A beginner looking to get into the world of computer builds and gaming may ask, On the latest console, to get the perfect balance of stream “What would be the best resolution for gaming?”.

To be honest, before writing this topic I was unaware too. You’re not alone in wondering which one is best, count me in. Stay with me, it would be a helping hand to have an incredible PlayBack session after getting through this post.

“Resolution” simply means the number of pixels being rendered on the screen. When you’re shopping for a monitor for your gaming computer you need to determine which resolution suits your gaming needs the most.

Here, we will know about 4 types of resolutions, that is 720p, 1080p, 1440p, and 4k.

The basic logic here is, that the higher the resolution higher will be the number of pixels being rendered on the screen and thus the visual quality, as well as the sharpness of the image, would be better.

Although the visual quality would be higher and better, higher resolution monitors are insanely expensive and also require a powerful gaming computer, which adds to the expense.

A powerful gaming computer is required for a higher resolution monitor for it to run smoothly and give you the best possible gaming experience.

If your gaming computer is not powerful enough to support a higher resolution monitor, this would result in unsatisfactory performance such as on-screen lag and may give you a disappointing gaming experience.

Different Resolutions For Gaming Explained

Resolution differentiation

720p Resolution

720p is also known as HD (1280 x 720 pixels). 720p used to be a standard resolution at first.

You should definitely consider a 720p resolution monitor if you are on a low-budget and thinking of building a cheap beginner-level gaming computer or if you are someone who does not mind dialing down their graphics quality.

This will let you have a smoother frame rate and a much smoother gaming experience.

1080p Resolution

1080p is also known as FHD or Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels). 1080p resolution is the most commonly used resolution.

It offers the best gaming experience to the user and is also a budget-friendly option for anyone who does not want to break the bank on just one component of the whole computer rig.

We would recommend the ASUS VG248QG, this 24-inch 1080p LED display has a 16:9 aspect ratio with a 165hz refresh rate. This can be purchased for 250$.

1440p Resolution

A 1440p resolution is a notch above the 1080p resolution. It is also known as QHD and has 2560 x 1440 pixels.

This means it has much better graphics quality than compared to a 1080p resolution. A 1440p resolution monitor is definitely more expensive and also requires a powerful computer.

This option is for more experienced gamers who like to have their desired frame rate and better graphics quality in their favorite games. We would recommend that you check out the LG UltraGear 27GL85-B.

4k Resolution

This is where all gaming enthusiasts come in. 4k is also known as 4k Ultra-high Definition and has 3840 x 2160 on-screen pixels. This is a pixel galore and it is pure bliss to play your favorite games on 4K UHD. This resolution is best for visually intense graphics and landscapes such as open-world games.

Though such a high-resolution monitor is insanely expensive and a rig to support such a resolution monitor would add up to the expense even more. Such a high-resolution monitor is recommended for people who want a completely immersive gaming experience and would not want to compromise even on a single pixel.

This option is likely for people that consume high-end games. We would recommend that you check out the LG UltraGear 27GN950-B.

Aspect Ratio

Another factor to keep in mind while deciding to buy a monitor is the aspect ratio. Aspect ratio refers to the ratio of a screen’s width to its height.

Monitors most commonly have an aspect ratio of 16:9, though other ultra-widescreen monitors with 21:9 and 32:9 aspect ratios exist. These ultra-widescreen monitors have a higher horizontal pixel count, this accounts for a wider field of view with a cinematic experience, but are much more expensive.

The pixel density of standard 1080p monitors is sufficient enough for a beginner or average gamer, but higher pixel density monitors add more life to the gaming experience.

Refresh Rate

Another factor to be kept in mind is the refresh rate of the monitor. The term “refresh rate” refers to how many times per second the display draws a new image. This means that the higher the refresh rate higher will be the FPS and hence smoother will be the gaming experience. A monitor with a 144hz refresh rate means that it will refresh the image 144 times per second.

No matter how high the resolution maybe if the pc is not powerful enough to provide the necessary power to the monitor then you will not get a high refresh rate.

Final Verdict

In the end, the final decision definitely comes down to the budget.

For a beginner individual looking to step into the gaming world, it is recommended that he/she may go for a 720p or a 1080p resolution monitor, as this would provide a well enough gaming experience for a newbie or for someone on a tight budget.

For someone more experienced, it is recommended that he/she may opt for a 1440p display, as this would give a more detailed and much more joyful gaming experience than its inferior options but keep in mind that the other computer components must be powerful enough to fuel such resolution for it to provide its maximum performance.

As goes for a 4k UHD display, it is of the opinion that such a high resolution is not necessary, although, for an obsessive gamer who wants all the pixels to himself, this hands down may be the best option available on the market. Such resolution is intended for games with heavy visuals and extremely detailed visual quality.

Mehtab Ayyub

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