When the RTX 3080Ti first launched, most of the PC gaming community didn’t see much value in it. However, over time, it carved out a little niche for itself. Now, for many users, it’s known as the GPU that can get you almost similar performance to the 3090 but at a lesser price, at least when it is in stock.

Unfortunately, this sort of identity crisis can easily flow over to your monitor choice, creating analysis paralysis in wake of the overwhelming number of options out there. In this article, I will break down the 3080Ti’s technical specs in the context of PC gaming and then recommend five amazing monitors that go along with it perfectly.

Technical Specs

Before you can make an accurate estimate regarding what kind of monitor is optimal for a particular GPU, you need to know what level of power it packs under the hood. These are the specs of the RTX 3080Ti:

  • Memory: 12GB GDDR6X
  • Memory Bus: 384-bit
  • CUDA Cores: 10240
  • Base Clock: 1.67 GHz
  • Boost Clock: 1.37 GHz

Overall, the RTX 3080Ti is built for high refresh rate 2K gaming, from 144Hz to 240Hz. 4K gaming is possible too, but more so in the 100Hz to 120Hz range. Seems just about right, doesn’t it? Now, let’s look for five monitors that are suitable for this GPU in 2022…

Top 5 Best Monitors for RTX 3080Ti in 2022:

1. Samsung Odyssey G7 – Best Overall

SPECS:

  • Refresh Rate: 240Hz
  • Response Time: 1MS
  • Resolution: 2K (2560×1440)
  • Display Size: 32 inch
  • Panel Type: VA
  • Variable Refresh Rate Tech: G-Sync and FreeSync Premium Pro

I’ve mentioned two other monitors from the Odyssey line-up in previous articles, the G9 and the G5, and now it’s time to talk about the G7. With a 32-inch curved 2K panel with a 240Hz refresh rate and a 1MS response time, your 3080Ti will feel right at home with this one.

Let’s talk about the display. Besides the high refresh rate and quick response time, it’s also quite vibrant. Featuring a VA panel with 600 nits of brightness with HDR, 92 PPI, and Quantum Dot technology, you won’t miss a single frame. Plus, it has both G-Sync and FreeSync Premium Pro. That being said, if you’re planning on using your G7 with an Xbox Series X console, check out this post.

One aspect that Samsung never neglects with the Odyssey monitors is design and build quality. The aggressive curve and black design along with the Infinity Core make the G7 look beyond cool. To make long hours of gaming easy on your back and neck, it also has a height-adjustable stand.

I’ll admit, it costs quite a bit of cash, but this monitor provides a great amount of value in return too. You’re getting great resolution, a high refresh rate, and so much more.

Pros

  • 1000R curve panel
  • Features both G-Sync and FreeSync Premium Pro
  • Gamer-friendly aesthetic

Cons

  • Expensive

2. LG 27GL83A-B – Best on a Budget

SPECS:

  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  • Response Time: 1MS
  • Resolution: 2K (2560×1440)
  • Display Size: 27 inch
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Variable Refresh Rate Tech: G-Sync and FreeSync

If you’ve already spent the bulk of your budget on your GPU and need a reasonable monitor to go along with it, the LG 27GL83A-B might be your best bet. Featuring an IPS display with a 2K resolution running at 144Hz, it’ll take full advantage of your 3080Ti, and will offer an enjoyable gaming experience too.

When it comes to ergonomics and build quality, the 27GL83A-B doesn’t disappoint either. It has a tilt, height, and pivot adjustable stand, so you can place it any way you want. It also has a three-side borderless design, which makes it a suitable choice for a multi-monitor setup.

For the design, there’s not much to write home about. There’s no RGB lighting at the back or any aggressive curves, it’s a pretty standard design. Overall, as I said before, the 27GL83A-B is suitable for anyone who wants a budget monitor that delivers on the most important aspects without any extra features.

Pros

  • IPS panel for rich and vibrant colors
  • Budget-friendly
  • 99% sRGB coverage

Cons

  • Mediocre HDR performance

3. MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD – Best Value for Money

SPECS:

  • Refresh Rate: 165Hz
  • Response Time: 1MS
  • Resolution: 2K (2560×1440)
  • Display Size: 27 inch
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Variable Refresh Rate Tech: G-Sync and Freesync

MSI’s monitors often focus most on giving the best bang for your buck, and the MAG274QRF-QD is no different in that regard. For around $400, you get a 2K IPS display with a 165Hz refresh rate along with premium features that are often only seen on monitors which cost significantly more.

With 97% DCI-P3 and 99% Adobe RGB gamut coverage, this monitor is quite color accurate too. If you’re going to be using this monitor for photo or video editing or any kind of professional content creation, be sure to download the v016 firmware update. It’ll give you access to sRGB, DCI-P3, and Adobe RGB color presets.

