The Best 1440p 240Hz Monitors For Gaming (2022 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 
27”IPS240HzFreeSync
(G-SYNC Stable)
HDR400 
27”
32”
VA240HzFreeSync
(G-SYNC Compatible)
HDR600
32”IPS260Hz (OC)FreeSync
(G-SYNC Compatible)
HDR600
best value

Gigabyte M27Q-X

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

Samsung Odyssey G7

samsung odyssey g7 monitor
  • High contrast ratio
  • Wide color gamut
  • Quick response time
premium pick

LG 32GQ850

LG 32GQ850 Monitor
  • Smooth VRR performance
  • Wide color gamut, A-TW polarizer
  • Quick response time

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.

Features

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.

Alternatives

  • 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)

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.

Features

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 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. HDR shouldn’t be a priority when buying these displays, so think of it as an extra feature.

Features

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 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.

Alternatives

  • 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

Conclusion

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!

Generally, if you don’t mind the steep 1000R curvature, we recommend the Samsung Odyssey G7 since it offers the best image quality and very good performance at a good price.

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; you won’t be disappointed!

Updates +

  • 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 Shafer

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.