If you’re a gamer who depends on Nvidia for graphics, then G-Sync is probably high on your priority list. This monitor technology includes a specialized chip that helps the monitor get in sync with your Nvidia video card and avoid screen tearing. After reviewing more than 100 of the latest monitors on the market, we’re ready to make some top recommendations, starting with the Acer Predator XB3, which combines the best attributes of Predator monitors with great G-Sync tech.
It’s not the only great G-Sync monitor out there though. If the Predator doesn’t do it for you, check out our other recommendations below.
Not concerned about G-Sync? Here are some other great gaming monitors.
Acer Predator XB3
The best 4K G-Sync monitor
Acer’s Predator models are already great for gaming: Adding G-Sync and HDR support to this 4K model only makes it better. The 27-inch monitor has an excellent quantum dot screen with good color accuracy and amazing brightness levels thanks to the effective HDR. The refresh rate is also noteworthy, starting at 120Hz and if you use DisplayPort, overclockable to 144Hz. The response time a healthy 4ms – more than fast enough for most gamers. You also get the many Predator customization options for various gaming modes (action, sports, racing, etc.) and the ability to adjust color and other settings as you please.
We did have some issues with the design: The on-board controls for the monitor are in the back and a little difficult to use, especially once you have the screen positioned the way you like. The ports — including HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-A 3.0 and USB-B — are well hidden but also difficult to access. As a result, setting this monitor up may take a little bit longer. But the excellent display makes it all worthwhile!
Asus ROG Swift PG279Q
The best 1440p G-Sync monitor
If you don’t mind spending a bit more for a high-quality display, this 27-inch ROG Swift model is one of the priciest on our list, but also one of the top displays available. It provides a WQHD IPS screen with a native 165Hz refresh rate and LED backlighting.
Built-in software includes flicker free and blue light filter options. The Swift models also have excellent tilt, swivel, pivot, height and mounting options. Both HDMI and DisplayPort ports are available. The ROG Swifts come in a variety of sizes and resolutions, but again we think that this model offers the best possible result for general use and gaming.
Dell Gaming Monitor 24-inch
The best budget G-Sync monitor
Dell’s 24-inch model is a reliable G-Sync monitor that sacrifices a bit of screen space for a low price (you can upgrade to the 27-inch model for around $100 more, although at this point we suggest going with a Predator or ROG model instead). The screen includes top-notch stats, included QHD 2, 560 x 1,440 resolution, a 165Hz refresh rate, and a 1ms response time — with flicker free tech included.
We’re also enjoy the clean, utilitarian design: It can save space when necessary and expand or adjust when you need it, including tilt, pivot, swivel and height options. That also makes it an excellent monitor for linking multiple monitors together if you need some extra screen real estate
Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor
The best high refresh-rate G-Sync monitor
Alienware’s 25-inch full HD monitor includes a native refresh rate of 240Hz, a 1ms response time, and a design that’s a lot more adjustable than it looks, with the traditional tilt, pivot, swivel and height options still firmly in place. Ports include DP1.2, audio out options, USB 3.0, and HDMI, but no DisplayPort.
There’s also a couple Alienware-specific features that you might be interested in. AlienFX is included, along with some extra LEDs that you can program to your heart’s content, and a dynamic on-screen display lets you quickly switch between preset gaming modes or make easy settings/multi-monitor changes.
Acer Predator Z35
The best ultrawide G-Sync monitor
Are you the sort of gamer looking for an ultrawide model instead? As you probably know, ultrawide models are excellent for immersion and have great compatibility with racing games, shooters that support wider aspect ratios, and other games where field of vision is important and there’s a lot of scenery to show off. The curved nature of this 35-inch Predator model is also effective at this, giving you more immersion and maybe even saving a little desk space at the same time.
The monitor offers full HD resolution, a 144z refresh rate via DisplayPort (60Hz via HDMI). Overclocking options are available to around 200Hz if you like to tinker. There are also five USB 3.0 port for your accessories. There’s even some ambient lighting at the edges of the monitor if you want extra light or just think it looks cool. This model is available in a number of sizes, but the 35-inch is the largest available, and the most bang for your buck.