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Best 4K Gaming Monitor for 2017

Buying the best 4K gaming monitor is still expensive but in all honesty, it is well worth the investment. First, you must ensure you have a gaming PC with a powerful graphics card and CPU to run your games at such a high resolution. Otherwise, you will end up paying for a 4K screen and getting very few of the benefits. As technology grows and adapts prices do naturally fall. With that being said, these gaming monitors although expensive are steadily falling in price as the adoption level increases.

MonitorPricePanelMonitor Details
Acer Predator XB321HKIPS3840 x 2160 (4K)
27 - 32inch
Resp Time: 4ms
Ref. Rate: 60Hz
G-Sync
Acer XB280HKTN3840 x 2160 (4K)
28 inch
Resp Time: 1ms
Ref. Rate: 60Hz
G-Sync
Samsung U28E590DTN3840 x 2160 (4K)
28 inch
Resp Time: 1ms
Ref. Rate: 60Hz
AMD FreeSync

In 2017 4K resolutions screens are a major focus for gamers and monitor manufacturers, especially those looking to buy the best gaming monitor. As of right now though 4K gaming monitors are still incredibly expensive. That is without taking into consideration that in order to power a 4K screen a gaming computer requires a current gen graphics card. In most cases, a graphics card equal or greater than a GTX 1070 should be enough but are expensive.

If you are looking to get your first step on the 4K gaming ladder with an affordable screen then we STRONGLY suggest looking at the Samsung U28E590D. This screen uses a TN panel with an outstanding 170 degrees horizontal and 160 degrees verticle viewing angles. This model also comes with a 1ms response time and 60Hz refresh rate.

The Samsung U28D590D also comes with AMD FreeSync which dramatically reduces image tearing and stuttering in games.

The price of the Samsung U28E590D does vary but as of the time of this writing, it looks like the model has reduced in price making it one of the hottest gaming screens available.

Cheap 4K Gaming Monitor

MonitorPricePanelSizeMonitor Details
Samsung U28E590DTN28inch3840 x 2160 (4K)
Resp Time: 1ms
Ref. Rate: 60Hz
AMD FreeSync

A very quick point about this budget gaming monitors, it is still expensive. In some cases double if not triple the price of a really good 1440p screen. 4K is still very new, you need a lot of GPU power to run stable frame rates meaning overall the costs will be sky high regardless. Personal advice would be to either wait it out a little until the GPUs can produce stable frame rates and until the technology is more mainstream.

If you are adamant that you want one right now, then I am afraid you will be looking at stumping up some serious cash even at budget levels.