With an absolutely monstrous 24GB of memory and over ten thousand CUDA cores, the RTX 3090 can take on pretty much anything you throw at it. However, choosing the right monitor for it is essential if you want to get all the performance you paid for without leaving anything on the table.

So, in this article, let’s go through the technical specs of the 3090, and then we’ll talk about five awesome monitors for it before discussing some frequently asked questions.

Technical Specs

We all know that the 3090 is a beast in the GPU world. However, it’s good to know the exact technical specifications before you go ahead and choose a monitor for it.

  • Memory: 24GB GDDR6X
  • Memory Bus: 384-bit
  • CUDA Cores: 10496
  • Base Clock: 1.40 GHz
  • Boost Clock: 1.70 GHz

Overall, the 3090 can deliver smooth high-resolution gameplay without breaking a sweat. 4K resolution monitors running at 144Hz are the sweet spot for it. Those who need a higher refresh rate can go down to a 2K resolution monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate instead.

If you need more info on other factors to consider when choosing a monitor, check out this article. However, keeping these technical specs in mind, let’s dive into the list of the best monitors for the RTX 3090 in 2022…

Top 5 Best Monitors for RTX 3090 in 2022:

1. LG 27GN950-B – Best Overall

SPECS:

  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  • Response Time: 1MS
  • Resolution: 4K (3840×2160)
  • Display Size: 27 inch
  • Panel Type: Nano IPS
  • Adaptive Refresh Rate Tech: G-Sync and FreeSync Premium Pro

As I said before, 4K at 144Hz is the sweet spot for the 3090 if you’re looking to get balanced and fun streaming experience out of it. And the LG 27GN950-B will provide you with just that.

The display itself has all the bells and whistles you can ask for: DCI-P3 98% coverage, VESA DisplayHDR 600, G-Sync and FreeSync Premium Pro, and 1MS response time. All of this visual goodness is housed in a four-side borderless display, making it a suitable choice for a multi-monitor setup.

Of course, when buying a monitor, there are other factors to consider too, like build quality and ergonomics. In that regard too, the 27GN950-B doesn’t disappoint either, with a sturdy stand and decent height adjustment. Everything considered, it’s a fantastic monitor for your RTX 3090.

Pros

  • Smooth gaming thanks to high refresh rate and tight response time
  • Solid build quality
  • Minimalistic, no-RGB design

Cons

  • Lacks tilt adjustment

2. ASUS TUF VG27WQ1B – Best on a Budget

SPECS:

  • Refresh Rate: 165Hz
  • Response Time: 1MS
  • Resolution: 2K (2560×1440)
  • Display Size: 27 inch
  • Panel Type: VA
  • Adaptive Refresh Rate Tech: FreeSync Premium

ASUS TUF is known for making decent budget-friendly PC gaming hardware, and the VG27WQ1B is right up there with the rest of their products. For around $250, there’s a whole lot of value packed into this monitor.

When it comes to the display, you get a 27-inch WQHD 1500R curved VA panel with a 165Hz refresh rate and quick 1MS response time. This works in addition to ASUS ELMB technology for eliminating ghosting and screen tearing.

Overall, the VG27WQ1B will allow you to take full advantage of your RTX 3090, packing a 2K resolution at a high refresh rate, and giving you an excellent gaming experience.

Pros

  • 1500R curvature for more immersiveness
  • Shadow Boost tech helps with better visibility in dark areas
  • HDR10 support

Cons

  • Stand isn’t height or tilt adjustable

3. AOC CU34G2X – Best Value for Money

SPECS:

  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  • Response Time: 1MS
  • Resolution: 2K (3440×1440)
  • Display Size: 34 inch
  • Panel Type: VA
  • Adaptive Refresh Rate Tech: FreeSync

Monitors with the 21:9 aspect ratio are becoming more and more common these days, and the AOC CU34G2X is a great one for the RTX 3090. It has a 3440×1440 resolution stretched across 34 inches with a 1550R curve, making for a more immersive gaming experience and extra space for multitasking.

As a streamer, you probably spend many hours at your desk every day. In light of that, this monitor comes with a few features to ensure your wellbeing. There’s a height-adjustable stand for proper posture and AOC LowBlue Mode and FlickerFree tech for lower eye strain.

All in all, the AOC CU34G2X is a solid choice if you’re looking to get an ultrawide without breaking the bank. It falls back in some aspects, like build quality, but it makes up for that by having a great display.

Pros

  • 21:9 ultrawide aspect ratio takes your gaming experience to the next level
  • AOC Low Input Lag mode helps improve smoothness
  • 115% sRGB and 98% Adobe RGB color gamut coverage

Cons

  • Below average build quality and hard to navigate OSD

4. BenQ SW271 – Best for Professional Content Creation

SPECS:

  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Response Time: 5MS
  • Resolution: 4K (3480×2160)
  • Display Size: 27 inch
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Adaptive Refresh Rate Tech: FreeSync

If besides gaming and streaming, you’re really into photo and video editing, you’ll want a monitor that provides the best color accuracy possible. For that, the BenQ SW271 is a great choice.

