Best G-Sync Monitors

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 10, 2018
Are you a gamer who has long been disappointed in the ability of a monitor to keep up with the fast frame rates that your computer can provide in most games? If so, then you would greatly benefit from a G-Sync Monitor. Take a look at our reviews of five of the best G-Sync Monitors available. ...Read more ...Read less
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CONS
OUR VERDICT
Screen Size
Resolution
Panel Type
Refresh Rate / Response Time
Interfaces
Additional Features
Aspect Ratio
Warranty
 
PROS

ASUS GamePlus and GameVisual technologies activate special gaming functions, which is important for fans of computer games. You can quickly adjust the monitor in accordance with the current tasks, adapting to any type of gameplay, therefore getting only a high-quality image.

CONS

No clear instructions for OSD menu.

OUR VERDICT

On the gamer monitor ASUS ROG Swift PG278QR all game scenes will change instantly, while the objects will look clearer and brighter. In this case, Ultra-Low Blue Light and Flicker-Free technologies will completely block the glare and harmful blue rays without losing the color qualities of the display. Also, ASUS made the monitor as ergonomic as possible for the comfort of users.

detailed parameters
Screen Size

27”

Resolution

2560 x 1440

Panel Type

TN

Refresh Rate / Response Time

165 Hz / 1 ms

Interfaces

HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, USB 3.0, 3.5mm Mini-Jack

Additional Features

NVIDIA G-Sync, Ultra-Low Blue Light, Flicker-Free, GamePlus, and GameVisual technologies, tilt, pivot, swivel and height adjustments

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Warranty

3 years

PROS

The AOC Shadow Control function will provide the highest possible image quality, due to the highlighting of the dark areas of the screen and, conversely, to the dimming of the too bright ones. The rest of the screen will not be affected.

CONS

Relatively low refresh rate.

OUR VERDICT

The AOC AGON AG271UG monitor with 4K display and G-Sync technology guarantees you the most detailed and visually pleasing gameplay. This is an ideal model for professional video game players and even for all those who wish to fully enjoy a good game, and who highly value fast reaction times in their gameplay.

detailed parameters
Screen Size

27”

Resolution

3840 x 2160

Panel Type

IPS

Refresh Rate / Response Time

60 Hz / 4 ms

Interfaces

HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, USB 3.0, 3.5mm Mini-Jack

Additional Features

NVIDIA G-Sync, Flicker-Free technology, Low Blue Light Mode, AOC Shadow Control, 2 x 2W Speakers, Height Adjustable and Pivot

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Warranty

3 Years

PROS

The display has Anti-glare, 3H Hard Coating, so you will not be distracted by your own reflection and will clearly see everything that is happening. Four USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect additional devices to the monitor without any hassle.

CONS

Inconvenient arrangement of ports.

OUR VERDICT

The Dell S2716DG is a gaming monitor with support for NVIDIA G-Sync technology, fast response and high refresh rate that allows you to enjoy the incredible smoothness and responsiveness of computer games. Thanks to the brightness level of 350 cd / m and the static contrast ratio of 1000: 1, you get really bright and clear pictures in QHD format.

detailed parameters
Screen Size

27"

Resolution

2560 x 1440

Panel Type

TN

Refresh Rate / Response Time

144 Hz / 1 ms

Interfaces

HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, 4 x USB 3.0, 3.5mm Mini-Jack

Additional Features

NVIDIA G-Sync, tilt, pivot, swivel and height adjustable features

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Warranty

3 Year Limited

PROS

The fully customizable design of the ErgoStand stand allows you to rotate, tilt, rotate, raise or lower the monitor. The possibility of using multiple monitors with a ZeroFrame frame will not let you get distracted from the game.

CONS

The sound quality of the speakers leaves much to be desired.

