Tuesday, December 3rd 2019

AOC Announces the AGON AG493UCX Monitor: 49" VA, 5120 x 1440, 120 Hz, 1ms, 32:9, FreeSync and DisplayHDR 400

AOC has announced a new addition to their AGON line of gaming monitors in the form of the AGON AG493UCX. This is a beastly monitor with a 49" diagonal and 4K resolution with a Super Ultra-Wide aspect ratio of 32:9 (with a resolution of 5120 x 1440 pixels). The panel type is VA, which promises increased contrast ratios against those typically found in IPS panels (3000:1, in this case). AOC is promising 120 Hz refresh rates with a 1 ms (MPRT) response times with MBR backlight. There is also support for VRR technologies such as FreeSync and G-Sync (compatible).

Display brightness is quoted at 550 cd/m², which is just shy of a DisplayHDR 600 certification, but comfortably achieves the VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification. The monitor isn't a slouch in terms of color display either, being better than your average VA panel: the display is factory-calibrated and ships with a guaranteed dE <2, and coverage for 16.7 millions colors across a 93% DCI-P3 gamut coverage (and 121% sRGB coverage). I/O is handled by 2x DisplayPort 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0, 1x USB type-C, 3x USB ports and 1x an audio output. 2x 5 W speakers are built in to the screen and the stand offers tilt, height and swivel adjustments. No word on pricing as of yet.
Source: TFT Central
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20 Comments on AOC Announces the AGON AG493UCX Monitor: 49" VA, 5120 x 1440, 120 Hz, 1ms, 32:9, FreeSync and DisplayHDR 400

#1
The Quim Reaper
Funny, they show the monitor with a racing game running on it.

...Which is the last type of game you'd want to run on a smeary VA panel.
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#2
kapone32
That curve would create some serious immersion. I guess the technology is not there yet to give us a well priced high specced IPS 4K panel.
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#3
Nater
Why does TechPowerUp insist on calling 1440p monitors 4K monitors? Just stop. It's not even mentioned as 4K in the original Chinese press release, because, newsflash, IT'S NOT A 4K MONITOR.

It's DQHD. Not 4K. DQHD. Not 4k. Say it with me. DQHD. Not 4K.
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IceShroom
Nater
Why does TechPowerUp insist on calling 1440p monitors 4K monitors? Just stop. It's not even mentioned as 4K in the original Chinese press release, because, newsflash, IT'S NOT A 4K MONITOR.

It's DQHD. Not 4K. DQHD. Not 4k. Say it with me. DQHD. Not 4K.
Your are right it is not 4K but 5K.
By your defination cinema 4K actually daul 1080p AKA DFHD (2160/2=1080).
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Nater
IceShroom
Your are right it is not 4K but 5K.
By your defination cinema 4K actually daul 1080p AKA DFHD (2160/2=1080).
DQHD is another stupid industry "standard", I hate that one too. It's using 720 as the baseline for HD, not 1080. Technically correct, but who has ever bought a PC monitor that only did 720 since HD was a thing?

I think everyone can agree though that 4K = 3840 x 2160; Cinema 4k 4096 x 2160. 1440p is not 4K. It's QHD. double wide =Dual Quad HD. 2 times 4 times 720.
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IceShroom
Nater
DQHD is another stupid industry "standard", I hate that one too. It's using 720 as the baseline for HD, not 1080. Technically correct, but who has ever bought a PC monitor that only did 720 since HD was a thing?

I think everyone can agree though that 4K = 3840 x 2160; Cinema 4k 4096 x 2160. 1440p is not 4K. It's QHD. double wide =Dual Quad HD. 2 times 4 times 720.
The reason why we call 4096x2160p 4K is becasuse of 4096 Horizontal pixel not because of the 2160 vertical pixel.
The monitor in here has 5120 Horizontal pixel, so technically it is a 5K monitor.
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IceShroom
The reason why we call 4096x2160p 4K is becasuse of 4096 Horizontal pixel not because of the 2160 vertical pixel.
The monitor in here has 5120 Horizontal pixel, so technically it is a 5K monitor.
You're preaching to the choir man.
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#8
Vayra86
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Why does TechPowerUp insist on calling 1440p monitors 4K monitors? Just stop. It's not even mentioned as 4K in the original Chinese press release, because, newsflash, IT'S NOT A 4K MONITOR.

