The Best Gaming Monitors For PS5 And Xbox Series X (2021 Reviews)

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Need a new monitor for the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series X that will take advantage of your console’s mighty hardware?

In this guide, you’ll find the absolute best models currently available, as well as everything you need to know in order to pick the monitor that suits you most based on screen resolution, refresh rate, panel type, and more!

TypeMonitorSizeResolutionPanelRefresh Rate 
Best 1080p 120Hz Gaming Monitor25"1920x1080IPS144Hz
Best 1440p 120Hz Gaming Monitors (Xbox)27”
32”
2560x1440IPS165Hz
27”
32”
2560x1440VA240Hz
Best 4K 60Hz Gaming Monitors28”3840x2160IPS60Hz
32”3840x2160IPS60Hz
Best 4K 120Hz Gaming Monitors28”3840x2160IPS144Hz
27”3840x2160IPS160Hz
32"3840x2160IPS144Hz
43”3840x2160VA144Hz
48”3840x2160OLED120Hz
*Recommended monitor - a review section will be added soon
budget pick

BenQ EX2510

benq ex2510
  • Vibrant colors
  • Quick response time
  • FreeSync up to 120Hz
best overall

LG 27GP950

LG 27GP950 Monitor
  • DisplayHDR 600
  • Quick response time
  • 4K HDR 120Hz + VRR
best value

Gigabyte M28U

Gigabyte M28U Monitor
  • DisplayHDR 400
  • Quick response time
  • 4K HDR 120Hz + VRR

To unleash the full power of the PS5 and the Xbox Series X/S, you’ll ideally want a monitor with an HDMI 2.1 port for 4K 120Hz support.

At the moment, there aren’t many HDMI 2.1 gaming monitors out there, but we will list the best models available as well as all the upcoming displays worth keeping an eye on!

Note that you will only be able to take full advantage of 120Hz at 4K UHD in a few games since the 4K resolution is quite demanding. So, research a bit about how your favorite games run at 1080p, 1440p (if you have the Xbox), and 4K resolution in order to ensure you’ll get the desired performance/frame rate.

There are other benefits of having an HDMI 2.1 monitor as well.

First of all, the display will be more future-proof for newer consoles – and second of all, it allows you to enjoy both 4K 60Hz in 60FPS games and 1080p/1440p 120Hz in less demanding 120FPS titles if you can’t run the game at 4K 120Hz.

Best 1080p 120Hz Monitors

If you just want an affordable but good gaming monitor to take advantage of 120FPS for the smoothest performance in competitive titles, 1080p is the way to go and the BenQ EX2510 offers exceptional performance and image quality for the price.

The Pros:

  • Accurate and rich colors
  • Ergonomic design
  • AMD FreeSync up to 144Hz
  • Fast pixel response time speed
  • Wide viewing angles

The Cons:

  • Inferior contrast ratio to that of VA panels

About The Monitor

Keep in mind that not all 1080p 144Hz gaming monitors necessarily support the 1080p 120Hz mode on consoles.

BenQ’s MOBIUZ EX2510 and EX2710 are the first 1080p 144Hz displays to boast a dedicated 1080p 120Hz mode for the PS5 and the Xbox Series X and S consoles.

Luckily, both of BenQ’s monitors are excellent! They offer vibrant colors and fast response time speed for an immersive and responsive gaming experience.

Image Quality

The main difference between the BenQ EX2510 and the BenQ EX2710 is in their screen size, and therefore, pixel density (pixel-per-inch ratio).

Because the BenQ EX2510 has a smaller 24.5″ viewable screen, the pixels will be denser, which results in more screen real estate as well as sharper details and text.

On the BenQ EX2710, the picture quality will be somewhat pixelated in comparison. So, if you want a generally better image quality, we recommend going with the EX2510 model.

The monitor is based on a 24.5″ IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel. This technology offers 178° wide viewing angles, so the picture won’t shift in brightness, contrast, or color if you look at the screen at skewed angles.

Further, the BenQ EX2510 features accurate and consistent colors with 100% of the sRGB color space coverage. Its static contrast ratio amounts to 1,000:1, which is standard for IPS panel monitors.

You won’t get as deep blacks as that of VA panels with a ~3,000:1 contrast ratio, but this panel technology has advantages of its own at this price range, such as a faster response time and more consistent colors.

Furthermore, the BenQ EX2510 monitor has a strong 400-nit peak brightness, so the picture will be more than bright enough even in well-lit rooms.

