Every 144Hz Monitor That You Can Buy In Australia

Every 144Hz Monitor That You Can Buy In Australia

If you have a powerful gaming PC, you know that 60 frames per second is not enough. Newer LCD monitors can display up to 144 frames per second, but it’s surprisingly hard to find exactly which monitors support this standard, as well as more advanced tech like FreeSync and G-Sync variable refresh rates. So, we’ve rounded them all up into one big list.

We scoured the ‘net and built this list, but if you know of a particular model that you can buy in Australia — we didn’t include drop-ship importers that operate through eBay — tell us in the comments below! We’ve also included links to Aussie product pages and rough pricing, pulled from StaticIce, as well as a quick guide to screen size, resolution, panel type and any extras like FreeSync or G-Sync. Without further ado:


Acer XB240H 24-inch 1920×1080 TN panel G-Sync Approx. $499

Acer XB270H 27-inch 1920×1080 TN panel G-Sync Approx $599

Acer XF270HU 27-inch 2560×1440 IPS panel FreeSync Approx. $799


Every 144Hz Monitor That You Can Buy In Australia

AOC G2460P/F/G 24-inch 1920×1080 TN panel G-Sync (G2460PG) FreeSync (G2460PF) Approx. $399


Every 144Hz Monitor That You Can Buy In Australia

Asus MG278Q 27-inch 2560×1440 TN panel FreeSync Approx. $1099

Asus MG279Q 27-inch 2560×1440 IPS panel FreeSync Approx. $799

Asus ROG PG278Q 27-inch 2560×1440 TN panel G-Sync Approx. $1049

Asus ROG PG279Q 27-inch 2560×1440 IPS panel G-Sync Approx. $1199

Asus VG248QE 24-inch 1920×1080 TN panel Approx. $449

Asus VG278HE 27-inch 1920×1080 TN panel Approx. $499


Every 144Hz Monitor That You Can Buy In Australia

BenQ XL2411Z 24-inch 1920×1080 TN panel Approx. $449

BenQ XL2420G 24-inch 1920×1080 TN panel G-Sync Approx. $619

BenQ XL2430T 24-inch 1920×1080 TN panel Approx. $549

BenQ XL2730Z 27-inch 1920×1080 TN panel Approx. $749

BenQ XR3501 35-inch 2560×1080 VA panel Approx. $1399


Every 144Hz Monitor That You Can Buy In Australia

Dell S2716DG 27-inch 2560×1440 TN panel G-Sync Approx. $1069


Every 144Hz Monitor That You Can Buy In Australia

LG 24GM77 24-inch 1920×1080 TN panel Approx. $399


Every 144Hz Monitor That You Can Buy In Australia

Phillips 242G5DJEB 24-inch 1920×1080 TN panel Approx. $429

If we’ve missed any currently available monitors in this list, please leave a comment and let us know!

This post originally appeared on Gizmodo Australia


    • Yes. With g sync/ free sync. You will not have screen tearing issues anymore and v sync will no longer frame dip to 30 when it drops below your monitor refresh rate. 144hz is so butter smooth that once you go 144hz, you won’t go back to 60hz anymore.

        • Yeah. The monitors have the in built chip that helps with the v sync. G-Sync only works with nvidia cards and Free-Sync for AMD cards.

    • I suppose it would to seriously hardcore people…
      Personally I see 0 worth in this – as long as i had a clear crisp picture, that would be al lthat mattered to me.

      But there would be people who would say so, no doubt.

      • Exactly, it’s more about what you’re after in a display, and I’d imagine that in order to achieve the refresh rates that these monitors are reaching they’d sacrifice image quality in some regards.
        Even still, I’m keen to give one a go as I do play games where this would matter (CSGO, BF4 etc) and if it did improve my game then it might end up on my list of expensive crap to get.
        Side note: Up until LCD displays actually caught up to the refresh rates of old CRT’s you’d see a lot of pro teams still using their CRT monitors in order to get that extra edge.

    • Yeah they do mate.

      I recently built myself a new rig but stuck with my old monitors (they were still 1440 and 24inch 60hz so I thought it would be ok) and wasn’t really that impressed with the upgrade with my new rig (actually thought at one stage I had over invested in the rig for the gains I was getting….buyers remorse oh no!!) Then I lashed out on a new display to go with it, I hadn’t really thought that splashing that much cash on a monitor would be worth it….boy was I wrong.

      I bought the ROG-SWIFT-PG279Q mentioned above (I bought it through my business as a tax write off with the tax deductions/instant write off of last year so don’t flame me for the $$$) as a present for myself to go with the rig. Honestly gaming has never looked so sweet, I don’t think I can go back now.

      You Just need a fairly beefy rig to make the most out of it to drive all those pixels

      I used to be a doubter….but now baby I’m a believer !

      • Awesome. Have a high end AMD, 16gb ram and a 970 4gb card. Using two 60hz 1920×1080 monitors atm, but looking to get a 144mhz monitor. Probably gonna pick one up 😀

        • You wont regret it mate……I don’t.

          Just check the displays to make sure they have the connections you need for your set up. The monitor I mentioned has only display port connection (no HDMI etc), which is fine for what I want it for but might limit it for other options.

