NVIDIA's "G-Sync Compatible" program expands its variable refresh rate (VRR) reach, welcoming monitors that are compliant with the VESA DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync standard, including AMD FreeSync. NVIDIA tested hundreds of monitors and certified those that deliver a leading G-Sync experience. We've rounded up the best monitors crowned G-Sync Compatible in 2022, sorted by the features and prices best for you.
The full 4K package
The best gaming monitors top out at 4K visuals, with the LG 27GN950-B providing an unbeatable crystal-clear image, supporting up to 144Hz refresh rates, with a 1ms response time. While that gaming-geared spec sheet keeps all titles performant and responsive, it's the vibrant Nano IPS panel and stellar high dynamic range (HDR) that cement its leading image quality.
Balancing the best
Positioned under the ASUS TUF line of durable hardware, the VG27AQ delivers 1440p resolution, 165Hz refresh rate, and HDR in a 27-inch package. It's one of the best in this category, balancing a great image and fluidity for an impressive price.
Affordable G-Sync gaming
The 27-inch XF270H is a capable entry-level pick for FreeSync and G-Sync gaming with a budget-friendly price point. While topping out at 1080p, its 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time deliver consistent gameplay, with image quality that's not half bad. It's one of the best cheaper options available.
Great value 4K
While there are more affordable 4K monitors out there, few cheap displays meet NVIDIA's standard for its G-Sync Compatible line. The Predator XB273K undercuts many 4K alternatives, offering a 27-inch panel with a 144Hz refresh rate and low response time. However, with its chosen IPS panel, the final image isn't as vivid or bright as the LG 27GN950-B.
The best of HD
The fierce 1080p VG279Q covers all your high-definition gaming needs without sacrificing overall presentation through solid contrast and popping colors. The 144Hz refresh rate has you covered for all your fast-paced games, best for those who aren't too worried about shedding a few pixels for extra savings.
Curved and crisp
The 27-inch and 32-inch Odyssey G7 is Samsung's latest curved venture, with a 240Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time, with both G-Sync and FreeSync Premium Pro support to smooth gameplay. We recommend the model, a large, warped 1440p panel with HDR support, delivering top immersion and performance.
The big picture
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With NVIDIA's "G-Sync Compatible" program, you're getting all the best in VRR options on any G-Sync-enabled PC, available across an extensive range of NVIDIA-approved hardware. The list continues to grow as new manufacturers meet the demands, making it harder than ever to choose from the list, including many of the best computer monitors.
While standard G-Sync monitors are more expensive than their FreeSync counterparts, G-Sync Compatibility expands support to more panels, including some more affordable alternatives. The initiative translates to both FreeSync and G-Sync support across a handful of products, ensuring a great gaming experience no matter your setup.
Amid a diverse offering of G-Sync Compatible monitors, the LG 27GN950-B emerges as our top pick. Its 27-inch, 4K 144Hz panel boasts a balance of clarity and performance, adaptive between fast-paced gaming or everyday tasks. With great HDR support for gaming, coupled with low response times and input lag, there's no better all-rounder on this list. However, with varying availability in 2022, check you're not straying far from the $800 RRP. It's also worth considering the latest LG 27GP950, an identical model with HDMI 2.1 connectivity, supporting 4K resolutions up to 120 FPS, and easily the best monitor for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 gaming.
For gamers on a tighter budget, the 27-inch Acer XF270H is one of the most affordable G-Sync Compatible monitors, dropping below $250. Passing NVIDIA's rigorous certification process is no easy feat, making this 1080p 144Hz offering ideal for new adopters. The high refresh rate ensures slick performance across all the latest games, with a relatively good HD image, considering the price.
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