Thursday, April 11th 2019

AOC Readying New AGON 353-series - 4K HDR 1000 Gaming @ 200 Hz

AOC is readying the next generation of their enthusiast-gaming AGON line. The 353 series supersedes the 352 series launched in February last year, and keeps the 35" diagonal of its previous iteration. The specs are up there with the best available for what a VA panel can offer: 4K resolution, 1000 nits peak brightness in HDR mode, 1 ms (MTRT response time, or a rated 4 ms GtG) and a 200 Hz maximum refresh rate with support for AMD's FreeSync 2 or NIDIA's G-Sync HDR. There's also 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space, if color accuracy is a must.

The AGON 353-series will be available in two models, for either AMD FreeSync 2 or NVIDIA G-SyncHDR certification. AG353UCG featuring NVIDIA's G-Sync HDR as well as another one supporting AMD's FreeSync 2 HDR. The G-Sync HDR version, however, will be carrying a 512-zone full array local dimming for increased contrast. Connectors include HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4, and a four port USB 3.1 (5 Gbps) HUB. The NVIDIA G-Sync version is expected to launch around June this year; no word on the AMD equivalent. No word on pricing either, but don't expect these (particularly the NVIDIA one, with its full array local dimming) to come cheap.
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30 Comments on AOC Readying New AGON 353-series - 4K HDR 1000 Gaming @ 200 Hz

#2
Fatalfury
Good monitor .. but whats with the Skinny Stand
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#3
cucker tarlson
Fatalfury, post: 4028757, member: 177174"
Good monitor .. but whats with the Skinny Stand
yup,it looks ridiculous
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#4
Xaled
It is 3K, not 4K
If I didn't miss anything it is Still an amazing montior though
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#5
BakerMan1971
wow, great looking monitor, but I just offloaded £320 on a 32" curved G1!
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#6
Valantar
Xaled, post: 4028769, member: 158027"
It is 3K, not 4K
If I didn't miss anything it is Still an amazing montior though
There is no such thing as "3k". This is UWQHD (ultra-wide quad HD) or 21:9 1440p.

It definitely isn't 4k either, though.
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#7
dj-electric
cucker tarlson, post: 4028756, member: 173472"
3440x1440 is uwqhd not 4K.
How dare you tell me that 4.9MP isn't like 8.2MP resolution

:laugh:
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#8
Valantar
dj-electric, post: 4028779, member: 87186"
How dare you tell me that 4.9MP isn't like 8.2MP resolution

:laugh:
I mean, if it was above 5 MP we could at least call it a rounding error.
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#9
Xaled
Valantar, post: 4028777, member: 171585"
There is no such thing as "3k". This is UWQHD (ultra-wide quad HD) or 21:9 1440p.

It definitely isn't 4k either, though.
3k may not be an official naming as 4k. But it is used just like 2k.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwiEv-SoqMjhAhWFYVAKHY1iANkQzPwBegQIARAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.newegg.com%2FProduct%2FProductList.aspx%3FDescription%3D3k%2520monitor%26Submit%3DENE&psig=AOvVaw3ozi5VK5Aic2IuodeIsMcS&ust=1555081542544582
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#10
Gasaraki
dj-electric, post: 4028779, member: 87186"
How dare you tell me that 4.9MP isn't like 8.2MP resolution

:laugh:
Valantar, post: 4028783, member: 171585"
I mean, if it was above 5 MP we could at least call it a rounding error.
Xaled, post: 4028769, member: 158027"
It is 3K, not 4K
If I didn't miss anything it is Still an amazing montior though
I don't think you guys know what a 4K monitor means...

4K is not the total amount of pixels. 3840x2160 resolution - is 4 times the resolution of 1920x1080 and the 3840 pixels is close to 4000. However, technically these monitors are supposed to be called UHD <Ultra HD> monitors not 4K. True 4K monitors have a resolution of 4096 × 2160 cause 4096 pixels is "4K".

Xaled, post: 4028794, member: 158027"
3k may not be an official naming as 4k. But it is used just like 2k.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwiEv-SoqMjhAhWFYVAKHY1iANkQzPwBegQIARAC&url=https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Description=3k%20monitor&Submit=ENE&psig=AOvVaw3ozi5VK5Aic2IuodeIsMcS&ust=1555081542544582
2K is not a an official naming also. No one says 2K monitor. Please stop it.



