The ultimate gaming experience is a lot more than the game itself. It has plenty to do with the visual aspect. As such, finding the best gaming monitor will mean the difference between a good game and a great one! A good graphics card complete with a great screen all come together to provide you with an exceptional gaming experience. In order to find the best monitor, you need to factor in a few things such as the size of the screen, the resolution and pixel response rate.
The size normally depends on the size of your desk, however, the bigger the screen, the greater the experience (between 24 to 30 inches will do just fine). The resolution has to complement the size for the best experience. You should not expect a good turnout of a 27″ monitor with a 1080p resolution, reason being that it carries a much lower pixel density. As such, you might want to look into higher resolutions such as 2560×1440 for the 27″ monitor.
Two possible panel choices are available when it comes to choosing a gaming monitor and these are; TN or IPS. The Twisted nematic(TN) panels, which are also the most common option, tend to have distorted colors at different viewing angles hence making them less accurate. In-Plane Switching(IPS) on the other hand provide for better viewing angles and better color accuracy, however, they are expensive to come by. Compared to TN, IPS on occasion tends to have slower response time and don’t come in higher refresh rates. Other panels include the Plane-Line Switching(PLS) panel and the Vertical Alignment (VA) panel. PLS are more or less like the IPS although they are the better and more expensive option. VA panels on the other hand are not common, have better color accuracy when compared to TN panels and also tend to produce bizarre color effects when viewed at a wrong angle.
Other factors that you need to look into while buying a gaming monitor include the refresh rate, anti-glare coating, the contrast ratio, viewing angle, stand and swivel options, the connector types, and built-in speakers depending on the monitor you wish to buy and the amount of money attached.