: The Samsung Odyssey G7 S28AG70 is an excellent 4k gaming monitor with 40 Gbps bandwidth, which is enough to take full advantage of the PS5, and it costs less than the LG 27GP950-B. However, the LG has better motion handling and gets brighter in HDR. 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 bandwidth, but it has higher input lag at 60Hz, and it costs 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 doesn't downscale 4k @ 60Hz signals like on the Acer. See our review
  • Gigabyte M28U: The Gigabyte M28U is a smaller version of the Gigabyte M32U, so get whichever you prefer, but it has worse ergonomics. See our review
  • Dell S2721QS: The Dell S2721QS is similar in performance to the Dell S2722QC, but it doesn't have a USB-C input. If you don't need the USB-C input, get whichever one you can find for cheaper. See our review
  • Gigabyte AORUS FO48U: The Gigabyte FO48U OLED is similar to the LG 48 C1, and they each cost about the same. However, the Gigabyte is limited to 24 Gbps bandwidth, so you can't achieve 4k @ 120Hz signals with chroma 4:2:2 from the PS5. See our review
  • MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD: The MSI Optix MAG274RF-QD is a 1440p monitor that doesn't cost much, and it can downscale 4k @ 60Hz signals from the PS5, but the VRR support doesn't work with the console. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. May 04, 2022: Removed the 1440P category because of its limited compatibility with the PS5 and added the LG 48 C1 as the 'Best HDR Monitor'; moved the LG 27GP950-B and the Dell S2722QC to their own categories as the 'Best HDMI 2.1 Monitor' and 'Best Budget 4k Monitor' for consistency.

  2. Apr 04, 2022: Verified our picks for accuracy and refreshed the text throughout.

  3. Mar 11, 2022: Moved the LG 48 C1 OLED to Notable Mentions to reflect user needs, and added the Samsung Odyssey G5 S27AG50 to Notable Mentions.

  4. Feb 10, 2022: Replaced the Gigabyte M28U with the LG 27GP950-B and renamed it as the 'Alternative With Higher HDMI 2.1 Bandwidth' because the LG has higher bandwidth; replaced the Dell S2721QS with the upgraded Dell S2722QC; added the Samsung Odyssey G7 as the 'Best 1440p' with the MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD as an alternative; updated Notable Mentions based on changes.

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

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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