Next, it has a quick 2ms GtG pixel response time speed for minimal trailing visible behind fast-moving objects and low input lag of ~4ms, which makes for imperceptible delay.

It also supports HDR (High Dynamic Range), but due to its lack of wide color gamut and local dimming, HDR picture quality is underwhelming. Naturally, this is expected from a 1080p display at this price range.

Features

amd freesync logo

AMD FreeSync is supported with a 48-144Hz variable refresh rate (VRR) range, or 48-120Hz at 120Hz.

This technology allows the monitor to change its refresh rate dynamically, according to the frame rate generated by the GPU.

As a result, all screen tearing and stuttering is gone with no perceptible input lag introduced, which is the case with V-Sync.

Even when your FPS (Frames Per Second) drops below 48, AMD LFC (Low Framerate Compensation) kicks in with frame rate multiplication (47FPS -> 94Hz) to keep tearing at bay.

There’s also a feature called Blur Reduction, which can reduce the amount of perceived motion blur by backlight strobing at a cost of image brightness.

However, Blur Reduction cannot be active at the same time as FreeSync.

Other interesting features include Black eQualizer (improves visibility in darker games), Brightness Intelligence Plus (uses a built-in sensor to automatically adjust brightness) and various pre-calibrated picture modes (FPS, RPG, Racing, etc.).

Check out our BenQ EX2510 review for more information.

Design & Connectivity

benq mobiuz ex2510 design

The monitor offers a sturdy stand with a good range of ergonomics, including up to 130mm height adjustment, -5°/20° tilt, +/- 20° swivel and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility.

Connectivity options include two HDMI 2.0 ports, DisplayPort 1.2, a headphones jack and dual 2.5W integrated speakers.

Alternatives

  • AOC 24G2 – a good cheaper alternative if you can get it at $180 MSRP
  • LG 27GN600 – worth considering if you want a 27″ monitor and the BenQ EX2710 is unavailable or more expensive

Best 1440p 120Hz Gaming Monitors

We don’t recommend 1440p monitors for the PS5 as it doesn’t support the QHD resolution natively. Some monitors can accept the 4K UHD signal on the PS5 and downscale it to 1440p, but you won’t be able to use 120Hz.

Further, while some 1440p 120Hz monitors can output 1080p 120Hz on the PS5, the image will be blurry and worse than that of a cheaper native 1080p 120Hz monitor.

In contrast, the Xbox Series X and Series S support 1440p 120Hz natively, but not all 1440p 144Hz+ gaming monitors support the ‘1440p 120Hz’ mode. They might only support 120Hz at 1080p. Further, not all monitors that support 1440p 120Hz can simultaneously run FreeSync, so we’ve selected only the best options for you below.

The Pros:

  • Quick 1ms response time speed
  • Vibrant colors and wide viewing angles, high pixel density
  • 1440p 120Hz + FreeSync at the same time, can also accept 4K HDR signal

The Cons:

  • Inferior contrast ratio to that of VA panels

About The Monitor

The LG 27GP83B is one of the rare 1440p 144Hz+ gaming monitors that supports the 1440p 120Hz mode on the Xbox Series X and Series S — and that can simultaneously run FreeSync for tear-free gameplay.

This is a popular PC gaming monitor thanks to its fast Nano IPS panel with a 1ms GtG pixel response time speed for zero ghosting in fast-paced games.

The Nano IPS panel also provides you with a wide 98% DCI-P3 color gamut for vibrant and saturated colors, as well as an sRGB emulation mode for better accuracy.

Other specifications include a 1,000:1 static contrast ratio and a 400-nit peak brightness, which is standard for IPS monitors at this price range.

It can also accept the 4K UHD signal, but you’re not exactly gaining anything meaningful here as the LG 27GP83B would need a much higher contrast ratio and brightness for a noteworthy HDR viewing experience.

Other interesting features of the monitor include Black Stabilizer (for better visibility in dark areas of games), various pre-calibrated picture modes for different genres, an on-screen timer, crosshair overlays and a refresh rate tracker.

Design & Connectivity

LG 27GP83B Monitor Design

The stand of the monitor is sturdy and versatile with up to 110mm height adjustment, 90° pivot, -5°/15° tilt and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility, but no swivel.

Connectivity options include two HDMI 2.0 ports, DisplayPort 1.4, a headphones jack and a USB port for service/firmware updates only.

For PC, the monitor supports up to 165Hz at 2560×1440, and it has both NVIDIA’s G-SYNC Compatible and AMD’s FreeSync Premium certifications.

