Dell S2417DG with G-SYNC, 165Hz and WQHD resolution

The Dell S2716DG has proven to be a popular product, both for its performance and the trustworthy brand name. As a matter of fact, it’s one of the reference screens we use when assessing monitor responsiveness and is our main gaming monitor at the moment. The Dell S2417DG is essentially a miniaturised version of this, with a smaller screen but all of the features (and then some).

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ASUS PG27UQ 144Hz ‘4K’ monitor with G-SYNC HDR

The ‘4K’ UHD resolution offers a potentially rich and rewarding gaming experience, but due to bandwidth restrictions on current port controllers has been restricted to 60Hz. The ASUS PG27UQ makes use of DisplayPort 1.4, which has been available on the current generation of GPUs for a little while now, to combine the UHD resolution with a 144Hz refresh rate.

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BenQ XL2540 240Hz Full HD monitor

When it comes to responsive gameplay, elevated refresh rates and frame rates are vitally important. As explored in this article, high refresh rates and frame rates are vitally important for a good ‘connected feel’ when playing a game and can also hugely reduce perceived blur. We’ve recently seen models push up the refresh rate beyond even 144Hz, for example with the 180Hz-capable ASUS PG248Q.

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AOC AG271QG 165Hz IPS-type G-SYNC model

The AOC AG271QX was a recently announced member of the new AGON series of gaming monitors. Using a FreeSync-compatible 144Hz TN panel with 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) resolution, it seems an interesting alternative to products like the BenQ XL2730Z. The AOC AG271QG, also of the AGON series, offers an interesting alternative to products like the ASUS PG279Q and Acer XB271HU.

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AOC AG241QG and AG241QX 144Hz+ WQHD models

Having taken a look at the Having taken a look at the Dell P2416D, which was one of the first WQHD (2560 x 1440) models to hit the scene with a ~24” screen, we can certainly see the appeal of that combination of screen size and resolution. The size itself is one many are comfortable to have on their desks, whilst we found the monitor fine to use without scaling – and also enjoyed the pixel density.

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LG 34UC79G 144Hz IPS UltraWide model

Recent trends in the 21:9 UltraWide market have included a combination of ‘overclocked’ IPS models, running at up to 100Hz. And of course VA models ‘running’ at up to 200Hz without really offering offering sufficient pixel responsiveness to support this properly. The LG 34UC79G (also known as the 34UC79G-B due to the matte black colouration) offers something a bit different – a native 144Hz AH-IPS panel.

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