Best Gaming Monitors in 2020 (4K, UltraWide, 1440p, and 1080p)

Best Gaming Monitors in 2020 (4K, UltraWide, 1440p, and 1080p)

Here's the best gaming monitors for PC gaming in 2020. Need a gaming monitor or TV? We have some recommendations for you.

| Apr 15, 2020 at 3:33 am CDT

If you're in the market for a new gaming monitor with the releases of some really kick ass new games lately including DOOM Eternal, then you'll want to check out our list of the best gaming monitors of 2020. We've also got a list of the Best GPUs for PC Gaming in 2020.

Whether it's a lower-end but super high refresh rate 1080p panel at up to 240Hz (and even far beyond) or a mid-range 1440p beast at up to 144Hz, or something more badass. Yeah, the gaming monitor market is an exciting one if you've got the money to spend. There are some large 4K gaming monitors in sizes between 27/32/43/55 inches -- right up to 65-inch and beyond if you want to spend many thousands of dollars. Alienware even makes a huge 55-inch OLED 4K 120Hz gaming TV that is out-of-this-world.

But if you want a little bit of luxury and want to be fully pulled into the world of the game you're playing, then maybe you want a huge UltraWide monitor -- they came in different shapes and sizes, too.

Best Gaming Monitor List

  1. Alienware AW5520QF 55-inch OLED Gaming Monitor
  2. ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q Large Gaming Monitor
  3. Samsung CRG9 Curved QLED Gaming Monitor
  4. LG 38GL950G UltraGear Gaming Monitor
  5. MSI Optix MAG341CQR Curved Gaming Monitor
  6. Acer Predator XB273K Gaming Monitor
  7. MSI Optix MAG321CQR Curved Gaming Monitor
  8. AORUS CV27Q Gaming Monitor
  9. MSI Optix MAG272CR Curved Gaming Monitor
  10. ASUS TUF Gaming VQ279QM Gaming Monitor

1.) Alienware 55 OLED (Premium 4K)

  • Screen size: 55-inch
  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160
  • Refresh rate: 120Hz
  • Type of panel: OLED
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Response time: 0.5ms
  • Price: $3039
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What more can I say? Alienware has a gigantic 55-inch 4K 120Hz OLED Gaming Monitor that would be utterly insane to play games on. The huge 55-inch TV being an OLED panel is even better as you get some of the best image quality capable today, with true blacks that will only make for the best gaming experience possible.

The native 4K resolution and super-smooth 120Hz should be perfect at 55 inches in size, with the OLED doing so much of the heavy lifitng. The design of the Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor is also out-of-this-world.

Recommended Graphics Cards:

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER

2.) ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q (Enthusiast 4K)

Our review: ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q Review.

  • Screen size: 43-inch
  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160
  • Refresh rate: 120Hz
  • Type of panel: VA
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Response time: 4ms
  • Price: $1099
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I've personally used and I'm even typing this article up on the ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q Large Gaming Monitor and it is gorgeous. The huge 43-inch panel with 125% scaling in Windows 10 is perfect for productivity, but man-oh-man the gaming on this display is awesome.

It's also $2000 cheaper than the Alienware 55 OLED, so if you don't quite have the money to buy a $3000+ gaming monitor then the ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q Large Gaming Monitor should become your next purchase.

Recommended Graphics Cards:

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER

3.) Samsung CRG9 (Gigantic UltraWide)

  • Screen size: 49-inch
  • Resolution: 5120 x 1440
  • Refresh rate: 120Hz
  • Type of panel: VA
  • Aspect ratio: 32:9
  • Response time: 4ms
  • Price: $1299
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Samsung has one of the most premium UltraWide gaming monitors on the market with its gigantic CRG9 -- a huge 49-inch monitor with a native resolution of 5120 x 1440 (5K wide) and a refresh rate of 120Hz.

The bigger-than-life gaming monitor would have to be one of the most ridiculous gaming monitors you can buy, and I think that's why I fell in love with it.

Recommended Graphics Cards:

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
  • AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT

4.) LG UltraGear 38GL950G (Premium UltraWide)

  • Screen size: 38-inch
  • Resolution: 3840 x 1600
  • Refresh rate: 144Hz
  • Type of panel: IPS
  • Aspect ratio: 21:9
  • Response time: 1ms
  • Price: $1799
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If you don't want just a 4K gaming monitor and wanted something a little different, then there's the 21:9 UltraWide monitors like the LG UltraGear 38GL950G Gaming Monitor. We have a higher-end 3840 x 1600 resolution (up from 3440 x 1440) and Nano IPS panel.

