AOC has announced the addition to its AGON premium gaming monitor family, the AOC AGON AG322QC4 that offers gaming visuals with its VESA DisplayHDR 400-compliant 3-sided frameless 31.5” VA panel, Quad HD (2560x1440px) resolution in 16:9 aspect ratio, 2000:1 static contrast ratio and 1800R curvature. The 144Hz refresh rate, 4ms GtG response time combined with Radeon FreeSync 2 support ensure a smooth gameplay experience at a competitive level.
The AG322QC4 comes with recent display technologies for lifelike visuals, VESA DisplayHDR 400 and AMD's Radeon FreeSync 2. The VESA DisplayHDR 400 specification ensures 400cd/m² peak brightness, improved black levels, higher colour gamut and more bit depth (colour depth) to display HDR visuals.
For a stutter-free and tear-free gaming experience, AMD’s Radeon FreeSync 2 technology improves upon FreeSync, still supporting a variable refresh rate (by matching the monitor’s refresh rate with the framerate of the GPU).
FreeSync 2 employs stricter constraints (e.g. mandatory Low Framerate Compensation (LFC), bigger colour space) and HDR support with lower latency than conventional HDR monitors.
The AG322QC4 with its deep black finish employs a 1800R curvature on its 31.5” VA (Vertical Alignment) panel. This curvature with a radius of 1800mm encapsulates the user, covers their peripheral vision and offers them a convincing immersion.
On a curved display, one’s eyes will have more or less the same distance to every corner of the panel with an almost perpendicular angle, which cancels out any picture distortion, contrast and colour shift caused by an oblique angle.
The AG322QC4’s VA panel boasts a QHD (2560x1440px) resolution, future-proofing gamers for many years to come. The QHD resolution provides four-times more detailed imagery than a 720p resolution, yet in most games current mid-/high-end GPU’s can easily push high framerates in QHD compared to 4K. The AG322QC4’s VA panel also provides wide viewing angles comparable to IPS panels.
The 144Hz refresh rate and 4ms GtG response time together eliminate the effects of motion blur and give gamers much better visual feedback in fast-paced, twitchy games. AOC’s Low Input Lag mode improves the responsiveness of the monitor.
In this mode, the video signal bypasses most of the video processing done by monitor’s electronics and the actions given by input devices (keyboard/mouse) translate more quickly into visuals.
AOC knows the little things gamers appreciate. AOC’s Game Mode presets offer custom settings for different genres such as FPS, Racing or RTS for faster responsiveness and clearer visuals.
Moreover, users can save their own presets as well. With the included wired remote OSD controller (QuickSwitch), users can easily jump between these presets. AOC’s Shadow Control feature allows gamers to dial-in shadow levels in the OSD, lightening the dark areas or darkening bright/washed-out areas, so they can get the upper edge no matter what.
The AOC Ergo Base allows wide ranges of height, tilt and swivel adjustments for optimum ergonomic positioning. Gamers can connect their headsets using audio out and microphone inputs, and when not in use, hang them onto the AG322QC4’s retractable headphone holder.
Practicality is also provided by the monitor’s 2 x USB 3.0 ports, the built-in cable management solution and carry-on handle for transportation. With the LED lights on the lower bezel and the back of the monitor, gamers can choose between red, green or blue lights with three intensity levels for increased customisation.
The AOC AGON AG322QC4 is expected to be available in June 2018 at an MSRP of £529.