There’s indeed a dedicated world of monitors, and before diving in, you need to ensure that you have a thorough out plan for every nick of information. Monitors usually come in a myriad of sizes that includes: 22-inch, 24-25-inch, 28-32-inch, 34+ inch, and ultrawide monitors (beyond 40+). Your preferred choice can render you relentless for eternity if you are not aware of how to go about an X monitor in the market. Well, the size, material, quality, viewing angles, panels primarily affect the way you perceive an image. Surprisingly, gaming monitors are not only for gaming. They can be put to a plethora of different uses, such as office work, family-time, research-based systems, etc.
Well, the optimal monitor size falls between the range of 24-inch to 32-inch.
You must be wondering which size is relatively best for your setup! How to cherry-pick from the pool of never-ending gaming monitors? I’ll say, don’t budge, and don’t worry. Let’s discuss the essential factors to consider while buying a gaming monitor for your system are.
So, without any further, let’s check out the best monitor size for gaming for your system rig!
In what way a monitor size is measured?
It’s an important thing to know these days. Before submerging ourselves into all the intricacies of monitor selection, we’ll start with something understandable and easy to fathom. The sizes are measured diagonally. Both the length and width are useless when you measure the size. You can use the mathematics formula to calculate the length of the diagonal. Use the Pythagoras theorem if you know how to!
In layman’s terms, if you choose a 22-inch display, the width and length are 18, 10 inches, respectively. Similarly, for a 24-inch monitor, the width and height are 20 and 12 inches, respectively. Also, if you want to know how spacious a monitor could be, calculate its area by multiplying the width by its length. That’s all. Don’t worry; I’m not teaching you how to math; it’s just that even the first factor is somewhat repelling in so many ways. But stay with me. We’ll figure it out for you!
A detailed description of each size with the best gaming monitor option
Note: We will be discarding 22-inch monitors because they are not reliable and suitable for gaming.
24 inch gaming monitors
The 24-inch monitors are rampant in many households. People prefer to have a portable and comfortable view when they are only sitting less than three feet from the screen. Since the distance is minimal, the 24-inch monitors are known to be the optimal choice for gamers. The preference can vary from person to person, so it’s not a solid choice. You can encapsulate the screen without having any problems. It’s worth mentioning that the size helps in perceiving maps and HUDs on the screen on games like DOTA 2 and CS: GO. It’s also true that you can fleetingly dart a couple of glances to the right and left, and everything will be in front of your eyes. What else do you want?
Surprisingly, such monitors can render the resolution at 1080P or 1440P smoothly. 1080P resolution is indeed the ideal setting for a competitive gamer. Not to mention, the 1080P resolution doesn’t stress the GPU to its utmost potential, which can indefinitely result in GPU artifacts or GPU throttling.
Alert: Do not push a 24-inch monitor to render 4k resolution, until specified. You’ll be only damaging the frame.
A couple of options could be Dell UltraSharp U2415, HP Z24n G2, and ASUS VS239H-P. The mentioned-list is not finite; you can always go for your preference. It’s worth mentioning that you will be able to reach 4k resolution with the products mentioned above. They can achieve a 60+ refresh rate (ending at 240 Hz), which is outstanding. So, if you want something portable and extreme at the same time, then these are your ideal options.
An inch larger, you can get hold of 25-inch monitors as well. The size difference is negligible, but the monitors can be significantly differentiating in terms of performance.
27-inch gaming monitors
27-inch is the best monitor size for 1440p for gaming. You need to ensure enough distancing from the monitor to enjoy the screen to its maximum available potential. If not, then you might not be able to behold a few parts of the screen while gaming. Not enough distancing can prove lethal in fast-paced games and can also damage your eye-sight. The display is relatively more prominent than the traditional sizes, and your health should take precautionary measures while using the screen. Not to mention, if you are a fanboy of games like Witcher 3, Elder Scrolls V, and Assassin’s Creed, then the 27-inch monitor can turn out to be a total feast for you.
With this monitor, you can reach a 1440P resolution without damaging it; even 4k gaming is possible with the mentioned size. It’s worth mentioning that the majority of the 27-inch monitors are capable of refreshing at 60 Hz. There are a couple of options like Dell S2716DG, and Dell S-series 27-inch Screen LED-Lit gaming that can help you achieve 144 Hz refresh rates. Not to mention, you can get the exclusive feature of G-synch that allows seamless and efficient gaming without stutters and freezing.
Moreover, you can use these 27-inch monitors to play games on your Xbox and PlayStation.
