AOC will soon showcase its latest addition to the AGON series of monitors, the AOC AG352UCG6 which is essentially the Black Edition of the already released AOC AG352UCG 100Hz ultrawide gaming monitor with the same specifications including the 3440×1440 UWQHD resolution, VA panel, Nvidia G-SYNC, and 100Hz native refresh rate.
Apart from the difference in design and the extra 20Hz when overclocked, there seem to be no other improvements, which is a shame since what the AOC AG352UCG really needs is Nvidia’s ULMB (Ultra Low Motion Blur) technology.
The AOC AG352UCG6 is based on the same VA panel as its previous model as well as the Acer Predator Z35P. The specifications of the panel include 2,500:1 static contrast ratio, 300-nit peak brightness, 178-degree viewing angles, true 8-bit color depth with 100% sRGB color gamut, and lastly, a 4ms response time speed.
While the crisp 3440×1440 resolution, the aggressive 1800R curvature of the giant 35-inch screen, and the true blacks of the VA panel make for an immersive viewing experience, ghosting in fast-paced games is still the deal breaker for most gamers.
Even at 120 FPS and with the enabled overdrive settings, motion blur is prominent as pixels take considerably longer to change colors than it’s the case with the TN and even IPS panel monitors. This is why Nvidia’s ULMB technology or any motion blur reduction feature for that matter, would’ve been a great addition to the AOC AG352UCG6. Both the AG352UCG and the Z35P models lack ULMB as well.
Just like its predecessor, the AOC AGON AG352UCG6 120Hz gaming monitor will provide you with AOC’s i-Menu and eSaver software which allow you to adjust OSD (On-Screen Display) settings in a desktop application as well as to configure screensavers, power saving, etc.
More importantly for gamers, there’s the AOC Shadow Control feature which increases the visibility of objects in dark areas of games by altering the gamma curve. Additionally, the Game Mode feature consists of pre-calibrated picture presets for FPS, RTS, Racing game genres as well as a user-customizable profile.
At the back of the monitor and under the bottom bezel are RGB LED strips which can add ambient lighting by shining in red, green, or blue color.
Design & Connectivity
The AOC AGON AG352UCG6 monitor features premium build quality with versatile ergonomics including swivel, tilt, height adjustment, and VESA mount compatibility. The display connectors include an HDMI 1.4 and a DisplayPort 1.2 with the 30-120Hz G-SYNC range. Although not officially confirmed, the new model will most likely offer a dual-USB 3.0 hub and integrated speakers like the previous model.
Price & Availability
The AOC AGON AG352UCG6 price is unknown at the moment while it should be available for purchase sometime in May 2018. You will be able to check out the monitor at Intel Extreme Masters tournament in Katowice which takes place on 24-25 February and 2-6 March.
The previous model, the AOC AG352UCG is available for $800 at the moment (February 2018) while the Acer Predator Z35P has a considerably heftier price tag at $1,200.
While the darker design of the AOC AGON AG352UCG6, as well as the slightly higher overclockable refresh rate, is a welcome change, it’s disappointing that the new model won’t get what it truly needs – motion blur reduction. With the release date of the revolutionary 4K 144Hz and 3440×1440 200Hz HDR gaming monitors drawing nearer, it seems unlikely that people will be getting any of these three ultra-wide monitors instead of saving up for one of the upcoming displays.
|AOC AGON AG352UCG6 Specifications|
|Aspect Ratio||21:9 (UltraWide)|
|Response Time||4ms (GtG)|
|Ports||DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4|
|Other Ports||2xUSB 3.0, Headphone Jack|
|Contrast Ratio||2500:1 (static)|
|Colors||16.7 million (true 8-bit)|