Best Monitors For Gaming and Video Editing

Most monitors are designed to excel at a specific task. However, buying a monitor that only excels at one task can be too expensive. Many video editors engage in gaming as well and vice versa, so they need a monitor that would deliver a great performance at both tasks.

Therefore, we compiled a list of the best monitors for gaming and video editing at the same time so that you may carry out your video editing tasks and enjoy gaming without having to endure a terrible monitor performance at one of the two tasks.

Disclaimer

Note that the technical features that make a great gaming monitor are different from those that make a great video editing monitor.

Most companies maximize certain features at the expense of other ones. For this reason, the monitors that are mentioned in this list may not have the best features ever. However, they do get the best of both worlds by having the best combination of features, which allows for a great performance at gaming and video editing at the same time.

Gaming & Video Editing Monitors — Compared

MonitorsSpecs

Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q
⁍ 27-inch
⁍ 3840 x 2160 Resolution
⁍ 60Hz Refresh Rate
⁍ 5ms Response time

ASUS PA329Q
⁍ 32-inch
⁍ 3840 x 2160 Resolution
⁍ 60Hz Refresh Rate
⁍ 5ms Response time

LG 27UK850-W
⁍ 27-inch
⁍ 3840 x 2160 Resolution
⁍ 60Hz Refresh Rate
⁍ 5ms Response time

Samsung CHG90
⁍ 49-inch
⁍ 3840 x 2160 Resolution
⁍ 144Hz Refresh Rate
⁍ 1ms Response time

Philips 276E8VJSB
⁍ 27-inch
⁍ 3840 x 2160 Resolution
⁍ 60Hz Refresh Rate
⁍ 5ms Response time

LG 34UM68-P
⁍ 34-inch
⁍ 2560 x 1080 Resolution
⁍ 75Hz Refresh Rate
⁍ 5ms Response time

ASUS ProArt PA34VC
⁍ 34-inch
⁍ 3440×1440 Resolution
⁍ 100Hz Refresh Rate
⁍ 5ms Response time

Best Monitor for Gaming and Video Editing

1. Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q

Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q Monitor

Specifications of Dell Ultrasharp U2718Q
Screen Size 27-inch
Resolution QHD | 3840 x 2160
Technology IPS
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Response Time 5ms
Connectivity Ports HDMI, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort
VESA Mount Yes

Dell is well-known for its high-quality monitors. Therefore, we will start with Dell’s Ultrasharp U2718Q. This 27-inch monitor is no work of art, for it has a pretty usual design. It’s featured with a partially adjustable stand with a rectangular base.

When it comes to display might though, Dell U2718Q has an amazing 4K 3840×2160 resolution with incredibly thin bezels. Additionally, it has a brightness of 350 cd/m² and a Pixel Pitch of 0.1554 mm x 0.1554 mm.

It is an IPS panel, which means that a great color reproduction is guaranteed, so you would be able to work on your video editing tasks very comfortably. Moreover, this Dell HDR combines a great depth of colors with a remarkable clarity and a high contrast range of shades, allowing for sharp images and vivid colors.

Gaming wise, the monitor at hand might not be the best. It has a 60Hz refresh rate, which is okay for RPG video games but not so good for CSGO games.

Additionally, its 8ms response time is below par compared to most gaming monitors, therefore, a blur-free gaming experience may not be guaranteed.

If you like to multitask, you can tackle multiple tasks at once and stay organized thanks to Easy Arrange, a feature that lets you tile and view applications side by side.

In terms of connectivity, it supports HDMI, DisplayPort, and Mini DisplayPort. Furthermore, you can connect up to six compatible RF devices or Bluetooth 4.0 through Dell Universal Pairing.

Pros

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2. ASUS PA329Q

ASUS PA329Q Monitor

Specifications of ASUS PA329Q
Screen Size 32-inch
Resolution UHD | 3840×2160
Technology IPS
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Response Time 5ms
Connectivity Ports HDMI(v2.0) x4, Mini DisplayPort 1.2, DisplayPort 1.2, USB3.0 Type-B x1, USB3.0 Type-A x5
VESA Mount Yes

Asus is famous for its powerful gaming monitors. We will see if it can make monitors that are great at video editing as well.

