Which monitor for gaming?

#1 Posted by Jr14 (1556 posts) -

So I'm stuck between getting one of these 2 monitors, but don't know which one would be best for gaming.

I know this is the PC forum, but the monitor will be for console gaming. PC gamers are more knowledgable of monitors than console gamers.

The monitor are:

ASUS ROG PB287Q 4K

Or the

SAMSUNG UHD 28" Monitor

I currently have the ASUS VG248QE which I think is amazing for console gaming. I just have both a PS4 and an xbox one. So I need another monitor so I don't have to keep switching the monitor from console to console. If those monitors arnt better than the Asus vg248qe that I currently have then I will be getting another vg248qe. All those monitors have a 1ms response time. So I guess what I'm really looking for is which monitor would have the least amount of ghosting and best image quality?

#2 Edited by JigglyWiggly_ (23367 posts) -

None of those are good for gaming.

The response time is the ghosting, not the input lag. The values they put are never correct anyway.

Input lag is much more important than ghosting, and any 4k panel etc have at least 20+ms of response time. Not that it matters for console gaming.

#3 Posted by Jr14 (1556 posts) -

@JigglyWiggly_: How would 20+ms of input lag not matter for console gaming jw? Even the monitor I have the Asus VG248QE wouldn't be good for console gaming? What would you recommend? All I'm looking for is fast response time under at least 5ms preferably 2ms or 1ms. Really low input lag, and great picture quality.

#4 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (3389 posts) -

Definitely not a 4K monitor for console gaming, you want a monitor with the native resolution of the input so for consoles it'll be 1080 MAX

#5 Posted by groowagon (2740 posts) -

Definitely not a 4K monitor for console gaming, you want a monitor with the native resolution of the input so for consoles it'll be 1080 MAX

this.

#6 Posted by maynardburger (187 posts) -

Definitely not a 4K monitor for console gaming, you want a monitor with the native resolution of the input so for consoles it'll be 1080 MAX

Technically, 1080p content on a 2160p screen should look pretty much what it would look like on a 1080p screen. There's no need for any messy scaling when its 4x the pixels, as a square pixel can be converted into a 2x2 'square' on a 4k screen.

#7 Edited by uninspiredcup (6905 posts) -

I just use a HDTV now. With tvcatchup and Skygo it doubles as a tv.

Bit more expensive but worth it.

#8 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (3389 posts) -

@klunt_bumskrint said:

Definitely not a 4K monitor for console gaming, you want a monitor with the native resolution of the input so for consoles it'll be 1080 MAX

Technically, 1080p content on a 2160p screen should look pretty much what it would look like on a 1080p screen. There's no need for any messy scaling when its 4x the pixels, as a square pixel can be converted into a 2x2 'square' on a 4k screen.

This is true, but you'll get a better 1080p monitor for a better price than you ould a 4K monitor right now. For what the 4K would cost the 1080p Monitor would be lovely.

#9 Posted by Jr14 (1556 posts) -

Ok thanks for the info. So I guess my last question would be should I get a 1080p 60hz TN monitor, or a 1080p 60hz IPS monitor? I know the IPS monitors have better picture quality, but have worse response time. My monitor has a 1ms response time and most reviews I've read say it's the best monitor for gaming. Which I agree but I would like better picture quality. So would 1ms to 5ms be a big difference because most IPS monitors I see the lowest they go is 5ms.

#10 Posted by Jr14 (1556 posts) -

Any links to what you guys think would be the best monitor for me to get would be really helpful too.

#11 Edited by Flubbbs (2831 posts) -
#12 Posted by Jr14 (1556 posts) -

That is a nice monitor, but I'm looking for one preferably under $800. Lol I don't think I would ever pay $1,500 for a monitor.

#13 Posted by maynardburger (187 posts) -

@Jr14 said:

Ok thanks for the info. So I guess my last question would be should I get a 1080p 60hz TN monitor, or a 1080p 60hz IPS monitor? I know the IPS monitors have better picture quality, but have worse response time. My monitor has a 1ms response time and most reviews I've read say it's the best monitor for gaming. Which I agree but I would like better picture quality. So would 1ms to 5ms be a big difference because most IPS monitors I see the lowest they go is 5ms.

Unless you're a high level competitive multiplayer gamer who has an extreme sensitivity to motion blur(in which case you should be looking at 120/144hz), most IPS panels are *absolutely* fine for gaming. The improvement in picture quality and colors far outweighs the minimal increase in motion blur, if you ask me.

You honestly don't need to spend more than $300 for a nice 1080p IPS monitor, either.

#14 Edited by Jr14 (1556 posts) -

@maynardburger: Thanks. The new consoles only get 60hz so a 120hz/144hz monitor won't help me much there.

#15 Edited by maynardburger (187 posts) -

@Jr14 said:

@maynardburger: Thanks. The new consoles only get 60hz so a 120hz/144hz monitor won't help me much there.

True. Very few games even get a proper 60fps, so yea, that's not on the cards.

Dell's U2412M is one of the most popular IPS 'gaming' monitors. Its an absolutely beautiful display, has very low input lag and motion blur, but the downside is that its 16:10.

Asus's VG23AH is another popular choice. Its 16:9, and can also be overclocked up to 75hz.

#16 Posted by Jr14 (1556 posts) -
#17 Edited by Jr14 (1556 posts) -

@maynardburger: That dell monitor has no hdmi ports. I do like the design of that Asus monitor you recommended because it matches my VG248QE in the way it looks.