The only thing more exciting than PC gaming is professional PC gaming. And with the wide array of PC games that currently exist, there is no better time to immerse yourself into PC gaming. But before you do, there are a couple of things you will need, one of which is a premium monitor. And while premium monitors do not come cheap, they are worth every penny spent on them. Especially since a premium display is likely to serve you for a very long time. Below is a list of five of the best premium monitors for professional gaming that money can buy.
Marketed as a video enjoyment monitor by BenQ, the EX3501R is a fantastic screen that combines the power of HDR with ultra-wide viewing angle. This 35-inch display is one of the first gaming monitors to have HDR. And with a 3440 x 1440 resolution and an aspect ratio of 21:9 it really does live up to its video enjoyment monitor tag. Thus, despite its price tag, it is well worth the money and this becomes evident the first time you launch a HDR enabled game.
The Asus ROG Swift
The Asus ROG Swift marks a significant breakthrough in monitor technology. It combines the color vibrancy and viewing angles of an IPS screen and the fast refresh rate of a TN panel. The 27-inch ROG swift has a balanced resolution of 2560 x 1440. This means that it has more pixels than a 1080 p panel but will not burden a good GPU like a 4K panel. More importantly, it is capable of higher than 60Hz refresh rates, something most 4K displays are incapable of. If you are a fan of NVidia, you will be pleased to learn that it also comes with the NVidia G-sync.
The Alienware AW3418DW
Another display that offers the best of both worlds is the Alienware AW3418DW. The latter comes with the vibrancy that only a 21:9 aspect ratio screen can offer. In addition to this, the display has an impressively fast response time of 4ms. In regards to the refresh rate, this Alienware offering does not disappoint as it is capable of 120 Hz refresh rates. It is a 34-inch display with a 3440 x1440 resolution. The only downside of this display is its hefty price tag.
The Acer XR382CQK
The Acer XR382CQK is an almost bezeless 38-inch curved monitor with a 24:10 aspect ratio. Being an IPS monitor, the colors on this display look great and the added aspect ratio improves the viewing angles. It comes with the Freesync technology that guarantees a refresh rate of up to 75Hz. additionally, in spite of it being an IPS panel, it is capable of a decent 5ms response time.
The AOC Agon
Another fantastic screen that features Nvidia’s tested and proved G-sync technology is the AOC Agon. The display boasts an impressive 3440×1440 resolution and a standard 21:9 aspect ratio. And despite it being large it features a fantastic response rate of 4ms. Everything about this display feels and looks very well made, the only downside is that it is rather bulky.
Just because a display costs thousands of dollars does not make it the best. Some of the priciest monitors out there are also some of the worst for gaming. Therefore, it is important to settle on a monitor that will not be a burden on your GPU. The above-reviewed monitors deliver good performance without being a burden on your GPU.