AOC Reveals Agon AG273QX: A 27-Inch 165 Hz FreeSync 2 Monitorby Anton Shilov on October 22, 2019 12:32 PM EST
AOC has introduced its new Agon-series 27-inch gaming display featuring a variable refresh rate of up to 165 Hz enabled by AMD’s FreeSync 2 technology. Like all Agon monitors, the AG273QX is aimed at demanding gamers and supports a multitude of features for the target audience, including special gaming modes, RGB lighting on the back, as well as G-Menu software for adjustments.
The AOG Agon AG273QX display uses an 8-bit 27-inch VA panel featuring a 2560×1440 resolution, 400 nits peak brightness, a 3000:1 static contrast ratio, a maximum refresh rate of 165Hz, a 1 ms MPRT response time, and 178°/178° viewing angles. Being an AMD FreeSync 2-certified monitor, the AG273QX fully supports a variable refresh rate (presumably with a 48 Hz to 165 Hz), direct-to-display tonemapping, low framerate compensation (LFC) mode, and can hit 90% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. The LCD also meets DisplayHDR 400 requirements with an HDR brightness of 400 nits and supports at least HDR10 transport. Unfortunately, AOC does not disclose how many backlighting zones its new monitor has.
When it comes to connectivity, the Agon AG273QX has a D-Sub, two DisplayPort 1.2, one miniDisplayPort, and two HDMI 2.0 connector. In addition, it has a quad-port USB 3.0 hub, and a headphone output, which is common for gaming displays these days. As an added bonus, the monitor has two 5 W speakers.
Since the product is designed primarily for gamers, the Agon AG273QX not only features a stand that can adjust height, tilt, swivel, and even pivot, but also a handle for easy carrying. Meanwhile, it also supports three pre-configured game modes (FPS, RTS, Racing) as well as three customizable game modes. Last but not least, it also comes with G-Menu software to make adjustments without using the OSD buttons.
AOC will start sales of its Agon AG273QX in November. In the UK the product will cost £439, so expect its MSRP in the US to be around $499.
|The AOC Agon AG273QX|
|Native Resolution||2560 × 1440|
|Maximum Refresh Rate||165 Hz|
|Response Time||1 ms MPRT|
|Brightness||400 cd/m² (peak)|
|Viewing Angles||178°/178° horizontal/vertical|
|Color Gamut||122% sRGB/BT.709
|Dynamic Refresh Rate Tech||AMD FreeSync 2|
|Pixel Pitch||0.2331 mm²|
|Pixel Density||108 PPI|
|Inputs||2 × DisplayPort 1.2
1 × Mini DisplayPort 1.2
1 × D-Sub
2 × HDMI 2.0
|Audio||3.5 mm input and output|
|USB Hub||4 × USB 3.0 Type-A connectors
2 × USB 3.0 Type-B input
Swivel: -3-/30 °
Tilt: 3.5/21.5 °
US: ~$499 (not confirmed)
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p1esk - Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - linkWow, thanks for that! This is what I want to see on AT! I’m now seriously considering getting one of these...
jakky567 - Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - linkThis monitor won't support HDR past 120 hz.
BLu3HaZe - Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - linkIt's DisplayHDR400, shouldn't expect any decent HDR from this. But it will support 165 Hz with 4:2:2 subsampling, DP 1.2 can do 200 while HDMI 2.0 can do 175 at 10 bit colour.
BLu3HaZe - Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - linkIsn't this a slightly overclocked flat panel version of the AG273QCX which has been available for sometime now, even at $280 for a couple of weeks?
peevee - Thursday, October 24, 2019 - linkTime for AOC to change the brand, at least in the US now it means "a very stupid big-mouthed bartendter".
dstutz - Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - linkWhat a totally relevant, definitely not at all idiotic comment. Thank you for your meaningful contribution to this community.