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Top 5 Gaming Monitors For PS4

LG 32MA70HY
Best Choice

LG 32MA70HY

4.9

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ASUS MG28UQ
Premium Pick

ASUS MG28UQ

4.7

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BenQ ZOWIE RL2455S
Best Value

BenQ ZOWIE RL2455S

4.5

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I’ve been a gamer ever since the days of the Sega Mega Drive and I’ve gamed on everything from the NES and SNES to the PS and Xbox consoles, and it was always on the TVs in a living room. The first time I tried console gaming on a gaming monitor, I immediately felt the awesome difference. Not only because it allowed me to sit up close to the games, but also because your average living room TV is not really made for gaming.

My suggestion? If you’re a console gamer or thinking about getting into console gaming, then seriously consider playing on a gaming monitor, rather than your standard TV. Also, if you own Microsoft’s console rather than PlayStation, jump on over to the best Xbox One X monitors for gaming.

Related: Here’s the in-depth analysis of TVs vs. monitors for gaming.

So, what are the best gaming monitors for PS4? 🤔 🖥️

Best Choice: LG 32MA70HY

Pros & Cons

  • Display Port to connect your PC if you want to
  • Good color reproduction
  • Pixel density is low

Specifications:

  • Screen Size: 32”
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Refresh Rate: 6Hz
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Response Time: 6ms

LG 32MA70HY Review

Gaming TVs are still a growing sector of the industry, and therefore still tend to have some issues. Thankfully the LG 32MA70HY treads the middle ground really well, offering you good performance for a reasonable price.

The best part is that it comes with an IPS screen, which not only means better color reproduction (a must for gaming) but also that you’re going to have some great viewing angles. Considering that this is for console gaming and is 32 inches, you’re very likely not going to be sitting right up close to it, so the second part is important.

Unfortunately, the pixel density is kind of terrible, but for just under $200 it’s on par for this price range.

On the other hand, response time is actually pretty good at 6ms, which means even the hardest FPS gamer should be happy. The LG 32MA70HY also has a Display port for those of you who would also like to hook this up to game on a PC. Of course, the previously mentioned pixel density might get in the way of the higher fidelity you find on PC gaming.

That being said, it does have a couple of good gaming features, such as blue light filtering to avoid eye strain, as well as being flicker-free. You will get IPS to glow, so dark colors won’t be reproduced that well and you should keep that in mind if you like to play games with a lot of dark colors.

All in all though, for the price that they’re asking, LG has delivered a reasonably good gaming PC. Granted, it doesn’t have some of the more advanced gaming features, but if you don’t game several hours a day, the LG 32MA70HY should be just perfect.

Premium Pick: ASUS MG28UQ

Pros & Cons

  • Has Adaptive Sync
  • Great for both PS4 and Xbox
  • Menu controls could be better

Specifications:

  • Screen Size: 32”
  • Resolution: 4k
  • Panel Type: TN
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Response Time: 1ms (GTG)

ASUS MG28UQ Review

While gaming at 4k on consoles is still in its infancy, that doesn’t mean you can’t splurge on a 4k monitor, especially one that could also double for watching movies. Of course, the ASUS MG28UQ isn’t as big as the LG 32MA70HY, so you’ll likely be sitting closer, which is ok since the pixel density on this monitor is much better.

Unfortunately, though, it is a TN panel, which means color reproduction isn’t as pretty. The upshot though is that you get a really good response time of 1ms, something which TN panels excel at. One thing that is a little confusing though is why they opted for a 60Hz refresh rate, and not even something like 120Hz which would open this monitor up to the PC gaming market.

Moving on from pondering the grand mystery of life, you’ll be glad to hear that the ASUS MG28UQ does have some gaming features. Much like the LG 32MA70HY, it also has a low blue light filter to avoid eye strain and it’s flicker-free, both features which are super handy to have. You also get Freesync with this, which with Nvidia’s recent support of it, is a big plus to gamers.

In terms of connectivity you get a lot: two HDMI ports, one Display Port and two USB 3.0 ports. As you can see, you could hook up two consoles and your PC if you have everything set-up together. Oh, and it also has VESA mounts, so you can really perfect your layout.

So, at the end of the day, you have a reasonably good 4k monitor for console gaming at a relatively reasonable price. A higher refresh rate would have been nicer, but at least it has Freesync, so it’s not all bad. If you’re looking for a premium monitor for console gaming, this is the one.

If you're interested in seeing more 4k options, check out our article on the best 4k gaming monitors.

