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An Nvidia GeForce GPU is one of the best you can get when it comes to gaming. If you want an immersive gaming experience, then this should be the GPU of your choice. However, if you want to get the most out of your gaming experience, then you should pick other good PC parts too. For a GeForce GPU, the best compliment has to be a G Sync Monitor.
G-Sync Tech is Nvidia’s frame synchronization technology. It improves your monitor’s refresh rate which in turn makes your gaming experience all the better. There are many monitors that come with G-Sync technology and all you really need to do is pick which one suits you best. Here’s a look at the 6 best G-Sync monitors out there.
When it comes to amazing PC parts, you can never go wrong with the Asus ROG line. When it comes to the best G-Sync monitor right now, the Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX takes the crown for many reasons. The Asus PG32UQX is a budget design that combines IPS, Mini-LEDs, and Quantum Dots to create one of the best G-Sync monitors out there. The FALD design is arguably one of the best ways to create high contrast on the LCD, and the more zones it has, the better. Mini LEDs are significantly smaller than traditional LEDs. This means that you can place more LEDs behind the screen to reach more zones. Combining it with a quantum dot panel, the monitor provides maximum contrast and color gamut. It’s easy to think that the Asus PG32UQX is similar to the Asus ProArt PA32UCX monitor. However, it’s an upgrade to that version which is well worth buying. In fact, the ROG Swift makes use of the AU Optronics panel that’s used for the Asus’s ProArt flagship. Thanks to this major upgrade, there’s a considerably larger color gamut. Additionally, there’s a 144 Hz refresh rate that comes with the G-Sync monitor. Dolby Vision is less commonly used in games but is becoming more common in streaming content from 4K Blu-ray, Netflix, and other major streaming services that you can find online. Unfortunately, the incredible image quality of the PG32UQX is not fully utilized in all formats currently in use. When it comes to quality of display, this is one of the best G-Sync monitors that you can buy right now. It’s easy to see why people are such big fans of Asus ROG. For a complete gaming experience, this might just be the perfect monitor for you.
Another mainstay when it comes to amazing gaming components is none other than Alienware. As they’re one of the top names in gaming, it’s not surprising that they have an amazing G-Sync monitor as well. That’s what the Alienware 34 QD-OLED is for. This monitor is not perfect; however, it is definitely a lot better than LCD-based monitors, and using it is really thrilling. In many respects, this is not really a radical statement. The 34-inch 21: 9 proportions, smooth 1800R curves, and 3,440 x 1,440 native resolution are all fairly common if you check the competition in the market. The same is true for a 175 Hz refresh rate. This new OLED panel is fine, but it has a much higher refresh rate than most LCD screens available. And it’s not just OLED kits. Many OLED TVs, including the LG set, which is very popular with gamers, use the WRGB subpixel substructure to increase brightness at the expense of desaturation. WRGB can also be a problem for some games and applications that employ an RGB subpixel structure for fine-tuning rendering, including fonts. This issue has little to do with the game. But the bottom line is that the WRGB OLED panel has its drawbacks. So this new Alienware is twice as exciting. This is not only OLED but also Samsung’s latest QD-OLED technology, which combines ideal RGB technology along with quantum dot technology. This delivers both excellent saturation and brighter panels. Final result? Alienware claims both 99.3% coverage of the demanding DCIP3 color space and 1,000 nits of brightness, which can only be achieved on a small part of the panel. Unlike LCD monitors that claim HDR functionality, this OLED screen requires HDR mode to do its job. The same is true for SDR content. Alienware offers two HDR modes right now. These are HDR 400 True Black and the other, impressive, HDR Peak 1000. The latter achieves a brightness of up to 1,000 knits in a small area of the panel, but in practice, it is almost always dull and punchless.
