Some interesting market analysis has been completed recently by new tech site levvvel.com in relation to the gaming monitor market. They looked at a total of 276 current/coming soon gaming monitors with a refresh rate of 144Hz or more to understand some of the trends and patterns in this space.
We have provided a summary of some of the key call-outs and interesting notes from that analysis below, but would encourage you to read the full article for more information.
Variable Refresh Rates
- There are far more FreeSync monitors available than there are G-Sync monitors (65% vs 17%)
- Perhaps unsurprisingly 91.3% of the gaming monitors analysed had some kind of variable refresh rate (VRR) support.
- FreeSync 2 and G-sync Ultimate have a much smaller share at only 5.8% and 3.3% respectively. Perhaps not surprising for the very top end and expensive G-sync Ultimate, but it’s a shame that more FreeSync screens don’t carry the more stringent certification processes of the FreeSync 2 scheme right now. FreeSync performance can be pretty variable.
Screen size and type
- The most popular screen size available is 27 inches, accounting for 45% of all available options. 24″/24.5″ sized screens are the second most popular at 32%.
- 1080p and 1440p are the most produced resolution displays by far accounting for 53% and 35% of all screens respectively.
- There are plenty of varying pixel density options out there. 109 PPI is the most popular, 163 PPI is the highest, while 68 PPI is the worst.
- TN Film (40%) and VA (45%) panel technologies overshadow IPS panels by a long shot (14%).
- 144Hz dominates the high refresh rate monitor scene, accounting for 74%. 240Hz only accounts for ~12% of all gaming monitors but this is a growing segment and we would expect to see the share increase in coming years.
- Acer has the most high refresh rate gaming monitors to choose from (55). Asus (33) and AOC (32) follow.