We have been hearing about 4K monitors frequently for quite some time now, same for 120Hz gaming monitors.
However unlike the initial wave of 4K monitors, there are newer 4K monitors that are now capable of 120Hz response time. In this article we will review the best 4K resolution 120Hz monitors on the market.
Additionally, we have compiled a complete list of 4K 120Hz monitors on the market, so that you can explore all the alternatives available.
We have reviewed many monitors below, however if you just get to bottom of this, here are our top picks, but make sure the read all the reviews we have compiled for you.
Before we look in to the best 4K 120Hz monitors on the market, we will go over some of the important things you should pay attention regarding to these monitors.
4K resolution (or in other words UHD, Ultra-High Def) tells us how many pixels are displayed on the monitor, and in this case It is 3840 by 2160.
The very first 4K resolution monitor was launched in 2013 for almost $5,000 by ASUS, and It started the new era of high resolution monitors.
This monitor wasn't even 27 Inches, It was 31.5. Which means that same amount of pixels distributed to a larger surface area, lower pixel density, which means lower quality panel.
It took many years for 4K resolution display panels to be affordable for consumers. In addition to panel prices, graphic card technology needed to catch up to deliver that many pixels smoothly.
Nowadays most modern computer systems should have no problem supporting 4K monitor with 60Hz refresh rate, and many more graphics cards are now capable of providing higher refresh rates for 4K resolutions.
For example, NVDIA GeForce GTX 1650 is capable of providing 4K resolution at 120Hz refresh rate.
In 2020, Sony and Microsoft both released their next generation gaming consoles with many new technologies and upgrades.
The focus of these new gaming consoles is 4K resolution. However the lack of high refresh rate support for many systems were the main reasons why competitive gamers weren't able to switch to 4K.
With both PlayStation and Xbox supporting 4K resolution at 120Hz, the new standard for gaming is officially 4K.
In addition to this guide we have specifically reviewed the best monitors for PlayStation 5 and the best monitors for Xbox Series X, so make sure to check those out for more detailed recommendations.
There are two high refresh rate standards that are emerging currently, these are 120Hz and 144Hz refresh rates.
144Hz has been around for a while with the help of PC Graphics Cards supporting this refresh rate.
However with the new gaming consoles released we started seeing 120Hz native Gaming monitors.
The interesting part is that, these 120Hz monitors are designed to handle this refresh rate, but additionally most of them support overclocking to 144Hz refresh rate.
120Hz refresh rate simply doubles the number of frames displayed every second compared to the standard 60Hz monitors.
Every frame displayed on the screen will need to be transmitted from the computers graphics unit to the monitor, which means that the data bandwidth required to deliver this data is 2 times as well.
The connectivity technology also needs the capacity to deliver this much data in the same amount of time. That's why It's important to figure out the cable technology when making a decision.
Currently there are two standards that are capable of handling 4K resolution at 120Hz or higher refresh rates; These are DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.1.
Both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X use the new HDMI 2.1 technology for the monitor connectivity. Make sure to check what port your PC supports and find a monitor that supports that connectivity.
Based on some of the important factors we have went over, We selected and reviewed the best 4K resolution 120Hz gaming monitors that are currently on the market.