The Best Monitors for Truck and Farming Sims


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Trucking and farming simulators have seen a renaissance period over the last few years, much to the delight of enthusiasts the world over!  The following are the absolute best monitors for truck and farming sim players of all stripes, as determined by the players themselves!

The Top-Rated Monitors for Truck and Farming Sims

Editor's PickMonitorScore
Top PickAcer Nitro XZ342CK92%
Runner UpSamsung LC49HG90DMNXZA90%
Budget PickMSI Optix MAG301CR88%
Luxury PickAlienware AW3420DW94%
Best for 4KBenQ EW3270U90%
Best for VROculus Rift S88%

Top Pick: Acer Nitro XZ342CK

Acer Nitro XZ342CK

A great all-around monitor for trucking immersion

The Acer Nitro XZ342CK is a perfect fit for truck and farming sim players as it checks every box needed to ensure a great simulation experience.  The 35” curved ultrawide monitor supports HDR at 1440p and 144hz, which actually means it will excel with any sort of gaming you can throw it!

What really puts this monitor over the top is it’s value proposition – most monitors with these features cost a pretty penny more.  

If you know you need a great monitor for truck or farm sims, you would probably do well to stop reading here and pick up one of these beauties!

Runner-Up: Samsung LC49HG90DMNXZA

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Samsung LC49HG90DMNXZA

The king of immersion

The Samsung LC49HG90DMNXZA takes ultrawide to the next level: super ultrawide!  This massive 49 inch FHD monitor is literally double the width of standard 1080p, ensuring your entire field of vision is lulled into a sense of driving a big rig or tractor from the moment you power-up until you somehow manage to pry yourself away from this glorious screen!

While this beast of a screen will set you back more than a few bucks, it’s widely considered to be the master of immersive sim monitors and is therefore absolutely worth your consideration!

Budget Pick: MSI Optix MAG301CR

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MSI Optix MAG301CR

Immersion on a budget

If you want to get lost in sims without losing too much of your hard-earned cash, look no further than the MSI Optix MAG301CR!  This 30” WFHD monitor comes with all of the features gamers have come to expect from their monitors such as a blistering 200Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and HDR support.

Don’t think of this monitor as a downgrade – think of it as a downsize!  Those who play at a desk or with a laptop would be silly to skip out on this one!

Luxury Pick: Alienware AW3420DW

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Alienware AW3420DW

An artistic display

The Alienware AW3420DW does, of course, check all boxes and exceed all expectations in terms of providing an deeply engrossing sim experience.  It does, of course, wow all who gaze upon its breathtaking display.  These are foregone conclusions with Alienware.

What may not be expected is the elegant casing and stand.  The lighting and cable management systems are second to none and take your immersion to an entirely new level.  

If you have a big budget and won’t settle for anything less than the best – you’ve found it!

Best for 4K: BenQ EW3270U

BenQ EW3270U

For those who insist on the highest level of detail

The BenQ EW3270U is ideal for those who like to dive headfirst into the open road (or field)!  Measuring in at 31.5”, this 4K monitor sports HDR support in addition to features specifically designed to alleviate the eyestrain associated with long-term sim gaming!

If you want a great UHD screen that you can stare at all day long, you’ve found it!  Do make sure to take regular breaks though!

Best for VR: Oculus Rift S

Oculus Rift S

For next-level immersion

Anyone who has experienced modern VR hardware will tell you that it sets a new standard for immersion, and Oculus Rift S is a perfect balance of power and value for truck simmers! (Unfortunately, few farming sim titles offer support for VR.)

While it isn’t the most powerful of the current crop of VR headsets, it does boast respectable specs that will keep it in the conversation for years to come.  

Perhaps most importantly, it doesn’t come with all of the bells and whistles associated with the high-end headsets – which is good because truck sims don’t have any use for all of this additional hardware.

If you’re ready to jump all the way into your truck sim, this is the way to go!

What to Look for in a Monitor for Truck or Farming Sims

Sims have, and will always be all about immersion!  When shopping for a display upon which to live out your trucking or farming fantasies, keep the following in mind to ensure you get the best monitor for your unique needs!

Size/Form

The general consensus amongst truck and farming sim connoisseurs is that wider is better!  It’s recommended that you aim for an ultrawide monitor.  Super ultrawides are even more awesome for simulator, but they will really push your gaming space and hardware to their very limits – if your setup can support SU, it’s hard to recommend against it!

GPU/Resolution/Frames

Many simmers are running on low-end or integrated GPUs and there’s nothing wrong with that!  Just ensure that you aren’t buying a high-end monitor that you can’t take full advantage of!  For most sims, 1080p/60Hz will be sufficient.  It doesn’t hurt to aim higher if your hardware will run it, though!

Versatility

What else will you be using this monitor for?  If you also use it for work, you may want to splurge a bit and get something with extra amenities – especially if you do any sort of editing and content creation!  Alternatively, if your rig is a dedicated truck sim box, you may be best served to go for a VR headset!

Thomas Bush

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