AOC Q27G3XMN: New Mini LED gaming monitor lands with 180 Hz refresh rate and 1,000 nits peak brightness
AOC has announced the Q27G3XMN in China, a 27-inch gaming monitor reliant on a VA panel. Additionally, AOC has integrated 336 local dimming zones, which ensure high peak brightness when viewing SDR or HDR content. Accordingly, the gaming monitor is VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified and should reach 450 nits with SDR content and 700 nits with HDR content.
Please note that while VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification means a monitor can output at 1,000 nits, the AOC Q27G3XMN can only do so across 10% of its panel at any one time. Moreover, the Q27G3XMN outputs at 2,560 x 1,440 pixels has 1 ms response times (GtG) and a 144 Hz native refresh rate. The monitor is capable of reaching 180 Hz too, but only when connected via DisplayPort (DP1.4). Unfortunately, the monitor's HDMI 2.0 ports restrict it to 144 Hz gaming over HDMI.
Elsewhere, the monitor delivers 96% DCI-P3 colour space coverage and supports AMD FreeSync Premium to minimise image tearing when gaming. Currently, AOC has not commented on whether it intends to offer the Q27G3XMN globally. However, the monitor's global release may be around the corner, if the AGON Pro AG276QZD is anything to go by. AOC has not disclosed pricing yet in China, but the inclusion of Mini LED backlights implies that the monitor will be on the more expensive side.