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Monitors are probably the only part of your gaming setup which will serve you the longest, considering that a lot of users prefer upgrading the graphics, CPUs or peripherals of the system. The gaming monitor segment was once dominated by panels which guaranteed 4K video quality and 60 frames per second (fps). Instead, the gaming monitors of today offer almost 3 times the features found in conventional monitors. Since newer graphics cards pump out more juice than before, an equally capable gaming monitor becomes an absolute necessity to experience top-tier graphics

Given below is a list of 5 performance gaming monitors, which will change the way you look at games, literally.


    Since the beginning, gamers have been confused regarding their monitors. Should it sport an IPS panel, or should it feature a high refresh rate for a smoother gaming experience? The ASUS PG279Q features a 27-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 px, but at the same time, the monitor sports a refresh rate of 144Hz (which is further overclockable to 165Hz), making it a “best-of-both-worlds” experience. Furthermore, the monitor features G-Sync, which allows you to switch between your refresh rates only if you are using an NVIDIA graphics card. However, the monitor is slightly expensive, and it will set you back by US$ 800 or INR 83,999. 

Acer Predator X27

The Acer Predator X27 is a fantastic gaming monitor, which suffers a bit owing just to the price of the same. The monitor features an IPS panel, which is topped out a refresh rate of 144Hz. It supports 4K video playback, and a resolution of 3840 x 2160 px. The monitor supports VisionCare technology, which claims to reduce eye strain during long gameplay sessions. Moreover, G-Sync allows for a variable refresh rate in the monitor, making it the perfect fit for NVIDIA’s graphics cards. The Acer Predator X27 has a multitude of ports on both sides, including a total of 4 USB 3.0 ports as well as an HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4. The real downside is the price, which tunes in at around US$ 2,000 (~INR 1,40,000), making it one of the most expensive gaming monitors in this list. 

BenQ EL2870U

BenQ EL2870U does most of the things right, one of them being at the perfect price point. It is a 28-inch gaming monitor that won’t make you bankrupt, and at the same time, provides a host of features that fulfil almost ever major need of yours. It has a 3840 x 2160p resolution, enabling you to enjoy games in crisp 4K resolution. With a response time 1ms, the monitor even has an integrated pair of 2W speakers that might just come in handy. Moreover it sports a 3.5mm headphone jack which enhances convenience a lot. Since it’s an HDR monitor, it features a HDR button which can be used to hot-toggle the High Dynamic Range setting. On top of that, it is available at a price of INR 27,000, which is bound to turn heads. 


Few monitors in this list cater to just eSports players, and AOC AG273QCG is definitely one of them.The monitor ticks all the boxes if you’re are an avid eSports player and need a professional grade monitor to play on. It has a 27-inch screen with 1440p resolution and on top of that, it supports NVIDIA G-Sync in one variant and AMD FreeSync in the other. The monitor has a curved design and features a high refresh rate of 165Hz. Furthermore, AOC AG273QCG has a vibrance scale that has received rave reviews from a lot of users, making it the perfect pick if you’re into that thing.

Acer Predator XB271HU

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The only widescreen gaming monitor on our list, the Acer XB271HU is an amazing deal if you’re willing to go for a gaming monitor that provides aesthetic value as well. It features a WQHD IPS panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 px. The monitor equipped with NVIDIA G-Sync and flicker-less technology, claiming to reduce annoying screen flickering that can cause eye strain when viewing the monitor for long periods of time. It has a refresh rate of of 144Hz, which can be overclocked to 165Hz. The 27 inch panel of the monitor is gorgeous to look at. It is priced at INR 47,899, which is a good deal for the features it offers. 

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