The best PS5 monitors 2024

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Buying one of the best PS5 monitors over, say, one of the best OLED TVs to connect to Sony’s sales-smashing console may seem a little odd. I get it. After all, shouldn't you be looking for the best big screen experience possible on the latest PlayStation?

There are specific scenarios where forking out for one of the best PS5 monitors suddenly makes a lot of sense, though. Many of the best gaming monitors you’d normally hook to your PC sport a lot of features that actually make them very PS5-friendly. Most now support 120Hz refresh rates thanks to HDMI 2.1 connections becoming more commonplace in modern panels, while you can also find some top-tier 4K PC screens that will make the likes of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 or Dragon’s Dogma 2 look sensationally sharp on your PlayStation 5. 

If you’re short on space, playing Sony’s console on a monitor also makes sense in a home office. That’s why we’ve tested and reviewed dozens of monitors that pair well with PS5, many of which would make for perfect bedroom displays for your favorite gaming system. 

Whether you’re looking for a huge 43-inch monitor with strong HDR performance or a 28-inch display for a smaller desk, you’ll find the best PS5 monitors to suit a number of budgets and space requirements below.

The quick list

Short on time? Here's a swift breakdown of the best PS5 monitors on the list below, along with quick links that let you jump directly to the review of whichever screen you're interested in.

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The best overall PS5 monitor

Best ps5 monitors: Sony Inzone M9

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The best PS5 monitor overall

Specifications

Screen Size: 27 inches
Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Inputs: DisplayPort, HDMI, USB-A, USB-B, USB-C, 3.5 mm audio

Reasons to buy

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A lovely, super vibrant screen
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144Hz refresh rate is hard to beat
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Looks great

Reasons to avoid

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Limited rotation is an issue
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Speakers are subpar

The Sony Inzone M9 represents the first time that Sony has attempted to make a gaming monitor in quite a few years, and it’s safe to say that the company has come out swinging. Not only is the Inzone M9 a gorgeous monitor from a design standpoint; it also displays a crisp picture, with smooth frame rates and a vibrant color palette. In fact, with its black-and-white chassis, the Inzone M9 even looks quite a bit like the PS5.

There’s still a bit of room for improvement. Like many gaming monitors, the Inzone M9 has weak speakers. It also can’t rotate all the way to a full vertical configuration, so it’s not an ideal monitor for productivity users who may want a second monitor for text documents or spreadsheets. As a PS5 accessory, though, the Inzone M9 is almost perfect.

Read our full Sony Inzone M9 review.

The best budget PS5 monitor

Best ps5 monitors: Asus TUF Gaming VG28UQL1A

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The best budget PS5 monitor

Specifications

Screen Size: 28 inches
Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Inputs: DisplayPort, HDMI, USB-A, USB-B, 3.5 mm audio

Reasons to buy

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Great colors 
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Resolution and refresh rate both impress
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Suited for both consoles and PC

Reasons to avoid

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HDR output isn't quite right
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Connectivity problems

Though it's not going for chump change, we'd still just about class the Asus TUF Gaming VG28UQL1A as a “budget” monitor. There are far more expensive PC displays out there, though, so when you can nab a sub-$1,000 display that offers 4K resolution, a 144 Hz refresh rate and a duo of HDMI 2.1 ports, it's hard to overly grumble.

Pricing considerations aside, the VG28UQL1A is simply a really good-looking monitor. Of all the PS5 screens we've tested, this has some of the most accurate colour output we've seen. The device’s HDR capabilities are almost unmatched on both PS5 and PC, particularly the way it handles reddish colours. The device even boasts perfectly passable speakers, which is definitely not the default when it comes to gaming displays.

Read our full Asus TUF Gaming VG28UQL1A review.

The best 4K PS5 monitor

Best ps5 monitors: Dell 32 4K UHD Gaming Monitor G3223Q

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An excellent 32-inch PS5 monitor

Specifications

Screen Size: 32 inches
Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Inputs: DisplayPort, HDMI, USB-A, USB-B, 3.5 mm audio

Reasons to buy

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An impressive screen
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A display that shines in HDR mode
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It spoils you with ports

Reasons to avoid

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Lack of USB-C is an issue
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Doesn't represent the best value for money

The Dell 32 4K UHD Gaming Monitor G3223Q is one of the most straightforward PS5 monitors we reviewed, as well as one of our favorites. This 32-inch monitor isn’t showy or complicated. It’s just a plain-looking monitor with a large, sturdy stand that displays absolutely gorgeous picture from both the PC and PS5. While a 32-inch monitor won’t fit every desk, and an $1,100 monitor won’t fit every budget, the G3223Q gets just about everything right from a technical perspective.

One big advantage of the G3223Q is that it renders vivid colors in either standard or HDR modes. As such, you can experiment with the PS5’s HDR and non-HDR options to see which level of color and brightness works best for you. There are plenty of picture mode presets from which to choose.

