Samsung has unveiled a new 27-inch display that is made specifically with gamers in mind. 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.
Either way, if you've been waiting for a 24″ 1080p 144Hz IPS monitor for a while, you should keep an eye on the upcoming gaming monitors which will be based on a 24.5″ 1080p 144Hz IPS panel by AU Optronics that should have a faster response time speed.
The Acer Predator X27 is the kind of monitor that will only be appealing to true hardcore enthusiasts who are capable and willing to spend several thousand dollars on a 144 Hz 4K gaming monitor and a PC capable of making the most out of its capabilities.
This proprietary technology of Nvidia's is compatible with nearly all of their gaming-oriented graphics cards, so if you own one - and chances are you do - a proper G-Sync monitor will ensure a stutter-free gaming experience and animations as smooth as butter.
Well, a monitor's refresh rate is equal to the maximum number of frames that the monitor can display per second, so if you want higher FPS 240Hz monitor and all the benefits that it brings, i.e. smoother animations and reduced motion blur, a high refresh rate should be your top priority.
In the penultimate section, we will be taking a look at ultrawide gaming monitors As the name so obviously suggests, these monitors pack a display surface quite wider than that of a regular widescreen, boasting an aspect ratio of 21:9 instead of the standard 16:9.
Nvidia G-Sync - After several FreeSync monitor, we come to the first G-Sync one. It is slightly smaller than AOC's slightly cheaper offering at 25 inches, and it boasts an excellent IPS panel that truly brings colors to life, although it only supports refresh rates of up to 60 Hz and has a response time of 4ms.
The 27″ monitor seems reasonably priced, considering it offers a 240Hz refresh rate and G-SYNC support. With its enormous curved screen, the vibrant IPS display, and the 144 Hz refresh rate, it is truly a superb gaming monitor. It will also feature AMD FreeSync and HDR support with VESA's entry-level DisplayHDR 400 certification indicating true 8-bit color depth (without dithering) and a peak brightness of at least 400-nits.
One example is the BenQ EL2870U, a 28-inch 4K monitor that boasts a rapid 1ms response time, FreeSync from 40 to 60Hz (which can be used on the Xbox One X) and even nominal HDR support. The new curved monitor comes with a 240Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility.
This new 240 Hz monitor is essentially the 27″ 240Hz equivalent of the existing 144 Hz C24RG5. The CRG5 features a curved, 27-inch 1920x1080 VA panel with wide viewing angles. At CES 2017, AMD announced an enhanced version of FreeSync, FreeSync 2, and higher-end monitors have been transitioning to it since 2018.
This is Samsung's first 240 Hz monitor, but it probably won't be the last. I'm still on all 60hz displays for now, so I'd personally rather have 4k and FALD than refresh rates higher than 144hz, but some people will no doubt prefer this. Unlike the older LG 22MD4K with a 21.5″ screen and 4096×2304 resolution (218 PPI), the new 4K UltraFine model will feature a slightly bigger 23.7″ screen but the lower 4K UHD resolution with 3840×2160 pixels (186 PPI).