AOC AGON AG251FZ Claims Fastest Gaming Monitor Title

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    Being a VA guy, I can’t put this down on my list, but those of you who are less concerned about panel types and more anxious about refresh rate and response times may be interested in this model. The AG251FZ goes up to 240Hz and has a GTG response of 1ms.

    The ultra-fast 25-inch panel upon which the AG251FZ is based is of the TN type. As mentioned above, its maximum vertical refresh rate is 240Hz. Red team gamers will be happy to know that the monitor is FreeSync compatible with the panel being able to adjust between that 240Hz headline figure down as low as 48Hz. Combined with its fast response time you should be graced with smooth, stutter and tear free gaming, as long as the rest of your PC is up to scratch. If you need some oil on that butter, AOC additionally includes a low-input-lag gaming mode. Other key specs of the AOC AGON AG251FZ are its 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution with 16:9 ratio. It offers 16.7 million colours, brightness of 400cd/m2, contrast ratio of 1000:1, plus decent viewing angles of 170/160.
     
  2. LigTasm

    LigTasm [H]ardness Supreme

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    Good, goooooood. Let the hertz flow through you.
     
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  3. M76

    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I saw what freesync is capable of. As the fps gets closer to the low end of the freesync range the brightness of the screen starts dimming between each frame. I'd rather have stutter and tearing. Not that any of those would be noticable at 240hz anyway. Tearing and stutter is only a problem with 60Hz monitors, with 120 or 144hz the effects are negligible of either.
     
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  4. oldmanbal

    oldmanbal [H]ard|Gawd

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    1080 makes babies cry. even integrated can run at 1080 these days. . .but i guess if you're just trying to pwn nubs in cs it doesn't matter if it looks good.
     
  5. dgz

    dgz [H]ardness Supreme

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    This man knows what's up. As opposed to the one who posted right after him.

    I will never go back to 60Hz. Did that when I moved from my CRT to a VA LCD. I hated almost every gaming minute of it. Made me stop playing Quake for quite some time.

    And with the Doom? Ye, that would be a pain to play at anything below 120 fps. Not with my style anyway. That air control rune + double jump = madness. MP is a lot slower, though. Crazy but it's the truth.

    Sadly I don't have enough room for two monitors. Tempting, though.
     
  6. Simmonz

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    I have no doubt that many GPUs can give decent FPS at 1080 but I am not seeing many give a minimum of 60 FPS on many AAA titles. Let's face it that's the goal of a monitor like this. I have a 144 Hz monitor and if a game goes below 60 FPS I put it on the backlog until I have better hardware. For those who want to compromise there are 144 Hz options that do 1440P.
     
  7. LigTasm

    LigTasm [H]ardness Supreme

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    Out of the 7 Freesync monitors I've owned, none of them exhibited this behavior. I've never seen it written about in a review either. Which monitor was it? Than again, Freesync sucks within spitting distance of its lower limit anyways so I guess it doesn't matter.
     
  8. Dave3d

    Dave3d Limp Gawd

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    Ugggg.
    More (4k) TV 'monitors'.
    I would rather a real 120hz Monitor, than a fake tv-like 240hz that scales up and down and just makes the game stutter if the video card cant keep up, or if the monitor cant keep up.
    And, I really wish 16:10 would make a comeback also. These 16:9 monitors suck at a foot and a half away.
    :(
     
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    i don't know how noticeable it was to the naked eyes but display brightness do changes with variable refresh rates due to variable frequency. this is the very reason why adaptive sync (or nvidia Gsync) cannot be used for VR display. most people might not notice this on regular monitor but for some people that are more 'sensitive' to it might notice.
     
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    Ah I see, its not flickering the backlight its just having to wait a long time for an update. The pixels then begin to bleed back to white (off) and the display is forced to refresh them. The backlight doesn't change in intensity, that is something associated with lightboost or other strobing methods. Thats why I was confused about what you were saying.

    I get that a lot in game menus with both gsync and freesync, but rarely in game.
     
  11. M76

    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Samsung U28D590D
     
  12. Advil

    Advil [H]ard|Gawd

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    There are two things I'm never going back to on my gaming screens: TN panels and 1080p.

    In fact, over the last year I have about decided I'm never buying a TN panel again for anything. I'm even converting my cheap test bench monitors at work to IPS or PLS simply because the viewing angles and readability are so ridiculously better no matter how it's oriented on a table while you work.

    Some things are just BETTER. And with 24" 1080p IPS/PLS/VA panels being $100 flat now... why would you not be using one for 99% of tasks?

    The only question that I want to know is which technologies are going to get us to 1ms or better screens that are NOT TN?
     
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    I've never noticed any significant difference between TN an IPS panels as far as usability goes. Even when switching back and forth between them during work. But the dimming with freesync drove me mad, that hardly anyone notices it seems. Guess people are different. I'm sick and tired of IPS people looking down at us TN peasants.
     
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    I don't understand why Samsung or LG won't release a monitor that uses the same panels as their high end TVs. 240hz, wide colour gamuts, fast response times and high contrast ratios are old news in that market.

    PC monitors are largely about 3 or 4 years behind the LCD TV market.