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Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021

We thought we should write two separate guides for the two consoles. But we decided to summarize it in a single piece cuz nobody has the time and energy to read both. And the best-recommended monitors for both ps5 and Xbox series x is the same anyway. So let’s go in-depth.

What should you look before buying a monitor for PS5 and series X?

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HDMI 2.1

PS5 confirmed to have 1 x HDMI 2.1 Port Supports up to 8K, up to120hz and VRR.

We have already explained everything about HDMI 2.1 and why it matters. But the point is there most games won’t actually run at 120fps 4k. The current gen PC graphics cards for much more money can’t run 4K120 . yet alone 8k…you might get most games run at only 4k 60fps.

And also, no monitor exists with such specs to support 4k 120hz. And a fully-fledged HDMI 2.1 monitor release is far far away. you can check some hdmi cables here though. We’ll update when new 2.1 monitors gets released…

HDR

And again we don’t want to explain it. We’ve already done this 2 years ago..1000 nits…sigh. You can read it here

So which one is the best for upcoming consoles? 

The best, in our analysis are the below monitors for the following reasons.

  1. Perfectly spec’d monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X do not exist at the moment. There’s one from https://evedevices.com/pages/full-specs here, but the display 8bit+FRC and HDR is not upto the mark for 4K
  2. The price is going to be way high
  3. Even if you buy 1, the console hardware can’t push such FPS. all the specs are going to get wasted
  4. Get a Sony X900H tv if your sole purpose is using it for only gaming.

Without further ado, check these 4k gaming monitor for new consoles

NameRefresh rateTrue 10-bit panelHDR peak brightness 
ASUS ProArt Display PA32UCX
Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 52Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 53
60HzYes1200 nits
Acer Predator X27
Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 54Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 55
120HzYes1000 nits
LG 27UK650-W
Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 56Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 57
60HZNo350 nits
ASUS TUF Gaming VG289Q
Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 58Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 59
60HzNo350 nits
BenQ EW3280U
Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 60Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 61
60HZNo350 nits
BenQ EL2870U
Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 62Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 63
60HzNo300 nits
  1. If you’ve tons of money lying around…and don’t want to bother buying another monitor for atleast 10 years…

ASUS ProArt Display PA32UCX

Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 64

Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 65

This one is a 32-inch 4K HDR. It got 1,152-zone mini-LED backlight zones and hitting 1,200 cd/m2 (1200nits!!!) peak brightness. connectivity ports, including Thunderbolt 3 USB-C x2 (In x1, Out x1), HDMI (v2.0b) x3, DisplayPort 1.2.

And True 10-bit color with Quantum-dot technology with 89% Rec. 2020, 99.5% Adobe RGB, 99% DCI-P3 and 100% sRGB color space . Supports Dolby Vision, HDR-10 and as well HLG.

Yeah and if you are going to watch planet earth…For extended viewing and to reduce the strain, it features TÜV Low Blue Light and TÜV Flicker-Free certification. The response time is 5ms. Its not advertised as a gaming monitor but…

Acer Predator X27

Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 66

Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 65Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 68

This one is the best at the moment for the money you could buy at the moment. The monitor comes with 27″ 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Display with 10-bit color Quantum Dot Technology. It supports 99% Adobe RGB and DCI P3 color space as well.

There are other sizes as well, but the resolution is not the same. It supports upto 120hz using display port. The Grey to Grey response time is 4ms @ 4K. 

LG 27UK650-W

Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 69

Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 65Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 68Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 72
There’s no HDMI 2.1, but this one does get the job done. And very well worth the money spent. Affordable for most people. It supports 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160) 27 inch IPS Display and sRGB 99 percent Color Gamut. HDCP 2.2 compatible as well as AMD FreeSync technology supported. 

The panel is not a full 10-bit panel, but who cares at this price point If it can’t do 1000 nits with even a 10bit-panel. 

Don’t bother. Regardless this one is perfect. There’s also a cheaper alternatives 27UK500 and as well as VG289Q which you can save more money.

ASUS TUF Gaming VG289Q

Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 73Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 74

Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 65Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 68Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 72

We have another golden alternative here as well it’s on par with uk500 in terms of performance and cheaper. It comes with a 28-inch 4K (3840×2160) IPS DCI-P3 grade display. And supports both Adaptive-sync with AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards. It’s aesthetically pleasing to eyes due to bezeless screen and as well as ergonomic design. Very well suited for casual console gaming.

BenQ EW3280U

Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 78Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 79

Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 65Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 68Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 72

We don’t think it’ll do any better than the previous great buy in terms of performance. But this one got some additional features like 10-bit panel , 2. 1 channel speakers w/a 5W subwoofer, and DSP-powered custom audio options. And also a very nice looking design. 

There’s also a 27″ version of this monitor, Not a must-buy monitor but good to have. We’d instead save the extra money and get something else.

BenQ EL2870UBest 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 83Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 84

Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 65Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 68Best 4K HDR 2.1 gaming monitor for PS5 and Xbox series X in 2021 72

This one is advertised as a 10bit 4k monitor, but it’s not. It is also using 8-bit+ FRC TN panel. The price is affordable for most people though. The refresh rate is 40-60HZ. It has built-in speakers x 2. Overall a good monitor but we are not a fan of TN. Those like TN should check it out.

That’s it guys. We want to make it short and comprehensive as possible. We couldn’t find any other monitor that’s good for at the moment. If you heard or find any other display, inform us through mail or comment.

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