LG isn’t one of the names that you’d immediately think of when it comes to gaming components. Don’t be fooled though. It’s still a tech brand that delivers amazing products. If you’re looking for an LG G-Sync monitor, that has to be the LG27GN950-B. The LG UltraGear 27GN950 is, frankly, a great gaming panel, but it’s not without its flaws. The 27GN950 supports HDR, as well as local dimming. Additionally, it is fully VESA Display HDR600 certified. LG proudly advertises that the 27GN950 Nano IPS panel offers a response time of 1 ms. However, this claim has various warnings about the GTG response profile in question and applies only if the monitor is in its best overdrive modes. This 1 ms response can be limited, but LG’s Nano IPS panel is still the fastest in the IPS sector. In addition, with a very impressive 98% coverage of 10-bit color and DCIP 3 color space, the 27GN950 is a true, high fidelity monitor. LG believes it is good for content creation just as it is for games. The specifications certainly support this claim. And thanks to support for display stream compression, you can achieve this full-color accuracy with a refresh rate of 144 Hz and a native resolution of 3840 x 2160. Dive into the game and it’s just as impressive. You won’t get tired of the smoothness of 144 Hz, but it’s pretty special when combined with the insanely sharp details that come with the 4K pixel grid. Of course, the catch is that to get the most out of 144 Hz refresh at 4K, you’ll need a pretty good GPU, but with the release of a series of new graphics cards from both NVIDIA, this is a bit more realistic.
MSI has proven itself to be another good brand when it comes to gaming. While their laptops are certainly top of the line. they also create some amazing monitors too. The best they have right now is the MSI Optix MPG321UR. The MPG321URQD is a 27-inch monitor with a superb UHD resolution which means it has 3840 x 2160 pixels. On top of that, the monitor has a refresh rate of 144 Hz. As already mentioned, it is built around the QDIPS panel. Quantum Dot, like many before, is the latest buzzword for displays that first appeared on HDTVs and is now pervading the monitor market. QD technology involves a thin layer of fine particles that help improve the color accuracy, as well as the brightness of any type of panel applied. This is a great monitor that is significantly improved over the 2019 Alienware 55 OLED without QD. The monitors from both MSI and Alienware have the “QD” line, so you may need to make a head-to-head comparison. However, you should still always consider the underlying panel type when making the comparison. If you need the ultra-high contrast between the deepest blacks and OLED technology, adding QD to your IPS panel is not enough. Conversely, when you need the superior gaming performance that became known on many Rapid IPS and Fast IPS displays last year, quantum dot technology magically makes the displayed pixels faster (or slower). It just makes the game look better. Looking at the design of the Optix, you’ll be amazed at the improvements MSI has made to premium monitors over the last few years. Displays like the 2019 MSIMP G341CQR were winners at the time, but the company’s build quality was a weakness. The situation has been tough since then, and it’s nice to have a metal badge on the back. This shows that MSI is a winner when it comes to both aesthetics and performance.
Corsair is one of the emerging brands for PC parts, and it’s easy to see why people are so in love with this manufacturer. They’ve dabbled and created some amazing monitors already. The best in our opinion is the Corsair Xeneon 32QHD165. The Corsair Xeneon 32QHD165 is based on the 1440p native resolution premium 32-inch IPS panel along with a 165Hz refresh and response rates of 1 ms. Not bad, but perhaps nothing special considering that the fastest 1440p IPS panels are clocked at 240 Hz and 1 ms gray-to-gray. The same is true for HDR support for the Xeneon. This is a VESA Display HDR 400 certified panel. That means it comes with a maximum brightness of 440 nits and is entry-level in terms of HDR performance. In particular, there is no local dimming and the static contrast rating of the panel is relatively normal at 1,000:1. More striking than that is the claim of 98% coverage of the DCIP3 color space, making this one of the most accurate panels. This may be the result of the use of quantum dot technology to improve the quality of Xeneon’s LED backlights. For inputs, the predictable bits include two HDMI 2.0 ports and one DisplayPort 1.4 socket interface. Even more innovative is the powered USB Type C interface for single-cable connections, which allows your laptop to power the display and charge it at the same time. The downside is that the charging power is limited to only 15W. This is barely enough for an ultra-portable laptop, not to mention one designed for gaming. From the get-go, the Corsair Xeneon32QHD165 gives a strong first impression. It’s lively, punchy, and clearly very well tuned with accurate, natural colors. It’s also fast. Sure, cranking a user-configurable pixel overdrive to the fastest setting will give you a clipping tip, but putting it back in the notch will please most gamers, including those who are serious about esports.
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