A monitor is one of the most underrated factors in any gaming rig.
Most of the time people just focus on their graphics cards, processors, and motherboards, and nothing else.
Things like CPU cooler and monitor also play an important role in defining your whole PC gaming experience, however.
Best Monitors For RTX 3060 Ti And RTX 3070
If we talk about monitors, in particular, they’re probably one of the three key factors in your gaming PC. It’s because no matter how beefy GPU you have in your PC, it’s your monitor that will display all those vivid graphics.
RTX 3060 Ti & 3070 are the two latest GPUs by Nvidia. While the 3060 Ti has just been released, the 3070 is here since September 2020. And both are being loved by the reviewers as well as the PC gaming community.
Each one of 3060 Ti and 3070 is targeted for high 1440p/entry-level 4k gaming and If you’re one of those lucky dudes who have the opportunity to lay their hands on these new beasts, your next job is obviously finding a suitable monitor for these cards.
And since we’ve recently written a monitor roundup for RX 6800/6800 XT, we decided to do one for Nvidia’s offerings as well.
So here we are: best monitors for RTX 3060 Ti and 3070.
These monitors have different screen sizes, different resolutions, as well as different prices. So that you can pick one according to your preferences.
1. Dell S2719DGF
Best 27-inch Monitor For RTX 3060 Ti / RTX 3070
- Experience sharp, tear free graphics with a swift refresh rated to 155 hertz (overclocked) and AMD free sync for super smooth visuals
- Get blazing fast and responsive gameplay with minimum input lag at an extremely rapid 1ms response time. Pixel Pitch:0.2331 mm
- Enjoy vivid edge to edge game play and crisp QHD resolution. You'll get lost in the 3.68 million pixels almost two times more than full HD
The first monitor we have is the Dell S2719DGF. With a 144Hz refresh rate, FreeSync, low input lag, and a very fast response rate, it’s a really good 1440p option for beginners.
It has a dark grey finish with a minimalist look which is surprising because it’s geared towards gamers primarily. Its stand offers up to 130mm height adjustability, +/- 45° swivel, -5°/21° tilt, and 100x100mm VESA mount compatibility as well.
On the input panel, you get an HDMI 1.4 port, an HDMI 2.0 port, DisplayPort 1.2, and one upstream and four downstream USB 3.0 ports.
The OSD menu is simple, easy-to-navigate, and can be accessed through the hotkeys beneath the bottom bezel on the right side. There are seven such keys and they have shortcuts like FreeSync, Dark Stabilizer, Brightness/contrast, etc., but you can replace them with other function shortcuts as well.
If we talk about the gaming-centric features, you have the three presets (FPS, RTS, and RPG) along with an on-screen timer, and a frame rate counter. We liked Dark Stabilizer in particular because it increases your visibility in dark areas of a game by changing the gamma curvature. On the other hand, we really missed the crosshair overlay here.
Based on a TN panel, S2719DGF features the standard contrast ratio of 1,000:1, a peak brightness of 350-nits, almost 170° viewing angles, and 1ms response time speed. A relatively low contrast ratio means won’t get as bright colors as in some VA panels but a 1ms response time makes this monitor ideal for fast-action games.
The refresh rate can go as high as 155Hz, but you have to use a DisplayPort connection for this. On HDMI 2.0 and HDMI 1.4 connections, it will be limited to 144Hz and 60Hz respectively.
If you want to consume a lot of video content, there are some other monitors that will serve you better (because of no HDR and low contrast ratio here), but as far as the gaming is concerned, you’re good to go.
2. Samsung CJ791
Best 34-inch Monitor For RTX 3060 Ti / RTX 3070
- 34-INCH 21:9 ULTRAWIDE CURVED MONITOR with QLED technology for vibrant color and fine detail
- MONITOR FOR MACBOOK PRO supports Thunderbolt 3 which offers 40 Gbps processing speed—8x faster than USB 3.0 —and up to 85W laptop charging thru single cable
- CURVED GAMING MONITOR with 100Hz refresh rate, AMD FreeSync and multiple game modes
The next one we have here is the Samsung CJ791.
Like all modern displays, there are very thin bezels on the sides and top. These bezels, along with the stand, are colored silver which gives the whole monitor a very minimalist look.
It’s pricier than dell’s S2719DGF but it’s more or less justified considering how many extra goodies you get here.
The first one is Ultra Wide Quad High Resolution of 3440×1440 pixels spread over 34 inches of OLED display in a 21:9 ratio. The screen has a slightly lower 300-int brightness so make sure you don’t have too much lighting in your room.
On the input panel, there are two Thunderbolt 3/USB Type C ports, a DisplayPort 1.2 port, HDMI 2.0 port, and two type-A USB ports for connecting other hardware. You also get two onboard speakers which are good enough for casual usage but you will require dedicated solutions for anything more than that.
In order to reduce lag and remove screen tearing while gaming, it comes with FreeSync. The caveat here is that your FPS will be limited to 100 if you enable this feature.
The actual screen is based on a 34-inch VA panel with 3000:1 static contrast, 4ms GtG response rate, and a wide-gamut panel that covers 125 percent of the sRGB color spectrum. It’s supported by a slick stand that provides 36 degrees of tilt and 4 inches of height adjustability, and comes with a round base.
If we talk about the pros, then this display gives you extra space for more work, can display images from multiple inputs, and is far more color accurate than competitors. The major drawbacks in our opinion are the relatively average dark-grayscale performance and slightly skewed greens.
3. LG 38GL950G-B
Best 38-inch Monitor For RTX 3060 Ti / RTX 3070
- 38” 21 9 curved WQHD+ (3840 X 1600) Nano IPS display
- Nano IPS (DCI-P3 98%) 1ms response time
- NVIDIA G-SYNC technology
In case even a 34-inch display doesn’t feel large enough to you, we have a better solution: LG 38G950G-B – a 38-inch monitor.
It comes with a sturdy stand that offers height adjustment (up to 110mm), tilt (-5°/15°), and VESA mount compatibility – swivel adjustment is absent though.
The screen itself has a relatively less curvature of 2300R and comes with an anti-glare coating to eliminate tearing.
As far as connectivity options are concerned, you get a DisplayPort 1.4, an HDMI 2.0 port, a dual-USB 3.0 hub, and a headphones jack. GSync and FreeSync support is available over DisplayPort, and HDMI connection is limited at 85Hz.
Another thing you’ll notice here is the lack of any built-in speakers. It’s not a big deal but they should’ve been included for the price you’re paying.
As said earlier, you get a 38-inch IPS panel with 3840×1600 (WQHD+) resolution that results in a relatively higher 110 PPI density. This Nano IPS panel comes with 178° viewing angles and 98% DCI-P3 color gamut.
Although you can use this monitor for general purposes as well, gaming is the actual area where it actually shines.
Thanks to the high refresh rate, quick response time, and wide color gamut, it excels in every type of game you play on it. The 1000:1 static contrast ratio is lower than some VA panels which means the blacks won’t be as deep as you might expect them to be, but this is a general issue with IPS panels.
It costs more than 1500 bucks at the time of this review but worth almost every penny. Apart from the no swivel option and no built-in speakers, we couldn’t find any downside in 38GL950G-B. And even those two aforementioned drawbacks are pretty much subjective.
So these were some of the best monitors for RTX 3060 ti/ 3070 graphics cards. As we review more display panels, we may add or remove some options in the future. But as of now, these are our recommended picks.
Best Monitor For RTX 3060 Ti & RTX 3070 – FAQs
What monitor should I get for RTX 3070?
A 1440p 144Hz or a 4K 60Hz monitor would be ideal for the RTX 3070.
How many monitors can RTX 3070 support?
The RTX 3070 can support up to 4 displays at one time.
Is RTX 3060 Overkill 1080p?
No, the 3060 Ti is a good GPU for 1080p 144Hz gaming.
For slightly fewer FPS (at 120 or 60), you can use it at 1440p resolution. In games like CS: GO and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Seige, you can even go for 4K resolution. In short, it entirely depends on the games you play.
Can the RTX 3070 do 1440p 144Hz gaming?
Again, it depends on the games you play.
While there are some games (such as Battlefield V, Civilization VI, F1 2020, and Doom Eternal) where you can score 144+ fps @1440p resolution with 3070, the count would be lower on others, such as RDR2, Sekiro, Hitman 2, and Control.
Is 500W PSU enough for RTX 3060 TI?
Nvidia recommends at least 600W PSU for the RTX 3060 Ti. While some people online have reported the 500W PSUs to work fine, we recommend a 600W PSU so that you have headroom in terms of your system wattage.
For more information, you can check out our separate post about PSUs For RTX 30 graphics cards.
Is 600w enough for RTX 3070
The same goes for RTX 3070, and we recommend a 650W PSU for it.
Can the RTX 3070 run 4K?
Although the RTX 30 GPU targeted towards 4K gaming is the 3080, you can achieve 60+ FPS at this resolution with RTX 3070 in games like Metro Exodus, Gears 5, RDR2, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
It fails in doing so on games like MS Flight simulator and Control, so you’ll have to lower other settings in these games.
But still, we believe that you should go to RTX 3080 for 4K gaming. The games are getting more demanding with each passing day, and because 3070 runs current titles at 4K well, it doesn’t guarantee that it will do the same for future titles too.
Not to forget about the better GDDR6X memory type of 3080 compared to the GDDR6 memory of 3070.