Philips 329M1RV with 32″ IPS Panel, 4K Resolution and 144Hz Refresh Rate Details Emerge

Details of a new screen from Philips have appeared on Chinese retailer taobao. The 329M1RV is a 32″ sized screen offering a 3840 x 2160 “4K” resolution ‘Fast IPS’ technology panel along with a 144Hz refresh rate. This would represent one of the options in the long-anticipated 4K @144Hz displays in larger sizes than the current 27″ models available. It uses adaptive sync to support VRR from both NVIDIA and AMD systems.

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Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q-X with 1440p IPS Panel and 240Hz Refresh Rate

Gigabyte have released in some regions a new model in their gaming display lineup. The Aorus FI27Q-X is 27″ in size and boasts a 2560 x 1440 resolution IPS-type panel combined with a 240Hz refresh rate. The screen also offers a 0.3ms MPRT advertised response time spec thanks to a blur reduction mode and a wide colour gamut covering 93% DCI-P3. The screen uses adaptive sync for VRR from both NVIDIA and AMD systems.

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Asus TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B with 34″ VA panel, 165Hz Refresh Rate and Variable Overdrive

Asus have quietly released details of a new monitor in their TUF Gaming series on their website. The VG34VQL1B is 34″ in size and offers an ultrawide VA panel with a 3440 x 1440 resolution, overclocked 165Hz refresh rate (144Hz native), adaptive-sync support and a 1ms MPRT spec with their Extreme Low Motion Blur (ELMB) technology being used. Variable refresh rates are available from both compatible NVIDIA and AMD systems. It has been certified under AMD’s ‘FreeSync Premium’ scheme as well.

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AOC AGON AG493UCX with 49″ Ultrawide VA Panel, 5120 x 1440 and 120Hz Refresh Rate

This article was originally published 29 November 2019

AOC have released a new gaming monitor in their popular AGON series. The AG493UCX is a massive curved (1800R) 49″ ultrawide screen with a 5120 x 1440 resolution, the same as two 27″ 2560 x 1440 monitors joined side by side. The screen uses a VA technology panel and boasts a 1ms MPRT spec, 120Hz refresh rate and adaptive-sync support for VRR from both AMD and NVIDIA systems.

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AOC Porsche Design AGON PD27 Monitor with 27″ Curved VA Panel and 240Hz

Prestige car manufacturer Porsche have teamed up with AOC to create the first ever Porsche Design AOC AGON gaming monitor. The 27” PD27 according to the press release “provides an experience similar to driving a race car: high octane specifications (27” QHD panel, 240 Hz refresh rate, 0.5 ms MPRT), a sleek, eye-catching, racing-influenced design and a wide range of functionalities to be utilized both on a daily basis and during long gaming sessions. Even before the official launch, the impressive design of this new monitor was honoured with the Red Dot Award 2020.”

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LG to Release New Firmware for 27GN950 with Several Major Updates and Bug Fixes

During the course of our current testing of the LG 27GN950 we came across a couple of issues, some of which had also been flagged to us by existing screen owners. We have fed these bugs back to LG this week and received an update from their product team with the excellent news that a new firmware will be released very soon to address the bugs, and provide another significant update as well. We’ve had the chance to test this new firmware as well this week as part of our forthcoming review.

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Dell Alienware AW2721D and AW3821DW More Specs, Information and G-sync Ultimate Discussion

Over the last couple of months some early information has appeared online about a couple of new models planned in Dell’s popular Alienware line-up for high end gaming. The new 27″ AW2721D and 37.5″ ultrawide AW3821DW displays. This was followed more recently by a pretty vague press release, although we at least got sight of expected release dates and pricing. We have searched around to provide the latest information, specs and details we can get our hands on in this news piece and we also want to discuss the NVIDIA G-sync Ultimate certification that Dell are heavily promoting in more detail.

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Recommended Gaming Monitors 2021

Last checked and updated 16 April 2021

We get asked all the time for advice on which monitors to buy: What’s the best gaming screen of X size and type? What’s the best ultrawide monitor for gaming? What’s the best HDR gaming display?…We thought we would try and get a list of our recommendations all in one place with key information, links to reviews or news articles (where available) and links to check pricing and buy the screen from large regional retailers.

This list is not exhaustive by any means, and I’m sure we will have missed some popular displays, but is designed to help you narrow down your selection to some of the most popular and highly regarded displays in each category. We’ve not reviewed all of these screens as we just don’t have the time sadly, but we have included those that get strong reviews and user reports elsewhere. Pricing will of course come in to consideration so we’ve tried to include a range of options where we can.

Models are listed alphabetically within each section, not in any order of preference (apart from those which are listed as “featured” which we recommend most highly).

If you spot any errors, broken links or have suggestions on other models we should consider adding please get in touch.


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