Finding the right gaming monitor can be difficult, and finding the right FreeSync monitor can be even more challenging. We want to make your search a little easier, so we’ve looked around and found some of the best FreeSync monitors you can buy.
What is FreeSync?
First of all, what is FreeSync? We have an explainer that goes into depth on this topic, so read it to learn more. The short version is this: FreeSync is AMD’s answer to Nvidia’s G-Sync. Minimize screen tearing in games by dynamically adjusting your monitor’s refresh rate to match the FPS your GPU is putting out. This will also make games with lower frame rates appear much more fluid.
With that out of the way, we’ve got various sizes, screen types, and brands here to hopefully make your search a little easier. Here are the best FreeSync monitors.
See also: FreesSync vs. G-Sync
- The Samsung Odyssey G7 is the best-equipped monitor on the list with a 240Hz QLED display.
- The MSI Optix Ultrawide strikes a balance between features, price, and resolution to sum up in a fantastic package.
- The Gigabyte M32U is one of the best 4K gaming monitors you can get, and at 32 inches it could double as a media consuming display as well.
- The Alienware AW2521HF has a lot of style and substance to back that up. The 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time are some of the fastest out there.
- The Acer Nitro VG270 is priced well for an entry-level FreeSync monitor. At 75Hz, you won’t get the highest refresh rate out there, but it’s a great beginner or secondary display nonetheless.
- The Asus TUF VG27VQ has a curved panel for even greater immersion in your games. It also dials in a 165Hz refresh rate for buttery smooth images.
- The LG 27QN600 is ideal for budget conscious buyers who still want a high resolution experience. The display may only be 75Hz, but the QHD panel makes up for it.
- The C27B Scepter was probably not on his radar, but it should be. Great colors and a great refresh rate aren’t the only things on offer here.
- The Dell S2421HGF is another bargain display, but this one has a 144Hz refresh rate for those willing to trade ultra-high resolutions for games with an ultra-high refresh rate.
- The LG C1 OLED is an honorable mention for its stellar quality. This will also be great for new game consoles.
Best Overall FreeSync Monitor: Samsung Odyssey G7
Samsung makes some surprisingly great monitors, although I suppose we shouldn’t be too surprised by the company that makes excellent displays in their other products. This curved beast of a monitor features a QHD resolution, a 240Hz refresh rate, and a 1ms response time.
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The Odyssey G7 features G-Sync compatibility in addition to being a FreeSync monitor. We appreciate the duality here, Samsung. By the way, this is a QLED display, so you’ll get some of the best images you can get on a gaming monitor.
Best ultrawide: MSI Optix Ultrawide
For those with an affinity for a wider field of view, MSI’s Optix Ultrawide is one of the best FreeSync monitors out there. This screen measures 34 inches diagonally, has a 100Hz refresh rate, and has a resolution of 3440x1440p.
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Not only will the ultra-wide display be great for compatible games, but it will also help with work or personal tasks by providing a lot of extra screen real estate.
Best 4K FreeSync monitor: Gigabyte M32U
For the top of the high-end, Gigabyte has a beastly display on its hands here. Gigabyte’s M32U is a 4K monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate and of course FreeSync technology to eliminate screen tearing.
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This is also a large monitor, at almost 32 inches. This display will give you consistent stellar images with no compromise in sight. Conveniently, the Gigabyte M32U also has a built-in KVM switch for accessory use between computers.
Alienware products have always had a specific look and feel, and this one is no different. Rounded details with a turquoise tint give this monitor a futuristic look. The AW2521HF FreeSync monitor features a high 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time for some of the smoothest gaming you can get.
Other readings: The best 240Hz monitors
The panel on this display is IPS and has 99% sRGB coverage for stunning images in games and accurate colors when you need them most. Like the Samsung model at the top of the list, this monitor also has G-Sync support.
Acer Nitro VG270
The most remarkable thing about this FreeSync monitor is its price. While it fluctuates quite a bit, it is always still a great budget deal. It provides a 75Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time, which is enough to get started.
Do you want a cleaner look? You will need a great monitor arm.
The FreeSync technology on this display will help budget systems more as they tend to have a harder time maintaining high frame rates. With the Nitro VG270, you no longer have to worry about tearing at low frame rates.
Asus TUF VG27VQ
The fact that the TUF VG27VQ is curved sets it apart from many, but the 165Hz refresh rate helps it stand out even more. It’s faster than most in its price range and it’s still a FreeSync monitor, which means you’ll always get the smoothest possible images at any frame rate.
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Curved monitors can help with immersion in games by “wrapping” your field of view, making it easier to see more of the screen without throwing your eyes off as much. Interesting thing to note: the stand on this monitor rotates so you can freely rotate the screen.
There is no short, friendly name for this monitor, but the 27-inch LG 27QU600 is a fantastic FreeSync monitor for the price. You’ll get a QHD IPS display, a 75Hz refresh rate, and excellent color accuracy with 99% sRGB coverage. It also supports HDR10 for magnified images when available.
Other than all that, it also has audio routing on the back so you can use multiple audio s with the same speakers or plug in headphones.
Scepter is less well known these days, but the C27B is a great curved FreeSync monitor. It features a 1080p resolution with a 165Hz refresh rate and 95% sRGB coverage, so you can also use this monitor for work if you want.
The monitor also has built-in speakers if you like. At $ 240 at the time of writing, the price is correct, so I wouldn’t overlook this one.
Dell’s gaming monitors are often overshadowed by its Alienware brand, but the non-Alienware displays are by no means negligible. The S2421HGF 24-inch FreeSync monitor has a 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and a stand that offers height and tilt adjustment.
There isn’t much that is incredibly remarkable about this one, but it is a bargain.
Honorable mention: LG 48C1 OLED
It was worth putting this one on the list due to the lack of OLED monitors on the market right now. LG’s C1 OLED TVs are pretty iconic. See here for a better explanation of OLED display technology, but the short version is that it uses self-illuminated pixels to create a theoretical ‘infinite contrast’, giving you incredible colors and black levels.
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As well as being one of LG’s renowned smart TVs, the LG 48C1 OLED also features FreeSync and G-Sync compatibility so you can use it as a gaming monitor. The refresh rate of the TV goes up to 120Hz, although you will need to make sure that the device you are using supports up to 4K 120Hz, that is, a PS5 or Xbox series, or an RTX 30 series GPU on a PC.
That’s it for our list of the best FreeSync monitors, but if you crave a bigger screen like our last post, maybe you should consider a TV instead?