The best monitors for PS5 can upgrade your gaming experience on Sony's latest console from great to amazing. Although you can technically use just about any monitor with an HDMI port with your PS5, you'll want some more impressive display specs to maximise the powerful gaming console's capabilities and experience games the way they were intended.
Our top picks of the best gaming monitors for PS5 comprise products we've reviewed before, with essential features such as screens that provide 4K resolution and a refresh rate of at least 120Hz plus HDR support (read our PS5 review for all its capabilities). We also chose monitors with at least one HDMI 2.1 port, as only HDMI 2.1 technology can transmit 4K resolution at a frame rate of 120fps.
If you prefer gaming on a larger screen, you might want to check out the best TVs for PS5. Still rounding out your rig? Maybe one of the best PS5 controllers will help you complete your setup. Take a look at our FAQs to help you make an informed choice when buying the best monitor for PS5.
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The Inzone M9 is effectively the official Sony monitor for PS5 (and for PCs), and we have to admit it's the best match we've tried. This dual-setup monitor boasts premium features for both PC and PS5, making it a versatile option for those that want a display for both work and play.
It's fast, with a 144Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time to reduce ghosting and Nvidia G-SYNC to cut out screen tearing and stuttering. Image contrast is superb with HDR certified to DisplayHDR 600 standards and a peak brightness of 600 nits, and the colour gamut is also good, covering 95% of DCI-P3 (note that some people have reported an issue in which the screen sometimes displays a 'searching for signal' message after changing settings. This appears to be a firmware issue and can be resolved by updating the firmware.
The Asus TUF Gaming VG289Q1A is proof that you don't have to break the bank to gain access to stunning 4K resolution. At 28 inches, this gaming monitor is just big enough for comfort and small enough to fit into smaller or cramped spaces. The IPS panel can handle light creative work thanks to its 100% sRGB and 90% DCI-P3 colour gamuts and 350 nits of brightness. Its build quality is also impressive.
Of course, Asus did have to leave something out to be able to offer such an attractively low price. There’s no HDMI 2.1 port here, so you won’t be getting that 4K resolution at 120fps. The refresh rate is limited to 60hz no matter what port or device you're using. However, you can still take advantage of that 4K resolution. Considering the price, that’s more than a fair trade-off, making this our pick as the best monitor for PS5 that can do 4K gaming for under $300.
Phones and TVs no longer have a monopoly over OLED technology as more and more monitors dip their toes in. The Asus ROG Swift OLED PG42UQ is one of the most recent adaptors so both PC and PS5 gamers can expect deep blacks and rich colours, as well as better energy efficiency.
As with most OLED, it does sit on the pricier end of the spectrum, which makes it ideal for PS5 gamers with deeper pockets. Supposing you have the dough, Asus makes it worth your money by packing it with gaming-focused features like a 138Hz overclocked refresh rate, a (perhaps unnecessarily) superfast 0.1ms response time, and Nvidia G-Sync support. To make it an ideal match for current-generation consoles, you're getting two HDMI 2.1 ports so you can live that 4K at 120Hz gaming dream.
The Gigabyte AORUS FV43U is the whole package, if you're in search of the best monitor for PS5. At 43 inches, this massive display is not for the faint of heart (or the smallest of setups). But, it’s perfect if you’re looking for an epic visual experience.
Not only does it come with two HDMI 2.1 ports (that way, you can also add an Xbox Series X to your gaming setup) for that UHD at 120Hz gaming goodness, but it also has VESA-certified DisplayHDR 1000 for a rich, vibrant image. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a smoother, more detailed, or more dynamic display to pair with a PlayStation 5. Meanwhile, its LED backlighting delivers additional immersion, two 12 watt speakers utilising Space Audio offer a truly impressive sound, and KVM allow you to seamlessly switch between devices.
Of course, that all comes at a price. This monitor is not for the budget-conscious. And, its size is not ideal for smaller setups. But, if you’re ok dropping more than $1,000/£1,000 and can make space for it, you’ll be in gaming heaven.
The Samsung Odyssey G7 is the next best thing if you want the features of the Gigabyte AORUS FV43U in a smaller package. You not only get all that performance in a more manageable package but also pay a much more reasonable price for it as well, making it one of the best gaming monitors for PS5.
