How to choose the right gaming monitor? Here’s the ultimate buying guide

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PC gamers are a dying breed, with more people opting for PUBG mobile rather than the real PUBG. What is even sadder is people playing mobile PUBG on their PCs. But there are still a lot of dedicated gamers out there who swear by the PC Master race or even console players for that matter. So, this list is for all the PC gamers, a guide to choosing the right gaming monitor for your setup.

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It’s 2018 and we’ve got 8k monitors up for grabs. But not everyone can afford one nor are their GPUs capable of handling them. So, choose a monitor, or rather the resolution of the monitor according to your GPU. If you own a GPU that’s below a GTX1060, get a 1080p monitor. For 1070 and above, you can still opt for a 1080p display but try for a higher refresh rate.Gaming monitor MSI

As for 4k gaming, at least make sure it has a GTX1080Ti. If you bought the RTX series from Nvidia, then the RTX2070 performs more or less like the GTX1080. The RTX2080 is similar to the GTX 1080Ti, and finally, the RTX2080Ti is in a league of its own. All these comparisons only work if you do not factor in their real-time ray tracing features.

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As for AMD users, the RX Vega 64 is the closest when it comes to performance with the 1080Ti. More so, it’s comparable to the GTX1080, if a bit slower. The RX Vega 56 is a close match to the GTX1070. The bottom of the line GTX1060 matches its performance with the RX 580/870, but all NVidia counterparts are just better in my 49 qled gaming monitor

Once you decide on the resolution and the refresh rates, you can then go on to their color reproduction. Anything from 70% sRBG color coverage or above should do just fine. The more important number here is the response rate. If the monitor says gaming, it probably has a low latency, so anything below 10ms should be fine as well (lower the better).

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Either way, the more you pay, the better you get any way you look at it. You can also look out for G-Sync (Nvidia users) or FreeSync (AMD), which will help a lot with tearing. If you have more money to spend, then start thinking about bigger panels, ultra wides or curved monitors. Here are a few Monitors I found on Daraz that should be worth a look:

ASUS VG278Q Full HD Gaming Monitor 27.0″ 27″ 1080p (1920×1080) TN panel
144Hz refresh rate
72% NTSC
400 nits of brightness
1ms GTG response rate
MSI G27C2 27” Curved 1080p Full HD Gaming Monitor 1ms response rate
27″ 1080p (1920×1080) VA panel Curved
144Hz refresh rate
85% NTSC
300 nits of brightness
BenQ RL2455HM 24″ LED Gaming Monitor 24″ 1080p (1920×1080) TN panel (16:9 display)
60Hz refresh rate
1ms GTG response rate
Dell SE2417HG 24″ Gaming Monitor 24″ 1080p (1920×1080) TN panel (16:9 display)
60Hz refresh rate
300nits brightness
2ms GTG response rate