The Best 1440p 240Hz Monitors For Gaming (2023 Reviews)

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Want a gaming monitor with both a high resolution and a high refresh rate, but not sure which one to pick?

Look no further! We picked only the best 1440p 240Hz monitors for gaming available, and we’ll help you pick the one most suited to your budget and preference!

MonitorSizePanelRefresh RateVRRHDR
(G-SYNC Stable)
(G-SYNC Compatible)
32”IPS260Hz (OC)FreeSync
(G-SYNC Compatible)
(G-SYNC Compatible)
True Black
(G-SYNC Stable)
best value

Gigabyte M27Q-X

Gigabyte M27Q X
  • Smooth VRR performance
  • Wide Adobe RGB color gamut
  • Quick response time
best overall


  • Infinite contrast ratio
  • Wide color gamut
  • Instantaneous response time
premium pick


AOC AG274QZM Monitor
  • 576-zone mini LED FALD
  • Wide color gamut
  • High brightness

To ensure you’re getting the best 1440p 240Hz gaming monitor for you, check out the brief reviews below where we’ll explain how these models differ from each other.

We’ll also mention if there are any alternatives worth considering or upcoming models you should wait for.

In case you’re not sure which monitor to pick, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment below, and we’ll gladly help you out!

If you want to view our changelogs for this particular buying guide, you can do so at the end of this article.

The Pros:

  • Wide Adobe RGB color gamut
  • Plenty of features including FreeSync and MBR up to 240Hz
  • Height-adjustable stand and rich connectivity options

The Cons:

  • IPS glow and inferior contrast ratio to VA panels, as expected from this panel technology
  • Design lacks with swivel and pivot functions

About The Monitor

The Gigabyte M27Q-X is the most affordable 1440p 240Hz gaming monitor, yet it comes with a plethora of useful features that aren’t available in some of the more expensive models.

Image Quality

To start with, the Gigabyte M27Q-X monitor has a wide 97% Adobe RGB color gamut – that’s equivalent to ~140% sRGB!

You get even richer and more vibrant colors than what you’d get with a regular ‘wide gamut’ monitor. It excels at green, cyan and blue shades, so scenes with a lot of water, trees, and sky will look exceptionally beautiful.

Another very important thing is that the monitor has an sRGB emulation mode.

This gives you the ability to clamp the native ~140% sRGB gamut down to ~100% for a more accurate representation of sRGB content, which includes most games and general web content. Without it, you’d be stuck with over-saturated colors.

You can effortlessly switch between accurate sRGB color output and extra color vibrancy depending on your preference by simply toggling a setting in the OSD (On-Screen Display) menu.

The Gigabyte M27Q-X is also factory-calibrated, which in addition to its IPS panel’s wide viewing angles and excellent color consistency and accuracy – allows you to use the monitor for color-critical work.

Next, on 27″ sized screens, 1440p resolution hits the pixel density sweet spot as it provides you with plenty of screen space as well as sharp text and details, without any scaling necessary.

Related:What Is Pixel Density And Pixels Per Inch (PPI)?

Further, the monitor has a specified peak brightness of 350-nits (goes up to ~450-nits), which is plenty, while the contrast ratio is mediocre at 1,000:1, but this is expected from IPS monitors.

It also supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) with VESA’s DisplayHDR 400 certification, but due to its low contrast ratio and lack of local dimming, HDR content won’t look that much better. Some scenes might look a bit punchier due to the wide color gamut, but you shouldn’t be buying this monitor for HDR anyway; think of it as a bonus feature.


Moving on, the Gigabyte M27Q-X has a rapid pixel response time speed, which efficiently prevents ghosting in fast-paced games.

However, due to the lack of variable overdrive, you’ll need to change the response time overdrive setting depending on your frame rate if you’re using a variable refresh rate (VRR), be it FreeSync with an AMD card or G-SYNC Compatible with a GeForce GPU.

If you’re running at 200FPS+, you can simply use the Balance overdrive mode up to 240FPS and over.

However, at lower frame rates, ‘Picture Quality’ results in less overshoot. At ~60FPS and below, you might even want to dial it back to ‘Off.’

Both AMD’s FreeSync and NVIDIA’s G-SYNC Compatible technologies are supported and work without issues within the supported 48-240Hz range.

The monitor also supports Motion Blur Reduction (MBR) via the Aim Stabilizer-Sync technology, which uses backlight strobing for CRT-like motion clarity. It can even be used at the same time as VRR.

Other useful features include Black Equalizer (improves visibility in darker scenes), a refresh rate tracker, custom crosshairs and various pre-calibrated picture modes.

Check out our Gigabyte M27Q-X review for more information.

