The Best 4K 144Hz Monitors (Best HDMI 2.1 Monitors) – 2022 Reviews

Looking to buy a 4K 144Hz gaming monitor with or without HDMI 2.1? Check out the best models currently available!

If you want to use the full potential of your high-end PC rig or a gaming console, a 4K 144Hz gaming monitor will definitely put its powerful hardware to good use.

Although relatively new to the market, there are quite a few 4K 144Hz gaming monitors available, and we’ll make sure you pick the one most suited to you!

MonitorHDMI 2.1SizePanelVRR 
Yes28”IPSFreeSync
Yes27"IPSFreeSync
Yes32”IPSFreeSync
Yes43”VAFreeSync
No*32”IPSG-SYNC Ultimate
Yes48"OLEDFreeSync
Yes42"OLEDFreeSync
Yes42"OLEDFreeSync
Yes32"VAFreeSync
*Supports 4K 120Hz 4:2:0 for the XSX
best value

Cooler Master Tempest GP27U

Cooler Master GP27U
  • 1200-nit peak brightness
  • 576-zone mini LED FALD
  • Quick response time
best overall

Samsung Neo G7

Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 Monitor
  • 1200-nit peak brightness
  • 1196-zone mini LED FALD
  • Quick response time
premium pick

ASUS PG42UQ

ASUS PG42UQ Monitor
  • Infinite contrast ratio
  • Instantaneous response time
  • No backlight bleed

So, let’s see which 4K 144Hz gaming monitor is the best one for you based on your budget and preference regarding panel type, screen size, and other features!

Note that there are also a few upcoming 4K 144Hz monitors worth keeping an eye out for, all of which we’ll mention in the monitor reviews below.

We’ll include a few alternatives that might be worth considering as well, depending on region and availability. You can view our changelogs for this buying guide at the end of this guide.

The Pros:

  • Wide color gamut
  • Quick response time speed
  • Plenty of features, including FreeSync and MBR up to 144Hz
  • Height-adjustable stand, USB hub, KVM switch, USB-C with 65W PD

The Cons:

  • IPS glow and mediocre contrast ratio (as expected from this panel technology)

About The Monitor

Although $600 might not look ‘budget’ to most gamers – if you want a 4K 144Hz gaming monitor, you’ll hardly find anything below $800. However, the Acer XB283K KV actually offers better performance and more features than some $800 models!

Image Quality

The best thing about the XB283K is that you’re not really giving up anything crucial for its lower price in comparison to the alternatives.

It’s based on an IPS panel with a wide 90% DCI-P3 color gamut for saturated and rich colors. Next, it has a quick 1ms GtG response time speed that eliminates ghosting behind fast-moving objects, making it ideal for fast-paced gaming.

4K UHD resolution looks incredibly sharp on 28″ sized screens with 157 PPI (pixels per inch), while the wide 178° viewing angles ensure that the image is perfect regardless of the angle you’re looking at the screen.

HDR is supported as well with VESA’s entry-level DisplayHDR 400 certification.

So, you’re not getting the ‘true HDR’ viewing experience for which the monitor would need a much higher peak brightness and many more dimming zones (and would hence also cost more).

Still, thanks to the monitor’s wide color gamut, high 4K UHD resolution, and decent 400-nit peak brightness and 8-zone local dimming, some HDR scenes will look better.

The contrast ratio amounts to 1,000:1, as expected from an IPS monitor, meaning that blacks won’t be as deep as that of VA panels (~3,000:1 contrast ratio). However, there are no 4K 144Hz VA monitors available at this screen size anyway (only 43″).

4:2:0 Color Format

Related:Chroma Subsampling – 4:4:4 vs 4:2:2 vs 4:2:0

On the PS5, HDMI 2.1 is limited to 4:2:0 chroma subsampling on this monitor, even though the PS5 has enough bandwidth for 4:2:2. So, small text displayed on colored backgrounds will look a bit smudgy, but for gaming, this won’t be an issue.