Read our full Dell 32 4K UHD Gaming Monitor G3223Q review.

The best high-end PS5 monitor

Best ps5 monitors: Gigabyte Aorus FI32U

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Another excellent 32-inch PS5 monitor

Specifications

Screen Size: 32 inches
Resolution: 3840x2160
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Inputs: DisplayPort, HDMI, USB Type-C, USB Type-A, 3.5 mm audio

Reasons to buy

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Superb picture quality
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Broad selection of useful gaming features
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High-end integrated audio solution

Reasons to avoid

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Extraordinarily expensive
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No built-in speakers

The Gigabyte Aorus FI32U delivers a fairly big picture and the performance you need for playing the best PS5 games. At $1,000, it’s a pretty expensive gaming monitor, and yet it’s still a bit cheaper than some 32-inch displays from fancier brands. While the FI32U doesn’t have built-in speakers, it does have excellent picture quality, a unique design and the ability to rotate into a vertical configuration. It also has plenty of ports and an easy-to-navigate menu system.

Just about every preset works well, whether you’re playing in standard or HDR modes. The monitor also offers some handy gaming features, including picture-in-picture settings and adaptive sync for smoother frame rates. While the FI32U isn’t exactly a budget PS5 monitor, it still offers more features than you might expect for the price.

Read our full Gigabyte Aorus FI32U review.

The best plug and play PS5 monitor

Best ps5 monitors: Acer Predator XB323QK

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A PS5 monitor that's easy to set up

Specifications

Screen Size: 31.5 inches
Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Inputs: DisplayPort, HDMI, USB-A, USB-B, USB-C

Reasons to buy

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A fantastic 144Hz screen
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A well-designed stand
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LED backlighting helps it look good on a desk

Reasons to avoid

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Port placement isn't great
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Speakers are underwhelming

The best mid-range PS5 monitor

With a large, bright screen, beautiful HDR features and a surprisingly sleek physical design, the Acer Predator XB323QK is a solid choice for PS5 owners who can’t quite decide between a gaming monitor and a small TV. With its 32-inch screen, the XB323QK can display quite a lot of game. That’s good news, when you consider that each of its presets looks excellent, offering a bright screen and subtle colors.

It may seem strange to praise a gaming monitor’s stand, but the XB323QK’s is small, thin and unobtrusive, making setup simple, and allowing you to move the device with relative ease. The ports are admittedly a little hard to reach, and the speakers aren’t good, but those issues are by no means unique to this monitor. The XB323QK also has a USB-C port, which puts it ahead of many of its competitors.

Read our full Acer Predator XB323QK review.

Best ps5 monitors: Gigabyte M32U

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A relatively inexpensive PS5 monitor

Specifications

Screen Size: 32 inches
Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Inputs: DisplayPort, HDMI, USB-A, USB-C, 3.5 mm audio

Reasons to buy

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Good picture quality
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Solid collection of gaming features

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive
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Some customization may be required to optimize gameplay appearance
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Mediocre built-in speakers

The Gigabyte M32U is a pretty good value as far as 32-inch gaming monitors go, especially with 4K resolution, 144 refresh rates and HDMI 2.1 ports. In fact, it’s $300 cheaper than some of the more premium options in that size range. You’ll still get a bright, colorful screen, a sturdy (if plain) stand, and excellent compatibility with PC and PS5. While there’s only one HDR mode, that actually means you won’t have to do much fine-tuning before you dive into your favorite PS5 games.

You’ll probably want to use one of the best gaming headsets rather than the weak built-in speakers, and the menus can be a little cumbersome to navigate. There are a lot of options, and not every one is equally useful. Still, if you want a monitor that looks good and plays well, the M32U works just fine.

Read our full Gigabyte M32U review.

Best ps5 monitors: Acer Nitro XV282K

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A PS5 monitor with great HDR picture

Specifications

Screen Size: 28 inches
Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Inputs: DisplayPort, HDMI, 3.5 mm audio, USB-A, USB-B, USB-C

Reasons to buy

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Gorgeous HDR mode
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Straightforward design
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Works well with console or PC

Reasons to avoid

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More expensive than similar monitors
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Most presets look terrible

The Acer Nitro XV282K is an odd monitor, as when you first set it up, it may not display a good picture at all. However, once you start tinkering with the preset and HDR settings, the XV282K can be absolutely gorgeous, particularly for PS5 titles with HDR enabled. With high levels of brightness, sRGB spectrum percentage and color accuracy, this Acer monitor has all the raw specs to deliver fiery reds, subtle blues and deep blacks. It can also tackle 4K resolutions and 120 fps frame rates with ease.

