New Monitors In 2020: What To Expect

In this article, you will find the latest news regarding monitor panel development by the four biggest monitor panel manufacturers, which include LG, Samsung, AU Optronics, and Innolux.

We’ll also add all new and exciting monitors that get announced. Feel free to bookmark this page to always stay on track with the latest monitor releases and news.

Keep in mind that the dates in the tables below imply when the said panel should go into mass production and that these dates may change.

For news regarding OLED monitors, check out our dedicated article about OLED panels.

Updates +

  • October 2020:
    – Updated LG’s Nano IPS panel list. The most interesting additions include a 40″ 5120×2160 ultrawide, a 32″ 8K Adobe RGB gamut display, and a 32″ 4K 144Hz HDR1000 panel.
    – The LG 38GN950 is now up on Amazon.
    – Acer announced the Acer Predator X34 S, a 34″ 3440×1440 200Hz IPS ultrawide curved gaming monitor with a native G-SYNC module, wide 98% DCI-P3 color gamut, HDR400, and 1ms GtG response time speed. There’s also the Acer X34 GS model with FreeSync support and 180Hz overclockable refresh rate (from 144Hz).
    – MSI announced the 343CQR, a 34″ 3440×1440 144Hz ultrawide curved gaming monitor with a 1000R curved VA panel.
  • September 2020:
    – The LG 34GP83A is now up on Amazon. It features identical specifications as the LG 34GN850 yet it’s $200 cheaper at $800! Based on the difference between LG’s 27GL850 and 27GL83A, it’s possible that they made a mistake, and that the LG 34GP83A only has 100% sRGB gamut, and not 98% DCI-P3 as specified. We’ll keep an eye on it.
    – AOC announced the AOC CU34G3S, a 34″ 3440×1440 165Hz VA gaming monitor with a steep 1000R screen curvature, FreeSync support, and 90% DCI-P3 color gamut.
    – The Acer Predator XB323U GP 32″ 1440p 175Hz IPS gaming monitor with DisplayHDR 600, 99% Adobe RGB color gamut, 0.5ms GtG response time speed, and G-SYNC Compatibility is now up on Amazon for $800!
    – A 32″ 1440p 240Hz IPS gaming, the Acer XB323U GX, has appeared on NVIDIA’s list of G-SYNC Compatible monitors.
    – AOC released the AOC C24G1A, a 24″ 1080p 165Hz curved gaming monitor with FreeSync and wide color gamut. It’s the updated model of the popular C24G1.
    – Pixio and HP announced new gaming models based on PANDA’s 24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS panel, including the Pixio PX248 and the HP X24i and X24ih (with a height-adjustable stand).
    – Acer announced the XV282K KV 28″ 4K 144Hz gaming monitor based on an IPS panel by Innolux. Other features include 98% DCI-P3 color gamut, DisplayHDR 600 support, a fast 1ms GtG response time speed, and HDMI 2.1.
    – The MSI Creator PS321QR is now available on Newegg. It’s a 32″ 1440p 165Hz 1ms (GtG) IPS gaming monitor with 99% Adobe RGB gamut and DisplayHDR 600.
    – The 32″ Samsung Odyssey G5 is now up on Amazon for $350.
    – The 27″ Samsung Odyssey G5 is now up on Amazon. The product page over at Amazon specifies a 1ms GtG pixel response time speed, but there’s a YouTube video of the monitor running Blur Busters’ ghosting test that suggests otherwise, sadly.
    – The Gigabyte G27Q is now available on Amazon for $330. It’s a new 27″ 1440p 144Hz IPS gaming monitor based on AUO’s IPS panel.
    – Added more information about the upcoming 360Hz gaming monitors.
    – Added more information about Samsung’s Odyssey G5 monitors.
    – Added the ViewSonic XG320U 32″ 4K 144Hz display with HDMI 2.1.
    – Added the new BenQ XL2546K and XL2411K gaming monitors.
  • August 2020:
    – ASUS released more information about their PG259QN 1080p 360Hz IPS gaming monitor including a marketing video, price, and availability ($700, September 2020).
    – Acer announced a new ultrawide gaming monitor, the Acer XR343CKP with 3440×1440, 180Hz overclock, and LG’s Nano IPS panel.
    – It seems that MSI’s new MAG342CQR monitor won’t have the steep 1000R curvature as previously reported, but a more subtle 1500R curvature.
    – AOC announced the AOC CQ27G3S 27″ 1440p 165Hz VA gaming monitor with a 1000R curved screen, FreeSync, and HDR support.
    – ASUS announced three new monitors with HDMI 2.1.
  • July 2020:
    – The LG 27GN950 27″ 4K 144Hz Nano IPS monitor with 1ms GtG response time, DisplayHDR 600, DSC, and FreeSync Premium Pro/G-SYNC Compatible is now up for pre-order on Amazon.
    – ASUS announced the PG329QN 32″ 1440p 175Hz IPS gaming monitor with 98% DCI-P3 color gamut and DisplayHDR 600, likely based on the same panel as the XB323U and the MSI PS321QR.
    – ViewSonic’s XG2405 and XG2705 gaming monitors based on Panda’s 1080p 144Hz IPS panels are now up on Amazon US (in stock as of August 23). 
    – A DisplayPort 1.4 to HDMI 2.1 active adapter is now available. If you have an HDMI 2.1 display (such as an LG’s OLED TV), you can now get 120Hz at 4K via DisplayPort 1.4 on your graphics card. However, variable refresh rate is not supported.
    – Added more information about Acer’s XB323QK 32″ 4K 144Hz (price will be ~$1,430) and X25 1080p 360Hz gaming monitors.
    – Added more information about the Acer XB273U GX 1440p 240Hz IPS gaming monitor with 99% Adobe RGB color gamut.
    – Samsung announced the Odyssey G5 series which includes more budget-friendly variants of the high-end G9 and G7 Odyssey models such as the Samsung C32G75T which we reviewed recently.
    The G5 series will be available as 27″ and 32″ models as the Samsung C27G55T and the Samsung C32G55T, respectively. They will feature the same 1000R curved design and be based on wide color gamut VA panels, but with a lower 144Hz refresh rate and only basic HDR support with a 250-nit peak brightness. At the moment, it’s unclear whether they will have as fast 1ms GtG pixel response time speed. For more information, you can visit the official product page.
    – Acer Nitro XV340CKP is now up on Amazon. It’s a 34″ 3440×1440 144Hz ultrawide IPS gaming monitor with a flat-screen panel.
    – Added the Philips 288E2A and 288E2E 28″ 4K monitors with wide color gamut and FreeSync based on Innolux’s IPS panel, the same one used in the ASUS VG289Q.
  • For older updates, go here.

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Samsung VA PanelExpected Release DateMonitor Name
49” 5120x1440 60Hz CurvedNow availablePhilips 499P9H
49” 5120x1440 120Hz Curved HDR1000Now availableSamsung CRG9
49” 5120x1440 120Hz Curved HDR400Now availableAOC AG493UCX
43” 3840x1200 120Hz CurvedNow availableSamsung C43J89

(+HDR400 and FreeSync 2)
Monoprice CrystalPro
43.4” 3840x1200 144Hz FreeSync 2 HDR CurvedNow availableLenovo Legion Y44W
Lenovo ThinkVision P44W
34” 3440x1440 144Hz 1800R CurvedNow availableMSI Optix MPG341CQR
34” 3440x1440 144Hz 1500R CurvedNow availableAOC CU34G2X
Nixeus NX-EDG34S
Viotek GNV34DBE
Lenovo G34W-10
Philips 345M1CR
Iiyama GB3466WQSU-B1
Cooler Master GM34-CF
Monoprice Dark Matter
32” 4K 120Hz CurvedN/AN/A
32” 4K 60Hz CurvedNow availableSamsung U32R590
Philips 328E1CA
27" 1440p HDR600N/AN/A
24" 1920x1200 HDR400N/AN/A
24" 1920x1200 HDR600N/AN/A
31.5" 1440p 60Hz CurvedN/AN/A
31.5" 1440p 165Hz FreeSync 2 HDR400 CurvedNow availableDell S3220DGF
34" 3440x1440 144Hz 1000R 1500RN/AMSI MAG342CQR
34" 3440x1440 144Hz 1000RN/A
December 2020 (MSI)
MSI Artymis 343CQR
49" 5120x1440 240Hz HDR1000 1000R Curved 13 June 2020Samsung Odyssey C49G95T
27" 1440p 240Hz HDR600 1000R Curved13 July 2020Samsung Odyssey C27G75T
32" 1440p 240Hz HDR600 1000R Curved13 July 2020Samsung Odyssey C32G75T

AU Optronics

Auo Panels 2019

Mini-LED Technology

The mini-LED technology shouldn’t be confused with the micro-LED technology.

In short, miniLED panels are improved versions of LED-backlight displays with higher contrast ratio and faster response time speeds, whereas microLED is similar to OLED as it produces its own light but it’s also brighter and more stable.

