NVIDIA G-SYNC & AMD FreeSync Gaming Monitor Database

For those seasoned with this website, you’ve no doubt become accustomed to our input lag database. This new database is designed to help you find the best G-SYNC or FreeSync monitor for your gaming needs.

  • These monitors produce very low input lag
  • Buy a G-SYNC monitor if you have a NVIDIA GeForce graphics card
  • Buy a FreeSync monitor if you have a AMD Radeon graphics card, or Xbox One S/X
  • PlayStation 4 will work on these models, but it does not support G-SYNC/FreeSync’s added benefits

NOTE: Click the model (highlighted red) in the database below to view the monitor on Amazon. Purchase from this link to support us!

SizeBrandModelVRR TechResolutionRefresh RateVRR RangePanel TypeResponse TimeAnti-Motion BlurHDRFlat/CurvedHDMIAspect RatioLFC
25"AcerPredator XB252QG-SYNC1920 x 1080240hz30-240hzTN1ms (GTG)NVIDIA ULMBNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
27"BenQZOWIE XL2740FreeSync1920 x 1080240hz48-240hzTN1ms (GTG)BenQ MBRNoFlatHDMI 2.016:9Yes
25"ViewSonicXG2530FreeSync1920 x 1080240hz48-240hzTN1ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 2.016:9Yes
25"DellAlienware AW2518HFFreeSync1920 x 1080240hz48-240hzTN1ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 2.016:9Yes
25"ViewSonicXG2560G-SYNC1920 x 1080240hz30-240hzTN1ms (GTG)NVIDIA ULMBNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
25"ASUSROG XG258QFreeSync1920 x 1080240hz48-240hzTN1ms (GTG)ASUS ELMBNoFlatHDMI 2.016:9Yes
27"AcerPredator XB272G-SYNC1920 x 1080240hz30-240hzTN1ms (GTG)NVIDIA ULMBNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
27"LG27GK750F-BFreeSync1920 x 1080240hz48-240hzTN1ms (MPRT)LG 1ms MBRNoFlatHDMI 2.016:9Yes
25"BenQZOWIE XL2540FreeSync1920 x 1080240hz48-240hzTN1ms (GTG)BenQ MBRNoFlatHDMI 2.016:9Yes
25"ASUSROG PG258QG-SYNC1920 x 1080240hz30-240hzTN1ms (GTG)NVIDIA ULMBNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
25"AOCAGON AG251FGG-SYNC1920 x 1080240hz30-240hzTN1ms (GTG)NVIDIA ULMBNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
25"DellAlienware AW2518HG-SYNC1920 x 1080240hz30-240hzTN1ms (GTG)NVIDIA ULMBNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
30"AcerPredator Z301CG-SYNC2560 x 1080200hz30-200hzVA4ms (GTG)NVIDIA ULMBNoCurvedHDMI 1.421:9Yes
35"AcerPredator Z35G-SYNC2560 x 1080200hz30-200hzVA4ms (GTG)NVIDIA ULMBNoCurvedHDMI 1.421:9Yes
24"AcerPredator XB241HG-SYNC1920 x 1080180hz30-180hzTN1ms (GTG)NVIDIA ULMBNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
24"ASUSROG PG248QG-SYNC1920 x 1080180hz30-180hzTN1ms (GTG)NVIDIA ULMBNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
24"AcerPredator XB241YUG-SYNC1920 x 1080165hz30-165hzTN1ms (GTG)NVIDIA ULMBNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
27"ViewSonicXG2760G-SYNC2560 x 1440165hz30-165hzTN1ms (GTG)NVIDIA ULMBNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
32"MSIOptix AG32CFreeSync1920 x 1080165hz48-165hzVA1ms (MPRT)NoneNoCurvedHDMI 2.016:9Yes
32"AcerPredator Z321QUG-SYNC2560 x 1440165hz30-165hzIPS4ms (GTG)NoneNoCurvedHDMI 1.416:9Yes
27"ASUSROG PG27VQG-SYNC2560 x 1440165hz30-165hzTN1ms (GTG)NVIDIA ULMBNoCurvedHDMI 1.416:9Yes
24"DellS2417DGG-SYNC2560 x 1440165hz30-165hzTN1ms (GTG)NVIDIA ULMBNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
27"ViewSonicXG2703-GSG-SYNC2560 x 1440165hz30-165hzIPS4ms (GTG)NVIDIA ULMBNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
27"ASUSROG PG279QG-SYNC2560 x 1440165hz30-165hzIPS4ms (GTG)NVIDIA ULMBNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
27"ASUSROG PG278QRG-SYNC2560 x 1440165hz30-165hzTN1ms (GTG)NVIDIA ULMBNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
