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AOC G2790PX Preview: 144Hz FreeSync Gaming Monitor (AOC G2590PX, AOC G2590VXQ)

By December 20, 2017 No Comments

AOC G90 G2790PX

Introduction

Apart from announcing the cutting-edge 0.5 response time speed gaming monitors and closely following Acer and ASUS state-of-the-art displays with the AOC AGON 3 AG273UG and AOC AG353UCG models expected in 2018, AOC also plans to release new budget-friendly gaming monitors.

The AOC G90 line of monitors consists of the AOC G2590PX, AOC G2790PX, and AOC G2590VXQ all of which feature a TN panel with 1ms response time, 1080p resolution, and AMD FreeSync technology. The first two only differ in size and offer 144Hz refresh rate as opposed to the 75Hz of the AOC G2590VXQ.

Image Quality

All of the AOC G90 gaming monitors feature TN-based panels which will provide gamers with the rapid 1ms response time speed for minimal motion blur and ghosting of the fast moving objects, making them ideal for competitive and professional FPS gaming.

Such speed comes at a cost, however. The viewing angles of TN panels are 170°/160°, so you can expect color and contrast shifts when the image is viewed from certain angles. Alas, as long as you’re sitting right in front of the monitor, the picture will be top-notch.

The AOC G2590PX, AOC G2790PX, and AOC G2590VXQ offer Full HD 1920×1080 screen resolution which provides decent image quality and more importantly, allows you to achieve those high frame rates without requiring too powerful CPU and GPU. These are budget gaming monitors, after all.

The AOC G2790PX 144Hz gaming monitor will have the least appealing picture due to its big monitor size for such resolution which in turn results in a low pixel density and a somewhat pixelated image quality.

Features

Just like the previous AOC gaming monitors, features such as Low Input Lag Mode and AOC Shadow Control will be available.

The former allows the display to bypass certain image post-processing and further reduce input lag for a more responsive gameplay while the latter alters the display’s gamma in order to lighten up the dark areas in games and allow you to better distinguish objects in shadows.

AMD FreeSync is supported by all AOC G90 monitors with a surprisingly wide dynamic refresh rate range. The AOC G2590PX and AOC G2790PX FreeSync range amounts to 30-144Hz while the more affordable AOC G2590VXQ also has a great 30-75Hz range with LFC (Low Framerate Compensation) support.

Design & Connectivity

The design of the AOC G90 monitors consists of narrow bezels, matte screen coating, easily detachable stand, and VESA mount compatibility. The AOC G2790PX and AOC G2590PX 144Hz gaming monitors will have full ergonomic support (tilt, pivot, swivel, height adjustment) while the AOC G2590VXQ is tilt-only.

Connectivity includes two HDMI ports, a DisplayPort, a VGA, an audio line-out, and an audio line-in for the integrated speakers. Unlike the AOC G2590VXQ 1080p display, the AOC G2790PX and G2590PX will also feature a USB 3.0 hub.

Price & Availability

The AOC G2790PX is already available for £309 (which roughly converts to ~$410) while the AOC G2590PX will be available in February for ~$330 and the AOC G2590VXQ in January, priced at ~$200. No information is available yet regarding the US release date and pricing.

The previous G-series AOC G2460PF is one of the more affordable 144Hz gaming monitors which has proven excellent performance and value/price.

If you’re looking for similar display to the AOC G2790PX, check out the Acer XG270HU 1440p 144Hz 1ms gaming monitor with AMD FreeSync. You can also check out all available gaming monitors arranged by refresh rate.

Conclusion

AOC is definitely bringing in some exciting gaming monitors we weren’t expecting while the G90 series is a welcome addition for those with a tighter budget. We’re especially glad to see the wide FreeSync dynamic ranges, finally, among these budget-friendly gaming monitors.

AOC G2790PX Specifications
Screen Size27-inch
Resolution1920x1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypeTN
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate144Hz
Response Time1ms (GtG)
Adaptive SyncFreeSync (30Hz-144Hz)
SpeakersYes
PortsDisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 1.4, VGA
Other PortsUSB 3.0 Hub, Headphone Jack
VESAYes (100x100mm)
AOC G2590PX Specifications
Screen Size24.5-inch
Resolution1920x1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypeTN
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate144Hz
Response Time1ms (GtG)
Adaptive SyncFreeSync (30Hz-144Hz)
SpeakersYes
PortsDisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 1.4, VGA
Other PortsUSB 3.0 Hub, Headphone Jack
VESAYes (100x100mm)
AOC G2590VXQ Specifications
Screen Size24.5-inch
Resolution1920x1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypeTN
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate75Hz
Response Time1ms (GtG)
Adaptive SyncFreeSync (30Hz-75Hz)
PortsDisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 1.4, VGA
Other PortsHeadphone Jack
VESAYes (100x100mm)

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