ASUS PA329Q may not be the cheapest monitor in this list, however, it is certainly one of the most powerful monitors. This 32-inch monitor has a cool design with a stylish Ergonomic stand that allows tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment.

It has a UHD 4K screen with a 3840 x 2160 resolution. It offers a 99.5% Adobe RGB true color reproduction, and it is factory pre-calibrated for outstanding color accuracy (Delta) with 2020 color standards.

Given the fact that both gaming and video editing require a great image quality, you would be able to do both tasks thanks to this monitor’s amazing display potential.

The monitor at hand is especially great for video editing thanks to its large size and its privilege being an IPS panel with a high resolution. On top of this, it is equipped with ASUS Eye Care flicker-free and low Blue light technologies for a visually comfortable experience while working on video editing projects for a prolonged time.

In spite of its amazing display might, ASUS PA329Q has a relatively low refresh rate considering its fairly steep price tag. Its 60Hz refresh rate may result in ghosting while playing high-paced video games. For example, CSGO games require monitors that have a refresh rate of 120 Hz minimum.

ASUS PA329Q has 1 DisplayPort (1.2), 1 Mini-DisplayPort (1.2), and 4x HDMI (2.0) for a flexible connectivity.

Pros

  • 1

Cons

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3. LG 27UK850-W

LG 27UK850-W Monitor

Specifications of LG 27UK850-W
Screen Size 27-inch
Resolution UHD | 3840 x 2160
Technology IPS
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Response Time 5ms
Connectivity Ports HDMI x2 , DisplayPort x1 , USB type C x1, USB Down-Stream (ver 3.0) x2
VESA Yes

LG joined the competition with its 27UK850-W. This 27-inch monitor has an elegant design and it’s reasonably priced. It combines features that make of it a great monitor for gaming and video editing. It is equipped with a height, tilt, and pivot adjustable ArcLine stand.

When it comes to image quality, it can definitely produce sharp images thanks to its 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution.

Moreover, it has a sRGB 99 percent color gamut, which guarantees life-like colors that would make video editing more visually pleasant and gaming more graphically accurate. Accordingly, it is an IPS monitor. This type of panels is known for its amazing performance in terms of image quality.

Furthermore, the ultra-thin bezel on three sides of this streamlined display offers a virtually borderless visual experience. It is also HDR10 compatible, and it has a brightness of 350nits, Min 280nits making it an amazing monitor for video editing.

As for its gaming performance, LG 27UK850-W is equipped with AMD FreeSync technology to eliminate screen tear. It also comes with advanced gaming features, such as the Black Stabilizer feature to reveal superior detail in dark scenes and the Dynamic Action Sync feature to assure smooth gaming action. However, it has a 60Hz refresh rate, which might not be good enough for certain types of video games.

As far as connectivity is concerned, 27UK850-W supports USB Type-C, HDMI (2.0), and DisplayPort.

Pros

  • 1

Cons

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4. Samsung CHG90

Samsung CHG90 Monitor

Specifications of Samsung CHG90
Screen Size 49″
Resolution WQHD | 3840 x 1080
Technology VA
Refresh Rate 144Hz
Response Time 1ms
Connectivity Ports 2 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1, Mini DisplayPort, USB Hub
VESA Mount Yes

This monitor is anything but usual. Samsung is used to hit the market with very unusual monitors from time to time. This time, it has certainly hit it hard with its CHG90.

This monitor has a very stylish design with a huge 49-inch Ultra-Wide curved screen and an enhanced ergonomic adjustable stand.

What makes CHG90 great for video editing is that it has a dual 27-inch screen (side by side), and that it sports a 3840 x 1080 resolution, which guarantees sharp images.

Thanks to its Quantum Dot technology, it is capable of producing a billion shades of colors, so that you’d be able to edit videos with a high level of accuracy.