27"AOCAGON AG271QGG-SYNC2560 x 1440165hz30-165hzIPS4ms (GTG)NVIDIA ULMBNoFlatHDMI 2.016:9Yes
27"AcerPredator XB271HUG-SYNC2560 x 1440165hz30-165hzIPS4ms (GTG)NVIDIA ULMBNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
32"LG32GK850GG-SYNC2560 x 1440165hz30-165hzVA5ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
24"AOCAGON AG241QXFreeSync2560 x 1440144hz30-144hzTN1ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 2.016:9Yes
25"AOCG2590FXFreeSync1920 x 1080144hz30-144hzTN1ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
27"ViewSonicXG2702FreeSync1920 x 1080144hz48-144hzTN1ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 2.016:9Yes
27"AcerVG270UPFreeSync2560 x 1440144hz40-144hzIPS1ms (MPRT)NoneNoFlatHDMI 2.016:9Yes
27"AOCAGON AG271QXFreeSync2560 x 1440144hz30-144hzTN1ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 2.016:9Yes
32"AOCAGON AG322QC4FreeSync 22560 x 1440144hz48-144hzVA4ms (GTG)NoneYesCurvedHDMI 2.016:9Yes
27"LenovoY27gG-SYNC1920 x 1080144hz30-144hzVA4ms (GTG)NoneNoCurvedHDMI 1.416:9Yes
27"AcerPredator X27G-SYNC3840 x 2160144hz30-144hzIPS4ms (GTG)NoneYesFlatHDMI 2.016:9Yes
27"ASUSROG PG27UQG-SYNC3840 x 2160144hz30-144hzIPS4ms (GTG)NVIDIA ULMBYesFlatHDMI 2.016:9Yes
34"LG34UC89G-BG-SYNC2560 x 1080144hz30-144hzIPS5ms (GTG)NoneNoCurvedHDMI 1.421:9Yes
32"AOCAGON C32G1FreeSync1920 x 1080144hz48-144hzVA1ms (MPRT)AOC MBRNoCurvedHDMI 1.416:9Yes
27"AcerPredator Z271G-SYNC1920 x 1080144hz30-144hzVA4ms (GTG)NoneNoCurvedHDMI 1.416:9Yes
24"BenQXL2420GG-SYNC1920 x 1080144hz30-144hzTN1ms (GTG)NVIDIA ULMBNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
27"DellS2716DGG-SYNC2560 x 1440144hz30-144hzTN1ms (GTG)NVIDIA ULMBNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
24"ViewSonicXG2402FreeSync1920 x 1080144hz48-144hzTN1ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 2.016:9Yes
27"AOCAGON C27G1FreeSync1920 x 1080144hz48-144hzVA1ms (MPRT)AOC MBRNoCurvedHDMI 1.416:9Yes
32"AOCAGON AG322QCXFreeSync2560 x 1440144hz48-144hzVA4ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 2.016:9Yes
24"AOCAGON C24G1FreeSync1920 x 1080144hz48-144hzVA1ms (MPRT)AOC MBRNoCurvedHDMI 1.416:9Yes
32"AOCAGON CQ32G1FreeSync2560 x 1440144hz48-144hzVA1ms (MPRT)AOC MBRNoCurvedHDMI 2.016:9Yes
34"LG34UC79G-BFreeSync2560 x 1080144hz50-144hzIPS5ms (GTG)LG 1ms MBRNoCurvedHDMI 2.021:9Yes
34"LGUltraGear 34GK950F-BFreeSync 23440 x 1440144hz55-144hzNano IPS5ms (GTG)LG 1ms MBRYesCurvedHDMI 2.021:9Yes
32"LG32GK650F-BFreeSync2560 x 1440144hz48-144hzVA5ms (GTG)LG 1ms MBRNoFlatHDMI 2.016:9Yes
27"MSIOptix MPG27CQ
FreeSync2560 x 1440144hz48-144hzVA1ms (MPRT)MSI Anti Motion BlurNoCurvedHDMI 2.016:9Yes
27"MSIOptix MPG27CFreeSync1920 x 1080144hz48-144hzVA1ms (MPRT)MSI Anti Motion BlurNoCurvedHDMI 1.416:9Yes
27"NixeusNX-VUE24FreeSync1920 x 1080144hz30-144hzTN1ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
27"MSIOptix MAG271CFreeSync1920 x 1080144hz48-144hzVA1ms (MPRT)MSI Anti Motion BlurNoCurvedHDMI 1.416:9Yes
27"MSIOptix MAG27CQFreeSync2560 x 1440144hz48-144hzVA1ms (MPRT)NoneNoCurvedHDMI 2.016:9Yes
24"MSIOptix MAG24CFreeSync1920 x 1080144hz48-144hzVA1ms (MPRT)NoneNoCurvedHDMI 1.416:9Yes
24"MSIOptix MAG241CFreeSync1920 x 1080144hz48-144hzVA1ms (MPRT)MSI Anti Motion BlurNoCurvedHDMI 1.416:9Yes
32"MSIOptix AG32CQFreeSync2560 x 1440144hz48-144hzVA1ms (MPRT)NoneNoCurvedHDMI 2.016:9Yes
27"SamsungC27HG70FreeSync 22560 x 1440144hz48-144hzVA1ms (MPRT)Samsung MBRYesCurvedHDMI 2.016:9Yes
32"SamsungC32HG70FreeSync 22560 x 1440144hz48-144hzVA1ms (MPRT)Samsung MBRYesCurvedHDMI 2.016:9Yes
27"MSIOptix MAG27CFreeSync1920 x 1080144hz48-144hzVA1ms (MPRT)NoneNoCurvedHDMI 1.416:9Yes
27"NixeusNX-EDG27FreeSync2560 x 1440144hz30-144hzIPS4ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 2.016:9Yes
