Best Gaming Monitor- About 4K Gaming Monitor

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Best Gaming Monito: With graphics cards from both the green and red teams getting more and more powerful each day, 4K gaming monitors are getting increasingly popular. Look, even the console peasants with their PS5 and Xbox Series X can game in 4K.

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How can we PC Master Race lose to them, right? Today, I’m gonna teach you everything you need to know about 4K gaming monitors and how to choose the right one for you. all these monitors are for demonstration purposes so I’ll definitely be dropping some product placement.

The consciousness that I will be dropping is applicable no matter what monitors you end up getting. Without further ado, let’s get cracking. So firstly, what exactly is a 4K display? Alright, so a 4K display is basically 4x 1080p Full HD displays into one.

Having a higher resolution means that you’re gonna get a clearer image when consuming content online and such and it’s especially important when you have a bigger screen size because this means that you’re gonna get a higher pixel per inch or pixel density.

While 4K TVs have definitely been around for quite some time if you’ve ever plugged in a generic 4K TV to do some gaming especially on faster-paced FPS titles like Valorant or COD: Warzone, you’ll realize that the gaming experience can be a little bit underwhelming. But why? Because for gaming, you’re gonna need some specific features that complement the performance of your gaming PC or even console, something that gaming monitors do a lot better than your average 4K TV.

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So what are some of the features that you should pay attention to when picking your 4K gaming monitor? Firstly, we have addressed the age-old question of does size matters? When choosing the size of your monitor, viewing distance is a good way to help you decide and the rule of thumb is the bigger your monitor,

the further away you should sit unless you want to go blind. Something like this giant 48-inch Aorus FO48U is perfect for couch potatoes who game on consoles or even media PCs with a wireless setup. I recommend that you put at least 5 to 6.5 feet between this monitor and you.

If your room is a little bit smaller, perhaps you can go for something like this for the 43-inch Aorus FV43U. if you’re more of a conventional desktop PC gamer like me then you’re probably shopping for a smaller monitor like this Gigabyte M28U or even the larger 32-inch M32U. But make sure that you get a desk that is slightly wider in-depth to put at least 2 to 4 feet between your eyes and the screen.

Response time is measured in milliseconds and is very serious for competitive gamers who play fast-paced games like Valorant or CS: GO. TN panels tend to have the fastest response time followed by VA and then IPS and while IPS panels conventionally have higher response times, the tech has improved quite a bit. For instance, both the Gigabyte M32U and M28U are advertised with a response time of 1ms MPRT which is the same as the Aorus FV43U that uses a VA panel.

The color accuracy of your monitor determines how well it actually reproduces colors and shades on screen. While this is more important for people like me who deal with colors every day, having a gaming monitor with bad color accuracy can misrepresent certain colors like making your reds look orange, potentially ruining immersion while gaming.

There are many standards for color accuracy. In terms of gaming, I would just be concerned with sRGB, Adobe RGB and DCI-P3. IPS panels are usually the best when it comes to color accuracy which is why most professional monitors use IPS. VA panels are a close second and most have a leg up when it comes to contrast ratio compared to IPS which can make images pop a little more.

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Finally, TN panels are, for the most part, the worst when it comes to color accuracy. The viewing angle is the maximum angle you can sit off-center from the center of your screen before you lose image quality. Normally, colors and contrast will begin to degrade the further you are away from the center of the screen and this can ruin your gaming experience. IPS panels tend to have the best seeing angles followed by VA and then TN.

Before we move on to the next part, do take note that there are other types of technology being implemented into gaming monitors such as the OLED screen on this Aorus FO48U. OLED panels come with individual pixels that can be turned on and off independently, giving us vibrant colors and true blacks because the pixels will be turned off completely.

They also come with response times and viewing angles that rival IPS panels. Though, all that good stuff tends to come with a heftier price tag. When discussing gaming monitors, we also cannot forget about HDR which has gained quite a bit of traction over the years.

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range and dynamic range is basically defined by the steps between light and dark that a screen can display. High dynamic range expands on this by giving us brighter colors and images pop which will increase our gaming immersion.

There are many HDR standards out there with different requirements and it can get really confusing. Also because HDR is very content-dependent, your mileage may vary depending on which game you choose to play. Two of the most important HDR standards when it comes to gaming are Display VESA HDR 400 and HDR10 and HDR10+.

Monitors like the Gigabyte M28U and M32U comply with the VESA Display HDR 400 standard and can achieve the required brightness levels for HDR content. But there are those that have even higher brightness levels to comply with HDR10 standards like the Aorus FV43U and FO48U.

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Although the latter is slightly darker at 900 nits, its OLED panel with darker blacks kind of compensates for that. Higher refresh rates will deliver us a better and smoother gaming experience because more frames are actually being rendered per second and this gives us better motion tracking in-game. This is also why powerful PC hardware is needed in high refresh rate gaming.

There are definitely still some ways that you can optimize your in-game settings to prioritize FPS over visual quality. For example, you can lower your texture, shadow and ambient occlusion settings as those have a big impact on performance and if that doesn’t work, you can always try Nvidia’s DLSS and AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution to gain more representation without loosing too much visual quality.

However, if none of the above work, you can always game in a lower resolution or I don’t know, get a new gaming rig for that. Anyways, all these four monitors can support 120Hz from your consoles. And all of them except for the OLED FO48U support 144Hz from PCs.

Finally, we have ergonomics. you want to give you the most comfortable viewing experience. you should always check for VESA mount compatibility as well as weight limitations. For example,

monitor arms like the North Bayou NB F90A only support 75 to 100mm mounts so while we can definitely mount the Gigabyte M28U to that arm, it wouldn’t support something larger like the Aorus FO48U.

Firstly, because of the weight limit but also because of the fact that this monitor uses a 300 by 300mm VESA mount. For that, you can look at a wall mount instead. As the weight for monitors like the Aorus FV43U or the FO48U is just too much for regular monitor arms. In summary, the bigger the monitor,

the bigger the VESA mount. That’s what she said and that is all for our Your Mother No Teach 4K gaming monitor edition. Thank you to Gigabyte Aorus for sponsoring this video once again so feel free to check them out in the links below.

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