AUO Mini-LED PanelExpected Release DateMonitor Name
32” 4K IPS FALDH2 2019ASUS ProArt PA32UCX
27” 4K 144Hz IPS FALDQ4 2019ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQX
32" 4K 120Hz IPS FALDQ2 2020ASUS PA32UCG
65" 4K 144Hz VA 1000-zone FALD, 2500-nits peakN/AN/A
32" 4K 144Hz IPS 1152-zone Mini LED FALD,
DisplayHDR 1400, G-SYNC Ultimate
H2 2020 (~$3,600)ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQX
Acer Predator X32

AUO TN Panels

AUO TN PanelExpected Release DateMonitor Name
27” 1440p 240Hz 0.5ms G-SYNCNow available in some regionsLenovo Legion Y27GQ
27” 1440p 240Hz 1ms 90% DCI-P3, HDR, FreeSync 2Now availableHP Omen X 27
27” 1440p 240Hz 0.5ms 90% DCI-P3, HDR, FreeSync 2Now availableAOC AG273QZ
Lenovo Legion Y27GQ-25
25” 1080p 240Hz 0.4ms G-SYNCNow availableAcer Predator XN253Q X
25” 1080p 240Hz 0.3ms FreeSyncNow availableAcer Nitro XF252Q X
27” 1080p 240Hz 0.3ms FreeSyncNow availableAcer Nitro XF272 X

AUO IPS Panels

AUO IPS PanelExpected Release DateMonitor Name
27” 4K 144Hz HDR FreeSyncNow available (Acer)
Q1 2020 (Nixeus)
Acer Nitro XV273K
Viotek GFI27QXA
Nixeus NX-EDG274K (with DSC)
27” 4K 144Hz HDR G-SYNCNow availableAcer Predator XB273K
24.5" 1080p 144HzNow availableAcer Nitro XV253Q P
Acer VG252Q P
Acer Predator XB253Q G
27" 1080p 144HzNow availableASUS VG279Q
Acer VG271
LG 27GL650F
27" 1080p 144Hz G-SYNCNow availableAcer XB273P
24.5" 1080p 240Hz 1ms (GtG) DisplayHDR 400Now availableAcer XV253Q X ($389)
Acer XB253Q GX
Acer XB253Q GZ
Acer VG252Q X
Dell AW2521HF
Lenovo Y25-25 ($320, June)
(280Hz OC, ELMB-Sync)
Pixio PX5H2
Aorus FI25F
27" 1080p 240Hz 1ms (GtG) FreeSyncNow availableViewSonic XG270 ($430)
27" 1080p 240Hz 1ms (GtG) FreeSync DisplayHDR 400Now availableAcer Nitro XV273X
Acer VG272 X
Dell Alienware AW2720HF
Acer XB273GX
(280Hz OC, ELMB-Sync)
27" 1080p 240Hz 0.1ms (GtG) G-SYNC Module + Adaptive-SyncNow availableAcer Predator XB273 X
27" 1440p 240Hz (270Hz OC), 99% Adobe RGB, 400-nitsJanuary 2021 (XV272UX)
September 2020 (XB273UGX)
Acer XV272UX
Acer XB273U GX
32" 1440p 240Hz, 99% Adobe RGB, 600-nitsN/AAcer Predator XB323U GX
(270Hz OC, November 2020)
32" 1440p 165HzNovember 2019N/A
32" 4K 144Hz FALDN/AN/A
27" 1440p 165Hz 95% DCI-P3 1ms (GtG)Now available (ASUS)ASUS VG27AQL1A
Acer Nitro XV273U S
Acer VG272UV
Acer Predator XB273UGS
27" 1440p 165Hz HDR600 Adobe RGBSeptember 2019Acer CP5271UV (170Hz OC, June 2020, ~$700)
32" 1440p 144Hz HDR600 Adobe RGBNow available (Acer)MSI PS321QR (165Hz)
Acer XB323U GP (170Hz OC)
ASUS PG329Q (175Hz)
32" 1440pNovember 2019N/A
27” 4K 60Hz 99% Adobe RGBN/AN/A
32” 4K 60Hz 99% Adobe RGBN/AN/A
32” 4K 60Hz 90% DCI-P3 DisplayHDR 400N/ABenQ EW3280U
25" 1080p 360Hz G-SYNCSeptember, $700ASUS PG259QN
Acer X25
Dell AW2521H

AUO VA Panels

AUO VA PanelExpected Release DateMonitor Name
35” 3440x1440 200Hz FALD-HDRNow availableAcer Predator X35
35" 3440x1440 120Hz FreeSync 2 HDRQ4 2019Cooler Master GM219-35
43”4K 60Hz HDR600June 2019N/A
43”4K 120Hz FreeSync 2 HDRSeptember 2019ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q
65” 4K 144Hz FALD-HDRNow available (ASUS)HP Omen X Emperium 65
Acer Predator 65
43” 4K 144Hz HDR600Q3 2019N/A
43” 4K 144Hz FreeSync HDR1000Now availableAcer Predator CG437K
ASUS PG43UQ (with DSC)
ASUS XG43UQ (discontinued?)
27" 1080p 200HzN/AN/A
30" 2560x1080 200HzQ4 2019/
Now Available
Cooler Master GM219-30
Sceptre C305B-200UN
30" 2560x1080 240HzQ1 2020N/A
27" 1080p 240Hz CurvedNow available
(Samsung and MSI)
Samsung C27RG5
Philips 272M8CP
27" 1080p 240HzN/AMSI MAG272RX
32" 1080p 240Hz 1500R Curved2020AOC C32G2Z
Philips 322M8CP
32" 1440p 240HzApril 2020N/A
27" 1440p 240Hz 1500R CurvedMay 2020N/A


LG boasts its Nano-IPS technology which covers 98% of the DCI-P3 color gamut and 135% sRGB which is meant to combat Samsung’s rivaling quantum-dot technology with 95% DCI-P3 and 125% sRGB.

Additionally, LG plans to improve the response time overdrive in their IPS panels with the goal to bring the standard 5ms (GtG) to 1ms (GtG).

Next, they are working on the Crystal Sound Display technology which basically consists of built-in speakers that output sound throughout the entire screen.

Audio specs include 200Hz – 20KHz frequency range and 75dB @ 50cm sound pressure. The first monitor with this audio technology should be a 34-inch 1440p ultrawide display scheduled for Q4 2018.

Moreover, LG plans to make ‘real borderless’ displays. Unlike the regular “ultra-thin bezel” monitors which may have narrow bezels, but have a black border around the screen, LG wants to completely remove the black edges making the image edge-to-edge. This first display with this design should be available in Q4 2019 though.

Nano IPS Panels

LG Nano IPS PanelExpected Release DateMonitor Name
32” 4K 98% DCI-P3 HDRNow availableLG 32UL950
27” 4K 98% DCI-P3 HDRN/AN/A
34” 5120×2160 HDRNow availableLG 34WK95U
27” 1440p 144Hz 1msNow available (LG)
August $620 (Acer)
July $570 (Dell)
LG 27GL850
LG 27GL83A
LG 27GN850
Dell S2721DGF (165Hz OC)
Acer CP3271U (165Hz OC)
Philips 275M1RZ
HP Omen 27i
Eve Spectrum QHD 144Hz (crowd funded)
27” 1440p 165Hz 1ms NVIDIA G-SYNCNow availableViewSonic XG270QG
27” 4K 144Hz 1ms HDR600H2 2020N/A
38” 3840×1600 175Hz HDR400 G-SYNC CurvedNow Available (LG)
April 2020, $2,400 (Acer)
LG 38GL950G
Acer Predator X38 P
38” 3840×1600 144Hz HDR600 FreeSync CurvedNow available (LG)
Q3/Q4 2020 (MSI)
Q4 (Acer)
LG 38WN95C
Acer XR383CKP
38” 3840×1600 160Hz HDR600 FreeSync CurvedN/A ($1600)LG 38GN950
LG 38GN95B
34" 3440x1440 60Hz 98% DCI-P3 Flat-ScreenN/ABenQ PD3420Q
34” 3440×1440 144Hz HDRNow availableLG 34GK950F
34” 3440×1440 144Hz 1ms HDR400Now availableLG 34GN850
34” 3440×1440 180Hz OC 1ms HDR400N/AAcer XR343CKP
Acer X34 GS
34” 3440×1440 200Hz G-SYNC 1ms HDR400N/AAcer X34 S
34” 3440×1440 120Hz G-SYNCNow availableLG 34GK950G
Dell AW3420DW
27" 4K 144Hz 1ms, 98% DCI-P3, HDR600, 'real borderless'July 2020 (LG)
Q3 2020
LG 27GN950
Eve Spectrum 4K 144Hz (crowd funded)
27" 1440p 240Hz 1ms, 98% DCI-P3, HDR600, 'real borderless'Q4 2020Eve Spectrum QHD 240Hz (crowd funded)
31.5" 4K, 99% DCI-P3, HDR1000, Mini-LED w/ 2,000+ zonesQ4 2020N/A
31.5" 4K 144Hz 98% DCI-P3 HDR1000Q4 2021N/A
31.5" 8K Adobe RGBN/AN/A
40" 5120x2160 98% DCI-P3 2500R Q1 2021N/A

LG IPS Panels

In order to rival Samsung’s super ultra-wide models, LG is preparing a 49-inch 5120×1440 32:9 monitor with an IPS panel and a subtle 3800R curvature for mass production in Q3 2018.

