Over the years, AOC has become a solid brand of gaming monitors, providing high value for your money.
Now, they are hoping to continue that reputation with the new AGON III series of monitors, and we are here to bring you all the juicy details.
AOC AG273QCX Monitor
The AG273QCX is a curved, 27″ QHD (2560 x 1440) monitor featuring a 144Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time. With full FreeSync 2 HDR support, it more than meets VESA’s DisplayHDR 400 standards. Basically, it is a high-resolution curved screen with a high refresh rate.
It’s worth noting that the AG273QCX is based on a VA panel, much like Samsung’s C27HG70 monitor. While the VA panel doesn’t support the same high refresh rates and low response times as the TN (Twisted Nematic) panels it does have better image quality.
AMD’s Freesync 2 HDR technology will prevent screen-tearing. Screen-tearing occurs where a screen shows information from multiple frames simultaneously, so the display might seem unaligned. Freesync 2 also features Low Frame Rate Compensation which keeps the display smooth even your PC is having troubles to keep the frame rate high.
AOC AG273QCG Monitor
The AG273QCG is another 27″ QHD monitor, but this one supports Nvidia G-SYNC technology, and it can reach a staggering refresh rate of 165Hz.
This monitor is based on a TN panel which means it can reach higher refresh rates and low response times, but this comes at the cost of lower image quality compared to SVA panel monitors like the AOC AG273QCX.
Sadly, there is no support for HDR on AOC’s Nvidia G-SYNC product line at the moment, though it is expected to come next year. Nevertheless, the AG273QCG is a solid gaming monitor that can give other award-winning gaming monitors, like the Asus ROG PG279Q, a run for their money.
Both screens feature AOC Flicker-free and Lowblue light technologies. The AOC Flicker-free technology utilities a direct current for the backlight panel, eliminating the flickering effect that can appear when using an alternating current. The Lowblue light technology protects you from harmful blue light which, during long sessions, has been shown to cause eye strain, headaches, and sleeping disorders.
The two screens also benefit from a slick and minimal frame design which won the Red Dot Design Award. The stand only takes a small amount of space on your desk, and you can easily adjust the height and swivel using a quick-release mechanism. You can even hang your headset on the side of the monitor thanks to a small, folding hook.
The AOC AG273QCG G-SYNC model includes a ring of colorful LED lights in the back that can be customized for a cool effect.
While both AGON 3 monitors look pretty awesome, I would personally go with the AG273QCG monitor as it supports Nvidia’s G-SYNC and higher refresh rate. I also really it’s design and the LED ring in the back.
If you don’t own a Nvidia GPU or care more about image quality then response time or refresh rates, you should go with the AG273QCX.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.