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What you need to know

  • Monoprice announced two new budget-friendly gaming monitors.
  • The Dark Matter 27" 165Hz Monitor and the Dark Matter 24" 144Hz Monitor have specs that compete with more expensive competitors.
  • Both new monitors are available starting today.

Monoprice announced two new gaming monitors today; the Dark Matter 27" 165Hz Monitor and the Dark Matter 24" 144Hz Monitor. Both deliver impressive specs at a low price point compared to the best gaming monitors that they compete with. Both new Dark Matter gaming monitors are available starting today.

They each have IPS displays, which helps bring down their prices. The 24-inch model has a refresh rate of 144Hz while the larger 27-inch model has a refresh rate of 165Hz. Monoprice doesn't give exact figures related to color accuracy, but states that the 24-inch monitor offers "near 100% sRGB."

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The monitors share several specs, but there are some key differences. The 24-inch model has an HDMI 2.0 port but the 27-inch model has a higher refresh rate and is a bit brighter.

Dark Matter 24" 144Hz Monitor

Category Dark Matter 24" 144Hz Monitor
Screen size 23.5"
Panel IPS
Resolution 1920x1080p
Refresh rate 144Hz
Aspect ratio 16:9
Brightness 300 cd/m2
Color "Near 100% sRGB"
Response time 1ms
Adaptive Sync Yes
Ports HDMI 2.0, HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2
Contrast ratio 1000:1
VESA compatible Yes
Price $200

Dark Matter 27" 165Hz Monitor

Category Dark Matter 27" 165Hz Monitor
Screen size 27"
Panel IPS
Resolution 1920x1080p
Refresh rate 165Hz
Aspect ratio 16:9
Brightness 350 cd/m2
Response time 1ms
Adaptive Sync Yes
Ports 2x HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2
Contrast ratio 1000:1
VESA compatible Yes
Price $230

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The spec sheets of these two new monitors aren't as impressive as the Dark Matter gaming monitor with an IGZO display that Monoprice announced last week. They are, however, more affordable while having respectable specs and features.

Monoprice Dark Matter 24 Monitor

Dark Matter 24" Gaming Monitor

This affordable gaming monitor has a refresh rate of 144Hz and a response time of 1ms. It also suports Adaptive Sync for smooth gameplay.

Monoprice Dark Matter 24 Monitor

Dark Matter 27" Gaming Monitor

With support for Adaptive Sync, a refresh rate of 165Hz, and a response time of 1ms, this new gaming monitor from Monoprice delivers a big bang for your buck.

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