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AOC G2590FX Preview: Budget 1080p 144Hz 1ms FreeSync Gaming Monitor

By May 30, 2018 No Comments
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Introduction

AOC has released a new gaming monitor dubbed as the AOC G2590FX which is aimed at entry-level FPS gamers.

Equipped with a 144Hz refresh rate, a 1ms response time speed, and Full HH resolution, the monitor will provide its users with everything they need for a responsive and smooth gameplay experience.

Other goods include a versatile connectivity and a plethora of features including AMD FreeSync with a wide 30-144Hz dynamic range.

Image Quality

The AOC G2590FX 144Hz gaming monitor is based on a TN panel with 8-bit color depth (6-bit + FRC), 96% sRGB color gamut, 400-nit peak brightness, and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio; all of which is pretty standard for a budget 144Hz monitor.

Although the Full HD resolution, 1920×1080, is far from innovative, it will provide you with a crisp image and more importantly, it will allow you to reach those 144 FPS more easily as it’s not demanding.

The TN panel of the AOC G2590FX display may offer washed out colors in comparison to the IPS and VA panels, but it provides you with a much faster response time speed which will eliminate ghosting and motion blur in fast-paced games.

Another drawback of TN panels are the viewing angles with 170° horizontally and 160° vertically which means that the picture will shift in color and contrast when it’s viewed from off-angles though this won’t affect the gamer sitting in front of the screen.

Features

The AOC G2590FX 1080p monitor packs a bunch of features including ‘Shadow Control’ which allows you to quickly adjust the gamma curve on a scale 0-100 to increase the visibility in dark scenes.

Next, the monitor offers pre-calibrated picture presets (FPS, RTS, Racing) as well as three customizable Gamer profiles. There’s also the Low Input Lag mode which decreases input lag by bypassing certain image post-processing.

Additionally, you will find the Overdrive setting with three levels which can further increase the response time speed. The monitor is also flicker-free and has a built-in low blue light filter so that you can game for hours without straining your eyes.

If you have a FreeSync-compatible AMD graphics card, you will be to unleash the full potential of the AOC G2590FX monitor. AMD FreeSync synchronizes the display’s refresh rate with the GPU’s frame rate within the dynamic range (30Hz-144Hz) and by doing so, eliminates screen tearing and stuttering without affecting input lag.

Design & Connectivity

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The design of the AOC G2590FX monitor is rather modern with ultra-thin bezels on all sides except at the bottom where you will find a bit thicker bezel in a red color which indicates that the monitor’s intended for gamers.

There are also 100 x 100mm holes for the VESA mount, but the monitor is tilt-only by -5/23 degrees.

When it comes to connectivity, there’s a DisplayPort 1.2, two HDMI 1.4, a VGA, a headphone jack, and two 2W speakers. AMD FreeSync works over both HDMI and DP ports with a 30Hz-146Hz range.

Price & Similar Monitors

The AOC G2590FX price is £219.99 MSRP which roughly converts to ~$300 though the price will likely be considerably lower for the US market.

The AOC G90 series also features the AOC G2590PX and the AOC G2790PX which are basically identical monitors but with added ergonomic support (height, swivel, and pivot) and a quad-USB 3.0 hub.

Conclusion

So, what exactly makes the AOC G2590FX any different from the already released and popular 144Hz models such as the ASUS VG248QE, the AOC G2460PF, and the ViewSonic XG2402, to name a few.

Well, for starters, you get a half-inch larger screen. You get richer connectivity including the DisplayPort 1.2 which isn’t usually featured on entry-level 144Hz gaming monitors and lastly, the FreeSync dynamic range is 30-144Hz which is the most welcome change as the standard range is 48-144Hz.

AOC G2590FX Specifications
Screen Size24.5-inch
Resolution1920x1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypeTN
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate144Hz
Response Time1ms (GtG)
Adaptive SyncFreeSync (30Hz-146Hz)
Speakers2x2W
PortsDisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 1.4, VGA
Other PortsHeadphone Jack
Brightness400 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio1000:1 (static)
Colors16.7 million (6-bit + FRC)
VESAYes (100x100mm)

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