There should also be a 144Hz model available in Q4 2019.

Finally, LG has a 31.5″ 4K IPS monitor in the works which will support VESA DisplayHDR 1000 and a wide BT.2020 color space coverage.

LG IPS PanelExpected Release DateMonitor Name
49” 5120x1440 CurvedNow availableDell U4919DW
LG 49WL95
49” 5120x1440 144Hz CurvedQ4 2019N/A
31.5" 4K HDR1000 BT2020Q4 2019N/A
25" 1920x1200 sRGBN/AN/A
27" 2560x1440 144Hz 1ms GtG sRGB
G-SYNC compatible
Now availableLG 27GL83A
27" 1080p 240Hz 1msQ4 2019N/A
24.5" 1080p 240Hz 1msQ3 2020N/A
31.5" 1440p 165HzN/AN/A


Innolux has a few IPS (which they call ‘AAS’) panels in the works. There are three 32″ 4K 120Hz (with 144Hz overclocking) IPS panels with different backlights and two 28″ 4K models with DCI-P3 color gamut: a 120Hz/144Hz version and a 60Hz variant.

There will be prototypes of the 32″ models this year, but the actual products will most likely be available in 2020 while the 28″ models might be available this year.

Innolux plans to increase the response time speed of their panels from 14ms (GtG) to 7ms – 5ms (GtG). They are certainly behind LG in this regard as LG managed to increase the response time speed to 1ms (GtG) from the standard 5ms (GtG) on their IPS technology.

The 32″ 4K 120Hz panel will be available in the following variants:

  • ‘Megazone’ backlight: with over 2 million local dimming zones, HDR1000, and 94% DCI-P3
  • 10,000-zone MiniLED backlight: with a wider 95% BT 2020 color gamut and HDR1000
  • Standard backlight: with a 300-nit peak brightness and 90% DCI-P3 color gamut
Innolux IPS PanelExpected Release DateMonitor Name
Megazone 31.5” 4K 120Hz/144Hz
7ms (GtG) HDR1000 94% DCI-P3
Q2 2020N/A
MiniLED 31.5” 4K 120Hz/144Hz
7ms (GtG) 1000-nits 95% BT 2020
Q3 2020N/A
31.5” 4K 120Hz/144Hz 90% DCI-P3
7ms (GtG)
June 2020N/A
28” 4K 120Hz/144Hz 90% DCI-P3
5ms (GtG)
Q4 2020N/A
28” 4K 60Hz 90% DCI-P3
4ms (GtG)
Now available
September 2019 (Acer)
Samsung U28R550
Acer VG280K
Acer CB282K
Philips 288E2A
Philips 288E2E
27" 1440p 144Hz DP 1.2AvailableViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD
27" 1440p 144Hz *DP 1.2 HDR400AvailableAcer VG271UP
Acer XV272U
27" 1440p 144Hz **DP 1.2+ HDR400AvailableGigabyte Aorus AD27QD
Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q
27" 1440p 165Hz ***DP 1.4 HDRAvailablePixio PX7 Prime
BenQ EX2780Q
27" 1440p 165Hz DP 1.4 HDR400Now availableRazer Raptor 27
Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q-P
27" 1440p 165Hz
7ms (GtG) w/o overdrive
March 2020N/A
27" 1080p 144Hz 7ms (GtG) 90% DCI-P3April 2020N/A
24" 1080p 165Hz 5ms (GtG) 90% DCI-P3Q3 2020N/A
27" 1440p 60Hz sRGBQ2 2020N/A
24" 1440p 60Hz sRGBQ3 2020N/A
31.5" 4K 60Hz 7ms (GtG) 90% DCI-P3N/AN/A
31.5" 1440p 165Hz 5ms (GtG) 90% DCI-P3 HDR400Q3 2020N/A
31.5" 1440p 165Hz 5ms (GtG) 90% DCI-P3 HDR600Q3 2020N/A
27" 1440p 240Hz 5ms (GtG) 90% DCI-3 HDR600Q3 2020N/A
28" 4K 144Hz 1ms GtG 98% DCI-P3 HDR600
HDMI 2.1
Q1 2021Acer XV282K KV (~$1,000)

*Although the Acer XV272U specifies DisplayPort 1.4, it actually uses DP 1.2 as it’s limited to 120Hz at 1440p with 10-bit color depth which is the limitation of the DP 1.2 bandwidth. More about this in our XV272U review.

**The Aorus AD27QD offers the ‘DP 1.2 + HDR’ option which allows it to simultaneously run FreeSync and HDR which is not possible on Acer’s XV272U/VG271UP models. Visit our AD27QD review for more info. It’s unclear whether the FI27Q will have this option too.

***The Pixio PX7 Prime specifies DisplayPort 1.4, however, we currently cannot confirm whether it’s actually DP 1.4, or it’s the same case as with the XV272U.

All of the 27″ 1440p 144Hz/165Hz models in the table above are based on the same M270KCJ-K7B AAS (IPS) panel by Innolux.

New Monitors

Below, you will find more information about new monitors by various popular manufacturers. Some of these monitors use the above-mentioned panels, but for most of them, it’s unknown what panel will be used. Click on the monitor manufacturer to jump to their models.


Acer Monitors

Acer Predator XB3 Series

acer predator xb3 monitor
Acer Predator XB323QK NV

The Acer Predator XB323QK NV is a long-anticipated budget-friendlier variant of a 32″ 4K 144Hz IPS gaming monitor.

Unlike the previously announced (~$3,600) Acer X32 and ASUS PG32UQX 32″ 4K 144Hz IPS models with expensive FALD systems, the XB323QKNV will only support VESA’s entry-level DisplayHDR 400 certification.

Although the XB323QK will still be quite pricey (the exact price is unknown at the moment), it will certainly be notably more affordable than the X32 model, but still offer an immersive and responsive SDR gaming experience.

Other panel-related specifications include a 400-nit peak brightness, a 1,000:1 static contrast ratio, dithered 10-bit color depth, 90% DCI-P3 color gamut, 178° viewing angles, and a 0.5ms GtG pixel response time speed.

Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0 ports, a USB type C port, a quad-USB 3.0 hub, and a headphones jack while the design boasts full ergonomic support.

The monitor will also support AMD FreeSync (will likely be certified as G-SYNC Compatible), HDR, and the RGB LightSense technology, which can be synchronized with on-screen content.

The release date should be in August for Europe and September for North America.

Update: It’s now up for pre-order in China, which gives us an idea about price, it should be ~$1,430.

Some similar but older announcements include the Acer XB323U and the MSI PS321QR, which will be the first 32″ 144Hz IPS models with the 2560×1440 QHD resolution.

Philips will also be releasing the first 32″ 4K 120Hz gaming monitor with a VA panel and HDMI 2.1, the Philips 328M1R.

Acer Predator XB273U GX

Another interesting monitor from Acer’s new XB3 series is the Predator XB273UGX.

It’s a 1440p 240Hz IPS gaming monitor with FreeSync, 8-bit color depth support, 400-nit peak brightness, and 178° viewing angles. It features the same connectivity options as the XB323QK, and it has the same release date.

Other specifications include a wide 99% Adobe RGB color gamut, DisplayHDR 400 support, Delta<2 factory-calibration, G-SYNC Compatibility, and ULMB (Ultra Low Motion Blur) which was previously only available with monitors with native G-SYNC modules. Its USB-C port will support DP Alt Mode and 65W PD.

The only other 1440p 240Hz IPS model currently known about is the Acer XV272UX with similar specs to the XB273UGX.

ASUS Monitors

New HDMI 2.1 Monitors

asus hdmi 2.1 monitors

ASUS announced three new monitors (27″, 32″, and 43″ sized models) with HDMI 2.1 – all of which should be available this holiday season.

The 43″ model offers 4K resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate, and it is the first monitor to receive HDMI 2.1 certification.

Other specifications for it and the other two models are unknown at the moment, but we’ll be adding more information here as soon as something comes up.

As a reminder, Philips also announced a monitor with HDMI 2.1, the Philips 328M1R which is 32″ 4K 120Hz display with a VA panel and DisplayHDR 600 certification.


asus rog swift pg329q monitor

The ASUS ROG Swift PG329Q is based on a 31.5″ 1440p IPS panel with a 144Hz native refresh rate that’s overclockable to 175Hz.

Although ASUS claims 98% DCI-P3 color gamut, it’s most likely based on the same AUO IPS panel as the Acer XB323U which has 99% Adobe RGB gamut specified.

Other specifications include DisplayHDR 600 support, AMD FreeSync (with pending G-SYNC compatibility), ELMB-SYNC, 1ms GtG pixel response time speed, and AuraSync RGB lighting.

No info on pricing and availability yet, though.


Displayhdr 1400 Monitor

The ASUS ProArt PA32UCG is a 32″ 4K 120Hz IPS monitor aimed at video game developers and other professional use. It will undoubtedly be a great display just for gaming too, but the price won’t be low.

