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PS5 on a PC Gaming Monitor: Choose the Right One

BenQ
2020/10/21

The BenQ EW3280U is perfect for PS5 and your next gaming PC with 4K 60Hz, IPS, HDR, dual HDMI, DisplayPort, superb audio, and of course wide color gamut coverage

CORRECTION: this article has been edited for clarity and to avoid confusion regarding particular features and specifications of the PlayStation 5 system. Please refer to official Sony announcements and publications for PS5 information. 

For most of us 2020 hasn’t been an easy year, and maybe you’re looking to treat yourself to some nice new tech towards the holidays. Perhaps a new gaming PC with a beefy graphics card and a glorious CPU, and why not a PS5 while you’re at it? You deserve to enjoy life, after all. And that new tech deserves a proper monitor for gaming and entertainment in 4K 60Hz, which is the high end standard these days for full on gaming.

But can you have a performance PC and a PS5 on the same display in your study? Sure, and the EW3280U proves that point quite eloquently. Please allow us to elaborate on just how this 32” gaming and entertainment monitor achieves so much. 

Ideal Form Factor

At 32” and with native 3840 x 2160 4K 60Hz, the EW3280U offers perfect pixel density and size for desktop/office/study viewing distances. If you currently use a 22” or even a 27” monitor, you’ll immediately notice the upgrade, not just because of size, but mostly as 32” renders 4K just right.  Your PS5 and PC gaming will look superb on the EW3280U without having to sit too close or too far or anything like that. 

4K 60Hz Has You Covered

While there’s a lot of talk of 120Hz with regard to the new consoles and late 2020 graphics cards, let’s be realistic. Most of it doesn’t apply to 4K, but more to 1080p or 1440p. It’ll be another generation before 120 frames per second in 4K are normative for the majority of games. We expect the PS5 (and by extension, most PC titles) to deliver firm 4K 60Hz for the next few years.

Otherwise, if you want to enjoy PS5 gaming in their sweet spot settings, then 4K 60Hz is where it’s at, from open world to first person shooters

Recommended Product

BenQ EW3280U 4K HDR Monitor with HDRi Technology

  • 32 inch 4K UHD 16:9 IPS Display
  • Wide color gamut with HDR and FreeSync
  • USB-C One-Cable Connectivity

Beautiful Panel – Colors and HDR

IPS offers great color accuracy, and the EW3280U’s 10-bit color depth translates into 95% of DCI-P3. That’s wide gamut right there, so games look amazing, not to mention faithful to the original master. IPS, as you know, ensures impressive viewing angles from any direction. Image quality doesn’t deteriorate if you stand to the side or look at the screen from further away, making the EW3280U a valuable centerpiece for a gathering of gamers.

HDR is of course part and parcel of new generation consoles. The EW3280U is VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified to deliver 400 nits, which is great for HDR at desktop distances. It won’t overwhelm you or look dim, rather exactly as needed. Furthermore, being a BenQ display, the EW3820U has smart HDRi technology that optimizes high dynamic range performance based on content. The PS5 features a UHD Blu-ray drive and those discs now all require HDR to look their best, so the EW3280U delivers in that regard as well. 

More Connections Than an Airport

Maybe not literally, but close. The EW3280U acts so well as a console and PC hub due to having dual HDMI 2.0 (you won’t really need HDMI 2.1 to enjoy PS5), DisplayPort 1.4, and USB-C. The two HDMI’s mean you can have two consoles hooked up to the EW3280U in addition to your new PC, and the USB-C helps either charge controllers and the like or connect a laptop. So many options. 

Tremendous Sound

BenQ doesn’t just slap a couple of tinny squeakers in a monitor and call it a day. We have proprietary treVolo audio tech in the EW3280U which will work very well with the PS5’s new and exciting directional sound. treVolo consists of 2.1-channel delivery using dual 2W speakers and a strong 5W subwoofer. Everything’s built solid so there’s no rattle or distortion. We’re sure you’ll like it. 

Hold the Eye Drops

As games keep getting better, our collective sessions with them get longer. That’s not really a surprise. We just need to adapt and be responsible. Eye-Care features on the EW3280U include blue light filtering, flicker prevention, and of course an anti-glare screen that doesn’t detract from color or HDR. There’s also timed break reminders and we do recommend you take a ten minute rest for every hour of gaming. 

MOBIUZ Gaming Monitors: Challenge Accepted

Based on feedback from competitive gamers and esports pros while leveraging BenQ’s legacy of high performance gaming monitors, we’ve created MOBIUZ. What is MOBIUZ? It’s defying conventional thinking and creating a new generation of gaming monitors that make every pixel count better.

Current MOBIUZ gaming monitors include the EX2710 and EX2510, or 27” and 25” respectively, as you probably guessed. We’re talking 144Hz with 1ms MPRT and FreeSync Premium for super responsive gameplay and sharp visuals on IPS panels that let colors come to life from wide viewing angles. Get close to the action and see every detail, helped along by real HDR. For gaming audio, MOBIUZ delivers the power of treVolo sound, with dual 2.5W speakers.

MOBIUZ monitors meet the demands of gamers that want fast and accurate response with a high degree of visual fidelity. Check out the MOBIUZ lineup.

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