Up to 25inch
AOC G2590FX - Best budget gaming monitor
Price: £178 | Supplier: Scan.co.uk
This budget gaming display offers a 144Hz refresh rate, 1080p resolution and support for both Freesync and G-Sync. At the time of review it was the cheapest display to offer all this and while you miss out on things like a height adjustable stand or the image quality of an IPS panel, you get decent enough image quality and great gaming performance.
AOC C24G1 - Best budget VA gaming monitor
Price: £234 | Supplier: currys.co.uk
VA panels provide the best contrast of all LCD panel types, making them ideal for movie watching and enjoying a deeper, darker, more atmospheric look to games. The C24G1 provides this with its 3,000:1 contrast ratio, plus it can still provide 144Hz gaming performance. It's otherwise fairly basic but does support Freesync and its stand is height adjustable.
Acer Predator XB253Q - 240Hz, IPS gaming monitor
Price: £350 | Supplier: Scan.co.uk
240Hz, 24.5inch displays are among the best options for high-performance gaming and the XB253Q is among the best out there. It uses an IPS panel for excellent image quality and sports a premium design with a fully adjustable stand and USB hub. It's the ideal combination of performance and image quality, though while it does support G-Sync, it doesn't support Freesync.
Up to 28inch
AOC 27G2U - Best budget 27inch gaming monitor
Price: £229 | Supplier: LaptopsDirect.co.uk
Offering 144Hz gaming and IPS image quality along with support for both Freesync and G-Sync, this is a really versatile gaming monitor for a great price. It is limited to 1080p resolution despite its 27inch size, though, so isn't the sharpest looking display.
Asus TUF Gaming VG279QM - Best 240Hz, IPS gaming monitor
Price: £360 | Supplier: Amazon.co.uk
This 27inch display may only have a resolution of 1080p but with its 280Hz refresh rate, IPS image quality, Freesync and G-Sync support and game-changing ELMB motion blur reduction technology, it's an exceptionally good gaming display. It's pretty good for productivity too and it's competitively priced.
Acer Nitro XV273 - 240Hz, IPS gaming monitor
Price: £378 | Supplier: Alza.co.uk
Combining a 240Hz refresh rate with IPS image quality and a proper G-Sync module, this display offers an excellent balance of gaming and image quality for a good price. Like most other 240Hz displays, you're limited to a 1080p resolution, though.
Asus TUF Gaming VG27AQ - The best all-round gaming monitor
Price: £437 | Supplier: Amazon.co.uk
Stepping up to a 1440p resolution, the VG27AQ still offers excellent gaming performance thanks to its 165Hz maximum refresh rate. It also supports Freesync, G-Sync and Asus' fantastic ELMB-Sync blur reduction technology. It's perhaps the ultimate all-rounder gaming display availale right now.
AOC AG273QZ - Best high-performance 1440p gaming monitor
Price: £469 | Supplier: Amazon.co.uk
If you want the ultimate in 1440p gaming performance, the AG273QZ is it. Using a TN panel, it provides an even faster response time than competing IPS panels plus it can hit a 240Hz refresh rate. It also supports both Freesync and G-Sync and offers plenty of extra features like a headphone stand and USB hub.
iiyama ProLite XB3288UHSU - Best budget 4K, high-contrast gaming monitor
Price: £350 | Supplier: Amazon.co.uk
This 32inch display may only offer a 60Hz refresh rate but its 4K resolution and high-contrast VA panel make for some stunning visuals. It's great for movies and cinematic games and is very affordable for a 4K screen.
iiyama G-Master GB3461WQSU - Best budget ultrawide gaming monitor
Price: £340 | Supplier: Amazon.co.uk
The GB3461WQSU provides both the impressive, big-screen, high-resolution dazzle of a 34in, ultrawide display and the gaming performance of a 144Hz panel. It also provides the great viewing angles and overall image quality of IPS LCD technology and supports both Freesync and G-Sync. It's a huge amount of screen for its price.
LG UltraGear 34GN850 - Best 34in ultrawide gaming monitor
Price: £969 | Supplier: Amazon.co.uk
If you want the ultimate 34in, ultrawide gaming monitor, the 34GN850 is it. It offers lightning fast 160Hz gaming performance, with the fastest response time of any panel of its size. It also provides superb image quality. However, while it does support G-Sync, it doesn't support Freesync and it is rather pricey.
LG UltraGear 38GN950 - Best 38in ultrawide gaming monitor
Price: £1,599 | Supplier: LaptopsDirect.co.uk
If even a 34in display isn't large enough for you, the 38GN950 is the next step up. This massive 38in panel provides a massive 3840 x 1600 resolution yet still offers up a 160Hz refresh rate, class-leading response time and generally excellent gaming performance, as well as fantastic image quality. It doesn't come cheap, though.
Asus ROG Swift PG35VQ - Best HDR gaming monitor
Price: £2,300 | Supplier: Amazon.co.uk
If HDR is what you're after, the PG35VQ provides the ultimate HDR gaming experience for a conventional PC monitor (i.e. not an OLED TV). Its 512 individual backlight zones allow it to produce essentially infinite contrast and a massite 1000nits maximum brightness for truly dazzling HDR. It also offers 200Hz gaming performance and a plentiful 3440 x 1440 resolution, but it's horribly expensive.
Asus ROG Strix XG438Q - Best console gaming monitor
Price: £1,100 | Supplier: Amazon.co.uk
This TV-sized screen, provides 120Hz gaming performance for the latest consoles, or those that like to sit back a little to do their PC gaming. It offers a 4K resolution, Freesync and G-Sync support and looks stunning. It's reasonably priced for such a large panel too.