When talking about reliable high refresh rate GPUs from AMD, the RX 5700XT, RX 5600XT, and the RX 5500XT are often mentioned in the same sentence. They are each suitable for 1080p and 1440p gaming. So, if that’s what you’re looking for, the choice is easy.

Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about which monitor to buy. There’s an overwhelming number of options out there and a lot of tech jargon to wade through. In this article, I’ve made things easier for you by listing five of the best monitors for gaming and streaming with these three AMD Radeon RX 5000 GPUs.

GPU Specs

Although I said that these GPUs are suitable for 1080p and 1440p gaming, taking a deeper look at the specs can be helpful when choosing a monitor.

RX 5700XT:

  • Memory: 8GB GDDR6
  • Stream Processors: 2560
  • Boost Clock: 1.90 GHz

RX 5600XT:

  • Memory: 6GB GDDR6
  • Stream Processors: 2304
  • Boost Clock: 1.56 GHz

RX 5500XT:

  • Memory: 8GB GDDR6
  • Stream Processors: 1408
  • Boost Clock: 1.84 GHz

These specs are based on the reference cards. Of course, some manufacturers apply a factory overclock, so that might vary based on which model you buy. Now, let’s look at the top five monitors for these three GPUs in 2022…

Top 5 Best Monitors For RX 5700XT, RX 5600XT, & RX 5500XT in 2022:

1. LG 27GN800-B – Best Overall

SPECS:

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

The LG UltraGear lineup consists of some impressive monitors and the 27GN800-B is no different. With an IPS panel with 1440p resolution and 144Hz refresh rate, you’ll have a fun time gaming and streaming on it.

Since it has both G-Sync and FreeSync Premium, you don’t need to worry about screen tearing or flickering either. Plus, if you also use an XBOX besides your PC, you can make it run at 1440p 120Hz with FreeSync activated too.

The stand is sturdy but only allows for tilt and no height adjustment. If this is an issue in your case, you can instead wall-mount it using a VESA 100mm x 100mm bracket. All in all, the 27GN800-B is a great monitor for gaming and streaming.

Pros

  • Good build quality
  • HDR 10
  • Features a three-side virtually borderless display for better immersion

Cons

  • Bad QA (backlight bleed and dead and/or stuck pixel found in some units)

2. ViewSonic OMNI VX3418-2KPC – Best for RX 5700XT

SPECS:

  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  • Response Time: 1MS
  • Resolution: WQHD (3440×1440)
  • Display Size: 34 inch
  • Panel Type: MVA
  • Variable Refresh Rate Tech: VESA Adaptive-Sync

With 8GB GDDR6 memory and 2560 Stream Processors, the RX 5700XT is a beast of a GPU. If you want a monitor which can utilize it fully and not leave any performance on the table, the ViewSonic OMNI VX3418-2KPC is definitely worth checking out.

It is a 34-inch 21:9 monitor with a 1440p resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, and 1MS response time. For better immersion, it also has a 1500R curve. You might’ve noticed that it lacks both FreeSync and G-Sync; instead, it has VESA Adaptive-Sync.

Based on the type of games you play—FPS, RTS, MOBA, etc.—there are various preset visual modes available that you can activate using the OSD. There are also some other features like flicker-free tech and a blue light filter to lower eye strain. In a nutshell, the OMNI is a good 21:9 1440p ultrawide display to use with your RX 5700XT.

Pros

  • Great image and picture quality
  • 21:9 aspect ratio for better immersion and more multitasking space
  • Flexible connectivity options

Cons

  • Lacks FreeSync

3. BenQ Zowie XL2731K – Best for RX 5600XT

SPECS:

  • Refresh Rate: 165Hz
  • Response Time: 1MS
  • Resolution: Full HD (1920×1080)
  • Display Size: 27 inch
  • Panel Type: TN
  • Variable Refresh Rate Tech: DyAc

BenQ Zowie is a name you’ll often hear in the professional gaming space. Many eSports tournaments use a Zowie monitor. So, having one of these in your own setup can be pretty cool.

Talking about the specs, it features a 1080p display, a 165Hz refresh rate, and a tight 1MS response time. Where this monitor falls back is in color accuracy. The TN panel is not known for its color, so I wouldn’t recommend this monitor for playing games that are known for their visuals, content consumption, and professional video or photo editing.

Instead, it is perfect for playing FPS games like CSGO, Valorant, and Overwatch. The RX5600 XT is sufficient for providing the right FPS for those games too. It lacks G-Sync or FreeSync; only DyAc. For more info on it, check out this page.

