Best FreeSync Monitors for Xbox One Windows Central 2020
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.
- Best overall: Samsung C27HG70
- Budget FreeSync: Acer KG271
- Affordable 4K: ViewSonic XG3220
- 1440p immersion: AOC Agon AG241QX
- Full HD gaming: Asus VG245H
- Bending immersion: ViewSonic VX2758-C-MH
The Samsung C27HG70 leads the pack with a strong roster of features complementing the Xbox One. FreeSync 2 support is the standout, improving colors with HDR support. It also boasts a curved panel, 1440p resolution, and 48-100Hz FreeSync HDMI frequency for clear, fluid gameplay.
The Acer KG271 is another strong 1080p pick, scaling to 27 inches. It hits a 75Hz FreeSync frequency for smooth Xbox One gameplay, paired with a solid image. It's a great entry-point for console FreeSync without breaking the bank.
ViewSonic steps it up to 4K with a 60Hz refresh rate, touting Xbox-compatible FreeSync with a 1ms response time. If the lack of FreeSync-backed HDR isn't a deal-breaker, the XG3220 offers a crisp and smooth 32-inch panel, all at a reasonable price.
The latest AG241QX is part of AOC's latest 24-inch gaming displays, securing 1440p resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, and a response time of just 1ms to elevate your game.
With Xbox One S gameplay bound to 1080p, leading displays can be wasted. Dropping to full HD, the 24-inch Asus VG245H compiles a variety of premium features for a budget price. With a 1ms response time and FreeSync frequency topping out at 75Hz, you'll be getting a responsive and striking image.
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The Samsung C27HG70 remains the best overall pick for FreeSync on Xbox One, packing an unrivaled balanced of the best monitor features for gaming. Its curved 1440p image and 48-100Hz FreeSync ensure sharp gameplay without compromising performance, pairing with native 1440p support added last year. And among the early FreeSync 2 HDMI monitors on the market, this monitor is the best way to experience variable refresh rates (VRR) with high dynamic range (HDR). The result is impactful colors that really pop across supported games.
The Acer KG271 is another high-performance alternative, dropping to 27-inch 1080p for hefty savings. It's best suited for Xbox One S owners limited to 1080p or budget-conscious Xbox One X owners leveraging supersampling. While it's missing HDR under FreeSync 2, the KG271 otherwise nails the essentials.
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