32-inch gaming monitors
Monitors like BenQ EW3270U are best known for providing a high-end gaming experience. Forsooth, such monitors are only used when you are playing games like Final Fantasy XV, and Witcher 3. Why? Because 32-inch monitors give optimal view and settings to the users. Not to mention, you have the option of customizing your monitor as per your will, and it’s only possible if you get a monitor like the one mentioned above.
Since these monitors are big, you need to ensure a minimum of four to five feet distance as you may not grasp parts of the screen if seated close to the monitor. It’s a setback because if you somehow sit adjacent to the monitor, you might damage your eyes. Notwithstanding, 32-inch monitors are great for split-screen purposes and multiplayer sessions alike. Unfortunately, such monitors do not make up for competitive gaming as you can’t sit too far away from the keyboard/monitor. If you are using the monitor for consoles, then sure go ahead and buy it already.
Moreover, you get to render the graphics at 1440P and 4k easily with the 32-inch monitor. All in all, 32-inch monitors might not be as optimal as 27-inch monitors, but you can still give them a shot.
34-inch gaming Ultra-wide monitors
Ultra-wide monitors are not for everyone since they cost huge sums of money. People usually buy 34+inch monitors when they are looking for a more intense and immersive gaming experience. It’s worth mentioning that ultra-wide monitors use of 16:9 and 21:9 aspect ratio, respectively, depending on the model bought. You also get to deal with resolutions such as 3440×1440. That’s impressive! It makes sense that with such a huge component on the desk, you are planning something humungous.
Additionally, these extensive displays make the best combination with games like DOOM, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, and Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. You get variable refresh rates from 144Hz to 240Hz with minimal input lag. Not to mention, these monitors naturally have advanced features like G-Sync, FreeSync, and RGB controlled system for the top-notch gaming experience. These features sync the refresh rate of your GPU with the refresh rate of the monitor. That’s incredible, isn’t it? Well, some of the products you can look into are Alienware AW3418DW, ASUS ROG Swift PGC348Q, and LG 34GN850-B.
Moreover, Ultra-wide displays can easily achieve 4k gaming without any freezing and stuttering. It just doesn’t stop here. You can use the same monitor for consoles too. All you have to do is connect the HDMI, and you are good to go.
For the quality features, you get excellent picture quality, out-of-the-box color accuracy, sRGB space, and phenomenal coverage of the Adobe RGB color spectrum. You can also set up your preferred presets by manipulating the menu screen.
Last but not least, such monitors usually cost you around $1000, so keep the price tag in mind before proceeding to the checkout!
Super Ultra-Wide displays
Such monitors are VR-ready displays that allow you to have a real-time gaming experience. You can access any advanced feature that includes 32:9 aspect ratio, 4k and 8k gaming, VR modules, G-sync, and FreeSync. Although it provides you with everything, it’s also true that they are expensive monitors to get hold of in 2021. The majority of them will cost you more than $1500. If you have the guts to buy something this huge, then sure go ahead.
Not to mention, it’s recommended to pair up the monitor with the latest Nvidia 20-series for an ultra-gaming experience. If you want to look at one of the options, then check Samsung C49RG9. You might like it!
Can you have a multi-display setup for immersive gaming?
Multiple displays are nothing but the use of multiple monitors (in any orientation) to display the screen. You can divide the screen equally in two portions (if you are using dual monitors), or in any divisions-depends on how many monitors you have. Well, you can also display full-screen orientation in both the monitors without dividing the screen. Now the question arises, is this a feasible option?
Sort of yes! If you want to have an experience of the ultrawide display, then go ahead with multiple monitors.
Which monitor size is best for you and gaming?
You can go for any size as long as you have the assets to uphold the price tag. Still, I will pitch in my two cents regarding which monitor to go for at the end of the day. When considering a 16:9 aspect ratio and 1080P resolution for competitive gaming, 24-inch or 27-inch monitors will be the best choice. To be honest, 27-inch is the maximum size you should be rooting for your system. Because if you choose 32 or 34+ sizes, you’ll be creating space problems on your desk.
Apart from size, make sure you choose the required panel type with the right refresh rate. At times, size doesn’t matter. You need to ensure that the product is robust, reliable, and credible in every way. Not only this, but you would have to keep in mind HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, and DVI for GPU connection. You should use DVI for better color quality; otherwise, HDMI and DisplayPort are the best available option in the market right now.
Don’t buy behemoth monitors unless you have enough space and components to sustain the seamless gaming experience. I hope the article cleared everything.
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Hey, I’m Muhammad Bilal. I’m a tech fanatic (also read: Gamer), who loves scrutinizing fine details. I aim to strive hard in my respective fields (as a writer and software programmer). Before pursuing my majors in a university (right now in A-levels), I want to spend time exploring and reviewing the latest technology.