While 4K is often touted as the ‘gold standard’ of resolutions for gaming monitors there are plenty of screens available at lower resolutions for budgets that are a little smaller.
Plus, the benefit of buying a gaming monitor with a 1920x1080p resolution is that it won’t require you to spend a fortune on a video card to enjoy it, with the latest budget video cards – like the RX 460 and GTX 1050 – easily delivering full HD performance.
If you want a 2560x1440p screen and you also want a 144Hz refresh rate you’re going to pay quite a high price but if you’re a casual gamer or you only play fast-paced online games, like Overwatch, CS:GO and League of Legends, a screen resolution of 1920x1080p is more than adequate.
In fact, first-person shooter titles will benefit from the high frame rates these screens deliver.
The truth is games still look great at 1920x1080p resolutions.
Manufacturers are always looking to drive consumers onto the next big thing, just because that’s what they want us to do – spend our hard-earned cash, but if all you require is a great screen at a reasonable price, stick with a 1920×1080 screen.
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