What makes it perfect for gaming is that it is built to perform thanks to its amazing 144 Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. Its curved panel immerses you in a pleasurable gameplay and delivers cinematic viewing for movies and video games.

You would be able to enjoy the smallest graphic details in video games, for it features support for HDR, so dark areas are darker and bright areas are brighter. On top of this, it offers twice the perceivable brightness and color of that offered by the sRGB spectrum thanks to its AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 technology.

This monitor certainly has its advantages, however, it seems to deliver a better performance at gaming than at video editing in spite of its relatively high price.

In terms of connectivity, it supports HDMI, USB, DisplayPort, and mini DisplayPort.

Pros

  • 144Hz refresh rate & 1ms response time
  • Ultra-large, ultra-wide curved screen (49-inch)
  • AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 support
  • VESA compatible

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No built-in speakers
  • The monitor is heavy with a monstrous stand
  • The stand is fairly limited in range of motion
  • Low vertical resolution (1080)
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5. Philips 276E8VJSB

Philips 276E8VJSB MONITOR

Specifications of Philips 276E8VJSB
Screen Size 27-inch
Resolution UHD | 3840 x 2160
Technology IPS
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Response Time 5ms
Connectivity Ports DisplayPort(1.2) x1, HDMI(2.0) x 2
VESA Mount No

This monitor has an elegant, slim design with narrow border display for a seamless appearance. Actually, it is a great monitor if you are on a budget and looking for a decent option for video editing and gaming.

The unit at hand comes with 27-inch display featuring a stylish tilt adjustable stand with a curved base.
It sports UHD 3840×2160 resolution, and it’s capable of producing up to 1.074 billion colors for smooth color gradations and detail.

This monitor is equipped with IPS technology and a 10-bit (8-bit + FRC) color depth to ensure a life-like color reproduction, which is essential for gaming and video editing alike.

Additionally, you can work with multiple devices and connect them to this monitor thanks to its MultiView technology. This would be very helpful for people who like to multitask.

You can also comfortably play RPG video games on this monitor, however, you may experience some tearing or ghosting when playing extremely fast-paced video games (for example CSGO games) due to its relatively low 60Hz refresh rate and slow response time (5ms).

Whether you choose to play video games or edit videos on this monitor, you will enjoy its extra wide viewing angles of 178°/178° degree, and you will keep your eyes strain-free thanks to Philips’s Flicker-free Technology, which regulates brightness and reduces flicker.

As far as connectivity is concerned, this monitor has 1 DisplayPort (1.2), 2 HDMI (2.0), and 1 HDMI audio out.

Pros

  • 1

Cons

  • E
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6. LG 34UM68-P

LG 34UM68-P Monitor

Specifications of LG 34UM68-P
Screen Size 34-inch
Resolution QHD | 2560 x 1080
Technology IPS
Refresh Rate 75Hz
Response Time 5ms
Connectivity Ports HDMI (v2.0) x1, DisplayPort (v1.4) x1
VESA Yes

This is another masterpiece made by LG. This 34-inch monitor has a cute design and a 178°/178° viewing angles. It comes with a new ArcLine stand is height and tilt adjustable, and it has a stylish curved base that provides great stability.

This monitor has a Full HD LED screen with a 2560 x 1080 resolution. Additionally, it is equipped with a 99% sRGB color gamut and a 0.312 millimeter x 0.310 millimeter pixel pitch for the video editors or the photographers who are looking for highly accurate colors.

This 21:9 IPS display offers an image quality so great that everything looks more crisp and detailed almost from any viewing angle, which would allow you as a video editor to take your creativity to the next level.

Additionally, you can easily multitask on this LG monitor thanks to its Split Screen 2.0 feature, which is meant to allow you to display multiple windows simultaneously.

As for gamers, LG 34UM68 has a game mode for optimal performance in terms of graphics. It is also equipped with FreeSync technology to eliminate tearing and stuttering as well as advanced gaming features such as the Black Stabilizer feature and the Dynamic Action Sync feature to assure a fluid gaming experience. However, its 75Hz refresh rate and 5ms response time are not so great for fast-paced games.