Alternatives

  • LG 27GP850 – a more expensive version of this monitor with a USB hub, a 180Hz refresh rate overclock, and Motion Blur Reduction (subpar performance). However, since you don’t need these features for the Xbox, it’s not worth the extra $50 – $100 unless you also plan on using it for PC too.
  • Dell S2721DGF – another monitor based on the same panel that can run FreeSync and 1440p 120Hz at the same time. However, it can’t accept a 4K HDR signal and it doesn’t have an sRGB mode.
  • MSI MAG274QRF-QD – has a wider 99% Adobe RGB color gamut, but requires a firmware update for sRGB and DCI-P3 modes. So, consider it only if you have a PC to update the firmware or if you can ensure that the monitor has at least the v016 firmware version; otherwise, some content/games will have way over-saturated colors.

The Pros:

  • Quick 1ms response time speed
  • Vibrant colors and wide viewing angles
  • 1440p 120Hz + FreeSync at the same time, can also accept 4K HDR signal

The Cons:

  • Inferior contrast ratio to that of VA panels

About The Monitor

The LG 32GP83B is basically the 32″ version of the LG 27GP83B. So, you get the same features and performance. However, since 1440p resolution is displayed on a larger 31.5-inch viewable screen, you get a lower pixel per inch ratio.

This means that the image won’t be as crisp, but the bigger screen does provide a more immersive viewing experience. So, the choice between the two is entirely up to personal preference.

Alternatives

  • Gigabyte M32Q – A cheaper (by up to $100) 32″ 1440p 120Hz 1ms FreeSync IPS gaming monitor, but it doesn’t have as wide DCI-P3 gamut coverage

The Pros:

  • Quick 1ms response time speed
  • Vibrant colors, high contrast ratio, and strong peak brightness
  • 1440p 120Hz + FreeSync at the same time

The Cons:

  • Can’t use HDR at the same time as 1440p 120Hz or FreeSync

About The Monitor

Unlike the LG 27/32GP83B, the Samsung Odyssey G7 uses a curved VA panel with a higher contrast ratio for much deeper blacks.

It’s available in both 27″ and 32″ sized variants with identical specifications except for the screen size, and therefore, pixel-per-inch ratio.

Granted, you won’t be able to use the monitor’s full 240Hz refresh rate, but if you want a 1440p 120Hz gaming monitor with a VA panel and a fast response time speed, you don’t have any other options.

Samsung’s G7 displays are the only widescreen VA panel monitors with a 1ms GtG response time speed currently available, which allows them to provide inky and vivid blacks without any smearing in fast-paced games.

You can also use 1440p 120Hz and FreeSync at the same time with the Xbox Series X and Series S consoles.

The Samsung G7 can also accept a 4K UHD signal from the console as well as HDR, but in this case, you are limited to 60Hz without FreeSync.

In comparison to the LG GP83B displays, the G7 monitors have a higher 600-nit peak brightness, a higher 2,500:1 contrast ratio, 90% DCI-P3 color gamut and 8 dimming zones, so there’s a meaningful improvement in HDR image quality.

You can choose between 1440p 120Hz + FreeSync in games where frame rate is more important to you for a smoother performance, such as competitive FPS titles – and “4K” with HDR for the more graphically-oriented games for better image quality.

Visit our Samsung Odyssey G7 review for more information.

Design & Connectivity

samsung c32g75t monitor

Note that the Samsung G7 monitors have a very steep 1000R screen curvature. Some users might not like it, some might love it, and some won’t give it much thought. Overall, the curvature is more pronounced on the 32″ model, but you get used to it.

The stand offers a good range of ergonomics including up to 120mm height adjustment, 90° pivot, -9°/13° tilt, +/- 15° swivel and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility. There’s also RGB lighting at the back and front of the monitor.

Connectivity options include two DisplayPort 1.4 inputs, one HDMI 2.0 port, a headphones jack and a dual-USB 3.0 hub.

Best 4K Gaming Monitors

If you don’t care about 120FPS and just want an enjoyable 4K experience at 30FPS or 60FPS, these are the best 4K 60Hz gaming monitors for the PS5 and the XSX.

The Pros:

  • Good response time speed
  • Vibrant colors and wide viewing angles, high pixel density
  • AMD FreeSync
  • Fully ergonomic design

The Cons:

  • Inferior contrast ratio to that of VA panels

About The Monitor

The ASUS VG289Q is an affordable 28″ 4K gaming monitor yet it features an IPS panel with wide viewing angles, wide color gamut, and a quick response time speed!

