Find the right monitor for your gaming style

In a world where there is almost no difference between products, one area where your choices can still make a huge difference is in gaming monitors. So, what should you buy and is there a monitor that can do all this?

Competitive FPS

Competitive FPS players want to sit close to the monitor without turning their heads or being distracted by too many objects in their peripheral vision: they like to look straight ahead. They need very fast pixel response time, frame rate and refresh rate to ensure that every action is presented accurately and instantly in front of them, with almost no image blur. They also need to adjust the contrast to ensure that the enemy cannot hide in the shadows or jump out of the bright light without being spotted.

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Action adventure game

If you use a monitor for competitive gamers like Far Cry 6, you may be very disappointed. While games like this may involve fast and crazy gunfights, they are not about twitch reflexes and counting people-you want the images to look amazing above all else. This is where you want the best display on the market: large size, high resolution, good refresh rate, excellent color performance and HDR. You want to be blind while gazing at the sun. If a wild animal jumps from a tree, you will be surprised…just like you are in real life. You want the light to pop out of the screen in the dark shadow area and get an immersive realism that makes you feel like you are on the scene.

Samsung Neo G9

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Racing game

Whether you are a competitive eRacer or an amateur, you want your car to look as realistic as possible-after all, the track and other cars in the latest simulation games are now very realistic. This means having a display as wide as possible to resemble the windshield in a real car. Chances are you choose multiple monitors to achieve this effect-it is not uncommon to use three monitors side by side so that you can turn your head around to ensure that you reach the culmination of every turn. When doing this, thin bezels are a good idea to avoid distracting your sight. In fact, you will move your head and eyes left and right a lot, which means it’s also a good idea to use a curved display, which helps minimize eye strain caused by constant refocusing. The fast screen can usefully display fast racing sports is also a boon.

Samsung Neo G9

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Flight simulation