AOC presented four new monitors of the Agon 3 series at Gamescom 2017. The AOC Agon AG273UG and the AOC Agon AG353UCG are already available since 2018. The two other models of the series, the AOC Agon AG273QCG and the AOC Agon AG273QCX are now available with more than one year delay.
Both monitors offer a 27-inch diagonal with WQHD resolution (2,560 × 1,440 pixels) and a curved panel.
The design of all Agon 3 Series monitors is relatively similar. The monitors are in plain black with no colour accents. The design is loosened up by a ring-shaped RGB lighting on the back. The design of the AG273QCG was awarded the Red Dot Design Award 2018.
AOC Agon AG273QCG – 27 inch with 165 Hz and G-Sync
The AG273QCG addresses users with Nvidia graphics cards thanks to its G-Sync support. The response time is 1 ms (grey to grey) and the refresh rate 165 Hz. The maximum brightness of the TN panel of 400 cd/m² is good, but not outstanding.
Nvidia’s G-Sync technology is designed to prevent ingame jerking and tearing at low frame rates. In addition, the monitor also offers two integrated loudspeakers, each with two watts of power, which are DTS certified.
AOC Agon AG273QCX – 27-inch with 144 Hz and FreeSync 2
Technically the AOC Agon AG273QCX is similar to the AOC Agon AG273QCG. Instead of Nvidia’s G-Sync, AMD FreeSync 2 is offered here. Instead of a TN panel, a 144 Hz VA panel has been installed, which also enables a response time of 1 ms (grey to grey) thanks to its stroboscopic technology.
Compared to the TN panel, the maximum viewing angle of up to 178 degrees is significantly higher. In addition, the DTS-certified loudspeakers are also stronger with two five-watt outputs. The contrast ratio is 3,000 to 1. 90 percent of the large DCI-P3 color space is covered.
AMD Freesync 2’s Low Framerate Compensation reduces input lagg, which is annoying with fast games, and prevents jerking and learning.