While NVIDIA’s G-Sync and affordability don’t really go together, in this post, we’ve compiled a list of seven of the cheapest G-Sync monitors currently available and rated each of them based on what they offer.
For gamers who are looking for the smoothest gaming experience possible, one upgrade that can be made to achieve smoother in-game performance is to get a monitor that utilizes variable refresh rate technology. And, of the available technologies, perhaps none are more polished and consistent as NVIDIA’s G-Sync. But, with the in-game enhancements that G-Sync offers comes a serious premium in price, which has left many to wonder if G-Sync is even worth it.
We think that it is. At least, for the gamer who has a large enough budget to pay the higher price tag that G-Sync monitors come with. However, there are G-Sync monitors out there that are priced low enough to where the average consumer and gamer might consider purchasing them. So, in this guide, we’ve rated and reviewed seven of the cheapest G-Sync monitors currently available.
This guide will give you a list of seven of the best G-Sync monitors under $500. However, if you want a quick look at which of those seven stand out amongst the other, we’ve provided some quick picks for various buying scenarios. Below are our choices for the best G-Sync monitor under $500, the best value option, the faster G-Sync monitor under $500, and the cheapest G-Sync monitor overall.
Acer Predator XB271HU
*To read our full overviews on the G-Sync monitors listed above, click on “Read Review »” to jump to that specific monitor. And, to read our Honorable Mention choices, keep scrolling down to the bottom of this guide.
Are the Cheapest G-Sync Monitors Worth It?
Technically, there’s no such thing as a cheap G-Sync monitor. But the options listed above would be considered the “cheapest” G-Sync monitors currently available. If you are in the market for a high-end G-Sync monitor, but you don’t have an unlimited budget, the monitors above are the best options under $500.
Just understand that, if you are going to get a G-Sync monitor, it will only work with an NVIDIA graphics card. So, if you have an AMD graphics card in your current system, you’re either going to have to switch to an NVIDIA GPU or choose a Freesync monitor instead.