        • I don’t think I’ve ever seen the term “high end” & “AMD” accompany each other in a sentence 😀

    • I paid $1500 for a 24″ Dell Ultrasharp back in 2006 and it was one of the best investments I ever made in my PC. Lasted me until 2011 when I grabbed a 1440p 27″ panel, at which point the 24″ ended up with my sister and after that with my mother. The magic blue smoke finally escaped from it last month, apparently, after nearly a decade of heavy use.

      Paying a bit for a good monitor is seriously worth it, because they should last you a long time. Multiple builds, usually.

      • I spent 600 on my first LCD monitor back in 2006 and its still going (admittedly the inbuilt power supplys making a buzzing sound).

        I just wish I could have a smaller IPS monitor 🙁 I think 27″ is too big for my desk

          • Last time I checked Dell don’t do 23-25″ IPS G-sync 144Hz+ monitors 🙁

            And I tried checking their website and its not extremely painful to see what specs all their monitors have without clicking on each. individual. monitor.

          • Oh right G-Sync, yeah that seems to be something that’s basically only associated with 27 inch & up displays, it sucks.

  • Other queries:

    Optimal viewing distance?
    Bias lighting options?

    To say nothing of which games and genres are more/less suited to this sort of monitor/refresh rate. I’d rather let my rig ‘breathe’ when playing games like Witcher 3 to show off the grunt and horsepower with a larger screen – say, I don’t know, a television.

    • Well no games does not benefit from higher refresh rate, except games that break at high fps like Fallout 4.

      Optimal viewing distance is a standard, nothing specific against certain monitors. Use this to calculate http://isthisretina.com/

      I don’t think any monitors have in built bias lighting options. You will have to DIY for that.

  • A simple and easy comparison is to go into a JB or Good Guys and look at a 60Hz and a 100Hz TV side by side playing the same content. the difference is mind blowing. a 144Hz monitor will be even more so.

    • Really? Wouldn’t pretty much any non gaming video be linked to a specific frame rate? In all likelyhood below 30 fps?

      Would love to hear how a much higher refresh rate makes any difference in that case.

      Maybe the 100hz TVs you saw are better for other reasons?

      • Just go and actually do it rather than tearing it down from your very high internet tower of wisdom.

        • Oh get off your own high horse. I asked for a reason why it would make a difference since with my background in working with video I couldn’t understand why a higher refresh rate would make a difference with a fixed frame rate.

          I asked if there was something I was unaware of that could potentially cause a high frame rate monitor to work better than a lower one in that situation. If you don’t have an answer for that then feel free to not act like an ass and admit when you’re wrong.

          As for your assertion I should go and look… How am I meant to find two TVs that are identical except for their refresh rate? You can’t say to compare two things that may not be even in any number of ways and try suggest only the refresh rate makes a difference.

          All that said I did some research on my own and it seems the improvement you get when you go beyond 60hz is due to some advanced interpolation. Supposedly it will reduce the motion blur in most content, however if it’s similar to smartscan interpolation I’ve always rather hated how it looks so YMMV.

    • Yeah, other than the ASUS PG279Q ROG Swift 27″, the ACER XB271HU and the older ACER XB270HU are considered to be great.

      Not sure if there are any other good IPS ones that can compete?

      • From my knowledge im not sure. But yeah as you said the Top ACER and ASUS IPS panels are fantastic. Both offer very similar experiences so you wont be disappointed with any of them. I Think it will come down to Aesthetics which is personal choice.

  • I’m currently using the BenQ XL2411Z, which is only 1080p. It is 144Hz though and has crazy low input lag. It’s brilliant for FPS’.

    I’m looking at upgrading when I move to a Pascal GPU though. Currently looking at the new Acer Predator XB271HU, really surprised it wasn’t mentioned here. 2560×1440, 144Hz, IPS and G Sync? Yes please!

    • The XB271HU has been very difficult to find in stock in Australia. I’ve been checking out staticice since early December and have missed every single shipment of stock so far.. they sell out quick. Even the Asus PG279Q is out of stock most of the time.
      So if you want either of those, and you see some in stock, grab it =D

  • I’ve wanted a G-sync 1080, maybe 1440p roughly 120hz IPS panel at 24″ or under for a long time, I can’t fit a tv sized monitor on my desk, but the only options seem to be at 27″ or above, has anyone seen a monitor like that or do I have to wait longer before G-sync trickles down to IPS panels below 27″?

    • I suspect that IPS with high refresh rates are stuck at 27″ and above :/ Nevermind with g-sync…

  • Yeah, ‘that you can buy in Australia’.

    Does anyone know of a store (online or physical) that has the ROG Swift PG279Q in stock? Everywhere seems to have it on back order.

  • I recently picked up the Asus PG279Q, and I’m probably far from “the target market”. My main reasons for picking it up were that I wanted better colours and blacks, better resolution, larger screen size and Gsync.

    So, I upgraded from my old Dell 24″ 2405FPW LCD to this one. It’s quite a difference in picture quality, and I’m still getting used to the new resolution in terms of desktop space etc while editing code and such.

    I lost about ~15 FPS on my games, but gained Gsync so its basically had no effect on playability (I’m running an i5 2500K stock and GTX 770 stock, which gives me about 45 – 50 FPS in fallout 4 on mostly high settings, per the nvidia tweaking guide).

    Very very happy with it. Coincidentally, it “cost the same” as my old Dell (which I purchased for $1200 waaay back when it came out).

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