What Features of Gaming Monitors Drive its Selection

Last updated on October 9th, 2023 at 11:16 am

Gaming monitors come with a variety of features, here are some to look for.

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Your gaming experience heavily depends on the quality of the monitor. Even the best PC performance in terms of speed may look lackluster if the monitor doesn’t live up to user expectation by displaying sharp and high-resolution images and beautiful graphics that blaze the screen with utmost fluidity. Whether you are viewing pictures or videos, reading text, or playing games, the viewing experience must be sublime. The specs and features of monitors determine the kind of viewing experience that one should expect, and there are numerous options to choose from.

You can learn about different types of monitors that are available in the market by referring to some review sites like Gaming Rig. And this article should also help to understand the features to look for. If you are using the monitor for gaming, then low response time and fast refreshing rate should be topmost in your mind.

Picture Quality

Picture quality is most important for gaming, and it refers to the clarity and sharpness of images that depend on the screen resolution and panel size. Screen resolution means the number of pixels that the screen can display across a specific area in terms of length and width – for example, 1920 x 1080. In marketing terms, it means 1080p or HD or Full HD (FHD), which is the lowest screen resolution for gaming. For sharper images, you must choose QHD (1440p), or even better is UHD or 4K (2160p).

A 27-inch panel is suitable for 1080p or lower, but you will need a larger panel size like 30 inches and 36 inches for higher resolutions.

Refresh Rate

In plain words, it means the speed of the monitor expressed in Hertz (Hz), and it corresponds to the monitor’s ability to refresh the displayed image every second. It also represents the number of frames that the monitor can display every second.  Monitors are available with refresh rates of 60Hz, 144 Hz, and 240 Hz, and to support a high refresh rate, you need a robust and monstrous GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). The choice of refresh rates thus depends on the choice of graphics card that must have the ability to support the graphics.

Screens with generally lower refresh rates will undoubtedly miss subtleties and need ease, particularly with regards to quick paced games like first-person shooters, MOBAs, arcade games, or dashing reenactments. Besides, if your PC can drive games at high casing rates, a high refresh rate screen will guarantee you have significantly more data available to you to expand your gaming ability and appreciate unmatched smoothness.

Response Time

The pixels are responsible for controlling the color of images, and response time mean the time that one pixel needs to change over from black to white or switch between different gray shades. For gamers, lower response time translates into smoother camera movements. High response time does not give enough time to the pixels to change colors during fast camera movements and results in a blurred image. Ghosting is another possible problem that can arise from high response time.

Panel Technology

The choice is between TN or twisted nematic technology and IPS or in-plane switching. IPS panels offer overall high visual quality by displaying vibrant images and the color reproduction is also more accurate, accompanied by better viewing angles.  TN panels are better in supporting faster response times.

Any monitor must have at least 4 ports – a display port 1.4, HDMI 1.4/2.0 port, 3.5 mm audio input, and 5mm audio output and you can add more ports.

Screen Size

Who can disapprove of more screen real estate? Truly, bigger screens are extraordinary, yet after a specific point it turns out to be a serious task attempting to monitor everything occurring on your screen. In any case, gamers are presently ready to keep up total immersion with more up to date, bigger, curved screens that impersonate the characteristic ebb and flow of their peripheral vision.

The most widely recognized screen measurements for gaming screens today run from 21 to 27 inches.

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