OUR VERDICT

A stylish monitor, the Acer Predator XB271HU with a V-shaped stand in black and red is the best choice for gamers. Thanks to rich color transfer and a wide viewing angle, the model guarantees complete immersion in the gameplay, giving any gamer the ability to compete at any skill level possible.

detailed parameters
Screen Size

27"

Resolution

2560 x 1440

Panel Type

IPS

Refresh Rate / Response Time

144 Hz / 4 ms

Interfaces

HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, USB 3.0, 3.5mm Mini-Jack

Additional Features

NVIDIA G-Sync, Flicker-less Technology, Ultra Low Motion Blur, 2 x 4 W Speakers, ZeroFrame, ErgoStand

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Warranty

3 year

PROS

Customizable ambient lighting allows you to optimally adjust the backlight so that it matches the color of the PC or image on the screen, and illuminate the monitor stand and keyboard, scattering the bright light of the display, which will significantly reduce the load on the eyes.

CONS

HDMI and Display Port cables may seem a little short.

OUR VERDICT

The OMEN G-Sync Gaming Monitor will help you win any gaming battles, where you need a lightning-fast reaction. In this case, a clear image without blurriness and ruptures will always let you hit the target exactly. When you are finished playing, hang the headphones on the Built-in headphone hook so that they are not damaged and are always at hand.

detailed parameters
Screen Size

27"

Resolution

2560 x 1440

Panel Type

TN

Refresh Rate / Response Time

165 Hz / 1 ms

Interfaces

HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, USB 3.0, 3.5mm Mini-Jack

Additional Features

NVIDIA G-Sync, Customizable ambient lighting, Height adjustment stand, Built-in headphone hook

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Warranty

Limited 1 year

ASUS ROG Swift (PG278QR)

Maximum Eye Protection

Many gamers who are looking for computer equipment to enhance their gaming experience often want something that makes it easier for them to participate in extended gaming sessions. Marathon gaming is nothing new, especially to hardcore and professional gamers, and having a monitor that helps make such long gaming sessions easier on the eyes is a godsend. This is especially important for professionals, who need to spend long amounts of time during the day practicing their skills and techniques, and having less eye strain is always helpful.

The ASUS ROG Swift (PG278QR) 27” WQHD G-SYNC Eye Care Gaming Monitor is the optimal model for helping to reduce eye strain. Featuring a 27" WQHD panel with a resolution of 2560x1440, this G-Sync monitor is made especially for helping to reduce eye strain during marathon gaming sessions. This model accomplishes this thanks to the ASUS Eye Care Technology, by using a blue light filter in conjunction with flicker-free backlighting to reduce eye strain to minimal levels as well as reducing the triggering of other eye problems. Anyone who needs a monitor with such features will find this model to be one of the best possible monitors for their eyes.

Review of ASUS ROG Swift (PG278QR) 27” WQHD G-SYNC Eye Care Gaming Monitor (165Hz, 1ms, DisplayPort, HDMI)

Superb Performance

As great as the eye protection features are with this monitor, there are plenty of other features that will make you take a good long look at it. This model is fully compatible with NVIDIA's G-Sync technology, meaning that anyone with an NVIDIA graphics card should be able to take full advantage of these features. The monitor features both HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2 ports, meaning that anyone with a recent graphics card should be able to connect it. In addition, the monitor also includes USB 3.0 ports as well as a Kensington lock slot, allowing for additional USB ports as well as a lock to prevent theft.

The monitor's performance also leaves nothing to be desired. The monitor supports refresh rates up to 165 Hz with a 1ms response time, meaning that your games will always run smoothly without screen tearing, and ensuring that your monitor is no longer a bottleneck to gaming performance. The ASUS-exclusive GamePlus technology also gives you hotkey-enabled enhancements that can add to your gaming experience. The monitor itself even includes tilt, pivot, swivel, and height adjustments to allow you to maximize the ergonomics of your gaming station. For anyone who wants these features in addition to the eye protection that it offers, this model is certainly one of the best you can choose.

ASUS ROG Swift (PG278QR) 27” WQHD G-SYNC Eye Care Gaming Monitor (165Hz, 1ms, DisplayPort, HDMI) in the use

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What customers say about this product

Features

The OSD menu is also very easy to navigate. There's a small joystick and several hardware buttons. The options are laid out in a way you'd expect. Nothing new here.

Display

Blacks are as black as a non HDR can be and the colors are vibrant.

