Suitable monitor for Series S gaming?

Hey everyone. I’m posting this on behalf of my coworker who is having trouble helping his nephew.

His nephew is looking for a computer monitor that will pair up with the 120 Hz output of the Series S, IOW, a monitor with HDMI 2.1 I guess.

Do any exist? I guess DisplayPort is more common?

If not, can a proper conversion be done using adapters and/or conversion boxes?

My coworker linked this article to me, which suggests it’s not particularly straightforward:

Now, I assume this would be less of a problem if a TV was sought after instead, but I guess he wants a monitor.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Conversation 8 comments

  • darkgrayknight

    Premium Member
    06 October, 2020 - 11:49 am

    <p>Many monitors will have more than one input, so just look for one with an HDMI 2.1 input. The refresh rate is a little high for the "standard" monitor, so it'll be more expensive.</p>

    • erichk

      Premium Member
      06 October, 2020 - 1:23 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#584154">In reply to darkgrayknight:</a></em></blockquote><p>Based on the research I've been doing, it seems that at this very moment, there aren't any HDMI 2.1 monitors yet, but some will be released very soon by EVE and ASUS.</p>

  • waethorn

    06 October, 2020 - 1:31 pm

    <p>IGN has a whole article on this.</p>

  • Usman

    Premium Member
    07 October, 2020 - 7:06 am

    <p>Look for any high refresh rate monitor with AMD Freesync 2 and HDMI 2.0. </p><p><br></p><p>It's 90% likely that it will work fine with Series S since Xbox One supports VRR and HDR on AMD freesync 2 monitors. You may not have full HDR at 1440p 120hz (reduced to 4:2:2 colour space), but will have it at 1440p 100hz.</p><p><br></p><p>There aren't many HDMI 2.1 monitors out currently and in the TV market it's only higher end models. </p><p><br></p><p>For 1440p gaming a HDMI 2.0 monitor with AMD Freesync 2 will likely be fine for Series S.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

    • erichk

      Premium Member
      07 October, 2020 - 1:06 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#584388">In reply to Usman:</a></em></blockquote><p>Thanks, I'll pass this along.</p>

      • Usman

        Premium Member
        08 October, 2020 - 4:22 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#584684">In reply to ErichK:</a></em></blockquote><p>I was rewatching the <a href="; target="_blank">digital foundry video on this</a>. </p><p><br></p><p>Double check reviews, as some cheaper 4K and 1440p freesync 1 monitors only run freesync at 1080p and not at higher resolutions.</p><p><br></p><p>They rebranded freesync earlier this year. You'd want to look for Freesync Premium or Freesync Pro. </p><p><br></p><p>Freesync Pro is rebranded Freesync 2, </p><p><br></p><p>Freesync Premium is the same rating as Freesync Pro / 2, but for monitors without HDR</p><p><br></p><p>The minimum requirement for these two are that they can do VRR 120hz at 1080p as a minimum. Higher resolutions especially on HDMI 2.0 aren't guaranteed.</p>

  • codymesh

    07 October, 2020 - 7:42 pm

    <p>yup, like others have already said, any freesync 2 screen (usually still just branded as "freesync") will do. </p>

  • jamie_webster

    12 October, 2020 - 1:24 am

    <p>Is hdr worth it as I currently have a 4k LG ( i think its LED) its still going very strong . Am I missing much with no hdr?</p>


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