Best 1440p 300Hz monitors – Aug 2022 (latest picks & news)

A closer look at the highly anticipated 1440p 300Hz gaming monitors

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We’ve seen plenty of new monitor technology arrive in 2022, however, the most anticipated by gamers has to be the new batch of 1440p 300Hz gaming monitors that are due for release this year.

That’s right, you’ll no longer have to compromise on image quality and screen resolution when purchasing a high-performance gaming monitor – with the latest 1440p 300Hz monitors offering up the perfect balance of speed and image fidelity.

The new high refresh rate monitors are due for release in 2022, with many PC enthusiasts considering these the new peak in gaming performance. Of course, we’ll be reviewing all the new panels when we can get our hands on them. But for now, here are the best 1440p 300Hz monitors due for release this year.

Our Top Picks

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WePC Awards Best In Class
Best 1440p 300Hz monitor overall
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Viewsonic's 1440p 300Hz gaming monitor
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AOC's 1440p 300Hz gaming monitor

Latest 1440p 300Hz monitor news

With 1440p 300Hz monitors on the horizon, news and leaks will be surfacing more frequently as we get to their official launch. For that reason, we’ll be keeping you up to date with all the latest 1440p 300Hz news, release dates, prices, and specs.

Below is the latest updates surrounding 1440p 300Hz monitors:

How we test & choose

While 1440p 300Hz monitors might be fairly sparse in today’s market, we’re still bang up to date with the latest news regarding the technology. With few monitors to choose from that actually offer this exciting balance of speed and resolution, it wasn’t too hard picking the best 1440p 300hz monitors available today. However, as time goes by and more of these high refresh rate panels become available, we’ll be running our own in-house tests to see which is truly best.

For this article, we’ve rounded up the best 1440p 300Hz monitors, researched them meticulously, and have concluded with the following list as our best.

Check out our complete in-house review process here.

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Things to consider when buying a 1440p 300Hz monitor

Like any purchase, buying a new 1440p 300Hz monitor comes with a host of considerations and expectations. With this combination of specifications being new to the display space, it also comes with new considerations too.

For that reason, we’ll be outlining all the major factors and features that are worth knowing when buying a 1440p 300Hz gaming monitor.

Price

Price is a huge factor when it comes to, well, any hardware purchase – and one of the most important factors you must consider when looking to purchase a 1440p 300Hz gaming monitor.

While we’ve seen 1440p and 300Hz panels before, we’ve never seen 1440p 300Hz in the same display – meaning we’ll likely experience high price points when these monitors finally come to market.

We expect prices for these powerful new monitors to hover around the $1,000 mark – mainly thanks to some of the other specifications that go into these screens.

That’ll make the new high-performance gaming monitors some of the most expensive on offer – putting them bang in line with the new HDMI 2.1 and 4K 144Hz monitors.

High refresh rates

For competitive gaming, high refresh rates can be the difference between winning and losing. Games like CS:GO, COD, and Fortnite require high refresh rates to ensure gameplay is as smooth as possible.

Additionally, high refresh rate monitors can feed you information earlier than displays without such speed – meaning you’re less likely to hit a shot.

For those unaware, 300Hz is at the higher end of the refresh rate ladder, only bested by 360Hz monitors. That means the new 1440p 300Hz monitors will be some of the best monitors for FPS games.

HDR performance

When it comes to high-speed gaming monitors, we don’t normally spend that much time considering the HDR performance. However, the new 1440p 300Hz displays that are due out this year look likely to incorporate the latest mini-LED backlight technology.

Mini-LED backlight technology is the latest LED-enhancing feature on the market, offering up smaller diodes and more local dimming zones that equate to much better HDR performance. Unlike a generic LED monitor, mini-LED technology offers up excellent full-array local dimming. This feature increased the number of zones that can be independently dimmed (reduced brightness) to produce more accurate HDR performance.

Furthermore, with a wider color gamut and better peak brightness, mini-LED monitors really do provide a much more realistic HDR experience.

