In the past few years, the development of 4K displays has made some significant progress. Many 3840 × 2160-pixel displays have become cheaper and have better performance. In our evaluation of a large number of displays, we saw a lot of such examples!
We put together the best 4K gaming monitors in the review, from value-based products to oversized gaming monitors equipped with the best factory calibration.
Best 4K Monitor For Gaming-LG 27UD88-W
Cheap 4K displays sometimes cut down on some important functions, but the LG 27UD88-W is not just the most basic configuration. The port selection is good, including USB-C for single-wire connections.
Image quality adjustments are not the most robust, and you will have to choose a more professional display. But even without adjustments, the picture is awesome. Of all the available 4K displays, this is the most cost-effective and suitable for any use.
It’s not the smoothest display in the world, but this display is more about substance than style.
LG 27UD88-W uses a narrow border design. The narrow border significantly improves the visual effect and is more immersive. The display uses a silver-white body, with a silver curved base and bracket to support the display, and the whole feels neat and beautiful.
The maximum resolution of the screen is 3840 × 2160, but the maximum refresh rate can only reach 60Hz, which is slightly insufficient for players who play e-sports games.
The five-way key of this monitor can control the screen brightness, contrast, picture ratio, sound volume and other functions. The official also prepared the OnScreen Control software very carefully, so that users can directly adjust the screen settings with the mouse. When using this software, Xiaobian also found that the software can split the screen well, allowing players to open 4 windows at a time. According to the official, if two computers are connected, the computer can open up to 8 windows at one time (although it should look quite crowded).
In terms of games, the LG 27UD88-W has many different image modes, and players can use preset settings to cut words in different types of games. Players can adjust the screen settings according to their preferences in the custom mode. The display also has a black stabilizer, which enhances its brightness in dark game scenes, helping players to find enemies hiding in the dark. In addition, the monitor also supports FreeSync, so players don’t have to worry about the screen being delayed or tearing.
Best 4K Monitor For Gaming – Acer Predator XB3
The high refresh rates of 4K gaming monitors like the Acer Predator XB3 become even more tempting. The Predator XB3 isn’t gorgeous, it’s just not as stylish or high-end as other displays, especially outside the gaming realm. XB3 is a standard layout plastic piece with a chubby border. However, you’ll find the Marauder’s logo rich, complemented by red stripes and brushed metal finishes.
Despite the use of plastic, everything from the base, stand, and back of the cabinet feels solid. Although support for VESA mounting is included, the stand itself is attached, making setup a breeze. Once it is in place, the ability to lift, rotate and tilt the screen comes in handy. One lack of adjustment is rotation, which means you cannot flip it 90 degrees to use it horizontally.
The XB3 also comes with a removable three-sided “shield”. It is commonly used by photo editors to ensure that light does not flow in, making it a rare sight for gaming displays. This is a unique idea that mimics an old-school street cabinet, although we hope that most people will remove it to support a cleaner look.
Although 4K can be played on most new devices in most games, it’s not easy to increase the number of frames by more than 100. When you flip HDR and enjoy the depth and rich colors of black. You might still think this feature is better for watching movies, but in games that support it, HDR does enhance the vibrancy of colors.
Game speed is not the only advantage of XB3. In terms of basic image quality, the XB3 leads the way in every aspect. It is very bright in HDR mode, up to 475 nits. This is very good, especially for matte gaming displays. XB3 is a display that doubles as a content creator display. If you want to edit photos and videos-and just want to play on them, the XB3 is a monitor you can satisfy.
Generally speaking, we will only see the light shield design on the professional graphics workstation display. Although the XB273K P positioning is a professional gaming monitor, it comes with a light shield, which has an inherent sense of professionalism.
G-SYNC is NVIDIA’s forced screen synchronization technology, which can ensure that the game does not tear during the high-speed operation. This technology requires graphics card support, as well as hardware support on the display side. In addition to G-SYNC, there are several bright spot parameters of the XB273K P. The 144Hz ultra-high refresh rate and 4ms response time are relatively easy to understand. Speaking of DisplayHDR 400, with the popularization of high dynamic contrast HDR, more and more monitors are starting to standardize it, but a technology must have high and low thresholds, so the Video Standards Association specifies the HDR standard as DisplayHDR 400/600 / 800 third gear, of which 400 is the entry level (8-bit image processing, global dimming, peak brightness of 400 cd / ㎡, full-screen long-term continuous brightness of 320 cd / ㎡, and BT.709 color gamut covering 95%) is said Less than 15% of displays on the market today can meet Display HDR 400. Speaking of the 10-bit XB273K P, all aspects stand out, except for the 400cd / sqm brightness off the hind legs.