On a 28″ screen, 4K resolution results in a very high pixel density of 157 PPI meaning that you’ll have crystal-clear details even if you’re sitting really close to the screen.

It also has a wide 90% DCI-P3 gamut coverage for rich and saturated colors, while the peak brightness is excellent at 350-nits; the contrast ratio is as expected from IPS technology and amounts to 1,000:1.

Useful gaming features including FreeSync support with a 40-60Hz VRR range over both DisplayPort and HDMI – allowing you to use it with the Xbox Series X/S.

You also get various picture presets, custom crosshair overlays, a refresh rate tracker, on-screen timers, and Shadow Boost (improves visibility in darker scenes of games).

Visit our full ASUS VG289Q review for more information.

Design & Connectivity

asus vg289q monitor back

The stand of the monitor offers a good range of ergonomics, including up to 150mm height adjustment, -5°/20° tilt, 90° pivot, +/- 60° swivel, and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility.

Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.2, two HDMI 2.0 inputs, a headphone jack and dual 2W built-in speakers.

Alternatives

  • ASUS VG289Q1A – a cheaper version of this monitor with a tilt-only stand

The Pros:

  • Good response time speed
  • Vibrant colors and wide viewing angles, high pixel density
  • AMD FreeSync
  • Height-adjustable stand

The Cons:

  • Inferior contrast ratio to that of VA panels

About The Monitor

If you want a larger 4K 60Hz gaming monitor, we highly recommend the LG 32UN650.

It’s the most affordable 32″ 4K IPS model that’s good, and while it’s ~$100 more expensive than the VA counterparts, you don’t have to deal with narrow viewing angles or dark-level smearing caused by slow response time speed.

Of course, in case it’s out of your budget, you might still want to consider the LG 32UL500 with a VA panel. Just keep in mind that if you play fast-paced games, some smearing will be noticeable, particularly in darker scenes.

What’s more, some contrast/gamma shifts are noticeable when watching the screen at an angle, which can be an issue when there’s more than one person playing a game in front of the screen.

The LG 32UN650 doesn’t have these issues.

Whlie the contrast ratio is lower, the image quality is great regardless of the viewing angle and there’s no prominent ghosting behind fast-moving objects.

The monitor has a wide 95% DCI-P3 color gamut, a peak brightness of 350-nits, a contrast ratio of 1,000:1 and a high 140 (PPI) pixel density.

Useful features include various picture presets, Black Stabilizer and FreeSync with a 40-60Hz VRR range over both DP and HDMI.

Design & Connectivity

LG 32UN650 Monitor Design

The LG 32UN650 monitor has a height-adjustable stand (110mm) with -5°/20° tilt and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility.

Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0 inputs, a headphone jack and two 5W built-in speakers.

Alternatives

If you’re looking for a 43″ 4K 60Hz monitor, you might be interested in the Philips 436M6VBPAB with a VA panel and DisplayHDR 1000 or the LG 43UN700 with an IPS panel. However, as these two displays are fairly expensive, we recommend saving up for a 120Hz model with HDMI 2.1 instead due to future-proofing.

Best 4K 120Hz Gaming Monitors

Want the best of both worlds? Check out the best 4K 120Hz gaming monitors available with HDMI 2.1 connectivity!

The Pros:

  • Quick 1ms response time speed
  • Vibrant colors and wide viewing angles, high pixel density
  • 4K HDR 120Hz + FreeSync at the same time

The Cons:

  • Inferior contrast ratio to that of VA panels
  • Minor overshoot at low FPS with VRR enabled

About The Monitor

The Gigabyte M28U is one of the first 4K 144Hz gaming monitors with HDMI 2.1. It’s considerably cheaper than the alternatives, yet it doesn’t sacrifice anything crucial to achieve such as low price.

Image Quality

Besides providing you with 120Hz at 4K UHD for the PS5 and the Xbox Series X (and up to 144Hz over DisplayPort for PC), the M28U also boasts exceptional image quality and buttery-smooth performance.

To start with, the monitor has a wide 94% DCI-P3 color gamut (~120% sRGB) and comes with a calibrated sRGB emulation mode.

Next, it has a decent 300-nit peak brightness which gets a boost up to 400-nits when watching HDR content. Additionally, it has 8 dimming zones that can further improve the HDR viewing experience.

Sadly, the contrast ratio is around 1,000:1, but this is expected from IPS technology, even at this price range.

