Gamescom 2018: Four New Gaming Displays from AOC

At this week’s Gamescom conference, AOC announced two new affordable 2560 x 1440 (QHD) curved LCD monitors in their new AGON 3 lineup, in both FreeSync 2 and G-SYNC flavours.

First up, theΒ AG273QCX is a 144hz 27-inch VA panel with FreeSync 2, HDR, and is specced at 4ms GtG with 1ms MPRT via a strobed backlight. It reaches 90% of DCI P3 gamut and 400 nits of peak brightness.

FreeSync 2 enables games to apply tone mapping only once to the panel’s native specs instead of applying it inside the panel a second time, however is an AMD-only feature.

Second is the G-SYNC variant, theΒ AG273QCG, which offers a TN panel and a slightly higher max refresh rate of 165hz, with 1ms GtG and 400 nits peak white, with otherwise similar specs to the FreeSync 2 model.

Common features include AOC Game Color to dial in saturation and shadow detail,Β AOC Dial Point Β which offers an FPS-shooter style cursor, as well as a Flicker-Free back light and a Blue Light mode for reduced eye strain and ergonomics.

These monitors will be available in November and December 2018, for the G-SYNC and FreeSync 2 models, respectively.