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AOC unveils 1080p ‘G90 series’ gaming monitors with 144Hz refresh and AMD FreeSync

While 4K is a popular resolution at the moment, it isn’t always big with PC gamers. Why? Well, UHD can be very taxing on a graphics card, leading to lower frame rate. Not to mention, 4K monitors are still fairly pricey by comparison. Depending on your hardware, you might have a more enjoyable experience using a lower resolution, such as the trusty 1080p. For example, some people would rather get 60fps with 1920×1080 than 30fps with 3840×2160 — I know I would.

Today, AOC unveils a trio of new 1080p gaming monitors that are aimed at PC gamers on a budget. All three feature AMD FreeSync technology, while two of them also have 144Hz refresh for extra-smooth motion. The very small bezels and red color makes them look very attractive too.

“AOC’s G90 series offers models in two sizes: the 24.5-inch AOC G2590VXQ and AOC G2590PX as well as the 27-inch AOC G2790PX. All of them feature a frameless 16:9 Full HD TN panel (1920 x 1080 pixels), a short 1 ms response time to eliminate annoying ghosting effects, a high refresh rate (G2590PX and G2790PX: 144 Hz, G2590VXQ: 75 Hz) and FreeSync support. The latter reduces stuttering, tearing and input lag for an even smoother gaming experience. The AOC Low Input Lag Mode gives gamers an additional edge: it bypasses most of the monitor’s internal video processing, which results in even more responsive gameplay. Titles with a very dark map design especially benefit from the AOC Shadow Control feature: it lightens overly dark screen areas and darkens bright parts without affecting the rest of the screen,” says AOC.

The budget-friendly display-maker further says, “With their simplistic ‘3-sided frameless’ design, the G90 monitors are not only a pleasure to look at. They also let players focus on the game, allowing seamless 3-monitor set-ups for next-level immersion. To protect players’ eyes throughout long gaming hours, the G90 series offers AOC Flicker Free technology against eye fatigue and the AOC Low Blue Light Mode against potential long-term effects from harmful blue light. For a healthy posture while playing, the G2590PX and G2790PX also come with an ergonomic monitor stand which can be adjusted in height, swiveled, tilted and rotated (pivot). For a fast and easy setup at LAN parties, esports tournaments and other gaming events, the stands of all G90 models can be mounted and removed within seconds – without using a screwdriver. Thanks to built-in stereo speakers, users can enjoy games and entertainment without additional speaker or headphone solutions.”

 

 

Model

G2590VXQ

G2590PX

G2790PX

Display

24.5-inch (62.2 cm) TN
@ 75 Hz

24.5-inch (62.2 cm) TN
@ 144 Hz

27-inch (68.6 cm) TN
@ 144 Hz

Resolution

1920 x 1080

1920 x 1080

1920 x 1080

Sync technology

FreeSync
(30-75Hz range)

FreeSync
(30-144Hz range)

FreeSync
(30-144Hz range)

Connectors

2 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
1 x VGA
Audio out

2 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
1 x VGA
USB 3.0
Audio out

2 x HDMI

1 x DisplayPort

1 x VGA

USB 3.0
Audio out

Features

3-sided frameless
Simple stand
Stereo speakers
1 ms GtG response time

3-sided frameless
Ergonomic stand
Stereo speakers
1 ms GtG response time

3-sided frameless

Ergonomic stand

Stereo speakers

1 ms GtG response time

Launch in Europe

January 2018

February 2018

December 2017

MSRP

£159

£249

£309

 

Unfortunately, as of now, AOC will apparently only be selling these models in Europe. The G2790PX can be had immediately, while the G2590VXQ will hit stores in January and the G2590PX will follow in February. The G2590PX would be my choice amongst the three because 27-inch is a bit too large for 1080p — the 24.5-inch size coupled with 144Hz refresh should be the sweet spot. Hopefully AOC will eventually deliver these to the USA too.

 

 

betanews.com
121/18/2017

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