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AOC Unveils Curved AGON 3 G-Sync and FreeSync 2 HDR Gaming Monitors

Meet AOC's G-Sync AGON 3 AG273QCG and FreeSync 2 HDR AGON 3 AG273QCX!

AOC Unveils Curved AGON 3 G-Sync and FreeSync 2 HDR Gaming Monitors

AOC Unveils Curved AGON 3 G-Sync and FreeSync 2 HDR Gaming Monitors

Today, AOC has revealed two new AGON 3 series displays, which both aim to deliver high framerate HDR gaming experiences with Quad HD 1440p resolutions. 

What spits these monitors is their chosen VRR standard, with the AG273QCG supporting G-Sync while the AG273QCX supports AMD's FreeSync 2 HDR standard. Both of these displays will use a 27-inch curved 1440p displays and offer support for AGON Game Light FX on the rear of the monitor, while also offering AOC Flicker-Free Technology and HDR capabilities. 

AOC's AGON 3 AG273QCG will support a high refresh rate of 165Hz and offers "advanced HDR" capabilities according to the company's press release, though sadly the press release that we received and the monitor's official webpage offer contrasting specifications. On the press release we received, the AGON 3 AG273QCG uses a VA panel, but the monitor's official webpage (link) states that the monitor uses a TN panel. This ambiguity leaves us uncertain which set of specifications is correct. 

The AOC AGON 3 AG273QCX is the AMD FreeSync 2 HDR alternative to the G-Sync AGON 3 AG273QCG, offering a DisplayHDR 400 certified 27-inch 144Hz VA panel, with the display offering the same 1800R curvature as its G-Sync counterpart while also utilising a unique stand design. The images below show the FreeSync 2 HDR AGON 3 AG273QCX and the monitor on the right is the G-Sync AGON 3 AG273QCG. 

Both displays offer user dual 2W speakers and ship with integrated headphone stands on each side of the monitor. Both models also ship with an integrated 4x USB 3.1 (Gen 1) hub, but both monitors will ship with differing Display input options. 

The FreeSync 2 HDR AGON 3 AG273QCX will offer the more versatile set of input options, with VGA, 2x HDMI 2.0 and 2x DisplayPort 1.2 connections. The G-Sync AGON 3 AG273QCG ships with a more limited selection on inputs, supporting single HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2 connectivity options. 

  

AOC Unveils Curved AGON 3 G-Sync and FreeSync 2 HDR Gaming Monitors  


While both of these monitors a similar in terms of aesthetic and feature set, both displays feature considerable differences in pricing, with the G-Sync AGON 3 AG273QCG shipping for $650 in the US while the  FreeSync 2 HDR AGON 3 AG273QCX ships for $500. This makes the FreeSync 2 HDR version of this monitor $150 cheaper. 

You can join the discussion on AOC's G-Sync AGON 3 AG273QCG and FreeSync 2 HDR AGON 3 AG273QCX Gaming Displays on the OC3D Forums

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22-01-2019, 18:36:42

NeverBackDown
Disappointing it's only 400 nits for the Freesync version. Definitely not nearly enough to show much if any difference. I personally feel like 600nits is the minimum for HDR.Quote

22-01-2019, 19:34:57

Excalabur50
TBH HDR 400 shouldn't be a thing as it's barely even good enough and even still most monitors don't even meet the standard anyway when they're tested, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's really just standardQuote

22-01-2019, 20:02:04

NeverBackDown
It's only use is to be able to have a wide color range and the ability to display 10 bit color. However since 400 nits is not bright enough it often ends up making the final images darker as the TV struggles to display the correct amount of contrast needed to differentiate colors. At least from my experience with 400 nit and lower displays. But I guess at least for SDR content the wide color range on modern displays is still noticeably better than older displays.Quote

22-01-2019, 21:13:16

Excalabur50
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
It's only use is to be able to have a wide color range and the ability to display 10 bit color. However since 400 nits is not bright enough it often ends up making the final images darker as the TV struggles to display the correct amount of contrast needed to differentiate colors. At least from my experience with 400 nit and lower displays. But I guess at least for SDR content the wide color range on modern displays is still noticeably better than older displays.
Yes very true, also with these being curved displays the backlight uniformity is also going to be an issueQuote

23-01-2019, 03:11:07

Peace
So as the FreeSync one will most likely fall under the GSync Compatible category, it should still work just fine while being cheaper and having more versatile inputs...
Why would anyone buy the GSync then? For the red stand??Quote
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