How to choose the best gaming monitor for ps4 and Xbox one:
The monitor you choose for your PS4 or Xbox One is an important decision as it will determine the quality of your gaming experience for years to come. While we would always recommend getting a 4K TV which supports HDR if possible, there are still some great options out there for those who are looking to stay more budget-conscious. Having the right display can make a huge difference with faster frame rates, better color reproduction, and wider viewing angles being among the benefits of choosing the right screen.
We have researched all different kinds of monitors out there that are compatible with either console or both and put together our top recommended models below. However, before we begin it’s worth pointing out that many people may already own a monitor that they want to use with their new console. While most monitors will work just fine with the PS4 or Xbox One, they won’t have the correct refresh rate of either 60Hz or 120Hz which you do need for modern gaming so it’s worth considering getting a new display if you don’t already own one.
Things to consider before buying a monitor for PS4 or Xbox One
1080p vs 1440p vs 4K. Before looking at specific monitors, you first have to consider the resolution of your monitor. Most modern displays are Full-HD (1920 x 1080) which is what both the PS4 and Xbox One output by default so if you don’t have a 4K TV this should be the starting point that also ensures maximum compatibility between both consoles. If you are buying a new monitor though, it’s worth considering spending a bit more money on a 1440p display rather than opting for Full-HD or even sticking with your existing 1080p model as they offer better picture quality from all video sources including games consoles. There is currently only one native 4K screen on the market now which is the Philips BDM4065UC display although it’s worth noting that this isn’t a monitor that has been designed with gaming in mind.
60Hz vs 120Hz On paper, having a higher refresh rate sounds like it will make for better performance but there are some other important factors to consider first. While both consoles support screens with refresh rates of up to 60Hz, only the Xbox One supports rendering games above this figure so you will have to decide whether you want smooth gameplay or better picture quality before choosing your monitor.
Response time & input lag
Having a lower response time is important for achieving fast-paced action without any ghosting behind moving objects so look out for figures around 5ms as well as input lags which are the delays between your controller and what you see on screen. IPS or TN? One of the things to consider is whether you want a monitor that uses In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology or Twisted Nematic (TN).
Both have their pros and cons but for gaming purposes with consoles, an IPS display will provide better colors, viewing angles, and contrast ratios with slower response times while a TN panel provides slightly faster pixel response times as well as offers higher refresh rates.
Having all the features you need is very important when it comes to gaming monitors but it’s also worth maintaining a balance between price and performance. The AOC G2460PF offers good value for money with a 1ms response time, 60Hz refresh rate, and 1080p resolution while the U2879VF is more expensive but includes support for AMD FreeSync technology which will help reduce tearing and stuttering in games on compatible hardware.