49"SamsungC49HG90FreeSync 23840 x 1080144hz48-144hzVA1ms (MPRT)Samsung MBRYesCurvedHDMI 2.032:9Yes
24"AOCG2460PFFreeSync1920 x 1080144hz35-144hzTN1ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
25"HPOMEN 25FreeSync1920 x 1080144hz42-144hzTN1ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
32"BenQEX3203RFreeSync 22560 x 1440144hz48-144hzVA4ms (GTG)NoneYesCurvedHDMI 2.016:9Yes
32"ASUSROG XG32VQFreeSync2560 x 1440144hz48-144hzVA4ms (GTG)ASUS ELMBNoCurvedHDMI 2.016:9Yes
27"ASUSROG XG27VQFreeSync1920 x 1080144hz48-144hzVA4ms (GTG)ASUS ELMBNoCurvedHDMI 2.016:9Yes
27"ASUSMG279QFreeSync2560 x 1440144hz35-90hzIPS4ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
32"BenQEX3200RFreeSync1920 x 1080144hz48-144hzVA4ms (GTG)NoneNoCurvedHDMI 1.416:9Yes
35"AOCAGON AG352UCG6G-SYNC3440 x 1440120hz30-120hzVA4ms (GTG)NoneNoCurvedHDMI 1.421:9Yes
34"LGUltraGear 34GK950G-BG-SYNC3440 x 1440120hz30-120hzNano IPS5ms (GTG)LG 1ms MBRNoCurvedHDMI 2.021:9Yes
35"AcerPredator Z35PG-SYNC3440 x 1440120hz30-120hzVA4ms (GTG)NoneNoCurvedHDMI 1.421:9Yes
34"DellAlienware AW3418DWG-SYNC3440 x 1440120hz30-120hzIPS4ms (GTG)NoneNoCurvedHDMI 1.421:9Yes
34"MSIOptix MAG341CQFreeSync3440 x 1440100hz48-100hzVA8ms (GTG)NoneNoCurvedHDMI 2.021:9Yes
35"ASUSROG XG35VQFreeSync3440 x 1440100hz48-100hzVA4ms (GTG)ASUS ELMBNoCurvedHDMI 2.021:9Yes
35"HPOMEN X 35G-SYNC3440 x 1440100hz30-100hzVA4ms (GTG)NoneNoCurvedHDMI 1.421:9Yes
34"AOCAGON AG352UCGG-SYNC3440 x 1440100hz30-100hzVA4ms (GTG)NoneNoCurvedHDMI 1.421:9Yes
34"ASUSROG PG348QG-SYNC3440 x 1440100hz30-100hzIPS5ms (GTG)NoneNoCurvedHDMI 1.421:9Yes
34"AcerPredator X34G-SYNC3440 x 1440100hz30-100hzIPS4ms (GTG)NoneNoCurvedHDMI 1.421:9Yes
24"ViewSonicVX2457FreeSync1920 x 108075hz48-75hzTN2ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9No
32"HPOMEN 32FreeSync2560 x 144075hz48-75hzVA5ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9No
29"LG29UM68-PFreeSync2560 x 108075hz40-75hzIPS5ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 1.421:9No
27"ViewSonicVX2757FreeSync1920 x 108075hz48-75hzTN2ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9No
22"ViewSonicVX2257FreeSync1920 x 108075hz48-75hzTN2ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9No
38"AcerXR382CQKFreeSync3840 x 160075hz48-75hzIPS1ms (MPRT)NoneYesCurvedHDMI 2.021:9No
32"LG32UD59-BFreeSync3840 x 216060hz40-60hzVA5ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 2.016:9No
27"ASUSROG PG27AQG-SYNC3840 x 216060hz30-60hzIPS4ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
32"AcerPredator XB321HKG-SYNC3840 x 216060hz30-60hzIPS4ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
28"ASUSVP28UQGFreeSync3840 x 216060hz40-60hzTN1ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 2.016:9No
28"AcerPredator XB281HKG-SYNC3840 x 216060hz30-60hzTN1ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
27"BenQEL2870UFreeSync3840 x 216060hz40-60hzTN1ms (GTG)NoneYesFlatHDMI 2.016:9No
27"AcerPredator XB271HKG-SYNC3840 x 216060hz30-60hzIPS4ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 1.416:9Yes
27"ViewSonicXG2700-4KFreeSync3840 x 216060hz40-60hzIPS5ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 2.016:9No
27"LG27BK85U-WFreeSync3840 x 216060hz40-60hzIPS5ms (GTG)NoneYesFlatHDMI 2.016:9No
34"LG34UC98-WFreeSync3440 x 144060hz55-75hzIPS5ms (GTG)NoneNoCurvedHDMI 2.021:9No
27"LG27UD88-WFreeSync3840 x 216060hz40-60hzIPS5ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 2.016:9No
32"LG32UD60-BFreeSync3840 x 216060hz40-60hzVA4ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 2.016:9No
32"ViewSonicXG3220FreeSync3840 x 216060hz40-60hzVA5ms (GTG)NoneYesFlatHDMI 2.016:9No
27"LG27UD58-BFreeSync3840 x 216060hz40-60hzIPS5ms (GTG)NoneNoFlatHDMI 2.016:9No