Thanks to the rapid 1ms GtG pixel response time speed, there’s no visible ghosting behind fast-moving objects making it ideal for competitive first-person shooters.

Noteworthy features include crosshair overlays, Black Equalizer, various picture presets and the Aim Stabilizer Sync backlight strobing technology which can work at the same time as VRR.

If you’re using VRR to prevent tearing, some overshoot can be detected at lower frame rates. At higher frame rates or fixed 120Hz/144Hz, however, there’s no overshoot nor ghosting noticeable.

Design & Connectivity

Gigabyte M28U Design

The stand of the monitor is height-adjustable by 130mm and you can tilt the screen by -5°/20° or VESA mount it via the 100x100mm pattern.

Connectivity options include two HDMI 2.1 ports, DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC, a USB 3.0 hub (1 upstream + 3 downstream), dual 3W integrated speakers, a headphone jack, an integrated KVM switch and USB-C (DP 1.4 Alt Mode and 15W PD).

On the PS5, the HDMI 2.1 ports are limited to the 4:2:0 color format even though the console supports 4:2:2. This results in somewhat smudgy text when it’s displayed on colored backgrounds, but it’s not an issue for gaming.

Alternatives

The Acer XV282K KV and the ASUS VG28UQL1A are based on the same panel, so they offer basically identical image quality and performance, including the minor overshoot at low FPS with VRR enabled. As they are more expensive, we recommend the Gigabyte M28U – and if you want something better, considering the following LG model.

The Pros:

  • Quick 1ms response time speed
  • Vibrant colors and wide viewing angles, high pixel density
  • 4K HDR 120Hz + FreeSync at the same time
  • DisplayHDR 600

The Cons:

  • Inferior contrast ratio to that of VA panels

About The Monitor

The LG 27GP950 offers a few improvements in comparison to the Gigabyte M28U, but it’s also $300 more expensive.

Image Quality

To start with, the LG 27GP950 is based on a 27″ Nano IPS panel with a wider 98% DCI-P3 color gamut for more vibrant colors. An sRGB mode is provided as well.

Further, it has DisplayHDR 600 certification, which implies a high 600-nit peak brightness for punchier HDR highlights. Additionally, there are 16 dimming zones, while the static contrast ratio sits at ~1,000:1.

As for the performance, the LG 27GP950 has a rapid 1ms GtG response time speed and its overdrive is better tuned, so there’s no overshoot at low FPS when using a variable refresh rate. You will have to change between the Normal and Fast overdrive setting depending on your frame rate: Normal for ~60FPS, Fast for higher FPS.

When using DisplayPort, it’s also possible to overclock the monitor up to 160Hz.

Noteworthy features include crosshair overlays, Black Stabilizer, various picture presets, and RGB lighting at the rear of the monitor that’s quite powerful and can be synchronized with on-screen video or audio.

Design & Connectivity

LG 27GP950 Monitor Design

The design of the monitor consists of ultra-thin bezels at all four sides of the screen, while the stand offers -5°/15° tilt, 90° pivot, up to 110mm height adjustment, and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility.

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

Unlike it’s the case with the M28U, the HDMI 2.1 port on the LG 27GP950 supports the 4:2:2 color format at 4K 120Hz.

Alternatives

If you’re looking for a 32″ 4K 120Hz monitor, check out our review of the Gigabyte M32U. We highly recommend it; a dedicated review section will be added to the article soon.

The ($3,000) ASUS PG32UQX 32″ 4K 144Hz mini LED gaming monitor with 1152-zone FALD and DisplayHDR 1400 doesn’t have HDMI 2.1, but it allows for 4K 120Hz 4:2:0 on the Xbox Series X over its HDMI 2.0b port. According to ASUS, however, 4K 120Hz won’t work with the PS5, limiting you to 1080p 120Hz.

The Pros:

  • Vibrant colors, high contrast ratio, and strong peak brightness
  • 4K 120Hz + VRR, DisplayHDR 1000
  • Plenty of features, including FreeSync and MBR

The Cons:

  • Minor ghosting in fast-paced games, more so in darker scenes
  • Only a few dimming zones

About The Monitor

If you want a large 43″ gaming monitor with HDMI 2.1, the Gigabyte Aorus FV43U is the best model available!

Image Quality

4K UHD resolution looks incredibly crisp even on 43″ sized screens as you get a high pixel density of 103.67 PPI.

