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Definition: gaming monitor


A display monitor with a high or variable refresh rate. Gaming monitors offer increasingly greater refresh rates to make the action more lifelike. Curved designs tend to be popular as well. See gamer, gaming keyboard, gaming mouse, adaptive sync, curved screen and gaming.




A Gamer's Dream Screen
In 2022, Samsung introduced its 55" Odyssey Ark gaming monitor with 165 Hz refresh. An easy swivel into "cockpit mode" (portrait mode), and gamers really can feel they are flying a plane. (Image courtesy of PCMag.com.)