 

G-SYNC/FreeSync/FreeSync 2:

G-SYNC and FreeSync are essentially two different flavors when it comes to variable refresh rate support, depending on the type of graphics card you have in your PC. If you have a recent NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, it supports G-SYNC, whereas AMD Radeon graphics cards support FreeSync. Monitors that support variable refresh rates (VRR) eliminate screen tearing, while also minimizing display stutter and input lag that’s traditionally caused by V-SYNC.

FreeSync 2 adds additional features over original FreeSync, namely HDR performance above 400 nits and lower input latency. It also guarantees that the display supports low framerate compensation (LFC). Several FreeSync 1 monitors don’t support LFC, typically ones with a max refresh rate of 60hz or 75hz. This is explained in more detail in the LFC section below. FreeSync 2 is compatible with all existing FreeSync hardware, so don’t worry about compatibility problems.

NOTE: Xbox One S and X models support AMD FreeSync, as well as 120hz refresh rate. PlayStation 4 Slim and Pro models do not support these extra features. All of these monitors still function as normal monitors though, so there’s no downside for console gaming if they are within your budget.

Refresh Rates/Input Lag:

Most monitors in this database have higher refresh rates beyond 60hz, many of them around 144hz or greater. The refresh rate determines the max frames per second that the monitor can produce. Higher frame rates result in much smoother motion during fast action, and reduce your input lag significantly when compared to a 60hz display. Some monitors reach their max frame rate when overclocked.

