AMD’s new Radeon RX 5700 XT is their new high-end graphics card, aimed to take market share from Nvidia’s dominance in the mid to high-end range of the GPU market, over the past few years. The RX 5700 XT is set to compete against the new RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2080, and early impressions from hardware reviewers are showing early promise with the 5700 XT offering great performance for its competitive price point.
If you’re looking to build a gaming PC with the RX 5700 XT, and want to get the most out of this fantastic graphics card, you will want to have a suitably paired monitor that will be able to take advantage of the resolution and frame rate possibilities of the RX 5700 XT.
In this guide we are going to show you the resolutions and relative refresh rate the RX 5700 XT will be capable of in most games, and thus recommend the best monitors for RX 5700 XT builds in 2019 – depending on which resolution you want to game on with the RX 5700 XT.
Any questions or if you want to know if a particular monitor would be well suited for the RX 5700 XT, let me know in the comments!
Monitor Resolutions for RX 5700 XT Builds
With the RX 5700 XT, you should expect to be gaming at ultra settings for the following resolutions:
- 1080p @ 110Hz
- 1440p @ 85Hz
- 4K @ 45Hz
With any of these potential resolutions and refresh rates, you will want to pick a monitor for the RX 5700 XT that is capable of pushing higher refresh rates than the graphics card is capable of, so you are getting the maximum performance out of the RX 5700 XT.
Therefore, for the above performance statistics of the RX 5700 XT, we recommend the following monitor resolution and refresh rates for 5700 XT builds in 2019.
- 1080p 240Hz monitor
- 1440p 144Hz monitor
- 4K 60Hz monitor
Best monitors for RX 5700 XT builds – My recommendations
1. Best 1080p 240hz monitor for RX 5700 XT – ASUS XG258Q
Designed for eSports gaming and with a maximum refresh rate of 240Hz at 1080p, the ASUS ROG Strix XG258Q is our favorite 1080p monitor pick for the RX 5700 XT if you are looking to game at this resolution. This TN, 1ms response panel has been noted to have impressive build quality, image quality and the addition of FreeSync, helping to reduce screen tearing, makes for a great monitor combination for the AMD RX 5700 XT.
A monitor that offers virtually no input lag, no screen tearing and blur whilst gaming at high refresh rates, if your budget stretches to the price of this high-end 1080p monitor, then we recommend this monitor for your RX 5700 XT.
Related: Cheapest 1080p 144hz monitors
2. Best 1440p 144hz monitor for RX 5700 XT – Acer XF270HUA
Personally, if I were to build a PC with the RX 5700 XT, I would be aiming to game at 1440p, hitting about 85Hz on ultra settings and north of 120Hz on medium settings. With that said, I would go for a decent, capable 1440p 1440Hz monitor with draw-dropping image quality and design, thin-bezel, FreeSync and USB 3.0 connectivity. The monitor that ticks all of these boxes, and more, is the Acer XF270HUA.
It’s certainly not the cheapest 1440p 144hz monitor, but we think it’s a wise investment if you’re looking to game at 1440p 144hz now and in the future, and thus want to build with the RX 5700 XT.
3. Best 4K 60hz monitor for RX 5700 XT – LG 27UK850
Although the RX 5700 XT isn’t really designed for gaming at 4K resolution, it still is capable of gaming at 4K resolution at about 45Hz at medium settings. With that said, our 4K 60Hz monitor recommendation for the RX 5700 XT (although we would recommend getting a 1440p 144hz panel) is the LG 27UK850. This 4K HDR monitor is completely futureproofed, with USB-C connectivity, FreeSync technology as well as dual HDMI and DisplayPort ports.
This monitor gets our recommendation particularly based on its extremely impressive 4K, 10bit color image quality from a 5ms response time IPS panel utilising the latest HDR10 standard. This really is a jack-of-all-trades monitor, and may make a good investment for the future should you want to upgrade your graphics card in the future.
At $400, we think the LG 27UK850 is an absolute steal and offers very good value for what you get.