Like most 43″ TVs, however, the Gigabyte FV43U uses a panel with a BGR subpixel layout. This can make text appear somewhat smudgy, but it’s not noticeable while gaming since you’ll be sitting far from the screen.

If you plan on using the monitor for PC or work too, the BGR layout might bother you a bit, but some people can tolerate it; sadly, there are no 43″ 4K monitors with a regular RGB layout.

The monitor has a high 750-nit peak brightness (1000-nits for HDR content), a high 4000:1 contrast ratio, and a wide 99% Adobe RGB color gamut (97% DCI-P3, 150% sRGB) for vibrant and rich colors.

There are only a few local dimming zones, so just how good the HDR image will look will depend on the scene. You’re not getting the ‘true HDR’ viewing experience, but it’s a big step up from entry-level HDR monitors.

Features

While Gigabyte specifies a 1ms MPRT response time speed, the GtG (gray to gray pixel transition) is much slower, so some smearing will be noticeable in fast-paced games, more so in darker scenes.

You can improve motion clarity a bit by using the Aim Stabilizer Sync technology, which uses backlight strobing in synchronization with variable refresh rate (FreeSync or G-SYNC Compatible) to minimize motion blur and prevent tearing.

Other useful features include custom crosshair overlays, on-screen timers, Black Equalizer, various picture presets (including an sRGB emulation mode), and Picture in Picture/Picture by Picture.

Design & Connectivity

Gigabyte Aorus FV43U Monitor Design

The Gigabyte Aorus FV43U features a sleek and sturdy design; it’s not ergonomic, but it is VESA mount compatible via the 200x200mm pattern.

Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC, two HDMI 2.1 inputs, USB-C (DP 1.4 Alt Mode), a dual-USB 3.0 hub, a headphone jack, an audio line-out port, dual 12W integrated speakers, and a built-in KVM switch.

Alternatives

At this price range, we highly recommend considering saving up and investing in the 48″ CX or C1 OLED TV instead. It offers a significantly better HDR image quality with an infinite contrast ratio and smoother performance with instantaneous response time.

Gigabyte also plans to release a 48″ OLED monitor based on the same panel, the Aorus FO48U.

Alternatively, you might want to keep an eye on LG’s upcoming 43″ OLED TVs. Other 43″ TVs, with LED backlighting, don’t have as good image quality or performance as the FV43U.

Buyer’s Guide – How To Pick The Right Console Gaming Monitor

BenQ EX2710 Console Gaming Monitor

Based on the reviews above, make sure you pick the best monitor for you based on your budget and personal preference regarding screen size, panel type, refresh rate, and resolution.

You also need to take into account whether your favorite games support 120FPS if you want to benefit from 120Hz. Here’s a list of supported games, as well as some additional information you might find useful.

How To Change The Refresh Rate To 120Hz

If you are having trouble selecting 120Hz on your console, try adjusting the following settings:

For Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S:

Under Profile & System, go to Settings -> General -> TV & display options -> Video fidelity & overscan -> Connection. Now, change Auto-detect (Recommended) to HDMI. Go back to TV & display options, and select 120Hz.

To actually see the benefits of 120Hz, you’ll need to play games that support the 120FPS mode including:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
  • Dirt 5
  • ExoMecha
  • Gears 5 (Multiplayer)
  • Halo Infinite (Multiplayer)
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • Metal: Hellsinger
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Orphan of the Machine
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Second Extinction
  • The Falconeer
  • The Touryst
  • Fortnite
  • Overwatch

For PlayStation 5:

Settings -> Saved Data and Game/App Settings -> Game Presets. Now, change Performance Mode or Resolution Mode to Performance Mode.

Next, you’ll need to enable the 120FPS/Hz mode in the video game settings. Note that only a few PS5 games support this mode:

  • Borderlands 3
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • Destiny 2
  • Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
  • DIRT 5
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
  • The Nioh Collection
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  • Fortnite

Conclusion

These are the best monitors for PS5 and the Xbox Series X/Series S available at the moment! For 1080p 120Hz, the BenQ EX2510 is an excellent pick for both consoles.

When it comes to 1440p 120Hz for the Xbox Series consoles, we recommend one of the LG GP83B or the Samsung Odyssey G7 models – depending on your budget and personal preference.

For the PS5, if you can’t afford the HDMI 2.1 models and you don’t need 120Hz, both the ASUS VG289Q and the LG 32UN650 offer a great 4K 60Hz gaming experience.

In case you want to enjoy both 4K UHD and 120Hz, we recommend going with the LG 27GP950.

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Rob Shafer
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.