Finding a good gaming monitor while keeping the quality/price ratio under control is not a simple undertaking: compared to the panels equipped on televisions, which aim for ever wider diagonals and which bring some technological advances every year, the desktop counterparts they lived a long period of stagnation by virtue of much higher production and, consequently, retail costs.
During the current year, we have finally witnessed the wildfire expansion of technologies long awaited by gamers, who can now enjoy OLED, QD-OLED and Mini-LED able to return very high frequency responses in the face of light peaks and noteworthy image quality, not to mention the much talked about HDMI 2.1, which has now become a standard even on these devices.
Playing by squeezing all the fps granted by modern video cards in the presence of true HDR is finally a real possibility. Mind you, prices are still high, especially when compared to those of the TV market, but in general there has been a decline and in the coming years the level specifications will become increasingly accessible.
Below you will find our picks on best gaming monitors released in 2022based on performance and technical characteristics: enjoy reading!
Alienware 34 QD-OLED
We could only start with one of the best proposals of the current year: theAlienware 34 it’s a gaming monitor ultrawide curved equipped with QD-OLED panel, a technology that blends the high color rendering of the Quantum Dot filter with the very deep blacks of organic diodes.
The QHD resolution of 3440×1440 pixels and the refresh rate of up to 175 Hz are accompanied by brightness peaks that reach 1000 nits and which allow the display to grab a certification Vesa DisplayHDR True Black 400with response times of 0.1 ms.
The mix of these characteristics allows the monitor to shine not only in responsiveness but above all in the image quality: faithful colours, realistic contrasts and a level of definition that has nothing to envy from the best televisions.
The Alienware 34 features an instantly recognizable futuristic design with a snug 1800R curvature and, of course, the full support for NVIDIA G-Sync. List price of Alienware 34 QD-OLED is 1,334 euros.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G7
Samsung’s Odyssey range has now conquered the desktops of many gamers and in the 2022 version it brings the Quantum Matrix Technology finally at more “humane” prices. The Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 it is equipped with a 32-inch display with 1,196-zone Mini-LED lighting and 12-bit luminance control. The concrete advantages are immediately apparent: deep contrasts, certified high brightness Quantum HDR 2000 and remarkable image accuracy.
Ultra HD resolution, up to 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and support for AMD FreeSync Premium Pro complete the picture of a monitor at the top of the segment.
The design maintains the tradition of the range while the provision of HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4 ports make it the ideal companion for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X. The Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 is on sale from 1,165 euros.
Among the protagonists of the year, a great classic could not be missing: LG’s UltraGear series is a solid certainty and finds worthy representation in the 27-inch model with Nano IPS technology.
The new LG 27GN950 it comes with a 4K flat panel, refresh rate up to 144Hz and response times of 1ms, with a 10-bit color depth and Vesa DisplayHDR 600 certification.
The qualities of this monitor go almost everywhere: high color fidelity, wide viewing angle, very fast response even at high resolutions, high contrasts and good HDR.
Native support for AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and compatibility with NVIDIA G-Sync via DisplayPort 1.4 turn a blind eye to the lack of HDMI 2.1 ports. Minimal design, solid construction, level technical characteristics: few frills and a lot of substance: the LG 27GN950 starts from 769 euros.
Sony INZONE M9
One of the most welcome news of this 2022 sees Sony’s straight leg entry into the market of peripherals dedicated to PC gaming. The newborn INZONE line aims to conquer the hearts of desktop gamers, winking at the owners of the proprietary PlayStation 5 console.
In particular, the Sony INZONE M9 is a gaming monitor with 27” diagonal and IPS technology with backlighting Full Array Local Dimmingwhich allows it to reach good brightness peaks complete with Vesa DisplayHDR 600 certification.
The 4K resolution and the refresh rate up to 144Hz they pair with the native support for NVIDIA G-Sync and return a responsive monitor with an image quality at the top of the category, also thanks to the many control areas available on the panel.
Support for the HDMI 2.1 standard could not be missing, which in this case is accompanied by a feature dedicated to PS5: the monitor, in fact, recognizes the home console and thanks to theAuto HDR Tone Mapping provides ad hoc calibration of the color gamut that makes the images on the screen shine. To find out more, we suggest you take a look at ours Sony INZONE M9 review: it costs a lot but if you tend to go back and forth between PC and console it could become an inseparable companion. It starts from 1,099 Euros.
Asus ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ
Monitor, TV or both? When we are faced with unusual dimensions such as those of the ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ the doubt arises spontaneously and the comparisons with i best OLED TVs for gaming they are almost automatic.
The giant of Republic of Gamers is a fully armed gaming monitor featuring a 4K resolution OLED panel, refresh rate up to 138Hz when overclocked1ms response time, native 10-bit color depth, HDR1000, support for NVIDIA G-Sync, DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.1.
Viewing it on a desk offers a unique eye-catcher, but the image quality and color accuracy will impress even more. The dissipation system designed by Asus prevents any overheating problem and safeguards the longevity of the organic diodes.
Whether you’re in your studio or comfortably spread out in your living room, the Asus ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ is among the best gaming monitors for PCs and consoles. The price is 1,599 euros.