The *updated* list of gaming monitors with a high refresh rate (120Hz, 144Hz, 165Hz, 180Hz, 200Hz, 240Hz)

Upgrading to a high refresh monitor is possibly the single biggest upgrade you can make to your gaming setup – without breaking the bank. Pretty much everyone I have spoken to have said they can never go back to a standard 60Hz monitor after gaming with a 144Hz monitor, even a 100Hz monitor there is a clear night and day difference in terms of gameplay experience. High refresh monitors have been on the market for a number of years now, which means theres a great selection to choose from all the major manufacturers – including Acer, Dell, BenQ and LG – to name a few. High refresh monitors, such as 144Hz monitors and 100Hz monitors, have seen their prices tumble over the past few years, making it a no-brainer upgrade if you haven’t bought one already. Here at GPUnerd we’ve made a handy, comprehensive guide with a list of all the top high refresh monitors currently available in 2017, sorted by refresh rate (100Hz up to 240Hz). We will do our best to keep this fresh and up-to-date to make it as useful as possible for you to use as a resource for buying your next gaming monitor.

Many high refresh monitors you see today will include adaptive-sync technology – such as AMD’s FreeSync, FreeSync 2, NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology, to eliminate frame tearing and creating an awesome, smooth gameplay experience. Many of these gaming monitors also have the capacity to be overclocked, dialing the refresh rate even higher.

The most common high refresh monitors you see on the market today are 144hz 1080p gaming monitors, 1440p 144hz monitors, as well as 4k 60hz monitors. With the recent announcements from the likes of Acer and Asus, we are also seeing 144Hz 4k monitors enter the market – although they will be rather costly (as you could imagine).

 

If you have any questions about high refresh monitors, so perhaps want some buying advise before you purchase your next gaming monitor, please drop us a comment or email and we’ll do our best to get back to you! Enjoy.

 

144Hz Monitor List


Below is a list of all the 144hz monitors that are currently available from all major manufacturers. These are the most popular high refresh rate monitors, so if you’re looking to upgrade then 144Hz is the best place to start your search. If you spot a monitor that isn’t on the list and should be, please let us know in the comments below or send us an email and we’ll get it added!

ModelSizeResolutionAspect RatioPanel TypeAdaptive Sync
Acer GN246HL24"1920x108016:9TNNo
Acer Predator XB270HU27"2560x144016:9IPSG-SYNC
Acer Predator XG270HU27"2560x144016:9TNFreeSync
Acer Predator Z27127"1920x108016:9VAG-SYNC
Acer Predator Z271T27"1920x108016:9VAG-SYNC
Acer XB240H24"1920x108016:9TNG-SYNC
Acer XB270H27"1920x108016:9TNG-SYNC
Acer XF240H24"1920x108016:9TNFreeSync
Acer XF270H27"1920x108016:9TNFreeSync
Acer XF270HU27"2560x144016:9IPSFreeSync
Acer XZ350CU35"2560x108021:9VAFreeSync
AOC AG241QX24"2560x144016:9TNNo
AOC AG271QX27"2560x144016:9TNFreeSync
AOC AGON AG272FCX27"1920x108016:9VAFreeSync
AOC AGON AG322QCX32"2560x144016:9VAFreeSync
AOC G2460FQ24"1920x108016:9TNFreeSync
AOC G2460PF24"1920x108016:9TNFreeSync
AOC G2460PG24"1920x108016:9TNG-SYNC
AOC G2460PQU24"1920x108016:9TNNo
AOC G2770PF27"1920x108016:9TNFreeSync
AOC G2770PQU27"1920x108016:9TNNo
ASUS MG248Q24"1920x108016:9TNNo
ASUS MG278Q27"2560x144016:9TNFreeSync
ASUS MG279Q27"2560x144016:9IPSFreeSync
ASUS ROG PG278Q27"2560x144016:9TNG-SYNC
ASUS VG248QE24"1920x108016:9TNNo
ASUS VG278HE27"1920x108016:9TNNo
ASUS VG278HR27"1920x108016:9TNNo
ASUS VG278HV27"1920x108016:9TNNo
Atron Vision AVF24024"1920x108016:9TNNo
BenQ EX3200R31.5"1920x108016:9VAFreeSync
BenQ XL2411T24"1920x108016:9TNNo
BenQ ​XL2730Z27"2560x144016:9TNFreeSync
BenQ XL2411Z24"1920x108016:9TNNo
BenQ XL2420G24"1920x108016:9TNNo
BenQ XL2420T24"1920x108016:9TNNo
BenQ XL2420TE24"1920x108016:9TNNo
BenQ XL2420Z24"1920x108016:9TNNo
BenQ XL2430T24"1920x108016:9TNNo
BenQ XL2720G27"1920x108016:9TNNo
BenQ XL2720Z27"1920x108016:9TNNo
BenQ XR350135"2560x108021:9VANo
CrossOver 27FAST14427"2560x144016:9AHVAFreeSync
Dell S2716DG27"2560x144016:9TNG-SYNC
EIZO FORIS FS273527"2560x144016:9IPSFreeSync
Iiyama GB2788HS-B127"1920x108016:9TNFreeSync
Iiyama Prolite GB2488HSU-B124"1920x108016:9TNNo
Lenovo Y27f27"1920x108016:9VAFreeSync
Lenovo Y27g27"1920x108016:9VAG-SYNC
LG 24GM7724"1920x108016:9TNNo
LG 34UC79G34"2560x108021:9IPSFreeSync
Liyama GB2788HS27"1920x108016:9TNFreeSync
MSI Optix G27C27"1920x108016:9VANo
Nixeus Vue 24 24"1920x108016:9TNFreeSync
Philips 242G5DJEB24"1920x108016:9TNNo
Philips 272G5DYEB27"1920x108016:9TNG-SYNC
Philips 328C732"1920x108016:9TBAFreeSync
Pixio PX27727"2560x144016:9IPSFreeSync
QNIX QX241424"1920x108016:9TNNo
Samsung C24FG7024"1920x108016:9SVAFreeSync
Samsung C27FG7027"1920x108016:9VAFreeSync
ViewSonic VX2457GML24"1920x108016:9TNG-SYNC
Viewsonic XG240124"1920x108016:9TNFreeSync
Viewsonic XG270127"1920x108016:9TNFreeSync
Viewsonic XG3202-C31.5"1920x108016:9VAFreeSync
Viotek GN27C27"1920x108016:9VAFreeSync