Key Specs

Enough screen space to do multiple tasks.

Connectivity

I LOVE the colors, the refresh rate, the brightness, and the variety of ports for additional USB devices.
 

AOC AGON AG271UG

Fully Integrated Package

When people think of monitors, they tend to think of standalone devices that are built for one purpose and one purpose only. The sole function of most monitors is to display video from the computer, and not many models are made to have any additional functions. While that is great for most regular computer users, hardcore and professional gamers tend to want more. Having a fully integrated solution that includes many other features is something that many gamers desire, and they look for monitors that include the features they want.

The AOC AGON AG271UG 27” 4k/UHD G-SYNC IPS Gaming Monitor is a great example of a G-Sync monitor that includes plenty of integrated features. This monitor includes a lot of features that will be sure to please most any gamer, including integrated speakers, audio line in and line out jacks, speakers and headphone jacks, and even USB 3.0 ports, including one that is dedicated to charging mobile devices. This helps solve many problems that gamers tend to run into with their gaming stations, including having easily accessible ports for headphones and speakers, as well as USB ports to allow for easy connecting and disconnecting of keyboards, mice, and many other devices. You can even charge your phone or tablet from the monitor while gaming, which is definitely a nice touch, and sure to please those who never find a handy charging port nearby.

Review of AOC AGON AG271UG 27” 4k/UHD G-SYNC IPS Gaming Monitor (4ms, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB)

Great Performance to Match

Along with all of the integrated features mentioned above comes great gaming performance, which this monitor has in spades. The monitor features a 27" IPS panel with a resolution of 3840 x 2160, giving you true 4K resolution and video along with wide viewing angles. The 4ms response time also gives your video lightning fast updates, ensuring that your monitor can match the framerate while minimizing input latency. Along with these features, the large Dynamic Contrast Ratio gives you deep blacks and high contrast with vibrant colors, and the high brightness range allows you to adjust the brightness to match any lighting level that is necessary.

The monitor includes full support for the G-Sync technology, giving you instant access to the features provided by it while connected to an NVIDIA GTX video card. The monitor itself also includes a wide variety of ergonomic options, including pivot, swivel, height adjustments, and even the ability to mount on a wall. There is no lack of versatility in regards to the ergonomics of this monitor, so any gamer should be able to adjust it to perfection. Anyone who values the integrated features along with the performance will be sure to fall in love with this 4K G-Sync monitor.

AOC AGON AG271UG 27” 4k/UHD G-SYNC IPS Gaming Monitor (4ms, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB) in the use

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What customers say about this product

Key Specs

Size-wise, I was worried about a 24" screen seeming too big, but after a few days of using it, it seems a rather ideal size.

Connectivity

The headphone hook and USB ports are likewise super convenient, as is the good selection of I/O ports on the back.

Display

Picture quality-wise, it looks great to me. It is definitely bright (even after adjusting it), but in a good way.

Features

The controller for menu on monitor made it super easy to change settings in monitor without using the buttons on bottom. The stand is very heavy and sturdy and can move monitor way up and down to your eye level really like that. Would recommend this to a lot of people.
 

Dell S2716DG

Trusted Brand

Anyone who has dealt with computers anytime within the last 20 years is sure to know the name Dell. Dell computers have been around for a long time, and they have been well known for their quality systems, especially their systems geared towards the office. However, Dell isn't just limited to computers. They now make a wide range of different devices, including those geared towards gamers. This includes a range of gaming monitors, which hold the same high-quality standards that their other computer components do.

The Dell S2716DG 27" QHD LED-Lit Gaming Monitor with G-SYNC is one such model that really shows Dell's quality. This 27-inch monitor boasts a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440, high enough to please most gamers. This resolution is twice the size of standard 1080p HD video, so you are getting a lot of screen real estate to play with. The G-Sync compatibility of this monitor goes perfectly with the refresh rate of up to 144hz with a refresh rate of 1ms, which gives you extremely fast responsiveness as well as being able to keep up with even the fastest games. There won't be any noticeable blurred graphics or screen tearing when using this monitor for gaming, with performance that is sure to please even the most demanding gamers.

