Could you think about Maverick gaming at 60Hz, and even 120Hz? Neither can AOC, which at present unveiled a brand new gaming monitor primarily geared toward esports gamers who’ve a severe want for pace. The Agon Pro AG274QS solutions that decision with a depraved quick 300Hz refresh fee, and it achieves that pace at a local 2560×1440 (QHD) display screen decision.
Naturally you will must carry some heavy GPU firepower to push anyplace near 300 frames per second on a 1440p panel. However, lots of standard esports video games are overly demanding on GPU {hardware}, so pushing past the bounds of 60 fps and even into triple-digit body fee territory will not be unparalleled nowadays.
It additionally helps that AMD and NVIDIA are pushing upscaling applied sciences similar to FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) and Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS), respectively. Same goes for Intel with its Xe Super Sampling (XeSS). None of those applied sciences are precisely the identical, however all of them allow higher efficiency at increased resolutions than native rendering.
“By having more than twice the refresh rate of common 144 Hz gaming monitors, the AG274QS displays more frames each second, rendering the action with more fluidity and accuracy. Especially in fps games where milliseconds matter, the quicker the user can see an opponent peeking around a corner, or the faster they can track opponents’ erratic movements in time, the swifter they can react and get the upper hand in competition,” AOC says.
The AG274QS is constructed round a 27-inch In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel wrapped in a three-sided “frameless” design. There is really a body, it is simply extremely skinny, making it appropriate for multi-monitor configurations.
AOC hasn’t shared the complete spec sheet but, however it’s providing up some extra vitals, together with a 1ms gray-to-gray (GtG) response time, or 0.5ms if utilizing the Moving Picture Response Time (MPRT) metric. The AG274QS additionally boasts a peak 600 nits brightness ranking and is DisplayHDR 600 licensed.
Other options embody a “sturdy metal stand” with peak, tilt, swivel, and pivot changes; customizable RGB lighting; built-in audio system (2x 5W); an built-in headset holder; and 4 USB 3.2 ports.
The want for pace does not come low cost with this one—it is launching in Europe this month for £929.99, which works out to round $1,170 in US forex. There’s no point out on when or if AOC may also launch the Agon Pro AG274QS within the US.