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HyperX Armada 25 FHD Gaming Monitor Review

HyperX Armada 25 FHD Gaming Monitor: A Complete Review

Daniel Russo
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Building a perfect PC gaming rig is a right of passage for those that love to game, and today, it’s more popular than ever. Every component needs to be perfectly dialed in to make the gaming experience epic, and one of the most important pieces of the equation is a gaming-ready monitor.
To the casual gamer, all monitors may appear to be the same, but this is simply not the case. Gaming monitors, like those from HyperX, offer an enhanced level of visual clarity via high-resolution display panels, fast refresh rates that keep up with the action, and a wide variety of viewing angles that allow users to comfortably set up their monitor.
Since 2002, HyperX has been focused on gamers. Initially owned by Kingston, HyperX originally focused on high-speed memory modules that gamers needed to build the perfect gaming rig. Eventually, they launched other accessories such as gaming headsets, mice and mouse pads, chairs, and monitors. Bottom line: HyperX products are built for gamers.
The HyperX Armada 25 FHD Gaming Monitor is the perfect companion to any legit gaming rig thanks to an ultra-fast refresh rate and response time, a beautiful 24.5-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS panel, and NVIDIA® G-SYNC compatibility. What truly takes this monitor over the top is that the HyperX Armada 25 also comes with a beefy desk mount and sturdy ergonomic arm, right in the box.
Let’s dig in some more on why this monitor has the right stuff.

A monitor designed for gamers

Anyone who’s built a gaming PC knows that specs matter and the HyperX Armada 25 definitely has specs to back up its claim as a legit gaming monitor.
It all starts with a beautiful, FHD (full high-definition, 1920 x 1080) IPS display panel. While there are a wide variety of monitor panel types on the market, the experts at HyperX have chosen to equip the Armada 25 with an IPS panel (in-plane switching) for a variety of reasons.
First off, IPS panels are the industry standard for color accuracy and consistency. This means your games will look absolutely stunning, along with anything else you do on your PC, such as photo or video editing. IPS panels also offer the widest viewing angles of any monitor, meaning you can set your monitor just where you want and never miss any of the action. How wide is the viewing angle on the Armada 25? How about an ultra-wide, 178-degree viewing angle.
Refresh rate represents the number of times an image is refreshed on a screen per second, the higher the refresh rate, the smoother the motion will appear to be. For gamers, a rapid-fire refresh rate is essential during online battles where a pixel out of place or a moment of lag time can be the differentiating factor between victory and defeat. To help gamers keep their edge, the Armada 25 comes with a screaming 240 Hz refresh rate that makes everything from first-person shooters to racing sims smooth and beautiful.
Refresh rate works with monitor response time to deliver a brilliant experience. Response time is the amount of time it takes a monitor panel to switch between colors. In addition to the fast refresh rate, the Armada 25 also offers a lightning-fast 1-millisecond response time for a beautiful, seamless experience when pushing the monitor on today’s latest gaming rigs. The Armada 25 also brings brightness with a 400-nit rating that works well even in bright, daytime settings.
Traditionally, TN (twisted nematic) displays have been favored for gaming over IPS panels due to their faster native refresh rates, but in recent years, IPS panels like the Armada 25 have made huge gains to keep up. Bolstering these advances, the Armada 25 works with the latest version of NVIDIA’s revolutionary G-SYNC. By synchronizing display refresh rates to the GPU in a GeForce GTX-powered PC, G-SYNC helps minimize screen tearing and input lag for an incredibly smooth and seamless gameplay experience. This means you get all the benefits of an IPS panel with none of the downsides. Game on.

A gaming monitor ready for your rig

HyperX Armada Gaming setup
In addition to the outrageous specs, the HyperX Armada 25 has a few more tricks up its sleeve that make it the right choice for your new gaming rig.
Those who game know the advantages of multiple monitor set-ups and the Arama 25 makes this incredibly easy due to a super-thin bezel that minimizes dead space between monitors. In addition to the sturdy, yet thin construction of the monitor, the Armada also offers easy HDMI connections. But the real party trick is an ergonomic arm and a sturdy desk mount right in the box. No more fighting for space on your desk, or playing games with a monitor that’s perched on an old shoe box, no, this is a legit solution.
Anyone who’s ever searched for compatible monitor mounts knows what a pain it can be, but HyperX has you covered when you purchase an Armada 25. The desk mount clamps onto any desk or table, and the ergonomic arm easily clips right into the back of the monitor and allows you to easily position the display for optimal viewing angles. Speaking of getting the view just right, the mount included with the Armada 25 swivels up to 180 degrees. This makes positioning your monitors easy, even if you run a three or four-monitor setup. An additional mounting arm to add extra length and a VESA backplate are also included in the box.
Right out of the box, the HyperX Armada 25 is ready to fit into your build with ease. Two HDMI ports and a DisplayPort 1.4 make hooking up to the Armada a snap from a variety of machines. Easily hook up everything from gaming PCs like the beastly HP OMEN or Victus Series to handheld peripherals like the Sony PS5 or Nintendo Switch. Don’t forget to complete your build with a tactile, yet beautiful HyperX Alloy Origins keyboard or mountable ProCast USB Microphone.

The best gaming monitor experience

hyperx armada 25 gaming monitors dual setup
HyperX has built a monitor that caters to not only gaming but building the perfect gaming set-up.
It blends the performance of a TN monitor while offering the unbridled clarity of an IPS panel. From a 240 Hz refresh rate that makes even the most demanding FPS games look smooth to an ultra-fast 1-millisecond response time and the power of NVIDIA G-SYNC, gaming performance is unparalleled on the HyperX Armada 25. Ah, but great gaming performance wasn’t enough and HyperX takes it one step further on the Armada 25.
On top of the outrageous performance, the included desk mount and multi-position arm mean freeing up desk space and creating stunning, multi-monitor set-ups are incredibly easy, especially with thin bezels that minimize dead space between monitors.
If you want a gaming-focused monitor that packs tons of value and performance into a sleep package, the HyperX Armada 25 has you covered.

About the Author

Daniel Russo is a contributing writer for HP Tech Takes. He’s a lifetime technology enthusiast and avid traveler who travels the country with his wife and three terriers.

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