How To Choose The best 144hz Monitor

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Once your setup is done you need a monitor that does your pc justice . Not just any monitor, one that shows the full power of your video card. Or, you have seen the ranking of cheap monitors and they do not satisfy you .

Here, now I’m going to show you some best tips for you to choose a 144hz monitor, which has something that others don’t have.

How to choose a 144hz gaming monitor

Now you will see the following features analyzed one at a time:

  1. Panel
  2. Resolution
  3. Refresh
  4. G-Sync e Free-Sync
  5. Ghosting
  6. Aspect Ratio

Before analyzing all the 144hz monitors, I leave you the table with the latest Amazon offers on all these products:

1 – Panel: choose the one that suits your tastes

There are two main types of panels: IPS and TN.

The TN panel is usually cheaper and more used, has a lower color rendering than its counterpart, but this panel can achieve response times of 1ms.

This means that the monitor will have no delay in generating pixels, which is a very useful thing if you are an FPS gamer. It must also be said, however, that if you are not an avid gamer, you will probably not notice any difference between a response time of 1ms and 5ms.

IPS panels , on the other hand, have a much better color rendering, from any angle, but have longer response times, and therefore there is a minimum of delay in pixel generation.

Again, only a keen eye will notice the difference.

Is it better a faster panel but with poorer colors, or one with brighter colors but slightly slower? As I mentioned earlier, it is a matter of taste.

Also remember that the panels are not standard products: a TN panel on a $ 1000 monitor is different from a TN panel on a $ 200 monitor; the same goes for the other panels.

In short:

  • TN panel:  faster but with more “fake” colors
  • IPS panel:  slower but with bright and natural colors

2 – Resolution: choose the one that best suits your GPU

I don’t dwell much on this feature because I’m sure you know it.

But we’re talking about 144hz monitors here, so be very careful.

A 1060 is a minimum requirement to play in Full HD at 144hz, with details not at their best.

I therefore recommend that you buy one of these monitors if you have at least one 1070 or if you intend to buy one in the future.

Seeing an untapped 144hz monitor is not a good thing.

The most used resolution is full HD (1920X1080). There are monitors with 2K (2560 × 1440) and 4K (3840 × 2160) resolution, but beware:

  • Remember: that it is your computer that has to move the images on the monitor, so there is no point in getting a 4K monitor if your setup does not allow you to get there.

3 – Refresh: 60Hz or 144Hz?

Today we talk about 144hz monitors, but what’s the difference?

Refresh is a parameter to take into consideration if you have a performing video card.

It indicates the maximum frequency at which the monitor updates in one second, then the number of times the image updates every second.

For example, a 60Hz monitor updates 60 times in one second.

Why is it to be taken into consideration?

For the simple fact that if (for example) your video card generates 100 FPS but your monitor has a refresh of 60Hz, the latter will not be able to keep up with the GPU and will overlap more frames, and you will have the effect of a cropped image (tearing)

So, meaning everything in a simple way, the refresh must be higher than the number of FPS generated (during your gaming sessions), otherwise you will be forced to limit the number of FPS.

This is true, however, if the number of FPS is much higher than the refresh; if, for example, you generate 70 FPS and you have a 60Hz monitor, it’s not worth going to 144Hz, you might as well set 60 FPS maximum.

4 – FreeSync e G-Sync: sincronizza monitor e GPU

These two technologies, produced by AMD and NVIDIA respectively, allow the monitor and the video card to synchronize.

In practice, when the video card has a variable frame rate, the monitor will synchronize with it, preventing more frames from overlapping (tearing).

Thus, these two technologies synchronize the images of the monitor’s refresh rate with the FPS outputs of the video card.

As you may have guessed, FreeSync technology only works with AMD video cards, while G-Sync only works with NVIDIA video cards.

5 – Ghosting: the ghost of the image

Ghosting is that “trail” effect, more precisely that blurred display of moving objects.

Imagine taking a picture of a moving object; the photo is blurry, right? The same thing goes for ghosting.

This is a problem that occurs in rare cases with gaming monitors, as these have very fast response times.

Even a gaming monitor with an IPS panel, with its slower response times than a TN panel, doesn’t have this problem, or at least you won’t notice it.

In the monitors mentioned below, none have this problem.

6 – Aspect Ratio: 16:9 to 21:9?

Aspect Ratio indicates the ratio between the width and height of the monitor.

To understand the difference between 16: 9 and 21: 9.

You will have realized that 21: 9 is simply wider.

The 16: 9 monitors are the most widely used, the 21: 9 ones are very popular in the workplace, but for some years they have also been spreading in the gaming field!

It’s always up to you to choose: keep in mind that, if you are an FPS player, using a 21: 9 monitor, you will hardly be able to frame the whole view without moving your eyes, unless the monitor is curved.

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