It has a 4K UHD resolution with HDR10 and an IPS panel, which is amazing. In addition to that, you also get true 10-bit color depth, 93% DCI-P3, 99% Adobe RGB, and 100% sRGB color space coverage. This would help you get the most accurate idea of how your designs would look in real life. You’ll also be able to see on-screen contents clearly thanks to 350 nits of brightness and wide 178-degree viewing angles.

Besides that, there are also some other goodies. The included Hotkey Puck device connects to the monitor via the mini-USB port and can be used to toggle between picture presets or OSD settings. Along with that, the provided shading hood will help you block out real-world distractions while you’re in your creative flow.

Where this monitor falls back, of course, is in speed and responsiveness. The 60Hz refresh rate and 5MS response time are dull compared to the other options on this list. At the end of the day, the BenQ SW271 is perfect for tasks where color accuracy is No. 1 on the list of priorities. As I said, it’s optimal for photo and video editing, which a lot of streamers do on the side.

Pros

  • Impressive color gamut
  • USB-C port opens up compatibility with Mac computers
  • Rich pixel density (163 PPI)

Cons

  • Not suitable for fast-paced gaming

5. Samsung Odyssey G9 – Best Super Ultrawide

SPECS:

  • Refresh Rate: 240Hz
  • Response Time: 1MS
  • Resolution: 4K (5120×1440)
  • Display Size: 49 inch
  • Panel Type: SVA
  • Adaptive Refresh Rate Tech: G-Sync and FreeSync

I’ll admit it, when the G9 first dropped back in August 2021, I seriously considered buying it… until reality dawned on me soon after. It was too big for my desk and too heavy on my wallet. However, if you have a big enough desk and the necessary budget, you should definitely go for it. Here is why.

First of all, just look at it. With that 1000R curve, the white body, and the Fusion Core RGB light at the back, it looks like something from a sci-fi novel. No matter how impressive the rest of your setup is, this monitor will definitely be the centerpiece when placed in it.

It’s not all about looks, however. The G9 features an impressive display: 5120×1440 resolution, 240Hz refresh rate, G-Sync compatibility, 92% Adobe RGB coverage, and, of course, an SVA panel that matches the curvature of the human eye.

With this much screen real estate, you’ll need some height and tilt adjustment features to make sure you don’t ruin your neck and back with bad posture, and the G9 also provides that. Everything considered, if you want to go all-out crazy, this is pretty much the best you can get right now.

Pros

  • Impressive display in all aspects
  • G-Sync compatibility
  • Great build quality and impressive design

Cons

  • Expensive

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the RTX 3090 the Highest-End Card by Nvidia Currently?

As powerful as the 3090 is, it’s still not the most high-end card that Nvidia has to offer. That crown goes to the 3090Ti. In it you’re getting the full GA102 die, which packs more cores compared to the standard 3090, going from 10,496 to 10,752. The 3090Ti also has a higher base and boost clock speed.

Of course, the combination of more cores and faster speed also pushes the power requirements of the card, drawing in 100W more from the wall compared to the 3090. The overall performance increase is generally around 10%.

Is it Possible to Pair Two 3090s Using SLI?

It’s possible to do this, as Linus did. However, the process isn’t beginner-friendly and I wouldn’t recommend it to any gamer or streamer. It’s more viable for professional workloads, but even there its advantages are fairly limited. SLI was all the craze back in the day, but over time the hype has died down.

Is RTX 3090 Capable of 8K Gaming?

7680 × 4320. For many gamers, that resolution opens up a whole new world of possibilities. While browsing this list, you no doubt must’ve noticed the lack of any 8K monitors too. There’s a reason behind that. Although Nvidia really pushed the ‘8K’ badge in its marketing for the 3090, it’s not exactly viable for gaming currently.

The resolution is practical in only a handful of games, ones that are DLSS 2.0 optimized. Not to mention, the market isn’t really teeming with many great 8K gaming monitors too. If you really want to give it a go, the Dell UP3218K is a good option to look into. But, as I said, I wouldn’t recommend it. Check out this video from Gamers Nexus for more info.

Can FreeSync Monitors Work With Nvidia GPUs?

You’ve probably noticed that some of the monitors on this list, like the ASUS TUF VG27WQ1B and the AOC CU34G2X, lack G-Sync compatibility. Of course, since the RTX 3090 is from Nvidia, you might be wondering if you can use adaptive sync on these monitors. The answer is, yes, you can. For more details on how to activate it, read this article.

Wrap Up

The RTX 3090 is an impressive GPU, but when you pair it with a great monitor, then it really shines and can bring you a gaming experience that is second to none. I hope my recommendations brought you closer to building your dream gaming and streaming setup. Here is a quick summary of all the monitors I featured in this article:

  • LG 27GN950-B is Best Overall
  • ASUS TUF VG27WQ1B is Best on a Budget
  • AOC CU34G2X is Best Value for Money
  • BenQ SW271 is Best for Professional Content Creation
  • Samsung Odyssey G9 is Best Super 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.