To change your refresh rate, go to your PC graphics card’s control panel (right click on the desktop). Currently, the only console that can output 120hz refresh rate is the Xbox One. The vast majority of monitors in this database produce very low input lag, and should suit serious gaming requirements.

Response Time:

Response time governs how long a display takes to display a full pixel from black to white. Manufacturers usually provide this specification through their product brochures and general pages, however they measure it as the amount of time it takes to go from “gray-to-gray” instead.

This is typically shown as ‘1ms’, ‘2ms’, etc on product packaging and information pages. This is NOT input lag, but based on experience, a fast response time (1-2ms) usually does tie into a monitor having low input lag in terms of specs. This GTG number governs the amount of ghosting/motion blur a monitor has, accounting for time it takes for pixels to transition.

A new measurement for measuring motion blur has been introduced in the last few years, called Moving Picture Response Time (abbreviated MPRT). This isn’t the same as GTG response time, as it measures the visibility of a pixel, rather than simple transition time. It’s widely considered to be a more accurate form of measuring motion blur, which is why manufacturers like AOC, Acer, LG, MSI, and Samsung have adopted this measurement. While you will see several monitors in this database with a “1ms MPRT” response time, please keep in mind that this low number is usually accomplished by enabling a strobing backlight.

Anti-Motion Blur (Strobing Backlight):

In order to remove the highest amount of motion blur from modern LED displays, a strobing backlight is utilized. This became popular several years ago by using NVIDIA Lightboost, which evolved into Ultra-Low Motion Blur (ULMB) as time went on. This technology reduced motion blur significantly during fast motion, providing a very similar look to CRT displays.

However, this comes at a cost: it cannot be enabled together with G-SYNC/FreeSync, and your peak brightness is usually reduced. Nowadays, manufacturers have created their own versions of strobing backlight tech, which function similarly to NVIDIA’s ULMB. They are listed in the database under the “Anti-Motion Blur” filter. Some manufacturers don’t have an official name for it, so we’ve typically abbreviated it as “MBR” (motion blur reduction). If the monitor says “None”, that means it uses standard overdrive techniques to reduce motion blur, which is common in every monitor.

VRR Range/LFC:

This range determines the frames per second (FPS) required to take advantage of G-SYNC/FreeSync’s benefits. When your FPS drops below the minimum requirement, FreeSync is disabled on monitors without LFC. While this isn’t normally an issue for G-SYNC users, as all G-SYNC monitors provide LFC support, FreeSync monitors have all kinds of different ranges, with varying LFC support, making it a headache to find the right monitor. This database should help with that!

Low framerate compensation (LFC) was implemented by AMD to combat the shortcomings of poor FreeSync ranges. When your FPS dips below the display’s minimum VRR range, it will multiply frames to meet the VRR range, enabling the benefits of FreeSync again. LFC requires a display to support at least 2x its minimum FreeSync refresh rate. This means FreeSync monitors with FreeSync ranges like 48-75hz and 40-60hz do not support LFC. We do not recommend buying these displays for this reason. Our LFC filter will help you weed out these displays.

Panel Types:

Monitors come in a variety of panel types, depending on what you prefer the most out of your monitor. Several years ago, many IPS and VA panels were designed primarily as graphic design monitors, and had relatively high input lag. This isn’t really the case anymore, and many IPS and VA panels have similar input lag to fast TN panels.

For most gamers, we recommend sticking to IPS/VA panels as they offer a much more pleasant picture. However, those who require the absolute lowest amount of input lag and motion blur should stick to TN panels (professional gamers). Currently, only TN panels are capable of 240hz refresh rate, which offers the smoothest image and lowest input lag. The differences are summed up below:

TN (Twisted Nematic)
+ Highest refresh rates
+ Fastest response time
+ Lowest input lag
– Poor color accuracy/contrast ratio
– Poor viewing angles
IPS (In-Plane Switching)
+ Excellent color accuracy
+ Great viewing angles
+ Decent response time
– IPS glow in dark environments
– Average contrast ratio/uniformity
VA (Vertical Alignment)
+ Great contrast ratio/black levels
+ Good color accuracy
+ No IPS glow
– Slow response time
– Average viewing angles