See our complete HDR10 vs Dolby Vision guide here.

FALD

What is FALD?

FALD stands for full-array local dimming and refers to the number of zones where the backlight can dynamically change brightness. If a monitor has a limited number of dimming zones, you’ll often see annoying screen artifacts like haloing around bright objects. With that in mind, it’s easy to understand why a normal LED with a lack of FALD performs poorly in HDR scenes.

Many modern Mini-LED monitors will feature a minimum of 1,152 local dimming zones, enabling the display to support much higher levels of HDR performance when compared to the 16 dimming zones (average) of LED.

Fortunately, all the new 1440p 300Hz monitors that were announced at CES 2022 all featured this HDR-boosting specification.

Best 1440p 300Hz monitors in 2022

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In-depth Review

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Best 1440p 300Hz monitor overall
WePC Awards Best In Class

Acer Nitro XV272UKF

Editor's Rating
4.5/5
Gaming
4.5/5
Immersion
4/5
Colors
4/5
Pros

Speedy 300Hz refresh rate

Expected low GTG response time

Full stand versatility

Subtle aesthetic features

Comprehensive OSD

Cons

Likely expensive

Powerful GPU required

Acer are well known for producing some of the best gaming monitors the market has to offer – boasting high-end features, specifications, and build quality. The new XV272UKF looks set to come equipped with all these features in abundance – not to mention the excellent value for money that Nitro products are known for.

Aesthetically, the Nitro XV272UKF looks almost identical to other panels within the Nitro series – equipped with a subtle aesthetic that is characterized by its medium-sized circular stand. It will feature an all-black design with no RGB – giving it a more reserved aesthetic that some of the other gaming monitors in this guide.

Design aside, the Acer Nitro XV272UKF doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to gaming performance – or should I say frame? Regardless, the XV272UKF meets all the requirements needed by PC enthusiasts. No longer will you have to choose between blistering refresh rates and high-end image quality with these new 1440p 300Hz gaming monitors, they quite simply do it all.

Low responses times are expected for this monitor alongside decent color and excellent HDR performance. VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification and 98% DCI-P3 color gamut is being quoted for this panel, but we’ll have to wait and see if it delivers on that front.

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Viewsonic's 1440p 300Hz gaming monitor

ViewSonic ELITE XG272G-2K

Editor's Rating
4.5/5
Gaming
4.5/5
Immersion
4/5
Colors
4/5
Pros

Rapid 300Hz refresh rate

Crisp 1440p screen resolution

Esports-grade response

VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification

Cons

No official release

Viewsonic also looks set to release a new high-performance 300Hz 1440p panel this year, with high-end speed and crisp image quality both high on its list of priorities.

The XG272G-2K will deliver all the bells and whistles you could want to take your gameplay to the next level – including blistering speeds and stunning colors thanks to a new panel technology which the brand is calling ‘Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide (IGZO) display technology’. Very fancy

Like other monitors within this guide, the new panel will feature support for NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate and Reflex Latency Analyzer, allowing gamers to constantly monitor the input lag they experience between mouse and monitor. Additionally, the panel will also deliver a rapid 1ms G2G response time for the smoothest transitions no matter how fast things are moving.

According to reports, the XG272G-2K will also feature mini-LED backlight technology (576 dimming zones) and VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification.

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AOC's 1440p 300Hz gaming monitor

AOC AGON AG274QGM

AGON AG274qcm

Refresh Rate

300Hz (240Hz native)

Response time

1ms GTG

Screen size

27"

Resolution

2560 x 1440

Editor's Rating
4.5/5
Gaming
4.5/5
Immersion
4/5
Colors
4/5
Pros

Lucid 300Hz refresh rate

Crisp 1440p image quality

Mini-LED backlight technology

FALD

Cons

Likely high price

We’ve had the pleasure of testing a tonne of AOC monitors in recent times, and it’s safe to say I’ve never seen anything like this. Like other leading monitor manufacturers, AOC’s AGON department has also vouched to bring us a new lineup of high-speed panels – the first of which is being coined the AGON Pro AG274QGM.

