Any monitor can be used for PC gaming, but a display built for productivity will likely leave you underwhelmed. Limited contrast, blurry motion, and slow refresh rates still hold basic productivity monitors back in games. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of excellent gaming monitors available at a wide range of price points—and the best of them embrace cutting-edge technology unavailable in any other PC display.
Here are the best gaming monitors of 2023 so far. If you aren’t sold on a gaming monitor, check out our recommendations for the best monitors overall or our roundup of the best 4K monitors for additional options.
Updated 11/18/2023: To include the Gigabyte GS34WQC as our choice for best budget gaming ultrawide. Read our summary below to learn more about this affordable new pick.
Alienware AW3423DW – Best gaming monitor overall
Excellent contrast ratio
Top-notch color gamut and accuracy
Great motion clarity