Though this monitor seems to be more suited to video editing than gaming, it is still great considering its price. As for connectivity, LG 34UM68 supports HDMI as well as DisplayPort.

Pros

  • 1

Cons

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7. ASUS ProArt PA34VC

ASUS ProArt PA34VC Monitor

Specifications of ASUS ProArt PA34VC
Screen Size 34-inch
Resolution UWQHD | 3440×1440
Technology IPS
Refresh Rate 100Hz
Response Time 5ms
Connectivity Ports 2 x Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort 1.2 and 3 x HDMI 2.
VESA Yes

We will wrap up with this amazing ASUS monitor, which has balanced features that makes it a great monitor for gaming and video editing as well.

ASUS PA34VC has an award-winning three-side frameless design, a 34.1-inch screen, and an ergonomic stand that is tilt, swivel, and height adjustable.

In terms of image quality, this monitor has a UWQHD screen with a (3440 x 1440) resolution. It has a high color fidelity, and it is equipped with HDR-10 to ensure true-to-life colors with factory pre-calibration.

If you are a video editor, you will be able to make the best of your talent thanks to this monitor’s ASUS ProArt calibration technology, its 14-bit look-up table (LUT), and its 95% uniformity compensation capability. Additionally, it is perfectly curved to give you immersive visuals from any viewing angle.

What makes it great for gaming as well is its HDR-10 compatibility, which makes whites brighter and blacks darker. Unfortunately, this monitor may guarantee a great gaming experience in terms of graphics, however, its 60Hz refresh rate may result in some stutter or ghosting while playing high-demanding video games. Still, you can comfortably play RPG or MMO video games on it.

Furthermore, eye fatigue is out of the way thanks to ASUS Flicker-Free technology, which provides a more comfortable viewing experience by reducing onscreen flicker to minimize eye strain when you spend long hours in front of the display.

This monitor has a flexible connectivity, for it supports USB-C Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, DisplayPort, and hub USB (3.0).

Pros

  • 1

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  • E
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Picking The right Monitor for Gaming & Video Editing

As we said before, the technical features that make a great gaming monitor are different from those that make a great video editing monitor.

Each of the monitors that we mentioned is necessarily better at one task than the other. Therefore, we will give you further insight into what you should be looking for in a monitor depending on whether you want better performance at gaming than video editing or vice versa.

For Gaming:

  • Fast response time: If you want to play fast-paced video games, you should look for a monitor that has a fast response time. The latter is defined as the speed in which each pixel changes from one color to the next. You may want to opt for TN panels, for they are known to have a fastest response time (often 1ms or less).

 

  • High refresh rate: This is another essential technical feature for gaming. Refresh rate is the number of times your monitor updates with new images each second. If you are looking for a smooth gaming experience, you should opt for monitors that have a refresh rate of 120 Hz or higher.

 

  • High resolution: This one is critical for gaming and video editing alike. The sharpness of the image is governed by the number of horizontal and vertical pixels on a display screen, which is, in turn, governed by the display’s resolution. In other words, the higher the resolution the better the graphics.

For Video Editing:

  • Size: Video editing requires a large monitor so that you be able to open numerous windows simultaneously if necessary. The monitor has to be at least 27-inch (preferably 34-inch or more) to enable you to comfortably work on video editing apps.

 

  • IPS panel: unlike TN panels, which are known to be great for gaming given their fast response time and refresh rate. IPS panels are know to be better at color reproduction, which is essential for making videos with vivid life-like colors. IPS panels also offer higher viewing angles, however, they are not so great for gaming due to the fact that they have a slower response time and refresh rate than TN panels.

 

  • High resolution: the same way sharp images are essential for gaming, they are essential for video editing as well. You need a monitor with a high resolution to boost your creativity while working on your video editing projects. Therefore, we recommend 1080p for 24″ monitors, 1440p for 27″ monitors and 4K for 32″ monitors.

Final Thoughts

There you go, now you have an idea about the best monitors for gaming and video editing.

As we always say, we cannot tell you which one is best for you because some of them are better at gaming than video editing and vice versa.

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