Anyway, the specs are crazy good but the price is going to hurt, guessing around ~$2000 USD. I already have an Ultrawide and was waiting for this. So now it finally comes out after a year and a half after teasing from both ASUS and ACER. Now AOC is beating them to the punch.
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#12
king of swag187
Valantar, post: 4028777, member: 171585"
There is no such thing as "3k". This is UWQHD (ultra-wide quad HD) or 21:9 1440p.

It definitely isn't 4k either, though.
2K is 1080P, 3K is ~1440P (UW), 4K is 2160P
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#13
holyprof
Great, now waiting for a GPU to drive that "UWQHD" monitor's full resolution at 200 FPS ... hell, my 1080 is hard pressed to keep 70FPS on some games @1920x1080. For that monstrous combination of resolution and refresh frequency i'll need something 8 times as fast.
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#14
Mats
Gasaraki, post: 4028801, member: 168493"
4K is not the total amount of pixels. 3840x2160 resolution - is 4 times the resolution of 1920x1080 and the 3840 pixels is close to 4000.
That doesn't really explain the "K" though.

If it's meant to be read 4000 it should be 4k, in lower case..

4K just means 4 Kelvin, that's pretty cold.. :roll:
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#15
Metroid
4k with 4:4:4 chroma and 200hz hehe, that a bit ahead of our time i guess. We have to be happy with the 3440x1440 for now. 4k 200hz only in 3 years or so.
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#17
jmcslob
Nice monitor.
Very Nice.
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#18
Valantar
Gasaraki, post: 4028801, member: 168493"
I don't think you guys know what a 4K monitor means...

4K is not the total amount of pixels. 3840x2160 resolution - is 4 times the resolution of 1920x1080 and the 3840 pixels is close to 4000. However, technically these monitors are supposed to be called UHD <Ultra HD> monitors not 4K. True 4K monitors have a resolution of 4096 × 2160 cause 4096 pixels is "4K".
You might want to reread those posts to see what they're actually about ... Humor ≠ unambiguous explanation of the features of a thing. And counting pixels is a perfectly fine way to tell if something isn't 4k, even if it's not sufficient to tell if it is.

Also, if you want to get technical, UHD is the correct term for "consumer 4k", but the "real" 4k is called DCI 4K, not just 4k. "4k" for consumer naming has stuck as UHD is clumsy (and easily confused with marketing names like "SUHD" and so on) and 2160p is too difficult to remember. "4k" is easier, so it stuck, even if it's wrong.
Gasaraki, post: 4028801, member: 168493"
2K is not a an official naming also. No one says 2K monitor. Please stop it.
Well, it is an official naming, actually. DCI 2k is 2048 × 1080 pixels and was the digital cinema standard before DCI 4k became common. You're right in saying that there's no consumer monitor resolution called 2k, though, and people insisting on calling 1440p "2k" for some reason are ... using the wrong terminology.

king of swag187, post: 4028814, member: 180102"
2K is 1080P, 3K is ~1440P (UW), 4K is 2160P
The "Xk" naming is supposed to approximate the number of horizontal pixels in the stated resolution at a 16:9 aspect ratio (other aspect ratios are typically designated by adding the vertical pixel count, such as 4kx4k). Defining something called "3k" at 1440p ultrawide makes zero sense as it's not comparable to other things called by the same name. 1440p ultrawide is 1440p ultrawide.
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#19
nemesis.ie
The other issue with this is that it's G-sync.
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#20
HimymCZe
Fatalfury, post: 4028757, member: 177174"
Good monitor .. but whats with the Skinny Stand
cucker tarlson, post: 4028758, member: 173472"
yup,it looks ridiculous
as long as it have VESA, stand doesnt matter
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#21
Valantar
nemesis.ie, post: 4029003, member: 22637"
The other issue with this is that it's G-sync.
There's a FreeSync 2 version as well (mentioned early in the news post), but details and the launch date for that seem to be vague/missing.
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#22
GeorgeMan
Waaay too late. I had been waiting for such a monitor for like 1,5 year, but decided to pull the trigger and get an Alienware AW3418DW and I'm super happy with it. Of course I'm going to keep it for at least 6-7 years.
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#23
cucker tarlson
HimymCZe, post: 4029004, member: 168756"
as long as it have VESA, stand doesnt matter
for you maybe :rolleyes:
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#24
silapakorn
They should also make a 32" and non-curved variation. Not everyone's into ultrawide.
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#25
Caring1
cucker tarlson, post: 4029123, member: 173472"
for you maybe :rolleyes:
Google Vesa monitor stands, theres plenty out there to choose from if you select images.
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