Tuesday, May 23rd 2017

AOC Introduces the AGON AG251FG - 24.5", 1080p 240 Hz or 1440p 144 Hz, TN, G-SYNC

Update: It would seem reservations regarding the monitor's conservative resolution were right in the money. New details have come to light in that this monitor from AOC apparently supports two display modes: a 1440p, 144 Hz presentation, favoring resolution and graphics quality, or the aforementioned 1080p 240 Hz. This is interesting, offering a solution for gamers who play both competitive shooters and eye-candy-filled games, opting for blazing fast refresh rates or a higher resolution. It remains to be seen whether graphics quality takes a bigger hit than is solely limited to the decreased resolution: using a monitor ona non-native resolution decreases graphical quality, sometimes noticeably so. Still, this is a flexible solution, and I wouldn't be surprised to see users choosing this solution exactly because of the two different modes of operation.

AOC has added a new monitor to its line-up, which seems to be especially geared towards competitive gamers in twitch-shooters. Its astonishing 240 Hz refresh rate, 1 ms response time, and G-SYNC support are its greatest selling points, I would wager, though I bid you good luck in running most modern games at such frame-rates. To achieve this kind of screen refresh rates, AOC had to compromise in other areas, though: the AG251FG's 1080p resolution seems somewhat limited, as does the usage of a TN panel.

Connectivity-wise, we're looking at the usual 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort, 4x USB 3.0, Audio out and microphone in/out. The AGON AG251FG also features NVIDIA's ULMB mode and AOC's Flicker Free and Low Blue Light technologies. It features AOC's Ergo Dial Base, which allows for tilt, swivel and height adjustments, and also includes a retractable headset holder and a carrying handle for your LAN parties craze. The AOC AGON AG251FG is expected to be available in August 2017, for a bold £519 MSRP (around $673). This seems a tad excessive for a 1080p TN screen, wouldn't you agree? Or do you find the G-SYNC and ludicrous 240 Hz justify such a price-tag?Source: ETeknix
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8 Comments on AOC Introduces the AGON AG251FG - 24.5", 1080p 240 Hz or 1440p 144 Hz, TN, G-SYNC

#1
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
240Hz?.... Great if you really want to stay at 1080p with your 1080Ti! :p
I'm satisfied with my 165Hz G-Sync.....:)
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ZoneDymo
240 surely would be about the last point right? I mean after that it REALLY becomes unnoticable.

4k 240hz and a single gpu that can run it pls, come on, its 2017.
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#3
Nabarun
Raevenlord said:

seems to be especially geared towards competitive gamers in twitch-shooters.
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I bid you good luck in running most modern games at such frame-rates. ...1080p resolution seems somewhat limited, as does the usage of a TN panel.

...do you find the G-SYNC and ludicrous 240 Hz justify such a price-tag?
That's a lot of contradiction dude. The "competitive games" are not Far Cry Primal, Mafiaa, or GR wildlands. And most such gamers find little joy in 4k ultra details. 1080p and TN is what makes it easier (and probably cheaper) to implement the "speed" aspect of the monitor.

And Gsync is pricey anyway. But people also have 3-way Titans. It's probably aimed at them. Nah, I don't justify or like the price, but who cares?
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#4
diatribe
That's just too much for a monitor without IPS or a resolution of 1440 or higher.
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#5
WhateverAnotherFreakingID
diatribe said:
That's just too much for a monitor without IPS or a resolution of 1440 or higher.
Well talking about IPS, and supposing these have wide gamut (like they should have for this is the main reason to go IPS instead of TN) nVidia GeForce drivers still cannot read the fucking EDID of these monitors, it would take Quadro drivers, but that part is cut away from GeForce grade drivers due to marketing reasons. This is what I've sadly discovered upgrading from my old radeon HD5850 to a GTX1080. AMD drivers on the contrary, even the ones for the gaming version of their cards have an option to read the EDID, so if you have a wide gamut display you won't burn your eyes out due to the over-saturated colours resulting in trying to map AdobeRGB colour space onto a sRGB one.

And yet I don't get why nVidia still hasn't updated its gaming drivers to accommodate the latest trends of using IPS gaming displays as well as TN.
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#6
Prima.Vera
Yeah because there is such a huge visible difference between 120Hz and 240Hz :) :) :) to justify the price tag.
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#7
ZoneDymo
Prima.Vera said:
Yeah because there is such a huge visible difference between 120Hz and 240Hz :) :) :) to justify the price tag.
Well F1 teams spend millions to go 0.01 of a second faster around the track, a huge visible difference maybe not, but a difference non the less and for professional gamers its interesting to get it better.

Like said in a previous comment, this is not for everyone, not every product is made for every customer.
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#8
Manu_PT
Only someone that didn´t try 240hz can say there is almost no difference compared to 120hz/144hz. The difference is there, and try to play for 30 minutes and then go back to 144hz and you will see. We talking about almost half frame time and huge improvements on the motion. Wether or not that´s important for you, it´s another story. But stop pretending no one cares about this kind of panel just because it doesn´t meet the experience you want.

We all different. I also don´t care about 4k IPS monitors or about running Witcher 3 Maxed out and I´m sure some guys do and pay 700 bucks for a GTX1080ti just for that. Must respect everyone preferences. Just don´t come and say 240hz is useless because it isn´t. "Human eye can only see 30fps" "No one will need 120hz because 60hz is smooth enough" "No one needs more than 4 threads"
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