This stellar display packs most of the same features that make the AORUS so great into a 27-inch form factor. That includes the all-important HDMI 2.1 connectivity for UHD at 120Hz gaming as well as HDR support.
Of course, its 300-nit brightness is nothing to write home about, and the display’s HDR 400 won’t hold a candle to the FV43U’s HDR 1000. But, that’s more than enough dynamic range for the average gamer. It still is one of the best displays out there for PS5 and PC gaming. And, you’ll save enough money getting one of these that you can grab a few extra games or a pair of headphones that can take advantage of the PS5’s 3D audio support.
Like the 1080p monitor for PS5 above, the ASUS TUF VG27AQ lacks the detail of 4K resolution, and it looks quite pedestrian too, with a matte finish that adds a bit of a sheen to lighter pictures. But aside from that, we think it's very much a quality screen for PS5 thanks to a speedy 165Hz refresh rate (with Adaptive Sync Support) 1ms response rate and G-Sync and FreeSync compatibility. On top of that, it boasts ASUS' own Extreme Low Motion Blur Sync tech for super smooth play (and in-game pictures).
With an HDR10 rating, contrast is among the best we've seen on a 1440p monitor, and colours are vibrant. All in all, this offers a superb balance of picture quality, speedy specs and value. It will serve you well for PC gaming as well as PS5.
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Corsair has been knocking it out of the park with its gaming peripherals lately, and the Corsair Xeneon 32UHD144 is a great example. It's a great PS5 gaming monitor, thanks to its two HDMI 2.1 ports allowing you to take full advantage of its 4K resolution and 144Hz refresh rate (though, with PS5, you're obviously limited to 120Hz). Of course, its pixel density of 138ppi makes every single game sharp and incredibly detailed.
The only thing that holds this back is its price tag. It's a 32-inch monitor that sits comfortably in the $1,000/£1,000 range, which makes it a pricey proposition. However, you'll be happy to know that if you do any sort of content creation or graphic design, this offers 100% sRGB, 100% Adobe RGB, and 98% DCI-P3 colour gamut – more than enough for any type of creative work you do in these colour spaces.
For a truly premium PS5 monitor, the AOC AGON PD32M ticks every box by our book. It's hard to find anything to fault as far as the specs are concerned. It's crazy bright (the peak brightness rating of 1600 nits is no exaggeration), super fast with 144HZ and 1ms GtG response, and it comes fully loaded with ports, including not one but two HDMI 2.1.
The VESA-compatible display takes up a bit of space but it's superbly built, with a sleek, modern and classy look with matte black and steel finishes that feel perfectly in keeping with Porsche's input. Sure, it's expensive but not as expensive as you might think for this level of specs and design.
If you're a competitive player concerned more with speed than image detail, you might opt for a lightning fast 1080p screen rather than a 4K display as a PS5 monitors. We think the Acer Predator XB253QGX is still hard to beat in that category.
The blazing fast 240Hz refresh rate and an ultra-low MPRT pixel response time of 0.5ms (GtG response is claimed at 1ms) makes up for the compromise in detail and only entry-level HDR support, although the DisplayHDR 400 certification does at least ensure peak brightness of 400cd/m2. Sure the image is fussier than what we see on the 4K PS5 monitors above or even 1440p (see below), but it's free of blur and feels highly responsive.
How to choose the best monitor for PS5
Choosing the best monitor for PS5 isn’t so straightforward, especially if you’re still unfamiliar with your console’s next-generation features. While you can use any monitor with an HDMI port in conjunction with the PS5, you need one with the newest standard, HDMI 2.1, to achieve that UHD resolution at a 120Hz refresh rate. Since that 2.1 standard is new, models sporting it are few and far between. They’re also typically on the pricier side.
However, if you’re ok compromising on the resolution and refresh rate, you can still get great visuals at a more affordable price. A lot of PS5 users are happy with their lower-resolution (1440p or 1080p) monitors, and are still getting great visuals without the speedy 120Hz refresh rate. PS5 doesn’t support 1440p, but it’ll still run games on them at 1080p.
PS5 consoles also come with HDR (High Dynamic Range) capabilities, so getting a monitor that delivers proper HDR will certainly improve not just your gaming experience, but also your chances for seeing enemies. A monitor with a wider dynamic range will deliver more details in bright highlights and dark shadows, which means you’ll be able to see your enemies better, especially in dark areas.