As far as esports-grade monitors go, this one is right up there – not only offering a blistering 300Hz refresh rate but stunning 1440p clarity too. The new panel will feature a similar set of specs found in the XG272G-2K (which is coming up shortly), including a 300Hz refresh rate, 1440p screen resolution, 27-inch screen size, and mini-LED backlight technology.

The new flagship 1440p panel from AOC will also feature a dedicated NVIDIA G-Sync hardware module, certified for G-Sync Ultimate, and the latest Reflex Latency Analyzer technology. While we don’t have any initial details regarding the price and release date of the AG274QGM, it’ll likely be a cheaper option than similar specced ASUS, ACER, and Samsung alternatives.

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Best esports mini-LED pick
MSI logo

MSI MEG 271Q

Editor's Rating
4.5/5
Gaming
4.5/5
Immersion
4/5
Colors
4/5
Pros

Rapid 300Hz refresh rate

1440p image quality

Built in G-sync hardware module

NVIDIA Reflex analyzer

Cons

No release date as of yet

MSI is also throwing its hat into the mixer with its own 1440p 300Hz monitor. Their latest high-performance panel will be coined the MEG 271Q and will feature all the bells and whistle you could imagine.

Aesthetically, the MEG 271Q looks fantastic. It will feature a basic design that leans towards the ASUS TUF series – sporting a similar square design with minimal bezels on top and sides. The rear will feature the MSI branding alongside some RGB to spice things up.

Looks aside, the MEG 271Q looks set to impress on all fronts, boasting a WQHD rapid IPS panel that features mini-backlight technology to boot. Alongside this, users can expect a 300Hz refresh rate, low 1ms GTG response time, and excellent input lag too. HDR performance should be spectacular on this monitor thanks to over 500 local dimming zones and improved peak brightness.

G-Sync Ultimate can be expected alongside NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer – allowing users to record the input lag between mouse and screen.

Are 1440p 300Hz monitors good for gaming?

The latest 1440p 300Hz monitors are fantastic for gaming, providing a great balance between image quality and visual fluidity.

That said, you will need a relatively powerful system to push the higher-end frame rates required to produce smooth gameplay – especially at the 1440p screen resolution.

Do 1440p 300Hz monitors exist?

While new, 1440p 300Hz monitors have been appearing more frequently in 2022.

CES 2022 played host to a plethora of new 1440p 300Hz monitors this year, all with release dates in 2022.

Are 1440p 300Hz monitors worth it?

Right now, a 1440p 300Hz monitor is only worth it if you have a powerful PC to back it up.

If you’re looking to get the best possible experience from your gaming monitor, you’ll have to push frame rates equal to the monitor’s refresh rate. At 1440p, 300 frames per second can be pretty tricky to maintain, meaning a high-end GPU and CPU are most certainly required.

Final Word

So, there you have it, our comprehensive guide to the best 1440p 300Hz gaming monitors in 2022. We hope this guide has made choosing your next gaming monitor that little bit easier – highlighting some of the fundamental features that each 1440p 300Hz monitor comes equipped with.

For me, the Acer Nitro XV272UKF looks set to be the best of the bunch, offering up a fantastic mix of performance and price. That said, all the selections in this guide feature their own unique set of pros and cons, meaning there should be a choice for every user in this guide.

The Author Who Worked On This Article

Monitor & PC Product Specialist
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WePC
For as long as he can remember, Charlie has always been interested in computers and gaming. It all started with the Sega Mega Drive and then evolved into PC gaming in his early teens. CS 1.6 was his first go at competitive gaming which soon evolved into CS:Source and now CS:GO – a game that he still plays (almost exclusively) today. Throughout that period he has also been a keen PC builder and enthusiast – dedicating a large portion of his time to the craft. My current rig is an ASUS 5700XT with AMD’s Ryzen 3600X.

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