Further, the monitor will use a 1152 Mini-LED local dimming backlight and carry VESA’s DisplayHDR 1400 certification which implies a 1000-nit brightness (sustained) with a peak brightness of 1600-nits as well as a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 according to ASUS. Supported HDR formats include HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG.

Other specs include wide color gamut, delta E < 1 factory-calibration, AMD FreeSync support with a 48-120Hz VRR range, and a 5ms GtG response time speed.

The design will offer full ergonomic support while connectivity options include two Thunderbolt 3 ports, DisplayPort 1.4, three HDMI 2.0 ports, and three USB 3.0 ports.

No word on pricing yet while the release date is set for Q1 2020.


The PA32UCX is the stripped-down version of the PA32UCG. It has a refresh rate of only 60Hz and a peak luminance of 1200-nits.

It also uses an 1152-zone MiniLED local dimming with HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG support as well as wide color gamut, 4K resolution, and extensive connectivity options (two Thunderbolt 3 ports, three HDMI 2.0b ports, DP 1.2, and three downstream USB ports).

The ASUS ProArt PA32UCX is available on Amazon for ~$4,000. For more info about the monitor, check out the video above.

LG Monitors

LG 38WN95C

Lg 38wn95c

The LG 38WN95C is basically the FreeSync model of the LG 38GL950G, which we reviewed. So, instead of a G-SYNC module, it will support Adaptive-Sync and provide VRR for both AMD and NVIDIA GPUs.

Unlike the 950G, it won’t be factory-overclockable to 175Hz as it features a native maximum refresh rate of 144Hz, which you may or may not be able to manually overclock further depending on the particular unit of the monitor.

It uses the same (or a slightly altered variant of it) 37.5″ 3840×1600 Nano IPS panel with 2300R screen curvature, 1ms GtG response time, and 98% DCI-P3 gamut.

However, the LG 38WN95C will offer a better HDR viewing experience with VESA’s DisplayHDR 600 certification, which implies localized dimming and a 600-nit peak brightness.

Connectivity options include Thunderbolt 3, two HDMI 2.0 ports, a DisplayPort 1.4 input, and a dual-USB 3.0 hub.

The monitor’s release date is expected in Q2 2020, though that’s subject to change while the price is currently unknown.

Update: The LG 38WN95C is now available on Amazon. LG also plans to release the same model without Thunderbolt 3, as the LG 38GN950 and the LG 38GN95B – business model with an extended warranty.

LG 27GN950

lg 27gn950

Update: The LG 27GN950 is now available, and we have reviewed it.

The LG 27GN950 is a 4K 144Hz (160Hz overclockable) gaming monitor based on LG’s Nano IPS panel with 98% DCI-P3 color gamut and 1ms GtG response time speed.

It supports DisplayPort 1.4 DSC, which will allow it to reach 160Hz at 1440p with 10-bit color depth and no chroma subsampling.

The drawback should be minimal input lag penalty (~0.1ms) though that yet remains to be tested.

Further, it will support AMD FreeSync (likely to be certified by NVIDIA as G-SYNC compatible) as well as hardware calibration.

The LG 27GN950 has an edge-lit backlight with local dimming and features VESA’s DisplayHDR 600 certification with a 600-nit peak brightness (450-nits typical).

Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0 ports, and a dual-USB 3.0 hub. It will probably feature LG’s latest ‘Oxide’ design (also referred to as ‘real borderless’), which will feature even thinner bezels, slimmer profile, and thinner black border around the image.

The new UltraGear monitors, including the 38″ 38WN95C, will also feature upgraded and sturdier stands.

Philips Monitors

New Console Gaming Displays

Philips 4k Console Gaming Monitor

Philips has introduced three new console gaming monitors to their Momentum series:

  • Philips 558M1RY – 55″ 4K 120Hz VA display with HDR 1000 and edge-lit local dimming. It also offers three HDMI 2.0 ports, DisplayPort, and a quad-USB 3.0 hub. The HDMI ports are limited to 60Hz at 4K or 120Hz at 1440p. For 4K 120Hz, you will need to use the DisplayPort input.
  • Philips 328M1R – 32″ 4K 120Hz VA monitor with HDR 600, 1ms MPRT, and the same connectivity options as the 55″ variant + HDMI 2.1.
  • Philips 278M1R – 27″ 4K 60Hz 120Hz IPS display with software-emulated HDR, two HDMI ports, Displayport, four USB 3.0 downstream ports, and 1ms MPRT.

All three monitors support AMD FreeSync and feature the Ambiglow RGB lighting technology.

The release date of the Philips 328M1R has been pushed to Q1 2021, as Philips wants to implement HDMI 2.1 to make the monitors ready for the next-gen consoles.

The 55M1RY should be available in June for €1299 and the 278M1R in July for €449.

Philips 392M7C

Philips 392m7c

The Philips Momentum 392M7C is the first monitor to use a 38.5″ VA panel. Weirdly, the panel uses the lowly Full HD resolution, which will result in a pixel density of only 57.22 PPI (pixels per inch), yikes.

For reference, 1080p on 32″ sized screens has a pixel density of 68.84 PPI, which is already quite pixel-y. In order not to be able to distinguish individual pixels on the Philips 392M7C, you’d need to be 5 ft away from the screen.

Other specifications are more appealing and include a 5,000:1 static contrast ratio, a 144Hz refresh rate, FreeSync support, 1ms MPRT, 105.48% sRGB color gamut, a 250-nit peak brightness, and a subtle 3000R screen curvature.

Connectivity options include VGA, DisplayPort, two HDMI ports, and a headphones jack. Price and availability are unknown at the moment.

AOC Monitors

New AOC Gaming Displays

  • AOC AG273QX – 27″ 1440p 165Hz flat-screen VA with FreeSync 2 HDR
  • AOC AG273QZ – 27″ 1440p 240Hz 0.5ms TN with FreeSync
  • AOC 24G2Z and 27G2Z – standard 1080p 240Hz TN models with FreeSync
  • AOC C32G2Z and C27G2Z – 1080p 240Hz curved VA models with FreeSync
  • AOC AG323QCXE – 32″ 1440p 144Hz curved (1500R) model with FreeSync, HDR, 550-nits, and 91% DCI-P3 gamut
  • AOC AG273FXE – 27″ 1080p 144Hz IPS monitor with FreeSync, 1ms MPRT, HDR, and 96% DCI-P3
  • AOC C27G2 27″ 1080p 165Hz curved (1500R) VA monitor with FreeSync, 90% DCI-P3, and 1ms MPRT.
  • AOC CQ27G3S – 27″ 1440p 165Hz 1000R curved VA monitor with FreeSync and HDR

MSI Monitors

New MSI Monitors

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  • MSI MAG342CQR – 34″ 3440×1440 ultrawide monitor based on Samsung’s 1500R curved panel
  • MSI PS321QR – 32″ 1440p monitor aimed at designers and gamers with a 165Hz refresh rate, DisplayHDR 600, and 1ms response time (most likely MPRT) as well as 95% DCI-P3 and 99% Adobe RGB color gamut
    MSI PS321UR – 32″ 4K IPS designer monitor with 95% DCI-3, 99% Adobe RGB, and DisplayHDR 600 
  • MSI MAG322CR – 32″ 1080p 180Hz gaming monitor with FreeSync, USB-C, and 96% DCI-P3 gamut
  • MSI MEG381CQR – 38″ ultrawide monitor with an innovative human-machine interface which includes an extra OLED display and some sort of control wheel.
    The monitor will be based on LG’s IPS panel with 3840×1600 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, and Display HDR600. The release date should be in Q3/Q4, but the price is currently unknown.

China-exclusive models:

  • MSI PAG241CR – 24″ 1080p 144Hz model with an unusually steep 1200R curvature, 100% sRGB, and FreeSync
  • MSI PAG271CQR – 27″ 1440p 144Hz model with a 1500R curvature, 100% sRGB, and FreeSync
  • MSI PAG301CR – 30″ 2560×1080 ultrawide model with 200Hz and 1800R curvature, 100% sRGB, and FreeSync
  • MSI PAG341CQR – 34″ 3440×1440 144Hz display with HDR400 (120% sRGB gamut and QDEF) and FreeSync, 1500R
  • MSI PAG321CQR – 32″ 1440p 165Hz display with FreeSync and 92% DCI-P3 color gamut, 1500R

Samsung Monitors

Samsung Odyssey G5

samsung odyssey g5

Samsung’s Odyssey G7 and G9 models delivered surprisingly good pixel response time performance. They are the first VA displays with a 1ms GtG pixel response time speed allowing you to enjoy both high contrast ratio and smooth motion clarity.

For more information, you can check out our Samsung G7 and Samsung G9 reviews.

Just like the G7 series, the G5 models will be available as 27″ and 32″ variants with QHD resolution and steep 1000R screen curvature.

However, they’ll have a lower 144Hz maximum refresh rate and no DisplayHDR 600 support. Instead, they’ll just support basic HDR with a 250-nit peak brightness and a 2,500:1 static contrast ratio. Color gamut is not specified.

While Samsung specifies a 1ms response time speed, it implies the MPRT measure, not the GtG measure like that of the G7 and G9 series. Hopefully, the G5 will have a fast enough GtG response time to eliminate the notorious VA black smearing.