Design & Connectivity

Gigabyte M27Q X Monitor Design

The Gigabyte M27Q-X has a height-adjustable stand (up to 130mm) as well as tilt support (-5°/20°) and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility.

Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0 ports, USB-C (DP Alt Mode and 18W PD), a headphone jack, a dual-USB 3.0 hub and built-in 2W speakers.

There’s also a built-in KVM switch, allowing you to control two PCs connected to the screen via the same set of keyboard/mouse.


  • MSI MAG274QRX – Another ‘cheap’ alternative in case the M27Q-X is not available
  • ViewSonic XG271QG – This 1440p 240Hz model has a dedicated G-SYNC module for a single overdrive experience and a wide Adobe RGB gamut for more saturated colors. It’s worth considering if you can find it on sale for ~$500 (down from $800 MSRP)
  • ASUS PG27AQM – A premium 1440p 240Hz model with a wide Adobe RGB color gamut and a dedicated G-SYNC module for better VRR performance, but it goes for ~$750

Keep in mind that you can also find 1440p 360Hz gaming monitors nowadays, such as the ASUS PG27AQN.

The Pros:

  • High native contrast ratio for deep blacks, wide color gamut
  • Plenty of features including FreeSync and MBR up to 240Hz
  • Fully ergonomic stand and rich connectivity options, including DP with DSC and a USB hub

The Cons:

  • The 1000R screen curvature might be too aggressive for some users
  • Some users report micro-stuttering issue with VRR enabled

About The Monitor

Want a 1440p 240Hz gaming monitor with a VA panel for deep blacks? Check out the Samsung Odyssey G7 with a 1000R curved screen.

Image Quality

The Samsung G7 is available in both 27″ and 32″ screen sizes, but they share all the other specifications: the Samsung C27G75T and the Samsung C32G75T.

Since both models have 1440p resolution, the image will be sharper on the 27″ sized model due to the higher pixel density, whereas the 32″ variant has the same pixel per inch ratio as a 24″ 1080p monitor, but has a more immersive viewing experience due to its larger screen.

The VA panels of these 1440p 240Hz gaming monitors have a high contrast ratio of 2,500:1, which results in inky blacks and more vivid details in shadows.

Further, VA monitors don’t suffer from IPS glow, so dark scenes generally appear more engaging, especially in dark or dim-lit rooms.

With a 95% DCI-P3 color gamut (~125% sRGB), the colors aren’t as saturated as that of the previous two IPS monitors with Adobe RGB gamut, but they are still rich and vibrant – plus, the higher contrast ratio makes up for it.

The Odyssey G7 monitors also support DisplayHDR 600, though there are only 8 dimming zones.

While the image quality is generally more immersive on VA panels, the viewing angles aren’t as wide and there are some contrast/gamma shifts at certain angles.

Related:What Is VA Glow, Gamma Shift, And Black Crush?

For everyday use and gaming, it’s not bothersome. In fact, you can do some basic content creation too, but if you’re serious about color-critical work, you’ll need to go the IPS route for better consistency.

Another thing that might repel some users is the aggressive 1000R screen curvature. Some people despise it, some love it, and some don’t really care for it. It does take some time to get used to, but people mostly prefer flat-screen panels at this screen size/aspect ratio.


The Samsung Odyssey G7 1440p 240Hz gaming monitors were the first VA panel displays with a fast 1ms GtG pixel response time speed.

There’s no visible ghosting or pixel overshoot regardless of your refresh rate and you also get the MBR backlight strobing technology for less motion blur.

Both AMD’s FreeSync and NVIDIA’s G-SYNC Compatible technologies are supported for tear-free gameplay.

If you experience brightness flickering with a variable refresh rate, you’ll need to make sure you have to latest monitor firmware installed and enable the ‘VRR Control’ option in the OSD menu to prevent this issue.

However, some users experience micro-stuttering with this option enabled, so if you want a guaranteed flawless VRR performance, IPS monitors are your best bet.

The intensity of micro-stuttering seems to vary across different units and not all gamers are equally sensitive to it, but since screen tearing is hardly noticeable at 240Hz, some users will just play with VRR disabled.

Other features include Black Equalizer, custom crosshairs, various picture presets, Picture in Picture/Picture by Picture and RGB lighting at the back and front of the monitor.

Design & Connectivity

samsung c32g75t monitor

The Samsung G7 offers an ergonomic stand with up to 120mm height adjustment, -9°/13° tilt, 90° pivot, +/- 15° swivel and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility.

Connectivity options include two DisplayPort 1.4 inputs with DSC 1.2, an HDMI 2.0 port (limited to 144Hz), a headphone jack and a dual-USB 3.0 hub.


