The Best FreeSync Monitors You Can Buy

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Finding the right gaming monitor can be tricky, and finding the right FreeSync monitor can be even more challenging. We want to make that search a little easier for you, so we’ve looked around and found some of the best FreeSync monitors money can buy.

What is FreeSync?

First, what is FreeSync? We have an explanation that goes deeper into this topic, so read it for more information. The short version is this: FreeSync is AMD’s answer to Nvidia’s G-Sync. It minimizes screen tearing in games by dynamically adjusting your monitor’s refresh rate to match the FPS your GPU is emitting. This will also make games with lower frame rates look much smoother.

With that out of the way, we’ve got a variety of sizes, display types, and brands here to hopefully make your search a little easier. These are the best FreeSync monitors.

Also see: FreesSync vs. G-Sync

  • The Samsung Odyssey G7 is the best-equipped monitor on the list with a 240Hz QLED display.
  • The MSI Optix Ultrawide strikes a balance between features, price and resolution to sum up into a fantastic package.
  • The Gigabyte M32U is one of the best 4K gaming monitors you can get, and at 32 inches it could also serve as a media consumption display.
  • The Alienware AW2521HF has a lot of style and substance to back that up. The 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time are some of the fastest out there.
  • The Acer Nitro VG270 is priced right to be an entry-level FreeSync monitor. At 75Hz you won’t get the fastest refresh rate out there, but it’s a great beginner or secondary display nonetheless.
  • The Asus TUF VG27VQ features a curved panel for even more immersion in your games. It also features a 165Hz refresh rate for buttery smooth images.
  • The LG 27QN600 is great for budget-conscious buyers who still want a high-res experience. The screen may only be 75Hz, but the QHD panel makes up for it.
  • The Scepter C27B probably wasn’t on your radar, but it should be. Great colors and a great refresh rate aren’t the only things on offer here.
  • The Dell S2421HGF is another bargain, but this one has a 144Hz refresh rate for those looking to trade ultra-high resolutions for ultra-high refresh-rate gaming.
  • The LG C1 OLED is an honorable mention for its great quality. This one will also be great for new game consoles.

Best FreeSync Monitor Overall: Samsung Odyssey G7

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Samsung makes some surprisingly fantastic monitors, although I don’t think we should be too surprised by the company making excellent displays in its other products. This curved beast of a monitor has a QHD resolution, a refresh rate of 240 Hz, and a response time of 1 ms.

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In addition to a FreeSync monitor, the Odyssey G7 is also G-Sync compatible. We appreciate the duality here, Samsung. This is a QLED display by the way, so you get some of the best visuals you can get on a gaming monitor.

Best Ultrawide: MSI Optix Ultrawide

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For those with an affinity for a wider field of view, MSI’s Optix Ultrawide is one of the best FreeSync monitors out there. This screen measures 34 inches diagonally, has a refresh rate of 100 Hz and a resolution of 3440 x 1440p.

Read more: The Best 144Hz Monitors

The ultra-wide screen is not only great for supported games, but it will also help when doing work or personal tasks by providing a lot of extra screen space.

Best 4K FreeSync Monitor: Gigabyte M32U

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For the highest of the high-end, Gigabyte has a beastly screen on their hands here. Gigabyte’s M32U is a 4K monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate and of course FreeSync technology to eliminate screen tearing.

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This is also a large monitor, coming out at almost 32 inches. This screen gives you consistently great visuals with no compromises in sight. Conveniently, the Gigabyte M32U also has a built-in KVM switch for use with multiple computers.

Alienware AW2521HF

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Alienware products have always had a distinct look and feel, and this one is no different. Rounded accents with a turquoise tint give this monitor a futuristic look. The AW2521HF FreeSync monitor has a high refresh rate at 240Hz and a 1ms response time for some of the smoothest gaming you can get.

Read further: The Best 240Hz Monitors

The panel on this display is IPS and has 99% sRGB coverage for stunning visuals in games and accurate colors when you need them most. Like the Samsung model at the top of the list, this monitor also has G-Sync compatibility.

Acer Nitro VG270

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The most striking thing about this FreeSync monitor is the price. While it fluctuates quite a bit, it consistently remains an excellent budget offering. It offers a 75Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time, which is just enough to get you started.

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The FreeSync technology in this display helps budget systems the most, as they have a harder time maintaining high frame rates. With the Nitro VG270, you no longer have to worry about tearing at low frame rates.


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The fact that the TUF VG27VQ is curved sets it apart from many, but the 165Hz refresh rate helps it stand out even more. It’s faster than most in its price range, and it’s still a FreeSync monitor, meaning you’ll always get the smoothest images at any frame rate.

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Curved monitors can aid in game immersion by “wrapping” your field of view, making it easier to see more of the screen without making your eyes dart too much. Something nice to note: The stand of this monitor pivots so you can rotate your screen freely.

LG 27QN600

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There’s no short and friendly name for this monitor, but the 27-inch LG 27QU600 is a fantastic FreeSync monitor for the price. You get a QHD IPS display, a 75Hz refresh rate and excellent color accuracy with 99% sRGB coverage. It’s also HDR10 compliant for boosted images, where available.

Aside from that, it also has audio routing on the back so you can use multiple audio sources with the same speakers or plug in headphones.

Scepter C27B

scepter c27 freesync monitor

Scepter is less known these days, but the C27B is a great curved FreeSync monitor. It features 1080p resolution with a 165Hz refresh rate and 95% sRGB coverage, so you can use this monitor for your work too if you want.

The monitor also has built-in speakers if you’re into that. At $240 at the time of writing, the price is right so I wouldn’t overlook this one.

Dell S2421HGF

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Dell’s gaming monitors are often overshadowed by the Alienware brand, but the non-Alienware displays are nothing to sneeze at. The 24-inch S2421HGF FreeSync monitor has a 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and a stand that is height-adjustable and tiltable.

There’s not much that’s incredibly remarkable about this one, but it’s a steal.

Honorable Mention: LG 48C1 OLED

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This one was worth including on the list due to the lack of OLED monitors currently on the market. LG’s C1 OLED TVs are quite the flagships. See here for a better explanation of OLED display technology, but the short version is that it uses self-illuminated pixels to theoretically create “infinite contrast”, giving you incredible colors and black levels.

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As well as being one of LG’s renowned smart TVs, the LG 48C1 OLED is also FreeSync and G-Sync compatible so you can use it as a gaming monitor. The TV’s refresh rate goes up to 120Hz, but you need to make sure the device you’re using supports up to 4K 120Hz, ie a PS5 or Xbox series, or an RTX 30 series GPU on a PC.

That’s it for our list of the best FreeSync monitors, but if you’re craving a bigger screen like our last entry, maybe you should consider a TV instead?

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