6 Things to Look For Before Buying A Gaming Monitor

Computer gaming is an addiction, and also, the most refreshing treat to rejuvenate to spare time. So if you are a hardcore digital gamer, love to spend your free time playing different types of digital games, you just need a good gaming monitor to have a wonderful gaming experience. But how choose the best one among the hundreds of available monitor options?

So here we have put down some important things you should consider before buying a gaming monitor

1. Resolution

The picture quality of monitors is highly dependent on the resolution which means the higher pixel count which in return provide better visual detail and superior image clarity. Gaming monitors can have the following resolution.

1080p (Full HD)

1440p (QHD/2K)

2160p (UHD/4K)

The higher the resolution you choose, the better the picture quality you get. But before considering the resolution, consider your GPU system and also the hardware limitations of the system.

2. Refresh Rate

A refresh rate in monitor is measured in Hertz (Hz) which means that how many times your monitor can refresh the image being displayed in per second. It also ascertains, how many frames your monitor can display per second. Monitors available in the market can have the following refresh rates.

  • 60Hz

  • 144Hz

  • 240Hz

However, before you decide to have the higher version like 144Hz or 24Hz monitor, make sure that your graphic is technically able to run the games you want at such high frame rates.

3. The panel technology

Today, all the monitors basically rely on two types of techniques

  • TN (twisted nematic)

  • IPS (in-plane switching)

Still confused? Ok, let us help you make it simpler for you. IPS panels provide better all around visual quality including the more vibrant and accurate color production as well as the better viewing angles.

4. Response Time

The factor of response time is not just important for monitors but for all the screen based devices. Pixel response is measured in milliseconds (ms) that determines how much time your screen takes to switch from one side to another. The lower response time provides the smoother camera moments while the higher response time results in blur motion.

5. Screen Size

Generally, you can't get too many big screens on the monitor but too much small screens can ruin the gaming experience. Today you can find 21 inches and 27 inches of screen sizes, providing the perfect balance of viewing comfort and picture quality. Anything higher between the given sizes can help you play the games from distance.

6. Choosing connectors

The modern aged gaming monitors have different types of inputs and outputs like Display Port 1.4 (which is a perfect choice for the transfer of video and audio from the PC). Another one is HDMI 1.4/2.0 ( it doesn't support the refresh rates. It's only viable for the mid-range solutions). The last type of connector is 5MM Audio out, which is the most common one and rather convenient to connect with the headphones and speakers.

Shop Today!


Published by Joe Pirest


Reply heres...

Login / Sign up for adding comments.