The Samsung G6 models are the same as the G7 variant, but feature integrated Tizen OS with smart applications, such as Samsung TV+, Samsung Gaming Hub, Microsoft 365, Bixby voice assistant, etc. It’s also available in 27″ and 32″ versions, the Samsung S27BG65 and the Samsung S32BG65.

The Pros:

  • Wide color gamut
  • Plenty of features including VRR up to 260Hz
  • Ergonomic stand and rich connectivity options

The Cons:

  • Design lacks swivel option
  • IPS glow and mediocre contrast ratio (as expected from this panel technology, but A-TW polarizer helps minimize the issue)

About The Monitor

The LG 32GQ850 is the best 32″ 1440p 240Hz IPS gaming monitor currently available!

Image Quality

You get a wide 98% DCI-P3 color gamut (and an sRGB mode with adjustable brightness), a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, hardware calibration support, a fast 1ms GtG response time speed, wide viewing angles and 260Hz factory-overclock.

Additionally, the 32GQ850 has DisplayHDR 600, which implies a high 600-nit peak brightness and local dimming, though with only 16 zones.

So, as with all 1440p 240Hz monitors, some HDR content will look a bit better, some will look the same, and some might even look worse, depending on how demanding the scene is.


Moving on, you get a fast response time speed for no ghosting or overshoot across the entire refresh rate range.

Both AMD’s FreeSync and NVIDIA’s G-SYNC Compatible technologies are supported with a 48-260Hz VRR range.

Sadly, the monitor does not support backlight strobing/MBR.

Other gaming features are available, such as Black Stabilizer, refresh rate tracker, custom crosshairs, RGB lighting and various picture presets.

The LG 32GQ850 also uses an A-TW polarizer that helps improve viewing angles and minimizes IPS glow.

Check out our full 32GQ850 review for more information.

Design & Connectivity

LG UltraGear 32GQ850 Review

The stand of the monitor offers height adjustment up to 110mm, 90° pivot, tilt by -5°/15° and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility.

Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.4 (with DSC), two HDMI 2.1 ports (full 48 Gbps bandwidth), a headphone jack (with DTS 3D emulation) and a dual-USB 3.0 hub.


  • Gigabyte Aorus FI32Q-X – a 32″ 1440p 240Hz monitor with a built-in KVM switch. It doesn’t have an A-TW polarizer, but can be found for ~$100 less

The Pros:

  • Infinite contrast ratio
  • Wide color gamut
  • Instant response time
  • Plenty of features, including VRR up to 240Hz
  • Fully adjustable stand and rich connectivity options

The Cons:

  • Risk of permanent image burn-in
  • Not as bright as LED LCDs

About The Monitor

The LG 27GR95QE features an OLED panel with an instantaneous pixel response time speed and an infinite contrast ratio, making it the most responsive 1440p 240Hz gaming monitor with the best HDR image quality.

Image Quality

OLED displays don’t rely on a backlight to produce an image – instead, each pixel emits its own light. This allows for a basically infinite contrast ratio without any blooming, backlight bleeding, IPS/VA glow or similar visual artifacts.

As a result, you get true blacks and an incredibly immersive viewing experience, especially in dark rooms.

However, OLED displays cannot get as bright as LED-backlit panels. The LG 27GR95QE is limited to around 200-nits for a 100% white window in HDR. For some people, that might actually be more than enough, but if you’re used to brighter displays and plan on using the monitor in a well-lit room, it might be too dim for you.

If you can dim the lights and shut the curtains, brightness won’t be an issue.

In HDR, the LG 27GR95QE can reach up to around 800-nits for small highlights, which is sufficient for an immersive HDR viewing experience. It also has a wide 98% DCI-P3 gamut coverage for vibrant colors, wide viewing angles, true 10-bit color depth support and even hardware calibration support.

OLED displays are also not ideal for office-related work due to their uncommon subpixel layouts. The LG 27GR95QE has a WRGB layout, so there will be some minor fringing on tiny text and fine details. It’s not noticeable in games and videos, but if you’re doing a lot of work with text, it might bother you.


VRR is supported up to 240Hz via FreeSync Premium, G-SYNC Compatible and HDMI 2.1 VRR and since OLED displays have instantaneous pixel response times, there’s no need for variable overdrive. The pixels change almost instantly regardless of the refresh rate, so there isn’t any ghosting or overshoot.

Sadly, MBR is not supported which could reduce perceived motion blur at a cost of picture brightness.

Other available features include Black Stabilizer, crosshair overlays, a refresh rate tracker and various picture presets.

Another disadvantage of OLED monitors and TVs is the risk of permanent image burn-in when displaying bright static elements for too long. However, there are ways to prevent this (under the OLED Care settings of the monitor), so as long as you use the monitor sensibly, it shouldn’t be an issue.