Update: It seems that the GtG response time speed is not 1ms, based on this video. Bad news, but also somewhat expected for $300.

The 27″ Samsung G5 is available for $300 on Amazon while the 32″ G5 model is $350.

Samsung T55 Series

Samsung also plans to release more budget-friendly 1000R curved displays including the Samsung C24T55, the Samsung C27T55, and the Samsung C32T55.

All three monitors will feature VA panels with 1080p resolution and AMD FreeSync up to 75Hz.

Other specs include 250-nit peak brightness, 3,000:1 contrast ratio, and 4ms response time. Connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, VGA, and audio line-out.

The 32″ and 27″ models will also have integrated 5W speakers. Alas, the stands are tilt-only and not VESA mount compatible apparently.

Pricing and availability is currently unknown (for the 24″ and 27″ models).

Lenovo Monitors

New Lenovo ThinkVision Monitors

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Lenovo showcased several displays at CES 2020 including:

  • Lenovo ThinkVision T34W-20 – 34″ 3440×1440 ultrawide curved (1500R) monitor with a VA panel, 60Hz, and ~99% sRGB color gamut. Other features include a quad USB hub, USB-C with 75W PD, and PiP/PbP support. The release date is scheduled for March 2020, priced at $800.
  • Lenovo ThinkVision P27H-20 – 27″ 1440p monitor with USB-C PD (90W) and a height-adjustable stand. It should be available in March as well, for $500.
  • Lenovo ThinkVision T24V-20 – 24″ 1080p IPS monitor with an integrated Full HD camera, facial recognition, and dual microphones; available in April 2020 for $264.
    Lenovo ThinkVision Creator Extreme P27 –  27″ 4K IPS monitor for professional use with 100% sRGB and 99% Adobe RGB color gamut, factory-calibrated.
    Other specs include a 1,000-nit peak brightness, a 14ms GtG response time speed, and an 1152-zone Mini-LED local dimming solution.
    The monitor will also feature USB-C with 90W PD, DP 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0 ports, a quad USB hub, and an ergonomic stand with a smartphone holder. It should be available in April for $2,500. More info here.
  • Lenovo ThinkVision 32H-20 – 31.5″ 1440p IPS monitor with sRGB color gamut and USB-C
  • Lenovo ThinkVision P27Q-20 – 27″ 1440p IPS monitor with sRGB color gamut and DP, mDP, and DP-out ports as well as a WiFi smartphone charging base

Gigabyte Monitors

gigabyte gaming monitors

Gigabyte announced five new gaming displays, all of which are now available:

  • Gigabyte G27F – 27″ 1080p 144Hz IPS monitor with 120% sRGB color gamut and FreeSync
  • Gigabyte G27QC – 27″ 1440p 165Hz curved (1500R) VA monitor with 90% DCI-P3 gamut, HDR, and FreeSync
  • Gigabyte G32QC – 32″ 1440p 165Hz curved (1500R) VA monitor with 90% DCI-P3 gamut, DisplayHDR 400, and FreeSync 2 (now FreeSync Premium Pro)
  • Gigabyte G27Q – 27″ 1440p 165Hz IPS monitor with 92% DCI-P3 gamut, FreeSync, and 1ms MPRT
  • Gigabyte G27FC – 27″ 1080p 165Hz VA monitor with 1500R screen curvature, 90% DCI-P3 gamut, FreeSync, and 1ms MPRT

ViewSonic Monitors

ViewSonic Elite XG320U

ViewSonic Elite XG320U

ViewSonic announced the ViewSonic Elite XG320U 32″ 4K 144Hz gaming monitor with FreeSync Premium Pro, DisplayHDR 600, 1ms MPRT, 99% Adobe RGB color gamut, and HDMI 2.1. It’s unknown at the time of this writing if it will feature an IPS or a VA panel.

BenQ Monitors

BenQ Zowie K-series

benq xl2546k monitor

BenQ’s latest K-series of Zowie monitors include the BenQ XL2546K 240Hz and the BenQ XL2411K 144Hz models.

Both monitors are based on Full HD TN panels and will feature BenQ’s exclusive DyAc+ backlight strobing technology for smooth motion clarity.

Other additions in comparison to the older series include a more ergonomic design with a smaller stand and the new XL Setting To Share feature which allows you to easily import and export monitor’s settings. No word on pricing and availability yet.

New Display Technology

360Hz Gaming Monitors

The new 360Hz gaming monitors should be available in September for $700.

They are based on a 24.5″ 1080p IPS panel made by AU Optronics with a native G-SYNC module. These new modules also feature NVIDIA’s Reflex Latency Analyzer technology which allows users to measure input lag i.e. the time it takes the display to react and display your command.

Other panel-related specifications include a 400-nit peak brightness, a 1,000:1 static contrast ratio, 8-bit color depth support, 99% sRGB color gamut, 178° viewing angles, DisplayHDR 400 support, and 1ms GtG response time speed.

These 360Hz G-SYNC gaming monitors will also support ULMB (Ultra Low Motion Blur) at 144Hz and 240Hz, and likely Adaptive-Sync as well in order to provide VRR for AMD GPU users.

We have yet to see how well these 360Hz models will handle pixel response times and just how noticeable the jump from 240Hz to 360Hz will be.

ASUS ROG Bezel-Free Kit

Back at CES 2018, ASUS showcased a triple monitor setup with lenses attached where the bezels of the monitors meet which made the gaps appear more transparent.

There wasn’t any news regarding these kits for a while, but they have finally appeared on Amazon. Check the video below to see what’s it all about.

Looking Glass Factory – 32″ 8K Holographic Monitor

Looking Glass Factory just released a 32″ 8K holographic display for 3D content viewing without the need of using any headsets or glasses.

The monitor is not intended for gaming though but rather for medical and marketing use. Some of the specs include 8K resolution at 60Hz, 10-bit color depth support, two DisplayPort inputs, and a USB type B port.

For more information, visit the manufacturer’s website.

The secret code to use in the giveaway is 4K Gaming.

