It’ takes a lot to be called the best 4K gaming monitor, but this might just be it. The $1,300 Predator XB3 isn’t for the faint of heart. But if you have a system that can push over 100 frames per second at 4K screen resolution, this monster of a gaming monitor might be the perfect match for your overpowered gaming rig. More than that, it’s an investment in the future of PC gaming power.

The Predator XB3 isn’t flashy. That doesn’t mean it lacks a beautiful strip of LEDs to light the footprint of your desk. It’s just not as sleek or premium as some other monitors out there, especially outside the world of gaming. The XB3 is a standard layout of plastic pieces, chubby bezels, and gamer chrome. Still, you’ll find Predator logos galore, complemented by strips of red and a brushed metal finish.

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50 COMMENTS

  1. What other gaming monitors do you prefer? Leave comments and thoughts below. We want to hear about the ones you like most for gaming!

  2. So the biggest drawback is the lack of towers that can utilize the features right? I’m looking for something to pair with 3080 5900x and I assume that is enough?

  3. is it still worth in 2021? looking for some not that expensive 144hz monitors and then I read abt this one which made me be like wow 4k at that price?

  4. Just bought this monitor to pair with a 3080. Bet I’ll be pushing 60+fps, in 4k with ray tracing.

  5. Lol speaking of bottleneck, 4k would make your gpu cry if and won’t even have stable 100 fps on demanding games

  6. Acer Predator x27 is better Hdr10n =1000 nits works 100% on a screen has 1000nits x27
    unfortunately Acer Predator XB3 screen 1000 nits works on HDR 400 = 400 nits only and it is SDR not HDR quality
    for gaming best hdr 500 and hdr 600 hdr 1000 for gamers and designer

  7. Forgive me for the possibly dumb question. You mention connecting it to a gaming laptop via USB would only net you 60hz and Display Port goes up to 144hz. If my laptop has a Mini-Display Port 1.4 ouptut, will that get me all the benefits of the displayport, or is it 60hz no matter what for me?

  8. But that monitor says HDMI 2.0 on the back of it. HDMI 2.0 is suppose to support 144hz at 1440p?

  9. I don’t think there’s a 4K game that can maximize 144hz yet. He’s right your best deal is to get 1440p 144hz

  10. I bought this montior for my PS4 and Xbox 1 x and I couldn’t get to 120 frames on the Xbox and idk why it just stays at 60 frames I tried to go to settings and it wouldn’t let me and ik the Xbox can go to 120 bc I did it with my other monitor

  11. What about input lag? How is the response latency? How does this differ from the Nitro XV273K? Does this monitor have similar limitations with HDR and FreeSync? How is the color?

  12. To use this monitor we will need rtx 2080ti nvlink pc with 3950x what u guys think tell me in comments

  13. I can push decent 4K in a lot of games with my Ryzen 7 2700x and RTX 2080 OC. Not quite 60 ultra in the most demanding of titles, but there’s enough to play out there at 4K to keep me happy. I really want to get one of these and dip down to 1440p when needed. Is anybody else in the same boat? Will 1440p on this monitor really look that much worse than a native panel? I’m currently gaming on a 4K 60hz LG panel, so the extra refresh rate will be a welcome addition.

  14. Where do I turn on the lights for the back, the only lights that are showing up from me straight out the box is the bottom lights? Can you please help?

  15. I owned this for a short while so I have a little insight. It doesnt feel or look particularly cheap and it’s pretty solid for the price. However, I would definitely recommend the lg 27gl850 (1440p 144hz) over this monitor for most gamers. That’s what I ended up getting instead. It’s also a good deal cheaper at $500 usd.

    While it does make sense to consider futureproofing while choosing a monitor, reasonably priced 4k 144hz gaming is still a long long ways a way. By that time there will likely be better, less expensive 4k 144hz monitors anyway, as this is an early adaptation.

    It seems this monitor is more so for people looking to spend a fortune on rig to try and get close to 4k 144hz within the next couple generations of video cards. Ultimately this seems to be more like a niche thing than a good futureproofing option.

  16. Why are so many manufactures AFRAID of DP 2.0 or HDMI 2.1?????? Why o Why? Why are they so scared of future technologies? It does not compute.

  17. Another thing about this monitor is that if you can’t push the 4K above 100hz part you can just switch to 1440p 144hz if you’re playing something competitive that requires more frames.

  18. if you have this monster DO NOT install LCD driver it will lock the color into sRGB (dim crappy standard color) the best way to experience the capability on this thing is the BT-1886 EOTF the reds & anything thats highlighted in games just LOOKS AMAZING better than HDR mode in my opinion

  19. sharp edged. wow. oh thanks, but I CAN SEE THIS WITH MY EYES. what about mounting? this is MUCH MORE IMPORTANT RELEVANT and you are talking about nothing

  20. if you’re paying 1300 you want a PERFECT monitor, really; no chunky bezels, no cheap plastic all around, rotation; am thinking of buying one but the 2k price tag for the predator x27 or ROG whatever is embarrassing… perfect monitor, EXIST!

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