There are no buttons or joystick for OSD menu navigation. You get a remote controller instead, or you can use the OSC (On-Screen Control) desktop application.

Check out our LG 27GR95QE review for more information.

Design & Connectivity

LG 27GR95QE Design

The LG 27GR95QE has a sturdy stand with up to 110mm height adjustment, -5°/15° tilt, +/- 10° swivel, 90° pivot and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility. There’s also RGB lighting at the back of the monitor.

Connectivity options include two HDMI 2.1 ports, DP 1.4 with DSC, a dual-USB 3.0 hub, a digital audio output and a DTS headphone jack with HP:X support for 3D audio simulation.


  • ASUS PG27AQDM – ASUS’ model based on the same panel. It also features a heatsink, which should help with brightness, but we have yet to see how it performs

The Pros:

  • High brightness
  • Wide color gamut
  • 576-zone mini LED FALD backlight
  • Plenty of features, including VRR up to 240Hz
  • Fully adjustable stand and rich connectivity options

The Cons:

  • Minor blooming/haloing noticeable in certain scenes

About The Monitor

If you want to deal with OLED’s limited brightness, uncommon subpixel layout and the risk of burn-in, the AOC Agon Pro AG274QZM is the best 1440p 240Hz gaming monitor with proper HDR support thanks to its 576-zone mini LED FALD backlight.

Image Quality

Unlike the Samsung Odyssey G7 and the LG 32GQ850 with mere 8 – 16 edge-lit dimming zones, the AOC AG274QZM has 576 full array local dimming zones spread across the entire panel for significantly better backlight control.

These zones can dim parts of the image that are supposed to be dark thus drastically improving the contrast ratio. However, the light from small bright objects will bleed into the surrounding dimmed zones and create blooming, but this is an expected drawback of this technology and it’s tolerable considering it’s mainly noticeable in particularly demanding scenes (fireworks, stars in a night sky, etc.).

The main advantage of the AG274QZM over the LG 27GR95QE is that it can get a lot brighter – up to 600-nits for SDR and up to 1100-nits for punchy HDR highlights. Additionally, it uses a regular RGB subpixel layout for sharp text.

While the pixel response time speed is not instantaneous as that of OLED displays, it’s still fast enough for a buttery-smooth fast-paced gaming experience. It also has an exceptional 97% Adobe RGB and 97% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage.

VRR is supported for tear-free gameplay up to 240Hz and you get plenty of additional features, such as Shadow Control, Game Color, crosshair overlays, a refresh rate tracker, Picture by Picture, and various picture presets.

Design & Connectivity

AOC AG274QZM Design

The stand of the monitor offers a good range of ergonomics, including up to 120mm height adjustment, +/- 20° swivel, -3°/21° tilt, 90° pivot and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility.

The AOC AG274QZM also comes with a detachable shading hood and a small Quick Switch puck that allows you to quick change monitor settings. It also features RGB lighting and a headset hanger.

Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.1 ports, USB-C with DP Alt Mode and 65W Power Delivery, a microphone jack, a headphone jack, dual 5W built-in speakers, a quad-USB 3.0 hub and integrated KVM functionality.


Found the best 1440p 240Hz gaming monitor for you?

In case you’re having second thoughts or you’re not sure which one to buy, leave us a comment below!

For SDR, the Samsung Odyssey G7 is an excellent pick if you can find it at a good price and don’t mind the aggressive 1000R screen curvature.

Not a fan of curved screens? Pick between the Gigabyte M27Q-X and the LG 32GQ850 according to your budget and personal preference regarding the screen size, design and features.

If you also want proper HDR support, pick between the LG 27GR95QE and the AOC AG274QZM according to your panel technology preference.

Updates +

  • March 9, 2023:
    – Added the LG 27GR95QE and the AOC AG274QZM.
  • November 22, 2022:
    – Checked up on the guide to ensure that our picks are still the best options available.
  • October 12, 2022:
    – Added the ViewSonic XG271QG as an alternative for the Gigabyte M27Q-X.
  • August 30, 2022:
    – Removed the ASUS PG279QM.
    – Replaced the Acer XB323UGX with the LG 32GQ850.
  • April 19, 2022:
    – Replaced the ASUS XG27AQM with the Gigabyte M27Q-X.
  • November 25, 2021:
    – Checked up on the guide to ensure that our picks are still the best options available.
  • September 10, 2021:
    – Replaced the Acer XV272UX with the ASUS XG27AQM.

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Rob is a software engineer with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver. He now works full-time managing DisplayNinja while coding his own projects on the side.