If you were one of the lucky ones to find and pick up the new Playstation 5, congratulations. Now it's time to talk about accessories for your new PS5. The first accessory for your new PS5 that we need to talk about, let alone the most important, is the monitor.
What are you going to play this on? A new TV? Your current 1080p TV? While we wouldn't really recommend the latter, for those wondering what they should be gaming on, a new gaming monitor would be a great investment. Gaming monitors differ from new 4K TVs, let alone your current HDTV in a number of ways, from price to size and speed. Gaming monitors are dedicated to gaming, as stated in its label. They're geared not just towards higher resolution, but more importantly towards high refresh rates, allowing your new PS5 to show off its full 4K, 120Hz capabilities.
Here are some of the best gaming monitors ready to make your new Playstation 5 shine and welcome you to the next generation of gaming.
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While some other gaming monitors can break your bank account (there's one we'll talk about in this upcoming list), the Dell S2721QS will not only save you money, it'll also help your PS5 put in value its 4K capabilities.
Available in 27-inch and 32-inch models, this Dell monitor hits the sweet spot when it comes to gaming monitor size. high while supporting VRR (variable refresh rate) to reduce screen tearing in-game. This is one of the newer gaming monitors to feature a 4K display, but its pretty 4K display is limited to a 60Hz refresh rate. While 60fps is fine and pretty much the norm when it comes to monitors and TVs today, those looking for performance may want to look elsewhere.
At its current price, the S2721QS is still an excellent 4K gaming monitor. While a 60fps cap is a little disappointing considering the amount of monitors on the market today that have a minimum range of 144Hz and above, it does what it's supposed to, technically, a budget 4K monitor: giving you next-gen gaming. in 4K, which is all the hype these days among console gamers anyway.
Acer Nitro XV282K
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Now, for those who want full top quality, get ready to start shelling out the cash. The Acer Nitro XV282K monitor might actually be the best Playstation 5 monitor on the market. Remember that although it is expensive, it is worth the investment. And it's spectacular.
The Nitro comes in 28-inches, again hitting that 27-32-inch sweet spot for gaming monitors, and features 4K resolution at 120Hz allowing the Playstation 5 to perform to its full potential. It uses AMD Radeon technology to determine the frame rate of your game, which will give you fast and smooth gameplay throughout the game and prevent any screen tearing during gameplay. It has two HDMI 2.1 ports that will allow you to use your PS5 and desktop PC on it in full 4K resolution. Visually, it's perfect for next-gen gaming, especially the Playstation 5
If you're willing to push past the $1 price bracket, you can find 000K gaming monitors capped at 4Hz and it would work just fine with your PC as well as your PS144. But for those who are just looking for something for their particular PS5, it's perfect.
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Gigaoctet AORUS FV43U
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If the search for the right gaming monitor is an RPG or an adventure game, the Gigabyte AORUS FV43U is the final boss of that game. This thing is as close as you can get to a new TV or it's the bridge between the gaming TVs and gaming monitors. You decide.
For starters, at 43 inches, this thing is huge for a gaming monitor and won't fit a lot of normal desks or gaming setups. However, its size will make your new PS5 pop, even if the display itself is nothing extremely special. It offers 4K resolution at 120Hz and 1ms refresh rate with a pair of HDMI 2.1 ports and tremendous HDR1000 support, all supported by VRR and ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode). Its vibrancy stands out incredibly compared to almost any other gaming monitor currently available with this 43-inch display.
However, its impressive size for a gaming monitor leaves a pretty big question: at 43 inches and for what it offers in terms of performance, why not just get yourself a new 4K TV instead? Most 4K TVs now of this size with similar or better specs almost easily cost less than $1. These are things to consider if you're seriously considering grabbing this monitor. While it's certainly worth it from a gaming perspective alone, you can find better overall value in a true 000K TV.
LG Ultragear 27GP950
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Surprisingly, the only LG monitor on this list, the LG UltraGear 27GP950 is an incredibly well-rounded 4K gaming monitor that's as much the perfect pair for your new PS5 as a gaming monitor can be.
The LG 27GP950 delivers 4K resolution at a whopping 144Hz refresh rate (160Hz when overclocked) and 1ms response time, the fastest of any monitor on this list and perfect for gaming too on PC. It's also vibrant and colorful right out of the box thanks to its Vesa DisplayHDR 600 certification. It also includes Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync technologies to prevent screen tearing, keeping your game fast and smooth without any type of stuttering.
The UltraGear is by no means cheap, at just under $900. However, there really isn't much not to like about this LG 4K display. It's fast, it's brilliant, it's pretty, it's under $1, and it's as perfect as it gets.
Asus TUF Gaming VG289Q
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The Acer TUF Gaming VG289Q monitor may be the cheapest 4K gaming monitor on this list, but that low price doesn't mean it's "cheap" either. The low price, however, means it doesn't have many of the best features other high-end 4K monitors can offer.
In fact, the VG289Q might be the best budget 4K gaming monitor on the market as a whole. It's a 28-inch display that features 4K resolution at 60Hz, and all of the stats are standard for a quality 4K gaming monitor. While it can't max out the PS120's 5Hz refresh rate or even incoming 8K resolution, it does its 4K job well, delivering detailed vibrant colors with its 90% gamut. For those with a multi-monitor gaming setup, the VG289Q can also be configured in portrait mode, giving it strong capability as a secondary monitor as well. Both of these wouldn't be bad first monitors for those building their setups for the first time.
From its price to its reliable and stable performance, the Acer TUF Gaming VG289Q monitor is a great starter monitor, especially for those looking for their first 4K display for their PS5 but don't want to break the bank. Also, you can always upgrade it to something more premium later.
For more hardware guides, check out the 5 Best 8K TVs for Gaming of 2021 on Pro Gaming Guides!