A gamer needs to know several main factors so that the gaming experience when playing games is always optimal and fun.

In addition to the selection of games that suit your taste, ‘obligatory’ performance of a computer / PC gaming system that is used properly or qualified to run the games of his choice.

Not only have to associate system performance related to the selection of the type of processor (CPU), graphics card, RAM, and storage, but there is still one thing that is not less important that needs to be observed by a gamer that is a monitor, in this case gaming monitors.

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Although there are a few elements of subjectivity (brand, design, and other elements of taste), there are clear guidelines or limits that must be considered in choosing an ideal gaming monitor for a gamer. So as not to choose the wrong gaming monitor, there are some important terms that need to be known by a gamer, namely Resolution, Refresh Rate, Response time, Adaptive Sync, Panel Type, Color Gamut, and Connector Support. The following explanation.


Screen resolution is one of the monitor features that is most definitely mentioned in the monitor’s technical specifications. At present, the majority of monitors on the market have resolution support:
• Full HD / 1080p
• 2K / Quad HD / 1440p
• 4K / Ultra HD / 2160p

Although still dominant, 1080p resolution screen slowly began to be abandoned by gamers (gaming enthusiasts) because it no longer meets their expectations in the sharpness and visual quality of images. As a result, most gamers agree that displays with a resolution of 1440p are becoming the new standard in gaming monitors, excpet for gamers who like to play casino online such as judi online from their pc.

Resolution 1440p offers more visual visuals without the need for high-end hardware systems so that the frame rate remains stable when running the latest games. What’s more, monitors that support 1440p resolution are still more affordable than 4K monitors.

Refresh Rate

Refresh Rate is the ability to monitor the image refreshes every second on the screen. Measured in Hertz (Hz), the higher the value, the more the number of refreshed image signals.

Therefore, monitors with high refresh rates are useful when running highly dynamic or fast moving game genres, such as the FPS (First-person shooter) genre, fighting (fighting), racing (racing games), RTS (real-time strategy), and sports.

This type of game requires very fast movements and accurate movements. That is, gamers need a monitor with a very high refresh rate to be more competitive when playing.

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Before making a choice, also consider the compatibility of your monitor with the GPU on a PC / laptop. If the GPU is able to produce a high frame rate, the monitor must be able to compensate with a high refresh rate. If the monitor only supports a low refresh rate, the maximum capability of the GPU becomes useless.

Response time is the time it takes a pixel (pixels) on the monitor to switch from one color to another (black to white or from gray to another color).

Usually measured in milliseconds to show how fast the image moves. In modern monitor screens, 1 ms response time is usually present on TN monitored screens and 4 ms on IPS panels.

For the genre of games that change images very quickly (FPS, racing games, etc.), the gamera must prioritize the monitor screen with a response time of 1 ms to avoid the effect of screen tearing (the screen display is torn or split in two) and a fluctuating frame rate.

Adaptive Sync

Adaptive Sync technology plays a role in reducing the effect of screen tearing in the game. Currently there are two adaptive sync technologies, namely Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync.

Although these two technologies both overcome the same problem, there are significant differences in price. If monitors with Nvidia G-Sync technology have a fairly premium price, monitors with AMD FreeSync are actually more affordable.

In addition, the Nvidia G-Sync Monitor requires the use of an Nvidia graphics card, while the AMD FreeSync monitor requires an AMD graphics card. So, besides the budget, any choice depends on the hardware configuration (graphics card / GPU) on your PC / laptop.