Best Value: BenQ ZOWIE RL2455S

Pros & Cons

  • Built-in Speakers
  • 1ms response time
  • Not much adjustability

Specifications:

  • Screen Size: 24”
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Panel Type: TN
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Response Time: 1ms

BenQ ZOWIE RL2455S Review

Of course, not everybody plays games every day, and you might want something cheap that does the job and that’s where the BenQ ZOWIE RL2455S comes in.

This is probably one of the best 24-inch gaming monitors you’re going to find that supports both 1ms response time, which makes it perfect for any gamer. With a 24” screen and 1080p, pixel density is reasonably good, so you shouldn’t have a problem sitting up close. Of course, it is a TN panel, so there’s not a lot of choice in where you sit anyway.

Interestingly, the monitor has a headset rest on the back, something you don’t often see and certainly a nice addition. Speaking of the back, it only has tilt adjustability (no height or rotate) which is a bit of a pain, but then again, it does have VESA mounts, so there’s always that option.

Since we’re at the back, let’s cover the connectivity, which includes two HDMI, one DVI-D, Audio line-in, headset, and for some reason, a VGA port, which hasn’t been used for console gaming...ever.

One last thing I just have to say is...this monitor is really not pretty. I know, I know, beauty is on the inside, but those thick bevels are reminiscent of the early half of this decade and don’t offer much in the way of aesthetics.

Of course, looking pretty isn’t anything and the internals boast a lot of features for a really good price. If you don’t game often and want a budget console gaming monitor, this the monitor for you. If you're interested in seeing more cheap options, check out our article on the best budget gaming monitors.

Best 4k: Samsung UH750

Pros & Cons

  • Sleek look
  • Quantum Dot Technology
  • One the expensive side

Specifications:

  • Screen Size: 28”
  • Resolution: 4k
  • Panel Type: TN
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Response Time: 1ms (GTG)

Samsung UH750 Review

Of course, maybe you game tons of hours every day and you want to have the best, in which case, the Samsung UH750 will come to your rescue!

While there may be a lot of similarities with the ASUS MG28UQ, this Samsung one comes with quite a few perks, the least of which is the much higher pixel density in the form of their Quantum Dot technology. Amazing color reproduction is what you’d expect from it, made even more impressive by the fact that this is a TN panel and not an IPS one.

Similarly, black representation is much better, as is per usual on TN panels, but the viewing angles are not that great, so make sure this is a monitor for solo play. Response time is excellent at 1ms and should satisfy pretty much everybody, whereas the refresh rate is capped at 60Hz, which is perfect for console gaming.

The Samsung UH750 also acts a lot like television, one of the few monitors on here that do. Picture in Picture is available if you need it, and you also have a dual-screen feature where you can connect and simultaneously display two different devices.

This is great if you want productivity, but it seems to me that the monitor is having an existential crisis, as it’s more fit for console use rather than PC.

Of course, I’m not one to tell things what they should be, so let's move to its backside. Unfortunately, adjustability isn’t great, with only up/down tilt and no height change. Connectivity could be better with only 2 HDMI ports and one Display Port, meaning that you won’t get the same functionality as you would from a PC monitor.

So, final verdict? Well, it’s a really good 4k gaming monitor for consoles, otherwise, it wouldn’t be on the list. While it does have some PC functionality, this really is better served as a console-only monitor, and if you must use a PC on it, then only use it when you game.

Otherwise, the color and quality of the image are unbeatable at this price point, making it one of the best gaming monitors for its price.

Best 2k: AOC Agon AG271QX

Pros & Cons

  • 144Hz for PC gaming
  • 1ms response time
  • Adaptive Sync
  • Strangely bad color reproduction

Specifications:

  • Screen Size: 27”
  • Resolution: 2k
  • Panel Type: TN
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Response Time: 1ms (GTG)

AOC Agon AG271QX Review

Alright, so this final monitor is for that weird breed of person that games on both console and PC and wants a monitor for both, which is where the AOC Agon AG271QX comes in.

Actually, we’ve featured this monitor before on a related article: best 1440p gaming monitor. If you’re interested in 2k gaming, you might want to check it out, as it’s written (and shamelessly plugged) by yours truly.

While this monitor is a bit more expensive than the Samsung UH750, it does come with a 144Hz, which just goes to show you how much it costs to run a monitor at 144Hz. The AG271QX is also a 2k monitor, rather than 4k, which doesn’t actually work on consoles. That’s ok though since you can easily switch to your PC and do that sweet 2k gaming you love.

In terms of gaming features, it has a 1ms response time, which is excellent, as well as Freesync which should keep your frames stable. It’s also flicker-free, although it doesn’t have low-blue light filtering, which is a shame.