It's DQHD. Not 4K. DQHD. Not 4k. Say it with me. DQHD. Not 4K.
Man all those HD words.

Just name the god damn resolution width x height. We already have 2K for... what exactly, precisely. 4K is now anything higher than 1440p.. Dafuq is going on. Are we in marketing, or in reality here? Remember HD ready...

IceShroom
The reason why we call 4096x2160p 4K is becasuse of 4096 Horizontal pixel not because of the 2160 vertical pixel.
The monitor in here has 5120 Horizontal pixel, so technically it is a 5K monitor.
No its technically 5120x1440

in marketing it could be 5K. But why even stop there, right? :D

A similar thing is happening with screen diagonals. Since ultrawide people buying 32 inch think they'll get their TV equivalent on a desk. Then they unpack the box and realize they've bought something the size of two soundbars.

EDIT: sand. In your vagina. Yep. Mine too :P
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Vayra86
Man all those HD words.

Just name the god damn resolution H x W. We already have 2K for... what exactly, precisely. 4K is now anything higher than 1440p. Dafuq is going on. Are we in marketing, or in reality here?
No kidding. It's nearly impossible shopping at places like Dell trying to decode all their acronyms. Why it puts so much sand in my vagina seeing a news blurb on what should be a highly respected PC enthusiast website further muddying the waters.
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nickbaldwin86
This is a pretty sweet 5K monitor
It's only 4K. :p
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#12
nickbaldwin86
Nater
It's only 4K. :p
[quote=IceShroom"]The monitor in here has 5120 Horizontal pixel]I knew that and thought 5000+ Horizontal meant 5K so on... 2k is 2000+ etc.... hence the 4k means 4000 :kookoo:

in your mind a 4k monitor is only 2k if you think it is vertical?

I was only making a joke and now I am having to pave facts :fear:

:slap:
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#13
Nater
Yeah I can't keep up anymore.
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#14
skizzo
honestly I was bothered by the fact it was described as a 4K monitor too lol

it seems industry standard in my exposure is using the vertical lines to categorize properly. funny how every 4K monitor on rtings.com is 3840 x 2160. They sure don't list something like 5120 x 1440 as 5k or 4k....because it is just two 2K monitors (and 2K is 2560 x 1440) side by side in a single unit. do the math for pete sake! 2560 * 2 = 5120

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#15
MrAMD
4K? It's 1.5 million pixels away from it. It's not even UHD. More like super duper wide QHD
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#16
Vayra86
nickbaldwin86
I knew that and thought 5000+ Horizontal meant 5K so on... 2k is 2000+ etc.... hence the 4k means 4000 :kookoo:

in your mind a 4k monitor is only 2k if you think it is vertical?

I was only making a joke and now I am having to pave facts :fear:

:slap:
Careful man, its a short road to insanity if you dabble in the Ks.

MrAMD
4K? It's 1.5 million pixels away from it. It's not even UHD. More like super duper wide QHD
SDWQHD?

I'll see myself out now :rolleyes:
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#18
Patriot
Vayra86
SDWQHD?
I'll see myself out now :rolleyes:
Just call it the double wide lol
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#19
moproblems99
Nater
2 times 4 times 720.
That math doesn't work. It would need to be 2 times 4 times 640.

PS: The author's 4K spec was probably a typo and meant to be 5k. Hopefully.
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moproblems99
That math doesn't work. It would need to be 2 times 4 times 640.

PS: The author's 4K spec was probably a typo and meant to be 5k. Hopefully.
Yeah sorry I typed that wrong, it doesn't read right straight math wise.

None of it makes sense because marketing departments got ahold of all this stuff. Why this thread is so fun.
High Definition (HD) = 1280 x 720 at 16:9. 921,600 pixels.
Quad High Definition (QHD) = 2560x1440 at 16:9. 3,686,400 pixels.
3,686,400/921,600 = 4. So there's your "Quad".
Dual Quad High Definition = 5120x1440 and is now 32:9 aspect ratio. 7,372,800 pixels.

So 2 * (4 * HD) =
2 * (4 * 921,600) =
2 * 3,686,400 =
7,372,800

So Mats is spot on. IT'S SEVEN FREAKING KAY! OMGZ. :D
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