Best HDR gaming monitor in 2024 – our top picks

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We’re looking at the best HDR gaming monitors. When it comes to dynamic range and rich colour palettes, TVs have tended to rule to roost. However, monitors have started to catch up and there is now a wide selection of great HDR gaming monitors on the market.

HDR stands for high dynamic range. The technology enables screens with wider colour ranges and higher levels of contrast, which in turn make them feel crisper and more true to life. It is often associated with home cinema set-ups, but it can have an equally large impact on gaming experience.

We’ve selected a few of our favourite HDR gaming monitors here. There is a range of picks, so we’ve also included a brief description of each one to help you get a sense of which monitor is right for you. Rest assured that each and every one on this list is a high-performance gaming monitor with powerful specs and a beautiful HDR display.

Let’s get into it.

Best HDR gaming monitor

Best overall HDR monitor – Dell Alienware AW3423DW

Alienware AW3423DW

Alienware AW3423DW

Screen Size

34-inch

Aspect Ratio

21:9

Resolution

3840 x 2160p

Response Time

0.1ms

Refresh Rate

175Hz

Inputs

2x HDMI 2.0, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 5x USB

Pros
  • Stunning OLED display
  • High refresh rate
Cons
  • Could be brighter

This monitor from Alienware is exceptional both in its gaming performance and in the quality of its HDR display. It is also one of the best OLED gaming monitors too. This means that the contrast ratio is truly stunning, and the HDR allows for that contrast to be applied to a wide colour gamut. The OLED display is also useful in competitive gaming as it grants crisp and clear movement even at fast speeds.

In fact, there is a clear focus on gaming performance across the board with this monitor. For example, there is support for both VRR and G-GYNC, as well as a 1ms response time. As with any OLED screen, burn-in will be a worry for some. If it is for you, don’t worry as we’ve got plenty of other options for you.

Best 43 inch HDR gaming monitor – Gigabyte AORUS FV43U

GIGABYTE AORUS FV43U

Screen Size

43-inch

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Resolution

3,840 x 2,160

Refresh Rate

144Hz

Response Time

1ms

Inputs

2x HDMI 2.1, 1x DisplayPort, 2x USB-A, 1x USB-C

Pros
  • Reasonable price
  • 2 HDMI 2.1 inputs
Cons
  • Some flex on the monitor legs

The Gigabyte AORUS FV43U has a stunning HDR display paired with a crip 4k resolution. The HDR makes for truly deep blacks and allows the monitor to perform well even in the darkest of rooms while avoiding appearing washed out.

The gaming performance impresses too with a snappy 144Hz refresh rate that is at the higher end for a 4k screen, as well as G-Sync, VRR and low input lag. It comes with HDMI 2.1 compatibility which makes it amongst the best monitors for the PS5, and Xbox Series X as it permits 4K at higher frame rates. Just make sure you have one of the best HDMI 2.1 cables to pair with it.

While it might not be quite as big as the best ultrawide gaming monitors, this 43 inch screen is definitely big enough to immerse you in whatever you are playing, making this a great choice for those looking to play beautifully designed open-world games.

Best curved HDR gaming monitor – Samsung Odyssey G7

Samsung Odyssey G7

Samsung Odyssey G7 27

Display Size

27in, 32in

Resolution

2560 x 1440

Response time

1ms

Refresh rate

240Hz

VRR

G-Sync and FreeSync

Pros
  • Immersive curved screen
  • impressive refresh rate
Cons
  • Expensive for its size

The Samsung Odyssey G7 is one of the best gaming monitors out there. This is thanks, in no small part, to its brilliant HDR display. Samsung has often led the way with HDR technology and the G7 puts it to brilliant use. The contrast ratio is stunning, making for crisp whites and deep blacks and this, in combination with its 1000R curvature, makes it perfect for gaming in vibrant open worlds.

Meanwhile, the 240Hz refresh rate is the fastest on this list, meaning that the G7 is perfect for competitive online games such as Warzone 2 as well.

The build quality is great and the overall look is complimented nicely by Infinity Core Lighting on the rear.

Best UHD HDR gaming monitor – LG 43UN700T-B

LG 43UN700T-B

LG 43UN700T-B

Screen Size

43″

Resolution

3840 x 2160

Response Time

8ms (GtG at Faster)

Refresh Rate

60Hz

Pros
  • Not too expensive for size
  • 43″ 4K
  • Multitask options – 4 PBP
Cons
  • Response time could be faster

The LG 43UN 700T-B is an excellent choice for those multi-taskers out there. With a massive 43″ 4K display, 4PBP options and PIP, and 4 separate HDMI inputs it’s like having four monitors in one. This monitor is really built for people who need a jack of all trades (master of all) monitor. There’s screen tilt options, USB Type-C support, and remote control support so the options extend further than the screen itself.

The quality is there too. With full HDR 10 support and two Rich Bass speakers, watch films and game in high definition using this monitor. The only downside is the slightly slow response time, which may impact it’s suitability for high speed intense gamers.

Frequently asked questions

Getting a new HDR monitor can be an tricky process. We’ve tried our best to answer some of the more pressing questions that may come up.

Can you get HDR 1080p monitors?

Yes, HDR can work well in 1080p on both TVs and monitors. 1080p is a popular resolution for gamers as it can facilitate faster frame rates than higher resolutions.

Does HDR improve colour?

Yes, having a higher dynamic range allows for a greater range of colours to be produced by your screen. Furthermore, deeper blacks can make other colours pop.

Is HDR the same as UHD?

No, HDR refers to the colour and quality of the pixels themselves, while UHD refers to the number of pixels (resolution).

About the Author

Rory Greig

Rory Greig works as a tech writer for Videogamer. He is a writer with a strong knowledge of gaming technology and an eye for detail. He is especially interested in graphics cards and generative AI.