Review of Dell S2716DG 27" QHD LED-Lit Gaming Monitor with G-SYNC (144 Hz, 1 ms, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB 3.0)

Perfect Engineering

One of the aspects of Dell's reputation is their fame for their well-engineered system, especially when it comes to ergonomics. This gaming monitor is certainly no exception, as it has the flexibility to meet the ergonomic needs of anyone. The pivot, tilt, and height adjustment features make it easy to adjust the orientation of the monitor to anyone's liking, and the controls to do so are quite intuitive. Adding to the intuitiveness and ergonomics of this monitor are four easily accessible USB 3.0 ports, allowing you to easily attach your mouse and keyboard along with any other USB devices necessary. There are also ports for headphones and stereo, along with the HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2 ports.

Another great aspect of this monitor is that it allows for multiple inputs through the HDMI and DisplayPort ports. This allows you to connect your PC to the monitor while still also being able to connect your gaming console through the HDMI port, letting you make this monitor the center of your home entertainment system. It even works well in a multiple monitor setup, especially with multiples of the same model. The flexibility of this monitor along with its high performance gives gamers exactly what they want - a high-quality monitor perfect for all of their gaming needs.

Dell S2716DG 27" QHD LED-Lit Gaming Monitor with G-SYNC (144 Hz, 1 ms, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB 3.0) in the use

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What customers say about this product

Key Specs

2k! All my games look amazing. Worked out of the box and the drivers updated automatically.

Display

This monitor is gorgeous and my games are smooth as silk. Read that colors were bad but unless you're doing professional grade photoshop or something in that area, a novice will never have a complaint in that department.

Features

I really like the stand this monitor comes with, lots of tilt and swivel options, and you can adjust the height.

Connectivity

Also this monitor has an HDMI input that allows me to play my PS3 on the monitor.
 

Acer XB271HU

Turbocharge Your Gaming

Gamers tend to be a demanding group of people. They are quite particular about the hardware that they use, even down to the last component. Ordinary computer peripherals such as mice and keyboards, which most computer users tend to not be so concerned about, are of a high priority to gamers. The same goes for a computer monitor. Gamers want a monitor that is clear, with vivid colors, but also extremely responsive and able to accurately handle the speed of gameplay that they are accustomed to.

The Acer XB271HU 27" WQHD NVIDIA G-SYNC Monitor is just what gamers want. This 27-inch monitor features a WQHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, giving an extremely sharp picture, and the 1ms response time ensures that this monitor can accurately handle even the highest framerates without even a hint of lag or dropped frames. The extreme responsiveness also gives any gamer an edge in any action-oriented game, especially with first-person shooters. The width and shape of the monitor also ensure that gamers will be completely immersed in the gameplay, without artificial restrictions caused by the monitor or the size and shape of the display. Fully immersive and responsive gameplay is one of the best attributes of this model.

Review of Acer XB271HU 27" WQHD NVIDIA G-SYNC Monitor (144Hz, Display Port & HDMI Port)

No Compromises

This monitor excels at handling everything that a game and the hardware that it runs on can throw at it, and fortunately, there are no compromises made to reach that goal. The high quality of this monitor extends to every last detail, along with the plethora of features found. The full compatibility with G-Sync enables refresh rates of up to 144 Hz, with 165 Hz possible with overclocking. This allows for the monitor to keep up with even the fastest gaming hardware available, completely removing the monitor from being a bottleneck to gaming performance.

Plenty of other features are packed into this monitor, including the EyeProtect Flicker-less technology, which helps reduce eye strain during marathon gaming sessions. High bandwidth ports are also present in the monitor, including connections for both HDMI and DisplayPort, as well as USB 3.0 ports for handling additional USB inputs. The adjustability of this monitor is also exceptional, featuring the ability to tilt, swivel, pivot, and adjust the height, allowing for the maximum ergonomic setup for any gamer. The exceptional performance and features included in this monitor make it one of the best gaming monitors available.