Updates +

  • June 2020:
    – Added the Philips 275M1RZ, another 27″ 1440p 144Hz gaming monitor based on LG’s 98% DCI-P3 1ms GtG Nano IPS panel.
    – Added more information about Acer’s XB3 gaming monitor line-up.
    – The release date of the Philips 328M1R 32″ 4K 120Hz VA-panel gaming monitor has been pushed to Q1 2021 in order for HDMI 2.1 to be implemented.
    – Acer announced many exciting monitors including the Acer XB323QK NV, a 31.5″ 4K 144Hz IPS gaming monitor with 0.5ms GtG response time, FreeSync, and DisplayHDR 400. The release date should be in September, but the price is unknown at the moment.
    – Also announced is the Acer XB273U GX, a 1440p 240Hz IPS gaming monitor. The release date is in September, but no word on pricing yet.
    – Acer announced their monitor based on the 360Hz IPS G-SYNC panel too, the Acer Predator X25. It should be available in November for ~$1,100. You can check out the Acer Predator X25 product page here.
    – For more information, visit Acer’s press release regarding these monitors.
    – Added the Dell S2721DGF and the Acer CP3271U 1440p 144Hz 1ms gaming monitors based on LG’s Nano IPS panel with 98% DCI-P3 color gamut.
    – Added the Acer CM3271K 32″ 4K Adobe RGB professional monitor to Acer’s ConceptD series of monitors.
    – Added the Acer XR383CKP 38″ 3840×1600 ultrawide curved gaming monitor with FreeSync and DisplayHDR 600. It will use the same panel as the LG 38WN95C.
    The LG 38WN95C 37.5″ 3840×1600 IPS ultrawide gaming monitor with 144Hz, 1ms, Thunderbolt 3, DisplayHDR 600, FreeSync Premium (G-SYNC Compatible), and 98% DCI-P3 is now up on Amazon.
    – Viotek released the Viotek GNV29CB, a 29″ 2560×1080 120Hz VA-panel ultrawide gaming monitor with a steep 1200R screen curvature and AMD FreeSync.
    – The Cooler Master GM34-CF is now up on Amazon. It’s based on the same 3440×1440 144Hz 1500R curved VA panel as the AOC CU34G2X.
    – Added more information about the Philips 558M1RY 55″ console gaming monitor.
    – The Gigabyte G32QC 32″ 1440p 165Hz curved VA-panel gaming monitor is now available on Amazon.
    – The Samsung C27G75T 27″ 1440p 240Hz curved VA-panel gaming monitor is now up on Amazon.
    – Added the Acer CB282K 28″ 4K IPS monitor based on the same Innolux IPS panel as the ASUS VG289.
    – The Acer Predator XB273P is now available on Amazon. It’s a 27″ 1080p 144Hz IPS gaming monitor with a native G-SYNC module.
    – Pixio released a new display called the Pixio PX278. It’s a 27″ 1440p 144Hz 1ms gaming monitor based on a TN panel with a wide 95% DCI-P3 gamut and HDR support!
  • May 2020:
    – The Samsung C32G75T 1440p 240Hz curved VA-panel gaming monitor is now up on Amazon!
    – Added the Pixio PX5H2, another 24.5″ 1080p 240Hz IPS gaming monitor.
    – The Samsung C49G95T 5120×1440 240Hz HDR1000 super-ultrawide curved gaming monitor is now up for pre-order on Amazon for $1,700. Release date is June 13, 2020. 
    – The LG 38GN950 should be available soon, priced at $1,600 – that’s $200 less than the G-SYNC model, the LG 38GL950G – yet the 38GN950 has a better HDR600 implementation (as opposed to HDR400 of the 950G) and certified G-SYNC compatibility. No G-SYNC module though; we’re looking forward to seeing how its pixel response time performs across different refresh/frame rates.
    – Added some information about Looking Glass’ 32″ 8K Holographic monitor.
    – Added the Acer XV272UX, a 27″ 1440p 240Hz IPS gaming monitor with a 1ms GtG response time speed and 99% Adobe RGB color gamut. More info here.
    – Acer announced two monitors based on new curved VA panels by CSOT with a 4,000:1 contrast ratio, 1080p resolution, FreeSync, and 240Hz refresh rate, the Acer XZ270X and the Acer XZ320QX.
    – The AOC CQ27G2 affordable 27″ 1440p 144Hz curved gaming monitor is now finally available in the US.
    – The ViewSonic Elite XG270QC 27″ 1440p 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro gaming monitor with DisplayHDR 400, 90% DCI-P3 gamut, and 550-nit peak brightness is now available on Amazon!
    – ASUS released two new ProArt displays, the PA248QV (24″ 1920×1200 IPS) and the PA278QV (27″ 1440p IPS) with 100% sRGB gamut and DeltaE < 2 factory-calibration.
    – Sceptre released 24″ and 27″ gaming monitors based on the popular 1080p 144Hz IPS panels by PANDA, the Sceptre E248B-FPT168 and the Sceptre E275B-FPT168, respectively. While they are more affordable than some alternatives by more famous brands, they still aren’t as cheap as the ASUS VP249QGR.
    – After ASUS, Dell announced a 360Hz model as well called the Dell Alienware AW2521H. It turns out that the new 360Hz models will be based on an IPS panel!
    – Added the Acer CP5271U V. It’s a 27″ 1440p IPS gaming monitor with a 170Hz refresh rate (OCed from 144Hz), a quoted GtG response time speed of 0.7ms, quantum dots, Adobe RGB 99% color gamut, DeltaE < 1 Pantone-certified color accuracy, DisplayHDR 600, and USB-C with 65W PD and DP Alt Mode.
    The release date should be sometime in June 2020 while the price should be around $700.
    – The ASUS XG17AHP 17″ 1080p 240Hz IPS portable monitor is now up on Amazon. Unlike the XG17AHPE model, this one also comes with a tripod allowing you to use it as a full-on desktop monitor.
    – The Nixeus NX-EDG274K is now up on Amazon! This is a 4K 144Hz FreeSync IPS gaming monitor with DSC and 128-level adjustable overdrive.
    – The Acer Predator XB273 X is now up on Amazon. It’s the first 1080p 240Hz IPS gaming monitor with a native G-SYNC module. It also supports Adaptive-Sync over DP, and VRR over HDMI.
    – The Samsung C32T55 32″ 1080p 75Hz monitor with a 1000R curved VA panel is now up on Amazon for $300 which is a bit steep considering you can get a 32″ 1440p 144Hz curved model at that price range. Hopefully, the 24″ and 27″ T55 models will be more reasonably priced.
    – The Dell Alienware AW2521HF 24.5″ 1080p 240Hz IPS monitor is now up on Amazon.
    – The MSI MAG301CR 30″ curved ultrawide monitor with 2560×1080 and 200Hz is now up on Amazon.
    – Added the HP Omen 27i, another 27″ gaming monitor based on LG’s 1440p 144Hz Nano IPS panel.
  • April 2020:
    – Acer has announced a new monitor: the Acer Predator XB323U – a 32″ 1440p 144Hz (170Hz OC) IPS gaming monitor with DisplayHDR 600 and 99% Adobe RGB color gamut. 04/24/2020:
    – The Acer Predator XB253Q GX is now up on Amazon. It’s a 25″ 1080p 240Hz IPS gaming monitor with DisplayHDR400 and certified G-SYNC compatibility.
    – MSI released more information regarding the MSI PSI321QR 32″ 1440p 165Hz IPS monitor aimed at both gamers and designers with 100% sRGB, 99% Adobe RGB, 95% DCI-P3, and DisplayHDR 600. No word on price or release date yet though, nor whether it will support FreeSync or G-SYNC.
    – Gigabyte announced two more new monitors: the Gigabyte G27Q and the Gigabyte G27FC.
    – Added the Viotek GNV34DBE 34″ 3440×1440 144Hz VA-panel curved ultrawide gaming monitor, based on the same panel as the AOC CU34G2X.
    – Added more info about the Lenovo ThinkVision Creator Extreme P27.
    – Added the Philips 322M8CP 32″ 1080p 240Hz curved VA-panel gaming monitor.
    – Added the Dell U2421HE and the Dell U2721DE UltraSharp monitors with USB-C, DP-Out, and RJ45 ports. They feature 1080p and 1440p IPS panels with Delta E < 2 calibration and 99% sRGB color gamut. 04/23/2020:
    – Added the Acer Predator XB253Q G 24.5″ 1080p 144Hz IPS gaming monitor with FreeSync, ~1ms GtG response time, and DisplayHDR 400.
    – Added the Philips 345M1CR 3440×1440 144Hz curved (1500R) VA-panel gaming monitor.
    – The ASUS VG259QM 1080p 280Hz IPS gaming monitor is now up on Amazon for $320!
    – The Dell U2720Q 4K professional monitor with USB-C 90W PD is now up on Amazon.
    – MSI has revealed the MSI MAG301CR, a 30″ 2560×1080 200Hz ultrawide gaming monitor based on the same panel as the Viotek C305B-200UN.
    – The LG 27GN950 4K 144Hz (160Hz OC) IPS gaming monitor with 1ms GtG response time, DSC, and DisplayHDR 600 has started appearing in some stores in the UK! For more info, go here.
    – Samsung’s 27″ and 32″ G7 1440p 240Hz curved (1000R) VA gaming monitors have appeared on their Vietnamese website! For more info, click here.
    – The LG 34GN850 is now up on Amazon. It’s a 34″ 3440×1440 144Hz curved ultrawide gaming monitor with a Nano IPS panel rocking 98% DCI-P3 color gamut and 1ms GtG response time!
    – Added the Acer VG272UV, a new monitor based on AUO’s 1440p 144Hz 1ms IPS panel.
  • March 2020:
    – Last year, Cooler Master announced their entry to the gaming monitor market with the Cooler Master GM219-35 and GM219-30 ultrawide models.
    No word on those models yet, but they do have a product page up for the new GM34-CW model with 3440×1440, 144Hz, and HDR400 support meaning that it will feature the same Samsung panel as the AOC CU34G2X, hopefully, with a better VRR implementation as FreeSync 2 is mentioned on Cooler Master’s website.
    – The LG 27GN750 1080p 240Hz IPS gaming monitor is now up on Amazon.
    – The Lenovo Legion Y44W is now up on Amazon.
  • February 2020:
    – The ASUS VG279QM 1080p 280Hz (overclocked) IPS monitor with ELMB-Sync is now up on Amazon!
    – The Acer VG272 X is now available on Amazon as well. It’s the same monitor as the Acer XV273 X, but with a tilt-only stand.