If you want a more enthusiast-aimed 21:9 UltraWide gaming monitor, then you should take a look at the premium LG 38GL950G UltraGear Gaming Monitor.

Recommended Graphics Cards:

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
  • AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT

5.) MSI Optix MAG341CQR (Mainstream UltraWide)

  • Screen size: 34-inch
  • Resolution: 3440 x 1440
  • Refresh rate: 144Hz
  • Type of panel: VA
  • Aspect ratio: 21:9
  • Response time: 1ms
  • Price: $800
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The step down from a larger 3840 x 1600 resolution is the traditional 3440 x 1440 UltraWide monitors, with the MSI Optix MPG341CQR Curved Gaming Monitor fitting the bill perfectly. MSI is relatively new to the gaming monitor market, but it is already taking big swings.

At $800 it is $1000 cheaper than the higher-end premium LG 38GL950G UltraGear Gaming Monitor, but that is money you can put into a higher-end graphics card to keep all the graphical bells and whistles enabled in your games.

Recommended Graphics Cards:

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
  • AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT

6.) Acer Predator XB273K (Smaller 4K)

  • Screen size: 27-inch
  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160
  • Refresh rate: 144Hz
  • Type of panel: IPS
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Response time: 4ms
  • Price: $1299
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If you didn't want the huge 55-inch Alienware 55 OLED gaming TV or the ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q because they are too big, in steps the Acer Predator XB273K which is a 27-inch 4K monitor with a super-fast 144Hz refresh.

I would personally recommend the ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q over this, but if 43 inches is too big and you're looking for a 27-inch 4K gaming monitor then this one is for you.

Recommended Graphics Cards:

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER

7.) MSI Optix MAG321CQR (Large 1440p)

  • Screen size: 32-inch
  • Resolution: 2560 x 1440
  • Refresh rate: 144Hz
  • Type of panel: VA
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Response time: 1ms
  • Price: $399
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Seriously, for $400 you're getting a huge 32-inch VA panel with a native 2560 x 1440 resolution and 144Hz refresh rate. Perfect for intense gaming on a larger panel without breaking the bank and spending over $500.

Better yet, you don't need a ridiculously high-end graphics card to run 1440p games at 144Hz. I would still recommend something high-end like a GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, though. You could get away with something a little slower, but it would depend on the game.

Recommended Graphics Cards:

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
  • AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
  • AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT

8.) AORUS CV27Q (Gaming 1440p)

  • Screen size: 27-inch
  • Resolution: 2560 x 1440
  • Refresh rate: 165Hz
  • Type of panel: VA
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Response time: 1ms
  • Price: $450
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GIGABYTE has a slightly higher-end 1440p gaming monitor on its hands with the AORUS CV27Q offering the same resolution but on a smaller 27-inch panel. The refresh rate is bumped up from 144Hz to 165Hz.

Once again this is better for someone who wants a smaller 27-inch panel (it's curved, by the way) over the larger 32-inch 1440p panels on the market.

Recommended Graphics Cards:

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
  • AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
  • AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT

9.) MSI Optix MAG272CR (Mainstream 1080p)

  • Screen size: 27-inch
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Refresh rate: 165Hz
  • Type of panel: VA
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Response time: 1ms
  • Price: $275
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Now we're down to the 1920 x 1080 (1080p) gaming monitors, with MSI and its Optix MAG272CR which is a 27-inch curved panel with a 165Hz refresh rate. It won't break the bank either at just $275.

You can run a much wider range of graphics on this monitor, but if you want to drive 165Hz you're going to need something that isn't too old or slow.

Recommended Graphics Cards:

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
  • AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
  • AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT

10.) ASUS TUF Gaming VQ279QM (esports 1080p)

Our review: ASUS TUF Gaming VQ279QM Review.

  • Screen size: 27-inch
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Refresh rate: 280Hz
  • Type of panel: IPS
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Response time: 1ms
  • Price: $400
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This is for the esports gamers out there who want some of the very best of the best in terms of raw frames per second, the ASUS TUG Gaming VQ279QM. It offers a native 1920 x 1080 resolution but with a GPU-busting 280Hz refresh rate.

If you're playing Overwatch or Fortnite, then you'll want this if you want to get as close to 300FPS as you can.

Recommended Graphics Cards:

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
  • AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
  • AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT

Last updated: May 21, 2020 at 01:05 pm CDT

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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