Acer XB271HU 27" WQHD NVIDIA G-SYNC Monitor (144Hz, Display Port & HDMI Port) in the use

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HP OMEN 27

The Ultimate in Performance

For hardcore and professional gamers, just any computer components won't do. They need top-of-the-line hardware that pushes performance to the max, and anything less is an unsuitable substitute. Being able to squeeze out every last bit of performance from their computers can give them an edge in gaming, which is why they only settle for top-of-the-line hardware. Anything that can't give them a performance advantage over their opponents isn't worth their time or money. This even includes monitors, where those with refresh rates that can match their high-end hardware are highly sought after.

The HP OMEN 27 27" QHD NVIDIA G-SYNC Gaming Monitor is a monitor that is simply unmatched in performance. Featuring a 27-inch QHD display, this monitor sports a resolution of 2560 x 1440, giving you highly detailed images, and a low pixel latency which ensures quick response times in games. With overdrive, this monitor can give refresh rates of up to 165 Hz with a 1ms response time, which is the absolute best performance available on the market. Such great performance ensures that your opponents will never have a hardware advantage over you, letting your gaming skills influence the outcome of games.

Review of HP OMEN 27 27" QHD NVIDIA G-SYNC Gaming Monitor (165Hz, 1ms)

All That You Need

The lightning fast response time coupled with the high clarity of this display is enough to sell most hardcore and professional gamers, but there is even more to this monitor that makes it one of the best available. The included features are not lacking, as they have enough here to match any other model. This monitor includes all of the standard ports that can be expected from a high-end monitor, including HDMI and DisplayPort, which are both supported by most high-end graphics cards. Also included are HDCP and audio support, along with 2 USB 3.0 ports which will allow you to connect your mouse and keyboard, or use them for other purposes if you so desire.

Another great feature of this monitor is the ambient lighting that is built-in. This lighting casts a soft glow around the base and stand, which helps to diffuse the brightness of the monitor, helping to give your eyes a chance to rest and be at ease instead of being constantly strained. This makes this monitor an exceptional monitor for those who suffer from eye strain or other ailments that affect their vision during marathon gaming sessions. Even if you don't fall into that category, though, you will find everything here to be at the best of its class, making this an exceptional monitor for all gamers.

HP OMEN 27 27" QHD NVIDIA G-SYNC Gaming Monitor (165Hz, 1ms) in the use

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What Is a G-Sync Monitor?

Monitors have existed for just as long as computers. Ever since the first personal computers were released, monitors have been either sold alongside them or included in a bundle, with some models even integrating the entire computer into them. Today, monitors are an essential part of any computer system, giving the user the ability to see and interact with the computer.

G-Sync monitors are an improvement over the standard LCD or LED monitor. Created by NVIDIA, G-Sync monitors are meant to provide an updated visual experience that is geared towards gamers. The biggest advance in these monitors is by providing an upgraded V-Sync over the standard 60hz that is provided by most common monitors. Instead, G-Sync monitors tend to have refresh rates of up to 240hz, making the monitor extremely responsive in updating the display, and ensuring that the monitor's sync matches the framerate provided by the computer. This helps give gamers an advantage in gameplay, as a faster refresh rate ensures that the game updates faster, making it more responsive and overall immersive. G-Sync monitors also tend to include a large number of extra features that help enhance the overall gameplay experience.

If you just need a great monitor that is geared more towards productivity than gaming, take a look at our reviews of five of the best computer monitors available.

What Features to Compare

G-Sync monitors generally have the same characteristics of a standard monitor, but will have a few extra ones that may not be obvious to those not familiar with them. As these monitors are geared towards gamers, they will have many functions specific to enhancing gameplay and media playback. Outside of these specific functions, though, your needs or wants in a monitor will dictate which specific characteristics are most important to you.

Of course, before choosing any G-Sync monitor, it is important to ensure that your computer hardware supports the G-Sync technology. Specifically, your computer's video card will need to support compatibility with G-Sync. Those who have a recent NVIDIA video card will be able to benefit from the G-Sync enhancements of the monitor, while those who do not will want to upgrade their video card if they want the full benefits of the monitor. Having said that, below are some of the most important characteristics to look for to find the best G-Sync monitor.

