30 Jul 2021 9:07 AM +00:00

Best Curved Monitor For Gaming 2021: Our Top Picks From Budget To Premium

If you're after the best curved monitor you can get for gaming, you're in the right place!

Curved gaming monitors are fantastic for increasing immersion play a big role in transporting you to any of your favorite virtual worlds.

You'll find that the curve can vary a fair bit, and there are even bigger curves on their way in the future which promise a next level gaming experience.

We've picked out some of monitors which we felt stood out from the crowd based on specs, features they offer and reviews to help you narrow down your search.

So whether you're looking for a premium choice from Samsung with the Odyssey G9 or a standout monitor from Acer like the Predator X38P, we've got you covered.

Best Curved Monitor For Gaming

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Best Curved Monitor for Gaming Under 400 - Gigabyte Auros CV27Q

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Screen size: 27 Inches, 1500R | Resolution: QHD Wide 1440p | Display technology: LED | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Hardware interface: HDMI | Refresh rate: 165 Hz | Response time: 1 ms | Item weight: 7kg | Display resolution maximum: 2560 x 1440 Pixels

The Gigabyte Auros CV27Q is a fantastic all-rounder when it comes to curved monitors. Ideal If you're looking for a monitor with striking visuals and rapid response time to optimise your gaming experience.

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27 inch while displaying 2560 x 1440 Pixels allows you to immerse yourself fully into the atmosphere of any game.

Adding 165 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response time you won't miss out on any of the action.

With a high contrast ratio of 3000:1 and boasting 90%, DCI-P3 colours will have better contrast and more accuracy when it comes to enjoying both AAA games and any form of entertainment.

Coming in at generally under £400, you can see why the Gigabyte Auros CV27Q is one of our top picks.

Best Curved Monitor for Gaming 38" - Acer Predator X38P

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Screen size: 37.5 Inches, 2300R | Resolution: 2K DCI 1080p | Display technology: LED | Aspect ratio: 21:9 | Hardware interface: USB, DisplayPort, HDMI | Refresh rate: 175 Hz | Response time: 0.3 ms | Item Weight: 9.48 kg | Display resolution maximum: 2560 x 1440 Pixels

The Acer Predator X38P first and foremost is an amazing look monitor that if you've got the space for it, will look seriously impressive in both RGB and super minimal setups.

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For fast-paced gaming, the staggeringly low response time will come in handy, as will the 175hz refresh rate.

It also features NVIDIA G-SYNC for seamless, tear-free gaming and packs HDR 400 on an IPS display for deep blacks and vivid colour.

A solid premium choice if you ask us.

Best Curved Monitor for Gaming 27" - Samsung Odyssey G7

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Screen size: 27 Inches, 1000R | Resolution: QHD Wide 1440p | Display technology: LED | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Hardware interface: HDMI | Refresh rate: 240 Hz | Response time: 1 ms | Item Weight: 7.2 kg | Display resolution maximum: 2560 x 1440 Pixels

The Samsung Odyssey G7 is a great choice for around the £600 mark and it looks the business too.

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On the surface, it has that (dare we say it) almost Logitech look, with the black with blue detailing, that we think stands out in all the right ways with most gaming setups.

Like the Acer Predator X38P, this monitor boasts impressive refresh rates combined with Freesync Premium Pro and Gsync compatible technology - making it great for fast-paced gaming.

Along with HDR 600 it also boasts enhanced ergonomics and is VESA compliant if you fancy using your own monitor arm.

A cracking monitor for the price, and one to watch for in the sales too.

Best Budget Curved Monitor for Gaming - AOC Gaming C27G2U

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Screen size: 27 Inches, 1500R | Resolution: FHD 1080p | Display technology: LED | Aspect ratio: 16:9 | Hardware interface: HDMI 2.0 x 2, DP x 1, VGA | Refresh rate: 165 Hz | Response time: 1 ms | Item Weight: 5.2 kg | Display resolution maximum: 1080p

If you're after a quality curved monitor and perhaps don't need the absolute maximum specs for your gaming, then this AOC Gaming C27G2U monitor is a great choice.