In the official promotional materials, I also saw a parameter of the display called 90% DCI-P3, which is actually the color gamut standard of Hollywood film shooting standards. Compared to the sRGB color gamut we often say, DCI-P3 covers more red and green, and displays that support DCI-P3 are inherently more suitable for video editing. Therefore, it seems that this monitor is not only a gaming monitor, but also can be used as an office photo editing video.
Best 4K Monitor For Gaming – Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q
The Dell U2718Q uses an IPS panel with a viewing angle of 178 ° (vertical) / 178 ° (horizontal). It has been treated with anti-glare front polarized hardened coating, which is a common matte screen. The 27-inch screen has a resolution of 3840×2160 @ 60Hz, a brightness of 350cd / m2, and a contrast ratio of 1300: 1. The biggest feature of the Dell U2718Q is that it supports Dell’s own HDR technology, but the panel is 8bit. It realizes 1.07 billion color display by dithering into 10bit, and the grayscale response time is 5ms. Dell has long abandoned the DVI and VGA interfaces on its high-end monitors. The U2718Q only has HDMI * 1, DisplayPort * 1 and mini DisplayPort * 1 for video input. The package contains a mini DisplayPort to DP cable, while the HDMI and DP ports are left. To other input devices.
The OSD of the Dell U2718Q is relatively simple and clear, and the display mode is divided into standards, games, movies, etc. to target different use scenarios.
Best 4K Monitor For Gaming – BenQ PD3200U
The BenQ PD3200U display is full of simple and professional design. It has an ergonomically adjustable stand that supports lifting, vertical rotation and tilt / pitch angle adjustment. It also has integrated touch control keys at the bottom to quickly switch modes and settings. To meet the needs of different occasions, a variety of preset modes are available: low blue light, video, CAD / CAM, and dark mode. In addition, it also supports the new “DualView” function, which can split the desktop into two and set different modes separately, allowing users to better compare the left and right color performance.
In terms of specifications, the PD3200U is equipped with a 32-inch AHVA IPS panel, with a resolution of 3840×2160 (4K UHD), an ultra-wide viewing angle of 178/178 °, a brightness of 350cd / m², a refresh rate of 60Hz, and a 1000: 1 contrast ratio. Better color performance. It adopts matte anti-glare treatment, equipped with WLED backlight, has 4ms response, and also provides non-flash and blue light filtering functions, providing full (100%) sRGB performance.
In terms of rear I / O expansion, the PD3200U provides HDMI 2.0, DP 1.2 and MiniDP 1.2. Other expansions include 4 USB 3.0 ports, 3.5mm headphone / microphone jack, and also integrates two 5W speakers, supporting VESA (10cm) hanging Wall mounting.
Best 4K Monitor For Gaming-LG 34WK95-U
This monitor is not suitable for gamers pursuing high refresh rates and low latency, especially fps type gamers.
At CES 2018, LG showed an upgraded version of the IPS panel “Nano IPS”. By using “nanoparticles” in LED backlight modules to absorb excess light waves to improve the intensity, purity, and color accuracy of display light output , Can improve the degree of color reproduction and contrast to achieve a wider viewing angle, higher light transmittance, higher picture quality display.
In October 2018, 32ul950 and 34wk95u based on “Nano IPS” panels were released, with DCI-P3 98%, sRGB 135%, and HDR 600.
1- Excellent basic parameters, 98% P3, 135% srgb, hdr600, bright and transparent colors without losing the real, compared with mpb display is more pleasing to the eye.
2- The built-in speaker is excellent and can replace the Bluetooth speaker at about 100-200 price.
3-Thunderbolt 3 interface can provide 85w of power, and one Thunderbolt 3 can replace the mbp charger to meet most working conditions.
4- Perfectly open hi-dpi, 32ul950 is about 138ppi, 34wk95u is about 163.4ppi, the look and feel is more delicate, and a fish screen can provide a better window layout.
1- slightly expensive
2- not super narrow border
4- Although it is a matte screen, the reflection is still a bit serious