 

160Hz Monitor List


Below is the list of all currently available 160Hz monitors.

Monitor SizeResolutionAspect RatioPanelAdaptive Sync
AOC C3583FQ35"2560 x 10800.88125VAFreeSync

 

165Hz Monitor List


Here is the list of all currently available 165Hz monitors, theres definitely far fewer compared to the range of 144Hz monitors, and to be honest you will only see a very incremental difference when gaming on a 165Hz monitor compared to a 144Hz. If you can get a great deal on a 165Hz monitor, go for it, but my advise would be to stick with a 144Hz monitor.

Monitor SizeResolutionAspect RatioPanelAdaptive Sync
Acer Predator XB241YU24"2560x144016:9TNG-SYNC
Acer Predator XB271HU27"2560x144016:9IPSG-SYNC
AOC AG241QG24"2560x144016:9TNG-SYNC
AOC AG271QG27"2560x144016:9IPSG-SYNC
ASUS ROG PG279Q27"2560x144016:9IPSG-SYNC
Dell S2417DG24"2560x144016:9TNG-SYNC
Viewsonic XG270327"2560x144016:9IPSFreeSync
Viewsonic XG2703-GS27"2560x144016:9IPSG-SYNC

 

180Hz Monitor List


Here is a list of all currently available 200Hz monitors on the market in 2017.

Monitor SizeResolutionAspect RatioPanelAdaptive Sync
Acer Predator XB241H24"1920x108016:9TNG-SYNC
ASUS ROG PG248Q24"1920x108016:9TNG-SYNC

 

200Hz Monitor List


There isn’t a whole deal of 200Hz monitors available to buy, but the ones we could find are listed below.

Monitor SizeResolutionAspect RatioPanelAdaptive Sync
Acer Predator Z3535"2560x108021:9VAG-SYNC
Acer Predator Z301C30"2560x108021:9VAG-SYNC
AOC AGON AG352QCX35"2560x108021:9VAFreeSync

 

240Hz Monitor List


Talk about overkill. Here is our list of 240Hz monitors on sale, and expect them to cost a pretty penny. We should expect to see more 240Hz monitors coming onto the market throughout 2017 and beyond with the way monitors are progressing. These 240Hz monitors tend to be only of 1080p resolution, but recently a 1440p 240Hz monitor has been announced by the likes of Asus.

Monitor SizeResolutionAspect RatioPanelAdaptive Sync
Acer Predator XB251HQT24.5"1920x108016:9TNG-SYNC
AOC AGON AG251FZ25"1920x108016:9TNFreeSync
AOC AGON AG352QCX35"2560x108021:9VAFreeSync
ASUS ROG PG258Q24.5"1920x108016:9TNG-SYNC
BenQ ZOWIE XL254024.5"1920x108016:9TNNo

 

120Hz Monitor List


Although 120Hz monitors aren’t the most popular refresh rate option on the market, they often do provide some great deals and options for those who are stepping into the high refresh monitor scene for the first time from a 60Hz panel.

MonitorSizeResolutionAspect RatioPanel
Acer GD245HQ24"1920x108016:9TN
Acer GN245HQ24"1920x108016:9TN
Acer HN274H27"1920x108016:9TN
Alienware AW231023"1920x108016:9TN
ASUS VG236H23"1920x108016:9TN
BenQ XL2410T24"1920x108016:9TN
BenQ XL2720T27"1920x108016:9TN
EIZO Foris FG242123.5"1920x108016:9VA
Hanns-G HS233H3B23"1920x108016:9TN
Iiyama Prolite G2773HS27"1920x108016:9TN
LG W2363D-PF23"1920x108016:9TN
Planar SA2311W23"1920x108016:9TN
Samsung 2233rz22"1680x105016:9TN
ViewSonic V3D24524"1920x108016:9TN
ViewSonic VX2265wm22"1920x108016:9TN
ViewSonic VX2268wm22"1920x108016:9TN

 

Overclockable Monitor List


If you want a monitor you can play around with and tinker with the refresh rate through overclocking, there are a number of gaming monitors that are great for that. Below is a list of overclockable monitors that are currently available to buy in 2017. There’s not many, but we thought it was worth mentioning, especially if you’re in the market for a high refresh rate monitor.

Monitor SizeResolutionAspect RatioPanelAdaptive Sync
Acer Predator XB251HQT24.5"1920x108016:9TNG-SYNC
AOC AGON AG251FZ25"1920x108016:9TNFreeSync
AOC AGON AG352QCX35"2560x108021:9VAFreeSync
ASUS ROG PG258Q24.5"1920x108016:9TNG-SYNC
BenQ ZOWIE XL254024.5"1920x108016:9TNNo
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