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TOP 10 Gaming Monitors at PB Tech

Posted in Articles on 11/7/2017 (updated on 19/11/2019)

Today we’re taking a quick look at the fastest Gaming Monitors from Asus, LG, Philips, AOCBenQ ZowieSamsung, Titan Army and Acer!

A quick note for those who are new to ultra-fast displays and why we want them; the HZ rate is basically a number of times your monitor can update/redraw the image on the screen - with 144Hz being able to do this up to 144 times per second! With these higher frame rates, all those missing images on the screen come together in a beautiful smooth motion that makes it much easier to target opponents - of course, our PC will need to be able to push out that many frames but that’s another topic covered in How to Choose the BEST Gaming Monitor for your Gaming PC - so back to the subject at hand!

We feel the need, the need for SPEED!

Picture of new Asus 240Hz Gaming Monitor at PB Tech

1. Asus 240Hz XG258Q Gaming Monitor

Blazing in as the fastest gaming monitor with a 240Hz panel, this brand new Asus XG258Q is a sight to behold! This new ROG Strix is all about speed - making it the perfect monitor for high action gaming, or pretty much anything eSports related if you want every advantage possible. 

This 1920x1080 resolution gaming monitor is the fastest ever, with a 240Hz native refresh rate, 1ms response time and extremely low motion blur technology for silky-smooth gameplay and ultra-realistic visuals. Additionally, ROG Strix XG258Q has distinctive Strix-exclusive design elements and RGB lighting that adds ambience to any gaming setup or LAN party. This lighting is actually ASUS AURA enabled too, so you can control this device as a part of the whole RGB lighting ecosystem that is connected hardware within your ROG motherboard, graphics card, mouse, headset and keyboard.

It's also packing G-Sync, making it the top choice for those running a Gaming PC using Nvidia graphics, and frankly, you're going to need an incredibly powerful rig to push out all the frames that this amazing monitor can give you.

Picture of the Asus 165Hz Gaming Monitor at PB Tech

2. 25" 165Hz Asus VG258QR Gaming Monitor

NEW ENTRY! This glorious Asus VG258QR is very fast indeed clocking in at 165Hz, and it features a unique 0.5ms response time too! This makes it the absolute fastest in its class, so you react near-instantly to what you see onscreen, especially in fast-paced games - allowing you to get that headshot like a seasoned pro. 

It's a monitor designed to give you the winning edge, and because it's packing G-Sync inside for silky smooth visuals, this monitor is designed to be paired with Gaming PC that use Nvidia graphics cards within!

Titan Army 144Hz Gaming Monitor at PB Tech

3. 31.5" 144Hz Titan Army K2G6R Gaming Monitor

The latest Titan Army K2G6R is a giant for sure, coming in with a curved display which offers both a higher resolution of 2560x1440 and that high-speed 144FPS savvy framerate we need - and at the best price when compared to other monitors of this spec (seriously, check out the price compared to the options above and below, it's that good).

With a minimalist design to the curved frame and small touches like the headphone stand built into the back, this new Titan Army K2G6R is certainly one of the best-looking monitors available today!

LG 144Hz 24GL600F-B Gaming Monitor at PB Tech

4. 24"144Hz LG UltraGear 24GL600F Gaming Monitor

NEW ENTRY! The LG 24GL600F combines smooth action with clean design, and we just love the gaming experience. A monitor’s response time is absolutely critical in games, and the 1ms Motion Blur Reduction feature gives gamers the precision and accuracy needed to play at a very high level. 

Equipped with Radeon FreeSync, the 24GL600F provides smooth motion without tearing or stuttering thanks to Adaptive-Sync technology.

Picture of AMD Freesync Asus ROG 144Hz Gaming Monitor at PB Tech

5. 27" 144Hz Rog Swift XG27VQ Curved Gaming Monitor

The new Rog Swift XG27VQ is the latest 1920x1080 Freesync Monitor with a beautiful 144Hz refresh rate. It features ASUS-exclusive Extreme Low Motion Blur and Adaptive-Sync (FreeSync) technologies intended for use with Gaming PC featuring AMD Graphics Cards inside - giving us a reduction in tearing/stuttering while gaming. Its game-inspiring design integrates onboard ASUS Aura RGB lighting to add ambience to any gaming setup. 