Many inexpensive monitors with HDR support come with VESA certified Display HDR 400, which delivers a peak brightness of 400 nits, while others offer HDR10, which supports 10-bit color. However, if you want a more elevated HDR experience, the best monitors for PS5 would have at least 600 nits of brightness and full-array local dimming. Just be mindful of the price tag, as such monitors tend to be pricier.
What kind of monitor is best for PS5?
The best monitor for PS5 should take advantage of its one HDMI 2.1 port. Unfortunately, the HDMI 2.1 standard is very new so you won’t find many displays with it. But, the ones that do will let you achieve a blazing fast 120Hz refresh rate at a stunning 4K resolution.
Since the PS5 also comes with HDR support, you’ll want to get a monitor that can give you those deep contrasts as well. The best ones currently out there offer an immersive VESA DisplayHDR 1000. But, of course, this all comes at a price, and the best monitor for you is the one that can hit that sweet spot between performance and budget.
Do you need an HDMI 2.1 monitor for PS5?
While you can get the most out of your next-generation console with an HDMI 2.1 connection, it’s not necessary. As long as your monitor has an HDMI port, you can connect them. You’ll just be limited in the resolutions and refresh rates you can achieve. An HDMI 2.0 port, which you’ll find on most gaming monitors, will still allow for that crisp UHD resolution. You’ll just be limited to a 60Hz refresh rate.
Is it better to play PS5 on a TV or monitor?
You can find both monitors and TVs sporting that HDMI 2.1 connection. That means that you’ll achieve the same 4K resolution at 120Hz no matter which one you choose. The main differences between the two then come down to price and size. Of course, gaming TVs capable of that high-end performance will be much bigger, so if you plan on sitting back on the couch while playing, they’re the better choice. But, of course, if you’re trying to fit something on a gaming desk, even the largest monitor will be the better option.
Gaming TVs sporting an HDMI 2.1 connection are also much more expensive. Unfortunately, unlike some HDMI 2.1 capable monitors, you won’t find a mid-range or budget alternative.
What other specs should I look for in the best monitor for PS5?
There are a few keys specs to look for when choosing the best monitor for PS5. We've mentioned HDMI 2.1 above. After that the big spec to consider is aspect ratio and resolution. High resolution means more pixels on screen, so finer, smoother detail. The PS5 can output at both Standard HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and higher 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels). 4K monitors are more powerful, but you pay for that. And 8K? Sony does say that the PS5 is capable of running games at 8K, but the firmware doesn't currently support it and there are no games that support it, so save your money.
As for aspect ratio, we'd recommending sticking to the standard widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9 “widescreen”. That will a maximum resolution of 1080p or 4K should be perfect for enjoying gaming on the console.
Finally, as well as resolution, you'll want to look at a monitor's refresh rate, response time, and input lag. Measured in hertz, refresh rate refers to the highest framerate a game supports – or how many time a second a monitor can impress an image. The higher the rate, the more frames of animation the PS5 will be able to animate in each second and the smoother the animation will be. While we would use the PS4 with rates of between 30fps and 60fps, the PS5 has taken that up to between 60 and 120fps, so you really want a monitor with a max refresh rate of at least 120Hz.
PS5 games also support high dynamic range (HDR), which offers a wider range of darkness and light. HDR monitors are brighter and have more accurate colours in shadows and bright patches, but be aware that HDR is not always done well. Some monitors support is but don't have the maximum brightness level needed for true HDR, for which a monitor needs at least 500 nits of brightness.
How we chose the best PS5 monitors for this guide
We regularly review monitors for gaming as well as for creative use and general productivity. During this process we carry out lab tests to check brightness, contrast and colour coverage and accuracy. We also put the displays through their paces for a range of different tasks included media playback, photo and video editing and, of course, gaming. We also take on board customer reviews and the reviews from our sister websites TechRadar and GamesRadar to ensure a balanced opinion.
In choosing the best monitor for PS5, we sought displays with a refresh rate of at least 120Hz and HDR support. While most of our picks allow you to take advantage of the PS5's 4K capabilities, we've also included a 1440p and 1080p monitor for those whose priority is speed and smoothness over image detail.