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AOC announces AGON AG251FG gaming monitor with G-Sync

by Mark Tyson on 23 May 2017, 13:31


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Today AOC has launched yet another of its AGON gaming monitors. The AOC AGON AG251FG with Nvidia G-Sync might look and sound familiar to regular HEXUS readers. That's because it has the same size, design, and has almost the same product name as an AMD FreeSync gaming monitor launched last November, the AOC AGON AG251FZ. Both claim to be premium gaming monitors with 240Hz maximum refresh rates and 1ms response times.

According to the email I received from AOC today, various product pages and downloads, the new AGON AG251FG gaming monitor is based upon a 24.5-inch Full-HD TN panel (16:9 format, 1920 x 1080 pixels) display panel. Furthermore, Alfonso Clemente, Product Manager at AOC, referred to the new AGON AG251FG as an "Nvidia G-Sync enabled version of our award winning 240Hz monitor," suggesting it's based upon the same core spec. Unfortunately there are some online tech specs that say it sports a 2560 x 1440 pixel display panel, so I have contacted AOC to clear this up as it's an important discrepancy.

With the Nvidia G-Sync hardware module built-in and variable refresh rates between 48 - 240Hz at 1080p, AOC asserts the AGON AG251FG gaming monitor "is the perfect choice for gamers with NVIDIA graphics cards". In addition the Nvidia ULMB (ultra-low motion blur) functionality and 1ms response rate mean that this display will minimise the chance of any motion blur and ghosting, whatever game you play. In darker gaming titles AOC Shadow Control helps you pick out movement in the low-light areas without resulting in washed-out imagery.

Helping your peepers stay comfortable over protracted gaming sessions AOC deploys AOC Flicker Free technology and AOC Low Blue Light mode. Further comfort is aided by the AOC Ergo Dial Base, allowing for height (with scale), tilt and swivel adjustment.

AOC AGON AG251FG specs from the press release email are as follows:

  • Model: AG251FG
  • Display: 24.5-inch TN @ 240 Hz
  • Viewing Angle: 170/160
  • Resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
  • Sync technology: G-SYNC
  • Scanning Frequency: H=30~275KHz (DP)/ V=48~240Hz (DP)
  • Brightness: 400cd/m2
  • Signal input: 1 x HDMI, 1 x DisplayPort, 4 x USB 3.0
  • Audio out: Microphone in/out
  • Power consumption: On = 47W, off/standby = 0.5W
  • Special features: Ergonomic stand, Nvidia ULMB mode, 2W Stereo speakers, 1ms response time, Vesa 100x100 mount

If you are interested in this new G-Sync monitor you will have to wait until August for release, says AOC. The RRP in the UK is set at £519.

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Call me silly, but what is the antenna looking think sticking out above the i/o?
Somewhere to hang your headphones I think.
Display panel native resolution has been confirmed to be 1920 x 1080
Really? I don't think many will be paying £500 for a TN 1080 monitor even if it has a GHz refresh rate.
This product is obviously aimed to specific gamers who finds it essential to have more than the already amazing 120 hz refresh rate. But for most other gamers, they would rather look for a 1440p ips panel at 120 hz at this price point.