If you’re looking for a sturdy and ergonomic stand, MSI has you covered. This monitor allows for 100mm height along with 90° pivot, +/- 75° swivel, and -5°/20° tilt adjustment. If you want to wall-mount it, that’s possible with the 100x100mm VESA mount.

Everything considered, the MSI MAG274QRF-QD might have an impossible-to-remember name but it surely provides an awesome bang for your buck. If you’re willing to spend somewhere around $400 for your monitor, this is a good option.

Pros

  • Display coated with matte anti-glare finish for minimizing reflections
  • Adjustable stand for viewing comfort
  • 178° wide viewing angles

Cons

  • Flimsy OSD button and hard-to-navigate UI

4. LG OLED C1 – Best Gaming TV

SPECS:

  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz
  • Response Time: 1MS
  • Resolution: 4K (3840×2160)
  • Display Size: 55 inch
  • Panel Type: OLED
  • Variable Refresh Rate Tech: FreeSync (G-Sync compatible)

Why should TVs only be used with consoles? With a 3080Ti on hand, you can enjoy a fantastic gaming experience on a large TV, and the LG OLED C1 is perfect for that. 

With over 8 million pixels, what stands out about this TV is the display. The advantage of having an OLED panel is that each pixel turns on and off independently. This ensures deep blacks and better contrast. As one reviewer put it, “It’s like having your eyeballs cleaned.”

The only downside with it is that it doesn’t support G-Sync natively, although you can use adaptive refresh rate on it thanks to FreeSync compatibility. On top of that, it also has some other features like a low-latency mode, compatibility with Windows HDR, and smart home functionality.

As a streamer, you might not use this as your primary display, but it could be great if you want to kick back with a story-driven game at the end of the day or just play video games or watch movies and TV shows casually.

Pros

  • Impressive display with 120Hz refresh rate
  • Built-in game optimizer with auto low-latency mode
  • Features Google Assistant, Alexa, and major video streaming apps too

Cons

  • Lacks native G-Sync support

5. Alienware AW3420DW – Best Ultrawide

SPECS:

  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz
  • Response Time: 2MS
  • Resolution: 2K (3440×1440)
  • Display Size: 34 inch
  • Panel Type: Nano IPS
  • Variable Refresh Rate Tech: G-Sync and FreeSync

Ultrawide monitors have always impressed me because of their form factor and visual depth, but rarely does one come along that has both the size and great features. The AW3420DW hits that mark.

With it, you’re getting a 21:9 aspect ratio display with a 1900R curve and a WQHD (3440×1440) resolution which runs at 120Hz. Thanks to the Nano IPS tech, which is an improved version of IPS, it also boasts 98% DCI-P3 coverage. Color me impressed.

Of course, this being an Alienware monitor, it has that sci-fi, Tron-like design language to it with smooth curves, a “34” decal, and an RGB lightbar at the back. If you use light-toned colors throughout your setup, the AW3420DW will fit right in.

All in all, if you’re looking for an ultrawide to use with your RTX 3080Ti, the Alienware AW3420DW hits all the right notes. It will give you a fun gaming and streaming experience, with deep blacks and vivid colors, and is built fairly well too.

Pros

  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Cutting-edge design
  • Height-adjustable stand

Cons

  • 2MS response time

Frequently Asked Questions

How Powerful is the RTX 3080Ti Compared to Standard 3080?

Of course, the 3080 and the 3080Ti look similar at the outset, but the value of the technical upgrades boils down to each individual user and their unique workloads. The 3080Ti has 2GB more memory compared to the 3080, along with more CUDA, Tensor, and RT cores. This leads to better graphics and more powerful DLSS and ray tracing performance.

Is a 360Hz 1080p Monitor a Good Choice for RTX 3080Ti?

Although I haven’t had the pleasure of using a 360Hz monitor yet, based on what other gamers and reviewers have said, it’s quite a great gaming experience. Plus, if you have a 3080Ti on hand and play competitive games, it’ll be able to provide you with that many frames too.

Three good options you can look into are the Alienware AW2521H, ASUS ROG Swift PG259QN, and the Acer Predator X25. These all feature a 360Hz refresh rate and a 1920×1080 resolution.

Wrapping Up

Whether you’ve already bought a 3080Ti or are planning to get one, remember that getting the right monitor is important. Each of the ones I discussed will take full advantage of your beast GPU, no problem about that. However, it’s essential to get one that both suits your requirements and is within your budget. Here is a quick summary of all the ones I featured:

  • Samsung Odyssey G7 is Best Overall
  • LG 27GL83A-B is Best on a Budget
  • MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD is Best Value for Money
  • LG OLED C1 is Best Gaming TV
  • Alienware AW3420DW is Best Ultrawide

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Devansh is a writer and blogger who is just as passionate about PC hardware as he is about literature. He often spends his free time wading through the latest releases, industry news, and hardware benchmarks just for fun. His goal is to help fellow hardware enthusiasts and gamers make better and more informed choices regarding their PCs and battlestations.