Gaming monitors need to display the action fast, so you need one with a high refresh rate and low input lag. With a gaming monitor, you get the speed that's rare or even impossible to find in a TV, which can make the difference in competitive gaming.
While there are specialized monitors with higher refresh rates, a 144 Hz model is fast enough to deliver a sense of fluidity in movement, which gives a realistic-feeling connection to the virtual world. That connected feeling is key to enjoying both realistic and arcade-like games.
Other considerations include the resolution, the robustness of the monitor stand—its adjustability—plus how many inputs and whether it's just HDMI or if it also supports DisplayPort or USB-C.
Something else to look for is if a monitor handles HDR and if it supports VRR (variable refresh rate) via AMD Freesync or NVIDIA G-Sync.
Product Overview – Gaming Monitors
With so many factors to consider (resolution, refresh rates, contrast, and more), picking a new monitor can be tricky. Lucky for you, we’ve done the work for you and chosen some of the best high refresh-rate 144 Hz monitors. Here are the products in the roundup: