Tuesday, December 19th 2017

AOC Announces the G2590VXQ 25" Budget Display: 75 Hz FreeSync, 1ms, TN, 1080p

AOC has introduced a budget monitor to its lineup, which looks slightly outdated when compared to the company's flagship monitors. The G2590VXQ is a 25" display that's being marketed towards a budget-aware audience, who still wants to have some of gaming's recent technologies at their side. The 25" panel features a TN panel with the type's blazing fast 1 ms response times, and a 1080p resolution, the latter of which should allow for multiple graphics cards options for the monitors' prospective buyers. However, AOC is thinking that most budget users that care about gaming will pick up an AMD Radeon graphics card, it seems, due to the inclusion of FreeSync in the spec list of the G2590VXQ - though knowing that FreeSync implementation is free, contrary to G-Sync, might also have something to do with it.

FreeSync range should cover the 35 Hz - 75 Hz spectrum, and the monitor itself isn't too bad aestheticwise, with its 3-side frameless design and simple, yet attractive stand. That gaudy red line under the monitor likely will lead users to a "love it or hate it" scenario, but considering the target market, red is all the rage. The monitor is priced relatively high (notice the relatively there), at £159 (roughly $212). For these features, I'd prefer to see a $130 price-tag.
Source: Overclock 3D
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9 Comments on AOC Announces the G2590VXQ 25" Budget Display: 75 Hz FreeSync, 1ms, TN, 1080p

#1
Gmr_Chick
Looks like a good little monitor. If they make a 27 inch version, I'd totally buy it.
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silentbogo
Looks like a good replacement for my office monitor, as soon as I get rid of my 22" LG =)
That bezel... Love it.
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#3
Apocalypsee
This coupled with RX 460/560 is a good 1080p setup. I know because Im using one right now. 35-75Hz range should be LFC capable.
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Vayra86
This is what a high refresh rate/fast TN should cost - the price of a normal refresh, cheap IPS. Even though only 75hz, but its doubtful this range of buyers will have a GPU for 144hz.

Anything more expensive = you've been had.
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Prima.Vera
$212 for a monitor definitely is not a budget one.
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EntropyZ
Gmr_Chick
Looks like a good little monitor. If they make a 27 inch version, I'd totally buy it.
Believe me when I say you don't want a 1080p monitor at 27" (at least from AOC) I have one with Freesync and the pixels really pop out even if I am like half-blind. Also you can't overclock it because the monitor's firmware/scaler won't let you.

Keep 1080p at 24/25". And 27" for 1440p.
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Vayra86
EntropyZ
Believe me when I say you don't want a 1080p monitor at 27" (at least from AOC) I have one with Freesync and the pixels really pop out even if I am like half-blind. Also you can't overclock it because the monitor's firmware/scaler won't let you.

Keep 1080p at 24/25". And 27" for 1440p.
This. Stick to 100-110 PPI or else you're counting pixels. If it won't annoy you today it will tomorrow. 1080p/27 drops below that - for that size, 1440p or bust.
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EntropyZ
Prima.Vera
$212 for a monitor definitely is not a budget one.
I payed about 185 euros on sale for my AOC monitor, it is serving me well but there is a lot to be desired from it. Like 1440p resolution, ability to overclock it past 75hz. Those monitors cost almost double though.

Freesync helps but you're locked to Radeon to use it. I got a GTX 1060 6GB because I couldn't wait for the prices to go down on RX 570/580, plus most DX11 titles have better frametimes on the green team.

I've seen it only work a few times on an unlocked RX 460, but it couldn't keep a consistant frame-rate and dipped below the range all the time on more demanding games. But it's cool when it works. Nvidia's sync solutions do not impress me and G-sync doesn't count because of the price.

The 75-48hz range is it? It's really narrow. You gotta really be conservative to stay in it, or get a faster card. But hey, it's better than nothing.
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GreiverBlade
"priced relatively high (notice the relatively there), at £159 (roughly $212). For these features, I'd prefer to see a $130 price-tag."

so do i ...

Vayra86
This is what a high refresh rate/fast TN should cost - the price of a normal refresh, cheap IPS. Even though only 75hz, but its doubtful this range of buyers will have a GPU for 144hz.
yep .... errrr...
my Philips 1080p TN 1ms 60hz (ok 60hz not 75... and no freesync either) 27" (perfectly fine at that resolution :p ) was 169chf (~171$)

at 212$ you're in the :
Vayra86
Anything more expensive = you've been had.
unless 15hz more is worth 41$ (freesync is free ... and not really a big argument tho, i live fine without both :laugh: but that's just me, furthermore ... i rarely see my 1070 going past 80-90fps at 1440p or 180 at 1080p, 144hz would be too much too :laugh: )

my current 32" Medion still 60hz, could do 75hz iirc, but 1440p IPS 5ms (actually 8ms gtg without overdrive mode on) and still no gimmickSync (ok freesync is free and could be used by greedvidia if they didn't wanted to cling to Gsync to money grab ) is 299chf (~303$ )

soooo that monitor is a in between these two but feature nothing apart freesync and 75hz (rather Freesync tho) to justify a price above my previous screen ... :ohwell:
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