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How To Choose The Right Gaming Monitor For Your PS5

Something else to consider is the panel type, which is getting less straightforward these days. You will find a lot of gaming PC monitors that are fitted with a TN (Twisted Nematic) LCD panel. The main benefits of these panels are that they are relatively inexpensive to produce (and are more affordable as a result) and offer ultrafast refresh rates for crisp image reproduction.

How To Choose The Right Gaming Monitor For Your PS5

The main downsides are their color reproduction is limited as are their viewing angles. If you want a wider color palette and wider viewing angles, you should opt for an IPS (In-Plane Switching) LCD panel, which has also started to match TN panels for fast refresh rates.

Also rising in popularity in recent years are VA (Vertically Aligned) LCD panels, which typically offer higher contrast than IPS panels, but have slightly narrower viewing angles. Both IPS and VA panels can sometimes also feature Quantum Dot technology, or other similar technologies, to improve the color gamut displayed.

Another technology that is making its way into gaming monitors is mini-LED backlighting, which provides finer control over local area dimming to improve contrast and helps colors pop like OLED displays — the just-announced Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 (pictured) is a new HDMI 2.1 monitor with both mini-LED and Quantum Dot tech. OLED panels still aren't especially prevalent at the moment and remain quite expensive.