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It comes in at around the £200 - £250 mark and has a pretty impressive resume for the price, especially with its refresh rate and response time.

27 inches with a 1500R curve should be more than enough for most setups to add that level of immersion without completely taking over your desk.

It's also VESA compliant so if you're not a fan of the sharp-looking stand you can always swap it out for something more minimal.

For under £300, it's seriously tempting.

Best Mid-Range Curved Monitor for Gaming - AOC Gaming CU34G2X

AOC curved gaming monitor 34 inch
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Screen size: 34 Inches, 1500R | Resolution: QHD Ultra Wide 1440p | Display technology: VA / W-LED | Aspect ratio: 21:9 | Hardware interface: 2x DisplayPort 1.2; 2x HDMI 2.0 | Refresh rate: 144 Hz | Response time: 1 ms | Item Weight: 8.1g | Display resolution maximum: 3440 x 1440

AOC make the list again, but this time with their ultra-wide CU34G2X monitor.

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Once more, AOC delivers the goods in terms of performance and price, with this monitor usually coming in at under £500.

Alongside the specs listed above, it has an impressive 300 nits brightness, making this a good choice if you're gaming in a well-lit room.

FreeSync should ensure super-smooth gameplay, making this one to consider if you're a fan of racing games in particular.

Another showstopper, but for a relatively accessible price.

Best Premium Curved Monitor for Gaming - Samsung Odyssey G9

Curved Monitor Samsung 49 inch
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Screen size: 49 Inches, 1000R | Resolution: DQHD | Display technology: QLED, LED | Aspect ratio: 32:9 | Hardware interface: 1 x HDMI, 1 x Displayport | Refresh rate: 240 Hz | Response time: 1 ms | Item Weight: 16.7kg | Display resolution maximum: 5120 x 1440

Now we get to the ultimate curved gaming monitor, the Samsung Odyssey G9, that has to be seen to be believed.

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It's massive and appears even bigger with the curve, so take some measurements in your chosen room to make sure it's not going to dominate it completely.

Freesync Premium Pro and Gsync compatible technology, plus HDR 1000 make this a good call for both silky-smooth gameplay and deep, vivid visuals.

There's a big plus that this can double up as a huge workspace for video editing, writing, coding and more, and it'll likely save you having to buy a second screen.

It's not a budget monitor by any means, and you'll typically find this for under £1400, but if you want to go all-in when it comes to immersion, this could be a great choice for you.

We'll be back with more of our top picks soon, so be sure to check in with us again.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Curved Gaming Monitors

There are a number of questions that are worth considering when looking for a curved gaming monitor.

What are the benefits of a curved monitor?

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Curved screens are designed to artificially place you at the centre of the action as they make use of your peripheral vision and accommodate the natural depth of the human eye.

They are also comfortable on your eyes as they reduce strain by providing you with a more natural 3D image.

As curved monitors aim to encompass your entire field of vision they can often be great for experiencing maximum immersion when gaming.

Is a 27-inch curved monitor good for gaming?

We'd say 27-inches is a decent size for a gaming monitor and when screens are curved they can actually appear larger as the sides curve outwards and enter your peripheral vision.

The size of your gaming monitor can also largely come down to what you're looking to use it for and your personal preference.

For some competitive games, it can be beneficial to have a smaller monitor as you can react faster as your mouse has to travel less distance to reach the corners of the screen.

However, if you're looking to immerse yourself in the world of a single-player RPG game, sometimes a larger screen can be better at doing so.

Is a 1500R curved monitor good?

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Curved monitors have various levels of curvature which is measured in R which stands for radius, for example, a 1500R monitor has a radius of 1500mm.

When it comes to curvature the smaller the R number, the more aggressive the curve, the human eye can see at roughly 1000R and so closer to his number is usually better for curved monitors.

We'd say a display with a native 1500R is a solid choice when it comes to gaming monitors, however, some people may prefer less extreme curves such as 2300R.

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