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AOC announces two new monitors in Agon 3 series with 0.5 ms response time

Design of the Agon 3 series. (Source: AOC)
Design of the Agon 3 series. (Source: AOC)
AOC is bringing a G-Sync monitor and a FreeSync 2 monitor to their Agon 3 series which both feature curved panels, high refresh rate up to 165 Hz, and response times as low as 0.5 ms. These 27-inch 1440p monitors are expected in Q2 2018.

AOC has announced two new gaming focused monitors in their Agon 3 series, featuring response times as low as 0.5 ms. For context, most TN panels are closer to 5 ms, and many notebook IPS panels are between 30 to 60 ms. This rapid response time is paired with high refresh rates and sync technology to reduce screen tearing, making for two attractive gaming options.

Both monitors are 27-inch, have 2560x1440 resolutions, 0.5ms response times, and are curved. There are some differences though; one monitor supports FreeSync 2, 144 Hz refresh rate, and has HDR to help improve the color reproduction of the TN panel. The second supports G-Sync, a faster 165 Hz refresh rate, and has a more color accurate VA panel but lacks HDR.

Expected European release dates and prices are April 2018 for the FreeSync monitor at 600 Euro (US$715), and May 2018 at 700 Euro (US$835) for the G-Sync monitor. We would expect a similar release time in the rest of the world.

AG273QCXAG273QCG
Display27" curved TN at 144 Hz27" curved VA at 165 Hz
Resolution2560 x 14402560 x 1440
SyncFreeSync 2 with HDRG-Sync
Special Features

0.5 ms response time
Curved screen
Wide color gamut
HDR

0.5 ms response time
Curved screen
Wide color gamut
EU LaunchApril 2018May 2018
MSRP600 Euro (US$715)700 Euro (US$835)

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Craig Ward, 2017-08-26 (Update: 2017-08-28)
Craig Ward
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I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.