With PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles potentially becoming more commonly available and PC games becoming increasingly more visually spectacular, you may be considering upgrading your monitor.
If you have the capital for it, there’s little reason not to get a UHD monitor, as it offers the best viewing experience for gaming and streaming.
If you’d prefer a more affordable monitor that still offers great quality, you can find our picks for the best budget gaming monitors here.
Below we have listed our picks for the five best UHD monitors that are currently available. – bear in mind that 4K is pricy no matter which way you slice it, so even the cheapest option will still be somewhat expensive.
LG 31.5-inch 32UN550 4K UHD monitor – R7,999
The first Monitor on this list is an Ultra High Definition 4K monitor from LG.
is 32 inches, which is more than sufficient for gaming, and it boasts a 3840 x 2160 resolution.
LG promises the screen offers an immersive gaming experience with AMD FreeSync, Dynamic Action Sync, and Black Stabilizer.
The screen also comes with a Maxx Audio system, so you’ll be covered if you’re looking to game without a dedicated sound system.
AOC U28G2X 28-inch 4K UHD monitor – R16,499
The AOC 28-inch UHD 4K monitor is more expensive than the first monitor listed, but you get a range of extra features for that price.
The screen comes equipped with FreeSync, a 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, an IPS display that allows for 178-degree viewing angles, and a display certified by VESA HDR display.
The monitor is also virtually frameless – so from a purely visual point of view, the screen is lovely to look at.
LG 34GP950G-B 34-inch Ultragear QHD monitor – R19,999
Another LG screen, the Ultragear QHD, offers superb quality even for its high price tag.
It boasts a curving nano IPS screen with Nvidia G-Sync Ultimate and an adjustable height and tilt stand – which is essential with curving screens to get the ideal position.
The screen also has a 1ms response time, ensuring that no matter what’s happening on screen, you’ll be able to respond to it almost instantly.
However, the Ultragear QHD only has a 3440 x 1440 resolution – not a full 4K display
AOC AGON AG493UCX2 49-inch UltraWide Dual QHD monitor – R25,999
The second AOC screen on this list, the Agon, offers a huge 49-inch screen in addition to its other features.
Its Ultrawide Dual QHD curved screen boasts a 5120 x 1440 resolution with a 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and FreeSync technology.
It would be hard to do better if you’re looking for a screen to immerse yourself in content
Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 49-inch Dual QHD monitor – R32,999
The final screen on the list boasts the highest price tag and the most impressive specifications.
Its curved screen has a 5120 x 1440 resolution, a 240Hz refresh rate, and a 1ms response time.
It also boasts Nvidia G-Sync and FreeSync Premium Pro, further enhanced by Quantum Matrix Technology to create perfect contrasts.
The Odyssey has also been reviewed exceptionally well, with many critics naming it as one of the best gaming monitors to date.
It is therefore a solid choice if you’re looking for the best viewing experience.