Using a high refresh rate monitor certainly does offer a far better experience than being limited to only 60Hz. But there is always a disadvantage to it in the form of picture quality. As TN panels are the only display technology that can achieve high refresh rate. That also comes with poor viewing angles and color quality.
AOC announced their two new upcoming high refresh rate monitors. Which provides the best of both world under AGON gaming brand. Which includes AMD FreeSync 2 and Nvidia G-Sync supported monitors. Aside from that both the monitors would have support for blazing fast 0.5ms responsible time. And will support a resolution of 2560 x 1440 at 144/165Hz refresh rate. The AMD FreeSynnc 2 version AGON model will be known as the AOC AG273QCX. That comes equipped with a 27 inch display with support for 144Hz refresh rate. While the new AMD FreeSync 2 technology also support HDR.
On the other hand the Nvidia G-Sync model will be known as AOC AG273QCG. That will also come equipped with a 27 inch display but the supported refresh rate is higher at 165Hz. Though users who opt for the G-Sync won’t get HDR support. While the pricing on both the AMD FreeSync 2 and Nvidia G-Sync models will be $700 and $824 respectively. Users who are interested can get their hands on one next year starting in April and May 2018.
These two new offerings from AOC do seems the best bang for the buck. As currently high end gaming monitor do not come with an affordable price tag. Though what’s great about the AMD FreeSync 2 version is its support for HDR. Which should offer a wider color gamut for its users. That combined with the current AMD VEGA 56 and 64 variants will make up for a great investment in AMD supported hardware.
What do you think about investing in high refresh rate monitors. Is it worth your money or just for show?