Best gaming monitors in 2024: the pixel-perfect panels I'd buy myself

The best gaming monitor is an incredibly important piece of a PC gamer's setup. Why spend lots of money on a gaming PC if you're going to play it through a tiny, 20-year-old workstation monitor? Fortunately, there are many great gaming monitors available today, including those offering high-refresh 1080p, high-fidelity 4K, and extremely ultrawide panels.

While we're expecting further fantastic panels throughout 2024, right now the best gaming monitor is the Alienware 34 QD-OLED. It uses the same excellent Samsung OLED panel as the leading Alienware monitor and has the same glossy, mildly reflective coating that the more expensive Philips Evnia 34M2C8600 also comes with. And it's absolutely ace. Check out our guide to the best OLED gaming monitors for even more options.

You need to match your monitor choice with your PC specs to get the most for your money. A 4K monitor with a high refresh rate would be overkill if your rig only packs a GTX 1060, and for those cases, the BenQ Mobiuz EX240 is the best budget 1080p monitor at the moment. If you prefer high refresh over resolution, check out our guide to the best high refresh rate gaming monitors.

Curated by
Dave James
Curated by
Dave James

Dave's been testing PC hardware for the best part of 20 years and has seen every kind of screen imaginable. As such he knows what makes a good gaming monitor and what makes a bad one, too. Whether it's LCD, OLED, mini-LED, or plain ol' CRT, he's had his eyeballs on them all and has personally checked out all of the best gaming monitors on this list.

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