Best FreeSync monitors for Xbox One 2024

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Microsoft supports FreeSync on Xbox One consoles, adjusting refresh rates on the fly to reduce screen tearing and stuttering in gaming. While hundreds of special FreeSync-compatible displays are on the market, Xbox One consoles are limited to a subset with HDMI support. We've rounded up our top FreeSync monitors compatible with Xbox One across all price tiers.

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When you're in the market for FreeSync-compatible Xbox One monitors, there's one fundamental characteristic to look out for — FreeSync over HDMI. While countless gaming monitors now support the feature, not all support the VRR over an HDMI connection, sometimes limited to their DisplayPort connections. While you should consider the full feature set of what any monitor offers, ensure its FreeSync support plays nice with your console. Furthermore, with monitors for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S bringing all-new features, consider futureproofing your purchase with higher-end 4K models.

The Dell S2721QS remains our best overall pick for FreeSync on Xbox One, packing an unrivaled balance of the best gaming features in an affordable package. This 4K HDR IPS panel delivers sharp, vivid images, while 60Hz FreeSync support ensures a smooth gameplay experience. While it shines when paired with Xbox One X, it boasts headroom to support a future upgrade to newer Xbox consoles.

But with Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S introducing all-new features to console gaming, an HDMI 2.1 monitor is an incredible long-term investment. Higher bandwidth brings new features to the LG 27GP950-B like 4K resolution gaming up to 120Hz, with best-in-class HDR support, a rarity in PC monitors. While this panel is overkill for Xbox One, it's among the best if you're eyeing the new Xbox Series X. The only issue with availability, with limited stock making these hard to find in 2021.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.