Best OLED Gaming Monitor 2022: Latest Releases, Upcoming Monitors, And More

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If you're searching for the best OLED gaming monitor, we're here to point you in the right direction.

More OLED gaming monitors are set to hit shelves this year and we're excited to see what's in store.

The appeal of OLED has been there since TVs started using the technology. It allows for thinner displays and incredible contrast thanks to self-illuminating pixels.

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QD-OLED and OLED TVs were first announced in 2019, and now more monitors and TVs are starting to use the technology to provide next-level visuals.

For gamers who want to experience incredible graphics and slimline design, OLED monitors should be high up on your wishlist.

We'll be updating this article with all the latest and best releases as they come in and we've also got some of the best OLED gaming monitors heading our way, plus answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about everything OLED.

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Best OLED Gaming Monitor

  • Gigabyte AORUS FO48U
  • Alienware AW3423DW Monitor
  • ASUS 42-inch PG42UQ
  • Asus 48-inch PG48UQ
  • Acer Predator CG48
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  • Samsung Odyssey G8QNB

Best OLED Gaming Monitor Gigabyte - Gigabyte AORUS FO48U

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Brand: Gigabyte | Screen Size: 47.5-inches | Display Technology: OLED | Resolution: 3840 x 2160 pixels | Refresh Rate: 120Hz | Response Time: 1ms | Additional features: AMD FreeSync Premium, Anti-glare screen, built-in speakers
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At 47.5-inches, the Gigabyte AORUS F48U is a bit of a beast when it comes to gaming monitors.

According to Gigabytes' site, it also features an OLED panel which means it does not require a backlight as each pixel independently emits its own light, allowing for greater contrast.

This monitor also features a 4K resolution and 120hz refresh rate thanks to its HDMI 2.1 capabilities, which should make it an excellent choice for next-gen console gaming too.

The Gigabyte AORUS F48U also features AMD FreeSynce Premium and built-in speakers, making it a solid choice in our eyes.

Upcoming OLED Gaming Monitors

CES 2022 brought with it some exciting announcements for the monitor scene, including some jaw-dropping new 360hz monitors that are heading our way this year.

As predicted, we finally saw some new QD-OLED monitors, and they're going to be tough to hold out for!

Alienware AW3423DW Monitor

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The upcoming Alienware 34 AW3423DW was revealed at CES 2022 and it packs an impressive resume.

It's 2440x1440, up to 175hz, and has a G-Sync Ultimate Certification. It's also DisplayHDR 1000, so expect superior colour accuracy, brightness and deep blacks.

It even comes with a three-year warranty to ease anyone's burn-in fears.

It's set for release in late March, however, we don't have a price just yet. It's likely that this will tip the scales at well above $1000, but from the looks of it, it'll be worth it.

Find out more about the Alienware AW3423DW monitor here.

ASUS 42-inch PG42UQ

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Asus announced two OLED monitors at CES 2022, the first being the ASUS 42-inch PG42UQ which features a 120hz refresh rate, HDR support, 0.1ms response time and 10-bit colour.

It's also HDMI 2.1, which console gamers will be happy to hear, and supports both VRR and ALLM...so this isn't one of those 'fake' HDMI 2.1 displays either.

This could prove stiff competition to the new LG C2 range, which includes a 42" OLED TV and offers many of the much of the same gamer-orientated features as above.

We think this will be a popular choice for most gamers, especially those playing on Xbox Series X and PS5. You can read more about the Asus PG42UQ right here.

Asus 48-inch PG48UQ

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Following that, a larger 48" model was also announced. It's much of the same as above, only bigger and more akin to LG's popular 48" C1 TV, another great choice for next-gen gaming.

Acer Predator CG48

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Move over Predator X32 FP, as the CG48 could be the new apex beast on the monitor scene.

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It features a 48 inch OLED display, HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4 support and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro.

Alongside that you're getting a 0.1ms response time, 98% DCI P3, and an (albeit a little awkward) 138hz panel.

You can even charge laptops thanks to its USB-C port with 65W charging.

We're expecting this to retail for over $1500, but it may be worth the wait.

Find out about the Acer Predator CG48's release date, specs, and more here.

Samsung Odyssey G8QNB

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Also announced at CES 2022, alongside the impressive Samsung Oddysey Ark, the Odyssey G8QNB marks yet another world's first in the monitor scene.

It comes in at just 5.9mm thin and packs a QD-OLED panel, the same in fact as the Alienware AW3423DW.

This QD-OLED monitor has a 175hz refresh rate, 0.1ms response time, 1800R curve and UWQHD resolution.

You can find out everything we know on the Samsung G8QNB's release date, price, and specs right here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you'll find answers to some of the most common questions around OLED gaming monitors, which can give you a hand in understanding more about what you're going for.

Is an OLED TV better than a gaming monitor?

It depends on how much value you place on low input lag and response times. Typically speaking, TVs have higher input lag and response times, however, this is slowly changing with TVs such as LG's C1 (and upcoming C2) range, offering more gamer-orientated displays.

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If you're playing reflex-based games, opt for a gaming monitor, but if you're planning on sitting back and immersing yourself in slower-paced, non-competitive titles, you could certainly get away with a TV.

Are OLED monitors good for gaming?

Yes, very good in fact. You'll find that OLED is like the ultimate HDR in the sense that it creates deep blacks and vivid colours.

This is great for getting the most out of the game in respect to graphics, but it's also good for competitive gaming if you need to spot enemies lurking in shadows for instance.

Some of the OLED monitors on this list are ultra-wide, which will be good for some games, but if you want something you can use across PC and console, we'd say head towards the 16:9 ratio on the smaller 42" displays, like the ASUS PG42UQ.

Why are OLED monitors so expensive?

It's still a very new technology and at a premium price point. On top of that, very few monitors are OLED right now, so the rarity drives up the price too.

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This was much the same story as with the best HDMI 2.1 monitors when they were released. In a few months, we started seeing deals appear so let's hope we see the same for OLED monitors too.

Is OLED better than IPS?

IPS is the more standard monitor panel type nowadays and they offer wide viewing angles, great colour, and response times at a significantly lower price point.

OLED is far more expensive and it's still too early to call as to how they measure up against IPS displays just yet. We think they'll likely look better, but the difference may not warrant the huge price tag...at least not yet.

Does OLED have a burn-in problem?

Burn-In occurs when static images are displayed for long periods of time, leaving a 'burned-in' effect on the screen.

It's far from ideal and can occur with OLED screens, however, if you're gaming without static menus you can reduce the chances, and many monitors come with warranty periods just in case.

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