It's worth noting that the speakers are not great, and that the setup process is a bit more difficult than it should be, particularly if you want to tackle it by yourself. At $900, the XV282K is also pretty expensive. But if you can afford it, you’ll get something pretty good in return.

Read our full Acer XV282K review.

Best ps5 monitors: BenQ Mobiuz EX3210U

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A PS5 monitor with a remote control

Specifications

Screen Size: 32 inches
Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Inputs: DisplayPort, HDMI, 3.5 mm audio, USB-A, USB-B

Reasons to buy

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Sleek design
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Decent performance
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Handy remote control

Reasons to avoid

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Dull, dark presets
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Cumbersome navigation

While most PS5 monitors are black rectangles with bulky stands, the BenQ Mobiuz EX3210U tries something different. The device has a sleek white chassis with colorful, programmable LED strips on the back. With its 32-inch screen, the Mobiuz EX3210U also attempts to split the difference between a gaming monitor and a small TV, as it comes with a large speaker and a remote control. While it couldn’t quite be the centerpiece of a living room, it doesn’t have to adorn a desk, either.

The Mobiuz EX3210U’s screen doesn’t always live up to its innovative appearance, however. Some games look gorgeous in its HDR modes; others look a little dull and gray in its Standard settings. On paper, however, the monitor has passable brightness and excellent sRGB color. If you’re willing to do a little legwork, the EX3210U can look great.

Read our full BenQ Mobiuz EX3210U review.

Best ps5 monitors: Acer Predator CG437K

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A PS5 monitor that doubles as a living room TV

Specifications

Screen Size: 43 inches
Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Inputs: DisplayPort, HDMI, USB-A, USB-C

Reasons to buy

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Fills an unconventional niche
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Decent HDR mode
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Good with current-gen consoles

Reasons to avoid

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Subpar brightness and colors
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Laggy remote control

Perhaps the most unusual product on this list, the Acer CG437K is arguably one of the best PS5 monitors, simply because it fills a niche that none of the other selections can. Unlike a traditional gaming monitor, the CG437K has an enormous screen: 43 inches. This means that you can put it in your living room instead of a TV. The big difference is that the response rate is much faster, which means that the CG437K could theoretically facilitate better performance for both your PC and PS5 games.

At $1,600, however, the CG437K is a steep investment — and even if you can afford one, you’ll have to make a lot of compromises. Many of the preset modes look dark and washed-out, while the remote control is slow, and the speakers are just so-so.

Read our full Acer Predator CG437K review.

How to choose the best PS5 monitor for you

How to choose the best PS5 monitor for you

The first thing you should consider when choosing one of the best PS5 monitors is what size you want it to be. The smallest selection on this list is 27 inches diagonally, which means it could live comfortably on a moderately sized desk. If you opt for a 32-inch monitor, you’ll need a large desk, or a small entertainment nook. One of our selections has a 43-inch screen, essentially making it a TV replacement.

While all PS5 monitors are expensive, it’s also worth considering just how much you’re willing to spend. The cheapest model we reviewed costs $800, which sounds like a lot — until you remember that the most expensive model we reviewed costs $1,600. Generally speaking, smaller monitors are cheaper, but you can find a few exceptions.

Unless you already own a good set of headphones, you may also want to consider a monitor’s speakers, at least briefly. Most gaming monitor speakers aren’t good, but some of them are passable, and that can be beneficial if you don’t feel like wearing a headset for hours on end.

How we tested these PS5 monitors

How we test PS5 monitors

We test PS5 monitors the exact same way we test PC gaming monitors. First, we unbox and set them up, evaluating how easy the process is. We examine a monitor from all angles, determining whether its physical design is anything special. We benchmark each monitor with a variety of standardized tests, which tell us about brightness, color and color accuracy. Then, we hook the monitor up to a PC and a PS5 and let the testing begin.

Generally, we test each monitor with PC games first, since it’s a little bit easier to try all the various menu options on each monitor. Afterward, we transition over to PS5 games, which present a better opportunity to test a variety of HDR options. Since much of this process is qualitative, we’ll frequently confer with other Tom’s Guide staffers to ask what they think of the brightness and color options.

Along the way, we also evaluate a monitor’s secondary characteristics, such as menu navigation, speakers, and remote control (if it has one).

Dave Meikleham
UK Computing Editor

Dave is a computing editor at Tom’s Guide and covers everything from cutting edge laptops to ultrawide monitors. When he’s not worrying about dead pixels, Dave enjoys regularly rebuilding his PC for absolutely no reason at all. In a previous life, he worked as a video game journalist for 15 years, with bylines across GamesRadar+, PC Gamer and TechRadar. Despite owning a graphics card that costs roughly the same as your average used car, he still enjoys gaming on the go and is regularly glued to his Switch. Away from tech, most of Dave’s time is taken up by walking his husky, buying new TVs at an embarrassing rate and obsessing over his beloved Arsenal. 

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