The 10 Best Gaming Monitors

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We spent 24 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Even the newest six-core processor and the beefiest DDR5 GPU are no good without the right screen to display the fruits of their computations. Gaming monitors are set apart from standard ones (and TVs) by their rock-bottom gray-to-gray timing, minimal overall input lag, and frame-rate syncing effects. We've gathered the best options to take full advantage of any PC, and do so on any budget. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best gaming monitor on Amazon.

10. BenQ GW2780

9. LG 38WK95C-W

8. Samsung CHG90

7. AOC VU8

6. Alienware AW3418

5. BenQ Zowie XL2546

4. Asus PG279Q

3. Acer XR382CQK

2. BenQ EX3501

1. MSI Optix

Christopher Thomas
Last updated on July 18, 2018 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.

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