You don’t have to use chroma subsampling over HDMI when using the Xbox Series X or a graphics card with HDMI 2.1 thanks to DSC.

For the most part, this type of color compression isn’t bothersome for gaming. It’s mainly small text that gets affected and looks a bit smudgy when displayed on colored backgrounds. When just playing games at a normal viewing distance and not deliberately looking for compression artifacts, it looks perfectly fine.

For PC, you can also use DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC (Display Stream Compression) for visually lossless compression if you have a compatible GPU (AMD Navi, NVIDIA Turing, or newer).

Features

Moving on, the Acer XB283K supports a variable refresh rate (VRR) for tear-free gameplay up to 144FPS with a 48-144Hz range.

It’s certified as FreeSync Premium and while it doesn’t have NVIDIA’s G-SYNC Compatible certification, VRR works with both AMD and GeForce cards without issues.

HDMI 2.1 VRR also provides a variable refresh rate for the PS5.

Next, Visual Response Boost is supported, which can reduce perceived motion blur at a cost of picture brightness by backlight strobing.

Other features include Black Boost (improves visibility in darker scenes), custom crosshairs, a refresh rate tracker and an integrated KVM switch that allows you to control multiple devices connected to the screen via one set of keyboard/mouse.

Design & Connectivity

Acer Predator XB283K KVbmiipruzx Review

The stand of the monitor is sturdy and offers height adjustment up to 115mm, tilt by -5°/20°, 90° pivot, +/- 20° swivel and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility.

Connectivity options include two HDMI 2.1 ports, DisplayPort 1.4, a USB-C port with DP 1.4 Alt Mode and 65W PD, a USB hub (one upstream and four downstream ports), a headphone jack and dual 3W integrated speakers.

Alternatives

  • Gigabyte M28U – Another popular 28″ 4K 144Hz gaming monitor with HDMI 2.1 and a $500 – $600 price tag. However, it has minor inverse ghosting at low refresh rates with VRR enabled.
  • LG 27GP950 – A 27″ 4K 144Hz monitor with a bit better HDR image quality (DisplayHDR 600) and hardware calibration support. It’s more expensive, but can be found on sale for $600 – $700

The Pros:

  • 576-zone FALD, 1200-nits
  • Wide color gamut
  • Quick response time speed
  • Plenty of features, including VRR up to 144Hz
  • Fully ergonomic stand and rich connectivity options, including KVM and USB-C with 90W PD

The Cons:

  • Minor blooming/haloing noticeable in certain scenes
  • HDR and VRR don’t work at the same time (upcoming firmware should fix this)

About The Monitor

If you want something better, there’s the Cooler Master Tempest GP27U with true HDR support for just $800.

Image Quality

The GP27U is based on an IPS panel with a wide 98% DCI-P3 and 99% Adobe RGB color gamut for vibrant colors.

Further, it has a 576-zone mini LED FALD backlight for incredible HDR image quality. When watching HDR content, the peak brightness can go a bit over 1,200-nits for punchy highlights while at the same time the screen can dim parts of the image that are supposed to be dark for inky blacks!

Other panel-related specifications are similar to that of the XB283K and include a 1,000:1 static contrast ratio, a fast ~1ms GtG response time speed and 178° viewing angles.

The 27″ sized screen is slightly smaller, but it also has a slightly higher pixel density of 163 PPI.

Features

The Cooler Master GP27U supports a variable refresh rate for tear-free gameplay up to 144FPS. Other features include various picture presets, Black Stabilization and crosshair overlays. Check out our GP27U review for more details.

Design & Connectivity

Cooler Master GP27U Review

The monitor has a sturdy and ergonomic stand with up to 110mm height adjustment, +/- 15° swivel, 90° pivot, -5°/20° tilt and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility.

Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC, two HDMI 2.1 inputs with full 48 Gbps, USB-C (DP 1.4 Alt Mode, 90W PD), a dual-USB 3.0 hub, a headphone jack, dual 3W integrated speakers and built-in KVM functionality.

