Gaming has evolved in recent years, with new 4k screens delivering a more detailed gaming experience. Console and PC gamers alike have embraced this new format, with upgraded consoles released mid-cycle that can take advantage of the greater levels of detail provided by these new screens. This doesn’t come without trade-offs, though, as most 4k screens have slower refresh rate and, by extension, slower response times than their lower-resolution counterparts.
We’ve reviewed over 100+ monitors, and below are our picks for the best 4k gaming monitors to buy. See also our recommendations for the best monitors for Xbox One, the best monitors for PS4, and the best monitors for PC gaming.
1. Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ
2. Acer Predator X27
3. BenQ EL2870U
4. ViewSonic XG3220
5. LG 27UK650-W
The best 4K gaming monitor should be able to mix high-resolution imagery with the top panel technology and the latest high-end features. That means we want its 3840 x 2160 fidelity to pop on a VA or IPS screen, for it to have a refresh rate above the 60Hz baseline, and have some form of frame syncing capability, whether that’s G-Sync or FreeSync.