Finally, much like the BenQ ZOWIE RL2455S the AG271QX has a headrest, but instead of being on the back, it’s too the side, something I find of questionable value considering the headset could accidentally scratch your screen like that.

I should also mention that this monitor has a quick switch controller, that allows you to change profiles on the fly, as well as accessing and navigating the menu without having to use the buttons on the monitor itself.

I actually went back and forth whether I should add this monitor to the list or not, mostly due to the fact that 2k is almost useless on the console front. The reason I ended up including it anyway is mostly due to the 144Hz, which while not as useful as for consoles either, it, along with the 2k, are absolutely great for PC gaming.

Truth is, if you want to get a 4k, 144Hz monitor, you’d probably be paying upwards of $500, so this monitor is actually great value if you want something for both console and PC gaming at the higher end. If you're interested in seeing more 27" options, check out our article on the best 27" gaming monitors.


Gaming Monitors for PS4: Buying Guide

Choosing a gaming monitor or TV for gaming consoles isn’t exactly the same as doing it for PCs. While size and resolution are important and are a big part of your personal preference, there are a few other things you really want to be looking at.

Panel Type

Monitors and TVs general come in two different panels types; TN or IPS.

TN stands for Twisted Nematics and is the first type of LED screen ever created. TN panels are great for the fast response times, great refresh rates and low cost. Unfortunately, TN panels have terrible viewing angles and not so great color reproduction.

IPS stands for In-Plane Switching and was created as a way to counter TN panels. IPS screens have amazing color reproduction and really wide viewing angles, but their costs are high and their refresh rates are overall low. They also suffer from something called IPS glow, which is basically a form of backlight bleed during really black scenes, making games that have a lot of dark areas a pain to play sometimes.

ips vs tn panel

So, which one should you go for? That depends. If you play alone a lot or plan to be sitting really close to the screen, a TN monitor is probably better since you don’t need the higher viewing angles. On the other hand, if you’re going to use this as a TV or something that other people are going to be watching as well, then IPS is the way to go, with the added benefit that it’s great for production work.

Refresh Rate

Now this one is an interesting bit. You see, consoles are capped to 60Hz of refresh rate, it doesn’t matter if you get a 144Hz screen, it’s still only ever going to be 60Hz. So, if you’re gaming on console only, don’t bother with a 144Hz refresh screen, just go for a 60Hz and it will generally be cheaper to boot.

Of course, if you also game on PC, and you have the hardware to run it, then going for 144Hz might be useful, even though it might not work on consoles.

Response Time

Most TVs made for the living room don’t really have a good response time, mostly due to the fact that they aren’t made for gaming. Unfortunately, if you’re game on a console that puts you in a bit of a predicament since low response time TVs/monitors tend to be pretty expensive, especially if you’re aiming for 1ms. That being said, anything at or below 10ms should be more than enough, even for heavy gaming use, so make that your goal.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Use PS4 with a Monitor?

Absolutely, otherwise, this article wouldn’t exist!!

Is a 4k Monitor Good for PS4?

It depends on which version you have. Only the PS4 Pro offers 4k support, with all other variations of PS4 only offering 1080p. So, if you don’t have a PS4 Pro, don’t get a 4k monitor.

Why Is a Monitor Better for PS4 Gaming?

As mentioned in the section above, TVs are generally not made for gaming and the ones that usually have a high price tag. Gaming monitors are made with gaming in mind, and so already expected to have things such as high refresh rates, low response times, and other gaming features like low-blue light filtering.

ps4 with joystick

They’re also generally cheaper, although they are also generally smaller, so it’s always a matter of compromise.

Is 5ms a Good Response Time for PlayStation 4?

It’s very good and would put you at the level of competitive play. Anything at or below 10ms is good, and anything at or below 5ms is great, with 1 ms being the best you can get, although real-life performance doesn’t always get there.


Conclusion

Hopefully, I’ve provided you with some insight and some good options to try out console gaming on a gaming monitor, rather than a living room TV. If you are looking for gaming monitors, check out some of the other articles we have on gaming monitors written by our awesome writing team.

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Albert Bassili
Written by Albert Bassili

Albert’s been a gamer for about as long as he can remember. Ever since then, Albert has been hooked on games, even going as far as doing his bloody best to work on the game industry, whether it’s writing articles, or writing game stories. In between gaming, he also really loves to check up on the latest tech news and see what awesome stuff humanity has come up with. Favorite Games: Dune II, MGS 1, FF X, Mass Effect 2

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