Screen Size and Resolution

These two characteristics can often go hand in hand, and are considered to be the two most important characteristics of any type of monitor. The size of the screen will show how large the viewing area of the monitor is, and the resolution will show how detailed the image is according to the number of pixels on the screen. Regardless of which features anyone will want in a monitor, these two characteristics will almost always be the most important.

Panel Type

The type of panel will often play an important part in the characteristics of monitors. The two most common types of panels for G-Sync monitors are TN (Twisted Nematic) and IPS (In-Plane Switching). TN monitors are basically the same as standard LCD displays, and can often have many of the same shortcomings, such as shallow viewing angles and lower response time. IPS displays were built to improve on many of the shortcomings of TN displays, and will often have wider viewing angles and faster response times.

Interfaces

The ports on a monitor will definitely be important to know before purchasing, as you will want to make sure that your computer's video card can connect to the monitor. Most G-Sync monitors include both HDMI and DisplayPort interfaces, which most modern video cards include, but may also have other extra ports such as USB.

Additional Features

Many additional features tend to be included on G-Sync monitors along with the full G-Sync support. Such features as anti-glare screens, tilting and adjustable monitor stands, flicker-free technology, and many other assorted features tend to be included. Choosing the best monitor for your needs may come down to which extra features that you want.

By keeping all of these characteristics in mind, you should be able to easily choose the best G-Sync monitor to enhance your total gaming experience.

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Getting the Most From Your Gaming Setup

Having top-end hardware is always the goal of any serious gamer, whether it be just a hardcore gamer who likes winning, or a professional gamer who plays games for a living. While having the best computer equipment is a must, it is far from the only thing that can give an advantage to gamers. There are many other ways to get the best out of your gaming setup, especially when it comes to the positioning of your monitor in relation to the computer. Listed here are a few ways to help you get the best out of your gaming station, in a way that will give you the best advantage possible in whatever games you play.

Ergonomics

An often overlooked aspect of gaming is ergonomics. Having a high-end computer with a gaming mouse and keyboard can go a long way towards gaining an advantage, but any advantages they provide can be cancelled out if the ergonomics of your computer are lacking. Most people think of ergonomics as being important for office work, but really, the ergonomics of your setup can give you a much better advantage than you realize. The best ergonomics will prevent you from experiencing fatigue during long gaming sessions, which can often make the difference in your matches.

A few things must be kept in mind while you setup your computer hardware. Your keyboard and mouse should be placed on a completely flat surface that lets them rest evenly while providing little resistance to movements. The desk should be level and about the same height as the bottom of your rib cage. This should allow your forearm to be level while using the keyboard and mouse. Although many gamers prefer not to use them, using a wrist wrest for both the keyboard and mouse will go a long way in preventing arm and hand strain, and will reduce the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Monitor placement should be just below the center of your eyes while sitting straight up. Not having it level will strain your neck and back muscles, which can lead to quick fatigue during marathon gaming sessions. The monitor brightness should also be enough to clearly show detail, yet not too bright as to cause eye strain. Also, having the monitor positioned just the right distance from your eyes can also prevent eye strain, as well as allowing you to maintain a full view of the monitor without needing to turn your head.

Positioning

Maintaining good ergonomics is always the best practice when using the computer for any reason, but for gaming, there are a few other things you can do as well to ensure that you maintain maximum control over the gaming experience. One of the best ways to do this is with the placement and positioning of your keyboard and mouse. Many serious gamers opt for corded mice and keyboards, as they often prove to be more responsive to input than wireless ones. In this case, where to plug in your mouse and keyboard can be very important. Many of the gaming monitors available, along with all of the models listed here, offer USB 3.0 ports, which are perfect for plugging in your input devices. Having close inputs ensures that your mouse and keyboard won't be hampered by the cable being snagged or stretched, ensuring free movement whenever necessary.

Following this advice should give you the ability to perform at your best in any game, especially during marathon gaming sessions. And it will be easiest to do so with a great gaming monitor.

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Publish Date: 2018-09-10 12:58:14