The Pros:

  • Wide color gamut
  • Quick response time speed
  • Plenty of features, including VRR up to 160Hz
  • Ergonomic stand, USB hub

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

If you want a 32″ IPS monitor with 4K UHD resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate, you’re going to love the LG 32GQ950.

Image Quality

The LG 32GQ950 is based on an IPS panel with a fast pixel response time speed for no prominent ghosting in fast-paced games.

Further, the monitor has a wide 98% DCI-P3 gamut coverage for vibrant and saturated colors. And it comes with a dedicated sRGB emulation mode.

It has a peak brightness of 1000-nits for HDR content (450-nits for SDR) and 32 dimming zones, so you get some notable improvement in image quality when watching HDR content. The giant 32″ screen also ensures a more immersive viewing experience with 4K resolution while still offering a high pixel density of 140 PPI.

Features

Additionally, the LG 32GQ950 has AMD’s FreeSync Premium Pro and NVIDIA’s G-SYNC Compatible certifications, as well as support for hardware calibration, various picture presets, crosshair overlays and Black Stabilizer.

It also features an A-TW polarizer that helps improve viewing angles and reduce IPS glow. Check out our full 32GQ950 review for more information.

Design & Connectivity

LG 32GQ950 Monitor Design

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

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

Alternatives

Here are some cheaper 32″ 4K 144Hz models without the A-TW polarizer:

  • MSI MPG321UR-QD – 32″ 4K 144Hz IPS monitor with a wider Adobe RGB color gamut, but it has a slower response time (~$900)
  • Gigabyte M32U – 32″ 4K 144Hz IPS monitor with a less impressive 90% DCI-P3 color gamut (~$700)
  • Gigabyte M32UC – 32″ 4K 144Hz gaming monitor with a curved VA panel for a higher contrast ratio, but slower response time speed (~$600)

The Pros:

  • DisplayHDR 1000
  • Wide color gamut
  • High contrast ratio
  • Plenty of features, including FreeSync and MBR up to 144Hz
  • Rich connectivity options, KVM switch

The Cons:

  • Minor ghosting in fast-paced games, mainly in darker scenes
  • BGR subpixel layout

About The Monitor

Need an even larger 4K 144Hz monitor with HDMI 2.1? Gigabyte has you covered with another Aorus model, the FV43U!

Image Quality

The Gigabyte Aorus FV43U is based on a 42.5″ VA panel, so you won’t get as fast response time or wide viewing angles as the IPS models, but you get a higher contrast ratio for deeper blacks!

Due to its slower pixel response time speed, you will be able to notice some ghosting behind fast-moving objects, especially in darker scenes.

However, the FV43U isn’t intended for fast-paced competitive gaming – first of all, due to its huge 43″ screen size. Instead, it excels at providing an immersive viewing and gaming experience.

Of course, it still has low input lag, so you won’t be able to notice any delays between your actions and the result on the screen, allowing you to enjoy casual fast-paced competitive gaming, where the minor ghosting here and there won’t bother you either.

The high 4,000:1 static contrast ratio of the monitor allows for deep blacks and striking details in the shadows of the picture, while the stellar 1,000-nit peak brightness ensures vivid highlights.

On top of that, the Gigabyte FV43U has a wide 99% Adobe RGB color gamut (97% DCI-P3, ~150% sRGB) for exceptionally vibrant colors!

It also supports local dimming, but you’re still not in the ‘true HDR’ category as there are only a few dimming zones. Still, thanks to its wide color gamut, high contrast and strong peak brightness, HDR image will look great and significantly better than SDR.

The viewing angles aren’t quite as wide as that of IPS technology, so some minor shifts in brightness and contrast can be observed at skewed angles, but nothing extreme or that would take away from the overall viewing immersion.

