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By Anthony Garreffa from Mar 7, 2019 @ 8:00 CST

Final Thoughts


To end, I have some benchmarks in the pipeline with Apex Legends that will be interesting and feed directly into this data. Expect that content to start flowing next week as I've tested a bunch of graphics cards on CPUs like the Intel Core i3-6100, a chip that is below the minimum CPU requirement in Apex Legends... right through to the Core i9-9900K.




Hitting 144FPS+ is a huge point for these games, and something that is truly understated.


  • $300-$350 for 27-inch 1440p 144Hz
  • $350-$450 for 24-inch 1080p 240Hz
  • $450-$400 for 32-inch 1440p 144hz


There are some cheap 1080p 240Hz gaming monitors on Amazon right now but they don't have G-Sync, which is something you'll have to spend a chunk more on with something like the ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q. That's a 24.5-inch 1080p 240Hz G-Sync monitor that costs $530 or so, but that's something I wouldn't recommend.


If you were spending the money on a new GeForce RTX series graphics card I would recommend grabbing a 1440p 144Hz monitor as you would have longer life out of it. Buying a 1080p 240Hz panel is fast and all, but it's still just 1080p. Pairing your new graphics card with a higher-end 1440p 144Hz monitor is a much better situation to be in, and the price difference isn't anywhere near as much as it used to be.



There are a few 32-inch 1440p 144Hz gaming monitors on Amazon for between $400-$450 with FreeSync, but still have 144Hz refresh rate and feel buttery smooth on a GeForce graphics card. The 32-inch panel is a much better fit for 1440p, in my opinion, and is super smooth to play games like Apex Legends on. I literally dived off a testing Apex Legends on a 32-inch 1440p 144Hz monitor, one of my personal favorites in terms of price/performance.




Of course you can go the gaming brand way with an ASUS ROG Strix XG32VQ, a 31.5-inch curved 1440p 144Hz FreeSync/Adaptive Sync gaming monitor which will cost you close to $685. There's also the LG 32GK850G-B, a 32-inch 1440p 144Hz G-Sync monitor for $645.


Even cards like the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and GeForce RTX 2060 can handle most of these games at 1080p 120/144Hz, while 240FPS is reerved for the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. You'll want a GTX 1080 Ti/RTX 2080 and above for anything 1440p 144Hz and above, with a GeForce RTX 2070 finding its way into a great price/performance spot there for these esports games.


For now, back to Apex Legends so I can bring you guys a massive benchmark series on it. If you haven't played it, you really should! It's great!

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