Best gaming monitor August 2020: The top PC gaming displays you can buy right now

PC gaming monitors come in all shapes and sizes. You might want a simple 24" 1080p screen, a high refresh-rate 1440p display, or a massive 4K beast that takes up your whole room. Whatever your bag, check out our top five picks for the best gaming monitor August 2020 below...


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The best gaming monitor overall: LG UltraGear 27GL83A

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If you want a decent PC gaming experience in 2020, we'd recommend upgrading from 1080p to 1440p. To that end, our top pick this month is the LG UltraGear 27GL83A-B.

This monitor ticks every box you need it to: high resolution, super-fast 1 ms response time, high 144 Hz refresh rate and HDR10 support. It offers the best value, too.

The best high refresh rate gaming monitor: HP Omen X 27

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If you're a fan of the higher refresh rate, check out the HP Omen X 27 for the best value quad HD monitor with 240 Hz refresh on the market right now.

We love the

Samsung Odyssey G7

, but stock issues prevent it from beating the HP competitor for our recommendation. Either way, both have fantastic display and response times.

The best value 4K UHD gaming monitor: BenQ EL2870U

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Want to make the step up to 4K ultra HD and play all your favourite games in the highest resolution? We love the BenQ EL2870U as an affordable 4K option.

More resolution doesn't always mean less speed, as this BenQ monitor still has a great 1 ms response time. Plus, at 28" it's the perfect size for triple-A gaming at 4K resolution.

The best ultra wide gaming monitor: Acer Predator X34P

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There's an ever-growing market for ultra wide gaming monitors, bringing PC gaming more in line with the 'cinematic' experience of console gaming on massive TV screens.

If you're a fan of this trend, check out the Acer Predator X34P, which is one of the best value-for-money wide monitors around. It has a 34" screen delivering 1440p resolution and a very decent 4 ms response time.

The best elite gaming monitor: Alienware AW5520QF

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If you have a lot of money (and we mean 

a lot)

, then the Alienware AW5520QF is basically the best monitor around right now. You won't quite believe its specs.

4K ultra HD resolution, 120 Hz refresh rate and a 0.5 ms response time (wow!), all on a 55" OLED screen made by one of the best names in the game. This is one incredible piece of tech.

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