    – Th/e Dell U4320Q monitor is now up on Amazon. It’s a 43″ 4K IPS professional-use display with an ergonomic stand and USB-C (90W PD) – among other things.
    – The ASUS PG43UQ 43″ 4K 144Hz gaming monitor with DSC and DisplayHDR 1000 is now up on Amazon.
    – We have yet another 24″ 1080p 144Hz gaming monitor based on the Panda IPS panel, the Pixio PX247.
    – The ASUS XG17AHPE 240Hz IPS portable monitor with a built-in battery is now up on Amazon.
    – The ASUS VG289Q is now up on Amazon. It’s a 28″ 4K monitor based on an IPS panel by Innolux with 90% DCI-P3 color gamut, HDR support, and AMD FreeSync.
    – Samsung announced a new T55 series which consists of 1080p 75Hz displays based on a 1000R curved VA panels.
  • January 2020:
    – The ASUS ROG Strix XG279Q is now up on Amazon. It’s a 1440p 144Hz (170Hz overclocked) IPS gaming monitor with a specified response time of 1ms GtG, DisplayHDR 400, and ELMB-Sync.
    – The MSI Prestige PS341WU 5K2K ultrawide monitor with HDR600, Thunderbolt, and 98% DCI-P3 gamut is now available on Amazon.
    – MSI released the MSI G241 and the MSI G271 1080p 144Hz gaming monitors based on the popular Panda IPS panel. Just like AOC’s models, the G241 and the G271 feature wide color gamut support with 95%/92% DCI-P3.
    – The MSI Optix MAG251RX 24.5″ 1080p 240Hz IPS gaming monitor is now up for pre-order on Amazon.
    – The ASUS XG43VQ 3840×1200 120Hz DisplayHDR 400 FreeSync 2 gaming monitor is now available.
    – The Acer VP249QGR is now available on Amazon for just $159!
    It uses the same 1080p 144Hz IPS panel by Panda as the Acer VG240YP, the AOC 24G2, and the ASUS VG249Q, but it has a tilt-only stand.
    – Added the Dell UP3221Q 31.5″ 4K IPS monitor with 2,000 mini LED dimming zones.
    – Added more info about MSI’s newly announced monitors.
    – Gigabyte announced three new gaming displays.
    – The ASUS XG43UQ is now replaced by ASUS PG43UQ. Same specs, just different names.
    – ASUS announced a new 360Hz gaming monitor!
    – We’re finally getting 32″ 4K 144Hz IPS gaming monitors, and quite good ones at that, by ASUS (PG32UQX) and Acer (Predator X32). The monitors will feature a Mini LED backlight, G-SYNC Ultimate, and DisplayHDR 1400, and won’t be cheap.
    – Nixeus announced a new 27″ 4K 144Hz gaming monitor with DSC and ‘adaptive’ overdrive
    – MSI and Lenovo announced their monitors based on AUO’s 1080p 240Hz IPS panel.
    – ASUS’ Bezel-Free Kit is now available on Amazon for $109.
    – Apple’s Pro Display XDR 6K monitor is now available for purchase.
    – Plenty of new and exciting monitors have been announced and showcased at CES 2020.
    Click on the links below to learn more about the monitors by their respective manufacturers.
    – Samsung – new 1000R curved gaming monitors such as the Odyssey G9 5120×1440 240Hz ultrawide display
    – MSI – a new 38″ ultrawide monitor with a cutting-edge user interface that includes an extra OLED display
    – LG – new budget 1080p IPS monitors with USB-C (45W power delivery and DP Alt Mode)
    – Lenovo – new monitors for professional use including the Creator Extreme P27 with an 1152-zone Mini LED local dimming implementation 01/03/2020:
    – The LG 38GL950G is now finally up on Amazon for $1,800.
    – Dell announced three new displays to their UltraSharp series aimed at professional designers.
  • December 2019:
    – The MSI MAG272QR 1440p 165Hz flat-screen VA gaming monitor with 1ms MPRT and FreeSync is now available on Amazon for $350.
    – The Aorus FI27Q (non -P version) is now up on Amazon for $600. Keep in mind that this monitor uses the same panel as the ~$300 ViewSonic VX2758-2KP, so make sure you check it out as well.
    – All the way back at CES 2018, ASUS showcased the ROG Bezel-Free kit that would make the gaps between multi-monitor setups appear more ‘transparent’. There weren’t any updates regarding this until now as the kit has actually appeared on Amazon. For more info, click here.
    – Updated the table for Innolux’s IPS panels. There’s a lot more information about the previously announced panels including their availability. In addition, there are plenty of new IPS panels announced including 32″ 1440p 144Hz HDR400/600, 24″ 1080p 165Hz DCI-P3, 27″ 1440p 240Hz HDR600, and more! All new changes are made in bold.
    – The ASUS VG249Q is now available on Amazon. It’s based on the same 24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS panel that’s used in the AOC 24G2 and the Acer VG240YP.
    – LG announced exciting new gaming monitors including the LG 27GN950 4K 144Hz display and the LG 38WN95C 3840×1600 144Hz ultrawide monitor. Both are based on Nano IPS panels with FreeSync, HDR600, 98% DCI-P3 gamut, and 1ms response time speed.
    – The AOC AG493UCX 49″ 5120×1440 120Hz gaming monitor is now available on Amazon.
    – ASUS announced a new gaming monitor, the ASUS VG279QM, with a 27″ 1080p IPS panel and a 280Hz refresh rate (factory-overclocked from native 240Hz). It will also support ELMB-Sync and DisplayHDR 400.
    – Updated the tables for LG’s Nano IPS panelsAUO IPS panels, and AUO VA panels. There are plenty of changes and new panels announced, so click on the links above to jump to the respective table. All new changes are in bold.
    – The MSI MAG272CRX 1080p 240Hz curved gaming monitor with 1ms MPRT is now up on Amazon.
    – Sceptre rolled out an affordable new 35″ 3440×1440 100Hz gaming monitor, the Sceptre C355W-3440UN.
    – Viotek just released the first 22″ gaming monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate! The Viotek GFV22CB is based on a VA panel with 5ms response time, FreeSync, and G-SYNC compatibility according to Viotek. It’s priced at only $130!
    – The AOC CU34G2X 3440×1440 144Hz ultrawide curved gaming monitor with 1ms MPRT, FreeSync, and 91% DCI-P3 gamut is now available on Amazon for only $450.
    – Added the Dell AW2521HF, another newly announced monitor which will be using the 24.5″ 1080p 240Hz IPS panel by AUO.
    – AOC announced the AOC C27G2 1080p 165Hz curved (1500R) gaming monitor with a VA panel, 90% DCI-P3 color gamut, FreeSync, and 1ms MPRT. 
    – BenQ announced a new 34″ 3440×1440 60Hz IPS flat-screen ultrawide monitor called the BenQ PD3420Q based on LG’s Nano IPS panel with 98% DCI-P3 gamut, Delta E ≤ 3 factory-calibration, and USB-C with DP Alt Mode and 65W PD.
  • November 2019:
    – Acer announced the Acer Predator X38 P which will be based on the same Nano IPS panel as LG’s 38GL950G.
    – The ASUS CQ32UQ 4K DiplayHDR 600 console gaming monitor is now up on Amazon.
    – The ViewSonic XG270QG is now up on Amazon.
    – Added more info about the upcoming Acer XV240Y P and the ViewSonic XG2405 24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS models.
    – The ViewSonic XG270 1080p 240Hz 1ms FreeSync gaming monitor is now available on Amazon.
    – Added the ASUS VG252QX, a new 24.5″ 1080p 240Hz IPS model.
    – Added the Philips 392M7C, a newly announced 38.5″ 1920×1080 144Hz gaming monitor.
    – Added the NEC PA311D, a new high-end professional monitor.
    – Added the Acer VG240Y S, a new version of the VG240YP with a slightly higher 165Hz refresh rate.
    – The Acer CP3271K (27″ 4K 144Hz FreeSync HDR400) and the Acer CP7271K (27″ 4K 144Hz G-SYNC Ultimate) ConceptD gaming monitors are now available on Amazon, priced $1,300 and $2,200 respectively.
    – The ASUS TUF VG259Q 24.5″ 1080p 144Hz IPS gaming monitor with 1ms MPRT is now up on Amazon.
    – The Acer Predator CG437K P 43″ 4K 144Hz gaming monitor with DisplayHDR 1000 is now available on Amazon.
    – Added the Nixeus NX-EDG34S 3440×1440 144Hz curved gaming monitor which is now up for pre-order on Amazon for ~$550.
    – The following monitors are now up on Amazon:
    – LG 38GL950G
    – LG 27MD5KL
    – LG 34WN80C
    – ASUS ProArt PA32UCX
    – ASUS ROG Swift PG65UQ
    – AOC revealed the AOC AG273FXE based on the same panel as the AOC 27G2 with all the same specs – plus HDR support.* 10/7/2019: Added a section for Dell’s new monitors and included the Dell UP2720Q with a built-in colorimeter.
    – The AOC CU34G2X 3440×1440 144Hz curved ultrawide monitor with FreeSync and 1ms MPRT has appeared on Amazon as well. To track its availability and price, visit its Amazon page. It should be available in December for around $450.- Added the Samsung U28R550 28″ 4K monitor based on an IPS panel by Innolux with 90% DCI-P3 gamut HDR support, and AMD FreeSync.
    – Added more new gaming monitors by MSI.
  • October 2019:
    – The MSI Omen X 27 is now available on Amazon for $650. It’s one of the first 1440p 240Hz displays available.
    – The LG 27GL83A is now up on Amazon for $380. This model is basically the sRGB gamut version of the 27GL850 1440p 144Hz IPS monitor with the same 1ms GtG response time speed, but no wide DCI-P3 color gamut.
    – Added two new monitors: the ASUS VG249Q and the AOC AG323QCXE.
    – Xiaomi announced their first monitors including a very affordable 34″ 3440×1440 144Hz display.
    – Added more information about the new 27″ 1440p 144Hz IPS displays such as the Razer Raptor and the BenQ EX2780Q.- The Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q-P is now available on Amazon.
