If you own a PC, chances are pretty high that the monitor you bought is a conventional 60Hz one. And unless you are a competitive gamer, the concept of Hertz might be completely alien to you.
So, let us take a look at why 144Hz monitors are on every gamer’s wishlist and what they have to offer.
Hertz is basically the number of images a screen is able to display in one second. Earlier it was thought that the human eye could see only up to 60Hz, but everything changed when 144Hz took the world by storm.
Even a normal user who won’t be using the display for gaming will be able to notice a huge difference. But if you play games like Overwatch, Counter-Strike, Apex Legends, Fortnite or PUBG, you will surely notice the huge improvements these monitors have to offer.
Higher hertz directly translates to a higher number of images displayed on the screen every second, which in turn produces a smoother motion on the screen. This is important for gamers who want to play at a competitive level.
Playing a game at high framerate is pretty much useless unless you compliment it with a display capable of utilizing it. More framerates results in a much more smoother, faster and delightful gaming experience. Just think about this. If you are able to see an enemy’s movement smoothly, you will be able to kill them easily.
If you have motion sickness, a higher hertz display might help you a lot since they lessen motion blur. Also, if you play competitively, the difference between a conventional 60Hz and a 144Hz display is enormous. That split-second advantage is the difference between life and death if you play a multiplayer shooting game.
When 144 Hz monitors came to the market a few years ago, they were top of the line products and came with a hefty price tag. But with the rapid advancement of technology and manufacturing processes, you can buy them at affordable prices now. That being said, here are some affordable 144Hz display’s you might want to take a look at.
This is one of the best sub Rs 20,000 monitor you can buy right now. With a response time of 1ms, this monitor has a plethora of ports including 2 HDMI ports, 1 Display Port and comes with an HDMI cable as well. Unlike other budget monitors, you can wall-mount it.
The Acer KG271 is the largest one in this list and supports AMD FreeSync. It has a response time of 1ms and sports 1 Display Port 1.2, 1 HDMI and even a DVI port. It includes a HDMI and a display port cable allowing you to save money if you are tight on budget.
It is the only monitor on this list which is LED-backlit. Featuring a response time of 1ms, this monitor allows pivot and height adjustment so you can comfortably use it for several hours. It also comes with 2W built-in stereo speakers.
Offering multiple connectivity options such as a Display Port, Dual-Link DVI, and HDMI, it also allows you to plug in your headphone and microphone. It has a VESA mount and allows you to adjust the height.
This Full HD monitor comes with AMD FreeSync and a customizable gaming mode giving you a competitive edge. It also features a 75 x 75 VESA mount so you can wall-mount it without any hassles. Connectivity options include a Display Port, 2 HDMI ports and headphone jack.
Are you going to buy a 144Hz monitor? Which one of the above will you choose? Let us know in the comments section below.