1080p 144Hz monitors might seem like a super-specific product category, but they’re one of the most popular types of gaming monitors out there. Firstly, a 144Hz refresh rate is good for a smoother gameplay experience, allowing you to see more frames of action unfold than your traditional 60Hz monitor or television can. But at the same time, they don’t sacrifice image quality for speed like 240Hz monitors do.
Secondly, they’re a great way to save on PC gaming, especially for beginners. If you put aside your dreams of owning a 1440p or 4K gaming monitor, you can get by with an affordable mid-range graphics card like the Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti or Nvidia GTX 1660, which are capable of 100+ fps at 1080p Ultra. Paired with a GPU with adaptive frame rate technology a la Nvidia’s G-Sync or AMD’s FreeSync, you can run games at 144 frames per second for buttery smooth, tear-free action.