AOC announces two new monitors in Agon 3 series with 0.5 ms response time
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.
|Display||27" curved TN at 144 Hz||27" curved VA at 165 Hz|
|Resolution||2560 x 1440||2560 x 1440|
|Sync||FreeSync 2 with HDR||G-Sync|
0.5 ms response time
|0.5 ms response time|
Wide color gamut
|EU Launch||April 2018||May 2018|
|MSRP||600 Euro (US$715)||700 Euro (US$835)|