High performance gaming monitors unveiled at gamescom 2018

23rd August 2018
Alex Lynn

Display specialist AOC will present brand new additions to their gaming monitor line-up AGON at this year’s gamescom held at the Cologne Exhibition Centre in Germany. The new AGON 3 Series monitors with their sleek, award-winning design will debut with two curved 27”, QHD monitors.

The AG273QCX with FreeSync two HDR and PC-VESA DisplayHDR 400 support, 1ms MPRT, 144Hz refresh rate and the AG273QCG with G-SYNC support, 1ms GtG and 165Hz refresh rate. Journalists can have a first experience with these models in the Business area, Hall 2.2, Stand B069/A060.

AOC’s AGON line-up has been much appreciated by pro-gamers and esports players in many tournaments ever since their debut in 2016. Now, AOC’s AGON 3 Series speak a new design language: an aggressive curvature of 1800R combined with the three-sides-frameless design immerses and veritably draws gamers in.

Designed with LAN-parties and large gaming conventions in mind, the AGON 3 Series comes with one click-mechanism for extra easy assembly and with a carrying handle built in to the stand. The redesigned, angular V-shaped stand takes up less desk space and offers full ergonomic adjustments in height and swivel. Highly customisable ring shaped RGB lights (AGON Game Lights), a new, redesigned controller (AGON Game Pad) for on-the-fly access to various features, and the beloved headset-holder now on both sides to offer more flexibility complete the new design approach to the AGON 3 Series. The AG273QCG was honoured with the Red Dot Design Award 2018.

Spec-wise, the Freesync two HDR model, the 27” AG273QCX is equipped with a curved VA panel in native QHD (2560x1440) resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, 4ms GtG/1ms MPRT and wide colour gamut of 90% DCI-P3 coverage. Supporting the PC-VESA DisplayHDR 400 standard, the AG273QCX offers 400cd/m² maximum brightness and brings high dynamic range content for realistic and immersive gaming.

Thanks to the AMD Radeon Freesync two HDR technology, image content can be mapped directly to the monitor’s native colour gamut and luminance range to preserve HDR image quality, while avoiding inefficient tone mapping and preserving the low latency. 

The AG273QCG is equipped with a curved 27” TN panel in native QHD (2560x1440) resolution, an even higher 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms GtG response time, 400cd/m² brightness and NVIDIA G-SYNC support.

AOC also offers many improvements that gamers so far could only achieve by using additional software: AOC’s Dial Point will place an aiming indicator, so gamers can always have a crosshair, even in FPS games that consciously avoid or enlarge them, and thus can precisely aim where they need to whenever required. Gamers can also place a Frame Per Second counter on one of the four edges without the need of GPU software or additional console commands.

Thanks to AOC Game Colour, users can increase/decrease the saturation of the image depending on their preferences for better grey level and picture detail without the need of re-shaders or vibrancy enhancement settings in GPU software. These can be changed very easily on the fly with the redesigned QuickSwitch controller. Both monitors also come with eye-protection and comfort features, Flicker-Free technology and Low Blue Light mode.

The AOC AGON AG273QCG (G-SYNC) is expected to be available in Europe starting from November 2018, and the AOC AGON AG273QCX (Freesync two HDR) from December 2018.

Visitors can experience the entire AGON range in the Entertainment area in Hall 10.1 Stand E041. Each day, AOC will put on a varied program at their booth for the gamescom visitors, including an appearance of CS:GO players from the G2 ESPORTS team, sponsored by AOC Gaming.

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