The 5 Best Ultra Widescreen Monitors for League of Legends
For the perfect League of Legends set up belongs the perfect monitor, right? We've already discussed some monitors, but today we're taking a deep dive into wide screen monitors to figure out which ones are the best for League of Legends.
Why widescreen monitors though? Not only is the experience more immersive thanks to the wider field of vision, but it'll also benefit you as a player, since you'll be able to spot ganks pretty quickly.
However, an ultrawide monitor can also have its disadvantages. For example, it can be annoying if the minimap disappears too far to the side, since you have to turn your head away from your champion to see it.
In the end, you have to know whether an ultrawide monitor is the right fit for you. If you've got a wide field of vision, it's probably perfect!
1. LG 34GP950G-B - Best with an Nvidia Graphics Card
This LG monitor is best suited with Nvidia graphics cards as it fully supports Nvidia's G-Sync technology. This synchronizes the graphics card's output images with the monitor so that there is no tearing and the image always remains smooth.
The refresh rate of 144 hertz also ensures that. Thus, you see enough frames to always react quickly to every situation in LoL. Thanks to the resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels, the picture is also very sharp.
Due to the fast response time and HDR 10 support, the monitor is also suitable for other games. It is ideal for League with an Nvidia graphics card.
2. LG UltraGear 34GL750 - LG also Has Something for AMD Gamers
Also from LG comes this UltraGear monitor with AMD's FreeSync technology. This is more or less the same as G-Sync, but for AMD Radeon graphics cards. However, you have to settle for widescreen Full HD, which corresponds to 2,560 x 1,080 pixels.
On principle this isn't bad. Especially if you want to play other games but your graphic card isn't super strong. You don't need to have wide quad HD, nor 4K. That would just be a wadte of money.
The panel installed here is an IPS panel. It does not have as fast response times as a TN panel, but the colors are crisper, which makes the picture look more vivid. You can also reduce the response time with the game mode.
Overall, a nice package for LoL players with AMD graphics card.
3. Alienware AW3423DW: The QD OLED Panel Looks Better Than Anything Else
If you want the absolute best picture with the crispest contrasts and HDR effects, you can't beat Alienware's QD-OLED widescreen monitor. The highlight here is the QD OLED panel.
This combines Quantum Dot technology with an OLED panel to create the best of both worlds. You get true black, which makes for very good contrasts, and a brighter panel than ordinary OLEDs.
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In addition, the input lag is vanishingly small and probably even better than the TN panel. The Ultrawide with QD OLED panel is definitely a recommendation if you want League of Legends to look better than ever.
4. Samsung Odyssey Neo G9: It Does Not Get Wider Than This
If you want a bit more screen for your money, you should go for Samsung's Odyssey Neo G9. This is no ordinary ultrawide screen in 21:9 format, the screen is virtually ultrawide with a 32:9 format.
But that is not all. You get Nvidia G-Sync, AMD FreeSync, 1 millisecond response time and a refresh rate of 240 hertz. The whole thing on an ultra-wide WQHD resolution with QLED display.
Of course, so much screen has its price. You have to pay almost 2,000 Euros for Samsung's giant screen. However, you also get all sorts of technical frills and an unusually wide screen for that.
5. AOC CU 34G2 - Ultrawide Can Also Be Affordable
If you don't want to spend that much money, we have something for you as well. The AOC CU34G2 is an ultra-wide gaming monitor that is relatively cheap. You currently pay less than 400 Euros for it.
For this price, you get a VA panel with WQHD resolution, a refresh rate of 100 hertz and a millisecond response time. If you have a graphics card from AMD, you can use the FreeSync technology. Overall, the AOC monitor is not a huge highlight, but a solid ultrawide monitor for its money.
But it doesn't always have to be a monitor. You can even use your TV as a monitor and play League of Legends with it.