4K resolution looks very good even on 42.5″ screens with roughly 104 pixels per inch, but if you plan on using the monitor for regular PC use, note that the FV43U has a BGR subpixel layout instead of the regular RGB.

This can make small text look a bit smudgy at native scaling, but there are ways to alleviate it. If you plan on using the screen for a lot of reading and typing, it won’t be ideal – but this is the case with all 43″ monitors and TVs.

Features

VRR is supported via AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible (though there’s no official certification) within the 48-144Hz range. Some units might be affected by the VRR brightness flickering issue.

Other features include Aim Stabilizer Sync, Black Equalizer, various picture presets and custom crosshairs and timers.

Design & Connectivity

Gigabyte Aorus FV43U Monitor Design

The design is not ergonomic, but it supports VESA mount compatibility via the 200x200mm pattern.

Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC, two HDMI 2.1 ports (4:2:0 at 4K 120Hz on the PS5), USB-C (with DP Alt Mode), a dual-USB 3.0 hub, a headphone jack, an audio line-out jack, two 12W built-in speakers and a KVM switch.

Alternatives

At the moment, the Gigabyte Aorus FV43U is the only LED-backlit 43″ 4K 144Hz gaming monitor available with HDMI 2.1. If you’re looking for a big gaming monitor, you should also consider LG’s 42″ and 48″ OLED TV as they offer much better performance and image quality at a similar price (depending on the sale).

The Pros:

  • DisplayHDR 1400
  • Wide color gamut
  • 1152-zone mini LED FALD backlight
  • Plenty of features, including G-SYNC up to 144Hz
  • Ergonomic stand, USB hub

The Cons:

  • Expensive
  • No HDMI 2.1
  • Noticeable blooming in some scenes
  • Not as fast as some IPS panels

About The Monitor

The ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQX is the best HDR gaming monitor currently available, but it’s quite expensive at $3,000.

Image Quality

What makes this monitor so expensive is its mini LED backlight with an 1152-zone full-array local dimming (FALD) solution.

Unlike the previously mentioned HDR monitors with only several dimming zones, the ASUS PG32UQX has 1152 zones which can precisely dim parts of the screen that need to be dark without affecting the objects that should remain bright.

As a result, you get a significantly higher contrast ratio which along with the monitor’s wide 99% Adobe RGB color gamut and stellar 1400-nit peak brightness results in incredible HDR picture quality.

In some particularly demanding scenes, such as night sky or space filled with small stars, some blooming can be noticed as light from the illuminated zones bleeds into the surrounding dimmed zones.

This blooming or ‘halo effect‘ is expected on FALD displays, so you’ll have to tolerate it in scenes where it occurs. It’s only bothersome in certain scenes, so a lot of users won’t mind it.

OLED displays, on the other hand, don’t have this issue as each pixel is self-illuminated, but they can’t get as bright as LED or mini LED back-lit screens, and they suffer from image retention and the risk of permanent image burn-in. We’ll get more into OLED alternatives later.

Features

Moving on, the ASUS PG32UQX is not as fast as the modern IPS panels. In some scenes, there will be a bit of ghosting noticeable, but to a tolerable degree. You won’t get any smearing associated with slow VA panels though.

Equipped with NVIDIA’s G-SYNC Ultimate module, the PG32UQX offers flawless VRR performance with compatible GeForce cards. You can also use VRR with AMD cards over DisplayPort and with the Xbox Series X over HDMI.

Other features include Dark Boost (improves visibility in darker scenes), various picture presets, Aura Sync RGB lighting, the ROG logo projector, custom crosshairs, timers and a refresh rate tracker.

Further, there’s a light sensor that can automatically adjust screen brightness according to ambient lighting and a small 2-inch OLED panel on the bottom bezel of the screen – it can display PC system parameters and custom gifs.

You can check out our full ASUS PG32UQX review for more information.

Design & Connectivity

ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQX Monitor Design

The stand is quite sturdy and offers height adjustment up to 70mm, swivel by +/- 20°, -5°/20° tilt and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility.

Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC, three HDMI 2.0 inputs, a dual-USB 3.0 hub, a headphone jack and an extra USB 2.0 port at the top of the screen for a webcam.

Note that the HDMI 2.0 inputs on this monitor support 4K 120Hz with 4:2:0 chroma subsampling on the Xbox Series X. On the PS5, you can only get 4K 60Hz or 1080p 120Hz.

Alternatives

For most people, paying $3,000 for a gaming monitor with less-than-ideal response time speed, no HDMI 2.1, and occasional blooming will not cut it. However, if you want the best 32″ HDR gaming display, there are no alternatives at the moment apart from the ViewSonic XG321UG based on the same panel.

In 2022, there will be more high refresh rate 32″ 4K IPS gaming monitors with mini LED backlight that should be considerably cheaper than the PG32UQX, such as the ASUS PG32UQXE and the Acer X32 FP.

Additionally, ASUS will release a 27″ version of this monitor, the PG27UQX with a 576-zone mini LED FALD backlight.

Another 4K 144Hz gaming monitor worth considering is ASUS’ previous flagship model, the PG27UQ. It has a 384-zone FALD solution, so it will have a bit more blooming – but still great HDR image quality. It used to go for $2,000, but can now sometimes be found for ~$1,000. It has no HDMI 2.1 ports though. Check out our PG27UQ review for more information.

The Pros:

  • Infinite contrast ratio, wide color gamut, high peak brightness
  • Dolby Vision support
  • No backlight bleed or IPS/VA glow
  • Plenty of features, including VRR and MBR up to 120Hz
  • Quick response time speed
  • HDMI 2.1, USB hub

The Cons:

  • Risk of permanent image burn-in and temporary image retention
  • Not as bright as some high-end LED-backlit TVs
  • Glossy screen surface causes mirror-like reflections (but the image quality is more vivid)

About The TV

At half the price of the PG32UQX, you can get a 48″ LG OLED TV with a faster response time speed, HDMI 2.1 and infinite contrast ratio, but it’s not as bright (~800-nit peak) and has the risk of image burn-in. Moreover, most people find 48″ screen too big for regular desktop use.

Image Quality

Thanks to its OLED panel, each pixel on the LG C1 produces its own light, allowing for true blacks and an infinite contrast ratio without any backlight bleed, glowing, or haloing artifacts. Moreover, the pixel response time is instantaneous, so there’s no ghosting behind fast-moving objects.

The peak brightness is not as strong as that of high-end LED-backlit LCDs, but with 800-nits, it’s more than enough for an eye-catching HDR viewing experience. Further, the colors are vibrant with 98% DCI-P3 gamut coverage and flawless 178° wide viewing angles.

However, in the SDR mode, the brightness is limited to around 120-nits when viewing 100% white windows, which is too dim in a well-lit room for a lot of users. So, you’ll have to mind the lighting in your room for optimal image quality.

The 42″ panels can get notably brighter (up to 180 – 200-nits), but they’re more expensive than the OLED48C1. As for the other 48″ 4K 120Hz OLED displays, the newest models are also more expensive and haven’t gotten proper brightness measurements by reviewers yet.

 100% White Window Max Brightness (SDR)100% White Window Max Brightness (HDR)10% White Window Max Brightness (HDR)1 - 3% White Window Max Brightness (HDR)
ASUS PG42UQ200-nits**120-nits800-nits800-nits
LG OLED42C2180-nits*120-nits700-nits700-nits
LG OLED48C1120-nits120-nits800-nits800-nits
Gigabyte FO48U110-nits110-nits500-nits600-nits
LG 48GQ900130-nits130-nits600-nits600-nits
ASUS PG48UQNot TestedNot TestedNot TestedNot Tested
LG OLED48C2Not TestedNot TestedNot TestedNot Tested
Dell AW3423DW250-nits250-nits600-nits1000-nits
Dell AW3423DWF250-nits250-nits600-nits1000-nits

*PC Mode, Game Optimizer enabled
**Uniform Brightness enabled

Now, another disadvantage of OLED displays is the risk of permanent image burn-in and temperate intention that occurs when static elements of the image remain on the screen for too long. LG has plenty of features to prevent this (screensavers, pixel shifters, logo luminance adjustment, etc.), so if you’re careful, it won’t be an issue.