When it comes to the stand, you get full height, tilt, and swivel adjustment. If you want to mount it on a wall, you can do that too with a VESA compatible 100mm x 100mm bracket. Everything considered, the BenQ Zowie XL2731K should be in your setup if you’re into fast-paced FPS games and are looking to play professionally someday too.

Pros

  • Perfect for FPS games
  • Compatible at 120hz for consoles like PS5 and Xbox Series X
  • Includes black equalizer technology for better visual clarity in dark areas

Cons

  • Not suitable for watching films and content creation
  • Lacks G-Sync and FreeSync

4. Samsung Odyssey G3 – Best for RX 5500XT

SPECS:

  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  • Response Time: 1MS
  • Resolution: Full HD (1920×1080)
  • Display Size: 24 inch
  • Panel Type: VA
  • Variable Refresh Rate Tech: FreeSync Premium

Samsung’s Odyssey lineup consists of some truly innovative gaming monitors. For just around $200, the G3 is a budget-friendly option and delivers solid value for money. It’s a decent mid-range 24-inch, 1080p, 144Hz monitor.

Powered by the RX5500 XT, you’ll comfortably be able to play games like CoD: Warzone, BF1, and Apex Legends at 100 to 144 FPS. For ports, you get one HDMI 2.0, one DisplayPort 1.2, one VGA, and one 3.5mm headphone jack. Having DP 1.2 instead of 1.4 might seem outdated, but based on the resolution and refresh rate, it isn’t a bottleneck.

In terms of build quality and design, it’s fairly impressive too. The stand is height-adjustable and can be rotated to 90 degrees for portrait mode orientation (viewing live chat, managing playlist, etc.). With a sleek design and thin bezels, it maintains a gamer aesthetic without going overboard with it.

There’s also FreeSync Premium. If you want more info on that, scroll down to the FAQ section. Overall, the Samsung Odyssey G3 is a good gaming monitor. It doesn’t have any extra features worth writing home about, but it gets the job done.

Pros

  • Budget-friendly
  • Great build quality
  • Includes Samsung Flicker Free tech

Cons

  • Only 250 nits max brightness

5. ASUS TUF Gaming VG289Q1A – Best for 4K Gaming

SPECS:

  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Response Time: 5MS
  • Resolution: 4K UHD (3840×2160)
  • Display Size: 28 inch
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Variable Refresh Rate Tech: FreeSync

If you’re in that tiny sliver of gamers who prioritize resolution and visual detail over refresh rate, you might want to check out the ASUS TUF Gaming VG289Q1A. It has a 4K UHD resolution, 28-inch display size, and a 60Hz refresh rate, all on an IPS panel.

Ideally, I’d recommend you get a 4K 144Hz monitor, but the RX 5700XT generally isn’t capable enough to utilize that. So, you’d be wasting your money on an overkill monitor. Instead, this monitor will fit in well. Of course, the downside is that it runs only at that refresh rate and has a slow response time of 5MS, which can feel limiting if you’re used to faster displays.

If you can look past that, there are also some other features like Shadow Boost, HDR10, plenty of ports, and G-Sync compatibility. Overall, it’s a good 4K monitor to go for.

Pros

  • 4K UHD resolution
  • HDR 10
  • 90% DCI-P3 coverage makes it suitable for video editing and content creation

Cons

  • Relatively slow 60Hz refresh rate and 5MS response time

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the Difference Between Regular FreeSync and FreeSync Premium?

In this article, you might’ve noticed that most monitors had only FreeSync while some had FreeSync Premium. So, does FreeSync Premium add any value or is it just tech jargon? Although the core purpose of FreeSync is to eliminate screen tearing and flickering, FreeSync Premium also includes LFC, Low Framerate Compensation.

Plus, there’s also FreeSync Premium Pro (renamed to FreeSync 2 HDR), meant for HDR monitors, but only some games support it. I recommend you avoid overpaying for a monitor just because it has FreeSync Premium or Premium Pro. Unless it is meant for a specific use case, you should be good to go as long as you have the base FreeSync.

Wrap Up

So, there you have it, these are the top five best monitors for the RX 5700XT, RX 5600XT & RX 5500XT. Even if you believe you’ve found the perfect monitor for your PC setup on this list, I would still encourage you to specify your own unique use case and buy accordingly. Here is the summary of the lineup:

  • LG 27GN800-B is Best Overall
  • ViewSonic OMNI VX3418-2KPC is Best for RX 5700XT
  • BenQ Zowie XL2731K is Best for RX 5600XT
  • Samsung Odyssey G3 is Best for RX 5500XT
  • ASUS TUF Gaming VG289Q1A is Best for 4K Gaming

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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.