LG UltraFast Gaming Monitor at PB Tech

6. 27" 144Hz LG UltraGear 27GL650F-B Gaming Monitor

NEW ENTRY! Part of the new "UltraGear" series from LG, this one features that blazing 144Hz we love, with a 1920x1080 resolution and a sleek design. The LG 27GL650F-B is an excellent gaming monitor, with controls right on the front to give you access to special gaming presets on the fly.

The one features both AMD FreeSync and Nvidia G-Sync to reduce the tearing and stuttering that occur between a graphics cards frame rate and a monitor's refresh rate. It's totally awesome!

Picture of Samsung 49" 144Hz Gaming Monitor at PB Tech

7. 49" 144Hz Samsung LC49HG90DMEXXY QLED Gaming Monitor

And this one is a MASSIVE, the Samsung LC49HG90DMEXXY (haha even the model name is BIG!) is perfect for those who want to create the traditional multi-monitor setup, often seen in high-end racing or flight simulators but with the latest tech from 2019!

With this juggernaut, you'll have no gaps separating the screens, it's just one gigantic monitor panel spanning your vision. The super ultra-wide 49-inch screen with its innovative 32:9 aspect ratio means you get to see game scenes in their entirety, exactly as their developers intended. And the 1800R curved panel immerses you in gameplay and delivers iMax-style cinematic viewing for movies and video content, you'll find yourself turning your head just to see it all! 

Picture of AOC G2 144Hz Gaming Monitor at PB Tech

8. 27" 144Hz AOC CQ27G2 Curved Gaming Monitor

NEW ENTRY! The new AOC G2 144Hz Gaming Monitor is another super-smooth gaming monitor option that provides a 144Hz refresh rate for a great gaming experience. Enjoy a high-quality viewing experience with its Quad HD VA Panel, coupled with HDR Mode.

By mimicking the curvature of the eye, this AOC monitor allows maximum immersion and eye comfort. In addition to the adoption of AMD FreeSync technology, its 1ms response time ensures the display is always performing at a pro gaming standard. It's awesome and just released world-wide! 

Picture of 65" ASUS ROG 144Hz 4K Gaming Monitor at PB Tech

9. 65" 144Hz ASUS ROG SWIFT Gaming Monitor

NEW ENTRY! The Asus PG65UQ can give you incredible speeds at 4K! Interesting, this is one of the first 65" big format gaming displays to run 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) content at an overclockable 144 Hz refresh rate, providing gamers with ultra-high-definition visuals at extremely smooth frame rates. With full-array local dimming (FALD) LED backlighting that's dynamically controlled across 384 zones, and with DisplayHDR 1000 certification that delivers peak brightness of 1,000 nits in each zone, ROG Swift PG65UQ provides exceptional contrast for richer, more nuanced and realistic scenes with detailed shadows and highlights.

Now, as this one is utterly MASSIVE, you'll be happy to know it also includes a remote control so we don't have to get up from the couch :)

Yet again this is designed specifically for those with Nvidia graphics cards in their Gaming PC, and this can be used to dynamically match the refresh rate of the display to the frame rate output of the GPU, which is great to have when you're operating at this ultra-high resolution.

If you're looking for an absolutely insane display to go with your insanely powerful Gaming PC this is the one! 

Picture of Titan Army 100Hz Gaming Monitor at PB Tech

10. 34" 100Hz Titan Army C34SW Curved Gaming Monitor

The massive Titan Army C34SW is a well priced, impressive widescreen for any gaming setup. With a resolution at 3440X1440, narrow bezel and beautiful white/silver frame, it's certainly one of the best-looking gaming monitors around if you're after one without the usual bling commonly found on "gamer" themed products. 

Picture of LG 75Hz Monitor at PB Tech

11. 27" LG 75Hz 27MP59G-P (huh.. I thought you said top 10!?)

You might think this 75Hz monitor is a little odd in a list like this but if your running and RX570 + Ryzen 3 or similar combo within your system you'll likely find this monitor is perfect, better still if you're on the AMD graphics card team you'll be happy to see this one also features super-smooth visuals thanks to FreeSync. Complete with features like dynamic action sync and black stable mode this monitor is great for marathon gaming sessions.

WOAH! So many amazing monitors already! These are just a slice from our massive Monitor range here at PB Tech New Zealand, check out the full range in-store or online today!

GAME ON!

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