In fact, if you’re just using the display for gaming and multimedia use, you shouldn’t worry about it. However, if you intend to use it as a desktop monitor for work, you’ll have to be mindful of the static elements of the image.

Features

The LG C1 supports a variable refresh rate with both AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible certifications for flawless tear-free gameplay up to 120FPS (48-120Hz VRR range).

It also supports BFI (Black Frame Insertion) that can further reduce perceived motion blur at a cost of picture brightness.

Besides HDR10 support, the TV also supports HLG and Dolby Vision HDR formats and it’s based on WebOS.

Design & Connectivity

LG OLED48C1 TV Design

The design is extremely slim and features VESA mount compatibility (300x200mm) and a cable management system.

Connectivity options include four HDMI 2.1 ports, three USB ports, RJ45, tuner, composite-in, analog and digital audio ports and WiFi/Bluetooth.

The Pros:

  • Infinite contrast ratio, wide color gamut, high peak brightness
  • Noticeably brighter than the 48C1 in SDR mode
  • No backlight bleed or IPS/VA glow
  • Plenty of features, including VRR up to 120Hz and Dolby Vision
  • Quick response time speed
  • HDMI 2.1, USB hub

The Cons:

  • Risk of permanent image burn-in and temporary image retention
  • Not as bright as some high-end LED-backlit TVs
  • No 120Hz BFI
  • Glossy screen surface causes mirror-like reflections (but the image quality is more vivid)

About The TV

LG’s C2 series includes a 42″ sized variant with an Evo panel that has a newer and slightly faster processor.

The 42″ screen is more comfortable to use as a desktop monitor, though many users will still find it to be too big.

Another advantage of the smaller screen is the high pixel density of 106 PPI, resulting in more screen space and sharper details in comparison to the 48″ model.

Moreover, the TV can get significantly brighter (up to 180-nits) for 100% white windows, making it more suitable for regular desktop use.

Sadly, the LG OLED42C2 is more expensive than the 48″ C1 model, so the value for money is not great at the moment. Sadly, the C2 series only supports BFI up to 60Hz.

Design & Connectivity

LG OLED42C2 TV Design

The design of the TV features two legs, making it more practical for regular desktop use, but there are no ergonomic abilities apart from VESA mount compatibility.

Connectivity options are identical to the C1 series and include four HDMI 2.1 ports, three USB ports, RJ45, tuner, composite-in, analog and digital audio ports and WiFi/Bluetooth.

The Pros:

  • Infinite contrast ratio, wide color gamut, high peak brightness
  • Good SDR brightness for an OLED
  • No backlight bleed or IPS/VA glow
  • Plenty of features, including VRR up to 138Hz
  • Quick response time speed
  • HDMI 2.1, USB hub

The Cons:

  • Risk of permanent image burn-in and temporary image retention
  • Not as bright as some high-end LED-backlit TVs
  • No BFI
  • Matte screen coating adds graininess to the image (but it’s not as reflective as glossy surfaces)

About The Monitor

The ASUS PG42UQ monitor is based on the same panel as the LG OLED42C2, but it has its advantages (and disadvantages).

To start with, it’s overclockable to 138Hz for a tiny boost in motion clarity. Secondly, it has a heatsink that allows it to achieve a higher brightness – up to 200-nits for 100% white windows in the SDR mode and up to 800-nits for small HDR highlights.

However, the PG42UQ doesn’t have the integrated smart TV features nor Dolby Vision support as the 42C2 does.