    – The Acer XV273X and the Dell Alienware AW2720HF 1080p 240Hz IPS displays are now available on Amazon.- The AOC 24G2 and the AOC 27G2 1080p 144Hz IPS models are now available on Amazon!
    – Included more info about the upcoming Aorus FI27Q and the Aorus FI27Q-P and how they compare to other models based on the same Innolux panel.
    – Added the MSI MAG272RX, a 1080p 240Hz VA panel display with a flat screen and 1ms MPRT.
  • September 2019:
    – The ASUS TUF VG259Q is now up on ASUS’ website.
    – ViewSonic introduced new gaming monitors including the ViewSonic XG270QG which will be based on the same Nano IPS panel as the LG 27GL850. However, it will have a G-SYNC module (maybe ULMB too) and be overclockable to 165Hz. It will also offer premium design with RGB lighting, mouse bungees, and a headphone hook. Naturally, it will be more expensive than LG’s model. It will be priced at $600 while the release date is in November. More info here.
    – Other interesting newly announced monitors include the AOC AG273QCX2 and the ViewSonic XG270QC 27″ 1440p 165Hz curved (1500R) VA gaming monitors with FreeSync 2, 550-nits peak brightness, 90% DCI-P3 color gamut, 3ms (GtG), and 1ms (MPRT). – Three of ASUS’ TUF gaming monitors with ELMB-SYNC are now available on Amazon.
    – There are new 27″ 1440p 144Hz IPS models revealed including the Lenovo Y27Q-20 and Pixio PX7 Prime.
    – The Philips 328E1CA is now available on Amazon for $350.
    – The ASUS PA32UCX Mini-LED monitor is up for pre-order.
    – MSI announced new monitors including a 1200R curved 24″ 1080p 144Hz model and a 30″ 2560×1080 200Hz ultrawide display. – Tables in this article are now mobile-friendly!
    – Acer introduced four new displays to their Nitro XV3 series, all of which will be based on AUO’s IPS panels including 25″ 1080p 144Hz and 25″ 1080p 240Hz 1ms (GtG).
    – ASUS revealed a new monitor called the ASUS ProArt PA32UCG which will be based on a 32″ 4K 120Hz IPS panel with an 1152-zone mini-LED local dimming system for a peak brightness of 1,600-nits.
    – ASUS unveiled a gaming laptop with a 300Hz refresh rate screen.
    – ViewSonic revealed their 24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS gaming monitor, the ViewSonic VX2480-HD-PRO, which uses the same panel as the Acer VG240YP.
    – Acer introduced the Acer VG272 X, a 27″ IPS 1080p gaming monitor with 240Hz, 1ms (GtG), and HDR400.
  • August 2019:
    – The ASUS VG259Q, a 1080p 144Hz IPS gaming monitor based on a 24.5″ IPS panel by AUO, has appeared in China.
    – The ASUS TUF VG32VQ with ELMB-Sync is now available on Amazon.
    – AUO has announced new 65″ and 32″ VA panels with Mini LED backlights.
    – The ASUS XG438Q 4K 120Hz FreeSync 2 HDR (600) display has appeared on Amazon, if you want to track its availability, you can do so here.
    – Added the LG 27GL83A, a 27″ 1440p 144Hz IPS gaming monitor with 1ms GtG and G-SYNC compatibility like the 27GL850 model, but without the wide color gamut, only the standard sRGB.
    – AOC has released a 27″ 1440p 144Hz VA-panel curved gaming monitor with FreeSync and 1ms MPRT for only $280, the AOC CQ27G1.
    – Philips revealed three new Momentum-series displays for console gaming.
    – AOC has announced plenty of new displays that you can check out on this page.
    – Added a few new 27″ 1440p 144Hz IPS gaming monitors including the budget-friendly ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-MHD which is already up for pre-order for only $355.
    – The Acer Nitro VG240YP is now available on Amazon.
    – The LG 27GL850 is now available on Amazon.
    – Added several newly announced monitors. Some of the more interesting ones include the Dell AW2720HF 1080p 240Hz IPS monitor, the ASUS XG27UQ and XG43UQ 4K 144Hz models with DSC, and the HP Omen X27 1440p 240Hz TN display. 
    – Added three more ASUS monitors from the TUF gaming series.
    – The Samsung C27RG5, the first 240Hz monitor with a VA panel, is now available on Amazon.
    – The first 1440p 240Hz monitor, the Lenovo Y27QG, is now available in certain regions.
    – A 30″ 2560×1080 ultrawide gaming monitor with 200Hz is now available by Sceptre.
    – Added more info about the upcoming 24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS gaming monitors by AOC, Philips, and ASUS.
  • July 2019: Added two new 240Hz monitors to the list (the Acer Nitro XF252Q with 0.3ms GtG and FreeSync, and the Acer Predator XN253Q with 0.4ms GtG and G-SYNC) as well as Apple’s new 4K and 5K UltraFine displays by LG: the LG 24MD4KL and the LG 27MD5KL respectively.
    – The Acer Nitro XV273X appears to be the very first 1080p 240Hz desktop gaming monitor with an IPS panel! It will feature a rapid 1ms response time speed, AMD FreeSync, and DisplayHDR 400.
    – The Acer Predator X35 is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
    – The MSI Optix MPG341CQR has appeared on Amazon. It’s the first 3440×1440 144Hz ultrawide gaming monitor with a VA panel.
    – A new 24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS model has surfaced, the Acer Nitro VG240YP.
    – The MSI Optix MAG321CURV is now available on Amazon.
    – Added more information about the ASUS PA32UCX.
  • June 2019: Added panel development plans by Innolux.
    – Just like the LG 27GL850, LG’s new 38″ ultrawide display based on the next-generation IPS technology, the LG 38GL950G, will have a 1ms (GtG) response time speed.
    – Samsung announced their first 240Hz model, the Samsung C27RG50. It will also be the first 240Hz monitor that’s based on a curved VA panel. Other specs include 1080p resolution, FreeSync with G-SYNC compatibility, and a 4ms response time speed. It should be released in July and it will be available for just under $400.
    – More information about the LG 27GL850 is now available. It will be the first IPS panel with a 1ms (GtG) response time speed.
    – The Samsung C49RG9 is now available on Amazon.
    – Added Apple’s new 6K (6016 x 3384) display dubbed as the Apple Pro Display XDR. It’s a 32″ IPS monitor with 576-zone FALD, 1600-nit peak brightness, Thunderbolt 3, and a $5,000 price tag – and that’s without the stand!
    – Cooler Master announced their first two gaming monitors, the Cooler Master GM219-30 30″ 2560×1080 200Hz gaming monitor with FreeSync and HDR, and the Cooler Master GM219-35 35″ 3440×1440 120Hz FreeSync 2 HDR display. Both ultrawide VA-panel curved gaming monitors will be released in Q4 2019 with $399 and $999 MSRP respectively. Other known specs include height-adjustable stands and 1ms MPRT.
  • May 2019: AUO announced several new panels including 32″ 4K 144Hz and 1440p 240Hz IPS models as well as 240Hz VA panels.
    – Added the MSI Optix MPG341CQR, the LG 27GL850, and the ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQX to the list. Also added a new heading where we’ll keep track of new monitors. Added two ASUS TUF gaming monitors with ELMB-Sync (simultaneous VRR and backlight strobing) and a 17″ 240Hz IPS portable monitor, the ASUS ROG Strix XG17.
  • April 2019: AOC has announced a new G2 series of gaming monitors which consists of four IPS models including the very first 24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS model to be announced!
    – Added four monitors from the new Acer ConceptD series: Acer CP3271K (27″ 4K 144Hz model), Acer CP3271U (27″ 1440p 144Hz HDR400), Acer CP7271K (27″ 4K 144Hz G-SYNC Ultimate), Acer CM7321K (32″ 4K mini-LED).
    – The Acer Predator CG437K has been announced. It’s dubbed as LFGD (Larger Format Gaming Display), similar to the 65″ BFGDs (Big Format Gaming Display). It won’t have FALD nor G-SYNC as previously speculated though. Instead, this 43″ 4K 144Hz gaming monitor offers FreeSync and DisplayHDR 1000 with edge-lit local dimming, so it’s priced significantly lower as well ($1,300 vs $5,000 BFGD).
    – We finally have more information about the long-awaited 35″ 3440×1440 200Hz G-SYNC HDR ultrawide displays with 512-zone FALD. The AOC AGON AG353UCG should be available in June (or October at the latest) 2019 with an estimated price tag of $2,000 – $2,500.
    – Changed the release dates to Q2 2019 for the monitors not released in Q1 2019 as scheduled. Hopefully, they won’t get abandoned. Some displays did get released which are now marked as ‘now available‘ in the tables below.
  • January 2019: Added the Samsung CRG9, the Samsung UR59C, and the LG 27GL850G.
    Also added the Lenovo Legion Y27GQ (27″ 1440p 240Hz AUO panel), Lenovo Legion Y44W (43″ 3840×1200 144Hz FreeSync2 HDR VA panel), and the ASUS XG438Q (43″ 4K 120Hz AUO panel).
    The HP Omen X 65 Emperium BFGD is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
  • December 2018: Added the LG 49WL95 49″ 5120×1440 display and the LG 38GL950G 3840×1600 144Hz G-SYNC gaming monitor (LG IPS models).
  • November 2018: Updated the article. Some release dates have been pushed back, some of them due to certain panel changes.
    Also, new panels have been announced. The most interesting new panels include the 27″ 1440p 165Hz 1ms (GtG) IPS and 1080p 240Hz 1ms (GtG) IPS models by LG as well as the 25″ and 27″ 144Hz/240Hz IPS models by AUO.
  • October 2018: Added the Dell U49149W (LG IPS panel).

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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.