The main difference between the two is in the screen coating. The PG42UQ has a matte anti-glare coating that prevents reflections, but the image is not quite as vivid as that of the 42C2 with a glossy surface (which has mirror-like reflections under direct lighting).

Overall, due to its higher brightness and anti-glare coating, the PG42UQ is more suited for well-lit rooms, whereas the LG OLED42C2 will look better in a dark room.

Design & Connectivity

ASUS ROG Swift PG42UQ Review

The stand of the monitor is sturdy and offers +/- 5° tilt adjustment as well as 300x300mm VESA mount compatibility.

Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC, two HDMI 2.0 ports, two HDMI 2.1 ports (48 Gbps), a quad-USB 3.0 hub, a headphone jack, SPDIF-out and dual 10W Harmon Kardon integrated speakers with a 15W subwoofer with excellent audio quality.

The Pros:

  • High contrast ratio, wide color gamut
  • High peak brightness, 1196-zone mini LED FALD
  • Quick response time
  • Plenty of features, including VRR and MBR up to 165Hz
  • Fully ergonomic stand, USB hub

The Cons:

  • Minor blooming (in very demanding scenes)
  • The aggressive 1000R screen curvature won’t appeal to some gamers

About The Monitor

If the 42″+ OLEDs displays are too big for you and you can’t afford the ASUS PG32UQX, the Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 is your best bet.

Image Quality

Based on a VA panel with a high native contrast ratio and an 1196-zone mini LED FALD solution, the Neo G7 delivers deep blacks with minimal blooming.

Additionally, it has a high peak brightness of around 1,200-nits for punchy highlights, while the 95% DCI-P3 gamut coverage ensures vibrant colors.

The Neo G7 is also one of the rare VA panel displays with a rapid 1ms GtG response time speed for no ghosting/smearing in fast-paced games.

VRR is supported via HDMI 2.1, FreeSync Premium Pro and G-SYNC Compatible technologies, and although there’s no official NVIDIA certification, you get a smooth performance. In case you get some brightness flickering, you can enable the VRR Control option to prevent it, though this adds some input lag and micro-stutter.

Check out our full Neo G7 review for more information.

Design & Connectivity

Samsung S32BG75 Review

The stand of the monitor offers height adjustment up to 120mm, +/- 15° swivel, +/- 90° pivot, -9°/13° tilt and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility.

Some users hate the aggressive 1000R screen curvature, some love it and some get used to it and forget it’s even there – so, it all comes down to personal preference.

Connectivity options include two HDMI 2.1 ports with 40 Gbps and DSC, DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC, a headphone jack and a dual-USB 3.0 hub.

Conclusion

Did you find the best 4K 144Hz gaming monitor for you? Leave us a comment below if you’re not sure which one to pick!

Overall, the Cooler Master Tempest GP27U offers exceptional value for money and will completely satisfy most gamers.

The Aorus FV43U is for those who care more about immersion than responsiveness, but still want to enjoy a few casual fast-paced and competitive games.

In case budget is not an issue, the ASUS PG42UQ, the LG OLED48C1, the LG OLED42C2, the Samsung Neo G7 and the ASUS PG32UQX offer the best HDR image quality.

Updates +

  • November 22, 2022:
    – Checked up on the guide to ensure that our picks are still the best options available.
  • November 9, 2022:
    – Replaced the Sony Inzone M9 with the Cooler Master Tempest GP27U.
  • September 16, 2022:
    – Added the ASUS PG42UQ.
  • August 30, 2022:
    – Added the Samsung Neo G7.
    – Replaced the MSI MPG321UR-QD with the LG 32GQ950.
  • July 5, 2022:
    – Replaced the LG 27GP950 with the Sony Inzone M9.
  • April 21, 2022:
    – Added the LG OLED42C2.
  • February 8, 2022:
    – Replaced the Gigabyte M28U with the Acer XB283K KV.
  • December 16, 2021:
    – Checked up on the guide to ensure that our picks are still the best options available.

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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.